If the premier is listening to the NDP and PCers at Queen’s Park she will back off on the array of taxes she has discussed to finance the construction of subways. Both the Conservatives and New Democrats have said they won’t support any effort by the minority Liberal government to raise taxes on people to pay for public transit. The budget comes down next Thursday and Ms. Wynne was trying to win votes outside Toronto this day by promising a $100 million fund to build roads and bridges in rural and northern Ontario.
It’s noted in the Post Magazine that the chocolate shop known as Xococava in the Delisle Court will close on May 17, 2013. The owner, Chris McDonald, who is also the owner of Cava restaurant, told the Post that he has “other projects in the works.” A wine store will be taking Xococava’s place in the Delisle Court.
The first of two walking tours guided by Jane Pitfield and Geoff Kettel gets going at 1.30 this Sunday, April 28, 2013, outside the library at 165 McRae Drive. This the official Layers of Leaside Historical Walking Tour and takes in points of interest in a two hour walk. Next Saturday, May 4 at 1.30 to 3.30 is the Layers of Thorncliffe Park Historical Walking Tour also guided by Jane and Geoff. It begins at Jenner Jean-Marie Community Centre/Thorncliffe Library, 48 Thorncliffe Park Drive
There was a champagne toast to the new LCBO at Bayview Ave. and Millwood Road Friday morning before regular customers were allowed to come in. A party of about 150 officials and business contacts gathered at the store about 9 a.m.. and then, as the clerks said, everyone was “kicked out”” so the place could start to do some business.
Toronto Police Service report: A 36 year old female reports that on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at approximately 1630 hours (4.30 pm) she was in the area of Eglinton Avenue East and Bayview Avenue when she was approached from behind by an unknown male suspect. The suspect pushed the victim and pulled her purse from her right shoulder. The suspect fled the scene northbound on Hanna Road. No injuries were sustained by the victim. Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described person in connection with this offence. Description of Suspect: Male, 25 to 35 years, medium build.
Walmart Canada today announced a minted scented which is said to be irritating to rodents of all kinds. The company says that Great Value Mint-X bags are proven effective at repelling such creates because an all natural, mint scented fragrance that is added to the plastic during the manufacturing process. In a study conducted by the University of Maryland, School of Medicine Comparative Medicine Program in 2011, two bags were placed in a test area over a seven day period, one Mint-X bag and one standard untreated bag, both filled with standardized food. In this test, the Mint-X bag proved 100% repellence of raccoons, while the non-Mint-X bags were penetrated 67% of the time. Who knew?
Joe Fresh, the Canadian clothing brand, has announced that some of its lines come from the Bangladesh garment building that collapsed yesterday (Wednesday) killing more than 200 people. Officials said deep cracks had appeared in the walls of the building earlier in the week. An order was issued to evacuate the factory but reports say that manufacturers ignored the direction and that the workforce of more than 2,000 continued to be on the job. The disaster in the Dhaka suburb of Savar is the worst ever for Bangladesh’s booming and powerful garment industry, surpassing a fire less than five months earlier that killed 112 people. Both factories made clothes for North American retailers.