The new PATH signs give you hope of not getting lost. New rules might risk confusing drivers on King Street, but at least the PATH is getting more straighforward. Gone are the colour codes and the cardinal directions—research concluded that these elements contributed to decades of confusion.

“Have you met me? Have you been scammed by me?” Wanted posters around Liberty Village feature the face of 33-year-old Mike Lemke, who is accused of owing thousands in unpaid rent, the result of an alleged double-ended scam explained by CBC Toronto. Lemke is alleged to have rented three condos under false pretenses, refused to pay, then waited for the eviction process to drag out. Two would-be roommates say they now can't get their money back from this "cool guy."

Shoppers Drug Mart still hopes to sell weed in the back. Loblaw’s high hopes for pot sales—one possible motivation for the company's decision to pay $2 million a year to rent the former Hard Rock Café at 279 Yonge—were dashed by the federal legalization plan. But a job posting for a medical marijuana brand manager reveals that they’re betting on medical weed. And while Ontario readies for its first LCBO-managed cannabis retail, New Brunswick has proposed having buyers lock up their stash like a gun. Hopes for a more libertine-type policy in Quebec are heating up pot stocks. Canada's cannabis czar is clearly keeping busy these days:

Never a dull moment from the eccentric mayor of Stouffville. Justin Altmann was docked 30 days pay for playing CSI on his bathroom wall—although he’s failed to make the mandated public apology. Altmann is also under fire for wearing the municipality's chain of office at unofficial events like his wedding, and he responded to critics by expensing $1,949.03 for a personal chain he wears.

The Weather Network has over 8,000 viewers willing to write a love letter about it. Pelmorex played up the economic angle in its request for public submissions to the CRTC, explaining that the Weather Network being taken off basic cable would force loyal fans to pay more, beyond the 23 cents a month baked into every cable bill. The interventions filed ahead of the April 30 CRTC hearing are proof that the plea worked. So, the roughly $31 million a year in subscriber revenue will likely keep buttressing a challenge to Silicon Valley

“Page Six” goes trawling over tawdry tales of Vice. Back in 2003, Vice's founders published a book, in which Gavin McInnes detailed Montreal office pursuits like his then-partner Shane Smith stroking the hair of a “Vice Girl” model who they wanted a threesome with. Asked to comment on such passages, the current corporate braintrust acknowledged that they were “willing to sleep with media buyers to keep the magazine alive” and Viceevolved into a very different company today.”

Graydon Carter’s exit is getting overshadowed all over. The impending retirement of Vanity Fair’s editor-in-chief will surely spark coverage of his Canadian conquest of the American magazine industry, as detailed in an interview with Bill Simmons. But Carter is sharing the spotlight with his newly announced replacement, Radhika Jones. Meanwhile, his predecessor, Tina Brown, is hawking a book about her era. Still, things have come full circle for Carter: as editor of Spy he published a contentious 1989 exposé of director James TobackIts then-secret authors feel vindicated.

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The call is on for the TTC to allow these on every route, ahead of a delayed ridership growth report.

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