Markham no longer terrorized by its very own It. The most famous stilted stainless steel statue in Cathedraltown will be getting moved after councillors voted 8-5 to relocate what has been officially recognized as “good art in a bad location.” The vote vindicated parents who claimed Charity, Perpetuation of Perfection was scaring their kids, especially after artist Ron Baird refused to lower the sculpture. Photos of what it looks like from inside of a house probably helped swing the vote.

Rail Deck Park already criticized as a billion-dollar boondoggle. Mayor John Tory reaffirmed his desire to make a legacy project happen, over standard dissent from some non-downtown councillors. The rhythms of this debate are reflected in a column by Christopher Hume: “How amalgamation eliminated Toronto’s ambition.”

Jim Karygiannis is ludicrously musing about running for mayor. Scarborough’s oft-opprobrious councillor, who got quieter after being reprimanded by the integrity commissioner for rookie mistakes, claims he’s not unwilling to take on John Tory next year. Karygiannis, a Liberal MP from 1988 to 2014, was replaced in Ottawa by Arnold Chan, who died earlier this month after a battle with cancer. Karygiannis heartily backs the idea of basically handing the seat to Chan’s wife, Jean Yip:

Richard Florida vs. the stopped stop signs. After a decade of raising his global urbanist profile while living in the lap of Toronto luxury, Florida has gotten into a hyperlocal scrap, tied to the North Rosedale Residents’ Association's opposition to some stop signs on Glen Road. Florida claims the stretch of road is so dangerous that he stopped riding his bike to work at U of T. Sighted at a rally in support of the signs was wife Rana Florida, who offered her view: “I don’t know what’s real or not.”

Craig Kielburger is now fighting the war on Fake News. We Day comes to Toronto on Thursday, coinciding with the launch of the organization's Global Learning Centre in Corktown’s former Marty Millionaire. “And it all began on the Kenyan savannah,” says a story from the Globe and Mail’s “Report on We Day,” amidst other updates on all things Kielburger. Despite once being entangled in controversy over the editing of a documentary, the We organization is now partnering with the Globe, whose journalists will be corralled into helping the organization exploit the hot media literacy trend.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry won that wheelchair tennis match. The Invictus Games snapshots that everyone wanted were supplied at Nathan Phillips Square yesterday, without a single demonic hand signal sighted in their body language. And now there’s no shortage of post-game analysis about what Markle opted to wear for the occasion:

David Mainse dead at 81. The founding host of 100 Huntley Street, who battled MDS leukemia for five years, brought televangelism to Canada through copious airtime leased from Global TV starting in 1977—then got a licence for his own channel in 1998. (Being an evangelical leader also gave him a prominent role in anti-gay protests.) Mainse made the original studio address around Bloor and Jarvis nationally known, with Christian productions that included the kiddie sing-a-long show Circle Square.

Word of the moment


CBC's Toronto Broadcast Centre will retire its five automated delivery carts in favour of dropping employee mail off at collective locations twice a week.

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