"I’ll let you decide the motive." Doug Ford responded to the $16.5-million lawsuit filed by his brother Rob’s widow Renata, alleging that she and her children are being deprived of the family fortune because of financial negligence at the family business, Deco Labels. Naturally, the Ontario PC leader expects to be vindicated in court.

Bumbling around with Mike Harris Jr. The Waterloo Region Record profile of "the complicated candidate," who hopes to follow in the footsteps of his ex-premier pop, includes an unusual tidbit: the father of five, with a longtime common-law partner, recently had a dating profile on Bumble, featuring a photo in which she was cropped out. Harris Jr., who replaced MPP Michael Harris on the ballot after a sexting scandal, claims he was only on the app as part of a drinking game.

Casa Coffee location now cornered by Jodie Emery. Kensington Market’s landmark café just closed after 55 years, to be replaced by a joint venture involving the “Princess of Pot.” Initial word of Jodie Emery's incursion riled Abi Roach, owner of the nearby Hotbox Lounge, as Emery claimed that Roach tried to hound her out of the neighbourhood. But the smoke has now cleared:

Ontario College of Teachers is really slow to reciprocate licks. Jennifer Elizabeth Green-Johnson became a boldface name in September 2016 when she allegedly told a student at Dunnville Secondary School to “lick me where I fart." Punishment has finally been rendered for this and other unusual behaviour: a two-month licence suspension.

The changing face of Canadian procedural shows. CTV has cancelled lady cop drama The Detail after one season. Shenae Grimes-Beech, the show's star, blames “ratings and all of that kind of stuff.” (The show received viral attention from a tweet about its dull advertising.) Meanwhile, the CBC green-lit the legal drama Diggstown—which earned a Toronto Star feature despite not having cast a lead:

TIFF will finally get the horror movie it deserves. Predator, a Brian De Palma film inspired by the Harvey Weinstein scandal, will be set at the festival where he annually basked in the Toronto glow:

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The solar-powered phone-charging benches installed around Newmarket also turn out to be collecting user data for the town.

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