The last-ditch Ontario election messaging blitz. Downtown mailboxes are filling up with flyers picking apart the NDP—including one needling leader Andrea Horwath for expensing her clothing as “office supplies.” The most relevatory counter-messaging, though, came from a Liberal candidate who ended up deleting this impressively candid rebuke:

“Rob Ford’s House For Sale 416-249-2929” Christie Blatchford called the number on the rural-style sign outside the infamous Etobicoke bungalow. The property is now a footnote in the $16.5-million lawsuit filed by Ford's widow, Renata, against Doug Ford. Renata's statement of claim sheds light on how the Ford family firm, Deco Labels, has allegedly faltered. Meanwhile, Rob’s estate file shows $1.1 million in assets and no indication of a payout to his beneficiaries. The suit is spreading fear of the circus sideshow potentially coming to Queen’s Park, leading the Globe and Mail editorial board to distance itself from endorsing anyone for premier.

"Upon reflection I understand that it was inappropriate for myself to have any physical contact with the child and it was not my place to intervene with what I saw as rude and disrespectful behaviour." Raymond Cho, the 81-year-old Scarborough PC MPP, was the focus of a police call to Brookside Public School after a Grade 7 student ripped up his campaign literature and threw it to the ground. (Cho admits that he “lightly touched” the boy's head while asking him to pick it up.) This playground altercation could’ve been avoided if Cho had sent his cardboard surrogate:

Hudson’s Bay has its own deeply-discounted flash sale. Gilt, which rode the daily-deal craze of 2011 to a valuation of $1 billion, sold for $250 million to HBC in 2016. Now HBC has unloaded the company on a rival, Rue La La, for a reported $100 million. Hudson's Bay also announced the closure of the flagship Lord & Taylor in Manhattan, cancelling part of a deal that will result in WeWork deskers taking some of HBC’s store at Yonge and Queen.

Have you seen the Phantom Crapper of Soho Square? Toronto Police have assigned an officer to track down the source of human excrement being deposited in public places around Queen and Peter. Vigilante posters seen around the neighbourhood pin it on a man who doesn’t appear to be homeless. But the Toronto Sun covered his face for legal reasons:

Gary “The Spaceman” Bell dead at 69. Initial reports of the A View From Space conspiracy radio show host's death from cancer were met with suspicion from his Facebook fan club. (Apparently he didn’t want an obituary or funeral.) Bell’s longtime Saturday night show on AM 640 was cancelled last November following complaints about an anti-Semitic rant. Spaceman had spent a quarter-century with the station, initially as a top 40 DJ who shuffled over from 680 CFTR. Later, he worked as a technical producer known for his enthusiasm at the console:

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Scuderia Ferrari

The racing division of the Italian automaker earned much mockery for confusing Toronto with Montreal in a Twitter video—then got more attention for making a correction.

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