“Shut ‘Em Down Everywhere” movement takes a pass. A panel discussion on “The Stifling of Free Speech at University Campuses,” re-scheduled for Saturday at Canada Christian College, won’t be protested by the faction that came out to celebrate the August cancellation at Ryerson. Demonstrators say they're worried about risking car-induced injury on a dead-end street. (Meanwhile, one of the panellists, Oren Amitay, figures they realized the futility of the effort.) The same group called off a protest at the recent Free Speech Comedy Show after the event's organizers spent $1,100 on security. Although interrupted when someone pulled a fire alarm, the show provided more content for all:

Harvey Weinstein’s army of spies will need new jobs. The latest chapter in Ronan Farrow’s coverage of the movie mogul’s downfall outlines the spy network he hired to try and keep his accusers' allegations from becoming public. Efforts to find Weinstein himself haven’t been going well, though—except for one possible sighting of him in a blond wig in a Phoenix restaurant. The elusiveness has complicated an effort by a Toronto actress, known only as “Jane Doe,” to serve Weinstein with papers related to a $14-million lawsuit.

Little Free Library haters get their perfect file photo. Birdhouses full of used books were excoriated earlier this year by a Ryerson librarian, who blamed them for the “corporatization of literary philanthropy.” And the mayor had to intervene when “George’s Library,” near Yonge and Eglinton was slapped with a $100 ticket. But even those opposed to book burning must concede that an LFL that was torched in Bloor West Village, during a suspected 2:30 a.m. arson, makes for an interesting picture:

The strip mall casualties of the Scarborough subway. A secret Metrolinx report concluded that spending $3.35 billion on one new subway stop was “not a worthwhile use of money.” Still, plans to build it persist, with the TTC determining that a bleak plaza at 1269 Danforth will either have to sell or get expropriated to make way for a power station.

The Property Brothers get heckled like no one else. Going from HGTV Canada to a best-selling memoir—not to mention Dancing With the Stars—has put Drew and Jonathan Scott on the defensive when it comes to their favoured aesthetic: knocking down walls. The brothers recently co-hosted NBC’s Today, after which they were spotted by a fan, who couldn’t resist expressing this counterpoint:

The all-throwback format is thrown out of 93.5. Toronto’s first "urban contemporary" music station, launched by Milestone Radio in 2001, changed owners three times amidst consolidation. Last year, the station known as Flow became 93.5 The Move and started recycling old playlists. But relying upon Canadian content from the likes of B4-4 could only do so much, as the station remained in the ratings cellar. Now, it's back to more current rap:

Murray Koffler dead at 93. The founder of Shoppers Drug Mart earned a great Globe and Mail obituary that explains how he first suburbanized his late father’s pharmacy in 1953 by opening amongst the cows along York Mills. He left a philanthropic legacy that was enabled, in part, by his decision to sell SDM in 1978 to the owners of Imperial Tobacco.

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Justin Trudeau was taunted with a reference to these by Consevative MP Erin O'Toole, as the PM faced questions over the Paradise Papers while looking less like Superman.

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