Being a bit of a dick about calling Doug Ford “a bit of a dick.” David Herle, campaign co-chair for Kathleen Wynne and a beneficiary of Ontario Liberal contracts, apologized “without qualification” for comments he made on a CP24 panel. DoFo suggested the premier should ask Herle to resign, but that's probably not going to happen.

Large Adult Sons find strength in scandal. Mike Harris Jr. will be running for the Tories in Kitchener, filling ballot space left by ejected MPP Michael Harris (no relation to the family of the past premier). The appointment was one of 11 that the Ontario PCs made over the weekend. Meanwhile, lawyers for former leader Patrick Brown filed a statement of claim in his $8-million lawsuit against CTV.

“My answer was awkward, but certainly should not be taken as representative of my values nor does it mean I endorse him.” Just before being announced as the host of the Canadian Country Music Awards, Shania Twain offered an apology for telling The Guardian that she would have voted for Donald Trump, “even though he was offensive.” She claims to have been “caught off guard” by the question. But the NDP MP from Timmins, the singer's hometown, was seemingly unphased:

Art Gallery of Ontario makes a humble apology. The annual Massive Party included a performance involving Asian-style hats that was “intended to play with stereotypes.” Incensed reactions prompted the most defining penitence of our times: an Instagram post from the AGO consisting of a block of words.

You know nothing of how this game works. In addition to a play about last days of Marshall McLuhan, we're getting a playable version of Laws of Media. Get ready to live the thrill of “enhancing, obsolescing, retrieving, and reversal into.”

Have we seen the last car drive into this streetcar tunnel? The addition of several cautionary measures along Queens Quay still didn’t deter some drivers from steering into “Toronto’s Bermuda Triangle.” A fake Facebook event and real t-shirts were created to commemorate the trend. Now, further measures aspire to end this confused tradition once and for all:

The battle to bring more life to Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The corporation that claims to own the midtown graveyard is being taken to court by a group pushing for the cemetary to be run as a charity and treated like a central park that belongs to the public. Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries currently operates the space as a not-for-profit, which, together with the group's other properties, brought in $86 million in tax-free revenue last year.

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A crusade to end the use of single-use plastic straws has now come to Toronto.

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