“For those engaged in the underground today, our message is simply this: Stop.” Ontario changing course to allow private retail weed sales by April came with finance minister Vic Fedeli warning against participation in the cannabis trade before October 17—when it will be possible to buy legally online. It’s all good for the cannabis satire industry:

Glenn De Baeremaeker regrets one-stop subway idea. The city councillor, who's opting not to run for re-election after calculating he’d lose if his ward’s boundaries are changed, is getting candid about his decision to support just one station for Scarborough: “I think that we pro-subway people compromised.”

SmartTrack’s non-starters enter the mayoral race. As chief planner, Jennifer Keesmaat worked on trying to help John Tory's promised 22 new commuter stops reach fruition. Now that the plan is down to six, though, her campaign is taking aim:

Replacements from Quebec have been setting up the Ex. Exhibition Place’s lockout of unionized stagehands means the CNE is currently being set up by out-of-province workers. Meanwhile, scheduled next to the midway is a curiously high-stakes game:

Netflix conquers opening night at TIFF. Outlaw King, a Scottish historical epic produced for the streaming service, will kick off the Toronto International Film Festival—a move that contrasts with Cannes blocking non-theatrical films from competition. TIFF says the Netflix production, starring Chris Pine, simply fit the premiere criteria.

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