The “I’m An Adult Now” video set has been struck. Mountain Equipment Co-Op announced that it would be building a new store on Queen West at Soho a while back. Now the bulldozing has begun. The sidewalk astride the former parking lot housed many a street vendor, and it also sometimes served as a complaint-defying backdrop for topless streeter interviews from the Naked News. But it remains most familiar as the setting for this clip from 30 years ago:

Father and son cleared in subway punch-up want a payback. Two years after they were caught on tape in a fight worthy of the NHL game they were coming from, lawyers for Russell and Jamie Gillman report that all charges have been withdrawn. Now, they’re seeking $4 million from enforcement officers and the TTC. Toronto police who initially investigated the incident found the actions of the TTC officers involved to be “lawful and justified.”

This week in Canada Post. The case for retaining door-to-door delivery is bolstered by tales of supermailboxes being snowed in. Meanwhile, letter carriers got some good press for delivering a cheque sent to “Vagina, SK.” But goodwill has taken a hit:

McCain heiress divorce complicated by travel selfies. Jeff Melanson claims he can’t afford representation to match the legal firepower retained by his estranged wife, Eleanor McCain. McCain's lawyers fired back with social media posts showing him visiting 32 different locations since August 27.

Don’t believe anything Kevin O’Leary ever said—prior to yesterday. The new Conservative leadership candidate says all of his previous indelicate quips "don't mean anything" relative to his political agenda. (He offered a succinct outline of his new set of political views in a Q&A with Maclean’s.) The CBC seems pleased to have the Dragons' Den alum back as a source of content. And here's his former castmate, Arlene Dickinson, railing against him for being a narcissitic sociopath. But look at how they used to be pals:

Happy days are almost here for Donald Trump's Toronto fan club. Sue-Ann Levy turned up at The Walrus to disparage its editor-in-chief, Jonathan Kay, for disparaging Americans who voted for the traffic-cone-complected demagogue. (After all, she's been there and done that with Rob Ford.) For his part, Ezra Levant has supplied the Canadian angle:

The truth about Samantha Bee. Full Frontal had its moment with the Television Critics Association, and John Doyle was there to not entirely buy it. The Globe and Mail columnist says he once got an angry email from one of Bee’s representatives complaining about a lack of coverage—in case you really believed that Bee’s outrage at Trump isn't designed to draw attention to herself.

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There’s a proposal at city hall to give Yonge-Dundas Square seven more of these.

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