The dangers of going viral, Mammo-style. Giorgio Mammoliti says that he has received a death threat after likening what needs to be done at Jane and Finch to spraying down cockroaches. But the city councillor found at least one sympathetic ear:

“Our four injection sites are all within walking distance of each other, so I’m trying to put neighbourhoods first until we properly evaluate and properly plan where those sites go.” Councillor Lucy Troisi is defending her support of health minister Christine Elliott pausing the strategy. Troisi has been criticized for her stance by the family of her council predecessor, Pam McConnell.

Hoping the Silver Dollar doesn’t end up looking like a stranger. A plan to restore elements of the legendary bar beneath 484 Spadina might seem dodgy given the property's change in developer—but councillor Joe Cressy aspires to avoid “some live-music joint that serves rapini salads during the day and evening.” For now, it’s just another high-rise construction site without a trace of what used to be:

Second Cup eager to be first to sell weed. Changes to provincial plans for cannabis retail find the struggling coffee chain ready to light things up. At the same time, alcohol giant Constellation Brands is investing $5 billion in Canopy Growth.

Esther the Wonder Pig saved by her huge CT scanner. A fundraiser for medical equipment big enough for a 650-pound pig led to the Ontario Veterinary College finding out that Esther is in the treatable early stages of cancer. How this swine turned into a virtual celebrity gets dissected in detail:

Mike Bullard still intends to sue some media. Chatelaine’s coverage of Cynthia Mulligan’s side of the story of her relationship with Bullard (which culminated in criminal charges, three of which Bullard pleaded guilty to) was restored after briefly disappearing because of a libel notice. The incident has stoked curiosity about whether the comedian has much of a case against such reporting:

Rogers is trying to ditch eight magazines. CIBC was hired to find a buyer for the likes of Maclean’s and Chatelaine, which come with nearly 150 surviving staffers. (Advertising sales department not included.) Meanwhile, another casualty of Rogers cutbacks has been saved: Bell Media outlets will now transmit all television produced by Vice.

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Frank D’Angelo’s next movie will be all about hockey.

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