Chris Bundas –
The two women arrested in connection with a disturbance aboard a Sunwing Airlines flight to Cuba appeared in court for several charges. New mayoral poll shows Rob Ford is gaining on John Tory, Olivia Chow drops to 3rd. The Tim Hortons Duelling Donut winner has been selected.
WOMEN CHARGED IN FLIGHT DISRUPTION SCHEDULED TO APPEAR IN COURT
Lilia Ratmanski, 25, of Whitby & Milana Muzikante, 26, of Vaughan appeared in court yesterday and are charged with smoking on an aircraft, endangering the safety of an aircraft, mischief over, mischief endangering life and uttering threats, after a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba was escorted back to Toronto by CF-18’s Wednesday night.
NEW POLL SHOWS FORD MAKING GAINS IN MAYORAL RACE
Rob Ford is picking up traction in the mayoral race as he is now trailing John Tory for the lead, while Olivia Chow has fallen to third for the first time since announcing her candidacy, according to a new Forum Research poll. John Tory is sitting at 36%. Rob Ford has moved up to 31% and Olivia Chow has fallen to 26%.
DOUG FORD SAY ALLEGATIONS AGAINST MAYOR ARE UNTRUE
According to the Toronto Catholic school board’s more than 300 page detailed document, the real reason Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was banned from coaching high school football: he allegedly threatened a teacher, appeared inebriated at practice and forced his players to roll around in goose scat as he berated them with profanity. Rob Ford has not commented on the allegations yet, but while speaking with reporters yesterday, brother Doug Ford stated the allegations as “fictitious rumours.” “There is no politician in this entire country that has put more money, more effort and more time into youth than Rob Ford has, you should talk to the youth and ask them their opinion.”
THE TIM HORTONS DUELLING DONUT WINNER IS…
We now have a winner in the Tim Hortons Duelling Doughnuts contest. After 76,000 entries, Jennifer Brown’s creme brulee-filled doughnut topped with peanut butter cups has been voted as the winner. Brown, from Glencoe, Ont., gets $10,000 in prize money and will have her donut sold in Tim Hortons across the country.
LONG WEEKEND ROAD CLOSURES
Here is a look at road closures in Toronto for the long weekend.
FAN EXPO: Comic Con North at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this weekend.
ROAD CLOSURES: The south curb lane on Front Street West from John Street to Simcoe Street will be closed as well as the north curb lane on Bremner Boulevard from Simcoe Street to the Metro Convention Centre driveway. The road closures will be in effect on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A full closure will be in effect on Simcoe Street from the InterContinental Hotel driveway to Bremner Boulevard on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
OPEN STREETS TO: Downtown roads will be closed to traffic and open to pedestrians for Open Streets TO.
ROAD CLOSURES: Bloor Street from Spadina Avenue to Parliament Street and Yonge Street from Bloor Street to Queen Street will be closed on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the event.
LABOUR DAY PARADE:
ROAD CLOSURES: The following roads will be closed from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: • University Avenue from Dundas Street West to Richmond Street West • Queen Street West north curb lane from Bay Street to University Avenue • Centre Street from Chestnut Street to University Avenue • York Street from Richmond Street West to Queen Street West The following roads will be closed from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: • Liberty Street from Dufferin Street to Jefferson Avenue • Mowat Avenue from King Street West to dead end • Fraser Avenue from King Street West to Liberty Street • Pardee Avenue from Liberty Street to dead end