5 Things To Know Today
Stiff backs for Torontonians after shovelling more than 17cm of snow. price of gas drops three cents. Three litre milk jugs are coming to Ontario. Mayor John Tory meets with Prime Minister Harper at Pearson Airport, Wynne complaining about it. TTC re-branding airport bus.
STIFF BACKS FOR TORONTONIANS AFTER SHOVELLING MORE THAN 17CM OF SNOW
There will be a lot of sore shoulders and stiff backs among home owners in the GTA today after the first big snowstorm shovel-out of the season. Officially in Toronto, we got 17.4cm of snow at Pearson Airport. However, some areas around the GTA got up to 25cm. We’ve already had roughly 1/3rd of the amount of snow that we would normally get in a winter, and it’s only December 12. For those who haven’t got around to shoveling yet, you’ll want to get on it. In the city, all home and business owners must clear the sidewalks in front of their properties within 12-hours of the snowfall or face a $125 fine.
PRICE OF GAS DROPS THREE CENTS
Motorists have caught another break at the pumps, as the price of gas has dropped by three cents to 100.9 per litre at most stations across the GTA. Senior Analyst Dan McTeague with gasbuddy.com says the last time we saw the price of gas this low was back on September 23rd, 2010 when the Canadian dollar was at parity with the U.S. greenback. The price of gas is expected to increase by one cent at midnight.
THREE LITRE MILK JUGS COMING TO ONTARIO
Three litre milk jugs are coming to a store near you. A decision by the board that regulates milk size has made it legal for any store to sell the new jugs, after a Mac’s Milk was given the thumbs up last year to give the larger container a test-run, but they have yet to do so. A dairy economist says the introduction of the new size comes as consumer preferences have shifted, but also says regulations exist for the consumer’s protection.
TORY MEETS HARPER AT PEARSON AIRPORT, WYNNE COMPLAINING
Premier Wynne might not be able to get a face-to-face with the Prime Minister but new Toronto Mayor John Tory can. Tory got a chance to speak one-one-one in a meeting with the Prime Minister at Pearson International Airport Thursday evening. Shortly after council voted to push ahead with the first steps of Tory’s Smart Track plan, the mayor made his way over to Pearson Airport, where he spent a good amount of time discussing transit and his Smart Track plan with Harper, as well as ways to boost job creation and the economy. The city’s new mayor met the Prime Minister after he attended a couple of events in Mississauga. This marks the first official meeting between Mayor Tory and Prime Minister Harper, just 10 days after Tory took office. Wynne is complaining that it’s been more than a year since she’s had a one-on-one chat with the P.M.
TTC RE-BRANDS ITS AIRPORT BUS
With all the talk this week about the Union-Pearson Express, the TTC is quietly getting ready to launch a new branding campaign for its own airport service. The airport rocket, route 192 is a direct service from Kipling station to Pearson and the buses are fitted with luggage racks. The TTC is re-branding the service, giving the buses a new travel-themed look and the message: “Your journey starts here.”