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Online Threats To Kill Feminists Lead To Beefed Up Security At U of T Campuses. Cost of Street Parking Downtown On The Rise?. Mississauga Votes Against Supporting Toronto Olympic Bid / Ford Speaks Out Against Possible Olympic Bid. Mats Sundin To Joins Maple Leafs’ Legends Row. Ground Zero Ceremony For 9/11 Anniversary.
Online Threats To Kill Feminists Lead To Beefed Up Security At U of T Campuses
A series of online threats, specifically aimed at feminist students, has prompted the University of Toronto to take precautions.The threats were made in a couple of posts on a public blog last week under the name Kill Feminists, and encourages the murder of students, and their professors. “The feminists who act rude to you at the University of Toronto should be shot to death and the remaining survivors tied to a tree with their throats slit with a dull knife. You have nothing to lose. Go to the nearest Sociology or Women Studies classroom next week and fire bullets into the Professor’s head and spray bullets all over the room until all the feminists are dead.” The posts have since been removed and police are investigating. Specifics haven’t been made public, but officials say on-campus security is being adjusted.
Cost of Street Parking Downtown On The Rise?
You may have to start shelling out more money to park in certain areas of the city in the very near future. The Toronto Parking Authority wants council to approve higher hourly parking fees for pay-and-display for on-street spots, a move which could generate $1.5 million annually. It’s estimated implementing the changes could cost roughly $100, 000, but the increases “would address the high demand for parking with the increasing commercial activity west of the downtown core.” Increases range anywhere from .25 cents to $1 and would affect areas including Dundas Street West and College Street West from Spadina Avenue to Bathurst Street, St. Clair Avenue West between Yonge Street and Avenue Road, the Uptown Yonge Street Corridor from an area north of Merton Street to south of Deloraine Road, Ossington Avenue between Dundas Street West and Queen Street West and the Chinatown-Kensington Area, south of the University of Toronto. The report from the Toronto Parking Authority will be considered by the government management committee, before it heads to City Council.
Mississauga Votes Against Supporting Toronto Olympic Bid
Mississauga city council has decided not to move forward with any involvement regarding a 2024 Summer Olympic bid by Toronto. Council there voted unanimously against supporting a bid at a meeting on Wednesday. They decided that the impacts on the city and to residents outweighed the benefits of hosting the Games. Mayor Bonnie Crombie says “Without a comprehensive business case which details the budget implications and financial requests Mississauga taxpayers would be asked to commit, Council could not proceed with supporting a Toronto bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics in such a short timeframe.” The City of Toronto decide by September 15 whether to send a letter of intent to the International Olympic Committee, stating they wish to make a bid.
Ford Speaks Out Against Possible Olympic Bid
Former Mayor Rob Ford is speaking out against a possible Toronto Olympic bid. Ford says, “I Cannot emphasize enough how bad of an idea this is,” he says. “There were multiple instances of cost overruns with the games we just hosted, and we still don’t have the final price tag yet.” He says “Corporations will look at putting money into the Olympics as exactly what it is, and what John Tory should realize it is “a bottomless black hole.” Ford also says “We also don’t know whether all these brand new facilities, built with billions of hard earned taxpayer dollars, will even meet Olympic standards.”
Mats Sundin To Joins Maple Leafs’ Legends Row
He remains the leading scorer in franchise history and Mats Sundin will now be forever remembered in Toronto as the Leafs unveil a statue honouring him during Leafs Fan Fest this Saturday. Sundin, who spent 13 seasons with the Maple Leafs, was floored when told the news by team president Brenden Shannahan. Sundin will be honoured alongside his childhood idle Borje Salming. They become the 4th and 5th statues added to the monument, joining Ted Kennedy, Darryl Sittler and Johnny Bower.
Ground Zero Ceremony For 9/11 Anniversary
It was 14 years ago today that the World Trade Center towers collapsed, killing thousands with solemn ceremonies marking the 9/11 attacks. While at a wreath-laying ceremony in Kabul, Top NATO commander in Afghanistan, General John Campbell says our world was forever changed by the attacks. This morning at ground zero in New York, victims’ families will gather for a reading of the names of the nearly 3000 people killed that day
Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued this statement on the 14th anniversary of 9/11 and Canada’s National Day of Service:
Today we commemorate all the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.
The thoughts and prayers of all Canadians are with the families and friends of the thousands of individuals, including 24 Canadians, who were brutally and senselessly murdered on this terribly tragic day. We continue to mourn these profound losses, and offer our deepest sympathy to those who were injured and still struggle with the after-effects to this day.
But let us also remember the remarkable courage, kindness and generosity of all the first responders, military and civilian volunteers, and good Samaritans, including those in Gander, Newfoundland, and other communities that welcomed thousands of stranded air passengers into their homes.
In 2011, in recognition of the importance of such bravery and selflessness, Canada designated September 11th as our National Day of Service.
On this 14th anniversary of 9/11 and Canada’s National Day of Service, I encourage all Canadians to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11, and honour the service of the brave men and women in uniform who serve to protect us.