5 Things To Know
Supermarkets Won’t Be Loaded With 6-Packs. No Clear Winner In Leaders Debate. Three Streetcars Collide On Queen. Jessica Simpson Slammed On Twitter After Appearing ‘Drunk’ On Home Shopping Network. Weekend Road Closures.
Supermarkets Won’t Be Loaded With 6-Packs
When the time comes for beer to be sold on grocery store shelves in Ontario, don’t expect unlimited quantities. According to The Star, strict guidelines will mean limitations as to how much beer can be sold. It says in an agreement with the brewing industry, the province has decided only 46 million 6-packs will be permitted to be sold annually, at 450 of Ontario’s 1, 500 grocery stores by 2018. When you break the numbers down even further, that works out to be 279 6-packs, or roughly 70 cases of beer, to be sold per day, per store. Critics say this will only cause havoc around the holidays and long weekends, but you can always grab a case at The Beer Store.
No Clear Winner In Leaders Debate
The economy was the focus of Thursday night’s televised debate in Calgary, but political watchers say there was no clear winner. Each tried to explain how they would move the country forward, and were then peppered with questions, and accusations of poor decision-making and lack of vision. Prime Minister Stephen Harper talked about the road to prosperity, with his stay-the-course low-tax program and balanced budgets. NDP leader Tom Mulcair said it was time for new leadership, with the NDP being the right choice, after the country has spent decades alternating between Liberal and Conservative governments. And Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said the government he would lead would invest in the future, even if it means 3 straight deficit budgets. A series of recent polls show the 3 main party leaders within a few points of each other when it comes to decided voter support. The trio will be back on the campaign trail Friday. Prime Minister Harper will start in Calgary before heading to Toronto. NDP leader Tom Mulcair visits Regina, and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau stops in Montreal.
One person not in attendance was Elizabeth May, but that didn’t stop the Green Party leader from chiming in on the debate via social media. Twitter Canada says May received more than 14,000 favourites and retweets during the debate.
Three Streetcars Collide On Queen
Friday morning didn’t get off to a great start for the TTC. Three streetcars collided at Queen and River Streets around 2:30 am. One person was taken to hospital with minor injuries. It’s not yet known what happened leading up to the crash. The 501 Queen route is diverting eastbound via Parliament, Dundas and Broadview.
Jessica Simpson Slammed On Twitter After Appearing ‘Drunk’ On Home Shopping Network
So Jessica Simpson paid a visit to the Home Shopping Network for a two hour appearance to promote her clothes and accessories. The trouble was that she was hammered. The 35-year-old was caught slurring and giggling while trying to sell some jeans on the network last night. Some people even tweeted that they bailed on the Broncos games because watching Jessica drunk was more entertaining.
Weekend Road Closures
There are a few events going on this weekend which will have some roads closed, so affected drivers should find alternate routes.
Friday September 18 to Sunday September 20 – Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival
A section of Jane, Bloor and Runnymede Streets will be closed Friday September 18 from 9:30 a.m. to Sunday September 20 11:59 p.m.
Saturday, September 19 – RBC Run for the Kids
The 15 km route:
– southbound Beecroft Road, from Park Home Avenue to North York Boulevard
– eastbound North York Boulevard, from Beecroft Road to Yonge Street
– northbound Yonge Street, from North York Boulevard to Finch Avenue West
– westbound Finch Avenue, from Yonge Street to Dufferin Street
– northbound Dufferin Street, from Finch Avenue West to Supertest Road
– eastbound G Ross Lord Park, from Supertest Road to Torresdale Avenue
– southbound Torresdale Avenue to Finch Corridor Recreational Trail
– eastbound Finch Corridor Recreational Trail / Finch Hydro Corridor to Talbot Road
– southbound Talbot Road, from Finch Hydro Corridor to Finch Avenue West
– eastbound Finch Avenue West to Yonge Street
– southbound Yonge Street, from Finch Avenue West to North York Boulevard
– westbound North York Boulevard the finish line
Saturday September 19 to Sunday September 20 – The Polish Festival
Roncesvalles Avenue will be closed between Grafton Avenue and Boustead Avenue from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. Sunday, September 20. The TTC will maintain service on Howard Park Avenue. All other routes will divert around the festival.
Saturday September 19 to Sunday September 20 – TTC Closure
There will be no service on Line 1 Yonge-University from Bloor-Yonge to Lawrence Station for signal work. All trains on Line 1 will turn back southbound at Bloor-Yonge Station and northbound at Lawrence Station