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Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Toronto. Leaked Report Details Possible Cost-Cutting Measures for Toronto Policing. Arrest Made Following Series Of Assaults At College Park. Toronto Sports Fans Get Trolled By Dallas Stars. Knicks Give Raptors Their Third Straight Loss. +**Blue Jays’ Donaldson, Price Named Finalists For MVP, Cy Young.**
Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Toronto
Canadians will be paying their respects to all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice on this Remembrance Day. Ceremonies are being held right across the country. In Toronto, the main ceremony is being held at the Old City Hall Cenotaph at Bay and Queen Streets, with a 10:45 a.m. start time. Mayor John Tory will attend that ceremony and lay a wreath there. He will start his day at the Remembrance Day Sunrise Ceremony, which is being held at the Prospect Cemetery on St. Clair, and that begins at 7:30 a.m. Services are also being held at Queen’s Park, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, the Etobicoke Civic Center Cenotaph, the Fork York National Historic Site and the York Civic Center. The Canadian Forces’ commander-in-chief, Governor General David Johnston, will preside over the main Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
Because it’s Remembrance Day, all government offices and banks are closed. The LCBO will also open a little later than usual today — doors open at 12pm. All TTC vehicles will pause at 11am to observe 2 minutes of silence.
Leaked Report Details Possible Cost-Cutting Measures for Toronto Policing
Mike McCormack, the president of the Toronto Police Association is warning about proposed cost-cutting measures and changes outlined in a leaked report, published by the Toronto Star that could have major effects on policing in the city. McCormack’s comments came after a report in the Toronto Star detailing a KPMG study on possible cost-cutting measures to Toronto’s police force. According to the Star, reducing platoon sizes, outsourcing some functions to private security firms, shrinking middle management, increasing civilian positions and the closure of 17 police divisions for ‘storefront’ operations are measures proposed in the report. The Toronto Police Services Board commissioned the report last year and it will be discussed at an upcoming Dec. 17 meeting. The TPSB has yet to comment on the content of the report.
Arrest Made Following Series Of Assaults At College Park
Toronto police have made an arrest after a series of apparently random assaults in the College Park area of the city. The attacks took place on Thursday, November 5th when according to police, the suspect first approached a 50 year old man standing on the sidewalk at Yonge and College and knocked him to the ground. The suspect then continued into the mall and as he walked down the stairs, he shoved a 70-year-old woman, while at the bottom of the stairs, he punched a 54-year-old woman in the face, knocking her to the ground. The 50-year-old man and 54-year-old woman were taken to hospital by ambulance with the man suffering a broken hip and broken wrist, and the woman suffering a broken wrist and bruising to her face. 38 year old Nigel White was arrested on Tuesday and now faces one count of assault and two counts of aggravated assault. He is due to appear in court at Old City Hall on Wednesday morning.
Toronto Sports Fans Get Trolled By Dallas Stars
The Dallas Stars decided to troll Toronto sports fans last night when hosting the Maple Leafs. An image appeared on the Jumbotron of the American Airlines Centre that showed a baby crying, accompanied by the written words: “Toronto fans, a friendly reminder…In Dallas throwing beer on a baby is cause for removal from the building, so please don’t. Sincerely, all of the babies in the crowd.” The message was a reference to Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
James Reimer made 36 saves and the Leafs got goals from Jake Gardiner, P.A. Parenteau and Peter holland in a 3-2 rally win over the Stars. That makes it back-to-back wins for the Leafs against Dallas who currently lead the Central division.
Knicks Give Raptors Their Third Straight Loss
The Raptors dropped their third straight last night as Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points for the Knicks in a 111-109 win over Toronto, who were without both Demaree Carroll and Terence Ross thanks to injuries. The Raptors are right back at it again tonight visiting the 76ers in Philadelphia.
Blue Jays’ Donaldson, Price Named Finalists For MVP, Cy Young
It could be the first sign that David Price won’t be back next year — there are reports suggesting that the Blue Jays are considering extending the contract offer to free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke. The free agent long-shot was 19-3 this season, with a major league best 1.66 ERA.Meanwhile, Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson and starter David Price are both finalist for some serious hardware. Donaldson is one of three finalists for the American League MVP, while Price is one of three nominees for the Cy Young Award.