THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE BIZARRE
With MLB spring training set to begin this month, the hometown Toronto Blue Jays hit the ground running with some positive news for fans by announcing a massive deal to keep star player Josh Donaldson. Shortly after, the team signed free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson, who will add some pop to a fielding crew with an underwhelming offence. With the young pitching staff back and healthy this year, the Blue Jays will look to bounce back from a disappointing season. Spring training games kick off Feb. 23 versus the Philadelphia Phillies.
Business folk along King Street got together and decided a good way to voice displeasure with the city’s King Street transit-focused pilot project, which saw vehicle traffic guided to neighbouring streets to quicken commute times for a couple hundred thousand people, was to install an ice sculpture in the shape of an obscene gesture outside their establishment for all to see. Toronto residents voiced their displeasure on social media quickly and often with most comments questioning the childish display. Pretty sure people don’t want to shop in a war zone.
January was a weird month in the wild kingdom of Toronto. First, a horse was spotted trotting through an intersection near Fort York. Apparently, a Toronto Police Service steed got loose and went for a joyride for a short time before the rider caught up to the horse. And in grosser news, a person went to use the washroom in Scarborough Town Centre only to find a couple of rather large, still very wriggly eels on the bathroom floor. Quite a shocking situation.
With Josh Donaldson back, the Jays are gearing up to begin spring training in Florida this month