THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE BIZARRE
THE GOOD: The city’s waterfront is once again positively littered with works of art as two projects have added a little heat to the normally barren and cold areas. Along Queens Quay in the central waterfront, from Yonge to Bathurst, five public art works are included in the exhibition entitled Ice Breakers. And, down in the Beaches, the winter warming stations return this month as part of the third annual design competition drawing hundreds of Torontonians down to Lake Ontario for a stroll in the snow and sand.
THE BAD: Toronto tops a lot of lists, from most pop stars per capita to best bacon sammies. But there is one chart we would be happy to avoid. Apparently, our fair city has been named the rat capital of Ontario, according to a new report by pest and termite control company Orkin Canada. Others on the list of the top 25 cities include Ottawa, Mississauga and Oakville. The GTA’s rat population has been booming the last few years, and this isn’t the first report that recognizes the growing and hairy situation we’ve gotten ourselves into. THE BIZARRE: We love the Blue Jays, don’t get us wrong. But, they are the Blue Jays, after all, and not the Red Jays. So when they revealed the design for new uniforms that featured bright red shirts and a red logo, well, fans were not amused. Yes, some other parts of the country can claim fandom, fine. But this is Toronto’s team first and foremost — not Vancouver’s, not Calgary’s and not Montreal’s. So, we don’t need to bleed red all over everything. Not to mention red on red is just, well, so red.