THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE BIZARRE

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THE GOOD

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.

THE BAD

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.

THE BIZARRE

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

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