THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE BIZARRE
As of July 14, Uberloving Toronto residents can rest easy knowing that hitting that little Uber X button is absolutely above board in the city. The vehicle-forhire bylaw officially came into effect last month and even includes an extra 30-cent charge per trip that is directed to the coffers of your humble city. Natch. Of course, this also means that taxi drivers no longer need to take first aid or CPR training as a result of the bylaw. So… double-edged sword, perhaps.
A new development on Oak Ridges Moraine has caught the attention of Thornhill residents. Developer Cam Milani has proposed a project that includes 105 townhomes on Oak Ridges Moraine land that is believed to have a number of endangered and rare species. A 4.5-hectare environmentally sensitive property at 230 Grand Trunk is at the centre of the development dispute. A settlement has been reached with the developer that allows the land to be developed based on further environmental studies.
A pilot flying a small plane had a pretty close call as he was forced to crash-land into an open field in the Richmond Hill area on June 30. The single-occupancy plane managed to land about 100 metres from the busy southbound lanes of Highway 404. With the exception of mechanical issues, no damage to the plane was reported following the accident. The pilot abandoned the plane and managed to walk away from the crash completely unscathed.
A small plane was forced to crash-land