THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE BIZARRE
Spin Master, co-founded by Anton Rabie, has been spreading the joy of toys around the world. In 2014, the Toronto toy titans launched the Toy Movement, which delivers toys to kids in underdeveloped countries. This year, they’ve partnered with Save the Children, as well as other toy companies like Samko and Miko, to deliver 350,000 toys. This year, they’re on track to donating an additional 500,000 toys to refugee camps and impoverished areas from Mexico to South Africa.
With Canada Day celebrations a month away, some incidents involving fireworks mean that the city needs to take greater care in the coming weeks to enforce its rules around their use in public places. In Leaside, a Facebook post shows a car driving through the green space beside a high school with people shooting fireworks out the window. In Christie Pits, the park was overrun by young people shooting fireworks at each other. The use of fireworks is being investigated as the possible cause of the tragic fire at Sunnybrook Stables. Enough already.
Toronto and the rest of Canada are about to change. When cannabis becomes legal sometime this summer, we will see a myriad of changes, some of which we’ve likely not even considered yet, whether it be smoking weed during a lunch break at work or feeding your dog THClaced doggie treats for sore hips. One Toronto condo board is getting ahead of the game by trying to outlaw smoking marijuana in their building, essentially policing what goes on in a private residence even though it will be perfectly legal. Slippery slope, anyone?
Spin Master co-founder Anton Rabie