THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE BIZARRE

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THE GOOD

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.

THE BAD

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.

THE BIZARRE

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

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