The Week: February 23-March 2


By: Yasmine Laasraoui


Jimmy Kimmel greets Mayor Ford in Los Angeles / @JimmyKimmelLive 

Last call in Toronto might receive a revamp 

A grassroots campaign via the website lastcallto is collecting support to move Toronto’s last call from 2am to 4am. Comparing Toronto to cities like New York and Chicago, lastcallto claims that “to be a world class city, you need a world class nightlife.” The campaign supports the last call extension with reasons like safety, crowd control and better partying. You can sign the petition here.


What an impressive doodle you have!

On February 26, Cindy Tang, a 17-year-old high school student at the Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute won Google Canada’s Doodle 4 Google Canada contest with her illustration the “sea telescope.” Tang competed against students across the country from kindergarten to Grade 12 in illustrating the subject of “if I could invent anything, I would invent…” Along with getting her imaginative illustration featured on Google Canada’s homepage on Wednesday, Tang received a $10 000 scholarship. The ROM will be displaying the 75 other finalists’ work until late April.


Mayoral race begins to gain competitors

On Monday, John Tory, radio show host and former leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, officially declared his candidacy for Toronto mayor in the October 2014 elections. Councillor and former TTC chair, Karen Stintz also joined the race Monday, using the campaign slogan, “Toronto tomorrow: it’s our time.”  While Olivia Chow stated the need for a “new mayor,” she has not yet made a decision on whether she will be running in the election.


Ford nation goes south 

Mayor Rob Ford is in Hollywood. The mayor will be attending the Academy Awards tonight, and appearing as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday. Despite being greeted at LAX by Kimmel dressed as a limo driver, Ford says he doesn’t want to be called an “international celebrity.”



Team Canada finished the 2014 Sochi Winter Games last week with a grand total of 25 medals. Ten out of the 25 are gold, ten are silver, and five are bronze. The Games ended with a less-than nail biting Men’s Hockey final against Sweden, who were defeated 3-0.  On Wednesday, the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced its Sochi 2014 team, which will take place March 7-16.


UP THIS WEEK: the newspaper bring you board games, music and fun!

This Friday March 7 come hang out with the newspaper for some slam poetry, music, board games and refreshments (and dance party?). The five-dollar cover will be donated to your one and only, independent and volunteer-run newspaper.

Avoid the polar vortex by swinging by 265 McCaul suite 106 at 8pm.

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