Rename Dundas St ?!!! …

A Toronto plan to rename Dundas St. and similarly-named city assets would lead to extensive changes to the city’s transit system and beyond.

On September 8, a proposal was submitted to be reviewed by Toronto’s Executive Committee. The report, which is titled “Responding to the Dundas Street Renaming Petition” estimates that the city could pay $3.02 million if it follows through with the plan.

If approved, street signs, transit routes, parks, 625 bike share stations and other city properties would all need to be revamped to accommodate the change.

The proposal was initiated by the city following a widely-shared petition calling on decision makers to “take a constructive and symbolic step toward disavowing its historic associations with persons who have actively worked toward preserving systems of racial inequality and exploitation.”

The petition goes on to accuse the street’s namesake, the first Viscount Melville, Henry Dundas, of contributing to “colonialism and slavery” in his lifetime.

Toronto Mayor John Tory has since spoken out in support of the plan.

“Considering the renaming of Dundas Street is just the beginning of the work we need to do to build a Toronto where we all belong,” said Tory.

How much time and money is going to be flushed down the toilet on this bullshit ?!!! …

The work you NEED to be concentrating on is fixing crumbling infrastructure , cleaning up numerous shithole areas of the city , focusing on coming out of this HongKongFlu economic disaster … And many more IMPORTANT issues !!! … Not indulging in the whiny cries of today’s product of the Education System’s brainwashed generations , who have absolutely no knowledge or connection with the past …

There’s not a single person alive that was a slave or slave owner … Everyone has the same opportunity to succeed … Or fail …

You’ll never ‘ legislate ‘ thought !!! … So get to work on what NEEDS to be done !!! …

Source: Renaming Dundas St and other Toronto assets would impact city’s transit system – True North

$70 million shot in the arm ! …

A stay-at-home dad from Blenheim abandoned his shopping cart in the grocery store, rushed to his car and started to weep after discovering he had won the only winning ticket for the $70 million Lotto Max jackpot.

Adrian Olmstead, 44, won the jackpot from the April 14 draw. He says he phoned his mom while still in the grocery store parking lot who heard him crying and was instantly worried — only to be shocked at the news he would give.

“I went into the local grocery store, saw there was no one at the Ticket Checker and checked four tickets in my pocket,” Olmstead said at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. “From the first three tickets I only had a Free Play but when I scanned the fourth ticket, I saw ‘Big Winner’ and thought I saw $70,000 flashing. I checked it a few more times and was stunned to realize it was $70 million!”

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The father of two rushed out of the store and went into his truck to make the call and let her know of the life-changing fortune he’d just discovered he won.

“I told her, ‘These are tears of joy Mom because I just won $70 million with LOTTO MAX!’ I had to repeat myself a few times because she was in shock,” Olmstead said. “But when reality sunk in, my mom, who never swears, yelled a few expletives!”

“My priority is that we live a good life, but I want to raise my children to know the value of a dollar, understand the meaning of hard work and to teach them how to provide for themselves when they are adults,” he said.

I like it when ( all too rarely !!! ) a level headed individual , of a reasonable age wins big ! … Not to young to make a balls of it and not too old to enjoy it ( which turns relatives and friends into vultures ) …

Congrats Adrian !!! …

Source: Blenheim, Ont. man wins $70 million playing Lotto Max …