For the Grid, I spent a day at Metro East, the city’s second busiest courthouse, found in a Scarborough strip mall. There’s so much human drama in just one day at court, getting a chance to capture it was gratifying.
I also found a bunch of decent houses for sale in Fairbank.
I haaaaaate shopping at Loblaws and was totally ready to write a complete rant. Why is it that a huge, multimillion dollar chain charges more for my preferred eco dish soap than the Kensington one-off Essence of Life? Prioritizing relationships with big suppliers over customers, that’s why. But when I was thinking about why Kensington is resisting Loblaws so strongly while Winnipeg is practically begging for one, a rep from FoodShare convinced me to broaden my point of view. I like when that happens.
Another stellar turnout at the Ethnic Aisle: this issue, we’re all about booze. From Asian clubs and Greek metaxa to Hennessy, enemies and a rant about St. Patrick’s Day, you can check it all out here.
My time slot on Metro Morning seems to be moving later and later, which I’m going to take as a compliment. This morning, I discussed multiculturalism with Matt Galloway and Doug Saunders, kicked off by Doug’s column on whether children-of-immigrants find the term or concept outdated.