The night the Raptors won got nobody arrested

But still some calls to rein in Drake

The fans running through traffic and dancing atop streetcars avoided getting handcuffed on Saturday night, after the Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks to reach the NBA Finals.


Grouchy views beyond the 401

A sports column scolding from the Montreal Gazette could pass for trolling—and yet, Drake’s enthusiasm can’t compare to 24 seasons of devotion from superfan Nav Bhatia.


Sugar sweetened beverages may join the Liberal hit list. Some MPs want to add a soda tax to the election campaign. The concept led to fewer sugary drink purchases in Philadelphia, although pop sales in neighbouring municipalities strangely shot up.


Who wants to rescue the news?

Facebook Canada announced 11 participants in its Local News Accelerator program. Meanwhile, the debate over the bailout that FB is often blamed for continues in print:


Doug Ford called off retroactive municipal funding cuts. A resistance movement led by John Tory pushed the Ontario PCs to decide that cuts will be focused on the future instead.


Throwing off stones at CAMH

Despite heritage status of the wall built by patients at what was formerly the Ontario Lunatic Asylum, redevelopment led to some of its removal, even though a plaque remains.


Retrontario is getting a newsletter. Ed Conroy’s pop culture preservation, based in Toronto, will now have an email dispatch, shipped later on Monday afternoons. (It’s the first of four new newsletters that 12:36 is suggesting that you subscribe to this week.)


Finally, on the timeline with J.D.

John Roberts, the MuchMusic VJ turned Fox News correspondent, had back-to-back tweets showing the difference that 40 years can make—or maybe it’s not much of a difference at all: