The passport renewals can probably wait

A weekend with the second wave

A seemingly pre-scheduled tweet was deleted by Passport Canada after igniting rage from citizens now eight months into living with international travel restrictions. But even while Toronto residents are increasingly advised against socializing, the Raptors are still hoping to host American teams when the NBA season begins.

Brampton busts Diwali drive-in

A festival of lights celebration was dispersed by Peel police, who also issued fines related to the Diwali crowd that gathered outside the Gurudwara Nanaksar Temple. Brampton mayor Patrick Brown said most others complied with current rules, as the city’s South Asian community deals with the challenges of being a COVID-19 hot spot.

What actually happened when McGill University students gathered for a fight. A week of online chatter about restless student residents who advertised a mass grapple—in violation of Montreal gathering restrictions—culminated in confirmation that a group of first-years ultimately followed through with it.

Canada’s right side after Trump

The efforts to reset the federal Conservative pitch got front-page play in the weekend National Post, as Erin O’Toole seeks to expand the big blue tent with union-friendly (and China-unfriendly) messaging that’s also being noticed in Australia. The changing of residents at the White House also seems like a factor in where this party is heading next:

The last days of a Toronto Holiday Inn suspended in time. Plans for three condo towers across from the Yorkdale Shopping Centre resulted in a recent $86.5 million deal for a 50-year-old suburban hotel. The rooms were uniquely built by stacking individual concrete boxes, and it sustained that chlorine-scented Holiday Inn aura to the end.

Finally, sticking this to Google

Jamie Rix of Stratford, P.E.I., accepted a challenge to contribute to the tradition of creating a phallic symbol only visible from overhead. And thanks to the penchant of journalists to investigate any appearances of the shape of a penis, the property owner seized the moment to explain how it’s a protest symbol pointed west toward Ottawa: