The Ford government plans to privatize a prime city park and spend over $600 million dollars subsidizing a private spa and residential development. Their public transit construction has delays and disrupts traffic. They have a pilot program allowing alcohol consumption in 27 parks. They have their first progressive mayor in a long time.
Stuff Toronto. How about the rest of Ontario? Here in London there's ... well, not much. Summer festival season is back on in force after the pandemic. Some controversy over a new plan for homelessness. I personally like it, but I know some are concerned about aspects of it.
There was talk about the 2020 Airshow upthread. The London Airshow has kept the drive-in format while also reinstating ground displays. They've actually been voted best in North America a couple times, IIRC, largely due to their innovation during the pandemic. I am on the mailing list but haven't gone yet.
We have gotten lots of rain, lots of heat, lots of thunderstorms. The Ontario Liberals won a byelection in Kanata that had been Conservative since the 1930s and Ford is blaming it on the Conservative messaging in the election campaign as though people do not care about his rape of public resources for the sake of his developers friends, cuts to education and health care, and stuff like that.
There are festivals and concerts and games all over the place. The Glengarry Highland games, the largest outside of Scotland, are either this coming weekend or the next in Maxville, about 40 km from where we live.
We had a country music festival in Hawkesbury last weekend.