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John Downs Sees A Vagrant Wrapped In Carpet At Bank

Posted By: Friendly Fire · 4/21/2014 5:32:00 PM

Here is the vagrant's picture.


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Horse racing: The sport of kings... And degenerates who can't aim

Posted By: John Downs · 4/21/2014 8:03:00 PM

There's such potential at Woodbine Racetrack in the northwest corner of Toronto. The infield is beautifully manicured, the grandstand bathed in sunshine. And spectators of all backgrounds come to enjoy the elegant spectacle of thoroughbreds gliding across the track. On Saturday, couples both old and young enjoyed a daytime date. A couple of stags partied, smiling and quaffing (not ridiculously priced) beers. Even young families took in the action - two girls in front of us beaming as their horse crossed the finish line in first place. Yes, for just $2 a race, anyone can take part in the excitement. Yet a trip to the men's washroom can so easily ruin the day.

Gentleman, you're familiar with bad men's rooms. In descending order you can rank them. Airports. Esso stations. McDonald's. Bars. Bus stations. And you thought that was as nasty as it got. Well, the washroom at Union Station ...




About Friendly Fire

John Downs has been an award-winning radio reporter and personality in news and talk radio in Toronto since 1998, primarily covering Toronto City Hall. His individual work has been recognized by the Radio and Television News Directors Association of Canada, including the Sam Ross Award for Best National Commentary in 2007.

He is currently co-hosting Friendly Fire alongside Ryan Doyle in the evenings 7pm – 10pm on NEWSTALK 1010. Prior to joining NEWSTALK 1010 Downs hosted the John Downs Show, a news-based talk program on CFMJ AM640 in Toronto.  Some of Downs' higher profile assignments have included, SARS, blackouts, pope-wrangling, and most recently, rubber bullet dodging at G20 protests.