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- More bad news for Factory Theatre, which is facing continued controversy over a decision by its board of directors to fire artistic director Ken Gass. Yesterday, Factory announced that Michel Marc Bouchard, whose play Tom and the Coyote was set to open the fall season, had withdrawn his production from the theatre [PDF].
- It’s not just Maple Leaf Gardens: Toronto got another large grocery store in an old historic building recently. What was one the Eastern Lines Locomotive Shop, a CN Railway repair facility in Leaside, has reopened as a Longo’s.
- Michael Bryant is back in the news, three years after he hit and killed cyclist Darcy Allan Sheppard while driving after Sheppard, according to the police investigation into the incident, attempted to attack Bryant and/or take control of the wheel of his car. Bryant wrote a memoir about the matter, 28 Seconds, and has been making the rounds with interviews at several media outlets. Most recently, he was featured in the cover story of this week’s issue of the Grid, which features such hard-hitting questions as “Do you still have a weakness for flashy fashion?” Now, arguably the release of this book is news, but we’re really, really not sure what anyone’s socks have to do with anything. (The CBC ran a similarly softball interview earlier this week.)