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- The whole Factory Theatre debacle may be drawing to a conclusion. Ken Gass—the artistic director whose ouster led to a couple months of boycotts by Toronto theatre lovers—announced late yesterday that he would not be returning to the Factory under any circumstances. “I believe further divisiveness around the Factory itself will only have a detrimental effect on the future of the company,” he says in a written statement. He also calls for the Factory to seek a new board of directors.
- Mayor Rob Ford didn’t make much of a splash in the Chicago press during his visit to that city earlier this week, but hey, here’s something from NBC Chicago: “Big, Obnoxious Toronto Mayor Visits Chicago, Blends In Too Well.”
- Oh, David Chang, you humblebragging jerk. Of course there are lineups outside your newly opened Toronto restaurant. Were you hoping nobody would show up?
This post originally said that Ken Gass has called for an end to the Factory Theatre boycott. In fact, in his latest written statement, he stops short of asking for that. This post has been changed accordingly.