Extra, Extra: Proposal For Trans Day Of Remembrance, Bloor HMV Closure, and No Smoking In The Real Jerk | news | Torontoist
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Extra, Extra: Proposal For Trans Day Of Remembrance, Bloor HMV Closure, and No Smoking In The Real Jerk

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  • Queen’s Park LGBTQ critic Cheri DiNovo has tabled a bill to officially mark November 20 as the Trans Day of Remembrance. On November 20, 2015, Ontario MPPs observed a moment of silence at Queen’s Park in recognition of those who died as a result of anti-trans violence—and DiNovo’s goal is to recognize this annually. The Parkdale-High Park MPP’s bill sheds light on the lost lives of those who “might otherwise be forgotten.”
  • HMV may be the last record store standing at Yonge and Dundas, but its Bloor Street location is closing. Following in suit with a slew of other record shop closures, the store is officially shutting its doors this March. The plus side? Certain items are currently on sale for up to 50 per cent off.
  • Two days after the release of Rihanna’s steamy “Work” video, the journalists behind TMZ have unveiled some hard-hitting news: as 12:36 reported today, its reporters confirmed The Real Jerk, the East End restaurant where the video was shot, does not allow for rogue pot smoking. Co-owner Lili Pottinger told the tabloid there’s a zero-tolerance policy regarding illegal substances in the building despite the video’s depiction of patrons lighting up in the restaurant. (Don’t fret: you may soon get your public marijuana fix from the Shoppers Drug Mart down the street, if the company gets its way.)

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