The Canadian Olympic Committee has filed paperwork to trademark Toronto 2024, Toronto 2024 Olympic Bid, and TO2024 despite John Tory’s indecision surrounding a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. COC spokesperson Carl Vallee said, “The Canadian Olympic Committee has been crystal clear in its intention to lead, advocate and prepare for a possible 2024 Toronto Olympic bid. The trademark is simply part of that preparation in case it does not go forward.” On Wednesday, Canadian Taxpayers Federation Ontario director Christine Van Geyn chastised the Mayor and Premier Kathleen Wynne, stating, “We’re in a province that has an $8.5 billion deficit, we spend a billion dollars on month on interest, we have $314 billion in debt – this is not the right time to be doing yet another international sporting competition.” Tory has until September 15 to submit a letter of interest to pursue a bid.
A family of cosplayers at FanExpo 2011. Photo by Jackson Chiu, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.
Now in its 21st year, FanExpo’s four-day celebration of sci-fi, horror, comic book, anime and gaming attractions is booming as mainstream interest in what used to be called geek culture continues to expand. The booths and attractions at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre can look endless, so here are five highlight events to look out for. To get the full FanExpo dose, you’re going to have to brave the crowd and navigate through the fans that make this event the overwhelming experience it is. We have faith in you. Keep reading: Five Ways to Geek Out at FanExpo Canada
Active Surplus’ Queen Street location is closing. The distinctive electronics retailer has been on Queen for over 30 years, and its second floor store has been a magnet for techies, DIYers, geeks, and weirdos. It was an excellent place.