York Region has agreed to pay an additional $60 million as its share of the Spadina extension cost overrun. The region is responsible for 40 per cent of the cost of the extension, which goes beyond Toronto’s borders. Councillors reluctantly agreed to pay the cost with a mix of development charges and a tax levy, but also wanted to figure out how to deliver infrastructure projects on time and on budget.
In 2015 nobody’s quite talking about wanting their MTV, and MuchMusic barely plays music videos anymore. So where, then, do music videos fit into the cultural landscape?
It’s a question that Louis Calabro is more than happy to answer. The founder and director of the Prism Prize, awarded to the top Canadian music video of the previous year, launched the award just two years ago—well after the medium’s pre-Internet “golden age”—as a means of shining the spotlight on emerging filmmakers and an under-appreciated narrative genre. Its third annual award ceremony takes place this Sunday at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Oscar, Tony, Emmy, and Pulitzer-winning playwright/screenwriter John Patrick Shanley premiered his last play, Outside Mullingar, on Broadway. So how did three Toronto companies―Ripjaw Productions, Sidemart Theatrical Grocery, and Storefront Theatre―snag his latest work for a world premiere at the Theatre Centre on Queen Street West?