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When Canada entered the First World War in 1914, the CNE grounds were put to military use. Various buildings on the site were used as barracks and training facilities, and later on to process demobilized Canadian soldiers. Stanley Barracks soon found itself repurposed as an internment centre, housing dozens of civilians deemed potentially dangerous enemy […]
On Tuesday morning, Councillor Doug Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) spoke to a journalism class at Ryerson University. According to the Ryersonian, he launched into a classic Doug-tirade against journalists across the city. He claimed the media treats the Ford family “worse than Princess Diana,” and that Newstalk 1010, aside from the two-hour radio show […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. On Thursday night, Mayor Rob Ford and his substance problems were on The Daily Show for the third time this week. The segment is embedded above.
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“Well, this is my opinion. If Rob goes away on a little vacation, a week or two weeks, comes back. Rob loses 50, 60 pounds, stays on the straight and narrow—because he’s a good man, and he’s an honest man…it’d be tough to beat Rob Ford, and I think they underestimate him all the time.” […]
BY: Time and Desire LOCATION: Queen Street and Spadina Avenue PHOTO BY: g026r FIELD NOTES: At last, the city of Toronto has listened to its citizens and created a designated dance zone—or so it would appear, considering the fact that this sign perfectly adheres to the style and tone of our regular, non-dance-related street signs. […]
Toronto is fortunate to have some great Sri Lankan food, but it’s not easy to find downtown. Aside from a few Sri Lankan places around Parliament, like Rashnaa, you have to head up to Markham and Scarborough to try the cuisine, which is perhaps best described as a labour intensive, spicier version of Indian food, […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Mayor Rob Ford continues to rule the late-night talk shows. Above, Jim O’Heir reprises his role as “Rob Ford,” on the November 6 edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live. (We liked the Daily Show and Colbert Report segments better.)
Sex Criminals, a new comic-book series illustrated by Toronto artist Chip Zdarsky, has a few things going for it. It’s got a clever, science-fictiony premise, it’s got writing by Eisner Award-winning comic book author Matt Fraction, and it’s got gorgeous, full-colour art. And it also has sex—artful, plot-driven sex—which has turned out to be problematic, […]
“I just wanted to come out and tell you I saw a video. It’s extremely embarrassing. The whole world’s going to see it. You know what? I don’t have a problem with that, but it’s extremely embarrassing. I don’t know what to say. Again, again and again, I’m apologizing.” —This was the mayor’s response, this […]
Mayor Rob Ford, who on Tuesday said “I have nothing left to hide,” now has yet another bizarre video to explain. The Sun has just posted a short clip of what it says is a longer video being shopped around by “someone looking to make thousands of dollars.” In the clip, the mayor can be […]
The Alumnae Theatre Company presents its inaugural FireWorks theatre showcase. Akin to the New Ideas Festival, this series features plays created in-house by local artists. Three pieces will be staged during the three-week run: Theory by Norman Yeung, Gloria’s Guy by Joan Burrows, and Measure of the World by Shirley Barrie. For those who want […]