Hurry hard? Not so fast, curling freaks! The Brier Championship, considered the premier in Canadian curling, may not roll into Toronto until at least 2008, says the Canadian Curling Association. The tournament has been a widely popular event in western cities including Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Edmonton (this year’s host) and Regina (next year’s curling hot spot), but most likely won’t see the Upper Canada area for 3-5 years. Thousands of curling enthusiasts, including Men With Brooms star Paul Gross, have lobbied for the Brier to come back to the Toronto since it left the city in 1941. Former Premier Mike Harris, father of the Common Sense revolution, has also raised eyebrows at the prospect of more curling in the GTA. If the plan follows through to bring the Brier back to its roots (it started here in 1927), longer than average line-ups are expected at local neighbourhood Tim Horton’s.
(Also, what’s the deal with steeped tea?)