We’ve recently noticed that the so-called Entertainment District is experiencing a noticeable lull in, well…entertainment.
Once the home to a bustling nightly crowd of theatre goers, King Street has become a veritable ghost town of flashing lights since Pippin and Chicago closed a couple weeks ago. With the exception of John McDermott’s Family Christmas on December 23, both the Royal Alex and Princess of Wales are black until The Phantom returns on February 21. Of course, Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending is playing from January 3 – February 11, but it just doesn’t sound like the lighthearted Mirvish musical fun to get your granny out for a night on town, if you know what we’re saying.
In more somber news, the parents of 11-year old Birunthan Nadarajah, the boy who died after falling through the ice of a Scarborough pond, are facing deportation back to Sri Lanka after failing to qualify for refugee status. You know, now might not be the time, CIC…
Bradley Desrocher was sentenced to only a $2000 fine and no jail time yesterday after courts ruled that his attack on minor league hockey coach Mark Teskey was out of character. Desrocher choked Teskey after the benching of Desrocher’s son, much to the horror of the 9-year-old teammates and their parents.
Open discussion: was the punishment a little soft for Desrocher’s inappropriate behaviour?
Avaste ye! Explorers have discovered the wreck of a large schooner on Lake Ontario which sank near Rochester, NY in 1849. T’is a fine vessel — the mast still be standing tall over 150 years later.