Waterfront Toronto considers corporate naming scheme. On the one hand, yes, it’s a travesty. On the other hand, does anybody call the Skydome anything other than the Skydome, regardless of what Rogers wants us to call it?
Feist sweeps the Junos, winning all five awards for which she was nominated. Feist wisely kept everything in perspective, explaining in her victory speech on Saturday (yes, the Junos, like all Canadian awards shows, stretch things out over two nights because we care just that much) that getting to appear on Sesame Street is a much bigger deal than winning five Junos. The sad part is that she’s completely right.
Charlton Heston dead at 84. Although right now most are remembering him for Planet of the Apes, The Omega Man, and Soylent Green, the Heston triple threat of awesome low-budget 60s/70s sci-fi, Torontoist chooses to remember him for being awesome in Touch of Evil, the Orson Welles classic.
Liberals consider “green mortgages” for next election. The mortgages will offer financial incentives for for retrofitting homes to make them more energy efficient, and potentially also let people who buy homes near public transit borrow at a lower interest rate. Which all sounds great. Of course, the Liberal Party then quickly pointed out that some banks already offer green mortgages, and the last thing the Liberals want to do is get banks angry at them, so maybe it won’t happen after all. Anybody remember when the Liberals had spines?
Signs of a slowdown in Toronto’s housing market. March marked the second straight month of double-digit percentage decrease in number of homes sold. However, home prices have not dropped, because come on, that shithole in Parkdale is totally worth four hundred thousand dollars! At prices like that how can you afford not to buy it?
And the Raptors got pounded by the New Jersey Nets. If you want to be positive, tell yourself that they are saving all their win-nosity for the playoffs!
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