Extra, Extra: A Secret Subway Sketcher, Social Media Saves French’s Ontario Ketchup, and A Visit From Prince Harry
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- For one TTC commuter, riding the subway isn’t just a way of getting from point A to B—it’s a trove of artistic inspiration. Jennifer Fryer, a fourth-year illustration student at OCAD, has turned her daily commutes into studio time, secretly sketching fellow TTC riders. Fryer typically has no more than 10 minutes to finish her work, which often captures glimpses of “shoes, coat cuffs or…very striking thumbs holding a newspaper,” she says.
- Loblaws is restocking French’s Ketchup after a social media uproar in defence of the Canada-made condiment. The grocer recently announced it was pulling the product because it wasn’t that popular with customers. But the grocer reversed that decision hours after Eglington-Lawrence MPP Mike Colle wrote a scathing letter over the “dumb move” to Galen Weston, warning that he was “more than prepared to lead a boycott of Loblaws until we get an explanation of your decision or a reversal of this refusal to stock French’s ketchup in your stores.”
- The third annual Invictus Games are coming to Toronto in September 2017. Prince Harry video tweeted this morning that the city will host the Paralympic-style multi-sports event for wounded, sick, and injured veterans and soldiers. The games, launched by the Prince in 2014 and “have shown the very best of the human spirit” will bring 600 military competitors from 16 countries to the city, coinciding with Canada’s 150th birthday.