Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.
- Annex watering hole The Brunswick House is closing its doors after 140 years in business. The Brunny, as it’s known by its mini-pitcher-guzzling student clientele, had its lease terminated in November. It was rumoured that Boston Pizza would take over the building at 481 Bloor Street West, but turns out a Rexall will be moving in on the legendary locale. Farewell festivities—guaranteed to get messy—will go on all weekend, but tonight is the official last bash.
- Today also marks your last day to smoke hookah legally in Toronto restaurants, bars, and cafes. Council passed a motion with a 34-3 vote last November to ban the water pipes, considered a “major public health threat,” in public. Forty-two hookah joints across the city were issued notices of the ban, and were given a five month grace period until the new rules kicked in.
- One Toronto artist is owning her autocorrect fails with a new line of graphic wearables we can all relate to. Tired of being censored by her smartphone, Sarah Creskey, who owns Wawa art shop in the west end, started making sweatshirts, bags, and pins exhibiting some of the silliest, or straight up most frustrating, ways her phone tries to outsmart her. She’s immortalized, for instance, that time it was sure she was meeting a friend at, not Dufferin, but Suffering Mall. What the duck?