Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.
- The High Park zoo has a plan to get the Capybaras back into their pen. The undercover, covert mission will involve another capybara, and leaving a door open. The zoo keepers will lock another capybara in the enclosure, and play capybara calls from a speaker, and hope that lures the critters back. Staff will be hiding out in a truck, ready to slam the enclosure’s door shut if and when they return. A buddy cop movie about the people waiting to capture the capybaras is in the works, and Jonah Hill is rumoured to be involved.
- Yesterday we learned that Gord Downie, the lead singer and lyricist of the Tragically Hip, has terminal cancer. Today, we learned what may be the last tour for the Hip, and Downie, will include two Toronto dates. The 14-time Juno winners will play at the ACC August 10 and 12. Tickets go on sale June 3, and there’s no way to get ahead by a century, even if you’re 38 years old and have never seen the Tragically Hip.
- Remember that house that went on sale for $1? Well, it sold, and for much less than the seller was hoping for. Originally, the realtor said the homeowner wouldn’t accept less than $700,000, but by the time the dust kicked up by the bidding war settled, the highest offer was only $655,000. Turns out cheap gimmicks don’t always work.