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The Closing of the Canadian Mind

The NY Times details clearly and directly why the Harper government has been a curse on Canada. Get him gone. The early polls show Mr. Harper trailing, but he’s beaten bad polls before. He has been prime minister for nearly a decade for a reason: He promised a steady and quiet life, undisturbed by painful […]

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Robert Gleadow

I got to see Cosi fan Tutte last night, and was immediately impressed by the singer performing Guglielmo.  His charisma and long hair seemed familiar, and when I researched my suspicions today I was correct in remembering him from the COC’s La Boheme 10 years ago, where he stole the show as Colline.  Nice surprise […]

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Mike Duffy claims Harper told him to repay money

“The prime minister wasnt interested in explanations or the truth,” says man who wasn’t interested in explanations or the truth.  Sheesh.  Why Shakespeare wanted rid of lawyers when there were perfectly disposable politicians around is beyond me. via Mike Duffy claims Harper told him to repay expense money – Politics – CBC News.

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TTC announces new personal subway cars

Some great April Fools pranking by the TTC.  (You can tell it’s a prank because the car isn’t filled to crushing with other passengers, and appears not to be stuck, motionless, between tunnels.) In response to concerns about passengers clipping their finger nails, eating food and putting their feet on seats while riding crowded subway […]

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Camelburger and Fries to Go

Torontonians are getting an even more diverse taste of the exotic with eateries now offering everything from camel burgers to kangaroo meat. Whitehouse Meats in Toronto offers camel meat for home consumption. It’s a staple in many parts of the world including North Africa, the Middle East and parts of Europe. It’s touted as healthier […]

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Robert Munsch

My mother was a senior kindergarten teacher for years, so when Robert Munsch showed up at her school unannounced one day, it was like meeting the Beatles.  It’s sad and ironic to know he has long battled depression and bipolarity – the amount of joy he’s put into the world means he’s due for some […]

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Monkey Found at Toronto Ikea

Animal control came to collect a monkey from a Toronto Ikea store on Sunday, after the animal was spotted in the parking lot… “It must be somebody’s pet because he was wearing a jacket,” the spokesperson said, referring to the monkey, which was wearing a miniature, brown, shearling-type jacket. Ikea shopping in a shearling jacket. […]

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Don Valley Parkway Rainbow

Growing up, the rainbow tunnel was the most recognisable “almost home” landmark en route from downtown. I always wondered how it had come to be there, and where it actually was. Walking through a city nature preserve near my home last year, I stumbled across it and was giddy at the realisation. Hooray for small […]

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TVO | TVO Announces Plan That Looks to Future

When I gave up my TV a few years ago, one of the biggest regrets was that I was also giving up Saturday Night at the Movies. The show and its antecedents were family traditions dating back to my earliest memories – the late Elwy Yost felt like an uncle I got to see once […]

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Sister Cities

I can’t see a byline for this very funny piece in the Globe.  Maybe he’s worried about raising the ire of everyone in the cities mentioned?  After all, we urban types are a touchy lot. QUEBOSTON Population: Who’s askin’? Sports team: The Rouge Sox Official food: Anything fried in sugar Quebec and Boston, two cities […]

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