Back to basketball in a packed arena
While empty chairs stand elsewhere
The first regular-season Toronto Raptors home game in 600 days was a 98–83 loss to the Washington Wizards before a capacity crowd made possible by the recent lifting of restrictions. But restaurants in Ontario are still waiting for their turn to bring normal seating back, while music venues reliant upon standing audiences remain in the dark.
Scenes from a real Succession
Rogers Communications is setting up a three-person committee to manage interactions between Edward Rogers and CEO Joe Natale. It’s an attempt to heal the rift that’s pit the son of Ted Rogers against his mother and sisters. Company director John Tory took a break from being Toronto’s mayor to mediate on Wednesday.
A former University of Toronto provost is a central character in the Al Jazeera podcast series about academic sexual misconduct. Degrees of Abuse kicked off with U of T vice-president Alexandra Gillespie adding to a half-dozen allegations against Andy Orchard, who spent 2000 to 2013 as a professor at Trinity College.
Kirk is back down to Earth
“I hope I never recover from this,” was William Shatner’s reaction to his Blue Origin space capsule experience, but he’s quickly returned to the business of being William Shatner. The latest was an interview in which he talked about being a face of horror:
The book by the Vice Media editor currently serving nine years in prison for recruiting drug mules. Bad Trips by Slava Pastuk will be published in April—an attempt by the hipster cocaine ring handler from Toronto to tell his side of the story. Pastuk was jailed for playing a role in a plot he was found not to have masterminded.