Word of mouth may be baseball’s best hope in Toronto, because ticket sales are now a struggle. Or maybe the sport will get a boost from the nostalgia surrounding the 50-year anniversary of the MLB’s debut in Montreal, where some hope baseball will soon return with help from Stephen Bronfman.
There’s always a link to Trump
Doug Ford can’t keep score of Subways! Subways! Subways! The premier claimed in his own video that Toronto hasn’t built out its subway system in 30 years, even though the Sheppard line debuted in 2002, and an extension to Vaughan opened in 2017. (Mayor John Tory is defending his decision to keep negotiating over a provincial upload.)
Sunshine List is the richest timeline
Andrew Bevan, the former chief of staff to Kathleen Wynne, earned $553,065.48 in 2018—the quintessential fodder for articles about Ontario’s annual public sector salary disclosure. Steve Paikin, who earned $343,670.21, tried balancing out the outrage:
“Thank you very much for your donation.” Justin Trudeau delivered this money quote to a protester at a Liberal fundraiser, who heckled him about his lack of help to mercury poisoning victims on the Grassy Narrows First Nation. (The PM woke up to apologize for his smarm.)
Prematurely Potter-ing for April Fool’s
The federal treasury board’s posting for “Various Administrative Wizardry Positions” showed up days early—an apparently inadvertent preview of an insufferable Monday.
The podcast star who should’ve replaced Jian Ghomeshi. Today, Explained host Sean Rameswaram excitedly talks podcasting with Vox Media colleague Kara Swisher. Previously, the Toronto native failed his audition to host Q. A better decision at CBC: Tallboyz, a sketch comedy show directed by Bruce McCullouch.
Finally, life after “Fiji Water Girl”
Kelleth Cuthbert keeps turning up on The Bold and the Beautiful. Soap semi-stardom is her reward for going viral at the Golden Globes—although she’s now in litigation with Fiji Water. Otherwise, the Toronto model is just another pretty sarcastic face seeking YouTube views: