The coronavirus has pushed back the second edition of Toronto’s premier technology conference: Collision 2020 will instead have its speakers do something digital. There’s also a COVID-19 disruption at Tim Hortons, where the plan to give away reusable cups for Roll Up the Rim to Win has been postponed in favour of more paper.
Kathleen Wynne’s closure time
Ontario’s preceding premier will be paid a tribute to kick off a quick provincial Liberal convention. Kathleen Wynne remains an MPP for the time being, so it’s still not clear whether presumptive replacement Steven Del Duca will get a seat soon. But the new guy can only hope that he ends up worthy of a mean-spirited Toronto Sun cover page:
Toronto’s rising rents raise anxiety about cultural business. Non-profit music venue Hugh’s Room is seeking a new home due to its landlord increasing rent by 37 per cent; kids’ bookstore Mabel’s Fables is facing a 70 per cent hike. Meanwhile, the Starbucks that once promised to preserve the Albert Britnell Book Shop’s interior was abruptly shut down.
Amazon on the Kids in the Hall
The arguments that American streaming services won’t include Canadian content without some kind of regulation got ankled again with the announcement of a new eight-episode revival of The Kids in the Hall, bypassing the CBC. Amazon Prime Video will stream the series, with Lorne Michaels also returning as their executive producer:
Grimes finally confirmed that her baby’s father is Elon Musk. The assumption was made official through the musician explaining that the cause of her pregnancy was “unprotected sex.” The revelation arrives in what Rolling Stone defines as its first-ever digital cover story, a worthless honour by the standards of anyone’s mom.
Finally, one spunky settlement
William Shatner and his ex-wife finalized their divorce, and the actor has been awarded “all horse semen” that the couple’s stable accrued. The custody of their four equines was split, but Elizabeth has visitation rights for the two who are staying with Bill: