Doug Ford’s platoon aims for the spittoon

Winery wants you to stop whining

This tweet from Pelee Island Winery followed a report from Queen’s Park Today about how Doug Ford endorsed the business on social media after its president donated $2,050 to the Ontario PCs, although the premier’s people insist that there was no link.


Vape wars reach the street

Juul is fighting Health Canada proposals that discourage the promotion of e-cigarettes, even as the vape company opens its first Canadian store, at 495 Queen West. Presumably, Juul is following the rules—unlike its rival, Vype, which recently had an installation shut down.


The CNE has mysteriously ousted its CEO. Virginia Ludy spent 33 years with the Canadian National Exhibition, and replaced David Bednar as its chief in 2015. Reasons for her exit before the fair begins again remain unexplained.


The most valued hate-reads

Refinery29, which may be acquired by Vice Media, gets plenty of clicks for accounting disclosures from its demographic—which now include contributions from Canadians:


Walter Homburger dead at 95. The managing director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra from 1962 to 1987, Homburger was also a manager of classical artists, including the pianist he discovered in 1946: Glenn Gould.


Finally, a life after Sportsnet

Scott Moore, the former Sportsnet president who retired from Rogers four seasons into the NHL deal that he helped to orchestrate, has resurfaced at the helm of a sports media expansion owned by a few famous friends: