Edward Rogers seeking payback as he goes
Bring out the butt-dial discourse
What the Globe and Mail described as a “butt-dial” was how Rogers Communications CEO Joe Natale learned the company chair was trying to oust him. And now Edward Rogers has been unseated but isn’t surrendering. The drama has also raised another question: what was John Tory doing mediating a family feud while mayor?
A holiday now facing Waterloo
Waterloo Region has become the battlefield for a war on Halloween after the public school board sent a directive to educators to avoid classroom celebrations. But the board issued the same directive last year with cultural sensitivities in mind, noting costumed kids won’t be reprimanded. But one columnist is fine with it being banned.
The second annual state of Santa Claus parades due to COVID-19. Disparities have emerged in the announcements of whether seasonal floats can be tolerated given current public health polices. Ottawa already decided not to issue permits this year. Toronto has a CTV broadcast booked, whether or not it’s on public streets.
Get this agent another glass
“Ceilings in Toronto mansion inspired by Sistine Chapel” was the headline of a 2018 Toronto Star item on a five-year-old Toronto home with a $21,788,000 asking price. It was built over a five-year period by developer Van Lapoyan. And now we’re into the third 2021 round of clickbait being used as a marketing tool due to one sitcom cameo:
Martha Henry dead at 83. A mainstay of the Stratford Festival since 1962, she was born in Detroit and moved to Montreal to attend the National Theatre School. At age 80, she played Prospero in The Tempest. Henry’s final role, in Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women, was delayed a year, and its run ended just 12 days before she died.
Finally, ladies and gentlemen…
“Moth to a Flame” finds Swedish House Mafia working with the Weeknd as part of the Swedish EDM trio’s return after a breakup. Their guest vocalist is part of a $300 million bet, as the postponed After Hours arena tour was cancelled in favour of aiming for stadiums. The Weeknd’s mood is getting brighter even if the lighting is dark: