Funnel cake truck thief could be a tasty arrest
Media demanding more delicious detail
Specifics released by police are limited to their belief that the truck has about $60,000 worth of stuff inside. These reports have been invaluable marketing for Funnel Cake Express.
#BlockSidewalk about to squawk
The first public event from a group protesting the proposed Sidewalk Labs project is set for Wednesday, as Waterfront Toronto promises more transparency. Alphabet’s final plan for Quayside will arrive later than its April deadline.
Can’t someone innocently tweet their enthusiasm for Doug Ford’s subway dreams? Toronto councillors Shelley Carroll and Gord Perks were among those wondering who’s behind @OntarioLine, which claims to be run by a small independent group.
Montreal is now officially metal
A politician triumphed in his attempt to solidify Montreal’s recognition of its heavy musicians.
Joe Warmington vindicated for 27 years of devotion to Billy Ray Cyrus. “Old Town Road,” which Cyrus remade with rapper Lil Nas X following a Billboard country chart controversy, beat Drake’s “In My Feelings” for the most streams in one week. Scrawler wrote the book on Billy Ray after closely covering his ascent.
Actor apologizes for crappy rock act
Keanu Reeves once silently played bass for Dogstar, whose music he now admits was awful. He also told GQ that his latest favourite band comes from Toronto, just like him.
The Hilarious House of Frightenstein is about to be streamed. Crave is queuing up the first season of the 1971 children’s show, whose last surviving master tapes were offered for sale last year. The Frightenstein rights recently changed hands, fuelling hopes for a revival.
Finally, a Vice grip on wrestling
Viceland is still trying to find its purpose after the specialty channel got cancelled in Canada. (A nightly Vice Live talk show lasted six weeks.) But a recommendation from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson makes the company more hopeful about Dark Side of the Ring, a made-in-Toronto docu-series about the kind of wrestling damage that couldn’t be faked.