Jordan Peterson self-owned by plus-sized beef
Prof’s crash course in logging off
The continued existence of a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue was promoted thanks to Jordan Peterson arguing that authoritarians are to blame for Yumi Nu being one of four cover models. After the dragging he received, JBP declared he’s better without Twitter, and will now focus instead on interviewing Conservative leadership hopefuls.
The binders full of folksiness
Doug Ford defended the act of bringing a binder to the prime time Ontario election debate. The attempt to turn his crib notes into controversy was due to the consortium overseeing the event wanting party leaders to speak without a script. Subsequently, the premier wondered what was wrong with being more organized than his rivals seemed to be.
Mitch Marner had his Range Rover stolen by three suspects brandishing two handguns and a knife. An alert from Toronto police about a carjacking outside the Cineplex theatre on the Queensway involved the vehicle of the star forward for the Maple Leafs. The team later confirmed the victim was an unharmed Marner.
Stripes yield to the Swedes
Ikea has set a May 25 opening date for its downtown Toronto location, which may revive the dead-on-arrival Aura Condos retail space. This new retail at the corner of Yonge and Gerrard coincides with the start of an overhaul of the Hudson’s Bay Centre at Yonge and Bloor, whose department-store flagship felt the familiar funereal finale of clearing floors:
Toronto has a new wave of park signs saying they’re off limits after midnight. A message of being officially off limits until 5:30 a.m. is accompanied by the municipal prohibition against erecting a tent or camping in one. Meanwhile, after the latest bid for park drinking was quashed, many park washrooms remain “closed for the season.”
Finally, a man called Wrycraft
Michael Wrycraft died at age 65 on May 16 after congestive heart failure landed him in the ICU of Toronto Western Hospital, where he posted on Facebook about his final days. While he started out as a magician and comedian, Wrycraft later specialized in album cover design with a style that became synonymous with the presentation of Canadian roots music: