Six clicks from a week on the 12:36 beat
Cold comforts to wrap yourself in
A week of Megxit winds down with former Globe and Mail editor-in-chief Richard Addis penning a wonderfully ludicrous response to his former employer telling Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that they aren’t welcome to stay permanently in Canada. But the Sussexit is certainly happening, since their British live-ins have been sacked.
The words of the profits
Evidence of Neil Peart lyrics getting looked up like never before was in tandem with a 776 per cent surge in U.S. streaming for Rush, following news of the drummer’s death. Hopes for a permanent Lakeside Park memorial to Peart have picked up steam, amidst other tributes, like Lawrence Gowan performing “Limelight” during Styx shows.
Conrad Black is moving out of the mansion that he sold. The palatial family estate at 26 Park Lane Circle, on the Bridle Path, was purchased in 2016 by longtime friend Harold Perry; Conrad and wife Barbara Amiel then leased it back for a reported $155,000 a year. Black says it was their decision to pack things up to a different Toronto residence.
The math of Mirvish Village
The announcement of $200 million in federal government construction financing of new Toronto apartments around the former Honest Ed’s store site helps to fulfill a developer promise that 366 of 916 rental units will be priced at or below 30 per cent of median household incomes. (Recent data would plant these rents at $1,726 a month.)
Crossing the floor to get away from Doug Ford. Amanda Simard’s first election as an Ontario PC MPP was soon followed by her quitting the caucus over French language cuts, some of which Queen’s Park later backtracked on. Now that the six-seat Liberals have a leadership race underway, Simard views it as “the party of the future.”
Finally, an advert with an E
Anne with an E fans responded to its cancellation by crowdfunding for calls to revive the series, the first of which appeared in Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square, after spending $1,000 to run four digital billboards for five days. Despite producers insisting the show is over, $5,000 has already been raised to pay for more of this in Times Square: