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The Weeknd was preparing to announce a stadium tour, representing an upgrade from two years of arena cancellations, only to be barraged with replies that Russia invaded Ukraine. Meanwhile in Canada, film production companies are expecting relocation requests.
Cornered by redevelopments
The middle class department store experience will disappear in May from the corner of Yonge and Bloor that Hudson’s Bay has dominated since 1974. Other storefronts across Bloor Street have been shuttered in advance of the demolition of Cumberland Terrace.
The search for two men who slashed a couple of cinema screens. Security footage captured the vandalism at the independent Film.ca multiplex in Oakville, Ontario. The video showed that they had their knives out for Spider-Man: No Way Home. Prior slashing incidents targeted south Indian movies.
A flash from Montreal, Ontario
The streaming miniseries Pam & Tommy has further validated the idea of building audience momentum by going against the binge-watch trend. One week at a time, it’s inspired fact-checking clickbait about its portrayal of events surrounding the celebrity sex tape, down to the continuity errors spotted on a business card:
That time Drake offered on Instagram to buy a Toronto patty restaurant that’s going out of business. “I’ll buy Randy’s right now,” was the comment he left on an Instagram post from Tyrone Edwards. The closure news came on Jamaican Patty Day, which was inspired by a scandal chronicled in a documentary short.
Finally, a new musical enigma
RealestK is a Toronto teenager who cracked the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to TikTok—and an endorsement from Drake—with a track called “WFM.” The bedroom recordings led to signing with Columbia Records. Now, sharing management with the Weeknd, he’s followed the playbook of remaining mysterious: