“Epstein didn’t kill himself” was on one of the signs protesting Don Cherry’s dismissal at Rogers headquarters, a scene involving about 20 participants and an estimated 1:1 ratio of protestors to media. No word on who or what fills in this Saturday night. Joe Warmington says they should just bring Cherry back.
The new meta-Grapes debate
Jessica Allen clarified her comments about parents of peers who’d spend $5,000 a year on minor hockey, which became the stuff of backlash. The hashtag #FireJessAllen trended on Twitter as symbolic retribution. (The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council is overloaded with complaints about her, too.)
Cannabis Council of Canada wants Doug Ford to bring on more stores. Weed producers wrote an open letter about the dearth of legal retailers in Ontario—currently 24, compared to 324 in Alberta. Meanwhile, the prospect of a Tokyo Smoke store at Yonge and Bloor is foreshadowed by a cannabis accessories pop-up at Holt Renfrew.
Correcting a C.K. consent claim
Mark Breslin took a victory lap for booking Louis C.K. in Toronto, in a column for The Canadian Jewish News. The Yuk Yuk’s owner’s insouciant view garnered an incensed reaction from Julia Wolov, one of the women C.K. admitted to masturbating in front of:
Cineplex sees decline in the amount of popcorn being sold. Concession revenues per movie patron broke the $5 barrier five years ago, and reached a height of $7.04 halfway through 2019. The latest quarterly results show that the number fell to $6.68.
Pasqually P. Pieplate, R.I.P.
Chuck E. Cheese entered Canada in 1983, and earned a rave review in the Toronto Star, particularly for the pizza whose slices the chain recently denied recycling. That first Toronto location is still there, but the robot mascots are now entirely gone everywhere: