The weekend starts here with six hits from 12:36
From the Joker to Faith to “S.O.S.”
A thief with a face suited for Batman got attention after a surveillance video was shared by Wafels & More in Kensington Market. But despite comments indicating other rip-offs from this Joker, police received no complaints.
It’s been a week for the Oost
MPP Sam Oosterhoff cited Horton Hears a Who! in response to reporter questions, after he told a Queen’s Park rally that “We pledge to make abortion unthinkable in our lifetime.” Doug Ford retorted that the abortion debate won’t be re-opened while he’s the premier.
Faith Goldy donors got called to the phone. PressProgress picked through Goldy’s public mayoral campaign contributor list to ask questions about her supporters. Little was said by the likes of Gus Koutoumanos, the owner of Shoxs Billiard Lounge—whose Facebook page is currently flecked with links to PressProgress.
Citytv shrinks away from spending
Rogers Media cancelled its annual upfront presentation, an event primarily designed to show off the new American shows they’ve bought. Others still have the will to do one:
A strange fight for The Good Fight. “CBS HAS CENSORED THIS CONTENT,” read a black screen for eight seconds, in reference to one of the show’s Schoolhouse Rock!-style shorts, done by a studio in Toronto. The subject was censorship in China. The situation was sort of explained with a CBS publicist listening in.
Finally, how can you carry on?
Dwayne Gretzky, the curiously popular Toronto cover band, has been an entirely live phenomenon for the past eight years. But since you’re nobody till somebody can find you on Spotify, their debut album begins with ABBA: