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And so it was that Champ and I attended the Inside Out Festival screening of Dead Boyz Don’t Scream tonight. (insert “Brokebrain Mountain” joke here) Our expectations were adjusted appropriately (downward) by perusing the film’s website beforehand. And it’s always fun to go to Inside Out screenings, to run into pals-we-haven’t-seen-for-some-time and congregate in a […]

Hipster Egress


Consider: Shortly after New Year’s Day 1999, Toronto was hit — along with a large portion of northeastern North America — by a massive snowstorm, effectively shutting the city down. Then-Mayor (and International Joke for Life) Mel Lastman panicked and called in the army because, hey, the city’s own snow-removal budget (and personnel (and equipment)) […]

Toronto’s Yonge & Bloor intersection Canada’s Hudson’s Bay Company department store The Bay (Yonge & Bloor)

This is Sunrise Records (& Video), just steps from the corner of Canada’s most widely-known intersection, Yonge & Bloor. I used to shop there all the time for my CDs and DVDs. Almost exclusively, actually, since they were a reasonable alternative to multinational conglomerate-stores and much closer than the best CD store in Toronto. And […]

Toronto transit cops — oops, I mean, Special Constables — rush to the Yonge/Bloor subway stop, no doubt to harass tourists and/or bloggers taking photos on the platform. The Toronto Transit Commission — a.k.a. “The Better Way” — provides Toronto commuters with an alternative to environmentally-unfriendly automobiles, and apparently sees nothing wrong with their cops […]

You don’t want to compare but, for serious, you just can’t help it, if for no other reason than the laughable repetition from local boosters that Toronto is a “world class” city. Let me say this: in the six days we spent in Tokyo, we heard not one argument, saw no trash on the immaculately-swept […]