JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Fabio Gesufatto as you-know-who with soldiers (from left) Paul Soldano, Pat Cerundolo, Sam Giuliano and Vito Giuliano during the annual Good Friday procession through Little Italy. More pics here.
Canadian investment firm Mackenzie Financial, an Imagine Canada Caring -Company, has made Greenpeace's corporate hit list. The enviro group says Mackenzie is investing $24 million in a mill owned by Asia Pulp and Paper, charged with illegal logging practices in the Indonesian rainforest. Greenpeace notes that corporate giants Xerox, Mattel, Staples and Lego have cancelled their contracts with APP. Read more at greenpeace.org/ramintrail.
Number of years it will take to "build out" the port lands under the most optimistic development projections, according to an expert analysis prepared for Waterfront Toronto by Cushman & Wakefield. For more on the battle shaping up on the eastern waterfront right here.
REGENT PARK CHECKUP
What Nelson Mandela Park Public School "integrated community hub"
Where Shuter and Sackville, part of Regent Park revitalization.
When Currently under construction
News Tuesday, April 10, that the CBC is cancelling Connect and Dispatches is only the tip of the iceberg. The loss of $115 million from its budget over three years is forcing the public broadcaster to cut drastically. In fact, if you factor in cost increases and investments CBC says it needs to make to continue to modernize its operations, the actual budget hole is $200 million - 20 per cent of the CBC's $1.027 billion annual budget.
President Hubert T. Lacroix says upwards of 650 jobs will have to be eliminated, 475 of them this year. Lost in most coverage of the squeeze: the $115 million cut includes $60 million the CBC has been receiving since 2001 to invest in Canadian programming.
Other moves being contemplated: selling its digital channel, Bold, and allowing advertising on Radio 2. Lacroix says the changes won't mean a reduction in programming quality. We know better.