It was to be the embodiment of dynamic urban thinking. Instead, it's a bleak testament to good intentions gone bad. The grim granite ghost of the square that is Dundas is looking for a new general manager to inject some life into the lifeless structure. We hope they get great candidates for Yonge-Dundas GM. Too bad they got such crappy ones for architect.
CBC to Sook-Yin: no sex CBC Radio's freaking because Definitely Not The Opera's Sook-Yin Lee wants to appear in friend John Cameron Mitchell's film Short Bus. There's some nudity in the flick by the maker of Hedwig And The Angry Inch. Question to CBC - have you met Lee? She has a decent avant-garde rep in film and music, and even flashed her ass onscreen on her last day as a MuchMusic VJ. CBC fears the skin will hurt her credibility. But wanting to do roles like this gives Lee credibility and makes the Mother Corp look edgy and risk-taking. Obviously, it's just an illusion.
Martin's Mills plan all wet
Poseur PM Paul Martin helped Jack Layton by naming MP Dennis Mills waterfront guru. Mills's 15-year history of bumbling by the lake is now fair game in the Danforth race - his crazy calls for a fixed link, jets at the Island Airport, lakeside casinos and helping create the outrageous Port Authority that bleeds millions while ignoring taxpayers' wishes. His waterworld makes his Plaguestock, oops, SARSstock fiasco look good.
Conan booster a barbarian
Pugnacious promoter Peter Soumalias is helping bring Late Night With Conan O'Brien to T. O. The show will boost the city, but we don't blame the taxaphobic National Post for questioning the big bucks Ontario and the feds are spending. Does NBC really need handouts? Soumalias had a shit fit, banning the Post from access to the carrot-topped funster. As Walk of Fame promoter, he should handle the press like a big boy. Are we banned now, too?
Hey, let's go to Barrie
What a feel-good story. A major industrial workplace is shuttered, its workforce tossed. Then, hard-working entrepreneurs take over the space, putting dozens of people to work meeting big demand for a quality product. Except the product is pot and the people behind this plan will probably go to jail. The Barrie Molson Park grow op showed what progressive pot policy could be like. Now it just shows how moronic the laws are that punish people for creating a decent product millions want.