Yonge and Dundas is likely to get the city's loudest drug store sign. Shoppers Drug Mart will need a little razzle dazzle if it hopes to take over for one of the city's most notable tourist traps:

Filmmakers think King Street overhaul will ruin it as a stand-in for American cities. About 80 per cent of local movie productions are shot around the King Street corridor, because it has tall buildings that can be made to look like those in other cities. A car-reducing revamp, like the one currently being contemplated by city council, could change all that. City hall is saying that everything will be fine.

There’s no lack of drama at The Rebel. Ezra Levant took his gang to Israel to observe religions trying to co-exist. During the trip, Gavin McInnes released a video in which he said, essentially, that the Holocaust wasn't that big a deal (then he got off the plane to find himself being praised by neo-Nazis, forcing him to clarify that he just wishes Jews were less wimpy). Meanwhile, The Walrus published an undercover report about a Rebel boat cruise. Also, Lauren Southern left the company, giving Vice the perfect opportunity to publish a feature in which her university friends lament not changing her mind.

Toronto Sun still trying to topple the ivory tower. Jordan Peterson made the tabloid's cover for calling for a 25 per cent cut to university funding until the institutions sort themselves out. The ongoing criticism of Peterson sure hasn't hurt his Patreon—netting about double his U of T salary

Garth Drabinsky revels in the comeback narrative he won’t discuss. “I’m looking at my future,” is the stock answer offered by the theatre mogul when asked about his fraud conviction (which is still a matter of concern for securities regulators). But he’s happy to talk about Sousatzka, his new show, ahead of its official opening on March 23. Globe and Mail theatre critic J. Kelly Nestruck is questioning the rampant use of a certain c-word. (Steve Paikin, once revealed to be a “family friend” of Drabinsky's, now has a chance to ask about all this and more.)

Holding the pickles with care in the removal of Floor Burger. Claes Oldenburg’s 1962 soft sculpture returned to the AGO floor last year after its 700 pounds had to be stabilized for showing at the Museum of Modern Art. The Toronto Star has now documented the surprisingly complicated process of putting it back in storage.

Nocturnal Earthworm Stew getting its 40th anniversary due. David Pritchard, who first rose to prominence as an overnight free-form DJ on CHUM FM in 1968, went on to produce a pioneering electronic music album for Island Records. The record had a brief revival shortly before Pritchard's death in 2005, but now it’s receiving a proper 21st century re-release, which illuminates all the pastiche production Pritchard did with razor blades and tape.

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MLSE says it's raising Maple Leafs ticket prices next season in order to prevent fan cash from landing in the hands of these resellers on the sidewalk.

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