“The sanctity of the theatre is being violated.” Hannah Miller, one of four actresses suing Soulpepper Theatre Company and its founding artistic director, Albert Schultz, for alleged sexual misconduct, spoke with fellow plaintiffs at a press conference. Schultz announced his departure from Soulpepper with a vow to defend himself. Meanwhile, the lawsuit opens a new discussion about how men heralded as creative geniuses have been able to get away with bad behaviour—while the New York Times confusingly characterizes it as “Canada’s Weinstein moment, take two.”

Corey Feldman says A Tale of Two Coreys isn’t enough of a real story. The made-for-TV movie about his kinship with the late Toronto teen idol Corey Haim is “watered down,” claims its executive producer Feldman, which is an odd way of promoting its premiere. (No matter how tame the effort might be, it does at least have the "love child" of Michael Jackson, playing his own supposed father.) Feldman is still promising to expose the truth about alleged adult abusers in Hollywood, despite the ongoing objections of Haim's mother.

The premier steps into the middle of minimum wage rage. Tim Hortons franchises aren’t the only ones cutting corners amidst the hike to $14 an hour—and why not? Any changes being made to breaks and benefits are in line with provincial law. Kathleen Wynne entered the ring to accuse Jeri Horton-Joyce and Ron Joyce Jr.—the married spawn of the doughnut shop founders—of being bullies, and invites them to come after her instead.

Andrew Scheer’s “abhorrent” words keep requiring a correction. During a Globe and Mail interview, the Conservative leader explained why he won't march in Pride parades, leading the paper's editorial board to call him a weirdo. The scolding claimed that Scheer once called same-sex marriage “abhorrent.” If the quote sounds familiar, it’s because it was mentioned in multiple other outlets, all of which had to correct it later. (The mistake seems to have originated with Catholic websites.) Meanwhile, senator Lynn Beyak was booted from caucus by Scheer for posting letters in support of her residential schools position, which he called “simply racist.”

Glass might slice right through a drab office building at Yonge and Gerrard. Gentrification along the strip is about to take out Remington's strip club—much as it previously shut the Big Slice—but a new proposal a block north hopes to perch a gleaming residential tower above this hitherto unappreciated circa 1974 slab of indistinction.

Monte Carlo Laundromat mural awaits some warmth. Rob De Luca gained some CBC News attention for painting the walls of the Keele and Lawrence-area coin wash with caricatures of Toronto celebrities and other cultural ephemera. Details posted to Instagram include a section featuring the original logo for Eye Weekly, Muffy the Mouse from Today’s Special and ragga-rapper Snow. But the final touches—including a likeness of Moses Znaimer holding tablets—have been stalled by the weather.

Cards Against Humanity finds humanity in High Park. The crass party game celebrated the holidays with a feel-good fundraiser that helped underwrite a sincere podcast, Good News. For one episode, the hosts called Josie Candito, whose Master Mechanic franchise at Dundas and Roncesvalles gives away free scarves from its sign, a tradition inspired by the frozen dog that she rescued four years ago

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In these times of the "bomb cyclone," Canadians are left with little else to do but try and one-up Americans with tales of how frigid they've felt.

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