Justin Trudeau goes through the Gorilla Glass. So what if the prime minister and his family hitched a ride on the Aga Khan’s private helicopter? Do you know any other way to that private island in the Bahamas? But to prove he’s no snob, there’s no table he won’t sit at during his magical listening tour, along with persistent updates on Snapchat.

Paul Anka won't be warbling "My Way" to Donald Trump. Canada’s original teen idol denied a report that he accepted an invitation to perform the song (which he wrote) at the inauguration with new lyrics. But that's only because he can't make it to Washington. Too bad, as it would've been a chance for Anka to be infamous for more than tantrums.

Bunz Trading Zone inspires a serial bath-taker. Ken Ferguson is in the Toronto Star for soaking in the tubs of local barterers every day this month—a tour he has chronicled on Instagram. The actor claims his bath obsession has to do with him only having a stand-up shower—rather than, say, just wanting to get naked in homes that aren't his own.

Jean Machine could be the latest retail casualty. The store that’s been an Ontario shopping centre staple since 1976 is seeking bankruptcy protection after an attempt to skew more post-teenage didn’t take hold. (Originally, it was co-owned with Sunrise Records, which changed hands in 2014 and still operates in 10 non-Toronto malls.)

Condo lauded for not looking horrific. Globe and Mail columnist Dave LeBlanc looks at the Morgan, a 16-storey residence south of the Queen West strip with a Starbucks at its base. The large suites, combined with an exterior that blends into the “needle trade” legacy of the neighbourhood, makes it seem like it was there all along. “It’s not quite 20,” writes LeBlanc, “but it doesn’t look a day over 90.”

Sunwing replaces one infamous incident with a few others. The end of 2016 saw two women who ridiculously disrupted a flight getting a conditional discharge. Little did the airline know how much more it’d be making headlines in 2017.

Milo Yiannopoulos’s book will be easy to find. Simon & Schuster Canada has confirmed a domestic print run for Dangerous, the memoir by the alt-right provocateur, whose reported $250,000 book deal caused a sizeable stir. (The Toronto Public Library hasn’t ordered it, but welcomes formal requests.)

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The Economist plants this nickname on mayor John Tory in a story about his struggles with SmartTrack and road tolls.

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