Movie ticket buyers advised they're not going to see a performance of “Hot in Herre." The celebrity status of rapper Nelly might’ve dimmed, but the TIFF Lightbox had to send an email to Nelly ticket buyers to be certain that they know what exactly they’re in for. An algorithmically misleading alert from Ticketmaster seems at least partly to blame:

The suspicious Parkdale supermarket closure. No Frills at King and Jameson sudddenly shuttered on December 8, claiming a need for roof repairs. But this hasn’t stopped grocery-deprived locals from thinking a condo deal is afoot. Shuttle buses are carrying people to other No Frills nearby. A similar situation at Coxwell and Gerrard has been ongoing since May.

CBC's Marketplace hawked “White Pride World Wide” in Bloor West Village. The show got busted for violating bylaws by selling T-shirts on the streets of Alliston last week. But the experiment was also performed in Toronto. A preview video is stoking arguments on Facebook:

“Send Kellie Sugar” campaign worries about getting mistaken for some anthrax. A comment from the Conservative leadership hopeful about how she didn’t like living in Toronto because she couldn't borrow sugar from her neighbours has inspired a website that encourages outraged Torontonians to send her some—but only in sealed packets, please.

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Postmedia director will be helping President Trump settle some scores. David Pecker, appointed to the board of the Canadian newspaper chain last October, remains an intriguing figure in his day job: CEO of American Media. The new issue of its flagship publication, the National Enquirer, printed a “rogues gallery of Tinseltown traitors” that Trump will allegedly punish after the inauguration. And, given the Enquirer’s recent biases, there’s no reason to believe it isn’t for real.

A&W will be the Junction's lighthouse. The still not open fast-food franchise at Keele and Dundas is the centrepiece of Edward Keenan’s column about how 24-hour establishments provide eyes on the street.

Super Bowl unlikely to attain status of War Measures Act. Bell Media’s lobbying to get the feds to consider Canadian commercial substitution during the Super Bowl a matter of “urgent importance” appears to have been abandoned for the time being. But the confusion has given us "18 bogus arguments about the CRTC and Super Bowl ads."

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Royal LePage is using inaguration day to claim a 41 per cent increase in Canadian real estate web traffic from the U.S.

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