“If you’re interested sir, we’ll do it for ya.” Advance word of an Ontario Liberal exposé of Doug Ford invited predictions about something personal. But it was just the usual allegations of omination impropriety. An audio recording caught Ford apparently offering to buy PC party memberships for people promising to vote for his buddy Kinga Surma:

NDP gets portrayed as a bunch of wack packers. With the NDP gaining ground, the PC party has created an attack website: “Meet the Real NDP.” Meanwhile, Sue-Ann Levy has a scoop about Kitchener South-Hespeler NDP candidate Fitzroy Vanderpool’s apparent recent history with the Female Oil Wrestling Federation. (Vanderpool claims that “Fitz the Whip” is actually someone else.)

Only the Libertarians can save us now. “I can do better” is the latest slogan from Kathleen Wynne, delivered with a kind of sincerity totally unknown to the modern meme machine. Meanwhile, the Ontario Libertarians have been meme-ing it up, promoting their 117 candidates on social media with an emoji-based call to vanquish all the other party colours:

Norm Kelly is sticking it to the old white men. Scarborough’s career politician, who hopes to be re-elected this fall and stay on the job until age 81, called city council’s decision to shave grants to the COC and TSO for not meeting diversity targets “sort of a wake-up slap.” Kelly is a TSO board member who oddly never seems to plug the opera or symphony on his inanely hip-hop-obsessed Twitter.

Joey Jeremiah’s mid-life crisis look. Degrassi lifer Pat Mastroianni bought some new tattoos prior to returning to work the nostalgia circuit—now further stoked by co-star Anais Granofsky’s Toronto Life memoir, "Between Two Worlds," a story Mastroianni says he'd never heard about before. In any case, he’s now old enough to grow a beard like this:

Ferris Bueller’s bedroom won’t fade away. A re-creation of the delinquent teen's cave was mounted at the Gladstone Hotel in 2016 by artist Sarah Keenlyside. Her efforts to recreate the room have now been captured in a documentary, which will premiere in tandem with a virtual reality revival:

“Pick your bread bae” was a stroke of sandwich artistry. Subway Canada ran Twitter polls that got no votes, which were then dragged by the likes of BuzzFeed and Vice under the pretense of being a shameful marketing exercise. Neither Twitter nor Subway would dare comment on what was going on here—but digital strategist Stephen Taylor outlines how tweets can be rigged to get no reaction, resulting in what he calls “roast me PR.”

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The auto-sharing company is leaving Toronto after being asked to pay $1,500 per vehicle in permit fees.

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