Mayor John Tory seems like a nice guy, which makes you wonder whether he is an effective mayor. He appears friendly, easy to get along with, not prone to angry outbursts and seems to win many of the issues in which he expresses an interest.
Born in Dalian, China, National Ballet of Canada's Xian Nan Yu came to Toronto to train at the National Ballet School and is celebrating 20 years with the company, having joined in 1996 before being promoted to principal dancer in 2001. She returns to the role of Tatiana in Onegin, which opens Nov. 23 at the Four Seasons Centre of the Performing Arts and runs until Nov. 29.
Andy Shauf grew up in Saskatchewan playing church music with his family. And he’s had a hard time shaking the Prairie label despite a recent move to the gritty Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto. No matter, the sad songster has quietly established himself as one of country’s finest songwriters.
Vikings was shot in Ireland, a part of the world renowned for its mild climate, whereas Standen’s new role in Taken, the NBC drama based on the hit Liam Neeson movie of the same name, has meant 16-hour days filming action sequences during Toronto’s hottest months.
The proposal for 260 townhouses at 740–750 York Mills Rd. was rejected by Toronto City Council in June, and the developer, Minto Group Inc., appealed to the OMB shortly after. Despite being refused by Toronto City Council, the proposal earned a favourable report from city staff.