Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.
- Cyclists will now have more bike lanes, with construction on the existing Richmond and Adelaide Streets lanes expected to get underway this week. The lanes, which currently run from Bathurst to University, will be extended east to Parliament Street. Lanes will also be installed on Peter Street, running north and south from Queen to King. Both projects are slated for completion by the end of September.
There’s a twist on the ol’ “forgot your clothes” nightmare, for actors—it’s “forgot your lines,” and it was enshrined in a play about an actor who is dropped into a play without lines or plot: Christopher Durang’s The Actor’s Nightmare.
Some performers, though, learn to love the thrill of having to make it all up on the spot, in improv, a particular form of performer adrenaline addiction. The strange thing in Toronto, however, is how stage actors and comedic improvisers so rarely interact. But a pair of shows—Wonderstruck Live (which ran Sunday), and Mixed Company (which runs tonight)—feature actors improvising plays and pair actors with improvisers in scenes, and work to better blend the two disciplines.
News today for you: a sex-ed ad blitz timed with the beginning of school, education workers without contracts vote to escalate job actions, and what it's like to live in a TCHC home that desperately needs repairing.
Weekend news coming at you! A couple of end-of-summer street festivals, a strong opiate was stolen and may be reaching the streets soon, former PC leadership candidate Christine Elliott stepped down, and demands to end carding continue.
It's almost school! The seasons come and go, don't they? In the news: the Catholic school board is building a new school, Toronto South Detention Centre is facing another problem, and former school board chair Chris Spence is under fire for professional misconduct.