“We lived in a continuous blaze of enthusiasm…above all we loved this country and loved exploring and painting it.” – Lawren Harris, 1970.
Lawren Harris and A.Y. Jackson aboard the government supply ship Beothic, 1930. Library and Archives Canada
Born in Brantford in 1885, to the family who owned the Harris agricultural equipment empire, Lawren Harris first came to Toronto to study at St. Andrew’s College. When he enrolled at University of Toronto, his mathematics professor persuaded him to focus on painting.
The announcement, seen in a post on the Harbord Village Residents’ Association website, also includes word of a potential new occupant—Boston Pizza. The post invites neighbourhood residents to a public meeting on Monday to discuss the possibility of the chain moving into the space, and opening up a patio to do so. Ahead of the meeting, Torontonians are taking to Reddit and Twitter to voice their opinions on the matter, and share memories (at least, the ones they can recall).
After 20 years of annual Christmas pantos, Ross Petty acts in his final production with the opening of Peter Pan on Friday. The co-writer of two of those productions looks back on the zany, fart-filled, and much-loved tradition.