Tag Archives: Toronto

Here’s a Photo of Me at Three Months:

Strangely Reminiscent of What I Looked like on December 18th, 2021

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Hidden in Plain Sight

Bruce McArthur’s Victims This is a shameful episode in police indifference when eight gay men went missing in Toronto between 2010 and 2017. Rumours of a serial killer were ignored by the Toronto Police Service until Bruce McArthur was implicated … Continue reading

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Toronto: The “Town” Where I Was Born

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The Genius Behind (Neon) Rose, Toronto and ‘that’ Heart Song

Brian Allen It’s something special to see someone you know succeed in showbusiness. Brian Allen wouldn’t remember me: I was just another student on the school bus to Barrie from Camp Borden and Angus in the middle years of the … Continue reading

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Who Murdered the Shermans?

Barry and Honey Sherman Sometime during the evening of December 13, 2017, Mr and Mrs Sherman were killed in their home in Toronto. Their bodies were not found until two days later, when a real estate agent took some potential … Continue reading

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Hockey: “The Big M” Shoots, He Scores!

Frank Mahovlich When I started watching the NHL in 1958, Frank Mahovlich was already a big deal. A big, rangy skater, he scored a lot of goals and helped the Toronto Maple Leafs to four Stanley Cup wins. If I … Continue reading

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Retro-Feminist Television on CBC

Frankie Drake Mysteries After the runaway “success” of the┬áMurdock Mysteries┬áthe Canadian Broadcast Corporation decided to try to see if lightning could strike twice. These two shows are made by the same production company, Shaftesbury Films, based in Toronto. And therefore … Continue reading

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It Wasn’t His Time to Die

A Matter of Faith When 77 cm of rain fell on downtown Toronto on Tuesday this past week, flash flooding caught a couple of co-workers in an elevator. They had gone to the basement of the building where they work … Continue reading

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Our Gang – October 14, 1978

Toronto, Ontario, Canada In 1978, we lived in St. Catharines, Ontario. On a whim, we went to Toronto and stayed at the King Edward Hotel for the weekend. We went to a play: The Incredible Murder of Cardinal Tosca – … Continue reading

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My Love of Trains Started Young

Allandale Railway Station In 1955-6 we lived in New Lowell. The Thorpe grandparents lived in Toronto. That made for a long trip by car in those days. I have a distinct memory of this railway station, then on the outskirts … Continue reading

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