Canadian voters handed the leader an outcome that nearly mirrored the resulting of the 2019 election. This reflected ambivalence toward the Prime Minister who triggered a snap election during the pandemic. Now he’ll return to Ottawa without a majority.
This will take up serious storage space. It’s an “immersive” labyrinth of 100 Chinese doors assembled by Beijing avant-garde artist Song Dong (b.1966) – originally for the Venice Biennale – and now in the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario. The armoire doors were rescued from within the Beijing hutongs, a vast network of laneway housing either being demolished or gentrified, in a capital city that’s been expanding and rebuilding at breakneck speed. ‘The Wisdom of the Poor’ addresses the role of traditional architecture in today’s changing urban environment. <PHOTO – Song Dong, Pace Gallery>. <Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West>
This city’s laneways & alleys come in many types – art galleries, bike paths, graffiti, painted garages, cartoons, little houses, rusting steel, decks, gardens, ramshackles, views, murals, treasures of all kinds.
MASSEY COLLEGE, 4 Devonshire Place, is a well-connected and financially endowed institution in downtown Toronto. Designed by Canadian architect, Ron Thom, and opened in 1963 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, this is one of the University of Toronto’s most beautiful buildings. The College was conceived by VINCENT MASSEY, 18th Governor-General of Canada, as a “place of dignity, grace, beauty and warmth”
By the sound of it, our Mayor John Tory, incumbent since December 1, 2014, will be involved in another mayoral election, scheduled for Monday, October 24, 2022. Candidate registrations for the Office of Mayor officially opens on Monday, May 2, 2022. Deadline for candidate nominations is Friday, August 19 at 2:00 pm. So this could mean Mr. Tory might take part in the election, or maybe he’d go back into full-time broadcasting. John Tory can definitely do either, but hasn’t been clear in interviews over this past year.For sure, Toronto’s ‘Rumour Mill’ will be spinning. <Photo above – Mayor Tory on his first day in office at City Hall, December 1, 2014>