TORONTO SHORT STORIES – JANUARY 25 TO FEBRUARY 5/2017

crows1crows2<PHOTO ABOVE – one of the theatres & performance spaces in Crow’s new theatre complex, Joel Levy/Toronto Guardian>

Congratulations to the Crow’s Theatre Company & Streetcar Developments on the opening of their beautiful new facility in the East End. After 34 years as nomads, Crow’s now has a state-of-the-art home base and can mount a full season of theatre, music, dance, opera, comedy and classes for the kids.

In the spring of 2017, Gare de l’Est, a restaurant and patio from Erik Joyal and chef John Sinopoli will open in Crow’s spacious lobby. To learn more about getting involved as a volunteer, supporter or Crow’s frequent flyer, drop a line at info@crowstheatre.com or visit their website at http://www.crowstheatre.com

torontoeconomyIn case you were wondering, TORONTO – home to 20.4% of Canada’s population – is this country’s most important economic engine. In 2013, the year Statistics Canada put out a new data series about ‘local’ economies, TORONTO pumped out $330-billion. That’s virtually equivalent to the entire province of Alberta’s GDP ($331 billion) at that time, and within spitting distance of Canada’s second-largest province, Quebec ($337 billion). – Economist & CBC business columnist Armine Yalnizyan

Read the entire story online in MacLean’s at http://www.macleans.ca/economy/economicanalysis/torontos-economy-doesnt-get-the-respect-it-deserves/
Follow Ms. Yalnizyan on Twitter – @ArmineYalnizyan

revival1Revival 629 Film Studios will build a new 7,500 square foot studio called Revival XP. This studio, at 629 Eastern Avenue, will cater to those making music videos, television commercials and virtual reality (VR). The state-of-the-art facility will offer 40-foot ceilings, green walls and lighting grids.

Mitchell Goldhar, joint owner of Revival 629 said in a press release “With over 240,000 square feet in 11 studios over an 18.5-acre site in the heart of the Film District, Revival is one of the largest film operations in Canada.”

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