A TONY-AWARD WINNING MUSICAL “COME FROM AWAY” TELLS THE STORY OF 38 PLANES GROUNDED IN GANDER, NEWFOUNDLAND AFTER SEPT. TERRORIST ATTACKS.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, the townsfolk of GANDER including Claude the mayor, Oz the police constable, Beulah the teacher, Bonnie the SPCA worker and others who described life in Newfoundland and how they’ve learned about terrorism in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. “Come From Away” has been playing on Broadway since 2017, and is now set to return to Toronto in 2024 following a run at The National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada’s Capital. This version of the Canadian miracle musical played in London’s West End, and with touring companies in Australia, New Zealand and North America. When the home-bound passengers and crew few away, they joyously exchange stories of the immense kindness that was shown to them by Newfoundland strangers in this time of need.  <Images below – 1) ‘How ‘Come From Away’ came back – from The Toronto Star . . . and the second fine photograph is a vast Broadway crowd planning to see Tony Award Winner “Come From Away”It’s really going to be a big night out in New York.>

ON APRIL 21ST, 2022 TORONTO WELCOMED THE WORLD TO CELEBRATE “THE URBAN PAVILION IN REGENT PARK”

From Mitchell Cohen, President and CEO, The Daniels Corporation. Mr. Cohen wrote “It was a landmark moment in the history of our city, celebrating the spirit of community at the heart of the Regent Park revitalization. It was also a day to honour the late Councillor, Pam McConnell, who envisioned and nurtured the revitalization, and residents of the community – and took action to bring their dreams to life. The new Pavilion will be a place to learn with and from city-builders around the world. Private-sector partners brought enormous resources and expertise to the table. Post-secondary institutions have demonstrated the impact of being “on the ground.” The City of Toronto has embraced a public/private partnership model, enabling innovation and creativity across all sectors.   <To learn more about The Pavilion visit worldurbanpavilion.org.>

CINEPLEX IS LOSING CASH DESPITE SOARING REVENUE, MEANING THE CINEMA BUSINESS IS ON ITS WAY.

From The Canadian Press —- CINEXPLEX INC. reported a first-quarter loss of $42-2 million, as its revenue soared up with customers returning to movie theatres. CEO Ellis Jacob put it this way: “Operating restrictions have now been completely lifted across theatres. And customers are returning. They’re seeing positive results and momentum across business lines. Revenue totaled $228-7 million, up from $41-4 million in the first three months of 2021.I’d say that’s an amazing improvement!

TORONTO’S RESTAURANT INDUSTRY WILL SOON BE WELCOMING MICHELIN’S DINING GUIDE TO CANADA

We’ve waited a long time for Michelin, the French company, known for its famous Three-Star rankings. Dining out in Toronto will soon be joining up with the Michelin guide books in 30 countries around the world. It’s the first time for Canada. The travel guides were created in 1899 by the French tire company and cleverly planned to promote more demand for cars. According to admired chefs a One-Star rating is a high honour.  Around the world, just 136 restaurants hold elusive Three-Star ratings. They’re not easy to come by.
According to Ann Hui, National Food Reporter for The Globe and Mail wrote “Federal Tourism Minister Randy Boissonnault and Toronto’s Mayor John Tory, will be among many others expected at Tuesday’s announcement, the sources said.”