Monthly Archives: June 2014

A LADY MUCH ENVIED

Shall I be honest? I envy Kat Sandler till I ache. She writes terrific plays. She directs them. And she has gathered around her some of the best new talent in Toronto to perform her works. And most of her … Continue reading

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A BLESSING ON WORLD PRIDE

Tonight is the closing of World Pride Toronto. A huge parade went on for most of the afternoon, in the sizzling heat. Clearly the biggest Pride ever, with something like 2 million coming to the wildest party ever! Then, early … Continue reading

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PRIDE-STERS UNITED

PRIDE-STERS UNITED Toronto’s Church Street is cordoned off for pedestrians. It’s warm and getting warmer as thousands of people wander back and forth, watching street entertainers, receiving samples from vendors, and filling restaurants and shops. Parking lots are turned into … Continue reading

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SHOW STOPS TRAFFIC

Last night, the annual Underwear Show at Cafe California stopped traffic.  How could it not? Inside the restaurant, there’s a fashion show that spills right out onto the street, as huge crowds gather outside to cheer. Cafe California, located on … Continue reading

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A CAFE OF LEGEND

Cafe California, located in ‘the village’ on Toronto’s Church Street, has played a central role in the life of Toronto’s gay community. It’s not just a place to have a gorgeous meal. From the beginning its founders, Leticia and Vincent, … Continue reading

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ARRIVING FOR PRIDE

Tens of thousands of people are arriving in Toronto for WORLD PRIDE. They come by plane, by rail, by car, by every route. There will be endless pictures posted, of massive crowd scenes, as one of the biggest parties on … Continue reading

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TESTOSTERONIC FIRESTORM

Kat Sandler‘s plays are so full of comedic energy, I imagine her composing them, holding a gun in one hand and a rolling pin in the other, while shouting at some cowering wretch, whose job it is to transcribe the … Continue reading

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