Toronto Diary
1 min

Toronto Fails to Bring the Love

Toronto refuses to proclaim Global Love Day, to the chagrin of love ambassador Kate Hollett. 

Given that Toronto was where the first gay male Israeli couple that was granted the right to adopt tied the knot in 2004, it’s clear that we’re already a global love capital, no?

But as one couple celebrates, another Toronto couple becomes the latest victim of the economic downtown, as Steven & Chris gets put on hiatus while CBC deals with its ongoing financial problems. The Tories have announced that CBC will be getting no additional government support to deal with the shortfall. Adding insult to injury, culture minister James Moore was here in Toronto, on the set of CTV’s Flashpoint no less, to announce the new Canadian Media Fund, which would force CBC to compete with private television stations for public funds to create dramatic programming.

US TV however lures away Canadian actor Kyle Riabko from the Toronto run of the sexually explicit rock ‘n’ roll Broadway smash Spring Awakening, which opens in Toronto next week.

Still trying to figure out what to do this weekend? You could always try to make a new straight guy friend. Apparently, it’s so complicated, The Globe offers extensive and somewhat homophobic advice on the subject.