Toronto Diary
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Warding Off the February Blues

Don’t let the sudden thaw last weekend fool you, according to Wiarton Willie, we’re in for six more weeks of bitter winter.

But at least two organisations are trying to cheer you up. The Freethought Association of Canada is launching controversial ads on TTC vehicles that read “There’s probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” The ads have upset many of the usual suspects, but not to be outdone, the United Church of Canada is launching its own ads that read “There probably is a God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” If only all religions were this cheeky.

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is launching the 30th Annual Rhubarb Festival tomorrow, which promises three weeks of excuses to take shelter from the cold in one of the most daring festivals of experimental new theatre in Canada.

And why not make a night of it by pairing your Rhubarb experience with Winterlicious, which encourages you to dine out with prix fixe menus at top restaurants across the city. Some of the queer-friendly restos included in this year’s festival include Byzantium and Cafe California on Church St, Wish on Charles St, and The Drake Hotel on Queen St W.