The News Photographers Association of Canada has announced the nominees for2013 National Pictures of the Year. “A great photo is a snapshot of time that can reveal the world’s most profound tales of heartbreak, joy and reality with one single image,” reads its website. The first photo displayed, taken by Moe Doiron for the Globe, features Toronto’s very own most profound tale of reality—wearing an Argos jersey and sitting by himself at City Hall.
On March 7, glass dangled from Toronto’s Trump Tower, leading to the closure of Bay and Adelaide and creating a great deal of commuter frustration (but thankfully no injuries). That, though, was just the latest embarrassment for the Oz-like building, which in its brief history has seen three cases of falling or dangling glass, investor revolts, development delays, and even a failure to comply with its public art requirements. Trump Tower may have wanted to make its mark on Toronto real estate, and it has—but for all the wrong reasons.
In the interest of tracking all of these different developments—and because we know The Donald is always concerned about what he lends his name to—here’s a brief history of Toronto’s Trump Tower.
On Wednesday, the Black Museum‘s lecture series returns with possibly its darkest and most intense subject yet: the horror genre known as New French Extremism. Dedicated to providing “lurid lectures for the morbidly curious,” the curators of the Black Museum are certainly not uncomfortable when it comes to confronting and dissecting the darker recesses of the human imagination, but this particular lecture, entitled “Quelle Horreur! The Films of the New French Extremity,” may be their most intense offering to date.