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Hundreds of demonstrators rally against Russia’s aggression in Ukraine outside the White House on Thursday. Ukraine has lurched toward breakup as lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared that they want to join Russia and would put the decision to voters on March 16. U.S. President Barack Obama condemned the move, and the West answered with the first real sanctions against Russia. More coverage, pages 8 and 9. CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES
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A senior aide to both Mayor Rob Ford and Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly admitted almost a decade ago to participating in a kickback scheme that defrauded the federal government of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Sheila Paxton, who moved to Kelly’s office when city council stripped Ford of his powers and budget, testified that from late 1998 to early 2003, she funneled grant proposals to a friend in the HRDC — now Employment and
Social Development Canada — who approved them in exchange for secret payments. She was part of a larger scheme that investigators allege defrauded the government of more than $3 million and resulted in charges against 30 people. Paxton, who co-operated with investigators and testified against her co-conspirators, was never charged. Now, a decade later, she and a co-defendant are being pursued by the federal government, which has filed a lawsuit to try to recoup more than $330,000. “It has absolutely nothing to do with city hall and nothing to do with my current job,” said Paxton. “Maybe (the Crown) just
Paxton’s co-defendant, Anthony Laws, paid her by making several car payments on a Jaguar, she testified.
decided that I wasn’t the person that perpetrated it and that maybe what I was doing was correct: my actions that I took and the ways I tried to stop it,” she said. “Maybe they found that I was more of an innocent party than a guilty party. Have you ever thought of that?” Coun. Mark Grimes says he was not aware of Paxton’s past when he first hired her at city hall in 2008. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE
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An intellectually disabled St. Catharines woman who was paid just $1.25 an hour as a labourer at a packaging company for 10 years has won her discrimination case before Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal. In the groundbreaking ruling filed last week, the tribunal awarded Terri-Lynn Garrie $142,124 in lost wages, $19,613 in lost income for discriminatory termination and $25,000 in compensation for “injury to her dignity, feelings and self-
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Garrie was “thrilled” with the decision. “I’m very happy (the case) is over and done with,” said the 45-year-old woman, who “loved” her job packaging wine bottles for export at Janus Joan Inc. “I don’t want to see this happen again to anyone else,” Garrie said in a phone interview from her parents’ home in St. Catharines. Janus Joan Inc. owner Stacey Szuch refused to participate in three separate tribunal proceedings since the case began in 2009. The Torstar News Service was unable to reach Szuch by phone, and an email address the tribunal has used to communicate with her is no longer working. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE
Discrimination. Terri-Lynn Garrie saw only $1.25 per hour while packaging wine bottles at Janus Joan Inc.
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Cops bust ‘legal’ drugs company, seize products Trippy. Four people charged in investigation into Izms and Purepillz jessica smith cross
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Toronto police arrested four people in connection with a pair of companies that purport to sell “legal” drugs — Izms and PurePillz — and charged them with offences under the criminal code and controlled drug and substances act. Between March 2 and 4 the drug squad executed 14 search warrants related to an investigation surrounding Izms and PurePillz. Anita Kolevski, 26, James Breckenridge, 30, Hou Feng Wang, 50, and Peter Wookey, 57, the father of Izms and PurePillz CEO Adam Wookey, were charged. Izms and PurePillz sell products online and through some convenience stores. Izms sells “a legal alternative to weed” that is made of smokeable herbs mixed with synthetic cannabinoids that get the user high. PurePillz sells a variety of pills. Police allege they seized
“several thousand packages of illegal drugs” worth more than $300,000. Const. Victor Kwong of Toronto police said Health Canada considers the products illegal under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act because of their similarities to drugs that are listed under the act. Police said the product “Bliss Hardcore formula R18” is considered a Schedule I drug and contains methylone, which is known as the ingredient in some variations of the drugs known as “bath salts.” Police identified two PurePillz products, “Freq” and “Rush,” as Schedule III drugs, containing benzylpiperazine (BZP) and trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine (TFMPP) or similar compounds. Rush was sold as an ecstasy alternative and the company described Freq as a “psychedelic sensual
disco biscuit.” Neither appear to be currently for sale on the company’s website. Police said four other products, yet to be tested, are suspected of being Schedule I and III drugs: “Nemesis,” which the company describes as a mild energy pill, “Meo,” which it describes as a “relaxing chill pill,” and “Flip,” which the company describes as “trippy” and “Stiff 4ever” that it says is “for anyone looking to have a blast for hours.” The police detectives involved in the investigation were unavailable to comment on Thursday, and the TPS could not comment on Adam Wookey, who was arrested in October 2013, as part of a police investigation of traditional illegal drugs and charged with two counts each of possession for the purpose of trafficking marijuana and MDMA, plus two counts of possession of proceeds of crime. Quoted
“It’s advertised as a safe alternative and we’re warning the public that it should not be considered safe.” Const. Victor Kwong
Sisters Felicity Jung, left, Mary Frances Rizzuto and Genevieve Jung.
Three sisters, three cars, one intersection Three sisters hit by three different drivers on three different occasions — all at the same North York intersection. The three incidents were maddening for their mother, Judith Jung, and highlight the need for drivers to pay more attention to pedestrians, she said. The siblings — twins Felicity and Genevieve Jung, 18, and Mary Frances Rizzuto, 32 — were hit as they crossed Beecroft Road at Park Home Avenue, in the Yonge and Sheppard area. They say they had the green light, and were not listening to music or talking on their phones when crossing. In each case, the driver was charged, and gave the same explanation: they simply didn’t see the young woman. The Jung family’s bizarre tale begins with Rizzuto on May 26, 2011. As she crossed Bee-
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croft, a westbound vehicle on Park Home made a left turn and struck her. “I remember lying on the ground. I may have been knocked out, because I don’t remember falling,” she said, adding the crash damaged one of her legs, forcing her to walk at times with a cane, and limiting her ability to drive or climb stairs. Next came Felicity, less than a month later. An eastbound driver on Park Home turned right, hitting the teenager from behind. The driver stopped to quickly check on her, but then left the scene. “I was there on the ground,” she said. “I was in shock. I had to walk home after, and that’s when I started to cry.” The final incident happened last Dec. 11, when Genevieve, was crossing Beecroft with Felicity and was hit by a car turning left off Park Home. “I was trying not to freak
out, but when other people helped me off the road, that’s when I went into shock and started shaking and crying a lot.” It’s not so much the intersection that’s the problem, said their mother, but rather bad drivers. “I’m angry. I really am. The drivers treat you as if you shouldn’t be blocking their way,” she said. For the past three years, Judith has tried to make her case with the city’s transportation services. She’s urged them to add speed bumps to the intersection, as well as reduce the speed limit on Park Home from 50 km/h to 40 km/h. Recently, the department placed signs reminding drivers to yield to pedestrians, and it is also promising to add a leftturning signal for drivers and zebra lines on the crosswalks when the weather improves. Torstar News Service
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he pilot phase of new signage at BloorYonge Station that was unveiled this week is just one part of our drive to modernize the TTC and make the system easier to use for all of our customers – everyday riders, visitors to Toronto or those whose first language is not English. In addition to the suite of 2014 Customer Charter promises to keep you better informed while on the TTC, we are also working to make the system more accessible, efficient and pleasant. To that end, we made a common-sense change that
now sees us do monthly escalator inspections during offpeak hours so that escalators are available to you during our busiest times. We are also adding more people to handle customer calls for WheelTrans, and improving service so that more Wheel-Trans trips can be accommodated. We are making the purchase of your TTC fare easier. By the end of June, all Pass Vending Machines will have chip technology and accept credit cards. At the same time, at Collector Booths you will be able to purchase a wider range of tickets, tokens and passes using your debit or
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NEW NUMBERED SUBWAY LINES, MAPS AND SIGNS UNVEILED AT BLOOR-YONGE STATION The TTC has launched a trial of new signage at Bloor-Yonge Station aimed at improving and easing navigation of the subway system and its stations. Improved wayfinding is a 2014 Customer Charter commitment under “Informative.” The most substantial change is the redesign of line names to include line numbers, linked to colours already in use. The numbers reflect the order in which a line was built (see illustrations below).
The TTC will apply Lines 5 through 7 to the future LRT lines approved and funded by Metrolinx to its wayfinding system. The nowunder construction Eglinton-Crosstown line will become Line 5 when it opens. Subway platforms will also see enhanced “you are here” maps to further aid riders using the system. There will also be improved signage for those with disabilities. The trial of new wayfinding will also take place at St George Station, which will be retrofitted in the coming weeks. What do you think of the new wayfinding system? Share your thoughts on ttc.ca or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the new wayfinding system, visit the TTC’s YouTube channel at www.youtube. com/OfficialTTCchannel.
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SERVICE CHANGES · The 32/307 Eglinton West bus routes will be required to divert both ways via Marlee, Roselawn, Castlefield and Caledonia from 9 p.m. Friday, Mar. 7 to 4 a.m. Monday, Mar. 10, due to work associated with the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. With construction well underway, customers will also notice lane restrictions on Eglinton at Allen Rd., causing further delays. For construction updates, please visit www.thecrosstown.ca.
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Man to be tried as adult for childhood attack
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cent of his body and endured years of physical therapy before he died in 2011 from skin cancer blamed on his burns. Colleen Middleton, Robert’s mother, said she was relieved the case would go to trial. “When Robert died we were thinking maybe nothing will ever happen, maybe someone is just going to get away with what they did to him,” she said. “It’s been a long road.” Robert Middleton named Collins as his attacker and the
A Texas man accused of dousing a boy with gasoline and setting him on fire when he was a teenager can be tried as an adult for murder after the victim died from his burns 13 years later, a judge ruled Thursday. Authorities allege that Don Willburn Collins was 13 when he attacked Robert Middleton in 1998 on his eighth birthday near the younger boy’s home northeast of Houston. Middleton was burned across 99 per
older boy was arrested in 1998. Collins spent several months in juvenile detention but was released after prosecutors said they didn’t have enough evidence to pursue the case. Shortly before he died, Middleton gave a videotaped deposition in which he accused Collins for the first time of sexually assaulting him two weeks before the attack. The sexual assault allegation prompted investigators to reopen the case. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Ukraine lurched toward breakup Thursday when lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia and would put the decision to voters in 10 days — and Russian lawmakers pushed a bill to facilitate a handover. U.S. President Barack Obama condemned the moves and the West answered with the first real sanctions against Russia. Speaking from the White House, Obama said any decisions on the future of Crimea, a pro-Russian area of Ukraine, must include the country’s new government. “The proposed referendum on the future of Crimea would violate the constitution and violate international law,” Obama said. “We are well beyond the days when borders can be redrawn over the heads of democratic leaders.” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s hand was almost certainly behind Thursday’s dramatic developments, but it was not clear whether he is aiming
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for outright annexation, or simply strengthening his hand St Patri Dundas St in talks with the West. The White House moved to impose financial sanctions Osgoo Queen St and travel restrictions on opponents of Ukraine’s new government and the EU also St Andre announced limited punitive King St measures against Putin’s govWellington St ernment, including the suspension of trade and visa talks. Both Washington and the EU said they were discussing further sanctions. Crimea’s parliament rammed through what amounted to a declaration of independence from Ukraine, announcing it would let the Crimean people, 60 per cent of whom are ethnic Russian, decide whether they want to become part of their neighbour to the east. the associated press
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Trial. Distraught Pistorius prayed, says witness As the girlfriend he shot in the head lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe by holding two fingers in her clenched mouth, a witness testified Thursday at the double-amputee runner’s murder trial. “I shot her. I thought she
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was a burglar. I shot her,” radiologist Johan Stipp, a neighbour, recalled Pistorius saying. The neighbour had entered Pistorius’s home after hearing screams. By that time, the celebrated athlete had carried Reeva Steenkamp’s bloodied body downstairs following the fatal nighttime shooting in his bathroom. the associated press
Activists barred from Gaza
Four whipped for gay sex conviction
More than 40 women on their way to Gaza as part of a delegation from U.S.-based anti-war group Code Pink for International Women’s Day are staging a sit-in inside the Cairo International Airport after being refused entry into the country since Tuesday, said airport officials. the associated press
Four men were convicted of gay sex and whipped publicly as punishment Thursday in an Islamic court in Nigeria, a human rights activist said. The four were among dozens caught in a wave of arrests after Nigeria strengthened its criminal penalties for homosexuality. the associated press
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We Day is heading across the pond to its inaugural U.K. event — the first outside of North America — this Friday at Wembley Arena in London. It’s expected 12,000 students (including 130 from Canada) and teachers from more than 380 schools will be in attendance … along with Prince Harry and a number of other celebs.
The Canadian invasion We Day lands in the U.K. Inaugural event hopes to leave British youth with an infectious message of doing good Vawn Himmelsbach For Metro Canada
Each year, EF’s Global Citizen Scholarship is awarded to 10 students across Canada who demonstrate a passion for global citizenship. And this year, the winners are heading to London and Berlin to participate in We Day U.K. and EF’s Science & Innovation Summit in Berlin. “What’s unique about this event is that we have over 130 students from Canada joining with EF Tours to experience our first international We Day event and share their excitement with students in the U.K. who get to see it for the first time,” said Craig Kielburger, international activist and co-founder of Free The Children. Prerana Gambhir, a Grade 12 student with Fraser Heights Secondary in Surrey, B.C., is one of those 10 scholarship students. Gambhir, 17, is head of her school’s global issues club and head delegate for the model UN.
Prerana Gambhir is the head of her school’s global issues club.
Romeo Tello, a councillor with the City Youth Council of Toronto, is hyped to exchange ideas with other youth at We Day U.K. photos contributed
This year, the club is focused on women’s empowerment; they’re fundraising to support two girls’ education in Tanzania and using any excess funds they raise to support micro-financing projects for women in developing countries. As an immigrant to Canada, Gambhir says she realizes the importance of a free education. “I wanted to contribute and do my bit,” she said. In addition to fundraising through Free The Children’s
“What you want to do is help (recipients) create a self-sufficient lifestyle.” Prerana Gambhir, a grade 12 student who is passionate about sustainability issues
We Are Silent and We Scare Hunger campaigns, the global issues club has also created its own campaign called Five Days of Fire — a
five-day competition that includes food and games. Gambhir feels strongly about the topic of sustainability. A lot of people feel they’re doing their part just by raising money, she said, “but what you want to do is help (recipients) create a self-sufficient lifestyle.” With We Day U.K., it means getting that message across to an even larger audience. Gambhir is excited to see education activist Malala Yousafzai at the event. “I’ve heard her speeches in the UN and her stories are truly moving,” she said. She’s also excited to see Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter movies. “I’m a huge Harry Potter fan,” she added. Romeo Tello, a Grade 11 student with Monarch Park Collegiate in Toronto, is
also on his way to London on scholarship. Tello, 16, is a councillor with the City Youth Council of Toronto, working with local reps on community issues and campaigns. His efforts have led, for example, to the extension of library hours in his community. He also works with the school’s Free the Children club, Minga. Last year, the club sent a group of students to India to help build a school; students are currently raising funds to build a school in Ecuador. “I’m one of those more fortunate youth who got to see We Day grow into what it is now,” said Tello. “I’ve been to one of the first We Days in Toronto and now I get to go to the first international one.” Like Gambhir, he’s excited to see Yousafzai at We Day U.K.. But he’s also hoping the trip will spark ideas through collaboration with like-minded youth — sort of like an informal forum of ideas. “In my school we’re all from the same neighbourhood — the discussion is pretty similar,” said Tello. “These are nine other people from different areas of the country and our views will be different, our strategies will be different … and hopefully some tangible strategies will come out of that.”
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• Co-chaired by Holly Branson and Lord Rumi Verjee, We Day U.K. features actress Jennifer Hudson, songstress Ellie Goulding artist Dizzee Rascal, and Malala Yousafzai, the international education activist and co-founder of the Malala Fund. • Free The Children is one of the world’s largest youthdriven charities. So far, it’s helped to build more than 650 schools, providing education to 55,000 children, in eight developing countries. • We Day is free to attend; schools earn their tickets by taking action in local and global communities. • “We have students coming from all over England, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man, Northern Ireland and even the Republic of Ireland,” said Craig Kielburger. “The young people in the U.K. are already incredibly creative and engaged in service actions and we can’t wait to see the impact the first We Day event will have on them.” Malala Yousafzai getty images
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Hannah Owen says her experience with Free the Children spurred her on to start her own fundraising efforts. photos contributed
In 2010, Hannah Owen went to Rwanda with her dad, actor Clive Owen. She was 13 years old. They were there as guests of Aegis Trust, a British NGO that campaigns to prevent genocide. It was a life-changing experience. “I had been opened up to the world of Africa ... but I never really had the experience of youth empowerment,” she said. It was a trip to Kenya a year later with Me to We — to visit a Free The Children development — that helped her see how youth could make a difference. “It had the most incredible impact on me,” said Owen. “It completely changed my perspective on what is possible.” When she returned home,
Hannah and her sister competed in a chicken and egg race through London to see who would finish first.
she started her own fundraising efforts. A conversation with friends turned into a chicken-and-egg race with her sister through the streets of London (each dressed in a costume) to see who would come first: the chicken or the egg. “It
was completely bonkers,” she said, adding that they managed to raise $5,900 that went toward education in Kenya. Over the past three years, Owen estimates she’s helped to raise about $18,500 for various causes. She’s particularly excited to hear Malala Yousafzai speak at We Day U.K. Of course, she’ll also be there to see her dad take the stage. “He has pushed me and opened the doors to that world,” she says of her dad. As for We Day U.K., Owen believes it’s going to have a big impact on British youth. “It will be a spark for an amazing cloud of positivity around the U.K.” vawn hiMmelsbach/for metro
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From ‘high risk’ to hopeful International Women’s Day. Lawrence Hill, author of The Book of Negroes, writes about his experience volunteering with girls at high risk for sexual assault and HIV exposure lawrence hill
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As International Women’s Day approaches, I wonder how many Hillside High Schools exist in the world. But I would bet good money that there is no Hillside High School like the one I saw in Manzini, Swaziland. In early February I had travelled to Swaziland as a volunteer to support the work of Crossroads International and its local de-
velopment partner, the Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse (SWAGAA). The girls greeted me by singing at the top of their lungs. There were nearly 100 girls crammed into a room with no open windows. Finally, a teacher held up her hand, brought the singing to a halt and asked what was on the girls’ minds lately. The answers came ringing out lucidly and unadorned: Was it appropriate for a high school girl to take up with a sugar daddy? What if they were exposed to HIV and died like their parents? What about teenage pregnancy? Swaziland has the highest rate of HIV in the world, and young women are the Author Lawrence Hill with a girls’ empowerment 23087 club in Swaziland. Courtesy crossroads international hardest hit of all. Docket: 115 Thorncliffe Park Drive According to a study TorontoinOntario Client: 247 - JWT Air Canada M4H be1M1 ment clubs” to teach girls every girl in the been supporting as a volun2008, 37 per cent of girls AC Rouge to Europe Job Name: Almost of 20 spoke or wrote teer for 35 years, directs its rights, tween 15 and 19 have Tel HIV.416•696•2853 In about their legal Lara Vanderheide Production Contact: group Swaziland, one girl in three issues of sexual reproductive about sexual assault. One development activities to will be sexually abused be- health, and the need to op- girl began a writing exercise girls and women in various with these words: “Darkness African countries and in Bofore age 18. The wave of sex- pose and report abuse. livia. The day after I visited has been my only mentor.” ual violence is so unrelenting In the case of Swaziland, Crossroads International, that SWAGAA has created a Hillside High School, I gave network of “girls’ empower- a creative writing workshop. a small Canadian NGO I have the girls’ empowerment
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clubs “are saving lives,” says SWAGAA executive director Cebile Manzini-Henwood. “There is urgency in the need to address sexual violence against young girls in my country, to teach them about practices that constitute gender-based violence and provide a safe space for them to report the violations and receive care, love and support.” On the eve of International Women’s Day, let’s remember girls and women around the world when we are donating from our own pockets and channeling Canadian-led development efforts. Canadian writer Lawrence Hill first travelled as a Crossroads International volunteer to Niger in 1979. He is an honorary patron of Crossroads International. He visited Swaziland in February, after spending two weeks in South Africa for the filming of the TV miniseries adaptation of his novel The Book of Negroes.
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PM’s ex-adviser under illegal lobbying probe The RCMP is probing serious new allegations of illegal lobbying by a former senior adviser to Prime Minister Stephen Harper in connection with his work for a powerful business-funded energy advocacy group in Calgary. The RCMP says after Bruce Carson left the PMO he steadily worked federal Conservative contacts at the topmost levels to influence the development of a new national energy strategy and got handsomely paid for it, contrary to the Criminal Code and lobbying laws that ban lobbying within five years of holding a public office. The revelations raise fresh and troubling questions about the access that Carson, a once disbarred lawyer, had to top officials in the Conservative government without anyone suggesting it might breach the Conservatives’ own rules. “None of them blew the whistle,” said NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus. But Harper’s parliamentary secre-
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Tight-lipped telecom industry Privacy advocates say they’re disappointed with vague responses from Canadian telecommunication companies about when and how they hand customer information to police and security agencies. Researcher Christopher Parsons, who helped lead the effort to learn more about the practices, says just 10 of 16 Internet and telephone companies responded to a January survey. The Canadian Press Montreal
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What other foods do you think would work well with musical accompaniment? We tried marzipan, dough, cocktails, sodas and even the rogue jar of peanut butter, which did not work. Seeing as music is a rhythmic experience, the foodstuffs that beg for repetitive actions — like licking — for their ingestion are perfectly suited.
RE: Napping On Vancouver Transit? Smile For The Camera! Published March 3 This should not be allowed.. I for one would not want someone snapping a photo of me and posting it on the internet for everyone to see. These people deserve privacy, instead of being ridiculed. Tuccy posted to metronews.ca
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Every dog has its day Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Family flick still cuts clever for the adults in the theatre Richard: Steve, Mr. Peabody & Sherman lacks the political bent of the original Jay Ward cartoon series, but it is loaded with references from literature, history and popular culture. It’s the only kid’s movie with an Oedipal joke and I can’t imagine a Minion punning, “Marie Antoinette could have kept her head if she had issued an edict to distribute bread to the poor. But you can’t have your cake and edict too.” Which means it is stuffed with the spirit of
Ward, which is a good thing, even if it does veer off path with a sentimental father and son subplot. What did you think? Steve: I agree 100 per cent, Richard. In fact, by dipping its proverbial toe into that fatherson subplot, the film dares to touch on what other family films like Finding Nemo or The Incredibles have done better. Still, the movie’s meteoric pace never lingers too long on any facet of the film and its niche truly is the ceaseless nods to historical events. My favourite had to be a clever throwback to Spartacus. RC: I know the history element sounds dangerously educational for a mainstream
kid’s flick, but the movie’s trips back to ancient Egypt, the Trojan War and Leonardo Da Vinci’s studio where they discover the secret of Mona Lisa’s smile are really fun. They are made doubly so by great voice work. As the dim witted general Agamemnon, Patrick Warburton really stands out. He started the confident dumb guy routine on Seinfeld (as Elaine’s on-and-off boyfriend Puddy) and uses it to hilarious effect here.
3D to capture the measure of epic Trojan battles or travelling through the time-space continuum and not simply for eye-catching sight gags.
SG: And for those who remember the old Bullwinkle series, Ty Burrell does a pretty decent job voicing the movie’s canine savant. Even more successful are the comedy’s captivating visuals, especially the way director Rob Minkoff works the
SG: Again, I agree. The movie is a peppy, playful ride through history for all ages. In fact, it probably won’t hurt either that most everyone in the audience will barely remember the old Bullwinkle cartoon.
RC: The animation is top notch and like the best of Ward’s work, Mr. Peabody & Sherman realizes that the material has to work on multi levels, the surface and the satirical. Like The Lego Movie, I think this movie will appeal to kids and adults.
Based on characters from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, the movie stars the voice of Modern Family’s Ty Burrell as Mr. Peabody, a beagle who is also the world’s smartest being. Imagine Family Guy’s Brian with less attitude but more PhDs. When his adopted son Sherman (Max Charles) bites schoolmate Penny (Ariel Winter) Peabody tries to smooth things by throwing a dinner for Penny’s parents (Stephen Colbert and Leslie Mann). His party plan is almost derailed when Sherman and Penny hijack the WABAC device, a time machine that takes them to ancient Egypt and the Trojan War. Can Mr. Peabody rescue them before Penny’s parents notice she’s gone and the spacetime continuum is irreparably destroyed? Steve Gow sits in for Mark Breslin this week.
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Enemy. Actor Jake Gyllenhaal talks about breathing life into Quebec filmmaker’s cinematic vision
Enemy is nominated for a number of Canadian Screen Awards, including best motion picture, achievement in direction (Denis Villeneuve), performance by an actor in a leading role (Jake Gyllenhaal) and performance by an actress in a supporting role (Sarah Gadon).
In many ways, 2013 was a dark year for Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve and his righthand actor, Jake Gyllenhaal. At the Toronto International Film Festival, the pair premiered two disparate — but both unsettling — films. The one that garnered the most attention was the Hugh Jackman-fronted Prisoners, where Gyllenhaal plays the morally upright gumshoe Detective Loki. And while this role pulled plenty of praise for Gyllenhaal, his more difficult turn as an actor came in Villeneuve’s second offering at TIFF — the mind-bending Enemy. The film, based on a book called The Double by Portuguese writer José Saramago,
Denis Villeneuve, left, and Jake Gyllenhaal chat on the set of Enemy, which opens on Friday.
delves into deep thoughts on doppelgangers. It’s a heavy psycho-erotic thriller whose ending refuses to be constrained with a neat bow. Gyllenhaal plays a melancholic Torontodwelling history prof who learns there’s a D-list actor out in Mississauga who looks exactly like him. The actor is challenged to play two characters against himself when the doubles eventually meet. “Denis was inspired by the
book and was trying to find a really grand metropolis that matched his idea. He felt like Toronto has been shot as other places so often but not very often as itself,” says Gyllenhaal, explaining the director’s decision to set the story in Canada’s largest city — a creative leap from the book. The air is unsettling as the story unfurls in a grey and desolate Toronto. And as the doppelgangers continue to meet
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things just get more murky. “It’s about the unconscious,” Gyllenhaal says of the film. “There’s a dream-like nature to it. Dreams are had in the dark and they have this darkness that’s really beautiful,” he adds. Enemy is the kind of movie that taunts us to construct meaning from a fever-dream and will leave viewers debating its meaning long after the finale. “I feel like we’re all searching for a concrete answer
to films. We want a structure that is clear and a lot of times we want a resolution that will somehow bring us comfort in a discomforting world,” says Gyllenhaal. But even after this philosophical moment, Gyllenhaal himself can’t escape that human desire to put things in order, offering his own interpretation on the tale: “I think it’s about a man struggling with committing to a relationship and a marriage. It’s the psychological journey, when you’re trying to decide the parts of yourself to commit to and the parts of yourself to kill off,” he says.
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300: Rise of an Empire
Director. Carl Bessai
Bettie Page Reveals All
Like Father, Like Son
Director. Mark Levinson
Director. Noam Murro
Stars. Amy Smart, David Koechner, Brent Butt
Stars. Savas Dimopoulos
Director. Mark Mori
Stars. Steve Coogan
Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity. For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet.
Stars. Bettie Page
Stars. Masaharu Fukuyama, Yoko Maki
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Stars. Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green
Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel, Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster 300, this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield on the sea as Greek general Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. Rotten TomatoesTM score Critics: Audience:
+ 98 %
When a low-level ad man is mistaken for a private eye by a gorgeous blonde, he pretends to be the PI she wants and offers to find her missing brother. But when the job turns violent, he realizes he’s in way over his head.
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Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Mori’s Bettie Page Reveals All is an intimate look at one of the world’s most recognized sex symbols, told in her own words for the first time. In Mori’s alluring documentary, the real Bettie Page emerges from the veil of myth and rumour via audio interviews taped a decade prior to her death in 2008. With razor sharp wit, Bettie tells her life story.
Director. Declan Lowney
Ryota (Masaharu Fukuyama) is a successful Tokyo architect who works long hours to provide for his wife and six-year-old son, Keita. But when a blood test reveals Keita and another baby were switched at birth, two very different families are thrown together and forced to make a difficult decision while Ryota confronts his own issues and what it means to be a father.
Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) has had many ups and downs in his life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a guest on live TV. Local radio broadcaster. A nervous breakdown in Dundee. His self-published book, Bouncing Back, subsequently remaindered and pulped. Alan Partridge finds Alan at the centre of a siege, when a disgruntled fellow DJ (Colm Meaney) decides to hold their station hostage.
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These pages cover movie start times from Fri., mar. 7 to Thurs., mar. 13. Times are subject to change.
12 Years a Slave (14A) Fri-Sat 6:45 Sun 4-6:45 Mon 9:30 American Hustle (14A) Fri-Sat 4-9:15 Sun 9:15 Mon-Tue 6:45 Wed 9 Boogie Nights (STC) Thu 9:15 Capote (PG) Thu 7 Frozen (G) Fri-Sun 2 Mon-Thu 1 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (PG) Mon-Thu 3 Philomena (PG) Tue 9:30 Wed 7
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema 506 Bloor St. W.
Bettie Page Reveals All (14A) Fri 9 Sat-Sun 8:30 Mon 9 Tue 6:30 Wed 9 Everybody Street (STC) Sat 1 Sun 3:30 Wed 4 Mockups in Close Up: Architectural Models in Film (STC) Thu 9:15 Particle Fever (STC) Fri 4-6:30 Sat 6 Sun 1-6 Mon 6:30 Tue 4-9 Wed 6:30 Thu 4 Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman (STC) Thu 6:30 Wild Style (STC) Sat 3:30
The Royal 608 College St.
Audition (STC) Fri 11:30 The Black Museum: Quelle Horreur: The Films of the New French Extremity (STC) Wed 9 Ernest & Celestine (PG) Sat 2 Gravity (PG) Fri 7 Sat 4 Sun 7 Tue 7 Nebraska (PG) Sat 6:45 Mon 6:45 Thu 6:45 The Neverending Story (G) Sun 2 Special ID (STC) Fri-Tue 9 Thu 9 Unit 7 (STC) Wed 6:45
Carlton, 20 Carlton St.
12 Years a Slave (14A) Fri-Thu 1:10-6:45 300: Rise of an Empire (18A) No Passes Fri-Thu 1:15-1:45-3:45-4:10-6:30-7:059-9:35 August: Osage County (14A) Fri-Thu 1:30-4-6:40-9:15 Dallas Buyers Club (18A) Fri-Thu 6:55-9:25 Gloria (18A) Fri-Thu 4:05-9:30 Inside Llewyn Davis (14A) Fri-Thu 9:10 The LEGO Movie (G) Fri-Thu 1:403:55-6:35 Nebraska (PG) Fri-Thu 1:35-4:20 Non-Stop (PG) Fri-Thu 1:25-3:50-7:109:40 RoboCop (PG) Fri-Sat 4:15-9:30 Sun 9:30 Mon-Thu 4:15-9:30 Solo (14A) Fri-Sat 2-7 Sun 7 Mon-Thu 2-7 Toronto Film Society (STC) Sun 2 The Wind Rises (PG) Fri-Thu 1:20-46:40-9:20
Scotiabank Theatre 259 Richmond St. W.
300: Rise of an Empire — An IMAX 3D Experience (18A) No Passes Fri-Tue 11:50-2:15-4:50-7:30-10:05 No Passes Wed 2:15-4:50-7:20-9:50 No Passes Thu 2:15-4:50-7:25-9:55 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (18A) No Passes Fri-Sun 1:15-3:30-4-6:05-6:45-8:459:25 No Passes Mon-Tue 1:15-3:30-46:05-6:40-8:45-9:15 No Passes Wed 1:153:30-4-6:05-6:30-8:40-9:10 No Passes Thu 1-1:30-3:30-4-6:05-6:30-8:45 No Passes Fri-Tue 12:25-3-5:35-8:10-10:45 No Passes Wed-Thu 12:25-2:50-5:25-8:05-10:30 Her (14A) Fri-Sun 1:30-4:40-7:40-10:30 Mon-Tue 1:30-4:30-7:40-10:25 Wed 12:253:15-6:40-10:10 Thu 12:25-3:15-7:15-10:10 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG) Fri-Tue 12-2:50 Wed-Thu 2:40 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (PG) Fri-Sun 6:35-10 Mon-Tue 6:30-9:55
Varsity 55 Bloor St. W.
Pompeii. contributed Wed-Thu 6:20-9:50 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG) Fri-Sun 11:55-3:15-6:25-9:35 Mon-Tue 11:55-3:10-6:15-9:25 Wed-Thu 2-5:45-9 Lone Survivor (14A) Fri-Sun 12:50-3:506:55-9:45 Mon-Tue 12:50-3:50-6:50-9:35 Wed 12:50-3:40-9:30 Thu 12:50-3:406:40-9:30 The Monuments Men (PG) Fri-Sun 1-4:15-7:20-10:20 Mon-Tue 1-4:15-7:1510:15 Wed-Thu 1-3:50-7:10-10 Need for Speed 3D (PG) No Passes Thu 9:15 Non-Stop (PG) Fri-Sun 12:10-1:45-2:404:30-5:45-7:10-8:25-9:55-11 Mon-Tue 12:10-1:45-2:40-4:30-5:45-7-8:20-9:4510:50 Wed-Thu 1:30-2-4:10-4:40-7-7:359:40-10:20 Pompeii 3D (PG) Fri-Sun 12-2:30-5:158-10:55 Mon-Tue 12-2:30-5:15-8-10:45 Wed-Thu 1:20-4:10-6:50-9:20 RoboCop (PG) Fri-Sun 12:10-2-5-7:50-11 Mon-Tue 12:10-2-5-7:50-10:35 Wed-Thu 1:45-5-7:50-10:30 The Wolf of Wall Street (18A) Fri-Sun 12:40-5:25-9:15 Mon-Tue 12:40-4:40-9 Wed-Thu 12:40-4:30-8:50
Market Square 80 Front St. E.
12 Years a Slave (14A) Fri 12:20-6:35 Sat 12:20-6:35-11:25 Sun-Mon 12:20-6:35 Tue 12:20-6:35-11:25 Wed-Thu 12:20-6:35 300: Rise of an Empire (18A) No Passes Fri 12:30-3:30-7-9:40 No Passes Sat 12:303:30-7-9:40-11:25 No Passes Sun-Mon 12:30-3:30-7-9:40 No Passes Tue 12:303:30-7-9:40-11:25 No Passes Wed-Thu 12:30-3:30-7-9:40 Dallas Buyers Club (18A) Fri 9:20 Sat 9:20-11:35 Sun-Mon 9:20 Tue 9:20-11:35 Wed-Thu 9:20 The LEGO Movie (G) Fri-Wed 12:152:35-5-7:10 Thu 2:35-5-7:10 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (G) No Passes Fri-Thu 12:25-2:45-5:05-7:15-9:35 Need for Speed (PG) Thu 8 Non-Stop (PG) Fri 12:40-3:25-6:50-9:20 Sat 12:40-3:25-6:50-9:20-11:25 Sun-Mon 3:25-9:20 Tue 12:40-3:25-6:50-9:20-11:25 Wed 3:25-9:20 Thu 12:40-3:25-6:50-9:20 Sun-Mon 12:40-6:50 Wed 12:40-6:50 Philomena (PG) Fri 3:15-9:25 Sat 3:159:25-11:40 Sun-Mon 3:15-9:25 Tue 3:159:25-11:40 Wed 3:15-9:25 Thu 3:15 Son of God (PG) No Passes Fri-Thu 12:20-3:10-6:40-9:25
Revue Cinema 400 Roncesvalles Ave.
American Hustle (14A) Fri-Thu 12:503:55-7-10:05 Fri-Thu 12:25-3:25-6:20-9:15 The Great Beauty (14A) Fri-Thu 12:303:45-7:05-10:15 Fri-Thu 12:15-3:356:55-10 Her (14A) Fri-Thu 1-3:50-6:40-9:35 The Monuments Men (PG) Fri-Thu 1:204:20-7:10-9:50 Fri-Thu 12:45-3:20-6-8:45 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (G) No Passes Fri-Thu 12:15-2:35 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (G) No Passes Fri-Thu 5:05-7:30-9:55 Omar (14A) Fri-Wed 1:40-4:05-6:30-9:10 Thu 1:40-4:05-10:10 Philomena (PG) Fri-Tue 12:35-2:55-5:207:50-10:10 Wed 12:35-2:55-10:10 Thu 12:35-2:55-5:20-7:50-10:10 The Wolf of Wall Street (18A) Fri-Thu 1:30-5:15-9 Fri-Thu 2-5:45-9:30
Canada Square 2200 Yonge St.
Dallas Buyers Club (18A) Fri 4:20-7-9:45 Sat-Sun 1:40-4:20-7-9:35 Mon-Thu 1:40-4:20-7 Frozen (G) Sat-Sun 12:50 Mon 1:15 Tue 12 Wed-Thu 1:15 Frozen 3D (G) Fri 4-6:30 Sat-Sun 3:15-6 Mon 3:50-6:20 Tue 2:30-5 Wed-Thu 3:50-6:20 Gloria (18A) Fri 4:10-6:45-9:20 Sat-Sun 1:20-4:10-6:45-9:10 Mon 1:20-4:10-6:40
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Tue 1:20-4:10-6:50 Wed-Thu 1:20-4:106:40 Nebraska (PG) Fri 3:50-6:20-8:50 Sat-Sun 1:10-3:50-6:20-8:50 Mon 1:10-3:40-6:25 Tue 1:10-3:50-6:30 Wed-Thu 1:10-3:406:25 Philomena (PG) Fri 4:40-7:10-9:30 Sat-Sun 12:40-2:50-5-7:20-9:35 Mon 2:30-4:50-7:10 Tue 12:30-2:50-5:10-7:20 Wed-Thu 2:30-4:50-7:10 RoboCop (PG) Fri 3:40-6:15-9:10 Sat-Sun 1-3:35-6:10-9 Mon 1:50-4:30-7:15 Tue 1:50-4:30-7:10 Wed-Thu 1:50-4:30-7:15 Starting Over Again (STC) Fri 3:30-6:309:30 Sat-Sun 12:30-3:30-6:30-9:30 Mon 1-4-6:50 Tue 12:20-3:30-6:40 Wed-Thu 1-4-6:50 The Wind Rises (PG) Fri 9 Sat-Sun 8:40 Tue 7:30 The Wolf of Wall Street (18A) Fri 4:308:30 Sat-Sun 12:30-4:30-8:30 Mon-Thu 1:30-5:30
Mt. Pleasant Theatre 675 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
12 Years a Slave (14A) Fri 6:45 Sat 3:456:45-9:35 Sun 4:10-7 Tue-Thu 7 Blue Jasmine (14A) Fri 9:35 No Films Showing Today (STC) Mon
Regent Theatre 551 Mt.Pleasant Rd.
The Book Thief (PG) Fri 4:30 Sat-Sun 7 Thu 7 The Invisible Woman (PG) Fri 7:10 SatSun 4:30 Tue-Wed 7 No Films Showing Today (STC) Mon
Yonge-Eglinton Centre 2300 Yonge St.
300: Rise of an Empire 3D (18A) No Passes Fri-Sat 7-9:50 No Passes Sun-Wed 6:20-9 No Passes Thu 6:25-9 No Passes Fri-Sat 12-2:30-5:10-7:50-10:30 No Passes Sun-Thu 1:40-4:20-7-9:40 American Hustle (14A) Fri 12:50-4-7:1010:25 Sat 12:10-4-7:10-10:25 Sun-Wed 12:05-3:10-6:30-9:35 Thu 12:05-3:106:15-9:25 The LEGO Movie (G) Fri-Sat 3 Sun-Wed 12 The LEGO Movie 3D (G) Fri-Sat 1-3:406:15-9 Sun-Wed 1:20-4-6:40-9:10 Thu 1:20-4-6:45-9:10 The Monuments Men (PG) Fri 12:303:20-6:30-9:30 Sat 3:20-6:30-9:30 Sun 3:206:10-9:20 Mon-Wed 12:30-3:20-6:10-9:20 Thu 12:30-3:15-6-8:50
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (G) No Passes Fri-Sat 1:30-4:10 No Passes Sun-Wed 12:50-3:30 No Passes Thu 12:50-3:35 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (G) No Passes Fri-Sat 12-2:30-5:05-7:40-10:15 No Passes Sun-Thu 12-2:30-5:05-7:30-9:55 Need for Speed 3D (PG) No Passes Thu 9:15 Non-Stop (PG) Fri-Sat 1:45-4:30-7:2010:10 Sun-Tue 1:45-4:30-7:20-10 Wed 4:30-7:20-10 Thu 1:55-4:35-7:15-9:50 Star & Strollers Screening Wed 1 Pompeii 3D (PG) Fri-Sat 12:20-5:308-10:30 Sun-Wed 2:30-5-7:30-10 Thu 1:05-3:50-6:35 Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Moulin Rouge: The Ballet (STC) Sat 12:55 Son of God (PG) Fri 12:40-3:45-6:55-10 Sat 12:40-3:45-6:50-10 Sun-Tue 12:403:45-6:50-9:55 Wed 4:05-9:45 Thu 12-36:05 Star & Strollers Screening Wed 1 Tootsie (STC) Sun 12:55 Wed 7 Veronica Mars (PG) Thu 9:30
Yonge & Dundas 24 10 Dundas St East
12 Years a Slave (14A) Fri 3:40-6:35-9:45 Sat-Sun 11:55-3:40-6:35-9:45 Mon-Thu 3:40-6:35-9:45 3 Days to Kill (PG) Fri-Sun 1:40-4:307:20-10:25 Mon-Thu 7:20-10:25 About Last Night (14A) Fri 3-5:35-8:0510:30 Sat-Sun 12:30-3-5:35-8:05-10:30 Mon-Thu 8:05-10:30 Alan Partridge (14A) Fri 2:35-4:55-7:159:40 Sat-Sun 12:20-2:35-4:55-7:15-9:40 Mon-Thu 2:35-4:55-7:25-9:40 American Hustle (14A) Fri 3:15-6:2510:15 Sat-Sun 11:55-3:15-6:25-10:15 Mon-Thu 6:25-10:15 As the Palaces Burn (STC) Fri 4-9:45 Sat 7 Sun 6:45 Tue 10:10 Beijing Love Story (PG) Fri 3:30-6:15-9:15 Sat-Sun 12:35-3:30-6:15-9:15 Mon-Thu 6:15-9:15 Donnie Brasco (STC) Tue 7 Frozen (G) Fri-Wed 1:30 Star & Strollers Screening Thu 2 Frozen 3D (G) Fri-Wed 3:55-6:30 Thu 4:30-7 Gravity 3D (PG) Fri-Thu 2:10-4:50-7:4510:05 In Fear (14A) Thu 7:30 The LEGO Movie (G) Fri-Wed 1:30-46:30-9:10 Thu 1:30-4-6:30-9:40 The LEGO Movie 3D (G) Fri 2:30-57:30-10:10 Sat-Sun 12-2:30-5-7:30-10:10 Mon-Thu 2:30-5-7:30-10:10
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Memento (14A) Fri 1:30-7 Sat 4-9:45 Sun 3:45-9:30 Mon 1:30-6:45 Tue 4 Wed 4-9:45 Thu 4:15 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (G) No Passes Fri-Thu 2-4:20-6:40-9 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (G) No Passes Fri 3-5:20-7:40-10 No Passes Sat-Sun 12:40-3-5:20-7:40-10 No Passes Mon-Thu 2:40-5-7:40-10 No Clue (STC) Fri 2:45-5:05-7:25-9:50 Sat-Sun 12:10-2:45-5:05-7:25-9:50 MonThu 1:35-3:55-7:25-9:50 Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Moulin Rouge: The Ballet (STC) Sat 12:55 Shaadi Ke Side Effects (14A) Fri 3:206:20-9:35 Sat-Sun 12:05-3:20-6:20-9:35 Mon-Thu 3:20-6:20-9:35 Son of God (PG) Fri 3:50-7:10-10:20 Sat-Sun 12:50-3:50-7:10-10:20 Mon-Wed 2:20-7:10-10:20 Thu 7:10-10:20 Star & Strollers Screening Thu 2 Stalingrad: An IMAX 3D Experience (14A) Fri 1:30-4:30-7:35-10:30 Sat-Sun 1-4-7-9:55 Mon-Thu 1:30-4:30-7:35-10:30 That Awkward Moment (14A) Fri-Wed 9:05 Thu 9:30 Tootsie (STC) Sun 12:55 Mon 4-9:30 Tue 1:30 Wed 1:30-7 Thu 1:30 Veronica Mars (PG) Thu 9:30 The Wind Rises (PG) Fri 4:25-10:05 Sat-Sun 3:05-8:55 Mon-Thu 4:25-10:05 Fri 1:35-7:15 Sat-Sun 12:15-6:05 Mon-Thu 1:35-7:15
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Accattone (PG) Sun 6 Basic Instinct (R) Thu 9:15 Bee Movie (G) Fri 3 Big (PG) Mon 4 Bugs! 3D (G) Fri 1 Carrie (R) Sat 10 City of Ember (PG) Tue 1 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (PG) Mon 1 The Girl Can’t Help It (PG) Tue 6:30 The Goonies (PG) Sat 1 The Great Beauty (14A) Fri 3:10-6:10-9:15 Sat 12:10-3:10-6:15-9:15 Sun 12:10-3:106:10-9:10 Mon 6:10-9:10 Tue-Thu 12:103:10-6:10-9:10 Holes (PG) Tue 3:30 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (G) Wed 3:30 Inside Llewyn Davis (14A) Fri 6:55 Sat 12:10-3:55 Sun 12:10-4:05-7-8:45 Mon 7-9:20 Tue 12:10-4-9:20 Wed 12:10-3:559:45 Thu 12:10 Jumanji (PG) Sun 1 Like Father, Like Son (PG) Fri-Sun 12:15-3-6:15-9 Mon 6:15-9 Tue-Thu 12:15-3-6:15-9 Mamma Roma (PG) Sat 4 Man of the West (PG) Sun 3:30 The Man Who Knew Too Much (PG) Sat 7 Medea (PG) Thu 6:30 Meerkats 3D (G) Fri The Neverending Story (G) Wed 1
The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Animated (G) Fri 5 Sat 2:35 Sun 2:30-9:20 Mon 6:30 Tue 5 Wed 2:30 Thu 5 The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Live Action (14A) Fri 4 Sat-Sun 4:30 Mon 8:30 Tue 2:35-9:05 Wed 4:30 Thu 2:30 RoboCop (R) Fri 9:30 Super 8 (PG) Thu 3:45 Tim’s Vermeer (PG) Fri 12-2-6:30-8:30 Sat 12-2-7:05-9:05 Sun 12-2-6:35-8:35 Mon 6:45-8:50 Tue 12-2-7-8:50 Wed-Thu 12-2-7-9:05 The Wizard (PG) Thu 1
Albion Cinemas 1530 Albion Rd.
Gulaab Gang (STC) Fri 3-6:15-9:15 Sat-Sun 12-3:15-6:15-9:30 Mon-Thu 3-6:15-9:15 Queen (STC) Fri 6-9:30 Sat-Sun 12-6:309:30 Mon-Thu 6-9:30 Shaadi Ke Side Effects (14A) Fri-Thu 3
Queensway 1025 The Queensway
3 Days to Kill (PG) Fri-Wed 9:35 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (18A) No Passes Fri-Sun 7:20-9:55 No Passes MonThu 7:15-9:50 No Passes Fri 4:40-7:3010:15 No Passes Sat 1:30-4:40-7:30-10:15 No Passes Sun 1:30-4:40-7:30-10:30 No Passes Mon-Thu 4:40-7:30-10:20 No Passes Fri-Sun 12:20-3-5:35-8:10-10:45 No Passes Mon-Thu 2:45-5:30-8:05-10:40 American Hustle (14A) Fri-Sun 12:303:40-6:50-10 Mon-Thu 1:55-5:40-8:45 Fri-Thu 3-6:30-9:45 Dolphin Tale (G) Sat 11 Frozen (G) Fri 1:35-4:15 Sat 11:05-1:354:15 Sun 11:55-4:15 Mon-Thu 1:35-4:30 The Great Beauty (14A) Fri 2:30-6-9:15 Sat-Sun 2:15-6-9:15 Mon-Thu 2:30-6-9:15 In Fear (14A) Thu 7:30 The LEGO Movie (G) Fri 1:45-4:25-7 Sat 11:15-1:45-4:25-7 Sun 1:45-4:25-7 MonWed 1:45-4:20-7:05 Thu 1:10-3:45-6:25 The LEGO Movie 3D (G) Fri 12:15-2:505:25-8-10:35 Sat 11:55-2:50-5:25-8-10:35 Sun 12:25-2:50-5:25-8-10:35 Mon-Thu 2:25-5:10-7:45-10:20 The Monuments Men (PG) Fri 1-3:506:30-9:20 Sat 1-3:50-6:40-9:30 Sun 1-3:50-6:30-9:20 Mon-Tue 12:55-3:406:35-9:25 Wed 12:50-3:40-6:35-9:25 Thu 12:55-3:40-6:35-9:25 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (G) No Passes Fri 2:05-4:35-7:10 No Passes Sat 11:35-2:05-4:35-7:10 No Passes Sun 2:05-4:35-7:10 No Passes Mon-Tue 12:501:20-4-6:45 No Passes Wed 1:20-4:10-6:45 No Passes Thu 1:20-4-6:45 Star & Strollers Screening, No Passes Wed 1 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (G) No Passes Fri-Sun 12:10-2:40-5:10-7:40-10:10 No Passes Mon-Thu 2:15-4:50-7:35-10:05 Need for Speed 3D (PG) No Passes Thu 9:15 No Clue (STC) Fri-Sun 1:10-3:30-6-8:30-
10:55 Mon-Tue 3:20-5:50-8:15-10:35 Wed 3:25-5:50-8:15-10:35 Thu 1:30-4:20-7-9:45 Non-Stop (PG) Fri 2:20-5-7:50-10:30 Sat 11:45-2:20-5-7:50-10:30 Sun 11:50-2:205-7:50-10:30 Mon-Tue 2-4:40-7:25-10:10 Wed 4:40-7:25-10:10 Thu 2-4:40-7:2510:10 Fri 4-8-10:45 Sat 1-4-8-10:45 Sun 1-4-7-10 Mon-Thu 4-7-10 Star & Strollers Screening Wed 1 Pompeii (PG) Fri-Thu 2:45-5:45-8:45 Pompeii 3D (PG) Fri-Sat 12:40-3:10-5:458:20-11 Sun 12:40-3:10-5:45-8:20-10:55 Mon-Thu 2:35-5:20-7:55-10:30 RoboCop (PG) Fri 1:55-4:45-7:30-10:20 Sat 11:10-1:55-4:45-7:30-10:20 Sun 1:554:45-7:30-10:20 Mon-Tue 1-3:50-6:55-9:45 Wed 1:10-4-6:55-9:45 Thu 1-3:50-6:55 Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Moulin Rouge: The Ballet (STC) Sat 12:55 Son of God (PG) Fri 12:05-3:20-6:40-9:50 Sat 11:10-3:45-6:55-10:05 Sun 12-3:206:40-9:50 Mon-Tue 1-4:10-7:10-10:25 Wed 12:45-3:50-6:15-9:40 Thu 1-4:107:10-10:25 Tootsie (STC) Sun 12:55 Wed 7 Veronica Mars (PG) Thu 9:30 The Wind Rises (PG) Fri 9:40 Sat 9:45 Sun 9:40 Mon-Wed 9:15 Thu 9:10 The Wolf of Wall Street (18A) Fri 1:256:20-10:15 Sat 2:30-6:30-10:25 Sun 2:306:20-10:15 Mon-Tue 1:10-5-8:55 Wed 1:25-9:30 Thu 3-10
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300: Rise of an Empire (18A) No Passes Fri-Thu 1-4:10-6:55-9:40 About Last Night (14A) Fri-Thu 4:15-9:45 The LEGO Movie (G) Fri-Wed 1:10-3:557-9:20 Thu 1:10-3:55-7 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (G) No Passes Fri-Thu 12:30-1:15-2:45-4-5-6:45-7:159:15-9:30 Need for Speed (PG) Thu 9:20 Non-Stop (PG) Fri-Thu 1:05-4:05-7:059:35 Pompeii (PG) Fri-Thu 1:25-7:10 Son of God (PG) No Passes Fri-Thu 12:45-3:45-6:35-9:25
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12 Years a Slave (14A) Fri-Thu 7:10 7 Boxes (14A) Sat 2:10 Mon 2:10 Wed 2:10 The Book Thief (PG) Sat 2:45 Mon 2:45 Wed 2:45 Captain Phillips (14A) Sat 12 Mon 12 Wed 12 Dallas Buyers Club (18A) Fri-Thu 5:05-9:20 Inside Llewyn Davis (14A) Fri 2:45 Sun 2:45 Tue 2:45 Thu 2:45 Money For Nothing: Inside The Federal Reserve (STC) Fri 2:10 Sun 2:10 Tue 2:10 Thu 2:10 Muscle Shoals (PG) Fri-Thu 4 Nebraska (PG) Fri-Thu 5:50 Night Train to Lisbon (14A) Fri 12 Sun 12 Tue 12 Thu 12
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Philomena (PG) Fri-Thu 1:05 Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer (14A) Fri-Thu 7:50 Saving Mr. Banks (PG) Fri-Thu 11 Sex After Kids (18A) Fri-Thu 9:20
Humber Cinema 2:2442 Bloor St. West
300: Rise of an Empire (18A) Fri-Thu 1-3:40-7:30-9:50 The LEGO Movie (G) Fri-Thu 12:152:40-5-7:20 The Monuments Men (PG) Fri-Thu 9:40
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Mr. Peabody & Sherman (G) Fri-Thu 12-2:15-4:40-7:10-9:30 Non-Stop (PG) Fri-Thu 12:45-3:307-9:20
Beach Cinemas 1651 Queen St. E
300: Rise of an Empire 3D (18A) No Passes Fri-Thu 12:30-3-5:30-8-10:30 American Hustle (14A) Fri-Thu 12:453:45-6:45-9:45 The LEGO Movie (G) Fri-Thu 12 The LEGO Movie 3D (G) Fri-Thu 2:30-5-7:30-10 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (G) No Passes Fri-Thu 3:30-6:30 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (G) No Passes Fri-Thu 11:30-2-4:30-7-9:30
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Son of God (PG) Fri-Thu 12:15-9
300: Rise of an Empire — An IMAX 3D Experience (18A) No Passes Fri-Sat 12:25-3-5:35-8:10-10:45 No Passes Sun-Thu 2:40-5:10-7:40-10:15 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (18A) No Passes Fri-Sat 11:55-2:30-5:05-7:4010:15 No Passes Sun-Thu 2:10-4:407:10-9:45 American Hustle (14A) Fri 12:403:50-7-10:05 Sat 3:50-7-10:05 Sun-Thu 12:40-3:50-7-10:05 Frozen (G) Fri-Sat 12:15 Sun-Thu 12:45 The Great Beauty (14A) Fri-Sat 12:504-7:10-10:20 Sun-Thu 12:10-3:206:35-10 The LEGO Movie (G) Fri-Sat 11:50 Sun-Thu 1:15 The LEGO Movie 3D (G) Fri-Sat 2:20-
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Asset (STC) Tue 7 Dallas Buyers Club (18A) Wed 7 Thu 9:30 Frozen (G) Wed 1 Frozen 3D (G) Fri 2 Sat 1 Sun 2 MonTue 1 Thu 1 Her (14A) Fri 4-9:45 Sat 9:45 Sun 4-9:45 Mon 9:45 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG) Mon-Thu 3:30 The Wolf of Wall Street (18A) Fri 6:30 Sat 3-6:30 Sun-Mon 6:30 Tue-Wed 9:15 Thu 6:30
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3 Days to Kill (PG) Fri 4:20-7:05-9:55 Sat 1:30-4:20-7:05-9:55 Sun 1:30-4:10-6:559:45 Mon-Thu 4:10-6:55-9:45 300: Rise of an Empire — An IMAX 3D Experience (18A) Thu 10:15 American Hustle (14A) Fri 3:30-6:4010:05 Sat 6:40-10:05 Sun 12:20-3:30-6:409:50 Mon-Wed 3:30-6:40-9:50 Thu 3:309:50 Frozen (G) Sat-Sun 12:10-2:50 The LEGO Movie (G) Sat-Sun 11:55 The LEGO Movie 3D (G) Fri 5-7:30-10 Sat-Sun 2:20-5-7:30-10 Mon-Thu 3:506:20-9:20 The Metropolitan Opera: Prince Igor (STC) Sat 12 The Monuments Men (PG) Fri 3:356:30-9:40 Sat 6:30-9:40 Sun 12:30-3:356:30-9:30 Mon-Wed 3:35-6:30-9:30 Thu 3:35-6:40-10:10 Non-Stop (PG) Fri 5:15-7:50-10:30 Sat 12:05-2:40-5:15-7:50-10:30 Sun 1:354:20-7:10-10:10 Mon-Wed 4:20-7:1010:10 Thu 4:20-7:10-10 Pompeii 3D (PG) Fri 3:40-6:50-9:50 Sat 12:50-3:40-6:50-9:50 Sun 12:50-3:406:50-9:40 Mon-Thu 3:40-6:50-9:40 RoboCop (PG) Fri 4:30-7:20-10:25 Sat 1:10-4:30-7:20-10:25 Sun 1:10-4:30-7:1510:05 Mon-Thu 4:30-7:15-10:05 Romeo and Juliet (STC) Thu 7 Son of God (PG) Fri 3:50-7:10-10:20 Sat 12:40-3:50-7:10-10:20 Sun 12:40-3:456:45-9:55 Mon-Thu 3:45-6:45-9:55 Stalingrad: An IMAX 3D Experience (14A) Fri 4-7-10:10 Sat 1-4-7-10:10 Sun 1-4-7-10 Mon-Wed 4-7-10 Thu 4-7 The Wolf of Wall Street (18A) Fri-Sun
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3 Days to Kill (PG) Fri-Thu 1:10-4:107:10-10:15 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (18A) Thu 8-10:45 About Last Night (14A) Fri 1:50-4:257:15-9:55 Sat 11:30-2:05-4:50-7:40-10:15 Sun-Thu 1:50-4:25-7:15-9:55 Endless Love (PG) Fri-Wed 7:20-10:05 Thu 4:35 Frozen (G) Fri-Thu 1:15 Frozen 3D (G) Fri-Sat 4-6:45 Sun-Thu 4-7 Gnomeo and Juliet (G) Sat 11 The LEGO Movie (G) Fri 12:45-3:20 Sat 1:30-4:05 Sun-Wed 12:45-3:20 Thu 12:45 The LEGO Movie 3D (G) Fri 2:10-4:557:35-10:10 Sat 11:30-2:10-4:55-7:35-10:10 Sun-Thu 2:10-4:55-7:35-10:10 Non-Stop (PG) Fri 2-4:50-7:35-10:20 Sat 12:20-2:55-5:30-8:05-10:45 Sun-Wed 2:15-5-7:45-10:30 Thu 7:35-10:20 Thu 2:15-5 Pompeii 3D (PG) Fri 1:40-4:30-7:3010:30 Sat 11:40-2:15-5-7:50-10:30 SunThu 1:40-4:30-7:35-10:20 Ride Along (14A) Fri 2:15-4:50-7:25-10 Sat 11:45-2:15-4:50-7:25-10 Sun-Thu 2:15-4:50-7:25-10 RoboCop (PG) Fri-Thu 1:25-4:25-7:2510:25 Son of God (PG) Fri-Thu 12:45-4-7:1010:20 That Awkward Moment (14A) Fri-Sat 9:45 Sun-Thu 9:50
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Discover more of Canada’s superhero past and present online at metronews.ca • Wolverine. The great north is home to a penand-ink comic book history that is more than just pulp fiction. From Captain Canuck to Nelvana of the Northern Lights; Wolverine to Northguard, go online for an interactive map of Canadian superheroes.
• First comic. While the first edition of Nelvana of the Northern Lights cost 15 cents in the 1940s, you can read it online for free. Find out how Nelvana descended to earth after being called by Chief Tadjo to defeat the evil Commander Toroff. • Fan art. When it came to how Nelvana would be illustrated, comic creator Adrian Dingle had some ideas of appropriate Arctic wear: a fur-trimmed mini-skirt, knee-high boots, matching gloves and headband, and a magical cape. While fans of the Inuit demi goddess aren’t apt to wrap her in a Canada Goose jacket, they do have their own opinions about how Nelvana should look in 2014. Go to metronews.ca/nelvana to see some of their works.
Canada’s own super hero. Captain Canuck, the boy scout with superhuman strength, has been reinvisioned for a new generation
Voicing the Captain
In the web series, Captain Canuck is voiced by Kristen Holden-Ried (Lost Girl, The Tudors), with Paul Amos (Lost Girl), Laura Vandervoort (Smallville) and Golden Globe nominee Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) also lending their voices to characters. The five episode series can be viewed at captaincanuck.com.
When it comes to updating a disco-era comic book character for an action-filled generation, you need to make some crucial changes. “These days, the whole idea of a superhero in tights doesn’t really exist,” said Fadi Hakim. “You do need boots, you need armour. You need that sort of thing.” Hakim is one of the creative minds behind the revamped Captain Canuck, a red-and-white clad superhero who first leapt — he doesn’t fly but he has superhuman strength — from the comic book pages in 1975. The series was temporarily shelved in 1976, but was back in stores from 1979 to 1981. A second version of Canuck appeared in 1993, then a third in 2004, but these were both limited runs. Fast forward a decade, where the highest rated films chronicle the ka-pows, whacks and prak-praks of the X-Men, Justice League and Dark Knight, and the time appeared right for Canuck to reemerge from the Canadian wilderness of forgotten superheroes. A new five-part web series featuring Canuck wrapped up this week (more are planned), a live-action suit has been unveiled for public appearances, and the film rights have been bought by Minds Eye Entertainment. Fans are even creating their own art based on the characters in the series. “He is a boy scout that is a little apologetic and tongue in cheek,” said Hakim, president of Captain Canuck Inc. and owner of Toronto’s Lakeview Restaurant, about this new incarnation. You see those qualities in the first episode of the web series. Canuck weaves his way through a Canada Day crowd on Parliament Hill in a rush to defuse a bomb. “Sorry, miss,” he says to a female fan before interrupting a Platinum Blonde concert to locate the explosive.
Captain Canuck saves the day. contributed Anthology
Resurrecting Nelvana Captain Canuck isn’t the only Canadian superhero emerging from the protective hands of comic book collectors or the dog-eared, twine-tied stacks in musty basements. Pre-dating Wonder Woman, Nelvana of the North first appeared in comics in 1941 and ran for 31 issues. The tribal legends about the witch-like daughter of Koliak, King of the Northern Lights, inspired comic creator Adrian Dingle to pen a story about Canada’s first female superhero. CGA Comics’ Hope Nicholson and her partner, Rachel Richey, launched a Kickstarter campaign last year to raise money to publish a complete anthology of all the Nelvana comics. Within five days they reached — and then doubled — their goal of $25,000. This spring, the 350-page book will be sent out to the project’s crowdfunders. “She is amazingly drawn, she is an Inuit super goddess, which is something that is really unusual,” said “Exploring Canadian identity is amazing,” said Hakim. “It is very simple to play on that dry sense of humour that is almost clichéd, but we Canadians hold that dear, and it is important to us. That is what Captain Canuck is.” It was that representation of Canadian identity that first attracted Hakim to the character. He was six years old when he came across a Canuck comic at the
Rachel Richey and Hope Nicholson. contributed
Nicholson. “It is extremely Canadian. She actually, in one issues, arrives on a polar bear into battle, which is where Nelvana animation got its logo of a polar bear.” To create the anthology, they went to about 13 different private and public collections across Canada to scan each page. They managed to get all of them except for one which they could not find, said Nicholson, who also produced the Canadian superhero documentary Lost Heroes, currently airing on Super Channel. “It was in one private collector’s collection but it was too damaged to scan, so I had to go to a reference library yesterday to get a microfiche scan.” dean lisk
Dixie Flea Market near Toronto Pearson International Airport. The ’70s comic followed the adventures of Tom Evans, a secret agent living in a futuristic 1993, who gains supernatural powers after an encounter with extraterrestrials. “I had my own money, 25 cents, and I bought Captain Canuck No. 1,” he said. “I didn’t remember reading the story but I do remember getting as many issues as I could.
He was a patriotic character. He was vibrant. And then ‘Canuck,’ I didn’t really know what ‘Canuck’ meant. “I was born here, but am first generation, and, you know, singing O Canada in class, and the flag, and to see that in a comic book ... It puts things in perspective.” Hakim went from buying Canuck comics to introducing the character to a new generation after he met Richard Comely, the comic’s
creator. Hakim wanted to use the superhero’s likeness on his restaurant’s menu and approached Comely to see if he would allow it. “I took a chance and emailed Richard and I couldn’t believe it when he got back to me,” said Hakim. When the license for Captain Canuck became available, Hakim acquired the rights. One of the first people he brought on board to revamp the character was Paul Gardner. “As a kid, I came from Scotland and I discovered the comic,” said Gardner, creative director at Captain Canuck Inc. “I had Captain Britain over there, and they didn’t have it here. Then, I saw Captain Canuck on a shelf, picked it up and fell in love with it. My way into Canada was sort of through the comic book.” The first question they asked themselves is what they would keep from the original series. “It went from being a fantasy — the big blue sky — to how do we do this practically so we don’t have fans hate us,” said Gardner. “It takes a village to raise a child; it’s the same as taking a property like this.” While they changed the suit, and switched the gender of the character Blue Fox from male to female, they stuck to the spirit of Captain Canuck as a big boy scout with a conscious. “We wanted to make this all inclusive, we wanted to make sure we stuck to our female audience and brought a bit more balance to the characters,” said Gardner. “There is a big female audience.” “There are no big breasts, there is none of that nonsense,” said Hakim. “So far, so great. We are growing it slowly, we are keeping it independent to the point where we have enough of a following we can take it to a bigger audiences.”
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The man inside the leather How do you dress Captain Canuck? Not in tights, that’s for sure, says David Pea, president of UD Replicas. “There is a lot of ‘been there done that’ with spandex. They can be convincing and realistic but they can also look cheap,” he says. Pea’s Toronto-based company makes motorcycle suit replicas of pop culture costumes, from the Dark Knight and Man of Steel to KISS jackets and Star Wars. “What the studios do with millions of dollars and massive budgets to create their costumes on films we have to some-
The mask Taken from a life cast, a clay mold was later injected with red-and-white urethane rubber (the same stuff used for car bumpers and tires). Red earpieces were later attached and blue mesh lenses were placed in the eye sockets. “It looks bad-ass,” says Pea, adding Canuck wears the mask over a white balaclava.
The maple leafs There is the large, main maple leaf on the chest and on the back, but maple leafs were also silk-screened on each of the shoulders.
how reproduce out of leather for the public,” he said. Late last summer, Pea was approached to create a Captain Canuck suit. The costume was shown for the first time at Thursday’s premiere of episode five of the animated series in Toronto. “In the cartoon, Canuck has big shoulders, no waist and a little head, and they had to figure out how to get all that to work on a real person without it looking silly,” says Pea. “It had to be done with human proportions.” METRO
Who is a Canadian hero? Chris Hadfield sets an amazing example for all young Canadians — and he’s one of the only men I know who can fly in space! A close second would be the True Patriot Love organization, which looks after all the men and women who risk their lives in military service. Who is a zero? There’s a villain named Vex giving a succubus friend of mine a hard time recently. Reminds me I’ve got to return her Rush CDs... What superhero would you like to go out with? I don’t have much of a personal life these days, but I did I hear Tessa Virtue’s time has freed up recently. Who is more patriotic, you or Captain America? Being a patriot is not a contest for either of us. Curling, on the other hand... METRO
It’s time to stop thinking ‘comedians’ when you hear the words ‘Canada’ and ‘comics.’ Here is a quick sampling of some of our illustrious illustrated past and present:
Johnny Canuck Created as a political cartoon in the 1800s, this national personification was Canada’s answer to Great Britain’s John Bull and the U.S.’s Uncle Sam. Just like Barbie, Canuck was depicted as everything from a soldier to a “habitant” and a lumberjack — which is the basis for the Vancouver Canuck’s logo.
Superman We’ve all seen the “It will never fly” heritage moment; in 1933, Jerry Siegel and his Canadian cousin Joe Shuster created the building-leaping Man of Steel. Some of the original elements in the strip, like the name of the newspaper Clark Kent worked at, were inspired by Shuster’s Toronto upbringing.
Captain Canuck spared a few minutes from his crime-fighting crusade to answer a few need-toknow questions. Here is what red and white had to say:
A brief history of comics
“It doesn’t matter what you are built like when you put on our stuff,” says Pea. “Even if our suits are too big on you, it naturally looks skin tight because of the muscle-wrapping design we have done. He is going to look like a tank. It is going to look like he has zero body fat.”
The Captain’s shoulders, biceps, triceps, thighs and six-pack (more like eight-pack) were sculpted out of motorcycle-grade foambody armour. The leather was then glued to the muscles and worked into the creases to make the suit look skin tight. It took more than a month to complete this phase.
The fabrics The jackets and pants are made from a white heavy-grained Napa leather and two types of red suede. There is darker red suede for the details and a brighter red covered in silicone hexagon print. “It is a 3D-raised print and you can feel it with your finger when you run it across it. That was a nightmare to do, I am not going to lie,” says Pea. “The philosophy of the character had to fit. He is a Canadian hero, so the fact it is made of something a little sturdier than spandex makes sense with our weather.”
The boots Also custom made, the kneehigh boots are deep red with white trim. Snap buckles on the sides allow Canuck to pull them on. “These are the sexiest and coolest boots we have ever made and they scream Canada. There is no mistaking them for anyone but Captain Canuck.” For the record, Canuck wears a size 11.
Golden Age of comics When the War Exchange Conservation Act banned the import of luxury goods from the United States — yes, comics included — in the 1940s, a Golden Age of comics was started in Canada. Johnny Canuck was updated and new characters, like Nelvana of the Northern Lights, were introduced.
X-Men Introduced in 1963, the popular comic series about humans with mutant powers had storylines take place in Canada — including how Alberta-born Wolverine had his skeleton bonded with Adamantium. The film series was partially shot in Canada, with Canuck actors portraying some of the key characters. Among them are Halifax’s Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde, Shawn Ashmore as Iceman, and Canadian-born Anna Paquin as Rogue.
Alpha Flight and Northstar First appearing in a 1979 edition of Uncanny X-Men, Alpha Flight was an all-Canadian superhero team that tried to capture Wolverine and bring him back to Canada. The team is made up of French, English and First Nation characters, and was spun-off into its own series. One ember of Alpha Flight, Northstar — Montreal-born Jean-Paul Beaubier — was one of the first openly gay comic book characters, and even married his partner, Kyle Jinadu, in 2012.
Tom McFarlane A Calgary native, McFarlane worked on a number of famous comics in the ’80s and ’90s before creating his own character, the anti-hero Spawn.
Graphic novels In recent years, Canadian cartoonists like Seth (Palookaville), Chester Brown (Louis Riel, Paying for It) and Bryan Lee O’Malley (the Scott Pilgrim series) have received acclaim for their graphic novels. metro
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Wine warms up to soup LIQUID ASSETS
Peter Rockwell @therealwineguy Facebook: therealwineguy firstname.lastname@example.org
Not every culinary creation was designed with wine in mind. Take soup for example. The perennial meal starter has no one flavour profile. Hundreds of different recipes exist, so anointing a single wine to lord over them all is impossible. Oh, and did I mention
soup is mostly liquid? Wine doesn’t play well with likeminded matter. Its idea of a perfect marriage is something solid that it can wrap its fruit, acid and, in the case of a red, tannins around. That said, some soup styles are more wine friendly than others. Just
look to the fundamentals of their foundation. Those with texture are accommodating and today’s veg-based recipe has weight and stability, which gives it a level of solidity wines find appealing. I like low acid reds with this veggie-palooza. Try a bright New World
Merlot, a juicy French Beaujolais or a plump New Zealand Pinot Noir like Villa Maria’s 2012 Private Bin Pinot Noir ($19.95 - $24.99) — a silky blend of cherry and strawberry that checks all the right boxes. PRICES REFLECT RANGE ACROSS COUNTRY. SOME PRODUCTS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ALL PROVINCES.
With cold weather still gripping the nation, a steaming bowl of soup is sure to warm you up. Bestselling Australian chef Donna Hay shows us how, with this recipe from her cookbook Fast, Fresh, Simple. Dessert
Baked Whole Lemon Pudding • 1 thin-skinned lemon • 1 1/2 cups (330 g) caster (superﬁne) sugar • 30 g butter, melted • 3 egg yolks • 3/4 cup (180 ml) single (pouring) cream • 2 tbsp cornﬂour (cornstarch)
Easy Vegetable Soup is as simple as chop, boil, simmer FAST, FRESH, SIMPLE Donna Hay gustotv.com
Preheat oven to 160 C (325 F). Cut the lemon into 8 pieces and remove any seeds. Place in a food processor with the sugar and process until very smooth. Add the butter, egg yolks, cream and cornflour and process until smooth. Pour mixture into 4 greased 1-cup capacity (250 ml) ovenproof pie dishes. Bake for 22–24 minutes or until just set. Serve warm or cold with vanilla ice-cream.
Nothing warms you up as quickly as a bowl of soup. This one features flavour enhancers such as onion, garlic and lemon thyme leaves as well as veggies and cheese to garnish.
Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat.
2. Add the oil, onion, garlic and
thyme and cook for 3 minutes
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or until soft.
3. Add the tomato, stock, carrot, zucchini and parsnip.
4. Cover and bring to the boil.
Allow to simmer rapidly for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
To serve, ladle into bowls and top with salt, pepper and Parmesan. WATCH DONNA HAY FAST, FRESH, SIMPLE THURSDAYS STARTING AT 10 P.M. EST/PT ON GUSTO TV, CANADA’S NEW FOOD & LIFESTYLE CHANNEL. VISIT GUSTOTV.COM FOR FULL PROGRAM LINEUP AND MORE GREAT RECIPE IDEAS.
Ingredients • 2 teaspoons olive oil • 1 onion, finely chopped • 2 cloves garlic, crushed • 2 teaspoons lemon thyme leaves • 2 cups (500 ml) tomato purée (tomato sauce) • 2 cups (500 ml) chicken stock
This recipe serves four. BOTH PICTURES DONNA HAY
• 1 carrot, peeled and grated • 1 zucchini (courgette), peeled and grated • 1 parsnip, peeled and grated • sea salt and cracked black pepper • finely grated Parmesan, to serve
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Toronto Fashion Week Date: Mar. 17-21 Location: David Pecaut Square, 215 King St. W. If you think it’s too early to be getting enthusiastic about World MasterCard Fashion Week, you’re probably still wearing something from last year’s collection. Stop living in the past and start getting excited for Canada’s leading fashion event. Keep your eyes locked on Notable.ca for an exclusive opportunity to meet some of Canada’s most influential designers in the Notable Lounge.
Canadian Screen Awards
Date: Mar. 13 Location: ACC Isn’t the title enough for you? Is there another band in the world that’s getting as much attention for its live concerts right now? This is arguably the biggest Canadian band of all time (don’t worry Rush, we haven’t forgotten you) in their prime, which means this is simply a must-see concert. Hitting up the ACC on their Reflektor Tour, we suggest you don’t forget your formal wear when you step into the crowd. Us, we’ll be in the same thing we wore to Grade 8 prom.
Date: Mar. 9 Location: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, CBC Television Martin Short will be hosting the two-hour live broadcast of the Canadian Screen Awards gala so you can be sure it will be more entertaining than a pizza joke that goes on for two hours (yes, Ellen, we’re looking at you). Film, television, and digital media will all get their moment in the sun, so tune in to what’s been most notable on Canadian screens this past year.
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National Home Show
Date: Mar. 7-9 Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Date: Mar. 14-23 Location: : Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
Expect autograph signings, celebrity photo sessions, and celebratory Q&As. There will also be tons of places to buy up your favourite books and zines as well as dozens of workshops and interactive events including Voice Acting 101 and Anime Win, Lose, or Draw. Special guests at this year’s event include Jon Heder (aka Napoleon Dynamite), Eliza Dushku (Buffy/Angel), and both Sean Astin and Billy Boyd of The Lord of the Rings fame.
Real advice. Real inspiration. Real experts. The 2014 National Home Show is right around the corner and will be ready to provide inspiration for all your home and landscaping projects. With over 750 exhibitors showcasing their best and newest products and services, you’ll be able to feel worthy of having your own HGTV show in no time. This is the largest home and garden show in North America so we suspect if you can’t find it here, it doesn’t really exist.
Lorde Date: March 15 Location: Sound Academy Want to feel bad about yourself ? Go see Lorde in concert and watch the talent dripping off of her. And then remember that she’s only 18 years old. Fresh off a huge Grammy win, we imagine the young New Zealander will be in royal form (see what we did there?) when she hits the stage at the Sound Academy. Not surprisingly, this is an all ages event, ‘cause, you know, otherwise Lorde wouldn’t be allowed in to perform.
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Ionisation vs photo-électrique : Les experts de l’industrie (comme la NFPA) recommandent fortement que l’on installe les deux avertisseurs de fumée à ionisation et photoélectriques afin d’assurer une détection maximale des divers types de feux qui peuvent survenir dans la maison. Les avertisseurs de détection d’ionisation peuvent détecter les particules d’incendie invisibles ( associées aux feux brûlant à grande vitesse) plus tôt que les avertisseurs photoélectriques. Les avertisseurs de détection photoélectrique peuvent détecter des particules d’incendie visibles (associées aux feux couvants lents) plus tôt que les avertisseurs d’ionisation.
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Détection des fumées. On doit installer les avertisseurs de fumée autonomes et multiples approuvés aux endroits prescrits par les lois applicables, codes ou normes pour occupation particulière comme suit : (1) Dans toutes les chambres. (2) À l’extérieur des chambres, dans le voisinage immédiat des chambres. (3) À chaque étage de l’unité d’habitation, comprenant le sous-sol. Exception : Dans les maisons unifamiliales et bifamiliales, les détecteurs de fumée approuvés à piles sont permis. La plage de température va de 4,4 °C (40 °F) à 37,8 °C (100 °F). Plage d’humidité : jusqu’à 85 % d’humidité relative (HR). Ionization vs. Photoelectric: Industry experts (such as NFPA) recommend that both ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms be installed to help ensure maximum detection of the various types of fires that can occur within the home. Ionization sensing alarms may detect invisible fire particles (associated with fast flaming fires) sooner than photoelectric alarms. Photoelectric sensing alarms may detect visible fire particles (associated with slow smouldering fires) sooner than ionization alarms. Smoke Detection. Where required by applicable laws, codes, or standards for the specified occupancy, approved single- and multiple-station smoke alarms shall be installed as follows: (1) In all sleeping rooms. (2) Outside of each separate sleeping area, in immediate vicinity of the sleeping rooms. (3) On each level of the dwelling unit, including basements. Exception: In existing one- and two-family dwelling units, approved smoke alarms powered by batteries are permitted. Temperature Range: 4.4°C (40°F) to 37.8°C (100°F). Humidity Range: Up to 85% relative humidity (RH).
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Hitting the ice is twice as nice for Stamkos
Red Wings retire Lidstrom’s No. 5
Rain wreaks havoc at Doral Tiger Woods only made it through 10 holes Thursday — this time because of the weather, not his back. The opening round of the Cadillac Championship was stopped for more than two hours because of thunderstorms. When the round was suspended by darkness, Woods had played 10 holes. He was at 2-over par. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Not only did Lightning star Steven Stamkos make his return to action against Buffalo on Thursday after missing 45 games with a broken right shin, but the club also announced he had taken over as team captain. Stamkos, seen here in pre-game introductions, received a standing ovation when it was revealed he would be taking over the ‘C’ from former captain Martin St. Louis, who was traded to the Rangers on Wednesday in exchange for Ryan Callahan. MARK CARLSON/GETTY IMAGES
Ex-Kings have more to play for than spite NBA. Raptors meet Rudy Gay and Co. with chance to inch closer to division title Any other season, Friday’s game against the visiting Sacramento Kings would be entirely about the return of Rudy Gay, and the handful of players on both sides facing off against old teammates. Any other season, the Toronto Raptors wouldn’t be looking to lock down home-
court advantage in the playoffs, and an Atlantic Division title. “It’s always important when you play against your former team, but more than that, I’m happy where I’m at,” said guard Greivis Vasquez, one of four Kings acquired in the mammoth deal in early December that sent Gay to the Kings. “We’re third in the East, first in our division, and that means a lot. So we’re playing for something much bigger. It’s a big game for us, but to me it’s about finishing the sea-
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son strong and trying to get as many wins as we can.” The night marks Gay’s first visit to Toronto since GM Masai Ujiri shipped him, Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy to Sacramento for Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and
Chuck Hayes just 18 games into the season. The Raptors were 6-12 when Ujiri rewrote his roster, and Toronto has gone 27-14 since to sit third in the Eastern Conference. Gay said there are no hard feelings between him and the Raptors. “Change is for the better, for both parties,” he told reporters after Thursday’s practice at the Air Canada Centre. “I’m happy for those guys, I’m happy to see them play well. I never have any ill intentions.”
The Detroit Red Wings have retired Nicklas Lidstrom’s No. 5 jersey. Lidstrom was honoured Thursday night before Detroit hosted the Colorado Avalanche. A red banner — with his last name and number in white — was raised to the rafters to end the pregame ceremony. The storied franchise previously retired six jerseys: Gordie Howe’s No. 9, Steve Yzerman’s No. 19, Ted Lindsay’s No. 7, Terry Sawchuk’s No. 1, Alex Delvecchio’s No. 10 and Sid Abel’s No. 12. Lidstrom retired after the 2011-12 season - his 20th with the Red Wings. He won four Stanley Cups and seven Norris Trophies as the NHL’s best defenceman. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Prodigy. Wiggins’ single college year ‘too quick’ Andrew Wiggins remembers sitting in the bleachers of Allen Fieldhouse long after the final whistle, watching as the crowd showered the departing Kansas players with love. It may not have been that exact moment that the nation’s No. 1 recruit decided he would play his only season of college basketball with the Jayhawks. But the outpouring of support on senior night certainly played a role in his decision, one that he doesn’t regret for a moment. “It went too quick,” Wiggins said late Wednesday after his own version of senior night, tucked away in a small room not far from those stands where he sat a year ago. “I wish I had more time to stay here and do my thing, just be here with the team and the coaches and all these wonderful fans,” Wiggins said, thoughtfully. “That’s one of the reasons I committed here. I came here on senior night and the fans were so loyal.” Kansas coach Bill Self stayed true to his promise after an 8752 victory over Texas Tech, re-
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How many trades? Nonis. Let ’em find their way
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serving most of the senior day traditions for his seniors. Tarik Black, Niko Roberts and Justin Wesley were honoured with framed jerseys. But the coach who has guided the Jayhawks to 10 straight Big 12 titles also made sure to note what everybody already knew: The latest of them probably wouldn’t have happened without Wiggins. the associated press
The trade deadline has come and gone and for the first time in what feels like forever, the Toronto Maple Leafs decided to not make any deals. That might make some fans antsy, especially as the team hasn’t locked up a playoff berth and likely won’t for weeks. But that’s the wrong way to interpret GM Dave Nonis’ (lack of) action. The smartest thing he could have done is to stay the course and allow this young group to continue finding their way on their own. Yes, there’ll be times this group of players looks horrendous. Indeed, the Leafs’ uninspired play in their three post-Olympics losses was worrisome to fans who either dance in the streets or projectile vomit depending on the results of the day. But just when some thought it was time to call for help, the Buds scratched out a 3-2 overtime
Leafs GM David Nonis at the 2013 NHL Draft in July. Toronto remains the very same after the trade deadline this week. Mike stobe/getty images file
win against the Rangers. It’s almost predictable how unpredictable they are. The Leafs know there are no excuses for the remainder of the season. If they falter and miss the playoffs or suffer another humiliating collapse as they did against Boston last spring, there will be changes and perhaps many.
Toronto won’t have a ton of cap space in the summer once they re-sign Jake Gardiner and Cody Franson, but either one of those players, as well as someone such as Nazem Kadri, could be traded to give the roster a new look. On the other hand, if they continue to hone their identity and discover what it means to be
a complete team at both ends of the ice, Nonis’ patience will have paid off in a big way. More importantly, they’ll have sacrificed neither prospects nor draft picks in order to arrive at that point in their development. That used to be the way things were in Leafs Land. Trades were made for trades’ sake. Youngsters were sent packing in favour of shortterm solutions (i.e. veteran players) that rarely, if ever panned out. Those moves made for great headlines and media fodder, but ultimately set back the franchise years. It’s not nearly as sexy to say you like who you are, but in many ways, it’s the healthy thing to do. And for the Leafs, it’s also the right thing.
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April 21 - May 21 You may be willing to change your plans to help someone out today but don’t let them tell you that you are obliged to do so. Let them know this is a one-off situation.
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Sept. 24 - Oct. 23 You have a tendency to fear the worst but with Jupiter moving in your favour again you will be visualizing all sorts of wonderful things. Good. What’s in your mind’s eye today will be reality tomorrow.
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Nov. 23 - Dec. 21 Someone will offer what sounds like good advice today but the planets warn they are thinking of their interests rather than yours. Listen to your inner voice.
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Jan. 21 - Feb. 19 You are unsure whether to push ahead with a new plan or to hold back and see how things develop. Hopefully it will be the former. The longer you wait, the more likely it is others will get ahead of you.
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75 0.99 PURCHASE FINANCE FOR
• AM/FM Stereo/CD/MP3-capable • Remote Keyless Entry • Easy Fuel ® Capless Fuel Filler
5.1L /100km 55MPG HWY^^ 6.9L /100km 41MPG CITY^^
Bi-weekly for 84 months with $0 down.
Offers include $2,500 in manufacturer rebates.
OR OWN FOR ONLY
13, 198 *
Offers exclude taxes.
95 LOCK IN AT
UP TO 1,000 LITRES
2014 FIESTA S HATCH
Bi-weekly for 84 months with $0 down.
85 0.99 PURCHASE FINANCE FOR
$ % APR
• Remote Keyless Entry • Air-Conditioning • Torque Vectoring Control • Active Grille Shutters
5.5L /100km 51MPG HWY^^ 7.8L /100km 36MPG CITY^^
Enjoy the peace of mind of having your price locked in at the pump for up to 2,000 litres. Visit your Toronto Area Ford Store today.
UP TO 1,000 LITRES
OR OWN FOR ONLY
Offers exclude taxes.
LOCK IN AT
UP TO 2000 LITRES
WITH THE PURCHASE OR LEASE OF MOST NEW 2014 CARS, CUVs AND SUVs
ON SELECT NEW
MAXIMUM LITRE LIMIT VARIES BY MODEL (UP TO 1,000 ON C-MAX)
PURCHASE FINANCE FOR ONLY
Bi-weekly for 72 months with $500 down. Offer includes $500 in manufacturer rebates. Offer excludes taxes.
• 2.0L Hybrid Electric Powertrain • Active Grille Shutters • AM/FM/CD/MP3 Audio • SYNC ® with MyFord ®
Fiesta ST model shown
2014 FOCUS S
•2.0L Atkinson Cycle engine w/Hybrid Electric System •SYNC ® with MyFord ® •SmartGauge™ with EcoGuide™
4.1L /100km 69MPG HWY^^ 4.0L /100km 71MPG CITY^^
OR PURCHASE FOR
4.9L /100km 58MPG HWY^^ 4.2L /100km 67MPG CITY^^
Fusion Hybrid Titanium model shown
2014 FUSION S HYBRID
Bi-weekly for 72 months with $500 down.
199 1.99 PURCHASE FINANCE FOR
Offers include $2,500 in manufacturer rebates.
OR OWN FOR ONLY
Offers exclude taxes.
95 LOCK IN AT
UP TO 1,000 LITRES
HIGHWAY FUEL CONSUMPTION
FOR 1.0L ECOBOOST
Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers only valid at participating dealers. Retail offers may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. For factory orders, a customer may either take advantage of eligible Ford retail customer promotional incentives/offers available at the time of vehicle factory order or time of vehicle delivery, but not both or combinations thereof. Retail offers not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). *Purchase a new 2014 [Fiesta S/ Focus S/ Fusion S Hybrid/ C-MAX SE Hybrid] for [$13,198/$14,928/$29,285/$27,785] (after Total Manufacturer Rebate of [$2,500/ $2,500/$0/$500] deducted). Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after total manufacturer rebate has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax but exclude administration and registration fees of up to $799, fuel fill charge of up to $120 and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. †Until April 30, 2014, receive 0% APR purchase financing on new 2014 Edge models for up to 48 months, Taurus and Escape models for up to 60 months, and Ford Focus (excluding BEV) and Fiesta models for up to 72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: $25,000 purchase financed at 0% APR for 48/60/72 months, monthly payment is $520.83/ $416.66/ $347.22, cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $25,000. Down payment on purchase financing offers may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. **Until April 30th 2014, receive 0.99% APR purchase financing on new [2014 Fiesta S Hatch/ 2014 Focus S Sedan] models for up to 84 months to qualified retail customers, and receive 1.99% APR purchase financing on new [2014 Fusion S Hybrid/ 2014 C-MAX SE Hybrid] models for up to 72 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example:  Ford [Fiesta S Hatch/ 2014 Focus S Sedan/ 2014 Fusion S Hybrid/ 2014 C-MAX SE Hybrid] for [$13,198/ $14,928/ $29,758/ $28,258] (after $0/$0/$500/$500 down payment or equivalent trade-in, and $2,500/$2,500/$0/$500 Manufacturer Rebate deducted) purchase financed at 0.99%/0.99%/1.99%/1.99% APR for 84/84/72/72 months, monthly payment is $163/$185/$431/$410 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $75/$85/$199/$189), interest cost of borrowing is $470/ $531/ $3,211/ $1,716 or APR of 0.99%/0.99%/1.99%/1.99% and total to be repaid is $13,650/ $15,470/ $31,044/ $29,484. Down payment may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. All purchase finance offers include freight and air tax and PPSA but exclude administration and registration fees of up to $799, fuel fill charge of up to $120 and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. ▲Until April 30, 2014, receive $500/ $750/ $1,000/ $1,250/ $1,500/ $2,000 / $2,500 / $3,000 / $3,250/ $4,000 / $4,250/ $4,500 / $4,750/ $5,000/ $5,500 /$5,750/ $6,500/ $7,250 / $7,750/ $8,250/ $9,000/ $10,000 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2014 [CMAX] / 2014 [Flex, Escape (excluding 2.0L)]/ 2014 [Focus BEV, E-Series]/ 2014 [Escape 2.0L, F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 (Value Leader)]/ 2013 [Escape S], 2014 [Explorer] / 2013 [CMAX, F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 (Value Leader)], 2014 [Taurus (excluding SE), Edge, Transit Connect (excluding Electric), F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs] / 2014 [Focus S Manual, Fiesta S Manual, Mustang V6 Coupe] / 2013 [Focus S] / 2013 [Fusion S]/ 2013 [Edge AWD (excluding SE), Escape 1.6L] / 2013 [Focus (excluding S and BEV), Fusion (excluding S)]/ 2013 [Escape 2.0L], 2014 [Mustang V6 Premium] / 2013 [Taurus SE, Flex]/2013 [Edge FWD (excluding SE)]/ 2014 [Mustang GT]/ 2014 [F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) - Gas Engine]/ 2013 [Taurus (excluding SE)]/ 2014 [F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2)] / 2014 [F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) - Diesel Engine]/ 2014 [F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew]/ 2013 [F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2)]/ 2013 [Focus BEV, F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew] - all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded. ^^Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2014 Fiesta 1.6L – I4 5-Speed Manual or 6 Speed Automatic, 2014 Focus 2.0L I4 5-Speed Manual, 2014 Fusion 2.0L I-4 Atkinson Hybrid Engine, 2014 C-MAX SE Hybrid 2.0L Hybrid Electric Powertrain. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada-approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. ^Based on Natural Resources Canada city and highway ratings for Ford models, 1995 through 2014. Actual results may vary. ◊Offer only available at participating Ford dealers with the purchase of lease of a new 2014 Fiesta, Focus, CMAX Hybrid, Fusion Hybrid (up to 1,000 litres); Fusion, Mustang, Taurus, Escape (up to 1,500 litres); and Flex, Explorer, Edge, Expedition (up to 2,000 litres) – all diesel models are excluded. $0.95 price lock (“Price Lock”) amount may only be redeemed for regular grade fuel at participating Esso gas stations and applies when regular grade fuel is priced between $1.15 and $1.50 per litre at the participating Esso gas station where the redemption takes place. Where regular grade fuel is priced above $1.50 per litre, customer will receive a $0.55 per litre discount off of the regular grade fuel price, and where regular grade fuel is priced below $1.15, customer will receive a $0.20 discount off of the regular grade fuel price. See dealer for Extra Grade and Premium Grade fuel discount structure and for full offer details. ◦Toronto Maple Leafs”, “Leafs” and associated word marks and logos are trademarks of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. and are used under license. “Toronto Raptors” and associated word marks and logos are trademarks, designs and other forms of intellectual property of NBA Properties, Inc. and the Toronto Raptors and are used under license. © 2014 NBA Properties, Inc. ¥Based on 2007 - 2013 R. L. Polk vehicle registrations data for Canada in the Large Premium Utility, Large Traditional Utility, Large Utility, Medium Premium Utility, Medium Utility, Small Premium Utility, and Small Utility segments. ‡Estimated fuel consumption using Environment Canada approved test methods, 2014 Ford Fiesta with 1.0L EcoBoost engine. Class is Subcompact Car versus 2013 competitors. Subcompact Car class and competitor data based on 2013 NRCan Vehicle Class ratings and classifications for subcompact cars with regular gasoline. ŦClaim based on analysis by Ford of Polk global new registration for CY2012 for a single nameplate which excludes rebadged vehicles, platform derivatives or other vehicle nameplate versions. ©2014 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2014 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.
2013 Holiday Program Guide The Magic Hockey Skates
Holiday Festival on Ice
Dragonsâ€™ Den Holiday Special
New Yearâ€™s Eve ~ ~ Christmas Day ~ ~
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