By Raju Mudhar Staff Reporter Thu., May 9, 2019 The Art Gallery of Ontario is introducing a new pricing structure where all visitors under 25 will be free. Visitors over 25 will be able to buy an annual pass for $35 dollars. Single visits will now be $25 — an increase of $5 — but it will include all the gallery’s shows, with no additional fees for special exhibitions. “This is a radical shift for us,” said Stephan Jost, CEO of the gallery. “It changes your marketing. It changes how people move through the museum. It changes our family programming. It changes everything.” Jost says the gallery has done test marketing, but can’t be sure how tourists will react to the price structure. What will happen if this loses the gallery gobs of money? “Stephan, you’re fired!” he jokes. “Like, if all our $250 members go down to $35 level, that is not so good. But somebody has got to make the try. The … [Read more...] about AGO to be free for people under 25
By Doug Smith Sports Reporter Fri., May 3, 2019 Wasn’t that something quite unexpected? Say what you will about the Raptors but they’ve always played hard and found a way to stay in games somehow and they didn’t last night and that’s the most glaring failure of the evening. “I think we got out-played in just about every area we could get out-played. In overall physicality, energy, cutting, rebounding, passing, all that kind of stuff,” was how Nick Nurse hit the nail on the head. “We got thoroughly out-played and it’s been a while, it’s been a while since you’ve seen this team play this way.” He’s right. Article Continued Below The sum of our work was this piece by Bruce and this item from me and the consistent theme – they didn’t play like they usually play – is the troubling one for them. Not sure it’s any solace and giving solace is not my thing anyway but … [Read more...] about Raptors drop a big old stinkbomb all over Philadelphia in Game 3
Sport Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya will run her last 800-metres on Friday before the International Association of Athletics Federations imposes hugely controversial new rules limiting testosterone in female athletes. 02 May 2019 05:36PM (Updated: 02 May 2019 06:05PM) Bookmark CAPE TOWN: Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya will run her last 800-metres on Friday before the International Association of Athletics Federations imposes hugely controversial new rules limiting testosterone in female athletes.Semenya, who has spent years trying to get the new IAAF regulations thrown out, will compete at the Diamond League meeting in Doha against 2016 Olympic silver medallist Francine Niyonsaba - who recently revealed she had similar difference in sexual development (DSD) characteristics to the South African.Both must then begin taking medication to lower their testosterone levels if they wish to compete over that distance based on the new rules, which the Court of … [Read more...] about Semenya to run in Doha as storm rages over new IAAF rules
By Kathryn Hudson The Kit Mon., April 29, 2019 I never know how often to wash my hair. I’ve read that it’s good to skip as many washes as possible, but my hair has a tendency to get quite limp after a day or two, maximum. I often resort to wearing it up or using dry shampoo to try to prolong my style, but I’m wondering if I should just wash it every day to freshen it up. Will that actually damage my hair? — Shelley, Oakville There is a good chance this question is also scrawled on the wall of a cave somewhere — painted in symbols by primitive man — because it seems like one of the most fundamental queries asked over and over again by humankind. (Perhaps that’s a slight exaggeration, but the topic does garner over 122 million hits when Googled online, so it seems clear we’re searching for an answer.) I, myself, engage in variations of this conversation several times a day. I have to carefully schedule when I … [Read more...] about Ask The Kit: Do I really need to wash my hair every day?
By Debra Yeo Toronto Star Sun., April 28, 2019 The Festival Players of Prince Edward County are joining forces with a concert series spearheaded by Canadian Opera Company music director Johannes Debus. Wellington Water Week debuted in 2018 and, this summer, is being presented in collaboration with the Festival Players. Debus said in a news release it’s a chance for the two organizations to “explore creative synergies.” Water Week will take place Aug. 17 to 25 in the village of Wellington. Highlights include the Toronto ensemble Opus 8; Sarah Slean leading the Sing! mass community choir on the shore of Lake Ontario; the Dinner and Concert Series; and a Musical + Edible Promenade Through Wellington with food and music. The theatre season kicks off July 9 with Outside Mullingar by Tony, Oscar and Pulitzer winner John Patrick Shanley (Doubt, Moonstruck). The play is described as “a lyrical misfit romance” set in farm country in the … [Read more...] about Festival Players of Prince Edward County and Wellington Water Week team for summer season