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A timeline of Jian Ghomeshi's dismissal from the CBC

Posted by Derek Flack / October 31, 2014

Jian GhomeshiWhile the Star has owned the day as far as coverage of Jian Ghomeshi's abuse allegations go, the Globe has now picked up some of the slack as pertains to the former radio host's dismissal from the CBC. Naturally, the broadcaster has tried to keep the story behind Ghomeshi's firing under wraps -- particularly with that massive but dubious lawsuit pending -- but we now have a pretty good idea of what happened behind closed doors.

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The top 10 events in Toronto for November 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 31, 2014

events Toronto NovemberToronto events in November won't be as spooky as October's, as (for most) our obsession with death begins to give way to whatever emotions the winter holidays conjure up. Dollarama is already selling tiny Santa costumes for cats - kind of cute, right? Film fans can look forward to a whirlwind of festivals - there isn't a single day this month that at least one film fest isn't running, and it will be perfect weather to push up your glasses and snuggle up a warm theatre. (Winter isn't even going to be that bad, FYI, but I get your dread.)

Here are the top ten can't-miss events in Toronto this month.

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Eat & Drink

Toronto Food Events: Sloppy Pop Up Cafe, Dia De Los Muertos, Chowder Chowdown, Intro to Onigiri

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 31, 2014

toronto food eventsToronto Food Events rounds up the most delicious events, festivals, pop-ups, winemaker dinners, supper clubs and other food related happenings in Toronto this week and next. You can find us here every Friday morning.


  • Ryerson Artspace hosts a Halloween Sloppy Pop Up Cafe tonight (Friday, October 31), serving sloppy joes and pulled pork tacos from the walk-up window at The Gladstone (1214 Queen St. West)
  • Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave.) hosts a Dia de Los Muertos celebration on Sunday, November 2 from 10am to 3pm. The family-friendly even will feature skull face painting, a churro competition, Mexican market and cantina complete with craft beers and tequila.
  • Chowder Chowdown goes down on Tuesday, November 4 from 7pm at the Fermenting Cellar (28 Distillery Ln.). For $56.50, attendees can sample and vote on original chowders from top Toronto chefs paired with local craft beers. The fundraiser event supports Ocean Wise, the Vancouver Aquarium conservation program devoted to endorsing sustainable seafood.
  • What's on the Table, the 10th annual gala for The Stop Community Food Centre, takes place on Wednesday, November 5 from 7pm to 11pm at Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. East). Tickets are $300 (with a charitable tax receipt issued for $205), but food and beverage stations are all-inclusive.
  • Citizen Catering and the Beer Store present Beerworking - Food and Brew Masters Panel at Propeller Coffee (50 Wade Ave.) on Wednesday, November 5 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. General admission is $30 for the evening of food and beer sampling, which features panel discussions about sustainable practices.

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Photo of the Day

Amy Poehler in Toronto

Posted by Staff / October 31, 2014


Author says she was assaulted by Ghomeshi in 2002

Posted by Staff / October 30, 2014

reva sethAuthor Reva Seth, who briefly dated former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi more than a decade ago, has come forward in an article on the Huffington Post alleging that Ghomeshi choked and "violently" penetrated her. She writes:

The evening started out fine. We had a drink, we smoked some pot and we hung out chatting. A while later we started kissing. Suddenly, it was like he became a different person. He was super angry, almost frenzied and disassociated.

I distinctly remember the jarring sense of suddenly being abruptly shaken out of my reverie. I remember thinking "what the fuck is going on here? What's wrong with him?" Jian had his hands around my throat, had pulled down my pants and was aggressively and violently digitally penetrating me. When it was over, I got up and it was clear I was really angry. My sexual interactions until then had always been consensual, enjoyable and fun.

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PR firm Navigator drops Jian Ghomeshi as a client

Posted by Staff / October 30, 2014

navigator PRHigh profile PR firm Navigator is no longer representing Jian Ghomeshi. In a terse statement issued earlier today, the firm stated:

In response to numerous media requests, Navigator confirms it does not advise Jian Ghomeshi. Regrettably, the circumstances of our engagement have changed and we are no longer able to continue. No further comment will be issued.

UPDATE: Ghomeshi's long-standing PR firm, Toronto-based rockit-promotions has also just dropped Ghomeshi, tweeting: Going forward, rock-it promotions will no longer be representing Jian Ghomeshi. We won't be responding to or receiving media requests.
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