THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE BIZARRE

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Toronto and area THE GOOD: artists could have one of the most suc­cess­ful hauls in re­cent mem­ory at this month’s Grammy Awards. Lead­ing the way is break­out artist the Weeknd, who tied Tay­lor Swift for the most nom­i­na­tions with seven — in­clud­ing Record of the Year and Al­bum of the Year. Fel­low Toron­to­nian Drake is up for five awards, and Strat­ford na­tive Justin Bieber got one nom­i­na­tion. Other On­tario artists up for awards in­clude Cari­bou. The cer­e­mony is sched­uled for Feb. 15.

THE BAD: The sub­way ex­ten­sion to York Univer­sity is $400 mil­lion over bud­get. The Scar­bor­ough sub­way is fac­ing fur­ther scru­tiny and will not be built ac­cord­ing to plan. John Tory’s SmartTrack, well, ap­par­ently that’s not re­al­is­tic ei­ther, as or­dered. Yet some­how, the city seems to think spend­ing $1 bil­lion to move an el­e­vated ex­press­way to save au­to­mo­bile driv­ers a cou­ple min­utes is a good thing. Time for a re­al­ity check Toronto. Com­muters from out­side the city do not rank higher than those strug­gling on tran­sit to get to and from work.

Al­though not THE BIZARRE: as un­usual as one might think, the reg­u­lar con­sump­tion of in­sects is kinda new in Toronto. But things are start­ing to change. Sum­mer­hill Mar­ket, an up­scale gourmet food shop in Mid­town Toronto, has re­cently added a num­ber of bug-in­fused prod­ucts to its ex­ten­sive list of culi­nary of­fer­ings. Look­ing for a sweet treat? Try the key lime cricket pie. There are also roasted crick­ets avail­able in a va­ri­ety of flavours, such as honey and BBQ, for just $1.69 per two-gram pack­age.

The Weeknd

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