Soccer star wins bronze
Plus Rosedale celeb’s new show airs on CBC
Rebecca Quinn, Havergal alumna and former member of the North Toronto Soccer Club, took home a bronze medal last month when she helped Canada’s women’s soccer team defeat Brazil 2-1 at the Olympic Games in Rio. It was Quinn’s first time playing at the Olympic level.
Rosedale native Jessi Cruickshank is the co-host of CBC’s new daytime show The Goods, which will be aired for the first time this October. Cruickshank was bid farewell by the team at CTV’s etalk last month after spending six years as their L.A. correspondent.
Pittsburgh Penguins star Phil Kessel celebrated his Stanley Cup win in style at the Forest Hill mansion of entrepreneur Michael Kimel this summer. According to a story by the Globe and Mail, much of Toronto’s hospitality industry was in attendance, and former Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf was the only former teammate of Kessel’s there.
Garth Drabinsky, former Livent impresario and Forest Hill resident convicted of fraud and forgery in 2009, is aiming to make a comeback with his theatre production of Madame Sousatzka. The musical is expected to open at the Elgin Theatre in late 2016 or early 2017, and Drabinsky is seeking to eventually move the show to Broadway.