2003

NOW Magazine - Anniversary special - - Toronto Symphony Orchestra -

A black­out we can ac­tu­ally re­mem­ber

Thanks to fuck-ups at an Ohio gen­er­at­ing plant, the power goes out across On­tario and much of the north­east­ern U.S. Toron­to­ni­ans take it all in stride, spilling into the street and onto the near­est pa­tio to down quickly warm­ing beer and hang with neigh­bours.

Toronto to world: We are not a SARS­coph­a­gus

Se­vere Acute Re­s­pi­ra­tory Syn­drome kills 44 Toron­to­ni­ans and lo­cal tourism as a travel ad­vi­sory is­sued by the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion and me­dia-fu­elled para­noia empty ho­tels and turn Chi­na­town into a ghost town. On a pos­i­tive note, the Rolling Stones head­line a con­cert where fans throw wa­ter bot­tles at Justin Tim­ber­lake.

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