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.