NOW Magazine - Anniversary special - - Toronto Symphony Orchestra -

The Gar­dens is a na­tional mon­u­ment. Af­ter the Par­lia­ment build­ing, it’s the most rec­og­nized build­ing in Canada. – Phillip Carter, who de­signed the Lillian H. Smith Li­brary, on the pro­posed closing of Maple Leaf Gar­dens. This is go­ing to be my life. – Martin Kruze, an out­spo­ken vic­tim of the Maple Leaf Gar­dens pe­dophile scan­dal, about cam­paign­ing against child abuse (Kruze killed him­self by jump­ing off the Bloor Viaduct two days af­ter his abuser was sen­tenced to less than two years in pri­son) What we’re find­ing is that there are two kinds of pan­han­dlers: the ones who are out there le­git­i­mately and the ones who are out there us­ing it as a busi­ness op­por­tu­nity. – po­lice spokesper­son Louise Gray on the pan­han­dling crack­down We’re not try­ing to be dif­fer­ent. We are dif­fer­ent. – Erykah Badu on her and the Roots click­ing I’m not go­ing to go be all po­lit­i­cally cor­rect so that your mom and dad buy my records. – Cho­clair Mar­i­juana causes no phys­i­cal or psy­cho­log­i­cal harm for the vast ma­jor­ity of users. – Pa­trick Shep­pard, pro­vin­cial court judge, rul­ing that deny­ing Terry Parker pot med­was an in­fringe­ment of his Char­ter rights I haven’t seen any­body in North York that’s home­less. – Mel Last­man dur­ing may­oralty cam­paign Con­scious rap mu­sic is next up to be heard. Af­ter all of this death and mur­der, a brighter day is up next. – KRS-One None of us will ever for­get the YMCA change room aroma now per­vad­ing the cham­ber. – from MPP Peter Kor­mos’s di­ary of the eight-day NDP fil­i­buster over the megac­ity vote. Mem­bers had to sleep in the leg­is­la­ture to keep the House tied up. Bill passes any­way I try to sleep with my head un­der the toi­let to keep warm, but the lit­tle dif­fer­ence in tem­per­a­ture isn’t worth the oc­ca­sional splat­ter of urine on the face. – Robert Thomp­son, pseu­do­nym of a prisoner at the over­crowded Don Jail They said to us, could we please con­trol the kind of mu­sic we play. But we said no. – Craig Welling­ton, Carib­ana Cul­tural Com­mit­tee, com­plain­ing that po­lice, wor­ried about vi­o­lence, asked the org to cen­sor its sounds I want main­stream money just like the next man, but I don’t want main­stream com­pro­mises. – Con­scious hiphop MC Com­mon Ev­ery night I look out over a crowd that looks like a fuck­ing Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret cat­a­logue. – Skid Row’s Se­bas­tian Bach


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