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The Gift Lounges of TIFF

Everyone loves gifts, and companies especially like sharing their products with celebrities and other influencers, hoping to associate their brands with A-listers, and get some all-important media attention. So with every TIFF comes the inevitable swag room: The Gift Lounge. What was up for grabs this year?

SWAG Toronto Councillors Oppose Proposed Scarborough Subway

I respect the City Councillors Josh Matlow of St. Paul's ward and Gord Perks of Parkdale-High Park ward. It is just too bad they do not respect the wishes of the long-suffering residents of Scarborough who want and deserve a piece of the same subway/ transit benefits and opportunities that Matlow and Perks' own downtown Toronto constituents enjoy.

Why Has Downtown Toronto Become So SWAG?

Downtown Toronto NIMBYs have taken NIMBYism to a whole new level of intolerance verging on discrimination. Which I have dubbed SWAGism. SWAGs wish to separate their established and affluent communities from the poorer inner suburbs of Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, York and East York, that adjoin downtown Toronto.