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This Historic Manor In Ontario Is A Church By Day And A Strip Club By Night

Did you know Ontario is home to a historic manor that provides prayer by day and pop-lock-and-dropping by night? Yep, “The Manor” which is located in Guelph, Ontario is an adult entertainment complex. However, on Sunday mornings the venue holds church service too. The oxymoron here is not lost on anyone, but both the bottle service and holy service have actually coexisted in great harmony for years. The mansion in question dates back to 1891 when it was originally owned by George Sleeman, according to The Walrus. The mansion was later seized by the bank following poor investments. The family came to an agreement with the bank that they could stay on the property in exchange for a dollar a year in rent. The Strip Club The Manor would later transform into a hotel and family resta...

MuchMusic Is Making A Major Comeback And They Have Tik Tok To Thank

MuchMusic is coming back but instead of being on our TVs like it was back in the day, it’ll be on our phones. That’s right, MuchMusic, which is owned by Bell Media, is coming back on July 7 exclusively on TikTok. The announcement was made on June 10 on the official MuchMusic Twitter account, which tweeted for the first time this year. MuchMusic also put out a statement by its owners, Bell Media. The statement details what the rebooted MuchMusic would be like. “As the platform for discovering groundbreaking music content and rediscovering old favourites, TikTok is a natural partner for the all-new MuchMusic,” it read. “With hosts and creators that speak directly to Gen Z and younger Millennials, the all-new multiplatform MuchMusic stays true to its spirit as a semina...

‘Kim’s Convenience’ Cast Called Out The Lack Of Diversity Behind The Camera, Little Pay And Racist Jokes

The beloved Canadian TV series Kim’s Convenience was recently abruptly cancelled without much warning. It’s not like the show’s ratings were bad or the cast wasn’t planning on returning, the show’s producers just decided not to continue it. Since the cancellation announcement, members of the cast have been speaking out about their disappointment with the show’s premature ending and how they were treated near the end of the show. Simu Liu, who played Jung on the show, has been the most outspoken about his disappointment. READ MORE: Representation Matters -Simu Liu Becomes First Asian Actor to Lead a Marvel Film Liu made a massive post on Facebook detailing his many grievances with the producers of the show. Liu talks about the lack of Asian and female rep...

Drake And Live Nation Are Launching A New Venue In The 6ix This Year With Show Dates Confirmed

Early Tuesday morning, Live Nation Ontario announced that they’d be teaming up with Toronto legend Drake to bring us a fresh new venue later this year. It’s a historic revelation, especially since the name of the locale will literally be “History.” Read More: The Plant-Based Meat Industry Is Booming Right Now And Drake Is A Major Investor Aside from his music, Drake’s been busy working on his imprint as a businessman, securing partnerships with multiple brands. Live Nation Ontario confirmed that the new establishment would host 200 events annually and as Ontario begins the process of reopening, this could be an opportunistic time to welcome a new venue. Show dates for bands like Bleachers, Surfaces, July Talk, 24kGoldn, and All-Time Low were also a part of the...

This Toronto-Based Esports Team Won $150,000 Playing Fortnite And Here’s How They Did It

E-sports (also spelt as Esports, esports, or eSports) are becoming bigger and bigger every year. Tournaments are becoming more frequent and prize pools are increasing to ridiculous amounts of cash. As a result, more teams are popping up to take their shot at winning some big bucks by playing video games. One of these teams, ENDLESS Esports, is based in Toronto and they recently won $150,000 in a Fortnite tournament. Read More: EXCLUSIVE: Talking With The Creator Of Trash Panda, The World’s Most Canadian Game ENDLESS Esports is comprised of three players known as Deyy, Mero, and Reverse2k won the 2021 Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS). The FNCS is Fortnites most viewed competition. It’s lasts six to eight weeks and is a regional tournament where teams compete against each other to see w...

JUNOS 2021: Stories From The Studio With Murda Beatz and Wondagurl

One of the biggest parties of the year is underway this Sunday when the 50th annual JUNO Awards take place in the 6ixSide – Toronto! This one is going to be huge, especially after a tumultuous 2020 that forced the cancellation of last year’s JUNO Awards. Several notable Canadian music-makers still received awards, but nothing was the same, and fans of the show felt it. However, this year’s JUNO Week festivities came back in a big way as they kicked off on May 27. The events will run until June 6, the night of the JUNO Awards ceremony. Stories from the Studio Within the 10-day long celebration, there are countless events in which fans can interact with big names, such as Stories from the Studio. This experience in particular is so highly anticipated because it features JUNO Award-nominated ...

2 Scarborough Brothers Are Bringing Black Excellence To Your Screen With CBC’s New Academy Awards

Two Scarborough brothers are bringing Black achievement to our television screens. That’s right, CBC will be airing the first-ever award show dedicated to Black talent thanks to the co-founding brothers. READ MORE: Drake And The Weeknd Took Home Legendary Billboard Music Awards Last Night And Made Canada Proud Shamier Anderson and Stephan James co-founded the Black Academy to celebrate and honor Black achievement in film, sports, television and culture. The pair have spoken openly about creating more spaces and supporting Black people in various areas in the arts and sports realms. Additionally, they started the Black Academy in 2020 in hopes of uplifting Black talent across Canada. The Black Academy and CBC have signed a three-year contract to televise the award show. Both brothers ...

Everyday Hero: ‘Paint The City Black’ Brings Art Work Of Toronto Streets To Life

Whether you’re cruising through Dundas Street or taking a stroll down Yonge Street, no matter where you are in Toronto, you’re bound to find powerful artwork from some of the most talented minds in the world. All of these pieces are alive and tell stories. Paint The City Black, a Toronto street art organization, saw 47 Toronto artists come together on June 6, 2020 to paint a mural along Kensington Market, with one clear goal in mind. In fact, the art organization united to “speak out against police violence against communities of colour, and stand in solidarity with the anti-racist activism taking place all over the world in the wake of horrific incidents like the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.” That’s what Nick Sweetman, an organizer of PTCB, told...

Kevin Spacey Returns To Acting Following Allegations Of Sexual Assault

Kevin Spacey has landed his first acting gig since being accused of sexual assault and misconduct in 2017. According to reports, he will be playing a detective investigating a man wrongfully accused of sexually assaulting a minor. An odd choice, since Spacey himself has been accused of the very same crime involving a minor. READ MORE: Ontario Doctor Faces Sexual Assault Allegations as New Victims Come Forward, Including 14-Year-Old Girl Actor Anthony Rapp alleges Spacey assaulted him during a party at Spacey’s Manhattan apartment when he was 14. At least 15 other men have come forward claiming to have been abused by Spacey as well. There have been nine criminal investigations into the actor, all of which are now closed with no convictions. Spacey will be making his appearance in the Italia...

Justin Bieber Cut Off All His ‘Dreadlocks’ Possibly Over Cultural Appropriation Backlash

Justin Bieber decided to let go of his “dreadlocks” and has been sporting a new hairdo recently. The Canadian native took to Instagram over the weekend with his new buzz cut, which many could agree is a less problematic hairstyle than his previous dreadlocks. The artist came under fire by many over his decision to get dreads which brought on the question of cultural appropriation in the full month of wearing his hair in that manner. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) READ MORE: Drake And The Weeknd Took Home Legendary Billboard Music Awards Last Night And Made Canada Proud View this post on Instagram A post shared by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) This is not the first time he’s gotten dreads and fans even began to call out Bieber ov...

This Is Why The Government Of India Might Actually Ban Facebook, Twitter And Instagram Tomorrow

How long could you go without sending your friend a snap of your meal, posting a golden hour selfie on the gram, or sending your grandma a message on Facebook? Well, residents of India might soon find out as their government might actually shut down all major social apps as early as Wednesday. It turns out the Indian government had a deadline set out for all three social media giants to comply with their demands to take down accounts that were “incendiary” along with other strict rules. This demand reportedly came about in February with a three-month deadline, which could now be off the table as of Tuesday, May 25th. This means the following day could be the start of the shutdown period of all apps in question. What’s more, if the platforms fail to respect the rules set o...

Drake And The Weeknd Took Home Legendary Billboard Music Awards Last Night And Made Canada Proud

That OVO and that XO is everything you believe in. This lyric apparently holds true after Drake and The Weeknd won big at this year’s Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Weeknd (@theweeknd) READ MORE: The Grammys Just Dashed Their Anonymous Voting Committee That Decides Who Gets Nominated Even though The Weeknd was reportedly snubbed from the Grammys this year, the After Hours artist was still shown love and nominated for 16 awards elsewhere. The Scarborough native collected 10 Billboard Awards and cleaned up the top male artist category and top 100 songs for Blinding Lights. He also won top R&B album for After Hours. The Weeknd thanked his parents in his speech during the final award of the night. “I am the man I am today beca...