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Matt King and Andrew Ferguson are childhood friends and started LaRue Entertainment together. (Photo courtesy of LaRue Entertainment)

Ryerson grads’ production company to première show about a crack-smoking mayor

LaRue Entertainment, a production company founded by two Ryerson alumni, will debut their new digital series on YouTube called Filth City on Nov. 5. The date also marks the four-year anniversary of Rob Ford’s admitting to smoking crack.

The show is about a fictional big-city mayor embroiled in a controversy surrounding his own crack video. Creating a comedy loosely based on the late Toronto mayor and the scandal he left behind led his brother Doug Ford to call the show “disgusting.”

by Aidan Macnab· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
John Tory spoke with voters outside of Sherbourne Station on Monday. 
(Ramna Shazad, Ryersonian Staff)

President of Ryerson to help Tory transition into role as mayor

President Sheldon Levy was named a member of mayor-elect John Tory’s transition team on Tuesday, reported the Toronto Star. The mayor-elect announced that former deputy mayor Case Ootes will chair both the transition team and advisory council. They will feature key members from Tory’s campaign, former rival candidate David Soknacki and a variety of business, non-profit and academic leaders, including Levy. Levy […]

Ryersonian poll: split between Tory and Chow

Ryersonian poll: split between Tory and Chow

A poll conducted by The Ryersonian Monday shows that students are split between Olivia Chow and John Tory in the upcoming municipal election. Students’ voting plans have dramatically changed since February, when The Ryersonian last polled students. While Chow’s support is approximately the same at 26 per cent, Tory’s support has gone from 2 per cent to 28.1 per cent. Taking the […]

by Nicole Thompson· · News, On Campus
Doug Ford

Doug woos Ford Nation with clone of Rob’s campaign

Speaking in front of a room full of Ford Nation supporters Tuesday night, Coun. Doug Ford reintroduced his brother’s platform as his own during his first appearance at a mayoral debate. Doug Ford hadn’t participated in any debates since he registered to run Sept. 12, when he took the place of Mayor Rob Ford, who was forced to withdraw after […]

by Sarah Traynor· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Morgan Baskin is the youngest candidate running for mayor of Toronto. (Courtesy Morgan Baskin)

Morgan Baskin: Teen mayor

Nineteen-year-old Morgan Baskin is running for mayor because she believes that young people need to build a future for Toronto — or there won’t be one. Baskin spoke at Ryerson last Wednesday in a Q-and-A event organized by the Ryerson Students’ Union and the Mobilizing Active Political Students (MAPS). The mayoral candidate said she does campus events to “make a […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus, Top stories
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