Hogtown


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Hogtown

(ˈhɒɡˌtaʊn)
n
(Placename) Canadian a slang name for Toronto
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(4.) Robin Endres, introduction to Richard Wright & Robin Endres, eds., Eight Men Speak and Other Plays from the Canadian Workers' Theatre (Toronto: New Hogtown Press, 1976); Toby Gordon Ryan, Stage Left: Canadian Theatre in the Thirties (Toronto: CTR, 1981); Alan Filewod, "A Qualified Workers Theatre Art: Waiting for Lefty and the (Re)Formation of Popular Front Theatres," Essays in Theatre 17, 2 (May 1999): 111-128; Alan Filewod, "Performance and Memory in the Party: Dismembering the Workers' Theatre Movement," Essays on Canadian Writing 80 (Fall 2003): 59-77; Candida Rifkind, Comrades and Critics: Women, Literature, and the Left in 1930s Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009).
The Slocan Ramblers came out of Toronto's gritty bluegrass scene, playing late-night bars to boisterous crowds in a city once called Hogtown for its industrial pig meat industry.
"What Would Jane Jacobs Do?" is a slogan on T-shirts sold at Toronto's Spacing store and in boutique shops around Hogtown. It is also a question many city planners continue to ask.
What we didn't have consensus on--yet--was the 'How.' In his excellent book Harlequin in Hogtown: George Luscombe and Toronto Workshop Productions, Neil Carson writes:
Canadians should take notice, for the causes of the city's fractured politics are not limited to Hogtown, and their effects may have repercussions far beyond city limits.
Some of that ground, of course, has already been traversed in other books, notably in Michael McKinnie's City Stages: Theatre and Urban Space in a Global City (2007), in Neil Carson's Harlequin in Hogtown (1995), and in Filewod's Collective Encounters: Documentary Theatre in English Canada (1987).
This gives me hope as I stride past the lineups for Hogtown's latest cookie-cutter izakaya.
Remediation activities to date on the area of the property for which Beazer East is responsible have included the development of large stormwater ponds to treat runoff before it flows into Springstead Creek and eventually into Hogtown Creek.
Jonathan joined the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada in 1990 and has contributed heraldic articles to Heraldry in Canada, was the Assistant Editor of Hogtown Heraldry, the newsletter of the Toronto Branch of the RHSC, and was the Editor of Gonfanon, the newsletter of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada.
The struggling citizens of "muddy York" or "Hogtown" or "Toronto the Good" had other things on their minds.