From Bill Brioux:
There are still residents of Toronto who remember the old Sunnyside amusement park, a fabled midway that once existed on Toronto’s west-end waterfront in the days between the wars. A Coney Island of Canada complete with a merry-go-round (still turning in Disneyland), it was razed in the 1950s to make way for a place of little joy or amusement, the Gardiner Expressway.
The sun has long set on that Sunnyside, but this Thursday at 8 p.m. on City, a new Sunnyside emerges. It’s a sketch show, it’s a sitcom and it, too, is an amusement centre — although pretty much centred in the active minds of Dan Redican and Gary Pearson. Continue reading.