Meanwhile...Our Online Magazine

  November 24, 2020  

Meanwhile Issue # 27

We have turned the corner from plausible deniability to harsh reality: It’s cold. The holiday season is rapidly approaching, but we’ve got one milestone to celebrate (before we focus entirely on the juggernaut that is a mere month away) Come From Away-iversary. Take a look back at some of the incredible moments and test your CFA knowledge. If you are clever enough you could win a special prize. To help keep the celebration going, SnL are taking us to Newfoundland to check in with some of Canada’s favourite artists, all of whom happen to be proud Newfoundlanders. They share personal stories and their love for their home province. And if you are looking to add a bit of mystery to your life join us for a video conversation with Katie Daubs, the journalist and author of The Missing Millionaire. Her thrilling new book attempts to solve the century-old cold case of the disappearance of Toronto theatre impresario Ambrose Small. Let’s get started!

Check in From Away

SnL check in with musician and actor Alan Doyle (lead singer of Great Big Sea), actor Jonny Harris (Constable Crabtree, the young and eager assistant to Detective Murdoch on Murdoch Mysteries), musician and CBC broadcaster Tom Power (Host of q on CBC Radio One), and writer and actor Mary Walsh (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Dancing With Rage). Wow, what a lineup of Canadian personalities! Did you know that they are all proud Newfoundlanders? You don’t want to miss out on this exciting episode!

Celebrating Come From AwayNovember 23rd marked the 4th anniversary of the opening night of Come From Away in Toronto. Since then, the show has gone on to celebrate many memorable milestones. Check out the timeline we created, and the accompanying video footage, to celebrate the show. You can also take our Match the Milestone quiz and be entered to win one of five $100 Mirvish Gift Cards!


Match the Milestone
When you have finished looking through the timeline, test your knowledge with our Match the Milestone quiz! Participants will be entered to win one of five $100 Mirvish Gift Cards.


Katie Daubs book the Missing Millionaire
On December 2, 1919, after depositing $1M from the sale of his theatre empire into his bank account, tycoon Ambrose Small disappeared. When Toronto Star reporter Katie Daubs stumbled upon this unsolved mystery, Toronto’s most notorious, she was hooked and set about to solve it. What really happened to Small? Why was he both loved and loathed? Why has his disappearance never been solved? Using the research techniques of an investigative reporter, she uncovers much of the elusive truth in her acclaimed new book, The Missing Millionaire. This cracking story of showbiz, money, betrayal and intrigue set during our city’s burgeoning years, The Missing Millionaire offers a look at the underbelly of what we all thought was boring old Toronto the Good. A page-turner of the highest order, it’s a book that will delight everyone, especially the theatre-lovers on your holiday gift list. In this Zoom interview, Daubs tells us all about her research and what she discovered.

Recently nominated for the Toronto Book Award, The Missing Millionaire is in bookstores and online now, in hardcover, paperback, e-book and as a downloadable audiobook. Please consider supporting your local independent bookstore.

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Dailey Bread Food BankAs we approach the season of giving, we wanted to take a moment to recognize Daily Bread Food Bank.

Since 1983 they have been providing emergency food support to thousands of families and individuals in need across the city of Toronto.

Last year Come From Away joined Daily Bread for an east coast style 'kitchen party', a festive concert fundraiser to help raise awareness of the need for food security for all Torontonians, and to help raise food and funds to keep the food bank going at a time when the need is greatest.

This year the need may be greater than ever before.

Daily Bread Food Bank distributes fresh and shelf-stable food, and fresh-cooked meals to more than 130 member agencies and 170 food programs across Toronto. Daily Bread works towards long-term solutions to end hunger and poverty and runs innovative programs to support individuals living on low incomes and experiencing food insecurity.

To make a donation and learn more about Daily Bread Food Bank, visit