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The Life and Times of Donald F. Simmons

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The Regal Constellation

The Regal Constellation, home of both Anime North and Toronto Trek, has gone into receivership. They're actually closing their doors at the end of the month, and the entire staff has been laid off. Seems they owe 1500 creditors a total of $30 million (according to the Toronto Sun).

What does this mean for Anime North? Well, right now we're looking at finding a new venue for 2004. It's not impossible that the Constellation will be sold off shortly (hell, it must be going cheap at this point) but it'll certainly need renovations (and has for years now), and who know how long it might be before the new owners are ready to take bookings for next year, assuming the hotel is ready in time.

This is really annoying. We almost have everything at the Constellation figured out now, regarding room use, getting along with the staff, etc., and now we'll have to start from scratch again. Oh well, such is life.