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Culture Hawker Chronicles

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Culture Hawker Chronicles: Charles Barangan and B.M.V. Annex

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In this series, Trevor Abes gets to know the people behind the counter at Toronto’s music stores, book shops, and art galleries. A Torontonian since 2009, Winnipeg-born Charlie Barangan wrote for the second season of the web series Clutch and co-founded Irradiated Panda Films, the group behind the IPF-funded Asset premiering this week. He works at B.M.V. Annex, where you can find him in the comic...

Culture Hawker Chronicles: John Bowker and She Said Boom!

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In this series, Trevor Abes gets to know the people behind the counter at Toronto’s music stores, book shops, and art galleries. John Bowker is the owner and operator of She Said Boom! Roncesvalles. For five years he served as board director for the Review Cinema and he is the current  chair of the Beautification Committee at the Roncesvalles Village Business Improvement Area. He shares his...

Culture Hawker Chronicles: Patrick Grant and Kops Records

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In this series, Trevor Abes gets to know the people behind the counter at Toronto’s music stores, book shops, and art galleries. Patrick Grant has his hustles. He’s been the general manager at Kops Records going on four years and he sings lead in Patrick Grant and the FleshVignettes, an indie rock sextet with soul and funk influences. He also plays guitar at The Comedy Bar for the Sunday Night...