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September 2015 @ THE CINEFORUM

September @ THE CINEFORUM, 463 Bathurst below College across From The Beer Store. 416-603-6643.

Saturday, September 5, 12, 19, 26.

7pm: KID DRACULA [F. W. Murnau’s NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF FEAR (1922) set to music from RADIOHEAD’S KID A & OK COMPUTER)

9pm: STEVEN LECKIE & THE VILETONES 3D (2015) Filmed Live At The Phoenix, Toronto, August 15, 2015.

12 Midnite: REG HARTT READING FROM THE BLACKLISTED MASTERPIECES OF AL ARONOWITZ

Sunday, August 30, September 6, 13, 20, 27.

2pm: FORD FEST SCARBOROUGH 3D (2013) Reg Hartt (September 13 only).

5pm: JANE JACOBS: URBAN WISDOM (2006) Don Alexander.

7pm: 35 YEARS OF SHROUD SCIENCE: A Personal Perspective By Barrie Schwortz.

9pm: LE PATIN LIBRE 3D (2012) Reg Hartt.

Monday, August 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28.

September 14, 2pm: WHAT I LEARNED FROM BERNARD B. BROWN WHO AT 16 PLAYED FIRST VIOLIN IN THE ORCHESTRA WHICH ACCOMPANIED BY  D. W. GRIIFTH’s THE BIRTH OF A NATION though 365 performances of its premiere run at Clune’s Auditorium in Los Angeles.

7pm: ALICE IN THE WALL [ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1953) to music from PINK FLOYD’S THE WALL]

9pm: THE DARKSIDE OF OZ [THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) to Pink Floyd’s DARKSIDE OF THE MOON]

Tuesday, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.

September 15, 2pm: Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS (1927) Rescored by Reg Hartt.

7pm: WHAT I LEARNED FROM TEX AVERY, BOB CLAMPETT, FRIZ FRELENG & CHUCK JONES {includes MGM and Warner Brothers Cartoons).

9pm: Reg Hartt Spoken Word: ABSINTHE & POETRY: THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED ROCHDALE COLLEGE.

Wednesday, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Wednesday, September 16, 2pm: THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE (1921) Rescored by Reg Hartt.

7pm: THE NIGHT I GOT BLIND STAGGERING DRUNK WITH THE GREAT GRIM NATWICK (Includes rare video of Grim Natwick with Tisse David, Shamus Culhane and Frank Nissen filmed in Toronto in 1982 by Michael Gowling). Includes films featuring animation By Grim Natwick.

9pm: Talk: WHAT I LEARNED WITH LSD (Includes the film, LSD: THE BEYOND WITHIN (1986) Peter France.

Thursday, September 3, 10, 17, 24.

7pm: OCCUPY TORONTO: THE LAST DAY 3D (2011) Reg Hartt.

9pm: MY WONDERFUL YEAR WITH ADITYA SHANKAR Includes films by Aditya Shankar.

A long overdue reply to Tom Sherman

Henri Langlois: “An art form requires genius. People of genius are always troublemakers, meaning they start from scratch, demolish accepted norms and rebuild a new world. The problem with cinema today is the dearth of troublemakers…We’re fresh out of “bad students.” You’ll find students masquerading as bad ones, but you won’t find the real article, because a genuine bad student upends everything.”

This piece I found on the web ( https://canadianart.ca/features/video-2005/ ) says that my Martin Heath of CINECYCLE sold me on digital. What sold me on digital was the medium itself. Martin had nothing to do with it and, in fact, is lagging behind me in embracing it. From the piece:  “Let me tell you a story about the difference between film and video. Martin Heath, a long-time film purist and expert film and video projectionist, who runs the experimental-film venue Cinecycle in Toronto, asked me if I had seen video projected using one of the new Texas Instruments chips. The Texas Instruments system is called DLP, Digital Light Processing. Martin told me it looks just like 16mm film, only better. I believe the first time Martin saw a DLP projector in use was at my CINEFORUM.

“Heath advised Reg Hartt, the renowned film historian and archivist, to buy a DLP projector for his home theatre. Hartt was encouraged to keep his projection-screen size relatively small to maximize the intensity of the DLP video projection. Heath was there the first night Hartt fired up his new home theatre. Hartt had an archival DVD of The Iron Mask (1929), directed by Allan Dwan, starring Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. This DVD release is state-of-the-art film on video (the disc was made in part from a pristine 35mm print of the film held by the Museum of Modern Art). Heath and Hartt sat down to evaluate the performance of the DLP projector. In the first scene of The Iron Mask, Fairbanks emerges from a castle door, sword in hand. To the horror of Heath he could see the castle was made of papier mâché plastered over chicken wire. The video projection was too good. The splendid digital video image had shattered the illusion of the film. The castle looked totally fake.”—Tom Sherman.

There are a couple of things wrong here that could easily have been corrected had Sherman taken the tine to speak to me directly.

First off, let me state that the castle in Fairbank’s THE IRON MASK does not in the least look fake. The story began in what clearly was a set made of papier mâché plastered over chicken wire. The quality of that opening set was meant as a springboard for the imagination to leap into the magic of the main story. Douglas Fairbanks was rightly renowned for spending the money required to bring his stories to life. Once when his financial backers urged more restraint

Fairbanks replied, “I only know one way to do these things.” The money is on the screen and looks it.

Martin Heath is a great friend. He had, however, nothing to do with my transition from film to digital. What it came down to was simple. I could not get my 16mm equipment properly serviced. The technology was dead. VHS never appealed to me as the image lacked vitality. I was using Roberts Film Service out of Montreal to service my 16mm projectors. They suggested digital as an alternative.

I saw the film, FRIDA, loved it, loved the soundtrack and bought the soundtrack. Seeing the dvd for  THE CURSE/NIGHT OF THE DEMON (a favorite) I bought that as well. Looking at it on my computer monitor screen I saw at once the vast superiority of the image and heard the even vaster superiority of the sound. I had seen my 16mm print of that film (as well as all my 16mm titles) so often I could at once spot the superiority of the digital image. I saw the old door closing and a new door opening. In transition I contacted two Canadian libraries which, between them, handle just about everything ever made since the dawn of film. I negotiated contracts which I renew every year giving me rights to their catalogs (though I barely use them).

Film printing has been a difficult thing at the best of times. A friend who worked for the lab that produced prints for first run exhibition informed me that only five really good prints can be made from a negative. He also informed that prints made for use in Toronto came after those first five (which went to New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Rome). 16mm film printing could and often was very good but it could never match or surpass 35mm.

Digital for the first time allows for one tremendously good print to be made. From it are then made digital copies that remain consistent from copy to copy.

After decades of lugging around 16mm prints that were prey to physical damage (breaks in the film, fading color, emulsion scratches, warping) and which could never by their nature possess the enhanced sound digital offers my transition was not even a Damascus road experience. I saw the light at once. I embraced it.

I love the freedom of copy/paste. I love that my originals do not have to be tampered with (as my 16mm prints had to be physically spliced, unspliced and respliced into programs).

Then I got a digital 3D system installed here using the wireless shutter glass technology created by Lenny Lipton. That led to getting digital a 3D camera. That led to getting several more cameras, better quality projectors (I use a BenQ SP920 for my 3D Presentations. It puts twice the light on the BIG screen) plus a sound system that really puts all the bells and whistles to work.

Jean Cocteau wrote that when the tools of the cinema become as inexpensive as pencil and paper the medium will finally become an art form. Digital cinema is a huge leap in that direction. The only problem is that people (especially the young) are still tied to an out of date technology. Statements I have made saying D. W. Griffith, Eisenstein, Chaplin, Keaton and the rest would enthusiastically embrace not only digital film making but also 3D are met with cries of outrage from film Luddites. Of course they would. For them content ruled over form. Given the tools to express that content more forcibly they would embrace them at once.

Currently I am using a SONY HDR TD10 3D camera which enables me to film in 2D/3D at once using available light. I filmed THE VILETONES AT THE PHOENIX in 2D/3D on August 15. Steven Leckie, when I showed him the footage, said, “I had no idea it would be this good!”

To properly study film I learned long ago that a paying audience makes the hardest and, therefore, best teacher. My screenings have been my classroom since 1968.

I bought anaglyph 3D copies of classic films (HOUSE OF WAX, etc.), hared the ghosting and plunged at once into the new world of digital 3D. In addition to putting in place here the most advanced technology for 3D presentation in the country I also researched the medium getting copies of every important film in the history of motion pictures I could lay my hands on as well as every major and minor publication (I do the same with animation, silent films, etc.,).

My screenings evolved out of the Rochdale College experiment where there were resource people but not teachers. Each Rochdalian was called to be their own teacher. My CINEFORUM is simply put, the best school for the cinema on the planet.

I do my best to encourage the young to stay out of the classroom. Once in a while someone comes along who can do that. Then the fun starts.

I also refuse to use grants. That sets me apart from the majority who are eager to suck on the government teat and constantly whinging about not getting enough.

The film medium is a story telling medium. The best way to learn to tell stories is to tell stories to strangers. Unlike friends, if we bore them and thus lose them they feel free to get up and walk out.

Much of what passes for film making (analog, digital or whatever) is simply masturbation with a camera. That is fine because we can not satisfy others until we learn what satisfies ourselves.

I remind the young that when Charles Chaplin arrived at Mack Sennett’s KEYSTONE FILM STUDIO in 1914 Sennett was then seen as the King of Comedy. Sennett told the 24 year old Chaplin, “We have no scenario–we get an idea then follow the natural sequence of events until it leads up to a chase, which is the essence of our comedy.”

Chaplin wrote in his book, MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY, “This method was edifying, but personally I hated a chase. It dissipates one’s personality; little as I knew about movies, I knew that nothing transcended personality.”

It is interesting to know that the meaning of the word “soul” on the lips of Socrates, Plato and Jesus is “self,” “personality.” A person who has no soul has no sense of self, no personality.

We meet them all the time.

A sense of personality, however, will always lead us into conflict with others. It did Chaplin with Sennett who finally grew so outraged he wired his New York bosses, “Can I please fire the little limey prick.” They at once wired back, “Don’t you dare!”

Chaplin had quietly taken over.

The classroom produces legions of boys and girls eager to please the academics they learn from who are always out of touch. These people emerge from the schools devoid of character and angry that so few value what they sold their souls to acquire.

Sennett was Chaplin’s professor. He gave Charlie a failing grade. Unlike the student who may make one or two five minute films during their tenure that only their classmates and teachers see Chaplin at Keystone made over thirty short films, most one reelers, a few two reelers and one feature, TILLIE’S PUNCTURED ROMANCE that the entire world saw. The “little limey prick” became the hottest thing in the movies. No one has equalled his success let alone surpassed it.

At their height motion pictures (the best definition of the medium) were seen first run in theaters that could seat thousands. At that time film schools did not exist. People learned by doing.

Today schools exist in legions and theaters are built not  to seat thousands but hundreds.

The movies have become soulless creations of people devoid of personality.

That does not mean the audience does not exist for motion pictures. It does and it is starving.

Henri Langlois: “An art form requires genius. People of genius are always troublemakers, meaning they start from scratch, demolish accepted norms and rebuild a new world. The problem with cinema today is the dearth of troublemakers…We’re fresh out of “bad students.” You’ll find students masquerading as bad ones, but you won’t find the real article, because a genuine bad student upends everything.”

Note to students at colleges and universities: Do not confuse the poor presentation you experience there with what people get here. A friend who teaches at one of Canada’s major universities asked if he could borrow one of my projectors for use in his classes. He now has his own. These people charge you enough, God knows, to take their classes. They nickel and time on equipment.

These are just a few of the books in the Cineforum collection. I bought them for myself. You are welcome to read them here. I do not loan them out. Long ago learned to not make that mistake.

To my mind, genius in a person is indicated by the hunger to know side by side with an unconscious discontent with the accepted forms of learning. We must always remember that our systems of everything are designed for the second-rate as the second-rate always form the vast majority. This is not elitism nor is it snobbery. Both of those are found in the second rate always. They are never found in first rate minds.

–Reg Hartt, 8/26/2015.

My first 3D camera opened up a new door of excitement.

My first 3D camera opened up a new door of excitement. It cost $1,000.00 Canadian. I promptly broke it. My new SONY HDR TD10 cost the same and delivers WAY more.

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"Invent nothing. Deny Nothing. Stand up. Speak up. Stay out of school."--David Mamet. Too few have what it takes to do what he says. Those are the few who will do something.

“Invent nothing. Deny Nothing. Stand up. Speak up. Stay out of school.”–David Mamet. Too few have what it takes to do what he says. Those are the few who will do something.

Essential.

Essential.

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STEVEN LECKIE: THE VILETONES LIVE AT THE PHOENIX 3D at THE CINEFORUM

Steven Leckie (left)  and Reg Hartt (right) are loathed by all the right people.

Steven Leckie (left) and Reg Hartt (right) are loathed by all the right people.

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Some puts your band's name on their chest you don't need a critic to say you're having a powerful influence.

Mr. Dale Perkins: When someone puts your band’s name on their chest you don’t need a critic to say you’re having a powerful influence.

 

With MLS, one man thinking he was in MAGIC MIKE and another out of tune Steven Leckie, exercising tremendous self control, gives a performance that is nothing less than world class.

People forget that Leckie has worked with and been covered by the best for one simple reason. He is in their league. Steven Leckie is the best of the best. Another name for Toronto is Hogtown. In the way this city celebrates its heroes it often seems Hogtown is the right name. Nonetheless, Toronto means “meeting place.” People do meet each other here.

My first venue was named “THE PUBLIC ENEMY.” It was 39 steps above a pool hall at the end of Yorkville when Yorkville was Yorkville on the east side of Yonge. It did not last long. From there I wound up at Rochdale College, 18 floors of pure inspiration. The city shut that down, too. THE LONELY PLANET lists The Cineforum (located in my home) at the top of its list of places to see in Toronto and in Ontario which is not too shabby.

I discovered that Henry Miller wrote in AN OPEN LETTER TO SURREALIST EVERYWHERE, “So long as (man) cannot operate as a savage or less than a savage, and think as a god, or better than god, he will suffer…A man who is full of God is outside of faith…When a man is truly creative he works single-handed and he wants no help. A man acting alone, on faith, can accomplish what trained armies are incapable of doing. To believe in one’s self, in one’s own powers, is apparently the most difficult thing in the world…Whenever an English artist of any value has arisen he has been marked as Public Enemy No. 1.”

Just goes to show I intuitively knew from the get go the right course.

Ditto Steven Leckie.

It is an awesome pleasure to offer this.

I would think that with the praise my work has gotten from around the world in the years following the summer of 1968 the City would have a change of heart but, no, it is still determined to stamp out everything that smacks of originality. I have seen so many artists lose faith and so many venues shut down (Did you know we once had the most important record store in the world here and, no, it was not SAM THE RECORD MAN? It was Bill Smith and Chloe Onari’s THE JAZZ AND BLUES CENTER). Nor am I blind to others who screen films. Bob Huber remains an inspiration (bet most don’t know who he is). Martin Heath, of CINECYCLE, was for years the glue that held TIFF together. Gary Topp did more than Dusty and Michael Cohl combined and that without sucking on the government teat. Seems these university boys have no balls. Instead of figuring out how to make things happen they go begging for grants. Aldous Huxley wrote of how he was always being asked by university grads to sign his name to grant proposals for worthy causes. He always said, “No. That is not how it is done.” He was right. That is not how it’s done.

Anyone remember THE BOHEMIAN EMBASSY? Gerrard Street Village? The little burst of real culture on Ossington a couple of years ago? Rochdale College was 18 floors of life straight up. There had been nothing like it before anywhere. There will be nothing like it again anywhere. After it was murdered the media would say to me, “We will leave out Rochdale when we discuss your work.” I always said, “Why? It was the best thing I did.” In 1970 in Hollywood a cop asked what I had done in Toronto. I told him, “I showed films at Rochdale College.” He said, “Do you mean Canada’s Communist Training Center.” I said to myself, “If the cops in Hollywood–the single most out of touch place on earth–know about Rochdale then Rochdale has to be the hippest place on earth. I am wasting my time here.”

At once I returned to Toronto where then President of Rochdale, Peter Turner appointed me Director of Cinema Studies. “We have no money. All we can give you is the space,” said Peter. I told him, “I don’t need your money.” Not that I had any of my own. I borrowed $10 from him to print some flyers. The rest is legend. I gave Rochdale the best cinema studies course on earth. When a local film maker said he was planning a movie on Rochdale I said, “You know, you can incorporate the history of the movies in that.” He had not done his homework (as so many do not). He had not a clue what I was talking about. There was way more to Rochdale than sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll, but, Oh God, the sex, the drugs, the rock and roll!

While there I majored in LSD. The Star’s Rob Salem, one of the few journalists in Hogtown who does do his homework, said, “Reg Hartt has had an amazing impact given the size of the venue and the esoteric nature of the programming. He’s had an incredible impact on the city. No one else is doing it. No one else has ever done it.” Ditto Steven Leckie. He has had an enormous impact. No one has ever done what he did. No one else is doing it.

Reg Hartt's photo.

Putting up with the silly people (Drinking the cup dry)

socrates-wanted-poster1Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote, “Mediocrity recognizes nothing higher than itself.”

David Ogilvy, who built up OGILVY AND MATHER from the few dollars he had in his pocket when he arrived in America, in his book CONFESSIONS OF AN ADVERTISING MAN, wrote, “That is not true. Mediocrity always recognizes what is better than itself and always seeks to destroy it.”

Albert Einstein said, “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.”

Down the street from here lives a fat little beachball of a man.

For some reason he has decided to deliberately turn his head the other way when he rolls his portly frame by. He holds his nose in the air like a caricature in an animated cartoon when such films were worth watching.

I am not diminished by his attitude though he is.

Oscar Hammerstein the III, no slouch, said, “Being knowing and blasé is realy the sign of a very unsophisticated person. The most sophisticated thing we can say is, ‘I know nothing about that. Please tell me.”

The sterile fruit of being knowing and blasé comes from the tree of Academia. It certainly does not come from the street where the desire to know is a deep seated hunger.

We forget (or deliberately choose to ignore, which is worse) how many truly great men and women rose from the gutter to become people whose lives matter.

When I read Charles Chaplin’s MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY I found these words: “Then I discovered Emerson. After reading his essay on ‘Self-Reliance’ I felt I had been handed a golden birthright.”

We live in a time when Self Reliance is at an all time low.

I read Chaplin’s MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY the first, but not the last, time when I was 22. At once I sought out and read Emerson’s essay, “SELF-RELIANCE.” In it he writes, “The reliance on Property, including the reliance on governments which protect it, is the want of self-reliance. Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you only have an extemporaneous half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what it is, nor can, till that person has exhibited it. Where is the master who could have taught Shakespeare? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton? Every great man is unique. The Scipionism of Scipio is precisely that part he could not borrow. Shakespeare will never be made by the study of Shakespeare. Do that which is assigned you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too
much…

“Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world. I remember an answer which when quite young I was prompted to make to a valued advisor who was wont to importune me with the dear old doctrines of the church. On my saying, ‘What do I have with the sacredness of traditions, if I live wholly from within?’ my friend suggested, ‘–But these impulses may be from below, not from above,’ I replied. ‘They do not seem to me to be such; but if I am the Devil’s child, I will then live as one from the Devil.’ No law can be sacred to me but that of my own nature. Good and bad are but names transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my constitution; the only wrong what is against it…I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions.”

God, the boldness in the words, “if I am the Devil’s child, I will then live as one from the Devil.”

We suffer from a plethora of angels. We have nowhere near enough children from the devil.

The desire to belong is the coward’s desire.

The man and woman of character and strength knows that we always walk alone.

People ask, “What church do you go to?”

I reply with the words given to David, the words given to Solomon, the words Jesus used, “The Heavens are the throne. The earth is the footstool. How can you build a house big enough for God?”

But build them we do. Of course, these man made churches are too small for God. Thus the old saying, “The nearer the church/synagogue/templev the farther from God.”

Another question is what school did you go to as if there is a school anywhere that teaches what I want to know.

No, I am the Devil’s child and proud of it.

As you should know from reading me, one man James Gillis has been and is doing everything he can to destroy me. People say,”You should not be using his name. You are giving him free publicity.”

They do not realize I answer to a higher call.

My friend Dirty Dan, from Rochdale told me one day that on the last say of his life The Buddha was invited to a feast. The person who invited him was his cousin who hated him. The inferior man always hates. The superior man has no room in his heart for hate even of those who desire him dead.

The Buddha said to those who came with him, “Take nothing of what is offered to me.”

Of course, The Buddha ate and drank all that was presented to him. The result was that The Buddha’s belly became distended and enormous for everything that had been presented to him was laced with poison. Say Buddhists, “The lucky Buddha licks his lips when he sees poison coming.”

So it is with me. This man seeks to destroy me. I help him. I take pictures of the smears he posts around the city. I then post them on the web for the world to see.

Long ago I read these words from The Gospel of Mark, “If they give you any deadly thing it will not harm you.”

The word “blasphemy” I found reading D. E. Nineham’s commentary on SAINT MARK (Pelican, 1963) comes from the Greek word for “smear.” For nearly twenty years now this man has been smearing me. There is only one unforgivable sin. It is to blaspheme the Holy Spirit. He has been and is committing that one, unforgivable sin though I forgive him. There is, however, another greater than I who will not.

I say to him, “Do your worst. I will do my best. When you are done I will be here.”

Many think faith means going to church/synagogue/temple.

I know that is not Faith.

Faith is standing with Daniel in the lion’s den, in the furnace.

Faith is walking with St. Peter when he was taken outside of Rome to be crucified. Peter said, “I don’t deserve to be crucified right side up. Please crucify me upside down.’

Faith is walking the same day down a different path where St. Paul (who was a Roman Citizen and thus could not be crucified) met a date between his neck and an axe.

Faith is walking with Jesus up the hill where David buried Adam’s skull (hence ‘Golgotha’–the hill of the skull) and there meeting Destiny at the crossroad of time.

So Jamie, post your poison. Let the vipers who by their inaction and their silence help you help you.

I am made of stronger stuff.

I am what Eternity is made of. When the “Jamies” haul out the nails for you remember this.

I stand with Socrates, who given the cup of hemlock, said, “May I pour out a libation to the gods.”

Now we are told by liars that Socrates denied the existence of the Gods. Why then, with his last breath, would this supremely honest man make an offering to what he did not believe to be true?

He was told, “No. We only measured out enough for you.”

He took the cup and drank it dry.

What we call democracy is really the tyranny of the mediocre.

So we are back where we started with David Ogilvy who wrote, “Mediocrity always recognizes what is better than itself and always seeks to destroy it.”

–Reg Hartt, 8/23/2015.`550socrates

(c) National Trust, Nostell Priory; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

(c) National Trust, Nostell Priory; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Going to Ryerson (or anywhere else) to study does not make you a writer.

For the young who want to

BY MARGE PIERCY

Talent is what they say
you have after the novel
is published and favorably
reviewed. Beforehand what
you have is a tedious
delusion, a hobby like knitting.

Work is what you have done
after the play is produced
and the audience claps.
Before that friends keep asking
when you are planning to go
out and get a job.

Genius is what they know you
had after the third volume
of remarkable poems. Earlier
they accuse you of withdrawing,
ask why you don’t have a baby,
call you a bum.

The reason people want M.F.A.’s,
take workshops with fancy names
when all you can really
learn is a few techniques,
typing instructions and some-
body else’s mannerisms

is that every artist lacks
a license to hang on the wall
like your optician, your vet
proving you may be a clumsy sadist
whose fillings fall into the stew
but you’re certified a dentist.

The real writer is one
who really writes. Talent
is an invention like phlogiston
after the fact of fire.
Work is its own cure. You have to
like it better than being loved.

 

Marge Piercy, “For the young who want to” from Circles on the Water: Selected Poems of Marge Piercy (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982). First appeared in Mother Jones V, no. 4 (May 1980). Copyright © 1980, 1982 by Marge Piercy and Middlemarsh, Inc. Used by permission of the Wallace Literary Agency, Inc.

Okay, it is time to get a lawyer.

Poster Bylaws 2

This was given to my friend. Was it given to James Gillis? If not, why not? If it was , why is it seemingly not being enforced?

This was given to my friend. Was it given to James Gillis? If not, why not? If it was , why is it seemingly not being enforced?

City Of Toronto Poster Bylaws

Zarvan Riahi also fined another friend. They got a phone call from James Gillis is which Gillis said that unless they used him to put up their flyers they would get a fine. They stuck with me. Riahi fined them. Sherlock Holmes, "If you eliminate all the possibilities, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, is most likely the truth." It is a sad fucking truth.

Zarvan Riahi also fined another friend. They got a phone call from James Gillis is which Gillis said that unless they used him to put up their flyers they would get a fine. They stuck with me. Riahi fined them. Sherlock Holmes, “If you eliminate all the possibilities, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, is most likely the truth.” It is a sad fucking truth.

People have been telling me to talk with a lawyer.

Now is the time.

Last week my printer was fined $490.00 for having a flyer advertising his business posted on a utility pole contrary to the Bylaws of Toronto.

Now posters advertising business have been appearing on the utility poles of this city for a long time. If the people posting the ones I see being put up every week were bring fined I imagine, like my printer, they got a first fine that was a warning shot (he could have been fined $5,000.00 for ten such flyers). If the warning shot did not cause them to stop then heavier fines would be imposed. That is how it generally happens.

The thing is, it is not happening.

Take a look at the attached pictures. They are as clear as it can get about what is and is not allowed and where they are and are not allowed to be posted.

I have no problem with these Bylaws. They are extremely well thought out and eminently fair. My problem is the way they are being imposed which seems to be selectively.

For example poster size is limited to 8 1/2 x 11 inches. I agree with this 100%. While I have used larger formats in the past the space available is limited. The number of people who desire to use that space is unlimited. The 8 1/2 X 11 inch format is one which allows the most people access to the space. Larger size posters take space away from others.

The Bylaws limited one poster for the same or essentially the same subject per kiosk. I thought that meant one on each side. I was informed by a Bylaw Enforcement Officer that it is one poster only. Again, that leaves room for others which is the point so I am happy to comply.

What I am not happy about is that while the Bylaws are being, as I said, enforced against myself and my friends, they appear not to be being enforced against many others.

Let’s take a look at the streets in this series of videos I filmed Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday around Toronto. I filmed on Queen Street West, Adelaide Street, Richmond Street, King Street, in the St. Lawrence Market area, College Street, The Church/Wellesley Village, Yonge Street and Bloor Street. The videos are on my previous post “AN OPEN LETTER TO TRACY COOK” http://reghartt.ca/cineforum/?p=15452 .

Who is Tracy Cook? She is the head of Toronto Municipal Licensing & Standards.

Looking at that footage the only conclusion I can reach following the example of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, who said, “If you eliminate all the possibilities, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, is most likely the truth, ” is that MLS and/or its officers are in collusion with the people blatantly week after week, day after day breaking the Bylaws. Why? Because, by this time the offenders would have been hit with not thousands in fines but millions.

How can I reach that conclusion?

Well, posters promoting DR. JAMIE’S BIKE CLINIC appear regularly like clock work on the utility poles and kiosks of this city daily.

Posters promoting DR. JAMIES BIKE CLINIC, a business, have been attached to utility poles around the city for years. Were he being fined the fines would not be in the thousands they would be in hundreds of thousands possibly, over the time period involved, millions. He also promotes his poster business on utility poles.

Posters promoting DR. JAMIES BIKE CLINIC, a business, have been attached to utility poles around the city for years. Were he being fined the fines would not be in the thousands they would be in hundreds of thousands possibly, over the time period involved, millions. He also promotes his poster business on utility poles.

Dr. Jamie's Events Postering illegally posts oversize posters for itself and for others. This poster is 11 x 17 inches. Legal size is 8 1/2 by 11 inches. Business posters are not allowed on utility poles. This one can be seen around the city on utility poles. I have the pictures. Why is MLS allowing this but imposing a $490.00 fine on my friend?

Dr. Jamie’s Events Postering illegally posts oversize posters for itself and for others. This poster is 11 x 17 inches. Legal size is 8 1/2 by 11 inches. Business posters are not allowed on utility poles. This one can be seen around the city on utility poles. I have the pictures. Why is MLS allowing this but imposing a $490.00 fine on my friend?

I filed a complaint about Dr. Jamie’s Bike Clinic posters appearing on College Street contrary to the same Bylaw used to fine my friend.

Here is a screenshot of their reply.

Note the date, August 14. Two business days means 2 days will pass before inspection begins. The day after I received this reply almost all the flyers in question disappeared from the utility poles. Did someone at MLS warn the offender?

Note the date, August 14. Two business days means 2 days will pass before inspection begins. The day after I received this reply almost all the flyers in question disappeared from the utility poles. Did someone at MLS warn the offender? “If you eliminate all the possibilities, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”–Sherlock Holmes.

 

Note the date, August 14, 2015. The reply states that the matter will be investigated within two business days. That means Monday and/or Tuesday, August 17 and/or 18. Something remarkable happened. Almost all those posters came down. There still are a couple up but most of them are down. Now every week for the last few years those posters have been up there. They are oversize ($490.00 fine) and always cover my flyers or someone else’s ($490.00) fine. So each poster is liable in all cases for a $980.00 fine and in many cases for a fine of $1,470.00.

Take a look at the videos I filmed. Add up the fines if the Bylaws were being imposed. We are looking at a very serious penalty which clearly is not being imposed. Someone at MLS is not doing their job. How can I say that? Well, let’s go back to Sherlock Holmes: “If you eliminate all the possibilities, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, is most likely the truth.”

THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA defended street postering in THE RAMSDEN DECISION as FREEDOM OF SPEECH FOR THOSE WITHOUT ACCESS TO MAINSTREAM MEDIA (newspapers, magazines, radio, television…).

THE CITY OF TORONTO seemingly defends that right with its Postering Bylaws which, as I have said, are well thought out and eminently fair.

In not stopping those who poster over my work and that of others, in not strictly enforcing the rules about size and number of posters except against, it seems myself and my friends (I have other people I posted flyers for who were informed by James Gillis that if they used my service they would be fined and they were fined) it seems MLS, its officers and the City of Toronto are in collusion with James Gillis.

reply 1A friend wrote: “Glad you’re pushing on the postering violations.  This is something for which (at least in principle) there is supposed to be a legal recourse (even if the hate posters are so much worse).  The city’s enforcement of the law against your friend is an important example to use.  Selective enforcement is not something anyone will accept.

“I have a few thoughts.  Photos are much better than video for demonstrating postering violations (and for documenting the hateposters for that matter).  When complaining to the city about Jamie, I would stick mostly to his bylaw violations and leave out what other people have to say about Jamie (because it will be seen as hearsay) and things about Jamie’s bike business (which will be seen as irrelevant attacks however true they may be).  The hate posters I would only mention subtly (since they don’t violate the bylaws and there’s no “proof” Jamie is putting them up).  Bringing up the hate can generate sympathy, though, (as it should) which can increase the chances of a bylaw officer acting on the complaint, but only if the
primary focus of the complaint is on actionable things, i.e. bylaw violations from posters with identifying information.”

In reply I stated that while I agree about photos the videos allow us to clearly see that more than one poster for the same and/or essentially the same subject is being posted on each kiosk. That this is something James Gillis advertises he will do can be seen by going to his site.

While the things other people have to say in the material can wrongly be seen as hearsay I admit. They are not hearsay. They are the testimonies of people who have worked for the man. They will stand up in court.

As for proof that he is posting the hate flyers that was impossible to prove in the past. It no longer is because his latest barrage of posters bears not only his name but also his email address.

In the past I was hesitant to involve a lawyer as this is a civil action. James Gillis has no money and no assets. Victory would be Pyrrhic  with the victor getting hit with court costs.

But now it is clear that the City Of Toronto is not enforcing its Poster Laws against prime offenders.

“If you eliminate all the possibilities, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, is most likely the truth.”–Sherlock Holmes.

The City of Toronto has money. It has assets. In refusing to act against those who blatantly ignore its Bylaws the City of Toronto is complicit with them.

It now makes sense to go to court.

The issue is not my right to post flyers (that is part of it). The issue is FREEDOM OF SPEECH FOR THOSE WITHOUT ACCESS TO MAINSTREAM MEDIA. In other words, freedom of speech for the most vulnerable in any society, the poor.

Right now, unless you want to pay James Gillis, our posters will be covered over, torn down, torn up and our rights flushed down the toilet.

Often I find the flyers I have posted torn up and dumped in the blue bin at the front of the house. They are put there by the same person behind this latest slander.

Often I find the flyers I and others have  have posted torn up and dumped in the blue bin at the front of my house. Who put them there? One guess is all you get. If you need two you have not been paying attention.

How much should the City of Toronto be sued for?

What price can be put on FREEDOM OF SPEECH?

THE CITY OF TORONTO, its mayor, its Councillors, its officers as well as our provincial and federal members of parliament (all of whom have shown blind eyes and deaf ears to this ongoing abuse of the most essential of rights) should be sued for not millions but billions.

Then the message will be hammered home across the nation.

What message is that? It is don’t mess with the poor.

I want a lawyer who understands that without Freedom Of Speech we are nothing.

That lawyer will be as determined to win on this issue as I am.

After we have won we can give back to my friends with substantial interest the money this city’s Bylaw enforcement officers stole from them.

And that woman who was fourteen when she was plied with crack cocaine, repeatedly sexually assaulted (and, according to reliable reports, filmed) can be given from our victory largess more than ample funds to get the help she needs and the life back that her rapist stole from her.

Am I angry? No, I am not angry. I am mad as Hell. If you are not there is something seriously wrong with you.

–Reg Hartt, 8/18/2018.

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An Open Letter To Tracy Cook, Toronto Municipal Licensing & Standards

This is James Gillis (Dr. Jamie). He runs Dr. Jamies Events Postering (aka Campus Postering, Toronto Street Postering Alliance, Dr. Jamie's Bike Clinic, Police Auction Bikes, High Park Cycle. For years he has been ignoring the city's postering bylaws. He sends people out daily with oversize posters they wallpaper ove pre-existing posters. Why is MLS allowing this.

This is James Gillis (Dr. Jamie). He runs Dr. Jamies Events Postering (aka Campus Postering, Toronto Street Postering Alliance, Dr. Jamie’s Bike Clinic, Police Auction Bikes, High Park Cycle. For years he has been ignoring the city’s postering bylaws. He sends people out daily with oversize posters they wallpaper ove pre-existing posters. Why is MLS allowing this.

Dr. Jamie's Events Postering illegally posts oversize posters for itself and for others. This poster is 11 x 17 inches. Legal size is 8 1/2 by 11 inches. Business posters are not allowed on utility poles. This one can be seen around the city on utility poles. I have the pictures. Why is MLS allowing this but imposing a $490.00 fine on my friend?

Dr. Jamie’s Events Postering illegally posts oversize posters for itself and for others. This poster is 11 x 17 inches. Legal size is 8 1/2 by 11 inches. Business posters are not allowed on utility poles. This one can be seen around the city on utility poles. I have the pictures. Why is MLS allowing this but imposing a $490.00 fine on my friend?

City Of Toronto Poster Bylaws

This was given to my friend. Was it given to James Gillis? If not, why not? If it was , why is it seemingly not being enforced?

This was given to my friend. Was it given to James Gillis? If not, why not? If it was , why is it seemingly not being enforced?

Poster Bylaws 2Last week a friend of mine was fined $490.00 for having a business flyer posted on a utility pole.

I am not complaining about that. I am saying that MLS has a seeming history of allowing illegal postering. Something is wrong here. Perhaps Zarvan Riahi, the Provincial Offences Officer who fined my friend can give an answer. His contact info is: Badge # 6020. His telephone is 416-392-8945. His Cell number is 647-463-8783. His fax number is 416-392-0013.

People have been ignoring the Bylaw it seems with impunity. There are not many small business than can afford to pay 5 or ten thousand in fines. Maybe they are not being fined.

This video was filmed this morning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qif4-dsr7j0&feature=youtu.be

In this video John-Paul Re talks of working briefly for James Gillis (of Dr. Jamie’s Events Postering) and of being offered drugs in place of money for the work he did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIP17OeXDCg

In this video Daniel Goggin talks about working for James Gillis at his Bike Clinic, about being asked to use fire damaged parts on bikes and being told to certify unsafe bikes. Daniel was also smeared by Gillis in a street poster vilification campaign. He talks about that:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v96QfcjaR2U

In 2010 Gillis launched a street poster campaign smearing former employee Terry Ross (TERRY THE RAT in the posters) as a police informant. He owed Terry money and did not want to pay him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an6wuSoPjlc .

James Gillis has a history of leaving death threats on people’s phones.

James Gillis (Dr. Jamie) has a history of leaving death threats on people's phones. MLS has been informed of this yet they allow him to continue.

Here are the hate messages and threats left on my phone. The callers did not know that Bell records the number: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_MfdqCUqWw

These videos were filmed between Friday, August 14 and Sunday, August 16:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4bBjGvPtKw

 

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=hdH9vqzdwNM

These were recorded previously this year and last year. As I stated, MLS has been allowing this abuse for years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4PQEe6ryuk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20l7kxz3DG8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYBmsSR4Cpo

Laura Lind, in EYE Weekly wrote, “Reg Hartt is everything Jane Jacobs wrote about. She was a regular.”

If you do not know who Jane Jacobs was/is you ought to. Look her up.

She stood up to New York bully Robert Moses  and brought him down.

Her family moved to Toronto in 1968. She stood up against the Spadina Expressway. She stopped that.

Jane Jacobs saw street posters as the newspaper of the street.

Were she alive today she would be with me 100% against Toronto bully and thug James Gillis.

That Zarvan Riahi seems to be his tool and that MLS seems to be allowing Gillis and others to trespass on the rest of us would infuriate her.

THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA defended street postering as FREEDOM OF SPEECH FOR THOSE WITHOUT ACCESS TO MAINSTREAM MEDIA. That means the financially poor.

JAMES GILLIS has usurped it for those who can afford to pay him.

This is wrong.

If you can’t see this either you are blind or obdurate.

–Reg Hartt, August 17, 2015.

Previous Posts Related To This Matter:
http://reghartt.ca/cineforum/?p=15269
http://reghartt.ca/cineforum/?p=15265
http://reghartt.ca/cineforum/?p=15224
http://reghartt.ca/cineforum/?p=15187
http://reghartt.ca/cineforum/?p=14870

I have more but if this is not enough the rest won’t be. Perhaps, Tracy Cook, you find my attitude here offensive. That’s fine. People who speak up are always offensive to those who do not wish to hear.

Some think being an artist is creating pretty things for people to buy or lining up for Canada Council Grants.

Here is Canada’s Norman Bethune (you ought to know who he is) on the role of the artist:

“The function of the artist is to disturb. His duty is to arouse the sleeper, to shake the complacent killers of the world. He reminds the world of its dark ancestry, shows the world its present and points the way to its new birth. He is at once the product and preceptor of his time… In a world terrified of change, he preaches revolution – the principle of life. He is an agitator, a disturber of the peace – quick, impatient, positive, restless and disquieting. He is the creative spirit of life, working in the soul of men.”

That is me to a T.

Steve Leckie & The Viletones At The Phoenix 8, 15, 2015

VILETONES    9z VILETONES    9w VILETONES    9yThere are performers and there are artists. Performers perform. Artists transform. Last night at The Phoenix I saw artists.

I got there in time to catch the first act. More about them and the rest later. They were all great.

In fact the night just kept getting better.

The crowd was going crazy with it.

By the time Steve Leckie and The Viletones took the stage for a near one hour rock solid set the audience was at fever pitch. Everything before from the start had been better and better and better. Could they top it.

Fuck, yes.

I have watched what happens when a great artist hits the stage. I saw Cab Calloway perform live in Toronto. I saw the legendary Jodie Drake walk in like our grandmother and then, once she began, the years just peeled away.

So it was with Steve Leckie, perhaps Canada’s most willfully underrated artist, when he hit the stage last night.

He wasn’t the kid he was when he first grabbed hold of the spotlight in this city. He was damn fine then. Steve is like a wine or a whiskey that just gets better and finer with age.

The years have taken their toll with him as they have with many of us. That toll did not for one moment diminish him. He can’t drink today like he did yesterday. Neither can I. He proudly announced two years sober.

There was nothing sober about that show, though. It was as intoxicating as it gets. The night ended in a frenzy.

I filmed it in 3D. In a while, perhaps, you will be able to see what you missed at The Cineforum in Toronto (my home which writer Chandler Levack describes as “the best place to take a date in Toronto.”

This city and country has no shortage of world class artists. What it has it a shortage of world class support for the artists it has.

Kudos to The Phoenix for doing last night’s show.

Years ago, when it was The Diamond, I use to pack out The Grapevine Room with my film fests.

The Diamond treated everyone first class. The Phoenix, which rose out of The Diamond’s ashes, is a world class venue.

This city has so much to be proud of it is a crying shame it can’t be fucking proud.

Oh well, that’s Toronto, folks. Oscar Hammerstein III said, “Being knowing and blase is really the sign of a very unsophisticated person. The most sophisticated thing  we can say is, ‘I know nothing about that. Please tell me.’

I would think that when someone like Jane Jacobs says the best part of what we have to offer is what we have to say the million and one monkies with typewriters at work in our media would pay attention. They don’t.

You might say, “Fuck them!” I say, “Why fuck such tired self-important asses and cunts?”

Just ignore the ones who think culture is something we import from Europe for events at TIFF & Harbourfront.

Everyone who matters knows that Gary Topp has done more for film and music in Canada than Dusty and Michael Cohl combined (except Martin Knelman and evryone knows Knelman has always been out of touch and out to lunch except the paper he writes for of which over a beer in her home Jane Jacobs said to me, “I hate that paper!” (Vehemently).

The real culture rises from the streets. The real culture doesn’t use government money (in fact, most often governments do their best to destroy it which is why I chose the “infamous” Rochdale College over Harborfront (my father’s brother was head of Public Works Canada and furious that I refused to be involved with Harbourfront. One day he said, “There is only one person on earth I want to meet…Jane Jacobs, the author of THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES.” I said, “She is my friend. I will introduce you to her.” He refused to take me up on it.

Jane Jacobs didn’t care for HARBOURFRONT either. She said, “Old ideas are sometimes found in new buildings. By necessity, new ideas are found in old buildings.” Rochdale was a rare thing. It was a new building with bold, new ideas.

The real culture is like Jesus. It is despised by the high and the mighty who always do their best to crucify it. Like Jesus, the real culture pisses off all the right people.

The streets of this city do us proud. The shame is that more of us are not proud of them street people.

Steve Leckie  does us proud. He is one of the few natural poets in this country. We should fucking bottle him for export. There’s world out there dying to discover him.

As you can tell I had a great fucking night. Too bad you were not there (and if you were there you know exactly what I am talking about).–Reg Hartt, 8, 16, 2015.

P.S. I might not be able to drink today like I did yesterday but the bottle and I will always be friends. Got a NEW EVENT COMING UP: ABSINTHE & POETRY.Absinthe & Poetry  2

Get out yer red & blue 3D glasses. Here are some 3D Screenshots (lots of them!):VILETONES    1 VILETONES    2 VILETONES    3 VILETONES    4 VILETONES    5 VILETONES    6 VILETONES    7 VILETONES    8 VILETONES    9 VILETONES    9a VILETONES    9b VILETONES    9c VILETONES    9d VILETONES    9e VILETONES    9f VILETONES    9g VILETONES    9h VILETONES    9i VILETONES    9j VILETONES    9k VILETONES    9l VILETONES    9m VILETONES    9n VILETONES    9o VILETONES    9p VILETONES    9q VILETONES    9r VILETONES    9s VILETONES    9t VILETONES    9u VILETONES    9w VILETONES    9x VILETONES    9y VILETONES    9z

The “Foolishness” Of Nigel Wright

A star witness of the Mike Duffy trial cited a Bible passage to explain a “for you only” comment he made in an email about who paid the embattled senator’s bills.

“Yes, my view, I think I mentioned yesterday, my view is it was I was helping out, I was doing a good deed and sort of Matthew 6, right?” said Nigel Wright to an Ottawa courtroom on Thursday. “This is, you should do these things quietly and not let your left hand know what the right hand is doing.”

The day before, the court released 426-pages of internal emails to the public.

Wright, the prime minister’s former chief of staff, made the statement while under questioning from Crown attorney Jason Neubauer. He was specifically asked about one line from a March 2013 email he wrote to another staffer in the Prime Minister’s Office.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/08/13/nigel-wright-quotes-bible_n_7982784.html

I suppose the man feels pretty foolish right now.

He shouldn’t.

He thought he was doing a good deed. He cites Matthew 6, “Give that the left hand does not see what the right is doing.”

“How dare he quote Scripture?” says one journalist.

The $90,000.00 Nigel Wright gave to Mike Duffy was nothing compared to the gift Jesus gave.

Perhaps Mike Duffy has proved completely unworthy of the gift Nigel Wright gave him.

Which of us is worthy of the gift we have received through the grace of God in Jesus?

Wright did right.

In Christ we are called to look foolish in the eyes of the world.

Good on him.–Reg Hartt, 8, 16, 2015,

 

 

A little guy gets fined. The big guys get away with murder.

Toronto’s Street Poster Bylaws are well thought out and eminently fair ( http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=08cb83cf89870410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&vgnextchannel=2f5b19f155cb0410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD  ). The only problem is that enforcement seems to be selective. For example business posters are not allowed on utility poles. Didn’t know that. Found out. A friend was fined $490.00 for that. Okay, the law is the law.

The law also forbids posters larger than 8 1/2 by 11 inches, covering other people’s posters, multiple copies of the same (or essentially the same) poster. The City’s Poster Bylaws have been in force for a couple of years now. I am happy to comply with them. Many others choose to ignore them. The video above was filmed by me Friday, August 14, 2015 along Queen Street West between Spadina and University, Richmond Street between Spadina and University, Adelaide Street between Spadina and University, King Street West from University to King Street East at Jarvis. As you can see we have some serious offenders . The video allows me to show that the abuse covers both sides of the kiosks.

Some of them are:

CANADIAN CENTER FOR EQUALITY ( http://equalitycanada.com ) Oversize posters (11×17 inches). Whoever puts these up seems nearly always to cover other people’s posters even when there is only one other poster on a kiosk. Multiple postings of the same poster. Serious repeat offender. Informed of the City’s Poster Bylaws they choose to ignore them.DSC00003 DSC00004

 

 

NEW YOU SPAS ( http://newyouspas.com ) Oversize posters (11×17 inches). Multiple postings of the same poster. Serious repeat offender. Informed of the City’s Poster Bylaws they choose to ignore them.august 14, 2015 (83)

BIG ON BLOOR FESTIVAL ( http://bigonbloor.com ) Oversize posters (11×17 inches). Multiple postings of the same poster. Serious repeat offender. Informed of the City’s Poster Bylaws they choose to ignore them.

JAMES GILLIS (Dr. Jamie’s Events Postering, Campus Postering, Toronto Street Poster Alliance– http://www.drjamiesevents.com , Dr. Jamie’s Used Bikes, Police Auction Bikes, High Park Cycle http://www.drjamiesbikeclinic.com ) Oversize posters (11×17 inches, 8 ½ x 14 inches & larger). Multiple postings of the same poster. Always covers other posters. Often tears up flyers posting them in clumps behind their material. Also posts flyers smearing past employees and others ( http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-alternative-theatre-founder-stands-up-to-bullying-threats/article549053/ , http://reghartt.ca/cineforum/?p=15269 , http://reghartt.ca/cineforum/?p=15265 ). Leaves death threats on people’s telephones. The free warranty for his used bikes is one hour, one day, one week, or however long it takes to find out the bike you bought is worthless. For those who thought Igor Kenk was bad Igor is an angel next to James Gillis. Serious repeat offender. Informed of the City’s Poster Bylaws James Gillis chooses to ignore them. I have included some of the literally thousands of flyers he has posted in the past smearing myself and others. For the life of me I do not know how City Officials and Bylaw enforcement officers can ignore this. They are like the priest and the Levite in the parable of THE GOOD SAMARITAN. They pride themselves on position. They pride themselves on carrying out the letter of the law. But when it comes to the law of human decency they walk on by too proud to help. In the eyes of the Priest and the Levite the Samaritan was scum. Well, we need more scum.

multiple copies

multiple copies

More smear posters

More smear posters

 

Trashed posters dumped in the blue bin in fron of The Cineforum by James Gillis

Trashed posters dumped in the blue bin in fron of The Cineforum by James Gillis

These are just a few. More will be added to the list.

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Torn up flyers

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More smear posters

More smear posters

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Oversize. 11 x 17 inches.

Oversize. 11 x 17 inches.

Multiple copies same poster

Multiple copies same poster

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Notice that our address is at the bottom of the poster. Daniel believes the intent was to have a drug dealer send a hitman here. Personally, I felt drug dealers not to be that dumb.

Notice that address is at the bottom of the poster. Daniel believes the intent was to have a drug dealer send a hitman here. Personally, I felt drug dealers not to be that dumb.