Those walking, or driving, by the corner of Dundas and Roncesvalles may have been surprised to see a new business opening up in the old bank of Montreal building—and, no, it isn’t Starbucks (yet, anyway). Actually it is not even a real business. The 60s-style sign reads “Mr. Pinky’s Hefty Hideaway, ” on first thought, maybe a new-retro burger joint, perhaps a high-end and hip theme bar?
Actually, Hairspray, a new movie based on the Broadway musical, which was itself based on John Water’s 1988 camp classic, will be shooting in the neighbourhood. In the movie Mr Pinky is the owner of a large-size only clothing emporium named the Hefty Hideaway. The film will star John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Amanda Bynes, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Christopher Walken, among others. NorthRonces.com suggests you watch out for traffic ensnarlments in the coming days, or perhaps get in the spirit of things and take your pen and go autograph hunting.