Cast of Toronto’s Lake Shore even more despicable than cast of Jersey Shore
Toronto Facebook news feeds were in a frenzy yesterday, not in response to anything of worth—like Movember or even Keenan Cahill—but to the much hyped Lake Shore, Canada’s attempt at Jersey Shore. The show, which conducted casting earlier this summer, just dropped this video (or “sizzle reel”) of the desperate attention seekers sassy characters who make up the cast. We subjected ourselves to the whole eight and a half minutes so you don’t have to.
Picture identical condo party rooms, dudes who party with their shirts off (hey, the Guv can get hot, broham) and plenty of peacocking. It seems the only thing that will bond this group is wearing sunglasses indoors and a (presumable) love of Ed Hardy.
The Situation may have some competition from Tommy Hollywood (or as Lake Shore dubs him, “the Czech”), who has given himself a staggering five nicknames: Lake Shore Tommy, Pretty Boy Floyd, Money Mayweather Tommy and King of the Hood. And reality television (excuse us, webisodes) is nothing without a little dose of Haterade, so we weren’t shocked to hear Sibel (“the Turk”) claim she “hates everyone equally (insert record scratch here), especially Jews”; Downtown D “the Albanian” say, “You can be gay, as long as you don’t get anywhere near me”; and Robyn “the Jew” dish that Downtown D isn’t “confident, he’s cocky.”
We’ve often wondered if there is something easier than shooting fish in a barrel. Turns out, it’s making fun of these losers. So we’ll leave it to Gawker and the American media outlets, who can finally cry, “Sure, they’ve got free health care, but have you seen this?”
50 thoughts on “Cast of Toronto’s Lake Shore even more despicable than cast of Jersey Shore”
ugh. so. embarrassing.
Always imitate the US.
I was raised a block away from Lakeshore and I can tell you.. this is NOT it.. even the trashy people were not THIS trashy.. this is despicable..
I just threw up in my mouth.
I find it ironic that one of the producers is Greek but they didnt put a Greek in the cast but of course they had to put in an Italian. Great programming!
It should be called King West.
F**K, What is this world coming to??
King of the hood? I live in Parkdale and if that dude was walking in the hood, he would get punched.
What they should really call it is Richmond West – it’s all 905 kids – the same ones that come downtown to clubs like Tryst and Lot 332 and act like fools every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.
I have never wished death on an ENTIRE tv show cast before…
this show is gunna make racists
Ouch, death upon the whole cast? One of my childhood friends has made the show and I take it a bit personally what you say. I don’t want to get into it all in detail, figure the point out. These are people and there happens to be a big market for this kind of (sure you can call it crap, I probably would too) thing but seriously get Canadian and shut the eff up and accept a big part of your city.
The Czech: tommyhollywood.blogspot.com
i am simply embarrassed!
this is the most ridiculous thing to come out of canada since the expression ‘eh’!
as someone from toronto: i can only say this IS NOT indicative of how people live in the city!
as a jew: that girl simply does not represent us! most of us are not loud mouth arrogant idiots… then again she does fit in with the rest of the morons on the show…
Longing for the strip motels, hookers, drive-in restaurants and the fellow drinker who emits a fresh smell of rubber.
they are just hoping to get discovered/make $$$$ so they sell their $ouls and shamelessly copy a cheesy flash in the pan US show in hopes of doing so pathetic and I am embarrassed for them
I am disagreeing with the waste of money used to make this show.
That being said, it was only time before someone decided to make a Canadian version of making fun of people to make lots of money.
On a side note, apparently most of the “cast” of The Jersey Shore, were not from the Jersey Shore, so its only appropriate that these people are not really from Toronto(Lake Shore)-proper.
Totally ridiculous, but audiences love having freak/douches/etc to make fun of, so they can feel better about themselves. That’s what its all about.
Yea, the racism part is going to get a lot of publicity too.
But that’s capitalism.
I hope they all get cancer for Christmas :)
Mississauga + Scarborough + Richmond St + Ecstasy = Lake Shore
Thank-you 905ers for mucking up out city. You really do embarrass us.
I’m ashamed of the haters who have commented above. I think this show is a wonderful celebration of Toronto diversity, and the video had me in total stitches. Oh and, in case where we live and who we are makes us somehow more qualified to critique, I am a late 30s professional and family man who lives right downtown and speaks and writes in proper English.
Lake Shore is not a celebration of diversity, it is a celebration of drunken, promiscuous idiots. So cheers to that!
Anti semitism and talk about gay bashing, sounds like a great show.
Can’t believe you would stick up for your friend and back him up on
Such a ridiculous program. Just hearing these people speak makes me want to take my own life. Hey I have a good idea for a tv show too,
it’s called T-Hill, and it follows the day to day struggle of kids in Thornhill.
Or “The real life” where seven strangers live together and get real.
i have lived in Toronto (416) off and on for about 24 years.
having attended a few different schools, sports,camps, jobs…
i have never known anyone like any of the characters featured in this show… so where are they from?
but i can bet you this thing will be a hit… but ironic, we are such a low life nation…always following the americans – Project Runway Canada, ET Canada,what else? The real housewives of Markham? Yeah.. this show should be called KING WEST… but lets look at it – they will gather an audience for sure, make money and hopefully they can upstage Jersey Shore!
I dont know if its a good thing or not that I cannot view the sizzle reel, as it is no longer available for viewing..phew..let me say that as a Black Canadian I am happy to see the cast has no ‘visbile minorities’. BET (Black Ent Tv) really did a number on us from all aspects and i still cringe at times watching that channel- even worse when its reality tv..so when jersey shore came out i was like phew thank goodness another culture can make fools of themselves..and now this canadian crap..again double phew.
Jay, does your comment make any sense ? PHEW! What did BET do to us ? Express our thoughts.. more programming that main screen did not help us!
This makes me embarrassed to live in Toronto.
Why did we have to stoop down to Jersey Shore’s level and produce this gigantic piece of shit? The fact that I am even writing about this cast of clowns makes me upset. I don’t want any of these attention whores to be remotely famous.
Do we really want to emulate the lowest of US programing?
We are so much better than this…if some aren’t, then they should find higher aspirations than crass taking,limited perspective, spray-tan, media whores?
I’ll take the King of Kensington over this any day!
I love this sh*t.
Always count on a subculture (culture is too generous) who will make us regular folks look educated, rational, and huggable.
The ‘Tube link is busted already (they say it’s copyright infringement, but that’s just legal speak for “too disgusting to be associated with CBC”) here’s the new one
I couldn’t finish it without guffawing at regular intervals.
I bet all of you will watch it.
All the large networks in Canada will not pick this show up. They have too much credibility unlike Rahimi (who basically has ZERO experience in television as does her team of waitresses and retail workers who want in on the game). This show will, at best, end up on a low-budget channel. The only people who will watch will be people who know someone on the show. The reason their website crashed from 1 million hits last week? Everyone in TO was checking to see if the trashbag from their high school days made it into the final round. There is no demand for this crap.
It’s so sad that the producers feel this represents Toronto…any single Torontonian has a much higher IQ than this cast’s IQ combined. Brutal.
PLEASEEEEE do not do this to Toronto!!!
Wow. good luck getting a real job some day. Employers LOVE to google names. And this will haunt them for the rest of their lives. TV is a very short career, but youtube is forever…
people from Toronto suck, so its shouldnt be a shock to anyone.
you get worst of worst of all nations.
No culture and to style and all the clubs are trashy cheap and full of wannabes.
As the premiere promoters of multiculturalism worldwide (except in Israel), Jews have no grounds for being upset about this show.
WOW – HOW DESPIRATE IS THIS !!!!
A show about 905 douchebags trying to pass as downtown Toronto peeps… what a complete joke! This premise is so dated. The producers need to stay ahead of the curve rather than behind the times if they want to have any type of success in TV.
Wow these people’s parents should be ashamed. If my kid went or tried to be on a show like this I would disown them. If their parents think it’s ok, then they are clearly just like the children they raised….. TRASH.
wow this is an embarresment to all canadians
i think they took that brown guy to make fun of arabs.
MTV Dropped airing this show. yay!!!!!!!!!!
Am I the only one who’s shocked there’s not even one French Canadian butchering English? Or even just a really cocky Caucasian of either British or Irish decent… I know so many of those who deserve to be laughed at. I’m slightly disapointed…
Really, Canada? Really? This is garbage!
Also, for the record, this entire show makes me think of what that idiot (Sibel I think) said: The show is showing every race and gender identity has equal amounts of idiots… except white people…
Oh man, this is bad…
I just went to the website of this show, and the executive producer Mariam or whatever her name is has no experience, she’s done one music video for some local artist and volunteered at Rogers community television LOL!!! And the director of the show got his “big break” doing some greek show on OMNI, haha. This pathetic attempt at a Jersey Shore knock-off is the result of these amateurs trying to put together a show. Stick to your volunteer work at Rogers Cable 10.
This is embarrassing for us in so many ways.
LOL this is hilarious…. so stupid!!
I think these people are so pathetic and full of themselves… that the show might actually be a success lol
for the first time in my life, i am embarrassed to say i am Canadian and a Torontonian..
This DOES NOT reflect Lakeshore area at all. Yess we have some partiers but these people are a disgrace.
Im from mississauga (905) and i dont know anyone that is like this…
I love the cast (especially Downtown D) .. I can’t wait to watch it ! When does it start and what channel ? :)
MUCH LOVE Downtown D ❤❤❤❤❤ Stay sexy :D
I feel like they’re trying to hard
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