Where can you find tons of Torontonian creativity in one place? Why, the Toronto Indie Arts Market, of course! There, you’ll have the chance to support local craftspeople and artisans—more than 50 vendors will be in attendance. And the market’s not just about arts and crafts: it will also feature comics, food, fashion, music…the list goes on.
The Bain Apartments Co-operative is marking the centenary of its historic property at 100 Bain Avenue and inviting all Torontonians to come out and celebrate. There will be street art, dance workshops, a 50/50 draw and silent auction, a performance that explores the Bain Co-op’s history, an eco-fair, a tree tour, and much, more more.
Four years ago, stand-up comic Daniela Saioni noticed a pattern in how comedians were being booked at various events around the city.
“Female comics were only getting one or two spots every night,” she says. “And at the time, there was this huge surge of new female comedians coming on to the scene.”
Wanting to improve the gender balance of Torontonian comedy and provide a safer space for female comics to test their material, Saioni started her own night, West End Girls, and turned the way the room was booked on its head. Instead of having a half-dozen or so male comics and one woman, West End Girls features roughly half a dozen women and one “Token Boy” act.