Etobicoke McGuinty Letter Last week, frustrated by the results of a major transit vote that didn’t go his way, Mayor Rob Ford told reporters that it didn’t matter—council’s decision and the entire meeting were “irrelevant.” Yesterday, at least eight of those councillors agreed with him.
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The end of 2011 was a tumultuous time for The Boom. The veteran Toronto sketch troupe had parted ways with their producer, who was also a cast member (the split resulted from what the cast diplomatically refers to as a “personality clash”) and was on the verge of leaving their long-time home at Supermarket after [...]
Hughie The Theatre Centre (1087 Queen Street West) February 8 to March 3, Tuesday to Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Adults $25, Students/Seniors $20 New York in the 1920s is possibly one of the most romantic, most mythological combinations of time and place possible. The style, the attitude, the music, the accents—it [...]
The Holiday Crowd are no strangers to the Toronto music scene; Over the Bluffs is the band’s debut release, and they’ve been playing together for two years now. The group’s press release features a striking quote from Alan Cross that reads: “Close your eyes and you’d swear ["Never Speak of it Again"] was a long-lost [...]
Toronto’s Michael Balazo has been in Halifax since November 2011, working as a writer on CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Since he left town, he’d stopped posting on his satirical blog, Toronto Sun Cover Reviews, where for years he’d been writing select reviews of the covers of, in his words, “Canada’s most reactionary/hysterical newspaper.” [...]
Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. It was just a matter of time, really. With all the attention and all the commotion Rob Ford attracts, it was inevitable that someone would soon recognize that our mayor was a character just waiting to be [...]
Each week, Torontoist examines the upcoming TV listings and makes note of programs that are entertaining, informative, and of quality. Or, alternately, none of those. The result: Televisualist.
In case you didn’t know, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is opening this Friday. Also in case you didn’t know, it’s directed by Neveldine/Taylor. Also in case you didn’t know, those two are arguably modern American cinema’s greatest emerging auteurs. With only three features under their shared directorial belt (Crank, Crank: High Voltage, Gamer) and [...]
WHERE: Christie Pits WHEN: Friday, February 10; approximately 11 p.m. WHAT: Winter has been kind of puny this year, but this weekend we got a proper dose of February. Making the most of the first major cold snap of 2012, some intrepid skaters braved the extreme cold weather alert and laced up for a game [...]
“Whitney Houston a stunning singer who’s going places” read a headline on the front page of the Star’s entertainment section on April 24, 1985. The prediction proved true, even if some of the singer’s fans wished there were a few places Houston didn’t go—deep into drug addiction, for instance, before her death on Saturday. But [...]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Flair bartenders, we learned last night at the Jack Astor Flagship Flair Bartending Competition, are basically like a fascinating combination of bro and busker. The bar gave out $10,000 over two nights to winners who best combined acts [...]
Because Toronto’s more movie obsessed than a Quentin Tarantino screenplay (yuk yuk), Torontoist brings you Now on Screen, a weekly roundup of new releases. Click on any film title for our review. Safe HouseDIRECTED BY DANIEL ESPINOSA Showtimes We Need to Talk About KevinDIRECTED BY LYNNE RAMSAY Showtimes
The Poetry of Precision: The Films of Robert Bresson TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) Thursday, February 9 to Friday, March 30, selected dates As we suggested in our preview of last night’s Lightbox screening of A Man Escaped, few legendary filmmakers are as daunting to the uninitiated as Robert Bresson. Among seasoned cinephiles, [...]
This week’s historic vote to resurrect parts of the Transit City network is unprecedented in the history of the relationship between the Toronto Transit Commission and city council. Never before has a sitting TTC chair challenged and defeated a mayor on a major transit-policy issue. Light-rail transit (LRT) supporters may have partied into the night, [...]
Unbeknownst to the hungover hipsters who line up at College Street diners for weekend brunch, one of the best breakfast joints in the city is an Ethiopian place on Bloor just east of Ossington. The popular dinner spot Lalibela also serves a killer breakfast—with coffee guaranteed to get you moving.
From vacationing tourists to Hollywood elites, the Sutton Place Hotel at Bay and Wellesley has catered to downtown visitors since Canada’s centennial year. This week, new owner Lanterra Developments announced plans to close the 45-year-old hotel and retrofit it as a condo with nine additional storeys. After renovation, the building may still devote rooms to [...]