Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. TTC CEO Andy Byford’s video apology for last night’s rush-hour subway delays (embedded above) is remarkable for at least two reasons. One: it’s a very good apology. Two: it sets an interesting precedent. Should we expect one of […]
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The Winter Beach Show (with Peter n’ Chris and Friends) Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West) March 20, 9:30 p.m. $10 By the end of last weekend another Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival had come and gone, with more than 50 comedians and sketch troupes from across North America making Toronto a funnier place to be. […]
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Hot Docs 2013 Multiple venues April 25 to May 5 Individual tickets $14.60 ($6.20 for late-night screenings) “Hot Docs is no longer a teenager.” That’s how Hot Docs Director of Programming Charlotte Cook characterizes this year’s edition of the festival, which begins on April 25. It’s an apt analogy, both because Hot Docs is now […]
This year’s edition of the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival—also known as Toronto Sketchfest—was, if nothing else, proof positive that this is a very, very funny city.
As Canadian Music Week floods Toronto with the best and the loudest talent from across the country, here’s a breakdown of some can’t-miss indie-rock acts. The Wooden Sky When: Friday, March 22, 9 p.m. Where: Kool Haus (132 Queen’s Quay East) This might be a bit over the top, but we’re just going to say […]
After all the late nights, CMW-goers are inevitably going to want a dark, comfy corner and an extra-large pile of popcorn (or two) to help them ease into the days. Luckily, the CMW’s Film Fest has a lineup of music-related movies playing at the TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) throughout the week. Here […]
Canadian Music Week might not be as sexy as its fair-weather cousin, NXNE. There are no outdoor shows, and cycling between venues is way less fun in the freezing rain. That said, there are still tonnes of good acts. In addition to improving their electronic and heavy music offerings by pairing with various local promoters, […]
Canadian Music Week might not be as sexy as its fair-weather cousin, NXNE. There are no outdoor shows, and cycling between venues is way less fun in the freezing rain. That said, there are still tonnes of good acts. Here’s the run-down, and our picks for the most promising shows…
Canadian Music Week has many things for many different types of music fans. Those who love indie rock, roots, or electronic dance music will find their musical preferences well represented. Even alternative and hard-rock showcases are relatively plentiful. But for fans of more aggressive music—namely heavy metal, hardcore, and punk (when not watered down with […]
In the past few years, Canadian Music Week has done a good job of bolstering its electronic music offerings. By partnering with events like Bassweek and Foundry, the festival has managed to offer a wide range of electronic sounds, embracing everything from drum and bass to synthpop. CHVRCHES When: Wednesday, March 20, 10 p.m. Where: […]
Hip-hop talent isn’t exactly thick on the ground at this year’s edition of Canadian Music Week. The festival’s two biggest hip-hop acts—Raekwon and A$AP Rocky—are both playing limited pass-and-wristband shows, while Tyler, the Creator’s March 22 show seems to have been uncoupled from the festival entirely. (Tyler’s name is still appearing on CMW posters, but […]
In an attempt to ease pressure on Toronto’s crowded shelter system, city council’s community development and recreation committee has endorsed the activation of 172 emergency shelter beds. The committee unanimously voted to make the “flex” beds, which are normally reserved for cold weather alerts and other emergencies, available on a nightly basis. The flex beds […]
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What will The City address today? How will our contemporary fireside chat move the public discourse forward in a way that unites our city in finding solutions and building a better future? For that, let’s turn to Councillors Doug Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) and Frances Nunziata (Ward 11, York South-Weston)!
The Feminist Porn Awards are just around the corner, so why not take this opportunity to celebrate some of the genre’s best. Public.Provocative.Porn: The Year’s Best in Feminist Film features selected (and very NSFW) works by filmmakers Nica Noelle and Julie Simone, producing team Clark Matthews and Mia Gimp, and performer Jiz Lee. In addition […]