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Science at the Movies: Gattaca

Looking for something to do tonight that is both amusing and intellectually fulfilling? U of T and the Treehouse Group have the perfect event: Science at the Movies. Enjoy a screening of Gattaca, then join Professor Donald Ainslie (philosophy), and Professor Lucy R. Osborne (medicine and molecular genetics) for a scientific discussion and examination of […]

To the Last Cry and The Lost Sagas of Tjorvi the Flaccid

Theatre Lab and Pandemic Theatre have joined forces to present a limited engagement double feature. The Theatre Lab’s To the Last Cry uses puppetry and masks to tell the story of a nameless peasant boy who braves a dangerous magical forest to save his dying brother. The Lost Sagas of Tjorvi the Flaccid, presented by […]

Extra, Extra: Bautista, the Sun-Times, and Some Expensive Coats

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. The Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista did a Reddit AMA yesterday, and while it was, for the most part, about what you’d expect (“I, along with the whole organization, are really excited about the upcoming season”), there were a […]

OCAP Demonstrators Turn Metro Hall Into a Makeshift Homeless Shelter

Protestors with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty and other organizations have laid down sleeping bags and blankets inside Metro Hall, the municipal building at 55 John Street, to call attention to what they characterize as a lack of access to emergency homeless shelters in Toronto. About 50 OCAP demonstrators held a brief press conference on […]

Public Works: A Loyalty Program for Public Transit

Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Loyalty programs are a big deal these days. From coffee-shop punch cards to drug stores aggregating your history of shameful purchases in return for free shampoo, everybody wants to give something back […]

Sketchfest Kicks Off 11 Hilarious Days

The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival Featuring Bruce McCulloch, Eugene Mirman, Uncalled For, and more Various venues March 7–17 Four-show passes, $50 When Paul Snepsts started the Toronto Festival of Sketch Comedy—more commonly known as Sketchfest—back in 2005, he had one fairly simple goal: to help create a critical mass of sketch comedy in Toronto. He […]

Across This City With Stompin’ Tom

“People say Stompin’ Tom’s sound ain’t culture, and I say it’s real,” Toronto Mayor David Crombie declared when he handed the Canadian music icon the Best Male Vocalist award at the 1973 Juno Awards. While some critics found Stompin’ Tom Connors corny, devoted fans like Crombie were drawn by his colourful, good-humoured songs and relatable […]

New LEAR Plays With Gender, Age, and Legacy

LEAR Harbourfront Centre Studio Theatre (235 Queens Quay West) March 5 to 10, 8 p.m., weekend matinees at 4 p.m. $15–$30 King Lear is often considered a sort of “end of the line” character—a part that celebrated actors undertake when they want to cap off a long, storied career. However, this isn’t always acknowledged, especially […]

Introducing the Torontoist Event Calendar

You, dear Toronto-loving readers, like doing fun, interesting things in this city of ours. And we like telling you about them. For several years now we’ve done that every morning, with a curated list of the day’s best events, in a post called Urban Planner. And while Urban Planner is excellent in many ways, it […]

How a Torontonian Became an Award-Winning Video Game Writer

Torontoist has had many reasons to be proud of Jill Murray over the years. First, the former staffer broke into the publishing world with the release of her first book in 2008—a YA novel entitled Break On Through, about a young breakdancer in Toronto. Five years later, after another book (Rhythm and Blues) and a […]

MGM Unveils Its Vision for a Casino Complex at Exhibition Place

The most important thing to recognize about the splashy proposal for a casino complex MGM showed off today is that it isn’t actually a plan—it’s a concept. There are drawings, but they are meant to illustrate ideas rather than concrete designs. Even if Toronto agrees to host a casino, and even if the OLG awards […]

The Meme-ing of Life is an Epic Win

If there’s one thing that’s particularly impressive about Second City’s new mainstage show, The Meme-ing of Life, it’s how well balanced it is. As the title implies, Meme-ing is nominally a show about the internet, and certainly there is a fair bit of internet-centric humour. (One sketch, about a boy who falls into a YouTube-induced […]

The Meme-ing of Life is an Epic Win

The Meme-ing of Life Second City Toronto (51 Mercer Street) Showtimes $24–$29 If there’s one thing that’s particularly impressive about Second City’s new mainstage show, The Meme-ing of Life, it’s how well balanced it is. As the title implies, Meme-ing is nominally a show about the internet, and certainly there is a fair bit of […]