The next best thing to eating chocolate is making your own, which you can do tonight, courtesy of Chocolate Tales. Learn a brief history of chocolate and how it goes from bean to the bar. Then, roll up your sleeves and be led through a tutorial on making bonbons, trufﬂes, soufﬂés, and more. Everyone goes […]
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The Bourbonite Regret Society of Toronto, a rapscallion group of musicians who dabble in spirits and country-infused music, is holding its second official party. BRST members The Old Salts also happen to be celebrating the release of their Blue Collar EP. They’ll be performing, along with fellow BRST member Mikey Chuck Rivers, and friends The […]
If you’re finding it difficult to get through the original version of Homer’s classic, The Odyssey, there’s nothing like a musical edition to help make things more clear. Odyssey: The Musical tells the epic journey of Odysseus and the struggles he faces as he makes his way back home after the fall of Troy. The […]
Here’s a nice treat for those who love listening to good music in unusual locations. The Bruce Peninsula Trio—namely Neil Haverty, Matt Cully and Misha Bower—will be playing a show at the historic Campbell House Museum, one of Toronto’s oldest houses. Click here to listen to some of their music.
Who says classical music has to be hundreds of years old? The New Creations Festival spotlights the hottest in contemporary orchestral music with a line-up that includes a composition called A Toronto Symphony: Concerto for Composer and City by Tod Machover (who also guest curated this festival), a violin concerto by Owen Pallett, and much […]
How are those knees doing? The CN Tower Climb invites you to take them for a workout and participate in this annual fundraising event. Yes, there are a lot of stairs but honestly, it’s much easier than it looks. Plus, you can feel good knowing that the money raised is going to the World Wildlife […]
If you grew up in the ’70s or early ’80s, here’s some nostalgic fun: a tribute to some of the greatest bands of the last century with separate zones devoted to each one. The Cure Fest and Joy Division/New Order Fest is a celebration of the bands’ contributions to music history and features DJ Lazarus […]
Hatch is back! For those not in the know, Hatch is the Harbourfront Centre’s annual performing arts residency, showcasing works by artists from around the city. This year’s event features exhibitions that explore the moments before and after a photograph, talk politics with LGBTQ folks in their honeymoon suite, and more, all month long. Events […]
Looking to go back to the good times of yesteryear? Let Panic, Toronto’s self-styled retro party, take you there. This weekend’s edition is a particularly special affair, as they’re celebrating their 10th anniversary with a spotlight on ’80s icon Depeche Mode. Also, the first 50 people get a free retro mix CD by DJ Lazarus; […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Have you ever wondered how some people manage to gain weight once they decide to become vegans, despite the fact that they’re no longer regularly lubing up their arteries with suet? It’s because of things like this muffin […]
The TTC is going to be working on replacing some of its subway-track signals this weekend, so get ready to ride some shuttle buses. The Yonge-University-Spadina line, between St. George and Union Stations, will be closed on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, while the TTC replaces all those aging signals, relays, and wires. […]
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. CALIFORNIA SOLODIRECTED BY MARSHALL LEWY Showtimes THE GATEKEEPERSDIRECTED BY DROR MOREH Showtimes STOKERDIRECTED BY PARK CHAN-WOOK Showtimes
DIRECTED BY MARSHALL LEWY You know that old chestnut about the faded-Britpop-star-cum-rural-Los-Angeles-farmhand who’s faced with deportation after a DUI arrest dredges up a decade-old drug conviction? Well, neither did we. But that didn’t prevent Marshall Lewy’s California Solo from feeling perilously commonplace at times, with circumstances conspiring first to plunge Robert Carlyle’s former Madchester scenester […]
BY: Unknown LOCATION: Ossington Avenue and Essex Street PHOTO BY: Kate Roberts FIELD NOTES: Attention mysterious Bloorcourt street artist: you have an admirer. Over the past few months, if not longer, small knitted delights have been popping up near the intersection of Ossington Avenue and Essex Street. Now, the artist—who clearly admires that intersection—has garnered […]
Local writer and video game designer (and former Torontoist contributor) Jaime Woo says he wanted to write a book about Grindr, in part, because everyone he spoke to about it had something to say. “There hasn’t been a person I’ve talked to, who knows what Grindr is, who doesn’t have an opinion about it,” he […]