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Extra, Extra: Portable Bike Lanes, Caretaker Mayors, and Angry Birds

Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. For all those dismayed by city council’s decision to remove a certain bike lane, here’s an idea: why don’t you just carry your own lane around with you? As the video above demonstrates, it’s possible. [Via Atlantic […]

Paul Magder and Clayton Ruby Won’t Oppose Rob Ford’s Bid to Temporarily Extend His Mayoralty

If Rob Ford gets booted out of office before he’s had a chance to appeal his ouster on conflict-of-interest charges, it will be nobody’s fault but his own. Lawyer Clayton Ruby announced today that he and his client, Paul Magder, won’t be opposing the mayor at a divisional court hearing scheduled for Wednesday, where Ford’s […]

George Elliott Clarke Is Toronto’s New Poet Laureate

Celebrated author and scholar George Elliott Clarke has been named Toronto’s fourth poet laureate, making him essentially the city’s literary ambassador. The honour is granted to a poet “whose work displays excellence,” and who has written on themes relevant to Toronto. Clarke takes over from Dionne Brand, who had served in the role since 2009. […]

Bailão’s DUI Case Set for December 17

First appearances were held in an Old City Hall courtroom today in Ana Bailão’s drunk driving case. The first-term councillor (she serves Ward 18, Davenport) was not in attendance for the 30-second meeting, which set her court date for December 17. She is a crucial swing vote on council, and has continued to serve her […]

Now in Rep Cinema: Inch’Allah, Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, Jem Cohen: We Have an Anchor

Each week, Now in Rep Cinema compiles the best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements.     INCH’ALLAHDIRECTED BY ANAIS BARBEAU-LAVALETTETIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) Showtimes     BONES BRIGADE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHYDIRECTED BY STACY PERALTABloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) Showtimes     JEM COHEN: WE HAVE […]

Jem Cohen: We Have an Anchor

It’s a good time to be a Jem Cohen fan in Toronto. September saw the TIFF premiere of the critically lauded Museum Hours, and spring promises a screening, at the AGO, of Equation Daumal, his 2008 collaboration with Patti Smith. In the meantime, the TIFF Bell Lightbox presents We Have an Anchor, the New York-based […]


DIRECTED BY ANAIS BARBEAU-LAVALETTE “Both sides is no side,” chides Palestinian activist Faysal (Yousef Sweid) midway through Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette’s Inch’Allah, an involving if awkwardly executed look at the Israel-Palestine conflict through the eyes of a Canadian abroad. Faysal is speaking to Chloe (Evelyne Brochu), a young francophone physician whose loyalties are divided between the man’s […]

Ignorance Leaves Lots to the Imagination

Ignorance Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street) November 27 to December 15, 8 p.m. Wednesday matinee at 1:30 p.m., weekend matinee at 2 p.m. $22–$49 Puppetry is one of the oldest forms of theatre, dating as far back as 3000 BC. Happiness is a concept that’s just as old. While humankind—in this case, the Old […]

Spice City Toronto: Roti, Malaysian Style

Malaysian food is one of the world’s great cuisines, so I was excited to check out Restoran Malaysia, in Richmond Hill (815 Major Mackenzie Drive East, at Bayview Avenue). The bustling, sprawling restaurant is one of only a handful of places in the GTA that serves Malaysian food. But when the first dish arrived at […]

Historicist: The Canada Spelling Book

In the early 19th century, before the establishment of formal, publicly funded education in the Canadas, most schooling took place in private homes, after church on Sundays, and in the few schoolhouses that existed. In the absence of regulation or standardization, schoolmasters used whatever school-books were most easily available. Most often they were imported from […]