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Toronto Zoo Family Countdown

The little ones may not be able to stay up until midnight, but that doesn’t mean they can’t take part in New Year’s celebrations. The Toronto Zoo has organized a special Family Countdown event for children of all ages. Bring them out to meet some new animal friends, enjoy the live entertainment, and count down […]

Tranzac New Year’s Eve Party

If you’re an indie fan, then the Tranzac New Year’s Eve Party needs to be on your radar. Making full use of the venue’s three rooms, the evening is chock-full of live performances from 10 local bands. Ring in 2014 with Hooded Fang, Kashka, Weaves, Maloo (Maylee Todd’s solo project), The True Visitor Band, Sing […]

Underground Theatre with Special Constables

The final offering in the Storefront Theatre’s 2013 season, Special Constables is a send-up of Hollywood action thrillers like Heat and Lethal Weapon, set almost entirely on the Toronto Transit Commission’s subway and streetcar system. Its team of mismatched and idiosyncratic transit cops is led by Constable Jameson (Tim Walker), an obsessive investigator with peculiarly […]

Create a Dove of Hope This Holiday Season

For the past 12 years, the Doves of Hope Campaign has made it possible for the friends and family of patients fighting cancer to express their love and support. Each dove represents one unique person and the challenges they’ve faced. Each dove is also a symbol of solidarity, and sends a message of strength to […]

Scene: The 2013 Toronto Santa Speedo Run

WHERE: Yorkville WHEN: Saturday, December 14, WHAT: It’s that time of year again when kind, generous, and hardy people descend upon Yorkville in order to take their pants off and raise some money. Since 2005, the Toronto Santa Speedo Run has been bringing warm-hearted and cold-legged people together in order to raise money for the […]

Belly-Dance Workshop

Do your New Year’s resolutions include getting fit or trying a new hobby? Either way, taking part in a Belly-Dance Workshop is one way to battle the January blahs. Led by Yasmina Ramzy—choreographer and founder of the Arabesque Dance Academy—the classes will focus on both traditional belly dance and folklore, and are suitable for those […]

Catching Up With the Cosmic Cab

Akber Batada keeps his taxi decked out with decorations for every holiday, but there’s something special about the Christmas explosion happening in the backset of his car, the Cosmic Cab. He’s got wreaths of tinsel, candy canes, and a robot Santa that dances to Gangnam Style. It would completely insane, if it wasn’t so goddamn […]

Holiday Decoration Workshop

Now that school is out, keeping young hands and minds occupied is key. Thanks to the crafty people at Harbourfront Centre, the whole family can get creative together at the Holiday Decoration Workshop. Increase your home’s festive decor by learning how to make centrepieces, wreaths, and reindeer ornaments.

Santa’s Choice Zine Fair

Still searching for last-minute gifts? Fear not, Santa’s Choice Zine Fair makes it easy to find unique, handmade items. Pick up some independent literature for the bookworm on your list from a variety of zines, comics, and small press companies—or stock up on jewellery, clothing, and other crafts from local artists and designers.

Tallboys’ Christmas Craft Beer Carnival

Tallboys knows that not many people will turn down good food and drink—which is why its first ever Christmas Craft Beer Carnival is almost guaranteed to be a hit. Guests will be able to sample seasonal recipes from local breweries such as Junction Craft Brewing, Mill Street Brewery, and Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery while chowing […]

Spotted: A Streetcar Gets Towed

SPOTTED BY: Ferdinand Galitane (YouTube user ttcgeek) WHERE: Bathurst Street & Dundas Street WHEN: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 2:45 am WHAT: By night, the TTC’s next-generation streetcars continue to be put through their paces. Here, we have footage of what Brad Ross, the TTC’s head of communications, indicates is part of the “ongoing testing regimen” […]

What’s on Council’s Agenda: December, 2013

In which we highlight key items from the month’s city council meeting. You can also watch it live. City council is meeting on Monday and Tuesday, for the last scheduled meeting of the year—and the first since council stripped Rob Ford of many of his powers, as well as much of his office budget and […]