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The Ladies of The Sketchersons’ Stag & Doe Fundraiser

The Sketchersons are sending a contingent of members—Allison Hogg, Ann Pornel, Alessandra Vite, and Alexandra Wylie—to Boston for this summer’s Women in Comedy Festival. But before the ladies take to the road, they’re doing a bit of fundraising for the road trip. Hence their Stag & Doe fundraiser; admission is free, but you’ll want to […]

Duly Quoted: An Unnamed Source, on the OPP’s Project Brazen 2 Extortion Theory

“Nobody understands how the OPP came up with this. The Toronto police don’t know where this is coming from.” -Unnamed source with “knowledge of the Toronto police involvement,” speaking to the Star about reports that the OPP and Toronto police are at odds over the Project Brazen 2 investigation. Toronto police hold that the mayor’s […]

Book Launch—A Family by Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships

A champion of the 21st-century family, TouchWood Editions is celebrating the release of their fifth book on the topic, A Family by Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships. This anthology looks at lesbian, gay, and transgender relationships and families, and includes personal essays by straight writers who have LGBTQ parents or children. The launch will […]

Sound Advice: Fears, by Pretty Mouth

FEARS by Pretty Mouth Known for its disarming, often explosive live shows, Toronto’s Pretty Mouth possesses an aesthetic that’s equal parts intellectual exercise and violent aural experiment. Fusing elements of noise rock, grindcore, hardcore punk, and even a little powerviolence, it strikes a balance between the melodic and the atonal, striving to be at once […]

Spotted: Sketchy the Clown’s Campaign Kickoff

SPOTTED BY: Flickr user jer1961. WHERE: Outside City Hall. WHEN: Tuesday, April 1. WHAT: Sketchy the Clown, officially launching his campaign for mayor. He’s got a website; he’s accepting donations; and he’s got a slogan: “You want a circus at city hall? I’ll show you a circus.” He intends to “set the bar higher for […]

Brains, Words & Voices

If you love poetry, can memorize entire pieces of writing, or are the kind of person who will do anything for money, Brains, Words & Voices will be right up your alley. This monthly gathering celebrates the written word through a selection of classic pre-1975 poems, recited from memory. Everyone is welcome to apply for […]

Asian Music Series

Small World Music Society is celebrating Asian and South Asian Heritage Month with the Asian Music Series. Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion, Sultans of String, Jonita Gandhi, and Shafqat Amanat Ali are among the many talented artists who will perform in venues across the city throughout April and May.

Holodeck Follies

Recurring Star Trek and improv mash-up variety show Holodeck Follies this month features special guests like stand-up Zabrina Chevannes, sketch troupe The Rulers of the Universe, and Brie Watson, whose birthday wish is to appear in the show in character as Captain Kathryn Janeway.

Kelly McMichael and The Gloss

After a long winter out of town, Kelly McMichael and The Gloss are back for a brief Ontario tour, ending here in the band’s nominal hometown, with a video release show for Out of the Match. Also on the bill: Geordie Gordon of the Magic, Liza Bozikovic, and DJ Don’t Even spinning between sets.

What’s on Council’s Agenda: April 2014

In which we highlight key items from the month’s city council meeting. You can also watch it live. This Tuesday and Wednesday, council will be considering and debating a number of issues, but there’s one in particular that’s attracting the bulk of the media attention and producing the majority of the advertising campaigns, and it’s […]

Public Works: Reconsidering the Town Square

Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. One of the major themes of urban design in the 21st century has been the return of the “town square.” Modern city centres have long been places associated with heavy gridlock and […]

TTC Announces Bold New Plan

The TTC has some big news: a task force led by the TTC is going to be pressing other orders of government for sources of “long-term, sustainable, predictable funding”—and it’s already got some suggestions of its own. As Chris Upfold, Chief Customer Officer for the TTC, explains, Chester, Bessarion, Old Mill, and Summerhill stations serve […]

Scene: A Vintage Streetcar Says Thank You

WHERE: Between Woodbine and Bingham Loops WHEN: March 30, 2014 WHAT: People enjoying free rides on a vintage Presidents Conference Committee (PCC) streetcar. Last year, east-end transit routines were disrupted for six months while streetcar tracks were rebuilt along Kingston Road. On Sunday, the TTC offered complimentary rides on a classic TTC vehicle to thank […]