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World of Dance

World of Dance, Canada’s largest urban dance festival, is making its way to our groovy city. Attendees will see performances by Canada’s top dancers, and by dancers from Los Angeles’ Most Wanted Crew and MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew. The focus will be on street dancing and “new-age choreography.” Click here to get your tickets.

Nuit Blanche 2013: What Went Right, What Went Wrong

If the ads around town, the extensive news coverage, the relentless action on Twitter and Facebook, or the massive crowds around Queen Street West and Nathan Phillips Square didn’t tip you off, Nuit Blanche was on Saturday. The annual all-night event filled Toronto’s streets with art, people, and yes, teenagers. Oh, the teenagers. If you […]

Televisualist: Subtropical Zombies

Each week, Torontoist examines the upcoming TV listings and makes note of programs that are entertaining, informative, and of quality. Or, alternately, none of those. The result: Televisualist.

Bassnectar, with Koan Sound and Andreilien (Heyoka)

Lorin Ashton, the Santa-Cruz-based dance and electronic music impresario, brings his Bassnectar experience to Toronto. He’s stacked the bill with guests Koan Sound and Andreilien (Heyoka), and is once again promoting his “dollar per Basshead” fundraising campaign. Attendees will decide which charities get the dollars.

That Time of the Month Second Anniversary

DJs Alexandra Molotkow and Chandler Levack host a soul, R&B, and disco night called That Time Of The Month, and now it’s celebrating two years of monthly visits to the Henhouse. The bartenders have specialty cocktails prepared, and the DJs will take requests for artists “with a badass afro and a song in their heart.”


And with that, we’re going to call it a nuit. Until next year! As always, TIFF is the best place to end the night. You get to sit, it’s still rowdy, and you know it will go all the way to sunrise FROM: Stephanie Avery LOCATION: CRINGEWORTHY! (TIFF Lightbox, #58) TIME: 6:16 AM Only an […]

Historicist: Beaux Arts Eclecticism

Alfred Chapman was among the dominant figures in Toronto architecture in the first half of the 20th century, designing buildings as diverse as libraries, the Old Mill Tea Room, Sterling Tower, Maple Leaf Stadium, the Princes’ Gates, and Holy Blossom Temple. Although guided by underlying principles learned at the École des Beaux Arts, Chapman’s prolific […]

Face to Place Photo Exhibition

“Face to Place,” a photo exhibition at St. Lawrence Market’s Market Gallery, is a raw and nostalgic attempt at capturing urban life in a city that’s constantly changing.

Extra, Extra: Ford in Texas, Subway Shutdowns, and Antique Chairs

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Mayor Rob Ford’s music-business mission to Austin has been a weird time. Above, a picture of the mayor and Michael Hollett, editor and publisher of Ford-hating NOW Magazine, under the Texas sun. New friends! (Hollett is also a […]

Vandalist: Bespectacled

BY: Unknown LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Mark Beauchamp FIELD NOTES: These bespectacled characters sure make the wall look smarter. We don’t mean IQ smarter—it’s but a myth that glasses make people more intelligent (also, it’s a wall, so no amount of glasses-based graffiti will impact its thinking ability). We mean smarter looking. Gosh they look […]

Crash Confronts the Aftermath of Sexual Assault

Crash, the one-woman show by Pamela Sinha, returns to Theatre Passe Muraille to open the fall 2013 season. The unsettling and deeply personal performance was a surprise winner in the New Play category at the 2012 Doras (over the phenomenally popular Kim’s Convenience, which is now being produced for television). Those who’d seen this intense […]

The Sixth Annual Global Cabaret Festival

Where can you find over 150 of Canada’s top performing artists under one roof? At the Sixth Annual Global Cabaret Festival, of course. This year’s festival will include A Bob Dylan Songbook; “Rebel Rebel,” The Music of David Bowie; and Whirl, The Dance Cabaret. The event also will also feature the 2013 Soulpepper Dance Awards […]