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I Want Your Job: Ryan Toth, Bike Paramedic

Whether it’s for a party like Pride or an event like the Air Show, when Toronto comes out en masse, it can be tough for first responders to get through the crowds. Events like Caribana, as well as weekend hotspots like the club district, have their own unique ways of dealing with medical emergencies: they […]

Daniel Dale Says Rob Ford’s Statement “Didn’t Come Close”

His statement today didn't come close. I'm proceeding with a defamation lawsuit. — Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 17, 2013 Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale has had a few hours to process Rob Ford’s statement this morning, made on the floor of council. Ford, addressing insinuations he made that Dale was a pedophile during an interview […]

Extra, Extra: Mammoliti Has Pricey New Digs, the Tories Don’t Talk Much, and This Fire Hydrant Enraged Commuters

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Self-proclaimed fiscal conservative Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7, York West) has done the fiscally responsible thing and left taxpayers to pick up the $25,000 tab for renovations he made to his office space. Mammoliti claims the clerk’s […]

Lemon Bucket Orkestra New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is the ultimate party night, so wouldn’t it be appropriate to celebrate with the ultimate party band? Enter Lemon Bucket Orkestra, the 15-piece Balkan-Klezmer-Gypsy-Party-Punk Super Group. Join them as they ring in the new year with their unique, high-energy take on Eastern European music. Attendees are encouraged to bring an old hat […]

Superstars of Comedy

The Superstars of Comedy want you to laugh off the trials and tribulations of 2013, and enter the new year with a smile on your face. Rob Bebenek hosts this night of stand-up, with funny men Jamie O’Connor, Pat MacDonald, and Ben Miner.

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 […]