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Now on Screen: California Solo, The Gatekeepers, Stoker

Because Toronto’s more movie obsessed than a Quentin Tarantino screenplay (yuk yuk), Torontoist brings you Now on Screen, a weekly roundup of new releases. Click on any film title for our review.     CALIFORNIA SOLODIRECTED BY MARSHALL LEWY Showtimes     THE GATEKEEPERSDIRECTED BY DROR MOREH Showtimes     STOKERDIRECTED BY PARK CHAN-WOOK Showtimes

California Solo

DIRECTED BY MARSHALL LEWY You know that old chestnut about the faded-Britpop-star-cum-rural-Los-Angeles-farmhand who’s faced with deportation after a DUI arrest dredges up a decade-old drug conviction? Well, neither did we. But that didn’t prevent Marshall Lewy’s California Solo from feeling perilously commonplace at times, with circumstances conspiring first to plunge Robert Carlyle’s former Madchester scenester […]

Vandalist: Not-So-Secret Admirer

BY: Unknown LOCATION: Ossington Avenue and Essex Street PHOTO BY: Kate Roberts FIELD NOTES: Attention mysterious Bloorcourt street artist: you have an admirer. Over the past few months, if not longer, small knitted delights have been popping up near the intersection of Ossington Avenue and Essex Street. Now, the artist—who clearly admires that intersection—has garnered […]

Arguing for the Cultural Importance of Grindr

Local writer and video game designer (and former Torontoist contributor) Jaime Woo says he wanted to write a book about Grindr, in part, because everyone he spoke to about it had something to say. “There hasn’t been a person I’ve talked to, who knows what Grindr is, who doesn’t have an opinion about it,” he […]

TTC Unveils Its First Customer Charter

Rightly or wrongly, Toronto loves to complain about its transit service. Its past reputation as one of the world’s finest system seems like a joke to regular users who deal with packed vehicles, service delays, and crusty staff. Through its first-ever customer charter, introduced today, the TTC aims to address some of these customer issues.

Spotted: A Weird Candy Creature

SPOTTED BY: TownieBrit-JiverGirl (top) and cookedphotos (bottom), from the Torontoist Flickr pool. WHERE: Brookfield Place’s Allen Lambert Galleria. WHEN: Earlier this week. WHAT: Brookfield Place is constantly featuring new art installations in its main atrium, but this one, unveiled on Tuesday, is noteworthy for its cutesy styling and its lighter-than-air appearance. The piece is called […]

At Foundry, Electronic Music and Visual Art Come Together

Foundry Featuring Juan Atkins, Shlohmo, DVS1, Alixander III, and others The Black Box Theatre at The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West) Fridays and Saturdays, March 1 to 31 All-access passes $99 For almost four years, local promotion company Mansion has been injecting new life into Toronto’s electronic music scene, booking a mixture of up-and-comers […]

Public Works: The Subway Supermarket

Sick of beef jerky and Skittles for dinner, but too tired for shopping after work? What if there were a service that let you order your groceries while commuting, so you could have them delivered when you get home? That’s what online grocer Peapod is doing in the United States. Last year they set up […]

Hannah Moscovitch’s Problem Children

Little One and Other People’s Children Tarragon Theatre (30 Bridgman Avenue) February 14 to March 17, 8 p.m., weekend matinees at 2:30 p.m. (In This World replaces Little One to March 24.) $27–$53 and Ask her at any time what she’s working on, and Hannah Moscovitch will probably rattle off commissions for a handful of […]

A History of Toronto’s Many Casino Proposals

When it comes to Toronto, the house odds have not favoured the gaming industry. Call it our deep-seated puritanism, the lingering traces of “Toronto the Good,” or a deeper concern for how gambling affects our community. The current debate over a permanent Toronto casino has roots in past battles, especially when it comes to allowing […]

Sound Advice: Brave New World, by The Airplane Boys

Hip-hop purists have always been a little suspicious of The Airplane Boys. They sing too much, their production borrows too heavily from EDM, and they look like a menswear blog rendered in 3D. On their new mixtape, Brave New World, they prove beyond a doubt that even with all those outside influences, they can still […]

A Haven for Turtles, in a Scarborough Apartment

It’s hard not to be overwhelmed when entering Marc Ouellette’s Scarborough apartment for the first time. In addition to being home to Ouellette and his collection of pets—which includes a cat, a dog, a dozen turtles, a tortoise, a snake, and a handful of lizards—it’s also the nerve centre for Little RES Q, Ouellette’s turtle-rescue […]

Extra, Extra: Yarn, Tigers, and Streetcars

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Yarn bombing Toronto pay phones might be a great crime prevention strategy. Who’s going to want to set up a drug deal using something that looks like it came from a Junction craft fair? [Via Kiva Reardon]

Science and Cinema Collide at the Lightbox

Science on Film TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) February 27 to June 26 $180 for subscription, single tickets available on Wednesday, February 27 Having recently devoted screens to separate ongoing programs focused on books and food, the TIFF Bell Lightbox continues its busy subscription-series lineup with the Wednesday launch of the second season […]