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Who From Toronto is on Top Chef Canada Season Three?

About to enter its third season, Top Chef Canada has grown from a U.S. import to a reality show with authentic Canadian flavour. Last year’s winner was Toronto-based Carl Heinrich, then a chef at Marben (he has since opened his own restaurant, Richmond Station). Will this year’s winner once again represent our city? As Top […]

Rob Ford: Sarah Thomson’s Allegations Are “Absolutely, Completely False”

Rob Ford has just issued a statement strongly denying Sarah Thomson’s allegation that he made unwanted advances last night. The full text of his statement: Last night I had the pleasure of attending a wonderful event to support the Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee. This is an event that is attended by numerous political leaders […]

No Subway Service Between St. George and Union Stations on Sunday

The TTC is still replacing a bunch of aging signals and relays on the University subway line (which turned 50 last week). And so, just like last weekend, there will be an interruption in subway service. Everything between St. George and Union stations will be shut down, starting Saturday at midnight. Service will resume on […]

A Slice of Gaming Heaven

Game On 2.0 Ontario Science Centre (770 Don Mills Road) March 9 to September 2 $13-$22 By following the lure of the siren’s 8-bit chiptune song into the deepest bowels of the Ontario Science Centre, you’ll find your way to a place that may house a substantial part of your childhood. If you can recall […]

Science at the Movies: Gattaca

Looking for something to do tonight that is both amusing and intellectually fulfilling? U of T and the Treehouse Group have the perfect event: Science at the Movies. Enjoy a screening of Gattaca, then join Professor Donald Ainslie (philosophy), and Professor Lucy R. Osborne (medicine and molecular genetics) for a scientific discussion and examination of […]

To the Last Cry and The Lost Sagas of Tjorvi the Flaccid

Theatre Lab and Pandemic Theatre have joined forces to present a limited engagement double feature. The Theatre Lab’s To the Last Cry uses puppetry and masks to tell the story of a nameless peasant boy who braves a dangerous magical forest to save his dying brother. The Lost Sagas of Tjorvi the Flaccid, presented by […]

Extra, Extra: Bautista, the Sun-Times, and Some Expensive Coats

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. The Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista did a Reddit AMA yesterday, and while it was, for the most part, about what you’d expect (“I, along with the whole organization, are really excited about the upcoming season”), there were a […]

OCAP Demonstrators Turn Metro Hall Into a Makeshift Homeless Shelter

Protestors with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty and other organizations have laid down sleeping bags and blankets inside Metro Hall, the municipal building at 55 John Street, to call attention to what they characterize as a lack of access to emergency homeless shelters in Toronto. About 50 OCAP demonstrators held a brief press conference on […]

Public Works: A Loyalty Program for Public Transit

Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Loyalty programs are a big deal these days. From coffee-shop punch cards to drug stores aggregating your history of shameful purchases in return for free shampoo, everybody wants to give something back […]

Sketchfest Kicks Off 11 Hilarious Days

The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival Featuring Bruce McCulloch, Eugene Mirman, Uncalled For, and more Various venues March 7–17 Four-show passes, $50 When Paul Snepsts started the Toronto Festival of Sketch Comedy—more commonly known as Sketchfest—back in 2005, he had one fairly simple goal: to help create a critical mass of sketch comedy in Toronto. He […]

Across This City With Stompin’ Tom

“People say Stompin’ Tom’s sound ain’t culture, and I say it’s real,” Toronto Mayor David Crombie declared when he handed the Canadian music icon the Best Male Vocalist award at the 1973 Juno Awards. While some critics found Stompin’ Tom Connors corny, devoted fans like Crombie were drawn by his colourful, good-humoured songs and relatable […]

New LEAR Plays With Gender, Age, and Legacy

LEAR Harbourfront Centre Studio Theatre (235 Queens Quay West) March 5 to 10, 8 p.m., weekend matinees at 4 p.m. $15–$30 King Lear is often considered a sort of “end of the line” character—a part that celebrated actors undertake when they want to cap off a long, storied career. However, this isn’t always acknowledged, especially […]