An accident involving a TTC bus has killed one person and injured at least thirteen others, according to TTC spokesperson Brad Ross. The crash happened around 11:30 a.m., near Steeles Avenue East and Middlefield Road. Ross said on Twitter that the driver of the bus was freed from the wreck with the jaws of life […]
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On Monday evening, more than a hundred people in white T-shirts took over Queen Street just west of Yonge Street. They gathered together as volunteers assembled the makeshift walls of a giant sea vessel around them. Bewildered pedestrians and motorists looked on as a woman in front of the ship unfurled a flag that read […]
Local music lovers celebrated the end of an era over the weekend as the fifth and final edition of Wavelength’s ALL CAPS! Island Festival took place at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island. The festival featured 12 bands over two days, as well as art exhibitions, a giant game of Jenga, a late-night dance party […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Gawker wonders the following: While he was out at Taste of the Danforth, being recorded on various cell phones and apparently very drunk, did Mayor Rob Ford tell an onlooker that he, Rob Ford, had “blow,” or that […]
At a press conference this afternoon, Police Chief Bill Blair announced that the Toronto Police Service will be bringing in an outsider, retired Associate Chief Justice of Ontario Dennis O’Connor, to lead an internal review of the way police handle situations involving people who are emotionally disturbed, following the police shooting death of Sammy Yatim.
The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week, we have a Toronto-based comedy, a Herman Melville adaptation by Leos Carax, and a crime thriller from Johnnie To.
Oh my, The City returns after being off for the civic holiday last weekend. That should mean twice the talk-radio goodness, what with Doug setting the record straight, “Dave” from Scarborough calling in, and Rob coming up with nicknames for all his favourite councillors. Let’s have a listen, shall we?
This month, Jordan Strofolino’s monthly comedy showcase at Tallboys, Comedy Circus, features special guests The Sports Brahs (Dylan Gott and Graham Kay), whose comedy/sports show is on Sirius XM Radio. Also on the bill: Sandra Battaglini, Todd Graham, and sketch duo Cheap Smokes.
A new, locally made movie, Everyday Is Like Sunday, features some mainstays from our city’s comedy and music scenes. Directed by Pavan Moondi, it follows friends Mark (David Dineen-Porter) and Jason (Adam Gurfinkel) as they muddle through their semi-adult lives. It also stars Coral Osborne and Nick Flanagan, and there are turns by Nick Thorburn […]
At the Malton Airport on August 10, 1949, the C-102 Jetliner took to the sky for the first time. Designed and built in Toronto by Avro Canada, the Jetliner was North America’s first jet-powered passenger plane. Despite the apparent enthusiasm of the airline industry, the project was scrapped just a few years later at the […]
Comedians across Toronto are coming together to support the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. The event, called Friends With Benefits, will feature a number of guests, each of whom will bring his or her own brand of sketches, solo work, or improv. On the bill are Kirsten Rasmussen, Ghost Girls, Marshall Lorenzo, and more. The […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. The video above from last weekend’s Veld festival, in which DJ Steve Aoki hits a quadriplegic fan directly in the face with a giant cake from maybe 20 yards away, is amazing. The backstory is surprisingly heartwarming, too.
Ever wanted to hear your laughs on DVD? Legends In The Making is an event that will bring together comedy gurus Dave Merheje (MTV, Just For Laughs) and Arthur Simeon (HBO, Just For Laughs). They’ll be recording their comedy album/DVD, so any of your particularly loud chortles might be remembered for the rest of time.
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Historical map aficionado Nathan Ng has put together an incredible little widget. With help from Carrie Martin, he took 30 separate map plates from the 1858 Boulton Atlas of Toronto and stitched them together into one convenient, zoomable […]
“Clearly, we’re disappointed that we didn’t get [mandatory distribution], but there is a pretty significant silver lining around the arguments that they accepted.” —Teneycke, the vice president of Sun News, made an appearance on his own network to talk about today’s CRTC decision, which denied Sun News what’s known as “mandatory distribution”—essentially a government-mandated place […]
Princess Productions presents four days of contemporary movement during the Dance: Made in Canada festival. Serge Bennathan, Yvonne Ng, and Cylla von Tiedemann have curated three series, showcasing a total of seven dance works performed by artists from across Canada. A special late-night series entitled What You See Is What You Get boasts 10-minute pieces […]
What a coincidence. This month’s CineMacabre screening lands on the first day of the Festival of Fear, a part of Fan Expo. Okay, it’s no coincidence at all—both are presented by the horror aficionados at Rue Morgue. This time around, they’re going old school with a 35mm projection of the 1989 cult film The ‘Burbs. […]
Ontario ombudsman André Marin has announced that his office will be conducting a formal investigation into the direction and guidance the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services provides to police services regarding de-escalation of conflicts. The investigation follows the police shooting of Sammy Yatim, an 18 year old who brandished a knife on a […]