Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Today is Transit Driver Appreciation Day. The special day was first marked in Seattle in 2009, and March 18 was settled on because it was apparently on that day in 1662 that bus service first made its […]
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Just over two years after rechristening the Bloor Cinema in its name, Hot Docs took to the theatre this morning to announce its lineup for the upcoming 21st edition of North America’s largest festival devoted to nonfiction filmmaking. That reputation is borne out by the numbers: the fest will welcome a whopping 197 documentaries from […]
On April 30, 1909, the Carnegie Library at Queen and Lisgar opened its doors for the first time, giving the Toronto Public Library a permanent home after two decades of renting a space on Ossington Avenue. This week, over one hundred years later, the Carnegie Library is ready to open its doors once again to […]
“please help us. we are desperate for good female guests. where are they? —TVO host Steve Paikin, in a tweet he sent out yesterday linking to a post he’d written about how difficult it is for The Agenda to find female guests: “We’ve had far too many programs where male guests outnumber female guests three […]
If winter is as interminable and unremitting in 2016 as it has been in 2014, Torontonians might at least be able to find some warm-weather recreational relief without having to leave the country or exercise considerable ingenuity. A development group know as marbleLIVE has decided that what this city needs is access to a $60-million, […]
Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Urban infrastructure is made to last. Our roads, parking lots, bridges, and ports may crack a little, may lose a bit of sheen, but they’ll never rot to nothing, or ever totally […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Because time passes and some things appear destined to occur again and again, we have another video featuring Rob Ford in what appears to be a state of intoxication. No cause for alarm, though—his brother Doug reminds […]
The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: the first part of Lars von Trier’s playful biography of a sex addict, an ironic adaptation of a classical Chinese novel, and a psychedelic horror film set in the English Civil War.
Paranormal enthusiasts will know that Toronto has a number of haunted hotspots. If you have the guts, see of one these sites for yourself with Haunted Hamilton’s Ghosts of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre. Richard Fiennes-Clinton of the Muddy York Walking Tours will take you on an exclusive tour of this century-old double-decker venue, […]
Toronto Roller Derby is stirring up some four-wheeled pandemonium with its Quad City Chaos tournament weekend. All day Saturday and Sunday, girls from Montreal, Ohio, Indiana, and Toronto will be tearing up the flat track. The headlining bouts take place Saturday night between Ohio Roller Girls A-Team and Bleeding Heartland Flatliners, followed by Montreal New […]
To distract from Toronto’s management headaches, we suggest spending an evening straining your brain over another country’s politics. Gather your TV-obsessed friends, and head out to West Wing Trivia Night. Prepare for at least two rounds of questions, focusing mostly on seasons one through four of the series.
Let’s be honest: you can’t call yourself a true film buff unless you’ve seen the classics—by which we mean those that came before the “talkies.” If you need a quick catch-up course, you’re in luck—the Toronto Silent Film Festival is taking over various theatres across the city for six straight days. One film will be […]
If you like keeping abreast of the goings-on in our city’s burlesque scene, you need to be at Reveal Me at the Rivoli. Orchestrated by the Toronto School of Burlesque’s Red Herring, this monthly event aims to be a fun gathering of showgirls, their adoring fans, and intrigued newcomers. Expect first-time performers, seasoned pros, drinks, […]
Now in its fourteenth year, the ReelWorld Film Festival has expanded its reach. For five days in Toronto, followed by three in Markham, it’s bringing over 79 films to the screen. Diversity is the name of the game with features, shorts, webisodes, and music videos from twenty different countries on the bill.
“I think Rob Ford is pretty capable of ruining his own chances, don’t you? I think the people of Toronto should support whoever best fits their criteria for an ideal mayor. Don’t vote out of fear, or compromise. Vote for the mayor this city deserves. If only early frontrunners won elections then we wouldn’t have […]
We’re willing to bet you’ve had some sexy adventures in your time (and if not, what are you waiting for?). Tell Me Something Good, a Sexy Storytelling Slam wants to hear all about them. This month’s theme is “Visuals & Voyeurs,” in honour of the Feminist Porn Awards, so come with titillating tales about making […]