It’s become a perennial drama: the Ontario Convenience Stores Association drums up publicity for its latest push to convince Queen’s Park to allow beer sales at corner stores, and Queen’s Park responds with a resounding, “Um, no.” The difference on this occasion is that the whole story has unfolded in record time.
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Ever since he was a child, Toronto actor and filmmaker Tal Zimerman has loved to be scared—and now, at age 38, he wants to know why. To that end, he has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his feature documentary project, Why Horror?. For the film, Zimerman has already interviewed some of the biggest names in […]
The old dichotomy would have you choose between brains or brawn, but Ashley Sixx, owner of the Toronto-based entertainment company Fight! Brand and mastermind behind the second-annual Zombie Wrestling event, has opted for both.
WHERE: Near Dufferin Grove Park WHEN: Saturday, October 26 WHAT: Night of Dread, Clay and Paper Theatre’s annual pre-Halloween puppet parade, is a west-end tradition. This year’s procession included an assortment of creepy props, costumes, and masks, manned by volunteers. Click through the image gallery for a closer look.
The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: David Cronenberg’s identical-twin melodrama, Roman Polanski’s pregnancy horror show, and Denis Villeneuve’s first Hollywood thriller.
Ukrainian jazz fusion band DoVira will be performing a set of its unique blend of jazz, rock, and electronic music at Musideum. The show will also feature a number of special guests. The band is currently working on its debut album, but you can check out a sample of its music above.
Monkey Toast is back! The much-loved improvised talk show is returning with some very “winning” guests. This week’s installment features Olympic gold medal winner Mark Tewksbury, and also Trevor Burnett, mixologist and founder of Tipicular Fixin’s. The show will be hosted, as always, by Ron Tite and the Monkey Toast Players.
Attention, lovers of all things. Really, all things! The Leslieville Flea is returning, just in time to help you get a jump on holiday shopping. It offers antiques, vintage pieces, records, and handcrafted items—all under one roof. Onward to shopping! Also, if you check out its blog, you can see some of the neat stuff […]
Every year, a little before Halloween, zombies run loose on Toronto’s streets. This is generally considered to be a good thing. The annual Toronto Zombie Walk, which benefits the Heart and Stroke Foundation (appropriate, considering the fact that the event’s elaborate, creepy costumes seem like they could definitely aggravate a heart condition), celebrated its 11th […]
Oh, boy—another week, another instalment of our favourite radio show! There aren’t too many of these left, because the show will have to go off the air once Rob formally files his nomination papers for the 2014 mayoral election. Sure, he’s been campaigning on this show for almost two years, but that’s because rules are […]
The local hip-hop collective Grand Analog will be putting on a night of hip-hop, soul, and Afrobeat. The team will be supporting its latest effort, Modern Thunder, which is another collection of the genre-mixing grooves it’s become known for. Check out the video for the track “Howl Likes Wolves” above. CORRECTION: November 14, 2013, 2:10 […]
Legendary hip-hop duo Blackalicious—who hail from Sacramento, California—will be dropping by Toronto for a set. The two, who generally create music with uplifting messages, are touring in support of their upcoming EP, The Sun Giver. The night will also feature special guests. Check out some of their tracks before the show here.
Each week, Torontoist examines the upcoming TV listings and makes note of programs that are entertaining, informative, and of quality. Or, alternately, none of those. The result: Televisualist.
SPOTTED BY: Warren McPherson, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool WHERE: Near Spadina Avenue and Dundas Street West WHEN: Sunday, October 27 WHAT: On October 16, Carla Maria Warrilow and her bike were somehow both dragged under the wheels of a truck on Spadina Avenue. The 25-year-old events coordinator died of her injuries the following weekend. […]
“You’ll never see the LP on the pop charts. It’s doubtful whether you’ll ever hear much of it on the radio,” warned Toronto Star rock columnist Ralph Thomas when The Velvet Underground & Nico was released in 1967. While the airwaves might not have been ready for the album’s most uncompromising tracks about drugs and […]