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“Winds of Change” Lift Pride Flag at City Hall

As Toronto city councillors, activists, and allies gathered today to speak out against homophobia and transphobia, their desire to counter the recent anti-gay tirades of Mayor Rob Ford could not have been more clear. Celebrants marked the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia by reasserting Toronto’s pride in its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, queer, […]

Duly Quoted: Tim Hudak, on Scrapping LRT Projects

“If I have a choice between taking out more lanes or actually improving our highways and building underground, I’ll take improving our highways and building underground with subways any day. That’ll make your commute faster. Ripping up the lanes to put in rail down streets? That’s actually going to slow you down.” -Ontario PC leader […]

Vandalist: Wallnoize

BY: Unknown, Spud, Elicser, and Random LOCATION: Columbus Parkette, 1985 Dundas Street West PHOTOS BY: Bela Manu FIELD NOTES: Over the past year, the ambitious Wallnoize project has been quietly taking over back alleys around Toronto. Combining graffiti, community, and teamwork, Wallnoize has brought together some of our most talented and notorious street artists to […]

World Goth Night

Darkness is descending upon the Royal, as its worshippers gather for World Goth Night. Hosted by Toronto’s goth queen, Liisa Ladouceur, the evening will include only the most sinister of activities—like eating popcorn and watching The Craft, The Hunger, and The Lady Panorama. Everyone is welcome, whether you rock the black lipstick, consider yourself a […]

Shakespeare Challenge: Twelfth Night

Eight brave souls, inexperienced in theatre, will wind up on stage for this month’s Shakespeare Challenge to raise funds in support of literacy and the arts in less-fortunate communities. Join them as they courageously take on an abridged version of Twelfth Night. They might be surprisingly awesome, or it could be a trainwreck. Either way, […]

Love and Human Remains

If we’ve learned anything from slasher flicks, it’s that having sex leads to death. Returning to the stage to mark its 25th anniversary, Brad Fraser’s Love and Human Remains pursues this dark train of thought. Set in Edmonton, the play tells the story of a bunch of sexually frustrated and dysfunctional twenty- and thirty-somethings grappling […]

Camp Tech: Social Media Advanced

In case you were unaware, sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter are useful for things beyond stalking your ex and perusing cat pictures. If you have a basic knowledge of the programs and are ready to take things to the next level, join Camp Tech’s Social Media Advanced workshop. Learn about the marketing ideas behind […]

Extra, Extra: Hudak and Polkaroo, Inflatable Cowboy Hats, and Toronto Sports Love

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In 2012, Republic presidential candidate Mitt Romney took on Big Bird; now PC leader Tim Hudak might just be gunning for TVO’s Polkaroo. It’s not clear exactly what his intentions are vis–à–vis the giant kangaroo-ish creature, because […]

Duly Quoted: Zane Caplansky, on Useless and Expensive Permits

“Caplansky’s Deli will NOT be purchasing the most expensive and useless Mobile Food Vending permit in N America when they go on sale … “ -Zane Caplansky, of Caplansky’s Deli, making it clear where he stands on the City’s new mobile food vending permits, 125 of which went on sale today for $5,000 each. There […]

All Movie Seats Are Not Created Equal

Going out to the movies can be a hard sell for some people, especially the ones who enjoy watching illegally downloaded quality cable shows from the comfort of their homes. Movie theatres have been trying hard to distinguish themselves as unique and desirable destinations—arcades! wine!—and now they’ve come up with another angle: premium seat-pricing. Later […]

Extra, Extra: Voters’ Lists, Conservative Economists, and New Bike Lanes

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Do you happen to know if your name is on the voters’ list for the upcoming October municipal and school board elections, or if all your voting-related information is up to date and accounted for? If not, […]

Regent Park Revitalization: Phase Three

The wrecker sat ready, waiting for dignitaries and residents to finish their countdown. When they reached zero, the machine’s jaws smashed through the roof of an aging townhouse, and phase three of the Regent Park Revitalization was officially underway. This morning’s ceremonial wrecking kicked off a five-year process that will see the transformation of the […]

Les Adieux

Before the artists of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio graduate and move on to bigger stages, they’re performing one final show. Les Adieux is a free lunchtime showcase, featuring soprano Sasha Djihanian, baritone Cameron McPhail, and pianist Michael Shannon performing their favourite songs by Debussy, Dvořák, and more.

Nature Deficit Disorder: A Conversation with Richard Louv

Want to get your kids to embrace the great outdoors this spring, but not sure how? Attend Nature Deficit Disorder: A Conversation with Richard Louv for ideas on how to get children excited about the environment, building nature-smart communities, and more. Louv is the internationally renowned author of Last Child in the Woods, a book […]