The Acting Up Stage Company brings the French Antilles to Toronto audiences with its new musical, Once On This Island. Set to an exuberant Caribbean score, we see the gods test the dark-skinned Ti Moune by sending her on a quest after she falls in love with a higher-class, light-skinned man.
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Hot on the heels of the Evolution exhibit, OCAD University is hosting A Conversation Between David Cronenberg and Piers Handling. TIFF’s Chief Executive Officer will interview the iconic Canadian filmmaker about relationships between art, cinema, and architecture.
Operating a food truck in Toronto can be a complicated business: you’re not allowed to set up shop in the majority of Toronto streets; you can’t work for longer than 10 minutes in a privately owned parking lot; you can’t settle yourself in a side street; and you’re forbidden from selling your wares within 25 […]
The Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts & Design (CAFTCAD) brings actress Susan Claassen’s one-woman show, A Conversation With Edith Head, to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre for a short weekend run. These days, Head is probably best known as the inspiration for Edna Mode in The Incredibles, but the costume designer clothed […]
TV movies are a sticky business, folks. Quality-wise, they tend to range from “ew” to “that was surprisingly not-terrible!” Most are unremarkable in any way except in that (as you will see) they provide a fun opportunity to see some of our finest stars of stage and screen appearing in weird, random roles. We’re going […]
We’ve got our first contender for a major election issue this year: the future of Scarborough transit. David Soknacki, a former Scarborough councillor who served as David Miller’s cross-the-aisle pick for a conservative budget chief, is now running for mayor, and in his first major policy announcement, he said that he wants to bring back […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Who among us has not at some point mused: “What this city needs is a gondola of the sky.” Well, sensible, gondola-loving people, there is a company the Star refers to as “fledgling and mysterious” that is […]
Bitcoin is relatively new, mystifying to many, and now available at an ATM machine near you. For those of us who remain stubbornly among the mystified, Techopedia defines it as “a digital cryptocurrency made up of processed data blocks used for online and brick-and-mortar purchases”—and it’s not regulated by any government. The very word “cryptocurrency” […]
This past June, comedian (and Torontoist contributor) Jeremy Woodcock and director Cameron Wyllie revealed a Toronto gem that the rest of us didn’t realize we were missing—and the seldom-used Bessarion Station on the Sheppard Line suddenly became, according to Woodcock, both a leisure destination and a great date spot. The lingering question ever since has […]
The Next Stage Theatre Festival is back with a diverse and compelling slate of ten plays, all by artists who’ve previously contributed to the Fringe Festival. While a few of these shows have been produced at the Fringe, a number of them are brand new, and you have until January 19 to check out as […]
Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Each night, in cities around the word, millions of streetlights on millions of roads burn at full power, sapping countless kilowatt hours of electricity, often just to brighten empty streets. As necessary […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The Toronto Zoo is one of the few zoos in North America to have established something called a “bio bank.” This bio bank contains the sperm and cells of 50 different endangered species, and its goal, writes […]
While antiquing and market-rummaging may be a cliché suggestion for a Sunday activity, we’re going through with it! The Leslieville Flea has moved inside for the winter, but it still boasts over 70 vendors peddling handmade items, and antiques, as well as restored and salvaged pieces.
We aren’t the only ones struggling our way through a cold and icy winter: there are plenty of animals sharing our pain. Bring the kids out for Staying Alive, a Family Nature Walk through High Park to investigate the survival habits of non-migrating creatures like squirrels, chipmunks, insects, owls, and other birds.