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Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Today’s Globe does an excellent job of exposing the borderline-criminal underbelly of Toronto’s towing industry.
While the tuba is not exactly a typical symbol of Christmas, a ton of tubas playing carols certainly conjures up the festive spirit! Low brass players, and anyone who wants to join in some singalong fun, are encouraged to gather at Nathan Phillips Square for the Holiday Tuba Festival, presented by the Coalition for Music […]
What does it mean to be a man? Young male filmmakers between the ages of 14 and 21 tackled that very question, touching on themes related to fatherhood, sexuality, and stereotypes. The fruits of their labour will be featured in the Real Change Boys Films showcase, presented by the Toronto Public Library. The filmmakers will […]
I Want Your Job finds Torontonians who make a living doing exactly what they love to do, in any field, and for any salary, and asks them how they did it. At an age when most little boys were getting into video games, Robert Binet was enrolling in the highly competitive and rigorous National Ballet […]
Some archival institutions begin with a philanthropic endowment; others arise from legal necessity. In the case of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA), a notice at the bottom of the editorial page of a 1973 edition of the pioneering LGBT journal The Body Politic provided the starting point: The task of reconstructing the history […]
Advance tickets for the 12th edition of Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids sold out weeks ago. But there are still two ways to get into the perennially popular reading series. One, sign up to read something your childhood self wrote. Two, line up early enough to grab one of the very limited number […]
Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny. Reel Toronto revels in digging up and displaying the films that attempt to mask, hide, or—in rare cases—proudly display our city. The […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Rogers, unsatisfied with owning practically everything else, has bought up the rights to NHL hockey broadcasts, nationwide. CBC will continue airing Hockey Night in Canada for the time being, but the public broadcaster will have to renegotiate with […]
Toronto may crow about its good debt rating and booming economy, but its transit system is in trouble. Service is more crowded—when it runs at all—thanks to flatlined subsidies and relaxed loading standards that stuffed more riders into fewer vehicles. Major repair and renewal projects are starved for funding while politicians woo voters with expensive […]
Virginia Woolf once remarked that “on or about December 1910, human character changed.” Whether it actually did is debatable, but the curators of “The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection 1910–1918” use that year to start their exhibition of works from a tumultuous decade of innovation in European fine art.
Toronto theatre audiences have seen a number of adaptations of Strindberg’s Miss Julie in the past few years. The original now seems dated, but Miss Julie: She’Mah, a Canadian-targeted adaptation by playwright Tara Beagan, ratcheted up the tension by giving Miss Julie residential-school-educated servants. Canadian Stage’s somewhat less effective Miss Julie: Freedom Summer used American […]
Samah El-Tantawy, a University of Toronto postdoctoral fellow, has invented something she thinks could revolutionize the way vehicle traffic flows in cities. It’s called the Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning for Integrated Network of Adaptive Traffic Signal Controllers, or MARLIN-ATSC for short. The system isn’t in use yet, but it has been tested on a simulator with […]
The films of Joel and Ethan Coen can be deliriously funny, wickedly macabre, and downright bizarre, often in the span of a single scene. Leading up to the release of their newest effort, Inside Llewyn Davis—a look at the folk scene in ’60s-era Greenwich Village, opening in Toronto on December 20—TIFF is offering audiences a […]