WHERE: Humber Bay Park West WHEN: Tuesday, January 7, 6–8:30 a.m. WHAT: When cold air travels over a warmer body of water, the warmer air above the water is cooled, producing a fog known as “sea smoke,” which can take the form of large columns. We’ve certainly been treated to some cold air, and Toronto’s […]
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We’re now familiar with the polar vortex. We’ve become acquainted with frost quakes. Toronto is in the grips of a deep freeze, and it sometimes feels as if above-zero temperatures are things of fantasy, or of the distant and unimaginable past. There is, though, still a whole city out there beyond the chill, even if […]
Each month in the run-up to the municipal election on October 27, Torontoist will profile one of the 64 people who served as Mayor of Toronto—people who shaped the city, displayed colourful personalities, or managed to do both. A pistol blast secured John Powell’s place in Toronto history. Shooting his captor during the Rebellion of […]
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In 2006, the quiet town of Ipswich, England, was turned upside down by the discovery of five dead women. During this time, playwright Alecky Blythe recorded extensive interviews with the nearby residents. Set to music, these audio clips form the script to London Road, a raw piece of theatre illustrating tragedy’s ability to fortify a […]
Okay, so maybe history class wasn’t your favourite in high school, but maybe it could have been if drinks and prizes were involved. In honour of our first prime minister’s 199th birthday, Jeremy Diamond of the Vimy Foundation is challenging everyone to a rousing evening of Sir John A. Macdonald Birthday Trivia. Gather a team […]
With a minimalistic set, some vintage guitars, and a rock n’ roll soundtrack, Deanna Jones takes on the persona of one of music’s most notorious figures. Humourous and introspective, The Keith Richards One Woman Show leads audiences through the highs and lows of the Rolling Stones guitarist’s often ridiculous life.
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.
The recent ice storm knocked the power out for 300,000 customers, and also knocked down a great many trees and branches—just how many, it’s hard to say. Although City staff initially estimated that 20 per cent of Toronto’s tree canopy had been lost, Jason Doyle, director of forestry, says that it’s just too soon to […]
The Toronto Poetry Project kicks off 2014 with the first Toronto Poetry Slam of the year, a three-round open-mic free-verse showdown. Every TPS has a featured guest, and this month it’s Janice Lee: singer-songwriter, artistic director of Kitchener-Waterloo’s Poetry Slam, and winner of the 2013 Region of Waterloo’s Best Arts Mover and Shaker. The slam […]
This winter may already seem long due to the chilly temperatures, but that’s the whole point of the Long Winter series: to get you out of the house and to a warm building packed to the rafters with cool art, music, and more. Long Winter: Year Two, Volume Three has added the Hidden Cameras to […]
Descant Magazine mourns endings and celebrates new beginnings with issue 163, The Brink and the Break. Join contributors George Elliott Clarke, Rocco de Giacomo, Cathy Petch, John Ryan Scrivener, Sharon Overend, and Lori Vos for the launch party, where they will be sharing their works of poetry and fiction on the topics of love, tension, […]