Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. It’s that time of year, when you remember you still haven’t planned anything for Mother’s Day (shame on you), and the High Park cherry blossoms approach peak bloom. The best day to check out the sakura will […]
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The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a glib but revealing exposé of Scientology, a screening of Kubrick’s sci-fi classic introduced by cinephile favourite Alfonso Cuarón, and Ava DuVernay’s all-too-current portrait of civil rights activism.
“This is a true story,” we’re told at the start of Where Did You Sleep Last Night, Toronto-based poet and critic Lynn Crosbie’s dizzying new book. It’s an equally buoyant and anguished high-concept love story that imagines Kurt Cobain reincarnated into the body of a young amnesiac named Celine Black. Willed back to life by […]
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.
By the mid-1950s, Charles B. Templeton had been Canada’s leading evangelist for 20 years. Impassioned and eloquent at the pulpit, the Torontonian delivered his message with a marketer’s flair, presenting Christianity as the path to achieving happiness—an approach that had great appeal for the broad masses. His audiences regularly numbered in the tens of thousands; […]
A lot happens in the course of a workweek. Here’s a look back at the top stories from the past five days that you might have missed, or might care to revisit. Your Guide to Jane’s Walk 2015 Interest in devising free walking tours across all corners of the city has grown so that, in […]
Every week, Toronto is filled with Heroes and Villains. These are their stories.
Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five. CONTACT 2015 Launch Party Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (952 Queen St. W.) May 1, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Free. CONTACT 2015 kicks off with opening receptions for “Part […]
A diamond in the rough, a needle in a haystack, whatever cliché you use to colour the search for heavy music in Canadian Music Week, the festival could use a little more aggression. Not that there’s any reason for that — from Cursed to No Warning, Fuck the Facts to a world-renowned death metal scene, […]
Creditors The Coal Mine Theatre (798 Danforth Avenue) Runs to May 17 $15 – $30 In its first season, the Coal Mine Theatre has been more like a torture chamber. The new indie company, located in the basement of the Magic Oven pizzeria on the Danforth, has shown a decided preference for plays about agonizing […]
SheDot Comedy Festival Various venues and times April 31 – May 3 FREE-$35 Things Black Girls Say (Album Taping) Comedy Bar (Cabaret Space) (945 Bloor Street West) Sunday May 3, 7 p.m. $10 We at Torontoist have been fans of stand-up comic Zabrina Chevannes for a while now; we included her in our Local Ladies […]
Inherent Weisse is our biweekly guide to beer news and reviews you can use. Spring is here, a-spa-ring is here! Life is skittles, and life is beer! It’s finally happening, folks. The cold is (mostly) gone for good and we can start cautiously thinking about replacing our coats with light sweaters and heading out to […]
In 1973, Claude Lanzmann accepted a commission to make a documentary about the Holocaust from the perspective of the Jews. When it was finally released 12 years later, it had become the definitive cinematic account of the Final Solution: a nine-and-a-half-hour meditation on the Holocaust in which Lanzmann visited the death camps, interviewed survivors, Nazis, […]
Filmmaker Parvez Sharma is nervous. His film, A Sinner in Mecca, is making its sold-out North American premiere at the Hot Docs Festival. There are the usual worries a filmmaker has: how the film will be received and what it will look like on a big screen. However, Sharma has the added stress of having […]
“Jane Jacobs called Toronto home, and so do we,” begins the Toronto page for Jane’s Walk. “Here, in our city of many distinct neighbourhoods and diverse cultures, we keep her legacy alive by walking together.” Interest in devising free walking tours across all corners of the city has grown so that, in the event’s ninth […]