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Scene: Pop-Up Cat Café

WHERE: 73 Harbord Street WHEN: Sunday, June 8, noon WHAT: A pop-up cat café brought to you by the people behind Pet Me Meow. The event ran only from June 6 to June 8, but if you missed it and blame yourself very much for having missed it, you’ll have the opportunity to “play games, […]

Naked Girls Reading: Mysterious Mysteries

Naked Girls Reading has found a new way to make stories more titillating. How? You guessed it: by having naked girls read excerpts in front of live audiences. This month’s edition—Mysterious Mysteries—will have pretty ladies presenting all sorts of dark, twisted tales and whodunnits.

Murder at the ROM: Father’s Day Edition

You know what they say: families that investigate together, stay together. Bring your dad out for a fun-filled afternoon of sleuthing at Murder at the ROM. Follow a trail of clues through the museum, and try to solve a mystery wrapped in greed, lust, and revenge. Once you’ve finished, take some time to peruse the […]

Late Night Orchestra: Shostakovich Symphony 5

Late nights don’t always have to involve stumbling around in too-high heels, or frequenting packed poutineries. Inject a little culture into your Saturday with a Late Night Orchestra performance. Join the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as they launch into Shostakovich’s Symphony 5, arguably his most popular work. American composer Mason Bates will also debut his new […]

Bent Lens: Pride on Screen

Every part of our city will be drenched in WorldPride this summer, including the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Bent Lens: Pride on Screen comprises nearly two months of screenings, exhibits, and speaking engagements that reflect the broadness of our LGBT community. Check out films under the stars in David Pecaut Square, take in a conversation with […]

Lederhosen Lucil’s Guten Tag Gemini

It’s been a long while since Torontonians have seen a Lederhosen Lucil show. Krista Muir hung up the blonde wig in 2007 to record and perform under her own name, as opposed to the effervescent Bavarian pop princess personality. But Lucil is back with a new show, Guten Tag Gemini; after the set, the Pet […]

Historicist: Torontolympiad ’76

“We hope to show that it is ability and not disability that really counts,” observed Dr. Robert Jackson during the early preparations for the 1976 Olympiad for the Physically Disabled. “Once an employer realizes an athlete can race a mile in a wheelchair in just over six minutes he is more willing to accept that […]

Scene: Rainbow Crosswalks

WHERE: Church and Isabella; Church and Alexander WHEN: Thursday, June 5, 6:30 p.m. WHAT: Rainbow crosswalks installed in the Village in honour in WorldPride 2014. The vibrantly coloured crosswalks can be found at the intersections at Church and Alexander, and Church and Isabella, and they’ll be sticking around after official Pride celebrations wind down at […]

Terminal A Lives On

As one of the few surviving airport terminals of its vintage, Terminal A at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is overdue for some respect. Earlier this week, it was announced that the 75-year-old structure at Hanlan’s Point will be converted into a multi-purpose public space housing an art gallery, aviation museum, and restaurant. Designated by […]

Field Trip 2014

Possibly Toronto’s most anticipated outdoor show this year, Field Trip 2014, happens over two days and features an array of local music acts and affiliates of Broken Social Scene and their label, Arts & Crafts. Saturday’s show kicks off just after 2 p.m. with Maylee Todd and runs through acts like Austra and Shad before […]

Vandalist: 3D

BY: Unknown LOCATION: Kensington Market PHOTO BY: Chris Orbz FIELD NOTES: We’re kind of amazed by this. At first glance, it looks like a regular—if particularly well-rendered—piece. But a closer inspection reveals that these letters are actually three-dimensional. Someone took the time to make a tag sculpture! Nicely done! Once a week, Vandalist features some […]

No Subway Service on the Downtown “U” This Weekend

Another weekend, another subway closure. The TTC will once again be upgrading its 60-year-old signal system, meaning that the subway will be shut down from Bloor to Union to St. George stations (the “U”). (And we will once again be reminding ourselves that this is a Very Good Thing and that we should be patient […]

Luminato 2014 Preview

It’s early June, and in Toronto that means one thing: schedules just got a lot tighter. On top of patio dates, intramural games, enjoying novels in the park, and all of your friends’ weddings, you’ve also got many of Toronto’s beloved arts festivals begging for your precious summer hours. Among them is the Luminato Festival: […]

Lemon Bucket Orkestra in St. James Park

Even though it’s June, we still can’t stop talking about how awful winter was. To make up for it, we should spend as much time outdoors as possible this summer. Kick off three months of (hopefully) beautiful weather with a free performance by the Juno-nominated 16-piece folk group Lemon Bucket Orkestra in St. James Park.

Learn to Write Creative Non-Fiction

Have a ton of ideas but need some help tapping into them? Join local author Donna Kakonge for her workshop Learn to Write Creative Non-Fiction, in partnership with the Toronto Public Library. Take part in discussions, listen to readings, and learn how to craft a well-written story with exercises aimed at unlocking your creativity.

Growing Great Parks

Park People was founded in 2011 to “stand up for Toronto parks.” It’s hoping that voters and current and prospective councillors will also make the city’s parks a priority: although council approved a five-year parks plan in 2014, no new funding for parks plan initiatives was included the 2014 operating budget, and the repair backlog […]

Scene: Up Close and Personal With the New TTC Streetcar

WHERE: TTC’s Hillcrest Complex (1138 Bathurst Street) to Bathurst Station and back WHEN: Wednesday, June 4, 11 a.m. WHAT: A ride with TTC board members and city councillors on one of the TTC’s new streetcars. The new low-floor light rail vehicles (LFLRV) will be twice as long as the ones we’re used to now and […]