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Nerd Girl Burlesque’s Clue

The Nerd Girl Burlesque company is presenting a special edition of its Tassels and Tabletop series, this one based on the ever-popular board game Clue. A gruff detective (played here by The Canadian Wolfman) will investigate a murder most foul, and the suspects, including Delicia Pastiche, Miss Helvetica Bold, and Titus Androngynous, will have their […]

Toronto Fringe Festival 2014: Highlights and Lowlights

This year’s Toronto Fringe Festival shattered box office records, and had greater than usual critical success, too. While there wasn’t one clear breakout hit that surpassed all others, by the festival’s end, more than a dozen shows had sold out their runs, and we were gratified to see five of the seven shows selected for […]

Singular Sensation’s 2014 BackDora Awards

The second annual BackDora Awards, a play on TAPA’s mainstream theatre Dora Awards, celebrate Toronto’s indie cabaret and musical theatre community, many representatives of which gather on a weekly basis at Statler’s Piano Bar for cabaret night Singular Sensation. This year, the recently concluded Toronto Fringe Festival is presenting a special section of awards in […]

Best of Fringe 2014

With so many sold-out shows at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival, there were plenty of people who didn’t get to see many of Torontoist‘s top picks. Not to worry: as they have for several years now, the Toronto Centre for the Arts is presenting Best of Fringe, a two-week additional run for some of the […]

Duly Quoted: Former CBC Board Members on the Broadcaster’s Future

“We believe that with the most recent cuts, the mandate of the CBC is in peril. To suggest that replacing a capacity to produce with social media is dodging the issue; to eliminate the creative potential of the CBC is to sacrifice one of its raisons d’être.” -Nine former members of CBC/Radio-Canada’s board of directors, […]

Say Hello to the Polaris Prize Short List

Earlier this morning, a handful of Canadian artists discovered they’d made the short list for the 2014 Polaris prize, which celebrates creativity and excellence in our nation’s music. Pared down from the 41-album long list, the 10-album shortlist features some names that have made the cut before—only Mac DeMarco, Jessy Lanza and Tanya Tagaq are […]

Connecting Toronto One Park at a Time

There are certain corners of Toronto that act as incubators for urban design—sites such as the Davenport hydro corridor, which inspire activists and community members to imagine new development opportunities. The corridor is the focus of the Green Line initiative, which is bringing together non-governmental organizations and members of the public to help create a […]

Public Works: Fighting Floods With DIY Rain Gardens

Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. It’s one of Toronto’s newer traditions that each summer we get a smack of Old Testament rain that washes over roads, fills up parking lots, and saturates lawns. It floods our storm sewers […]

Summer Market Party at The Farm Lot

Not sure what to make for dinner tonight? Consider hitting up The Farm Lot’s Summer Market Party on your way home. Vendors will be on hand in the urban garden at 369 King Street West with locally sourced food and drink, from berries to beer. You might be so enamoured of the green oasis in […]

Finding New Homes for the Tenants Above Jilly’s

Performers at Jilly’s put on one last show Sunday night before the infamous Queen Street East strip club closed down for good. The remaining 13 tenants of the New Broadview Hotel above are vacating the building, too—by fall, they’ll be in new homes. The new owner of the property, Streetcar Developments, has partnered with the […]

Scene: SlutWalk 2014

PHOTOS BY: Elsie Nisonen, from the Torontoist Flickr pool WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square WHEN: Saturday, July 12, 3 p.m. WHAT: SlutWalk Toronto 2014, the third instalment of what is now an annual event—one that came into being after a Toronto police representative commented, in 2011, that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not […]