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Extra, Extra: National Canadian Film Day, Trustee Sam Gets Litigious, and Remembering Jonathan Jenkins

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Today is the first annual National Canadian Film Day—which means you should probably give thanks for the Canadian movies that have enriched your lives and celebrate by picking up two Canadian film rentals free of charge at […]

John Tory Plays Twister

John Tory wants you to know he’s serious about this city’s transit system. If you’re willing to listen, he’ll happily tell you that we need to move beyond the politics of division and go not left, not right, but forward, toward a congestion-free city. And he will tell you that he’s the only candidate seriously […]

Battle of the Festivals

Canadian Music Week kicks off May 6, and for the first time in 32 years, the weeklong festival isn’t being held in the middle of winter. Also for the first time, the festival will be competing directly with North by Northeast, the bigger, arguably hipper Toronto festival that draws iconic performers such as Iggy Pop […]

Hot Docs 2014: On Aging

Now in its 21st year, Hot Docs is North America’s largest film festival dedicated to the art of nonfiction filmmaking. Those seeking a path through the festival’s massive program of nearly 200 documentaries may do well to focus on some major recurring themes. The following is a primer on some of the festival’s strongest offerings […]

Public Works: Public Space for Play, Learning, and Wonder

Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. “Here: take a moment. This space is an experiment. It’s a disruption in the everyday stream, a place for something unexpected to happen …” What is that? Twilight Zone opening? Don Draper ad […]

Duly Quoted: City CFO Robert Rossini on Money-Saving Mayors

“They both saved billions.” -The City’s chief financial officer, Robert Rossini, responding to a question about who saved more more—Mayor David Miller or Mayor Rob Ford. The City has released a new 15-page budget document intended to address the confusion and controversy surrounding Ford’s “billion-dollar savings” claim. (Rossini refers to this 15-page document as “the […]

Bidding Opens on Toronto’s Street Signs

The City of Toronto’s decommissioned street sign auction is now up and running. As of right now, you can visit the Platinum Liquidations Inc. website and browse through photos of street signs that have been retired after providing wayfinding service to our city. There are blue signs and white ones (and even a green one […]

Worn Fashion Journal‘s Secondhand Prom

Was your high-school prom a nightmare or a dream come true? Whether you’d like a do-over or want to relive the magic, WORN Fashion Journal can make it happen. To mark the launch of The WORN Archive—a collection of the mag’s best published content since its inception—it’s hosting a Secondhand Prom. Wear whatever prom-esque attire […]

Free Intro to Bellydance Workshop

We all know that Shakira’s hips don’t lie, but how exactly does she get them to move that way? Find out by taking a Free Intro to Bellydance Workshop at the Arabesque Academy. Founder and renowned dancer Yasmina Ramzy will take you through the fundamentals of bellydance and folklore performance. No experience is necessary: just […]

Scene: The Blessing of the Bikes

WHERE: Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (427 Bloor Street West) WHEN: Sunday, April 27, noon–1 p.m. WHAT: The fifth annual Blessing of the Bikes, hosted by Trinity–St. Paul’s United Church. Each year, Trinity–St. Paul’s hosts this service to “celebrate another season of healthy human-powered transportation and to recognize cycling as a part of living ethic of sustainability.” […]

ProfTalks Lectures

How much new information can you cram into your brain in one day? If you’re up for a challenge, register for ProfTalks Lectures at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. There, a bounty of well-educated professionals will gather to lecture on everything from literature to economics to music to science. Speakers include Dr. Joe Schwarcz (McGill […]

Spring Awakening

Your green thumb has been suffocating inside your mitten all winter, but now it’s time to put it in some dirt! Get into the gardening gear with the Spring Awakening workshop hosted by the Toronto Public Library. Join Toronto Master Gardener Elizabeth Stewart for an overview of mulching, pruning, and transplanting for everything from veggie […]

Friday Night Live: Party of the Century

The Royal Ontario Museum is kicking off its 100th anniversary by relaunching its popular Friday Night Live series, with a Party of the Century, featuring musical performances by Buck 65, Maestro Fresh Wes, and Tanika Charles; a dozen different gourmet caterers, including City Gourmet and Randy’s Roti; and special gallery programming, like 15-minute tours of […]