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Rep Cinema This Week: Gimme Shelter, Night Moves, and The Immigrant

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: one of the great rock documentaries, about the Rolling Stones’ fateful Altamont show in 1969, a thriller about Oregon eco-terrorists, and an old-fashioned melodrama about an immigrant navigating 1920s New York City.

FKA twigs, with P. Morris

British trip-hop musician and dancer FKA twigs is making her Canadian debut at the Danforth Music Hall, with opening act P. Morris. The mid-20s twigs is still relatively unknown on this side of the Atlantic, but the British press is raving about her and her LP1 is out next week, so this could be your […]

Historicist: Dr. Barnardo’s Children

Born in Dublin in 1845, Thomas Barnardo converted to evangelical Christianity as a teenager and soon developed an urge to perform missionary work in China. Like many of his era, Barnardo saw medicine as a means of administering charity and advancing his religious beliefs, and thus he relocated to London to train as a doctor. […]

Say Goodbye to the Inglis Sign and Its Inspirational Quotes

The at-least-somewhat-iconic Inglis sign is no more. It’s been stationed by the side of the Gardiner Expressway since 1975, flashing affirming messages to drivers, but it was removed earlier this week. Appliance manufacturer Inglis—founded in 1881 and once located on Strachan Avenue—was taken over by Whirlpool in 1987, and when the company’s contract with advertising […]

Vandalist: Power Up

BY: Unknown LOCATION: Brock Avenue between College Street and Dundas Street West PHOTO BY: Jonathon Rivait FIELD NOTES: Imagine if our streets were like Mario Kart—if while driving or cycling we could pick up power-ups that put us ahead and put our annoying fellow road-users behind. We could capture stars to make ourselves invincible (and […]

Like Torontoist? Love Words? Come Join Us!

You already read us. You love Toronto. And you have a way with syntax and em dashes. Clearly, you should become our newest copy editor, and help keep our contributors’ fine content in fine shape. It is fun, it pays (very modestly!), and it is a core position, essential to keeping us at our best. […]

Extra, Extra: Vote Ford for Mayor, a Big New Landlord, and Toronto Millionaires

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. “He understands that his job is to keep Toronto running well and doesn’t aspire to representing Toronto on the world stage or areas that are the rightful purview of the provincial and federal government such as youth […]

Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing

You and your friends probably don’t sit around reading excerpts from classic novels and poems to each other. But everyone enjoys a good trainwreck! (Isn’t that why the internet exists?) This is the thought behind Sara Bynoe’s Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing. Kick back and let engaging readers take you through the most […]