Enjoy Christmas by Lamplight this year, courtesy of Black Creek Pioneer Village. Travel back to the Victorian era and delight in the food, dance, decor, and music of the times. Since it wouldn’t really be Christmas without Santa Claus, the jolly old man himself will also be on site for photo opportunities. Please note that […]
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There have been animals at High Park since 1893, when a group of deer was invited to take up residence there. Those deer set a trend, because the High Park Zoo now features a whole lot of creatures—including bison, llamas, wallabies, and capybaras (the noble giant guinea pigs of the animal kingdom)—who are visited by […]
If you’re like the vast majority of TTC riders, you’re at best vaguely aware that every one of the TTC’s subway cars has a four-digit identification number printed on its side in red numerals. Tyler James is not like most riders, and that’s why he spent November trying to get the TTC to peel the […]
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.
At the turn of the 20th century the state of Toronto’s milk supply was abysmal, leaving the populace susceptible to milk-borne illnesses such as diphtheria, typhoid, tuberculosis, and scarlet fever. As early as the 1880s, city officials inspecting local farms and dairies found cattle crowded into filthy barns, feeding on by-products from distilleries instead of […]
New theatre group Company Kid Logic is bringing Saskatoon playwright Rob van Meenen’s new play Repetitive Strain Injury to Toronto for its world premiere. The dark comedy, about a group of thirtysomethings who get tangled together in love and lust, features a cast drawn from across Canada with a fair amount of TV credits, including […]
Now that Rob Ford has been forced to admit what he can no longer deny, the biggest lie in Toronto comes from the friendly folk at Porter Airlines. “Sale Ends Tomorrow!” my email proclaims at regular intervals. But it never does. The end of one seat sale at Porter is inevitably the beginning of another. […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Want to get your hands on some “substandard and potentially hazardous” Viagra? You might be out of luck—as part of an investigation involving the smuggling and sale of counterfeit merchandise, Toronto police have just seized $6.5 million worth […]
Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage is justifiably one of the most buzzworthy plays of the past decade, a status it attained partly as a result of an acclaimed production on Broadway starring James Gandolfini and Jeff Daniels—and the 2011 Roman Polanski film adaptation. But besides star power and Reza’s intricate writing, its popularity can also […]
The Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture and Carlos Bulosan Theatre join forces to help out those affected by Typhoons Haiyan and Yolanda. #ProjectLiftPH is one part auction, one part concert, and altogether a fun night to raise money for a good cause. Hosted by Sarah Taylor, the bill includes performances from MALOO (Maylee […]
What happens when your common household plant develops a taste for blood? Well, naturally it turns into a feisty, R&B-singing beast vying for global domination. Or at least that’s what happens in the cult classic sci-fi spoof, Little Shop of Horrors. Check out this off-Broadway hit at the Lower Ossington Theatre during its three week […]
BY: Spud and DMC LOCATION: Peperonata Lane PHOTO BY: Bella Manu FIELD NOTES: Extra, extra! Giant Lego Man decapitated, head left on display in back alley! What is Toronto coming to?! What monstrous beasts would do such a thing?! On the upside, once we find his torso, we’ll have no problem snapping him back together. […]
Subway service will be suspended on Saturday, November 30, and Sunday, December 1, while the TTC completes track work between Victoria Park and Kennedy stations. A shuttle bus service will be picking up the slack, and is scheduled to run every 3-4 minutes between the stations. Wheel-Trans buses will be available for those who need […]