While the question of whether videogames should be considered art has always been a contentious one, and the subject may have been hashed out within the gaming community in great and terrible detail, from outside that inner sanctum it remains pertinent. The medium has experienced an indie renaissance in the past few years, and as […]
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Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny. Reel Toronto revels in digging up and displaying the films that attempt to mask, hide, or—in rare cases—proudly display our city. And […]
Another week, another YouTube show. Rob and Doug Ford are back for another adventure through the internet’s series of tubes, and who knows what this one will bring. Will Rob awkwardly look off screen? Will Doug stare intently into the camera, as if he were a furious cat? Okay, so we know the answer to […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Most of us know that although Yorkville is now fancy and bursting with boutiques, it was once edgy and bursting with artistic types (Neil Young…Joni Mitchell…). What some people might not know, though, is that some of […]
For only five dollars, any Torontonian can go up to the 13th floor of City Hall’s east tower, fill out a form, and request the mayor’s office records. On Tuesday morning, Brian Kelcey did just that, except he’s not just any Torontonian—he’s mayoral candidate David Soknacki’s campaign manager. The Soknacki campaign filed a freedom of […]
There’s now an easier, more convenient, and more dynamic way to compare different stages in the development of Toronto: thanks to the new Toronto Historical Map viewer, you can zoom in and out of and explore maps produced between 1818 and 1924, and aerial photographs from 1947 and 2012. Over the past few years, Nathan […]
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 in all those classic European scenes: the dashing couple exits a café and zips into the night on their motorized scooters. These little vehicles are continental, easy to manoeuvre through city […]
The boys at Modern Superior aren’t doctors or scientists, but they’ve come up with a sure-fire way to cure arachnophobia. Okay, we can’t verify that claim, but if you come out to Video Vengeance #4: Kingdom of the Spiders, you’re bound to have a great time, despite the film’s horrible, crawly stars. Grab a beverage […]
V-Day Toronto has found thirteen exceptional young women between the ages of 13 and 19 to appear on stage—some in their theatrical debut—for Emotional Creature. Based on Eve Ensler’s book, I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Lives of Girls Around the World, the production is made up of music and spoken-word pieces inspired by […]
The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a raw coming-of-age story set in Brooklyn, a sleazy demonic thriller from Mexico, and Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar-contending space odyssey.
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.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could redo parts of your life with the knowledge you have now? The Open Book Literary Salon is exploring this idea with Advice for Myself, gathering three Torontonian authors—Stacey May Fowles, Brian Francis, and Michael Winter—to talk about what pointers they would give their younger selves. Whether you’re an […]