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Historicist: From Sunday School Teacher to Victoria Cross Recipient

With one engine gone and a wing shredded by anti-aircraft fire after an engagement with a German submarine in June 1944, Flight Lieutenant David E. Hornell crash-landed his Canso flying boat in the North Atlantic hundreds of kilometres from land, somewhere between Iceland and Norway. Forced to abandon the burning wreckage as it sank, the […]

Reel Toronto: RoboCop

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. Hollywood […]

Field Trip Shows the City More Festival Love

Last year’s Field Trip was Canadian indie label Arts & Crafts’ 10th anniversary bash, and it featured a reunited Broken Social Scene playing their fan-favourite album, You Forgot It in People. And it achieved brilliance on its first try: the food, the music, the lineups—it was all pretty much perfect. This year, though, American company […]

NXNE 2014 Preview: Pop and Rock

For our 2014 pop and rock ‘n roll picks, the lion’s share are playing the festival’s larger venues, like Yonge & Dundas Square (as part of a free concert series that’s proved immensely popular) and the newly rebranded Sennheiser Room at Massey Hall. There will still (of course) be plenty of terrific acts playing smaller […]

The God That Comes Is Intoxicatingly Good

First things first: the Tarragon Theatre mainspace is now licensed. That means that during its current production, The God That Comes, starring Hawksley Workman—which has set up the space like a dark, sultry 1930s cabaret with crystal chandeliers, long white tablecloths, and deep crimson curtains—you can sip a glass of red while one of Canada’s […]

Public Works: Getting Paid to Bike to Work

Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. France is getting serious about bicycle commuting. Last week, the French government kicked off a six-month pilot project that involves paying people 25 Euro cents per kilometre to bike to work. Twenty French […]

Extra, Extra: Unexpected Hammocks, $7-Billion Trees, and Failing Grades for Endorsements

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. There were seed bombs, and unexpected Queen Street hammocks, and large-scale, community-produced art works. There were many things, and events, and activities associated with the 100 in 1 Day festival. It’s the first time the festival has […]

Field Trip 2014

Possibly Toronto’s most anticipated outdoor show this year, Field Trip 2014, happens over two days and features an array of local music acts and affiliates of Broken Social Scene and their label, Arts & Crafts. Saturday’s show kicks off just after 2 p.m. with Maylee Todd and runs through acts like Austra and Shad before […]

I Want Your Job: Corry Ouellette, Farmers’ Market Co-ordinator

If you’ve never visited the Sorauren Farmers’ Market, picture crowds of people choosing between bushels of apples, leafy greens, fragrant baked goods, and juicy-looking meats. Live music mingles with the sound of toddlers laughing; in the distance, evening soccer games have begun. The market can be overwhelming, but Corry Ouellette and her dedicated band of […]

Dead Metaphor: Foul Mouths, Weak Characters

The dead metaphor in George F. Walker’s Dead Metaphor is the term “freelancer.” As government bureaucrat Oliver Denny explains, it originally referred to a knight in the joust who didn’t belong to any particular family or military—a free lancer. For those without a full-time employer (and there seem to be more and more of them […]

Wacken Metal Battle Canada Finals

Heads have been banged, guitars thrashed, blood and sweat spilled, and now five bands are prepared to meet their fate at the Wacken Metal Battle Canada Finals. Skull Fist is the guest headliner at this show, which will see performances from contenders My Hollow, Neck of the Woods, Burning the Day, Exit Strategy, and Mutank. […]

Historicist: Taking the Plunge

On the afternoon of June 21, 1898, some of the city’s most prominent businessmen, civic leaders, and their wives crowded Geddes Wharf at the foot of Bay Street, waiting to board the steamer White Star. All were invited by the Bertram Engine Works Company to observe the official launch of the Toronto, a palatial lake […]

Reel Toronto: Suits – Season Two (Part Two)

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. Suits […]

What a Progressive Conservative Win Would Mean for Toronto

Ontarians will cast their election ballots on June 12. Recent polls suggest that this time around, the Progressive Conservatives have a decent shot at winning at least a plurality of seats. If they were to emerge victorious, what consequences would there be for Toronto? Before predicting how Toronto would fare under a PC regime, consider […]