My Scientology Movie Director: John Dower, UK, 100 min Screenings Sunday, May 8, 6:15 p.m. TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St. West) There have been enough exposés of Scientology over the last few years (most notably Alex Gibney’s recent HBO doc based on Lawrence Wright’s non-fiction account Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of […]
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This year marks the centennial of Jane Jacobs’s birth, and the ninth year of Jane’s Walks. From a start of just a few dozen strolls through Toronto, Jane’s Walk has grown into a global phenomenon, with walks taking place on every continent—except Antarctica (though penguins may organize a walk next year). With more than 200 […]
In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. This morning’s Front Page Challenge is that rare thing: all five of Toronto’s daily papers feature the same photo op on the cover, a historic meeting between Canadian and British royalty heralding the launch of the countdown to a major sporting […]
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.
Last night, at the Great Hall on Queen and Ossington, the Ontario Brewing Awards (OBA) was held. The OBAs, put on by Thirst for Knowledge owner and founder of the Prud’homme Beer Certification Program Roger Mittag, is a celebration of the best beers Ontario has to offer. With breweries entering in accordance to style, the […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The Under Gardiner Project opened voting to the public today to name the barren and very sad 1.75 kilometre stretch of land between Spadina and Strachan. The naming process started with people sending in suggestions, and then […]
At Hot Docs: a buoyant portrait of burlesque performers in their the heyday, a gorgeous experimental concert film featuring David Byrne and North America’s best colour guard teams, and a gripping animated procedural about the University of Texas campus shooting of 1966.
Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. One man reaches up towards the large wooden log—big enough to crush him—and braces himself against the trestle. Another man stands high on top, directing the log with just a rope, pulling it up to build the next tie on a railroad. This […]
The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto this week. At rep cinemas this week: Quentin Tarantino’s blood-soaked debut, a New England folktale about teen witchcraft, and an absurdist romantic comedy about a man destined to become a lobster.
In the early decades of the 20th century, professional ice hockey leagues were still struggling to establish themselves, as many Canadians felt hockey should remain an amateur affair. “Newspapers were accustomed to giving amateur games the major play,” writes Bruce Kidd in his 1996 book The Struggle for Canadian Sport. “The notion lingered in many […]
This past Saturday, vinyl-heads around the world could be found sifting through bins of discounted records for Record Store Day 2016. Toronto’s record stores celebrated the annual event with a combination of in-store sales and performances. In a year that saw a 22-year high in the sale of vinyl records (that’s a total revenue of […]
If/Then Princess of Wales Theatre (300 King Street West) Runs to May 8 Tickets: $35 – $130 Das Ding (The Thing) Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street) Runs to May 1 Tickets: $24 – $53 What if? What if Rent author Jonathan Larson hadn’t died prematurely in 1996 and had gone on to write a […]
On a sunny Saturday morning, customers walk into a bright loft space, where rows of jars with tea leaves, herbs, and dried fruits decorate the wall. The tea shop is lit up by morning sun and smells of various spices as the owners, Tariq Al Barwani and Mohammed Binyahya, carefully prepare hot drinks with each […]
In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. This week’s Front Page Challenge finds the Toronto Raptors on the cover of four out of Toronto’s five daily papers, proof that playoff fever is sweeping the city. But which paper captures the magic best? And which paper shamefully ignores our […]
Scene of collapse pic.twitter.com/OU6CUy1d4W — Louis (@4one6ix) April 18, 2016 Four people have been rescued and at least three people reportedly sustained serious injuries after scaffolding crashed to the ground at a construction site near Bathurst and Eglinton.
It’s hard to believe that it was only as recent as late 2014 when the announcement of an on-site nanobrewery at the renowned Habits Gastropub at 928 College Street was underway. Brewers Christina Coady and Chris Conway, both with extensive homebrewing experience, were invited by Habits owners Michelle Genttner and Chef Luis Martins to produce […]
Toronto is used to getting accolades for its hip and culturally diverse food scene. After all, Conde Naste Traveler magazine recently dubbed Toronto one of the top 15 food destinations in the world, praising its “magnetic, multicultural vibe.” That sounds lovely, but for most people in Toronto, food is a necessity–not a luxury item–and depending […]