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The AGO’s Massive Party Struggles to Bring the Heat

In a recent piece in Toronto Life, Jonathan Dekel lauded the Art Gallery of Ontario for its innovative programming and exciting events, writing that under outgoing director and CEO Matthew Teitelbaum “[the museum] has managed not only to survive but to thrive, shedding its reputation as a stuffy institution and emerging as a vibrant hub […]

Sex-ist: Going Deep at the Feminist Porn Awards

Each month, Sex-ist looks at topics relating to sex and sexuality in and around the GTA. “Imagine a woman. She’s blonde, wearing a skintight dress. Breasts the size of watermelons.” Erika Lust is on stage at the Royal Cinema, kicking off the 2015 Feminist Porn Awards. Lust, who looks like a teenaged babysitter in her […]

Public Works: Where (Almost) No Cars Go

Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. There are four neighbourhoods, or barrios, in the heart of Madrid, in which non-local cars are banned. On January 1, 2015, the City went one step further and added two more barrios that […]

The Scary Truth About Tom at the Farm

Tom at the Farm Buddies in Bad Times (12 Alexander Street) Runs to May 10 $27-$37 (Rush tickets $20) If, like most of us living outside Quebec, you’ve only seen Xavier Dolan’s film version of Michel Marc Bouchard’s Tom à la ferme, then you’re in for a treat at Buddies in Bad Times. The theatre’s […]

Historicist: Now That April’s Here

Klieg lights filled the sky above Yonge and Bloor on the evening of June 19, 1958, as the stars of Now That April’s Here, a new film shot in Toronto with an entirely Canadian cast and crew, arrived at the Towne Cinema in a convoy of luxury convertibles. Dressed in black ties and lush gowns […]

Looking for Sex—and a New Production Model

Little Death The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street West) April 17-May 3 $15-$25 For a low-budget indie production in an intimate venue, Daniel Karasik’s Little Death has some big names attached to it. The show, opening this Saturday at the Theatre Centre as part of the RISER Project, boasts an impressive cast that includes Shaw […]

Historicist: Opening Day at Maple Leaf Stadium

The bottom of the ninth inning. Trailing by a score of 5-0, the odds were terrible for a comeback by the hometown team. The rain which delayed the opening of their new ballpark for day lingered as drizzle. Not enough to force a second postponement in a row, but it made a dent in the […]

The Big Five: April 10-12

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five. 1) Spice World Film Screening and Junk Food Extravaganza
 Videofag (187 Augusta Avenue) April 10-11, Various Times Tickets are PWYC, suggested donation is $5. Looking to spice up your weekend? […]

An Illustrated Look at Fake Spring

It’s that time of year again, when the weather enters that purgatorial phase that is not-quite-winter but not-quite-spring. While the end of Fake Spring and the start of Real Spring can be difficult to pin down, Torontoist took an illustrated look at the scenes that accompany the season, and have us wondering what we can […]

Looking Back at 78 Years of Daiter’s Grocery

By mid-afternoon last Thursday, little remained besides a few packages of flatbreads, stacked haphazardly on a table near the coffee maker. After Joel and Stephen Daiter locked the doors of the landmark Jewish deli that bore the family name for the last time, they relaxed with friends at a table near the back of the […]

Historicist: Sidney Furie and A Dangerous Age

“I wanted to start a Canadian film industry,” Sidney Furie told the Canadian Press in January 1962 from his self-imposed exile in England. “But nobody cared. There’s no pattern of distribution and nobody had any money to put up.” As an ambitious young man in 1957, Furie had written a screenplay and scrapped together a […]

Reel Toronto: Suits—Season Three (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. And […]