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Sex, Drugs, and Sonnets

How Do I Love Thee? Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs [26 Berkeley Street] Runs to February 22 $35-$40 It’s nice to finally be able to talk to Ken Gass on a happy occasion. Three seasons ago, the legendary director was in the news when he was abruptly fired as artistic head of Factory Theatre—the company he’d […]

From Then to Now: Muddy York Brewing Co. Launches

The launch of a brewery is always a very tense time for the brewer. Years of perfecting and planning finally get put into motion and the beer moves from the safety of a circle of friends and colleagues to the glasses of the general public. The initial reception can tell the brewer several things, like […]

A Case of Comic Anarchy

Accidental Death of an Anarchist Young Centre for the Performing Arts (50 Tank House Lane) Runs to February 21 $29.50-$89 Right now, Soulpepper Theatre‘s Accidental Death of an Anarchist can lay fair claim to being the funniest show in town. Whether it’s also an effective satire of police brutality and corruption is another matter, but […]

Rep Cinema This Week: Timbuktu, Point Break, and Citizenfour

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a masterful Oscar contender about life in jihadist-occupied Timbuktu, a classic crime caper about bank robbers and surfers, and a tense look at the Edward Snowden case.

Spotted: Light and Darkness on Richmond Street

WHERE: John and Richmond. WHEN: Thursday, February 5, 9:30 a.m. WHAT: The week’s deep piling snowfalls make for dramatic scenery in the downtown core as the winter sun paints stark shadows along the narrows of Richmond Street. Spotted features interesting things our readers discover in their journeys across Toronto. If you spot something interesting, send […]

Reel Toronto: Beauty & the Beast — Season One (Part One)

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. For […]

Can’t Bear to Lose You

In unbearable news, Humphrey the polar bear cub will leave the Toronto Zoo next week. The 15-month-old Humphrey, who is officially adorable, drew outsized attention during his stay at the Toronto Zoo. He was at the centre of a controversial naming contest, inspired some uninspiring high-school students to trespass to get a selfie, and was […]

Making Progress

Progress: International Festival of Performance and Ideas The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street West) February 4–15 $15–$30 (Some events are free) On April 25, 2014, while travelling through the eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk, Kiev-based theatre director Pavel Yurov and his friend, artist Denis Grishchuk, were abducted by pro-Russian separatists. Accused of being spies, Yurov […]

Toronto’s RUNT-naissance

It seems Toronto is in the middle of a RUNT-naissance. “For a while I felt like a drag of the past, but I don’t feel that way anymore,” the 54-year-old street artist RUNT told Torontoist during a discussion of his latest projects. They include the cover of the 2015 TTC Ride Guide, a special-edition can […]

I Want Your Job: Amy Rosen, Author of Toronto Cooks

“When you write about food, those are your best stories.” For Amy Rosen, hearing those words from her editors changed her life. About 12 years ago, she switched from focusing on lifestyle trends to writing just about food. Already a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu school in Ottawa, and armed with a graduate degree in […]

Trouble in Mind

The Other Place Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front Street East) Runs to Feb. 8 $30-$99 The terrifying experience of losing one’s mental faculties has been getting a thorough dramatic workout lately. On screen we have Julianne Moore in Still Alice, giving an Oscar-nominated performance as a linguistics professor confronting early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. And on stage, […]

Sound Advice: Eye See You, by Junia-T

A well-known commodity in the Toronto hip-hop scene, Junia-T delivers with Eye See You. You might know Junia-T as one-half of open-mic crowd-pleasers Smash Brovaz. With the release of Eye See You, MC-slash-producer Junia-T reaches a new level of artistic mastery and precision. Production is on point—Junia-T inspires the requisite amount of head-nodding with fresh […]

Then & Now: RPM

The massive club The Guvernment hosted its last event Sunday, as Deadmau5 closed out the joint that propelled his career. But before The Guvernment gave way to the condos that will replace it (predictable, right?) or hosted Coldplay and raves, it was RPM—one of the most important Toronto clubs of its time. Article originally published […]

Of Babies and Boomers

Waiting Room Tarragon Theatre (30 Bridgman Avenue) Runs to Feb. 15 $29-$55 Boom Panasonic Theatre (651 Yonge Street) Runs to Feb. 1 $25-$79 Someone must have declared January to be “medical month” for Toronto theatre. First, the Next Stage Festival gave us Piece by Piece, a drama about strangers who bond while spending time in […]