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Sound Advice: Stigmata, by Tre Mission

After wearing the hell out of the “next big thing,” 22-year-old Tre Mission drops a full-length project, Stigmata, which follows his well-received debut, last year’s Malmaison. Mission spent time overseas, immersing himself in the U.K. grime scene—peep at his YouTube vids for his freestyle skills—and the end result is his overall vibe and flow is […]

Stratford Festival Roundup: We’re Crazy in Love With These Shows

Only about two hours away from Toronto, madness is infiltrating the town of Stratford, Ontario—but fortunately, it’s the kind that produces delightful results. Stratford Festival artistic director Antoni Cimolino has designed this year’s season around the theme “Madness: Minds Pushed to the Edge,” and explores it through everything from jukebox musicals to Shakespearean tragedies. And […]

Rob Ford Says City Hall Is Target of Bomb Threat

An email received by Doug Ford’s office last night states that unless the mayor and his brother leave City Hall within 12 or 24 hours (both timelines are provided), “City Hall will blow.” The sender claims already to have “already set up explosives around” and writes, “since you guys been back, it’s been chaos.” The […]

Protesters Halt Work at Enbridge Pipeline Site in North Toronto

A group of protesters at Dufferin Street and Finch Avenue West is obstructing work on an Enbridge pipeline that’s part of the Calgary-based energy giant’s controversial Line 9 project. The protest is one of several recent demonstrations in the GTA against Line 9 (which include actions in Etobicoke and Burlington). Police have told The Canadian […]

Historicist: Mixed Media

Befuddled by the display of modern abstract art at the Ontario Society of Artists’ 90th annual exhibition in the spring of 1962, an angry letter-writer under the pen name of “Disillusioned” wrote to the Star (April 30, 1962). “I thought I would be able to determine good from bad and at least understand the paintings,” […]

Forty Years of Heritage Preservation Wins and Losses

What is the historical value of a building—does it lie in its architectural style, or in the historical events that have taken place within its walls, or merely in the sentiment it inspires? How we answer those questions may determine how successfully we’re able to preserve Toronto’s past—a recurring notion at Wednesday night’s panel discussion […]

Vandalist: A Concrete Idea

BY: Unknown LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: George Welcher FIELD NOTES: It’s hard to tell if the painting on the concrete block is a creative extension of the mural in the background. But whatever the case, we appreciate the use of some of our bleakest, most ignored street structures as a canvas. This particular piece demonstrates […]

TIFF Celebrates Maverick Filmmaker Robert Altman With New Retrospective

There’s a moment in the 2002 Academy Award telecast where the camera pans across the crowd during a standing ovation for the freshly minted Best Director winner Ron Howard and finds, standing in the aisle together with conspiratorial grins on their faces, none other than David Lynch and Robert Altman, a pair of high-profile losers […]

Reel Toronto: The Vow

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. The […]

What the SummerWorks Festival’s All About

It’s early August, and we’ve all had our fill of Jays games and beach days, right? (Maybe not.) But anyone with their leisure time properly scheduled has a few spots open for the SummerWorks Performance Festival—because who doesn’t want to see Canada’s best artists at their riskiest and wildest? From the theatre series, to the […]

TIFF 2014 Midnight Madness and Vanguard Titles Revealed

The Toronto International Film Festival pulled back the curtain on more of this year’s schedule yesterday, announcing titles from the popular Midnight Madness and Vanguard programs, as well as the lineups for the Documentary and Masters series. For this year’s fest, both Midnight Madness and Vanguard welcome back some of TIFF’s most notorious alumni, who […]

TIFF 2014 Unveils Documentary and Masters Programs

Following its announcement last week of this year’s galas and special presentations, the Toronto International Film Festival came out swinging this morning with a list of new titles, unveiling its TIFF Docs and Masters slates as well as the fan favourite Midnight Madness and Vanguard programs. The documentary and Masters lineups feature appearances from well-known […]

Public Works: Choosing the (Maybe Slightly Longer But) Scenic Route

Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. When was the last time you planned a journey, long or short, without the help of a GPS, Google Maps, or some other automatic route selector? Route-planning has never been easier thanks to […]

A Who’s Who of Toronto Wildlife

Torontonians encounter wildlife every day. Pigeons and gulls, chipmunks and squirrels, skunks and raccoons, deer and now even coyotes are common sights for downtowners and suburbanites alike. But the city is home to hundreds more creatures—ones you may have spotted but can’t name, ones you’ve heard of but didn’t know were here, and many you […]

Reel Toronto: Hannibal — Season 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. We’re […]

TIFF Unveils Its First Slate of Films

Taking the stage of the largest cinema at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this morning, just over a month before showtime, Toronto International Film Festival CEO and director Piers Handling and artistic director Cameron Bailey announced a small selection of titles to be featured at the 39th edition of TIFF. As always, the opening press conference […]