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CMW 2014 Preview: Film and Comedy

While CMW is predominantly a music festival, it also offers a program of comedy and film that may not be extensive, but can be counted on for a handful of gems. Here’s a look at some of the notable events worth seeking out over the course of the week. Kenny vs. Spenny When: Tuesday, May […]

CMW 2014 Preview: Metal, Punk, and Hardcore

Canadian Music Week has never been renowned for its programming when it comes to aggressive music. While clubs and bars, huge venues, and tiny holes in the wall fill to the brim with DJs, indie rock outfits, and electro-pop groups, the metal and punk representation tends to be on the thin side. Despite the fact […]

CMW 2014 Preview: Hip Hop

Some of the biggest names and talents at this year’s CMW are hip-hop artists. As well as the marquee names, there are plenty of other notable local emcees and groups performing, and some international artists that also warrant attention. Here are some of the hip-hop acts that can be expected to make their mark at […]

Televisualist: Beep, Beep, Beep, Beep

Each week, Torontoist examines the upcoming TV listings and makes note of programs that are entertaining, informative, and of quality. Or, alternately, none of those. The result: Televisualist.

Historicist: Explorations at the Vanguard of Communications Studies

In the 1950s, anthropologist Edmund Carpenter, English professor Marshall McLuhan, and others were at the centre of an innovative working group at the University of Toronto investigating modes and media of communication from a variety of academic perspectives. The establishment of the journal Explorations: Studies in Culture and Communication in 1953 provided an outlet for […]

A God in Need of Help Gets Some From Its Friends

We’re nearing the end of Tarragon Theatre‘s 2013/2014 season, and it appears we’ve also arrived at the final stage of its theme: love, loss, wine, and the gods. But that doesn’t mean the Tarragon, which has seen some major hits this year in Lungs, The Double, and The Ugly One, is phoning it in. Sean […]

Reel Toronto: Switching Channels

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 […]

Hot Docs 2014: Artists at Work

Now in its 21st year, Hot Docs is North America’s largest film festival dedicated to the art of nonfiction filmmaking. Those seeking a path through the festival’s massive program of nearly 200 documentaries may do well to focus on some major recurring themes. The following is a primer on some of the festival’s strongest offerings […]

Reclaiming Toronto’s Waterfront

Scene: Toronto in the year 2114. Most of the Gardiner Expressway has been removed, leaving behind a few stumps. The neighbouring former rail corridor has been transformed into an extensive park system that’s the perfect place for an afternoon stroll—unless you prefer a walk by the water, in which case you could take a turn […]

Google Street View Reveals Toronto’s Past

Thanks to a new feature from Google Street View, users will soon be able to explore images showing how Toronto has changed since 2007. Within the next 24 hours, Google will be giving users access to its photo archives, which date back to Street View’s original launch seven years ago. The new feature took off […]