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Understanding Metrolinx

Transit often seems to be the all-consuming issue in Toronto. It’s impossible to live here without griping about the lines we haven’t built, our inability to pay for new transit, and how annoying it is to wait forever for a streetcar and then have three show up at the same time. But wait! We have […]

The Great Halloween Roundup 2014

For some of us, Halloween is not one day, but a month-long festivity. Since we’d hate for you to miss a moment of the action, we’ve compiled some of the best film screenings, ghost walks, parties, and general hallowed awesomeness that’s going on in our city. Whether gore and guts are part of your daily […]

What We Loved (and Didn’t Love) at Nuit Blanche 2014

This past Saturday night saw the ninth annual Nuit Blanche. This might be news to you if (a) you are just getting back from a long trip overseas, (b) you have been trying to avoid any general awareness of the annual event because of a fear of crowds, or (c) you can’t really remember what […]

Historicist: The Great Fire of 1922

When a wildfire devastated Temiskaming (or Timiskaming) District on October 4 and 5, 1922, destroying residences, schools, farms, homesteads, and churches in and around the area’s towns, the rest of the province was quick to donate food and clothing to Haileybury, New Liskeard, and other communities. In response to what is still considered one of […]

Nuit Blanche 2014: How to See the Art Through All Those People

This year, 43 commissioned projects, 82 independent projects, and 5 projects made in collaboration with sponsors—that’s 130 in total for anyone who’s counting—will be unleashed across Toronto for the ninth annual Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. (Want to see the best ones? Check out our guide here.) Just so you know, they will be there, even if […]

Reel Toronto: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

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 […]

Our 10 Favourite Things at JFL42 ’14

As we get used to the unorthodox pass-and-credit system used by the JFL42 comedy festival, we’re realizing more and more how clever it is, and how the festival has grown into Toronto’s premiere comedy experience—with opportunities for local comedy fans to enjoy top-shelf, internationally recognized talent, discover up-and-coming acts, and get to know their local […]

Nuit Blanche 2014 Guide: Getting Around

How you navigate Nuit Blanche can make or break your experience. A little forethought will help you reach exhibits without questioning why you bothered to brave the crowds. With that in mind, here are some tips for getting around. Be patient. Transit service may not be as speedy as your weary body desires. You may […]

Nuit Blanche 2014 Guide: Before Day Break

Described as “a sensitive artistic practice” by curator Magda Gonzalez-Mora, the installations in Before Day Break (all located within Fort York) reflect on history and identity from a Canadian perspective and try to heal tensions with “the restorative power of art.” Conga Irreversible — Los Carpinteros Fort York National Historic Site (100 Garrison Road) If […]

Nuit Blanche 2014 Guide: The Night Circus

Inspired by Erin Morgenstern’s book of the same name, curator Denise Markonish’s zone The Night Circus is just that—a glorious, over-the-top Big Top that appears at sundown and vanishes at daybreak. Travel along Bremner Boulevard and take up with a troupe of clowns and acrobats. (Without having to actually join the circus, of course.) The […]