“India is known for its culture, and over here we do the same thing. No other cinema does that. People have to come here to watch those movies. And it’s like a community."
This week's edition features Burlesque and Beaches Jazz festivals; outdoor screenings, cabaret, and Shakespeare; a pirate ship show and party, and a memorial for the creator of the zombie film genre.
New lines like the Eglinton Crosstown will be worth some inconveniences, but Metrolinx appears to be battling City Council for the title of most dysfunctional transit builder.
The reality is our system is a deeply flawed, neoliberal hellscape in which the wealthy can afford to live anywhere they like.
Here's what our reviewers thought worked (and didn't) at this year's Fringe, and what could be improved upon.
Twenty artists attempt to capture the diversity of being a woman in freshly painted murals—but the project is not without criticism
The Palace Arms, a 19th century rooming house at King and Strachan, has served as an affordable home to poor men.
Canada's most prominent white supremacist was among those who spoke at the rally and urged support for the "Halifax Five," who disrupted an Indigenous ceremony on Canada Day.
More than 100,000 attended the 29th annual festival, celebrating African and Caribbean culture.
Mayor John Tory, several City Councillors, and other librarians called for the event to be cancelled.
This week, beat-boxing, country music, and Caribbean Carnival experiences; a surfeit of great local comedy; art outdoors, thrilling WWII dogfights indoors, and music from The Dears, The New Swears, and more.
"Free speech doesn’t mean that publicly funded institutions such as libraries are obliged to provide a pulpit for white nationalists to promote their hateful agenda."
The festival is in full swing with 160 shows in more than 30 venues around Toronto, on until July 16.
"Toronto lost one of it's biggest social justice champions with the passing of Pam McConnell. She was a guiding light for us all."
City Council could do far more to improve the lives of marginalized citizens who are impacted daily by racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, and ableism.
A relatively small investment can equal a huge improvement in the experience of Toronto transit riders.
Women gathered at this address organizing to make sure gender equality was in the constitution.
This week, lots of outdoor picnics and film screenings (indoor ones, too); book and record releases by Nick Flanagan, Absolutely Free, and Jonny Sun; and, of course, the annual Toronto Fringe Festival.