Infographics have become a hot trend, with everything from preventable death figures to Star Wars translated into accessible, well-designed illustrations. It’s no surprise, given how infographics organize and contextualize data into an easily digestible format. A new Toronto startup hopes to apply the simplicity of infographics to our working lives.
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This past May, Cassie Creighton wanted to tell a story. Not any story, mind you, but one of evil lemons, rainbow portals, and unicorn-pony hybrids. And with the help of her father, Cassie’s story began to take shape. It was called Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure, and was released as an online Flash-based game: the musings […]
Each year, the Toronto Comic Arts Festival reminds us that Toronto has a whole lot of talented cartoonists working in all sorts of media and distributing their work online and off. Two of Toronto’s top talents—Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics) and Emily Horne (A Softer World)—appear with dozens of others in Stripped, a feature-length documentary about […]
Despite assurances to the contrary from the City, advocates for affordable housing are concerned that a little-known provision of a proposed new streets bylaw harmonization will effectively outlaw homelessness in Toronto.
Toronto’s Official Plan is kind of like sewers or water mains, in that it is a very important piece of municipal infrastructure that most of us would probably never notice unless it were one day to cease functioning. Over the next few weeks, Torontonians will have opportunities to help ensure the Plan’s smooth operation for […]
How did people get elected before TV? With the provincial election writ dropped this week, Ontario politicos will now begin wooing you in earnest, with television as a key tool. In theory, fragmentation of the mediaverse into a bazillion online echo chambers should render television advertising less relevant to electoral outcomes, but it hasn’t. Network […]
Photographers on the red carpet and paparazzi in the streets arm themselves with some of the most expensive and advanced camera equipment available to catch the magic and misdeeds of TIFF. Precision (read: expensive) lenses, high-powered flashes, and fast memory cards aren’t the only requirements. A solid understanding of the equipment in their hands, a dose […]
Gus Van Sant (USA, Masters) SCREENINGS: Thursday, September 8, 9 p.m. Ryerson (43 Gerrard Street East) Friday, September 9, 4 p.m. TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 (350 King Street West) In an ideal world one wouldn’t have to review Gus Van Sant’s Restless, but rather create online dating profiles for his two main characters, Annabel (Mia […]
Ivan Grbovic (Canada, Canada First!) SCREENINGS: Wednesday, September 14, 7:45 p.m. Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles Street) Friday, September 16, 2:45 p.m. AMC 3 (10 Dundas Street East) Romeo Eleven is a classic tale of maladjusted, lovelorn youth that’s bound to ring true for anyone who ever met a woman on the Internet, lied to […]
Toronto1960-11 from davide tonizzo on Vimeo. Compared to heritage properties from the 19th and early 20th centuries, Toronto’s architecture from the 1960s and 1970s doesn’t often receive much love. While some period structures like the curving towers of City Hall have become iconic, the merits of the modernist qualities of others are fiercely debated: great […]
Details Join us for a Royal Affair as Opera Atelier celebrates a wedding of operatic proportions, featuring CBC host Anne-Marie Mediwake, Honorary Chair The Right Honorable Adrienne Clarkson. Performances by Mireille Asselin, Christopher Enns and Adam Fisher, as well as The School of Atelier Ballet & Artists of Atelier Ballet. Click here for more info» […]
Our favourite dancing fool, Phil Villeneuve, who makes strangers mildly uncomfortable by strutting his stuff next to them in public places, has taken his act to Sugar Beach. The resulting video (embedded above) is marvelous. The TTC turned 90 today, a fact they are advertising on this month’s very snazzy Metropasses. An online promo for […]
When CKLN 88.1 FM, Ryerson University’s campus-community radio station, lost its frequency on April 15 after a protracted dispute with the CRTC, it seemed possible that the broadcaster’s 28-year run had come to an end. Now, rather than fold, the station is transitioning to a new phase in its history—but not before shedding a little […]
People around Toronto felt the effects of a magnitude 5.9 earthquake centered in the state of Virginia just before 2 p.m. Reports of shaking and creaking buildings quickly appeared on Twitter, soon followed by messages from others saying they hadn’t experienced the quake. Torontoist hasn’t seen or heard reports of injuries thus far.