Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. The Municipal Licensing and Standards Division has been handing out tickets for postering, it turns out—not to the people who put them up (because they can’t be sure who that is), but to the owners of the […]
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Given the whiff of union-bashing in the air as municipal labour strife looms, it’s hard to imagine a headline such as the one employed here by clothier Philip Jamieson being created by a similar business these days. While today’s vintage ad appeared in a publication dedicated to covering the union movement, it does suggest that […]
Cruel and Tender Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front Street East) January 21–February 18, 2012 Monday–Saturday 8 p.m.; Wednesdays 1:30 p.m.; Saturdays 2 p.m. $20–$99 These days, Greek is chic. At least, it is in the theatres of Toronto. At SummerWorks last year, we had two different takes on the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, as well […]
The Riverdale Farm Coalition, a citizen group deputized by city council to find a way to keep Riverdale Farm running without City funding, is now seeking input from Toronto residents on ways to pay the historic neighbourhood attraction’s $500,000 in yearly operating costs. An online survey containing questions on topics ranging from admission fees (the […]
Sometime this spring, city councillors will approve of a plan to revitalize a neglected area in Toronto’s east end. They just don’t know it yet.
At Torontoist we love Q&As and profiles, but sometimes asking a whole bunch of people the same set of questions can be even more revealing. So that’s what we decided to do. Atom Egoyan is a renaissance man. He has already proven himself a master of the moving picture, with titles like The Sweet Hereafter, […]
Popularly known as Humble and Fred, ex-radio personalities Howard Glassman and Fred Patterson have announced a new partnership with Rogers that will see their podcast being promoted on 19 of the company’s radio stations’ websites across the country, and on the stations themselves. It’s the first time Rogers has gotten involved in a purely online […]
Shortly after the Scott Pilgrim movie was released, in August 2010, Steven Dirckze, a Sheridan College student, set out with a few friends on a “Scott Pilgrimmage.” The idea was to visit all the locations used by Bryan Lee O’Malley in the original graphic novels. By carrying around the books for reference and by positioning […]
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. Toronto […]
Other People Young Centre for the Performing Arts (55 Mill Street) January 18 to 28 Monday to Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. $15 to $22 At one point during Christopher Shinn’s Other People, on now at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, one character recounts how a former lover said […]
DIRECTED BY STEVEN SODERBERGH The lean, ass-kicking antithesis to his recent, overstuffed Contagion, Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire is bales of visceral fun. As with 2009′s The Girlfriend Experience, the prolific, genre-hopping director has built a film around a uniquely suitable leading lady and tailored the spectacle to her highly specific talents. The Girlfriend Experience featured porn […]
Shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27, Toronto Centre–Rosedale) reached an agreement over the phone with a demolition company, to halt work that had begun that morning at the back of 81 Wellesley Street East. An hour later, as the equipment was moved to the front of the property, a […]
This morning, Waterfront Toronto announced the long-awaited details of the 2015 Pan Am Games athletes’ village. The project, when complete, will transform a formerly fallow section of Toronto’s waterfront west of the Don Valley Expressway, known as the West Don Lands. A press release about the project, posted online this afternoon, pegs the gross cost […]
Last week, after hearing about a trio of local bookstores facing closure or sale, we looked at some of Toronto’s past purveyors of literature. As we wrote then, it feels as if Toronto is experiencing a cycle of closures similar to the late 1990s. Back then, blame initially fell upon big box stores like Chapters […]