SPOTTED BY: YouTube user ttcgeek WHERE: At the TTC’s Roncesvalles Yard WHEN: Unknown WHAT: The TTC has been testing its next-generation streetcars on public streets for quite a while now, and there are plenty of pictures of the new vehicles available online. This video, which was posted to YouTube yesterday, is notable for the especially […]
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Scene: 5 p.m. on a sunny afternoon in the future. It’s time to wind up the workday at one of the firms calling the city’s latest “innovation cluster” home. After a short stretch in a park that used to be a Walmart, you wander to the neighbourhood’s main drag to run a few pre-dinner errands. […]
If the ads around town, the extensive news coverage, the relentless action on Twitter and Facebook, or the massive crowds around Queen Street West and Nathan Phillips Square didn’t tip you off, Nuit Blanche was on Saturday. The annual all-night event filled Toronto’s streets with art, people, and yes, teenagers. Oh, the teenagers. If you […]
And with that, we’re going to call it a nuit. Until next year! As always, TIFF is the best place to end the night. You get to sit, it’s still rowdy, and you know it will go all the way to sunrise FROM: Stephanie Avery LOCATION: CRINGEWORTHY! (TIFF Lightbox, #58) TIME: 6:16 AM Only an […]
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. Read the online schedules. Take a look at the Blue Night schedules on the TTC’s website. […]
It’s a bit hard for music writers these days to overlook Ketamines bassist and singer Paul Lawton’s blogging habits. That’s because Layton was the (eventually exposed) harsh wit behind Slagging Off, a blog that ripped on lacklustre bands on the Canadian Music Week 2013 bill. But chances are, punk fans aren’t going to care much […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. So, even the Toronto Sun‘s editorial board is now on record as saying that replacing the Scarborough RT with a subway extension is kind of a dumb idea. Who actually wants this thing?
If you’re unaccustomed to entering unmarked storefronts, the Hells Angels retail store, now open in Leslieville, at 98 Carlaw Avenue, is unsettling. The closed plastic blinds make it impossible to see what’s going on inside. From the outside, the only indication of activity is a glowing neon “open” sign and the number “81” (the numerical […]
Here’s a little good news to start your Friday: there’s no longer any need to pay for The Economist. (Unless, that is, you want a paper copy.) That’s because Toronto Public Library is giving users a new way of downloading current issues of more than 300 different magazines.
This Sunday, Queen’s Park Circle will once again be positively festooned with books and magazines. Word on the Street, an annual (and national!) festival dedicated to the printed word, is back for another year.
ARTATTACK! is an annual auction to benefit Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Attendees can bid on artwork from up-and-coming artists, in both live and silent auctions. To spice things up, the night will be hosted by cabaret artist Shawn Hitchins, with appearances from Belle Jumelles, Johnny B Good, The Yes-Men, and many more.
The most popular film so far at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival didn’t open with a red carpet and has no Oscar buzz. Noah is the debut short from recent Ryerson grads Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg, and it’s been seen by over 220,000 people in the past three days. This is thanks to […]
Let’s face it: everything’s the worst when it’s so hot outside it feels like you’re walking through the inside of a mouth. It’s not surprising that more than a few of us are happy to see the signs of fall arrive—things like pumpkin lattes, chunky wool sweaters, and, of course, the theatre. Ah yes, the […]
Clif Prowse, Derek Lee (Canada/USA, Midnight Madness) SCREENINGS: Monday, September 9, 11:59 p.m. Ryerson Theatre (43 Gerrard Street East) Wednesday, September 11, 8:45 p.m. Scotiabank 9 (259 Richmond Street West) In the enjoyable but over-familiar horror mockumentary Afflicted, best friends Clif Prowse and Derek Lee (playing themselves) strap on their GoPro video cameras and embark […]
When visiting an Ai Weiwei exhibit, it’s appropriate to document your experience on social media. Known as a prolific tweeter (and a prolific blogger, before his site was shut down by the Chinese government in 2009), Ai is one of the world’s most vocal proponents of the internet as a tool for social good. So […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Brian Burke, former Maple Leafs GM and suer of online commenters, is taking a new job as president of hockey operations for the Calgary Flames.