Years before Chapters Indigo wised up and decided to start stocking graphic novels up the wazoo, before movies based on comic books became a thing, and before the Internet made it possible to access every issue of every comic book ever made, there was an independent comic book store on Queen Street called Silver Snail. […]
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In an effort to revitalize Toronto’s East End, two local community organizations searched the world over for a solution and found what they were looking for very, very far away. Last week, the Danforth East Community Assocation (DECA) and the Gerrard Eastwood Community Organization (GECO) hosted Marcus Westbury, the founder of Renew Newcastle, who spoke […]
Beginning Saturday, March 10 and running until April 13, the TIFF Bell Lightbox will host a selection of films by landmark animation house Studio Ghibli, a production company widely regarded as the Disney of Japan. Indeed, Disney itself has established strong creative ties with the studio, and has handled international distribution for its titles since […]
The Los Angeles–based Institute for Figuring, which describes itself online as “an organization dedicated to the poetic and aesthetic dimensions of science, mathematics and the technical arts” (phew), launched its Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project in 2005 as a response to the mounting threat posed to marine habitats by global warming and oceanic trash. They […]
Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Earlier today, we reported on last night’s transit town hall, co-hosted by Councillor Josh Matlow (Ward 22, St. Paul’s) and TTC Chair Karen Stintz (Ward 16, Eglinton-Lawrence). If you want to learn more about the Eglinton LRT […]
“This is going to be a heated meeting,” an audience member confided to us before last night’s transit town hall meeting began at the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre. That prediction was prompted by an angry woman at the opposite end of our row, who bemoaned the number of business bankruptcies tied to the construction […]
The Toronto-Danforth by-election to replace Jack Layton happens on March 19. Here, Torontoist aims to tell you who’s running, and why. Andrew Keyes is the Conservative candidate running in next month’s Toronto-Danforth by-election; currently he is the president of an online advertising and web-design company called Armantus, Inc..
Last Wednesday, a group of about 20 people got together to discuss the current state of things in and around Gerrard and Coxwell, an area commonly known as Little India that is home to a diverse and rapidly changing population. If you haven’t been there lately, this might be part of the reason: a significant […]
Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Toronto is, finally, supposed to get a proper snowstorm tonight. Anticipating the worst, Bixi has announced that they are temporarily closing the entire bike share network, as of 6 a.m. Friday. They’ll start up again “as soon […]
Beckett: Feck It! Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street) February 17–25, Tuesday to Saturday at 8 p.m., and Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. $22 to $49 One of the first lessons we all learned as a wee toddler was “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Well, the same must go for plays with immediately […]
The internet is to Social Media Week Toronto what beer is to Homer Simpson: “The cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.” At last week’s series of over 100 workshops, lectures, interactive art installations, and even a game of hoops, that sense of dichotomy was the feeling among entrepreneurs jazzed about their new […]
On February 9, the online hub of Toronto’s handmade community announced it would be shuttering its site at the end of the month. Run by Jen Anisef, Toronto Craft Alert has been an online bulletin board of sorts for craft events, workshops, and exhibitions since 2006. Anisef also helped to co-found the city’s annual City […]
At a special meeting this morning, city council ratified a new collective agreement with the City’s outdoor workers, in what some councillors are describing as a victory for Mayor Rob Ford.
From the moment event emcee Dallas Goldtooth bursted on stage, it was clear that last week’s Indigenous Writers’ Gathering Gala Reading Night (held at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto for three hours on Friday evening) would not be the stuffy literary gathering one might typically experience in downtown Toronto. Goldtooth is best known for […]
Toronto’s Michael Balazo has been in Halifax since November 2011, working as a writer on CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Since he left town, he’d stopped posting on his satirical blog, Toronto Sun Cover Reviews, where for years he’d been writing select reviews of the covers of, in his words, “Canada’s most reactionary/hysterical newspaper.” […]
Today’s meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council is going to launch a process that will determine whether the Paradise Theatre building, located near the intersection of Bloor Street West and Dovercourt, will be granted heritage designation under the Ontario Heritage Act [PDF]. That process follows a now-rescinded application by the theatre’s new, […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Oh, NOW Magazine. Your decision to run a photoshopped image of Rob Ford holding a gun to his head in this week’s issue is the desperate act of an alt-weekly trying to recapture a type of edginess it […]