Urban Planner: July 26, 2009
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Urban Planner: July 26, 2009

Urban Planner is Torontoist’s daily guide to what’s on in Toronto, published every morning. If you have an event you’d like considered, email all of its details—as well as images, if you’ve got any—to [email protected].

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Cinematographer Bill Pope stands behind his double bill. Photo courtesy of Edgar Wright and the Bloor Cinema.


FILM: Edgar Wright—still in town for the final days of shooting the very hush-hush Scott Pilgrim vs. The World—presents one last “Wright Stuff” double bill at the Bloor Cinema, this time with Scott Pilgrim Director of Photography Bill Pope. Wright has chosen two films from Pope’s cinematographic oeuvre, namely Sam Raimi’s Army of Darkness (7 p.m.) and Trey Parker (with Matt Stone)’s Team America: World Police (9:30 p.m.). Between screenings, Pope and Wright will have a sit-down discussion about Pope’s experience on the films. Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor Street West), 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., $10 per film or $18 for both.
FESTIVAL: This month’s Pedestrian Sunday theme of “Water! Streams of Consciousness” opens a floodgate of possibilities for market street activities ranging from pirates and fishermen to messages in bottles and issues of water conservation. The Wavelength Sunday live-music series joins the riff-raff, weather permitting, with four hours of market musicians and their hot bands (3–7 p.m.). Not to be outdone, crafty purveyors Kid Icarus hosts an adjoining craft sale which may or may not include water-themed lovely things (12–5 p.m.). Kensington Market, 12–7 p.m., FREE.
MUSIC: Robert Dayton as alter ego DJ Body Beautiful hosts the last trial night of “Feelings,” a possible new regular Sunday gig at the Ossington. Rotating hosts co-play unusual tunes and soulful escapades with Dayton, also known as half of the Vancouver comedy-musical duo Canned Hamm. This week Dayton rides the turntables alone, sharing his feelings about France. Dayton teases us with the offer of a midnight recitation from Robert Dayton Junior, but we’re afraid to ask what that really means. The Ossington (61 Ossington Street), 9 p.m., FREE.
SHOPPING: Today marks the launch of Portobello East, the Toronto version of Vancouver’s recent market addition Portobello West (not to be confused with the original Portobello Market in London, still going strong after a hundred and fifty years). Founder Carlie Smith aims for a cross-roads between local artisans and consumers. The market will be running the last Sunday of every month up until November. Fermenting Cellar, Distillery District (55 Mill Street), 12–6 p.m., $5 (free for children under 12).

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