Heroes and Villains 2010: Heroes: Show-Offs
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Heroes and Villains 2010: Heroes: Show-Offs

Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains of 2010, Toronto’s very best and very worst people, places, and things over the past twelve months. Heroes, today? Those’d be the show-offs—those who put on one hell of a show.

201012-heroesandvillains-heroes-recordstores-BM.jpg   Indie Record Stores, whose in-store performances have mixed up Toronto’s live music scene for the better.
201012-heroesandvillains-heroes-nuitblanche-R.jpg   Nuit Blanche, which we can only pretend to dislike for so long.
201012-heroesandvillains-heroes-tcaf-R.jpg   The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, brave and noble defender of an entire medium that, thanks in part to their good work, doesn’t need much defending anymore.
201012-heroesandvillains-heroes-nationaltheatreoftheworld-M.jpg   The National Theatre of the World, master improvisers on stage and master organizers off it.
201012-heroesandvillains-heroes-canadianoperacompany-M.jpg   The Canadian Opera Company, which brought an art form of yore into the twenty-first century, and into the hearts of an adoring public.

We’re revealing our Heroes daily, until December 24; if you’re feeling sinister, our Villains ran last week. So who’s the best of the best and the worst of the worst? From December 27 to 30, you can vote for Toronto’s Superhero and Supervillain of the year.