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Spit Rhymes and Champagne at Hip Hop Karaoke’s Tenth Anniversary

It's also the finale for the monthly series (for now). For 10 years now, on a monthly basis, MCs More or Les and Abdominal have handed over the mics to hip-hop heads who wanted to take a turn doing classic rap songs, with DJ Ted Dancin’ (and earlier in the run, DJs Numeric and Dalia) behind the decks. Show More Summary

Joël Robuchon's Montreal Restaurant Received $11 Million In Government Funds

Quebec’s finance minister offered few details about how that money was spent It’s been known for a while that the Montreal edition of multi-millionnaire French chef Joël Robuchon’s Atelier restaurants was likely a pricey affair. Back...Show More Summary

Watch Out, Wildcat!, One Night Only

Hardcore fans consider this their best show. Sex T-Rex has earned five-star reviews three years running at the Toronto Fringe Festival from Torontoist for their physical and cinematically inspired comedic plays, but many of the troupe’s long-time hardcore fans consider Watch Out, Wildcat! their best show. Show More Summary

Chaos at Council

Councillors accidentally unbalanced the budget. At midnight. In what Speaker Nunziata mused was the longest single session of the current term, Toronto City Council passed the 2017 Budget early on Thursday morning in a 27-16 vote. But only after accidentally unbalancing the budget. Show More Summary

Rebel Media’s Freedom Rally Was Bonkers

"It's good to be in a room with severely normal people," Kellie Leitch told the crowd Rebel Media‘s “Freedom Rally” at Canada Christian College in Toronto on February 15 was as chilling as you can imagine. Some of the hundreds in attendance did not hold back their support for the conservative speakers. Show More Summary

Look Inside This Canada-Themed Pop-Up Bar in NYC

Featuring Molson and poutine Toronto chef and restaurateur turned New Yorker Amanda Cohen has launched an all-Canadian themed pop-up bar out of her restaurant Dirt Candy in the city’s East Village. It’s certainly riding the post-Trump-election...Show More Summary

Spend All the Hours of Your Weekend with the Wavelength Family

Wavelength's music smorgasbord goes all weekend long. The 17th edition of the Wavelength Music Festival is jammed with great local acts and cool programming, much of it in partnership with other music programmers. There are nightly showcases, featuring well known acts like Han Han, Fake Palms, and Julie Doiron. Show More Summary

Joe Beef’s Fred Morin Says Restaurants Need More Empathy For People With Allergies

“When I was in cooking school, and to this day, there’s not one mention of allergies.” Are restaurants and chefs a little too flippant about catering to customers with allergies or dietary requirements? Perhaps, according to a new interview...Show More Summary

Bring Tissues to How Black Mothers Say I Love You

Trey Anthony's follow-up to her hit Da Kink in My Hair. Trey Anthony’s How Black Mothers Say I Love You had its world premiere at the Factory Theatre last year, and that short run was popular enough that it’s back for a month this February. Show More Summary

John Tory Defends Blackface in 2012 Video

The Toronto mayor now admits that he was wrong. An audio recording from 2012 resurfaced on Wednesday in which Mayor John Tory defended the practice of blackface, arguing that it “didn’t seem to fit into the definition of racism.” “IShow More Summary

Valentine’s No-Shows Plague Montreal — And Other Intel

Including the demolition of the Village’s “Gay Disneyland” DOWNTOWN — Customers making reservations and never showing up are an excrutiating annoyance for restaurants, and they seem to peak on Valentine’s Day (although they certainly happen throughout the year). Show More Summary

See City Stories Selected by Spacing

Toronto's urbanist magazine plays host at The Garrison tonight. Influential Toronto civic issues publication Spacing and local company Pressgang Theatre, which specializes in theatrical storytelling, are joining forces for the first live taping of the Spacing Radio podcast series. Show More Summary

Karaoke and Jukeboxes: Montreal's Best Dive Bars

For when cheap beer matters more than a charming atmosphere For some, going out to drink at a bar is a special occasion necessitating high quality libations, and a pleasantly curated ambiance. This map is not for those people. No, these...Show More Summary

Happy Valentine’s Day from Toronto City Council

Our raccoon reporter digs up valentines from City Hall recycling bins. Yesterday, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Alberta NDP tweeted a valentine that went over about as well as any oil-pipeline-themed valentine could possibly go, which is to say horribly. Show More Summary

Municipal Budget 2017: The Special Council Meeting Liveblog

Photo by Himy Syed from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. How to Follow Along Follow the Agenda?? City Hall Council Chambers (100 Queen Street West)? January 31, 9:30 a.m. Resources: How Property Taxes Work In Toronto City Hall Budget Terms,...Show More Summary

Your Guide To Montreal's Finest Charcuterie Plates

The meats that will "cure" what ails you There’s something undeniably fun, and a tad indulgent, about ordering a charcuterie plate. It’s inherently Instagram-worthy, with a spread of cured ham or slices of terrine atop a wooden slab,...Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered Trump and Trudeau’s First Date

PM Selfie visits You-Know-Who In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travelled down to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump. It’s been a longstanding tradition that Canada is one of the first nations to get to meet with the new American President. Show More Summary

Protecting Toronto’s Music Venues

Toronto will never be "music city" if all our small venues turn into Starbucks Amidst a string of venue closures over the past few months, the Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council met on Monday for the first time this year, in part...Show More Summary

Gawk At Glitzy Henden, Griffintown’s Newest Bar

Photos by Alison Slattery Cocktails started flowing last Thursday at Henden, the new bar attached to November’s fried chicken and champagne arrival, Le Bird Bar. While the upstairs restaurant is brighter and more modern, Henden has more...Show More Summary

Sample The Rhubarb Festival’s Emerging Queer Performance Art

Beloved past Rhubarb performances to be featured at launch party February 15. The Rhubarb Festival is back, as big and gay as ever. That’s in part thanks to the Department of Canadian Heritage, which, after withdrawing funding in 2013,...Show More Summary

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