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Talk Singular Theatre With Haley McGee

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The globe-trotting playwright-performer jets back to town for a short run and tonight's Dark Nights artist talk. The best piece of advice most aspiring actors can receive is “create your own work”; produce, yes, but it’s even better if you can write and perform. Show More Summary

Dumpling Royalty Trilogie is Closing This Friday — And Other Shutters

Including an Old Montreal pizzeria VILLERAY — A sad surprise closure from the north end of town: low-key but much loved dumpling purveyors Trilogie will steam their last filled dough pockets this Friday (April 28), according to Gazette critic Lesley Chesterman, who got the news from one of the sister owners. Show More Summary

Soigné Moroccan is Coming Downtown With Tangia

Take a look inside Veteran restaurateur Dan Medalsy (Ariel, Les Caprices de Nicolas) has a new restaurant in the works, set to open in the coming weeks. Tangia is the name, and soigné Moroccan food is going to be the focus. Moroccan-born...Show More Summary

Despite Long Waitlists, Co-ops Seen as a Solution to Toronto’s Housing Crisis

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

So why are they not being expanded across the city? When purchasing a home in Toronto is out of the question and rent continues to climb, some young people are looking for alternatives, such as co-operative housing. But unless you got your name on a list years ago, prepare for a long wait. Show More Summary

Taking Toronto’s Homeless Crisis to Mayor Tory’s Front Door

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's unknown if the mayor was home in his condo at the time. Around 100 protesters, many of them from Toronto’s homeless community, spent the night outside John Tory’s condo at 1 Bedford Place on Saturday night, calling for immediate action to combat the homelessness crisis in Toronto. Show More Summary

Hear the How and the Why of Ontario’s Greenbelt Success

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A discussion with the people instrumental in protecting the ribbon of green space around the GTA at the launch of the new book The Greenbelt. Tonight the Friends of The Greebelt’s CEO Burkhard Mausberg will launch his new book, The Greenbelt: Protecting and Cultivating a Great Ontario Treasure. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered Subway Air Pollution and Raptors Fever

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Sorry Leafs fans. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. It was only two weeks ago that the Toronto Sun‘s famed columnist and man-about-town Joe “Night Scrawler” Warmington declared...Show More Summary

10 Hidden Gems in the Plateau

A Schwartz-free zone Le Plateau Mont Royal is a magical neighbourhood for people who love to eat. It’s dense with restaurants, cafes, and specialty grocery stores, and it’s tough to walk a block without finding somewhere new you’d like to try. Show More Summary

The Audacity of Canada 150; a Lie Designed To Erase Our Legacy of Genocide

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Indigenous people are tired of explaining why Canada's history is nothing to celebrate. I prefer not to identify as Canadian these days. There was a time when I was proudly Canadian, though that was more of an unexamined acceptanceShow More Summary

Ever-Affordable Caterer Kiffin Gets Its Own Plateau Restaurant

Can you say “under $10”? Kiffin (formerly Tiffin) has been doing healthy budget-conscious food since 2013 — first in San Francisco, then in Montreal since 2015. Now the company has opened up a permanent spot on St-Denis in the Plateau. Affordable...Show More Summary

See Second City Fellows Curry Laughs

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The 2017 Bob Curry Fellows perform tonight on the Second City Mainstage. Mondays are the Second City Mainstage revue‘s night off, which normally means the touring company has the stage. But tonight, there will be a special performance: the Bob Curry Fellowship Showcase. Show More Summary

Imagine Life After Trump Goes Nuclear

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Tonight's politically minded theatrical cabaret asked contributing playwrights to come up with short pieces on possible "Nuclear Option" fallouts. Politics, art, and activism collide in the Wrecking Ball cabaret series, an event showcasing brand new short works by theatre artists every few months or so. Show More Summary

South Shore Gets A Swanky Victorian Pub in Madame Bovary

Mall vibes be gone South Shore-ites have a shiny new venue that may give a little incentive to not cross over to the island for a night out — Madame Bovary has just opened up in Boucherville, in the former Rack ‘N’ Roll space. The location...Show More Summary

Library Union Prepares to Fight Staffless Pilot Project

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto Public Library is planning to extend opening hours at some branches by replacing staff with security cameras. The Toronto Public Library is a beloved public institution, as Maureen O’Reilly, president of the Toronto Public...Show More Summary

Want to End Poverty? Let’s Talk About a Maximum Income for Ontario

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Anti-poverty groups handed out pamphlets outside RBC’s annual general meeting. The Ontario government is rolling out its basic income pilot project later this year. Roughly speaking, the idea is to provide everyone in a given area—aShow More Summary

Critic Laments BYOB Restaurant Prince’s Plump Price Tag

And Lesley Chesterman has lunch tips to share — Courtesy of Le Journal de Montréal critic Thierry Daraize, Plateau BYOB Prince — from bring-your-own-wine big gun Georges Blais — has earned its third positive write-up. Well, kind of —...Show More Summary

See The World’s Oldest Father and Son Cajun Duo

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The latest reunion show of the uber-veteran musical duo The Williamson Playboys will cover such relevant topics as the Prussian-Brazilian War, and the Hindenburg disaster. Their gigs these days are fewer and farther between. Maybe age...Show More Summary

Hear and See (Actual) Women Discuss Women in Music

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A screening of the 1954 film Carmen Jones will be followed by a discussion on women in music. Despite the many excellent women and women-fronted acts playing at Canadian Music Week, the talk in media and music circles over the festival...Show More Summary

City Council Preview: April 26-28, 2017

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We read the agenda so you don't have to. Headlining Acts After last month’s showdown over the Scarborough subway extension (the worst idea in Toronto transit and current suburban fetish object), next week’s council session is comparatively routine. Show More Summary

Toronto Needs Immediate Solutions to Ongoing Homelessness Crisis

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The entire shelter system in the city is dangerously overcapacity. Several agencies on the frontlines helping Toronto street-involved residents called an emergency press conference April 18 to address the city’s ongoing homelessness crisis. Show More Summary

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