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Nuit Blanche 2014 Guide: Renegade Art

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This year's Nuit Blanche promises a whole lot of semi-secret, off-program art and events. This year, Nuit Blanche will be officially hosting 120 art projects produced by nearly 400 Torontonian, Canadian, and international artists—but...Show More Summary

Your Guide to Nuit Blanche 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's that all-night street party time again: here's what to see at this year's version of the event. During this week’s mayoral debate held by ArtsVote Toronto, two out of five candidates mentioned Nuit Blanche as the most transformative cultural experience they’ve ever encountered. Show More Summary

Nuit Blanche 2014 Guide: Getting Around

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Focus on the the art, not the ride home. Here's how to navigate the chaos properly. How you navigate Nuit Blanche can make or break your experience. A little forethought will help you reach exhibits without questioning why you bothered to brave the crowds. Show More Summary

Nuit Blanche 2014 Guide: Independent Projects

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

They weren't commissioned, but these indie projects are well worth checking out. This year there are more independent projects than every before (and over 70 are community-produced), so there’s plenty of material ripe for more renegade art-goers who can’t be contained in zones. Show More Summary

Nuit Blanche 2014 Guide: Performance Anxiety

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Area: in and around Nathan Phillips Square and Toronto City Hall. As you can guess from the title, the Performance Anxiety zone will be dedicated to durational performance art and all the messiness that goes with it. As curator Heather...Show More Summary

Nuit Blanche 2014 Guide: Before Day Break

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Area: Fort York Boulevard between Spadina and Strachan avenues. Described as “a sensitive artistic practice” by curator Magda Gonzalez-Mora, the installations in Before Day Break (all located within Fort York) reflect on history andShow More Summary

Nuit Blanche 2014 Guide: The Night Circus

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Area: Roundhouse Park/Bremner Boulevard Inspired by Erin Morgenstern’s book of the same name, curator Denise Markonish’s zone The Night Circus is just that—a glorious, over-the-top Big Top that appears at sundown and vanishes at daybreak. Show More Summary

Nuit Blanche 2014 Guide: The Possibility of Everything

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Area: in and around Spadina Avenue, University Avenue, and Chinatown. The rules for this zone? There are no rules. Through Between the earth and sky, the possibility of everything, curator Dominique Fontaine wants Nuit Blanche-goersShow More Summary

Metrolinx Announces Plans for New GO Bus Terminal at Union Station

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Development will also feature an office complex and elevated park. Metrolinx and real estate company Ivanhoé Cambridge today unveiled plans for a new downtown development: the proposal involves an office complex at 45-141 Bay Street, a larger GO bus terminal, and an elevated park above the rail corridor. Show More Summary

Subway Service Suspended on Portion of Bloor-Danforth Line

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Track-related issues at Dundas West Station mean no trains are running between Ossington and Keele stations. Subway service between Keele and St. George stations was halted at 8 a.m. this morning due to track issues at Dundas West Station. Show More Summary

Public Works: China’s Cell Phone Pedestrian Lanes No Mere Gag

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

They may only be a theme park attraction, but these lanes are part of a long tradition of showcasing urban innovation. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Show More Summary

Newsstand: September 30, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It is the last day of September, meaning Christmas music is coming to a mall PA system near you sooner than anyone wants. Because nothing says “Happy Halloween!” like a hearty chorus of “Jingle Bells.” In the news: Meet Doug Ford, art...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: September 30, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: Anishinaabe artworks, a farmers' market in condo-ville, and Cirque's steampunk dream. Ongoing… Art: “Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes“ is a collaborative effort of the AGO...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Lego Houses, Voting Aids, and Massive Hockey Studios

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The phrase “BONE technology” might have a sinister ring to it, but it actually relates to a home-construction system, according to which “pre-manufactured components are used to suit the design, similar to a Meccano building set,” and […]

Rep Cinema This Week: Art and Craft, Moebius, and The F Word

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a buoyant look at a professional art forger and the angry curator hot on his trail, a miserable dark comedy from Kim Ki-duk, and a sweet romantic comedy set in Toronto. Art and Craft Directed by […]

A Life Worth Mourning

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nahom Berhane—a community health worker and father—was stabbed to death on the Danforth. The media reported on his death, but took almost 48 hours to mention the details of his life. Early Saturday morning, a young man was stabbed to death on the Danforth. Show More Summary

City Failing to Harvest Potential of Green Roofs

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto is poised for more green roofs, but the City's bylaw largely rules out growing fruits and veg. Bees buzz around nearby zucchini flowers as Arlene Throness sinks her fingers into the rich, black soil to fish out one gem-like purple potato after another. Show More Summary

Poll Position: John Tory Still Holds Lead, but Doug Ford Picks Up Momentum

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Olivia Chow is in third place as her campaign appears to be losing steam. Thinking about the race for Mayor, if an election were held today, for whom would you cast your vote? Olivia Chow: 21% Doug Ford: 30% John Tory: 37% Undecided:...Show More Summary

Televisualist: Broadpoint? Gracechurch? Churchpoint?

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Each week, Torontoist examines the upcoming TV listings and makes note of programs that are entertaining, informative, and of quality. Or, alternately, none of those. The result: Televisualist. Monday OH GOD THE CBC WILL DROWN US IN ROYAL BABY FOREVER BECAUSE Prince George at One MEANS THAT THEY CAN GIVE YOU Prince George at One […]

The John Tory and Olivia Chow Debate Recap: The Empire Club Strikes Back

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Highlights and low blows—and some actual policy, too. The Rob and Doug Ford radio/TV/YouTube show may be no more, but the 2014 mayoral election has plenty of debates, debates, debates. Some subjects are broader than others, some are notable for including candidates beyond the three major contenders. Show More Summary

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