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Reel Toronto: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

1 hour agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Demon-slaying New York teens try to kick-start a fantasy franchise on the streets of fair Toronto Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny. Show More Summary

Newsstand: October 2, 2014

2 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Yesterday, a woman jumped into a moving parking patrol car and prevented it from entering oncoming traffic on Avenue Road after the patrol officer exiting the vehicle tripped and ended up having his foot run over by the car. Sure itShow More Summary

Urban Planner: October 2, 2014

3 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: 10 Toronto-improving no-brainers, dramatizing love and hate, and a night of nerds. Civic Engagement: Even the greatest cities have room for improvement, and we as Torontonians certainly know a few ways we could make ours better. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Donating to Evolution, Election Signs, and Doug Ford Spoofs

18 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Canadian philanthropists James and Louise Temerty have announced they’ll be donating $3.25 million to the Royal Ontario Museum’s Fossils and Evolution discovery centre. In somewhat related news, Bill Nye the Science Guy was on Global’s The Morning […]

Our 10 Favourite Things at JFL42 ’14

18 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We count down the highlights of this year's JFL42 comedy festival, which included a mix of big names, rising stars, and local talent. As we get used to the unorthodox pass-and-credit system used by the JFL42 comedy festival, we’re realizing...Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: Olivia Chow, on How She’s Different From John Tory

20 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In an open letter to Now Magazine, the mayoral candidate says she's not a smooth talker with a "grand scheme" but would get things done as mayor. “I am not as smooth a talker. But when I talk, I outline ways to help our poorest kids and help people find more affordable housing. Show More Summary

Behind the Scenes With the National Ballet

22 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Celebrate World Ballet Day by taking in a livestream of the company's rehearsals. Today is the inaugural World Ballet Day, and to mark the occasion, five of the most acclaimed ballet companies in the world have gotten together to give dance lovers a glimpse of the work that goes on behind the scenes. Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Ascension, by Caudal

The local space rock trio go exploring on their expansive sophomore album.

Newsstand: October 1, 2014

The world’s oldest clown has died. Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore, was 98 years old. Even if you are deathly afraid of clowns, that is still sad to hear, isn’t it? In the news: Olivia Chow promises 3,000 more childcare spaces, Doug Ford and...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: October 1, 2014

In today's Urban Planner: divas in support of mental health, innovative modern dance, and the art of Alex Colville. Fundraisers: Etobicoke-based charity FAME (Families Association for Mental Health) for Families provides a wide range...Show More Summary

Watch Live: Real City Matters—Civil Discourse for a Crazy Town

In the lead-up to the 2014 municipal election, Torontoist has partnered with former urban affairs reporter Siri Agrell to create a series of discussions about the statte of our city. Our goal: figure out how to speak better—more optimistically and also more honestly—about Toronto, and how to make more inclusive decisions about the city’s future. […]

Extra, Extra: Subway Shutdowns, No More Ford Square, and Growing Old

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Metrolinx is constructing a new Dundas West GO station. Last week, a beam hailing from that construction site pierced through the ceiling of the subway tunnel below. After sand and silt began making their way into the […]

Nuit Blanche 2014 Guide: Renegade Art

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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