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Pick An Oscars Viewing Party With Pizzazz!

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Where are you cheering on Canada's Ryan Gosling tonight? Canadian comedy duo Peter n’ Chris have made two minute parodies of all of the 2017 Oscar best picture nominees, starting with La La Land. Over a billion people will watch the 89th annual Academy Awards broadcast. Show More Summary

Historicist: Strike Against Hitlerism

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Thousands of Torontonians join a protest against fascism in July 1933. On the afternoon of Tuesday, July 11, 1933, people began gathering in the park at Wellington and Bathurst Streets. Most of the men and women in attendance were labourers, and many were there to represent Toronto’s predominantly Jewish garment industry unions. Show More Summary

Photoist: Protest In The Park

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Toronto was one of five cities taking part in the demonstration to protect press freedom. Demonstrators gathered in Trinity Bellwoods Park Saturday afternoon, as part of a Protect Press Freedom campaign, organized by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE). Show More Summary

Experience The Collective of Black Artists

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COBA's emergency fundraiser gala tonight aims to raise five figures for the cash-strapped dance company. The Collective of Black Artists has been producing contemporary dance work, and training dancers in an Africanist movement aesthetic, for over two decades in Toronto. Show More Summary

Homelessness is Not a Fashion Statement

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's tough to get past the blatant opportunism here. (Musical accompaniment to this post.) Sigh. Another day, another step towards the complete decay of Toronto’s moral compass—this time courtesy of Homeless Toronto, a new clothing line...Show More Summary

Say An Early Farewell to The Silver Dollar Room

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Check out the premiere of the latest Highest Order video ahead of Saturday's live taping. The closure of the Silver Dollar is still a few months away—probably May 1st, according to longtime booker Dan Burke—but The Highest Order, no doubt mindful of the rash of music venue closures lately, are holding their Farewell To The Silver Dollar early. Show More Summary

Yonge Loves Pedestrians

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Ideas for the future of Yonge Street presented at a packed meeting this week. It’s finally time for a “big, bold, and beautiful” plan for Yonge Street that would allocate large parts strictly for pedestrians. At the Yonge Love meet-up Wednesday night, some big ideas were presented to a packed atrium at the Ryerson City Building Institute. Show More Summary

Undercut Islamophobia with Comedy

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Being Muslim In Canada: A Comedy Show makes space for Muslim comics to showcase their chops. It’s said that the best way to understand a culture is to develop an appreciation for its humour. Of course, when it comes to Muslims and Islamophobia,...Show More Summary

The Racism And Classism of Transit Manners

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What's really going on in the video of the white woman confronting a young Black man over TTC etiquette? Earlier this week, a video went viral surfaced featuring an altercation between a woman and young man on the TTC over him putting his feet on the seats. Show More Summary

Learn About Intersex Activism Overseas

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Live interview with an international human rights activist from Uganda. SIPD Uganda is a world-renowned organization focused on improving conditions for intersex people—those with atypical sexual development—in Africa, where many countries criminalize rather than respect queer and non-binary gender rights. Show More Summary

Toronto’s Beach Transformed Into Winter Art Gallery

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Eight installations by international artists at annual public art event. INSTALLATION: Winter Stations DATE: February 20 to March 27 BY: Various participating artists Southern California had its own imaginary sea dragon-shaped lifeguard station. Show More Summary

Learn About Bloor Bike Lanes’ Past, Present, & Future

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Panel discussion looking at the success of the pilot project. Part of Toronto For Everyone’s An Honest Farewell programming (which we wrote about yesterday), The History and Future of Bike Lanes On Bloor is a panel discussion looking...Show More Summary

“Diversity Was Very New to Me”: Why I Came to Toronto from Russia

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Immigrants of Toronto is a new weekly feature spotlighting the stories of immigrants, refugees, and newcomers. I was born in Moscow in 1994 and moved to Canada in 2006. When I was a child, Russia was struggling economically, and my dad, an adventure lover, wanted a change. Show More Summary

Protesting the Criminalization of HIV

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Lives are being destroyed because the laws have not caught up to science. A couple dozen demonstrators gathered outside the office of the Ministry of the Attorney General on Wednesday to protest the continued criminalization of HIV-positive people in Ontario. Show More Summary

In Conversation with Robyn Doolittle: the Reporter Behind the Globe’s Unfounded Investigation

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The reporter who investigated Rob Ford turns her attention to sexual assault cases. Within a week of releasing their investigation, the Globe and Mail started a national conversation about the term “unfounded” and the flaws in handling sexual assault cases by police. Show More Summary

Give an Honest Farewell to a Toronto Landmark

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Centre for Social Innovation also launches its Toronto for Everyone campaign. The time is at hand to say goodbye to Honest Ed’s. Beloved by many (and derided by some), the landmark discount store is days away from the start of demolition. Show More Summary

Toronto Activists Demand Action On Overdose Crisis

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"One person dies every 13 hours here in Ontario." Drug users and their allies marched through Toronto today, February 21, demanding immediate action from all levels of government to stop more preventable overdose deaths. The protest was part of the National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis—They Talk, We Die. Show More Summary

Get To Know Stan Douglas, Visual Renaissance Man

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One of Canada's top photographers speaking at OCAD tomorrow for one night only. Winner of the 2016 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography, Stan Douglas, is now in the top echelon of Canadian photographers; a mixed media...Show More Summary

Front Page Challenge: Toronto’s Papers Get Caught Recycling

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Metro is emerging as the wokest paper in town. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. Toronto’s five daily newspapers continue to hone and develop their editorial identities this morning, in another hard-fought contest to win this week’s competition. Show More Summary

Immerse Yourself in Blood and Lust in the New World

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Genevieve Adam's play Deceitful Above All Things won an Emerging Artist award when it debuted at SummerWorks in 2015. Inspired by her experience of having to chop wood in a blizzard-induced blackout, actor and playwright Genevieve Adam...Show More Summary

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