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Remembering the Armenian Genocide 100 Years Later

Despite overwhelming evidence of the atrocity, some Turkish groups oppose commemoration, creating local battles over who gets to define history--even in Toronto. On August 22, 1939, eight days before he gave the go ahead to invade Poland, Adolf Hitler gave a speech about his intentions and how he would reach his goals. Show More Summary

Boring Machine Exciting

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Dozens of transit geeks showed up to Eglinton and Allen Rd. on Saturday night to watch the second Eglinton Crosstown tunnel borer get moved. It’s not every day you see a 400-tonne machine pulled by a massive trailer. This weekend, dozens...Show More Summary

The Scary Truth About Tom at the Farm

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

At Buddies in Bad Times, Michel Marc Bouchard’s original play proves to be darker—and funnier—than the Xavier Dolan film. Tom at the Farm Buddies in Bad Times (12 Alexander Street) Runs to May 10 $27-$37 (Rush tickets $20) If, like most...Show More Summary

Televisualist: The Summer Baking Extravaganza

5 days 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 Brad Meltzer’s Lost History features the bestselling author who, once per episode, recovers a valuable historical artifact (the flag which flew over Ground Zero, the original […]

The Torontoist Guide to the Raptors Playoffs

Don't count your baskets before they're shot. In the Torontoist guide to the 2015 Raptors playoffs, we outline what you need to know, and some things you don’t. Wooooo! Playoffs, baby! Wooooooo! Yes. The Toronto Raptors have, for the second year in a row, made the NBA playoffs. You seem awfully sedate. WE’RE IN THE PLAYOFFS! MOST WINNING RAPTORS TEAM EVER! DIVISION […]

Reel Toronto: Madonna: Innocence Lost

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. Reel Toronto revels in digging up and displaying the films that attempt to mask, hide, or—in rare cases—proudly display our city. Gentle […]

Jazz fest starts with free Stevie Wonder concert

In case you miraculously haven’t heard about it by now, Stevie Wonder is coming to the Montreal Jazz Fest this year! His free concert, tonight at 9:30 at the GM stage (corner of St-Catherine and Jeanne-Mance), kicks off the festivities, and approximately 100,000 people are expected to attend. As the Gazette reports, despite the fact […]

Polls Are Not Prophecy…Or Are They?

f polls are so statistically telling why is it that less than 40% actually vote? Am I supposed to judge whom I vote for based on the opinion of 40% or 400 people when 40% of them will likely go to the ballot box. Hmmm, 64 people out of 600,000+ that typically vote.

The Bad Taste Of The G20 Still Lingers

Yes, it is amazing that there were no life threatening injuries to the security forces or protesters (or vandals) but that hardly warrants blanket praise from council. There was good reason for yesterday's 1,200 person march at Queen's Park. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: What is Toronto, Tool Time at the Library, and a Drake Video Game

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday's end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. What is Toronto? Last night, Jeopardy! devoted a category to our fair city, marking the latest instance in, “Hey, American TV noticed us!” news. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: No More “Trustee” Sam, Potential Artscape Hub for Weston, and an UberX Crackdown

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. A bit of good news to close the day: Former Toronto District School Board trustee Sam “@TrusteeSam” Sotiropoulos (Ward 20, Scarborough-Agincourt) has been banned from running in the next municipal election. A 2014 Villain on this very […]

Prism Prize Honours the Music Video

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The young award ceremony honours the best in Canadian music videos, and the upstart filmmakers behind them. In 2015 nobody’s quite talking about wanting their MTV, and MuchMusic barely plays music videos anymore. So where, then, do music videos fit into the cultural landscape? It’s a question that Louis Calabro is more than happy to answer. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Ice Ice Baby, Lisi Doesn’t Appear at Court, and Your Measles Update

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In case that annual weather amnesia had you believing that spring had sprung (LOL!), think again, dear friends: Environment Canada says an ice storm might be gracing Southern Ontario with its presence tonight. Toronto Public Health confirmed […]

Island, Island, Burning Bright

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The annual rite of a Christmas tree bonfire marks the start of spring for the Island community. In an annual rite around the spring equinox, Islanders gather in a community event to celebrate the long-awaited winter thaw. Throwing Christmas trees onto a giant pyre, they huddle around with music, food, and friends to lift their spirits. Show More Summary

Televisualist: Big-Time Reality Show Combination Platters

last monthCanada / 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 Big Brother Canada returns and we are Not Its Target Demographic, so okay then. (Global, 8 p.m.) The CBC picked up Chasing Shadows, a British miniseries […]

Televisualist: Your Fortunate Baggage

last monthCanada / 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 This season on Dancing With The Stars: Patti LaBelle, Suzanne Somers, the older half of LMFAO, Bruce Willis’s eldest daughter, gay football player Michael Sam, and […]

Hero and Villain of the Week: March 13

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every week, Toronto is filled with Heroes and Villains. These are their stories. Hero of the Week: Gord Perks Gord Perks (Ward 14, Parkdale-High Park) is a polarizing politician. He was the proponent of a moratorium on new bars in Parkdale, he believes the revolution will come one day–he has the poster in his office […]

Matt Galloway Shares Tasty Film Moments at Upcoming TIFF Series

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Food on Film promises another joint venture between moviegoers and meal-makers. What does Matt Galloway do in the afternoons after his shift hosting the CBC’s Metro Morning? He rolls around Toronto trying out restaurants. “I work really...Show More Summary

Televisualist: A Leisurely Saunter to the Panic Room

2 months 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 Bates Motel returns for a third season and goddammit how much longer do we have to wait for Norman Bates to murder his mother, it’s all […]

Historicist: Scarborough’s Bombshell Beauties

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Thousands of women work in Scarborough's munitions plant during World War II. It’s highly unlikely that the 20,000 workers—predominantly women—of Scarborough’s General Engineering Company (GECo) munitions factory would have observed International Women’s Day each March between 1942 and 1945. Show More Summary

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