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Goth it Up with Guillermo del Toro

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The moody master brings his expertise to TIFF for a three-film series on now. Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro wants to enhance your goth summer. “Gothic Master Class,” del Toro’s three-film series collaboration with the TIFF Lightbox, launched...Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: Colouring Contests

Add some colour to this gallery of ads and contests. Before reading this column any further, grab the nearest pack of coloured pencils, crayons, or markers, or open up your favourite digital art program. Have we got a colouring bonanza...Show More Summary

Televisualist: Also, The Walking Dead

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 Another week, another premiere of a spinoff of The First 48. You may be thinking, “Are these supposed spinoff series not simply an attempt to extend […]

Surf’s Up… In Toronto

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A small but dedicated subculture of surfers prove you can hang 10 in the 416. Multimedia producer Matt Pancer took up surfing while living in Brazil and Australia, but he never imagined that he would be able to keep up the hobby after returning home to Canada. Show More Summary

A Blue Jays Guide for Bandwagoners

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With the Jays poised for playoffs, some Baseball Life Advice for the newbie Toronto ball fan. Let’s get one thing out of the way right off the bat (sorry): there is absolutely nothing wrong with jumping on a sports fandom bandwagon and anyone who says otherwise hates joy. Show More Summary

I Want Your Job: Ebonnie Rowe, Honey Jam Queen Bee

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We spoke with the founder of Honey Jam about local women in music, gangsta rap, and Nelly Furtado. The earworm of spring 2015 was undoubtably “Females Are Strong As Hell,” but Ebonnie Rowe already knew that. As the founder and executive director of Honey Jam, she’s been showcasing promising up-and-coming female music acts for the last twenty years. Show More Summary

Bidding for the Summer Olympics

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Reviewing Toronto's five previous attempts to display the Olympic rings. As the 1952 Summer Olympics wound down in Helsinki, Canadian Olympic Association (COA) president A. Sidney Dawes believed our country was nowhere near ready to win the games. Show More Summary

Spotted: Blazing Tower Power

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

SPOTTED BY: Tharanga Ramanayake WHERE: CityPlace WHEN: Sunday, July 26, 10:00 p.m. WHAT:The Pan Am Games closed with a literal bang, as evidenced by the time-lapse footage from one Torontoist reader of last night’s jaw-dropping CN Tower fireworks display. According to Joshua Hind, the PANAMANIA site manager at Nathan Phillips Square, the CN Tower display […]

Newsstand: July 23, 2015

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Happy Little Thursday! In the news: the global spotlight is on Scarborough sprinter Andre De Grasse, who took gold in yesterday's 100m race. Also, a man in California has replicated the Guvernment nightclub, and aerial drones remind us Toronto is A-Okay. Show More Summary

Newsstand: July 22, 2015

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's day two of athletics at the Pan Am Games, which means we all wonder how the triple jump works. In the news: the SIU finds no criminal wrongdoing in the Peel Jermaine Carby case, the TTC probably won't open early on Sundays after the Pan Am Games, and your unicorn chaser for the day. Show More Summary

Spotted: Toronto Sunset Timelapse

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Sunset Timelapse in Toronto from Liam Kearney on Vimeo. WHERE: Downtown Toronto WHEN: Sunday, July 19 WHAT: This weekend’s sunsets saw the skyline aflame, and Torontoist reader Liam Kearney caught the action in slow-motion. Spotted features interesting things our readers discover in their journeys across Toronto. If you spot something interesting, send a photo and […]

Televisualist: Rick and Andie

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 Deep Blue Sea, the movie about superintelligent sharks with That One Amazing Scene Which We’re Not Gonna Ruin. Also featuring Thomas Jane, before he was… well, […]

Historicist: Patrick Macnee, Before the Bowler

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A budding star finds opportunities on stage and screen in 1950s Toronto. In 1952, 30-year-old Patrick Macnee arrived in Toronto with less than 10 pounds in his pocket and checked into a downtown YMCA. The struggling actor had found limited...Show More Summary

An Inside Look at Summerlicious

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Torontoist contributor and restauranteur Samira Mohyeddin gives an industry view on the mixed emotions that come with Summerlicious and Winterlicious. I have been participating in Summerlicious and Winterlicious for the past seven years—not as a diner, but as an owner of a decade-old little Iranian restaurant along Queen West. Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: Alex Trebek

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Jeopardy! host was CBC Radio's morning man for a year in the early 1970s. A sunny day on a Toronto rooftop, 1972. CBC Radio’s roster of local announcers gathers for a summery, stylish photoshoot. Sitting in a deck chair front and...Show More Summary

Torontoist Week in Review: July 6-10

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A lot happens in the course of a workweek. Here’s a look back at the top stories from the past five days that you might have missed, or might care to revisit. It Takes a Village… from Giordano Ciampini on Vimeo. Touring the Pan Am Athetes’ Village The 2015 Pan Am Games are officially underway! […]

Touring the Pan Am Athletes’ Village

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

International athletes break in the West Don Lands neighbourhood. It Takes a Village… from Giordano Ciampini on Vimeo. It’s easy to simultaneously feel impressed and cynical while wandering the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: John Tory’s Had the Time of His Life, Bike Share Toronto to Expand, and Toronto’s Gold Medal

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. If you wanted a reason to love our mayor, here’s a video of John Tory and Luminato artistic director Jörn Weisbrodt singing karaoke in June. (And a hat tip to NOW journalist Jonathan Goldsbie for bringing this […]

The Toronto Maple Leafs Off-season Preview

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Leafs were bad last season. But with a few smart moves, optimism might be warranted again. July 1 marks the beginning of the NHL free-agency period, which is a benchmark of hockey’s off-season. Being a lousy team, the Toronto Maple Leafs did not make the playoffs so their off-season started in early April. Show More Summary

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