All Blogs / Local Interest / Canada / Posts With Video

Get More Specific:

The Ford Awakens

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Rob Ford makes the jump to the big screen in the new mockumentary Toronah. Torontoist brings you an early report of the movie magic. Jaws dropped all over town a couple of days ago with the news of a new film called Toronah, an unscripted...Show More Summary

Shaping Toronto: Reusing an Old City Hall

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How Toronto and other cities have reused (or plan to readapt) former municipal battlegrounds. Shaping Toronto looks at the decisions, processes, and trends that form the city we know and love. “From Old City Hall to mall?” To some web...Show More Summary

City Council Preview: September–October 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In which we provide your cheat sheet for this month’s city council meeting, and let you know how you can follow along. Today City Council returns from its summer break, and there’s a lot to cover on the agenda. Read about Toronto’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis; the taxi mess; the Gardiner mess; new […]

An Ode to Marcus Stroman

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

You can't help but love the Jays' youngest starter, because he reminds us of our best selves. When I have vivid fantasies about the Blue Jays winning the American League East, or the American League Division Series, or the World Series (come on, we all do it), I often think about each individual player’s unique reaction. Show More Summary

Experience Josh Donaldson’s Walkoff Homer Over and Over Again

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

After decades of mostly forgettable baseball, you deserve these moments. Most years, yesterday’s Blue Jays game against the Tampa Bay Rays would mark the last home game of the season. This year, however, by virtue of ending the longest...Show More Summary

Sex, Drugs, and Education: TRIP! Project Celebrates 20 Years of Harm Reduction

From grimy photocopies to glossy pamphlets, a local non-profit celebrates two decades of bringing harm reduction to Toronto raves. TRIP! Project is celebrating 20 years of promoting safety at electronic-music events in the way you’d expect it to: with a sound system, DJs, and dancing. Show More Summary

You Say You Want a Revolution?

Soulpepper Theatre has bloody good fun with a modern, musical take on the 1960s classic Marat/Sade. Marat/Sade Young Centre for the Performing Arts (50 Tank House Lane) Runs to Oct. 17 $29.50 – $94 Welcome to Marat/Sade: The Musical....Show More Summary

A Soft-Porn Circus and a Chance for Romance

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Spiegelworld’s Empire balances awesome acrobatics with sleazy comedy, while Rebecca Northan’s Blind Date brings out the best in men. Empire Spiegeltent (318 Queens Quay West) Runs to Oct. 18 $45 – $144.50 Blind Date Tarragon Theatre (30 Bridgman Avenue) Runs to Oct. Show More Summary

“New” City Hall and Visions of the Future

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

When it opened 50 years ago “new” City Hall looked like the future, then later like the past. Now, it looks kind of like both. This weekend, as the lingering summer tourists walk west from Yonge along Queen Street, they’ll pause as usual to take in two buildings, old and new. Show More Summary

An Oral History of TIFF

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Forty years later, TIFF has defied the odds and is still going strong. We spoke to the people who know it best to tell the festival's history in their own words. In 1976, business partners Bill Marshall, Henk Van der Kolk, and Murray “Dusty” Cohl founded the “Festival of Festivals” in an effort to boost the Canadian film industry. Show More Summary

A Carefully Curated Queen West Bookshop Takes Flight

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Flying Books puts an unconventional spin on the indie bookstore. In Neil Gaiman’s 2012 commencement address at the University of the Arts, he stresses the importance of establishing a mountain: a goal towards which you direct all your creative energies. Show More Summary

Opening New City Hall

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

50 years ago, Toronto welcomed its latest civic landmark. When the new City Hall opened on September 13, 1965, that afternoon’s Toronto Star editorial echoed many initial thoughts about our new $31 million landmark: Suddenly today every Torontonian is ten feet high. For the new City Hall is his. He is part of its greatness and shares its beauty. There in its mass and […]

Extra, Extra: Toronto’s New Bike Lanes, Councillors Express Olympic Skepticism, and Not the Last Time “Trump” and “Unstable” Are Used Together in One Sentence

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Cyclists will now have more bike lanes, with construction on the existing Richmond and Adelaide Streets lanes expected to get underway this week. The lanes, which currently run from Bathurst to University, will be extended east to […]

Spotted: Zombie Death March

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The popular zombie walk saw its last edition on Saturday, as the local undead gave the event a fitting farewell. WHAT: The Toronto Zombie Walk bade farewell to Toronto on Saturday with a funeral ceremony at the Royal Cinema, followed by a wake at the CNE. Show More Summary

Televisualist: The Late Mrs. Robot Does Not Appear

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 The newest entry in the Million Dollar Listing franchise is Million Dollar Listing: San Francisco, which, because it is San Francisco, probably means a lot of […]

Historicist: Johnny at the Fair

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Before he was a fine artist, Charles Pachter wandered the Canadian National Exhibition as a four-year-old for the NFB in 1947. Out of 100 or so boys who auditioned for the title role in the National Film Board’s celebration of the 1947 Canadian National Exhibition, Johnny at the Fair, Charles “Sonny” Pachter stood out. Show More Summary

Goth it Up with Guillermo del Toro

last monthCanada / 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

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

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 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 months 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

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC