In today's Urban Planner: a solo performance by opera star Anna Christy, Write Club returns, and plenty of theatrical options. Music: Soprano Anna Christy has proven to be a real ear-pleaser as title character Lucia in the Canadian Opera Company mainstage production of Lucia di Lammermoor. Show More Summary
In today's Urban Planner: Kim's Convenience returns, Laughable at Unlovable, and Tyler Kyte & The Nice Guys play a show. Theatre: One of the Fringe Festival’s greatest successes, and definitely Soulpepper’s biggest post-millennial hit, Ins Choi’s corner store comedy Kim’s Convenience returns for another extended run into the the summer season. Show More Summary
In today's Urban Planner: a sound-art symposium, a comedy fundraiser, and a TV-themed party. Offbeat: New Adventures in Sound Art is co-presenting the Trans X Transmission Art Symposium, a four-day meeting of artists who use sound as their medium. Show More Summary
In today's Urban Planner: a talk about censorship with Lawrence Hill, a lecture on the art of the horror-film poster, and a bevy of theatrical options. Talks: Putting an award-winning author and a university professor on stage to open up a frank dialogue on racism and censorship may sound like a volatile proposition. Show More Summary
New research finds that the effect of green space on personal well-being is more than you might guess. As urban planners debate the merits of, say, a new shopping center versus maintaining the local park, they might consider this: over time, parks--and other green spaces--make people feel better about themselves. Show More Summary
In today's Urban Planner: learn to write with feeling, take a guided tour of the neighbourhood around the Royal Ontario Musuem, or see The Biographer before it closes. Books: Got writer’s block? Need help bringing dimension to your stories and characters? Writing with Feeling is a workshop you won’t want to miss. Show More Summary
In today's Urban Planner: a panel discussion with LGBTQ writers, a Lady Gaga musical, and a little springtime comedy. Poetry: Help celebrate the life of Canadian poet Daryl Hine, along with the release of his last collection, A Reliquary and Other Poems. Show More Summary
In today's Urban Planner: the 2013 Harold Awards, as well as shows by Tyler Kyte & The Nice Guys, Faun Fables, and Fiver. Offbeat: The 2013 edition of The Harold Awards, an annual celebration of the DIY and indie spirit of Toronto theatre,...Show More Summary
In today's Urban Planner: a block party, Ethiopian jazz, and an expormidable moose (whatever that means). Food: To open the third summer season of the Live Local Marketplace, Market 707 is throwing a free-to-all block party entitled Flavours of the City. Show More Summary
In today's Urban Planner: the ROM talks about life in 2030, a comedy classic of the silent screen plays with live piano accompaniment, and Night of the Living Dead Live continues. Talks: Ever wondered what the future will look like?Show More Summary
Over the years, I’ve lived in six different cities, in four different countries, on three continents. A city’s walkability is something I’m always focused on because I’ve always relied on walking and public transportation. My latestShow More Summary
In today's Urban Planner: short films by Ryerson students, a one-man show about sperm donation, and Much Ado About Nothing. Film: Students of Ryerson’s School of Image Arts showcase their thesis works at The Ryerson University Film Festival (RUFF). Show More Summary
In today's Urban Planner: a TV trivia night at the Gladstone, a planning session for a new theatre, and a play that examines interconnectivity. Trivia: Remember the good old days when girls hunted vampires instead of dating them? If so, you should get on over to TV Trivia Night, where the focus is on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Show More Summary
In today's Urban Planner: Playwrights Canada Press hosts readings, a play set on a crashing plane, and SINGular Sensation. Theatre: Playwrights Canada Press holds a (theatre) star-studded reading event for their spring 2013 book launch. Show More Summary
An urban planner shares how small steps can lead to big strides in a city's walkability.
A city planner explains how preventing urban sprawl has allowed the people of Portland, Ore., to drive less and relax more.
Spending a decade (or two) on a project isn't uncommon amongst urban planners. Gilles Trehin is one of them. Except in Trehin's case, the project is entirely fictional, and the scale is monumental. Read more...
In today's Urban Planner: Love Letters Cabaret schools audiences on ladylike behaviour, Kevin McDonald at Comedy Bar, and the Elastocitizens play the Horseshoe Tavern. Performing Arts: The Love Letters Cabaret is back with The Lady, a series of lessons on “proper” ladylike behaviour, with nods to the silver screen idols and pin-ups of the 1940s. Show More Summary
In today's Urban Planner: a close look at Ken Russell's The Devils, Graydon James launches his book, and "a sensible gathering" of improv comedy troupes. Theatre: Life x 3 presents the tale of Henry and Sonia, who have to deal with a couple that unexpectedly shows up to dinner a day early. Show More Summary
In today's Urban Planner: a photography show that highlight's Toronto's architectural heritage, The Playwright Project, and Star Trek improv. Photography: David Kaufman’s Early Sunday Morning photography exhibit simultaneously celebrates...Show More Summary