September 1, 2014
August 29, 2014

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The New Mid Life: Understanding the birds and the bees after 50 with Dr. Jessica O’Reilly

The New Mid Life: Understanding the birds and the bees after 50 with Dr. Jessica O’Reilly Dr. Jess studies human sexuality, as well as people’s feelings and interactions

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August 28, 2014

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Weekend Warrior: Snowbirds over the CNE, farmers’ markets, Cirque du Soleil’s “Kurios” and more

Weekend Warrior: Snowbirds over the CNE, farmers’ markets, Cirque du Soleil’s “Kurios” and more Here's a sampling of what's happening on this last long summer weekend in T.O.

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August 27, 2014

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Rob Ford’s shenanigans make for ideal musical theatre

Rob Ford’s shenanigans make for ideal musical theatre Rob Ford the Musical opens on September 15, running until September 28. But will the real mayor turn up for the opening?

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August 26, 2014

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Bloor Ossington Folk Festival announces 2014 lineup

Bloor Ossington Folk Festival announces 2014 lineup For four years, the Bloor Ossington Folk Festival has been a shining showcase of Toronto’s independent best. The event recently announced its lineup for 2014.

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August 26, 2014

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Weekly Toronto Flick Picks: Thoughts on the F-Word, Bill Murray Day at TIFF and Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear

Weekly Toronto Flick Picks: Thoughts on the F-Word, Bill Murray Day at TIFF and Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear Early each week, we take a look at interesting screenings and events that Toronto cinema culture has coming, take a look at some local film events and check out what’s shooting right now in the city.

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August 25, 2014

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Mark McEwan and Susur Lee, giants in the Toronto dining scene, take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Mark McEwan and Susur Lee, giants in the Toronto dining scene, take the Ice Bucket Challenge The minds behind some of Toronto's most high-end dinner destinations get wet—and very, very cold—for a good cause.

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August 22, 2014

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Paddles up: outdoor ping-pong growing in popularity

Paddles up: outdoor ping-pong growing in popularity Toronto residents have taken to social media this summer to express their gratitude for these “fun” and “awesome” new toys parks have to offer.

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August 21, 2014

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Weekend Warrior: Busking, coconuts, blueberries, and more on this Weekend of Festivals

Weekend Warrior: Busking, coconuts, blueberries, and more on this Weekend of Festivals Summer is racing headlong toward its conclusion, and something about these twilight dog-days of the season brings out the festivals—lots of them.

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August 21, 2014

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Karen Stintz leaves mayoral race, won't run again

Karen Stintz leaves mayoral race, won't run again After polling in the single digit range for the last several weeks, Karen Stintz is dropping out of the race for mayor, she announced this morning in a press conference at City Hall.

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August 20, 2014

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The Busking Life: Toronto’s Kate Mior, a performer at this weekend’s BuskerFest, reflects on her career and art

The Busking Life: Toronto’s Kate Mior, a performer at this weekend’s BuskerFest, reflects on her career and art Toronto’s Kate Mior, a mime and character artist with ten years’ experience at Scotiabank BuskerFest, looks back on the growth of the event and the growth of her own art.

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Hogtown Humour

First Draught: A wheat beer with pineapple from the land of hops

First Draught: A wheat beer with pineapple from the land of hops

The case of legislative intoxication that struck North America in the early 20th century—otherwise known as Prohibition—may have been less severe in Canada than the US, but we are still dealing...

Briane Nasimok: A familiar face at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival

Briane Nasimok: A familiar face at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival

You’ve heard his stories and shtick for decades, now meet Torontonian Briane Nasimok, one of the many performers at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival.

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Theatre

Rob Ford’s shenanigans make for ideal musical theatre

Rob Ford’s shenanigans make for ideal musical theatre

Rob Ford the Musical opens on September 15, running until September 28. But will the real mayor turn up for the opening?

Hawksley Workman takes to the Tarragon Theatre stage in The God That Comes

Hawksley Workman takes to the Tarragon Theatre stage in The God That Comes

Local rock musicians have dabbled in the Toronto theatre scene with mixed results over the years. It’s a natural fit. Rock is all about emotion, playing with swagger and acting a role. And when...

Theatre Review: 50 Shades! The Musical offers sex jokes aplenty

Theatre Review: 50 Shades! The Musical offers sex jokes aplenty

You’ll have to wait until next year for Fifty Shades of Grey the movie to come out, but from now until April 13 you can see 50 Shades! The Musical at the Bluma Appel Theatre. This bawdy touring...

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Music & Concerts

Concert Review: Buzz band Ought power through short but sweet Monday night set

Concert Review: Buzz band Ought power through short but sweet Monday night set

Montreal band Ought took the stage at the Drake Underground and immediately launched into their breakout hit “Today More Than Any Other Day,” setting the tone for a fast-paced set that pleased...

Running for cover: Andrew Bird in town for the Toronto Urban Roots Festival

Running for cover: Andrew Bird in town for the Toronto Urban Roots Festival

For years, Andrew Bird would add a cover song to his set from one of his favourite bands, and good friends, the Handsome Family. It seemed only a matter of time before the songs made it onto an...

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Books

Bold new novel from University of Toronto grad Tom Rachman

Bold new novel from University of Toronto grad Tom Rachman

Tom Rachman did fairly well with his debut novel, The Imperfectionists — an international bestseller translated into 25 languages. You know, the usual. The University of Toronto grad is back with...

Toronto writer David Sax launches new book The Tastemakers

Toronto writer David Sax launches new book The Tastemakers

Why do some food trends have legs while others fizzle? David Sax’s latest book tries to uncover why ‘local’ food and other trends explode or fall short.

Easy, breezy alfresco reads: hot spring books from Toronto writers

Easy, breezy alfresco reads: hot spring books from Toronto writers

There are three easy reasons to find that perfect book this time of year: front porch, beach and cottage. As some flock to outdoor patios as soon as the snow melts, others just want to sit outside...

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