It's the long weekend (and the weather seems to be co-operating), so get out there and enjoy what the city has to offer. On the docket this weekend: pulled pork poutine and live music on King St., brews at Evergreen Brick Works, a day of well-deserved veneration for the art of vinyl, an all-ages festival, and (the pièce de résistance) a cat video festival. Happy Easter, everyone.
We are now at the point in the game where the cards have been put on the table by all the major players — the leading candidates for mayor of Toronto, the candidates for premier of Ontario and the candidates for Prime Minister of Canada.
Richard Underhill has long been a community activist, especially regarding his home turf in Toronto’s Kensington Market. But, he’s best known as a member of legendary jazz fusion group Shuffle Demons. Now Underhill wants to parlay his decades of experience travelling the world as a musician and his work in grassroots organizing into a run at the mayor’s chair in the upcoming municipal election.
They say men get handsomer at 40, while we just get old. Yeah, screw that.
The 63rd Rogers Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner and Auction hosted 650 guests at the Fairmont Royal York for an entertaining evening featuring an all-star lineup of sports celebs, dinner, and extensive live and silent auctions.
Justin Nozuka walks into a crammed Queen Street West café and orders a bowl of soup. With a nondescript winter parka hiding his tall, slim frame and a pair of glasses perched on his nose, even Nozuka’s diehard fans (of which there are many) would struggle to recognize the unassuming 25-year-old musician who has so confidently commanded the stage for the past seven years.
Allan Hawco, co-artistic director of The Company Theatre (and recognizable star of CBC’s Republic of Doyle), leads a cast of four in Amy Herzog’s ominous drama Belleville, now playing at Berkeley Street Theatre until May 4th.
This is the first interview Travis Good has given regarding the new collaborative project that sees Toronto band The Sadies team up with Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip fame. And, true to the anarchic nature of the seven-year project, he’s having trouble explaining how it all came together so brilliantly. Who knew these Canadian roots and rock veterans could be so punk?
Our weekly recap of the week’s news nuggets in Toronto will bring you up to date and add some fuel to your small-talk tank heading into the weekend.
The star of Flashpoint (and new TV show Remedy) shares fond memories of waiting tables on St. Clair.