July 23, 2014
July 22, 2014

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TIFF unveils the first batch of its lineup

TIFF unveils the first batch of its lineup The Toronto International Film Festival debuted a portion of its program for this fall's 39th running of the event Sept. 4 - 14 while announcing a policy change that the festival's first four days will be world premiere's only.

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July 22, 2014

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One of Canada's finest spins another classic: Toronto novelist Miriam Toews' latest a very personal tale

One of Canada's finest spins another classic: Toronto novelist Miriam Toews' latest a very personal tale Miriam Toews made the decision to plunge into fiction when she was in Winnipeg working on a radio documentary about single omthers on welfare. It struck her that everything she was learning would make excellent material for a novel, so she abandoned the documentary and used the material to create her own story. Her latest, All My Puny Sorrows, follows sisters Yolandi and Elfrieda, whose bond is loaded with a closenes and tenderness that only siblings can share.

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July 22, 2014

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Where Are They Now: Kate Lynch

Where Are They Now: Kate Lynch Kate Lynch recalls summers on the dock, working with Bill Murray, and recounts what she's been up to since starring in Meatballs thirty-five years ago.

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July 21, 2014

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Dancing in the Streets: Beaches International Jazz Festival hits the asphalt this week with StreetFest

Dancing in the Streets: Beaches International Jazz Festival hits the asphalt this week with StreetFest On Thursday, July 24th, performers from the 26th Beaches International Jazz Festival light up the east end with street performances. It's StreetFest, running from July 24-26, and this year promises some hip, local summer sounds.

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July 18, 2014

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Teaching a Person to Fish: Becoming a Self-Sufficient Cyclist in Toronto

Teaching a Person to Fish: Becoming a Self-Sufficient Cyclist in Toronto T.O. is full of great options for learning how to fend for yourself as a cyclist on Hogtown streets. Here are three of the best bets out there.

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July 18, 2014

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The week in Toronto in 10 easy clicks: Drake gives Toronto a nickname, Rob Ford sober as a judge, Marijuana in High Park and more

The week in Toronto in 10 easy clicks: Drake gives Toronto a nickname, Rob Ford sober as a judge, Marijuana in High Park and more 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.

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July 17, 2014

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Weekend Warrior: Toronto Indy, Beaches Jazz Festival, Salsa on St. Clair, Toronto Chinatown Festival and more

Weekend Warrior: Toronto Indy, Beaches Jazz Festival, Salsa on St. Clair, Toronto Chinatown Festival and more Take it to the street this weekend with the biggest race of the year in Toronto and a variety of cultural street festivals all over town. There are things to do in Chinatown, outside of City Hall for Taste of Thailand, up on St. Clair learn to salsa or out in the Beach to take in some jazz.

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July 16, 2014

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New public art program allows Torontonians to write snappy little love letters to their hometown

New public art program allows Torontonians to write snappy little love letters to their hometown Passionate denizens of Toronto were encouraged to tweet in their feelings about ole Hogtown and if chosen have a shot to be a fixture on video advertising space all over the city throughout the month of July.

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July 16, 2014

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Too Close To Call: Two of Toronto’s most unique and interesting B&Bs square off

Too Close To Call: Two of Toronto’s most unique and interesting B&Bs square off This month we check out two of T.O.’s most unusual bed & breakfasts, one housed in a Victorian manor and the other on a boat. Which host is the most? You choose.

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July 15, 2014

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Counter Culture: Taste of Toronto food festival releases full schedule whets many appetites

Counter Culture: Taste of Toronto food festival releases full schedule whets many appetites Earlier this year we found out that one of the world’s premier food festivals, Taste of Toronto, would be coming to the city for the first time. Yesterday we got further details on exactly what we can expect from this foodie Shangri-La running July 24-27.

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Hogtown Humour

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.

Women’s comedy festival SheDot shows how far we have to go

Women’s comedy festival SheDot shows how far we have to go

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and company rule the roost, but why aren’t there more?

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Theatre

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...

Megan Follows, making directorial debut, pushes the boundaries

Megan Follows, making directorial debut, pushes the boundaries

From little Anne Shirley to murderous nobles.

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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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