As the era of legal marijuana draws near, Ontario real estate professionals are demanding the government do something to protect homeowners from a possible boom in grow-ops that could damage the province’s housing stock.
With a live event on May 13 at the Elgin Theatre and a Netflix reunion special directed by Martin Scorsese in the works, SCTV alum and Toronto native Dave Thomas spoke with Post City about the history of the iconic show and being a lifelong McKenzie brother.
The Art of Banksy has already show in Melbourne, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv and Auckland, but Toronto beat out Athens and Stockholm to host this new incarnation. On June 13, The Art of Banksy, a new exhibition the acclaimed UK street artist, will open in Toronto at a raw exhibition space at 213 Sterling Road.
Getting underway today and running until May 13, Canadian Music Week (CMW) is a massive music festival with hundreds of bands filling up venues around town with a dizzying array of fresh new music from across the country and south of the border as well as ticketed shows from rock veterans such as Sloan, playing a free show at Dundas Square, playing with grunge heavyweights Mudhoney. It's hard to wrap one's head around so many options. Herewith, a look at some of the best options for every day of the festival.
Film might be dead, but there are plenty of people around this great city trying to resurrect it. We’ve got live-action filmic role-play of your favourite classic films, an homage to the silver screen by Toronto burlesque dancers and drag queens, screenings of 16 mm classic gems in an old coach house and more –– there’s a real diversity of unique cinematic experiences to discover and, behind them, the personalities that deliver them.
I like the story of Annie, the little orphan girl who is plucked from a sad excuse for an orphanage by a rich benefactor with a big heart. There's a dog, and a cruel lady who terrorizes the little girls and even an attempted swindle. It's a classic tale with all the right elements. And, we've had so many wonderful productions including a recent movie starring Jamie Foxx as Daddy Warbucks as well as the classic 1982 film with the incomparable Carol Burnett as the alcoholic Miss Hannigan, who runs the orphanage like a sweat shop. There is a lot of history and quite the high water mark to live up to for any subsequent attempt, and unfortunately the latest Mirvish musical production doesn't get there.