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Remembering the godfather of zombie filmmaking

More than a decade ago, we found out that George A. Romero was filming one of his now-iconic zombie flicks at a suburban shopping mall in Thornhill. For some, it was like the GTA had finally made it. He was that important.
July 27, 2017

Midtowner brings home the basketball world cup

July 26, 2017

Gender-bending King Lear shines in leafy High Park production

July 26, 2017

Mexico meets Japan

July 26, 2017

Madame Boeuf and Flea, a new eatery like no other

At Madame Boeuf and Flea it’s all backyard party, all the time. The newest arm of the Anthony Rose empire — squirelled away behind Bar Begonia — is dotted with picnic tables, retro concert posters (Grateful Dead, anyone?) and, let’s be honest, a patron or two looking to get their late afternoon drank on.
July 25, 2017

Davisville resident honoured for 25 years of service at Wellspring

Christie Cass has been volunteering for the Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation at Sunnybrook Hospital since the centre’s inception in 1992.
July 24, 2017

Emmanuel Kabongo stars in CBC’s ‘21 Thunder’

Before landing his role as Junior Lolo on 21 Thunder, Emmanuel Kabongo had attended 357 auditions. The rising star knew that getting his name out there would be tough, but now that his hard work is paying off, he’s taking the time to savour his success.
July 24, 2017

Art Lives Here Lane honours community volunteers

Councillor Joe Mihevc and residents came out to name the lane — located between Kenwood Avenue and Wychwood Avenue — Art Lives Here Lane, for their efforts.
July 24, 2017

Sewell on City Hall: Enough! Or Too Much

Some people think there is not enough development around the Yonge-Eglinton intersection. City planners have given approval to a 24-storey tower at 90 Eglinton Ave. W., replacing a solid-looking six-storey structure. North York Community Council brushed aside strong local opposition, including from local councillors Josh Matlow, Jaye Robinson and Christin Carmichael Greb, and recommended the development to Toronto City Council at the next meeting.
July 20, 2017

Update on Drake's Bridle Path home

July 19, 2017

Cemetery operator donates 23 acres in North York

The Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries (MPGC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 25 to announce their donation of 23 acres at York Cemetery near Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue to the City of Toronto. However, the question of whether or not MPGC owns the land and has the legal authority to convey it still stands before the courts.
July 18, 2017

At the Bar: Inspired cocktails at Momo San, the new Japanese hot spot

At Baldwin Village’s Momo San, things have been bustling. Still shy of the actual grand opening, the in-demand Japanese eatery has had all the queues since opening shop early this May.
July 18, 2017

OMB mediation allows 34 storeys at Yonge-St. Clair

A 34-storey tower will be built at the Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue intersection now that the developer has reached an agreement with the community through an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) mediation.
July 17, 2017

Dream Homes: Half-built homes

July 14, 2017

Stintz on Midtown: Long live the republic of Rathnelly

In 1967, while the rest of Canada was celebrating 100 years, an upstart neighbourhood near Casa Loma declared its independence.
July 14, 2017

Plan for midtown Toronto site surrounding Five Thieves unveiled

A development plan for Scrivener Square, which surrounds a strip of retailers in Summerhill affectionately dubbed the Five Thieves by locals, has some residents opposing the proposal’s height and density.
July 13, 2017

Student sings in Yorkville for tuition

On a busy street corner in Yorkville, Ian Sabourin can often be found singing classical music a cappella to the passing crowds with a bucket and sign that reads “tuition fund.”
July 13, 2017

What is Nathan Lawr's favourite protest song?

Toronto musician Nathan Lawr's favourite protest songs
July 13, 2017

What is Ron Hawkins' favourite protest song?

Toronto musician Ron Hawkins on his favourite protest song.
July 13, 2017

Protest songs alive and well 50 years after Summer of Love

It’s the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love — you know, those godless hippies dancing around in their birthday suits to politically charged tunes on the Hair soundtrack. And with it comes a renewed focus on the role of the protest song, thanks to the likes of Donald Trump, climate change, Islamophobia and Black Lives Matter.
July 13, 2017