Canada 150 by Duncan Fremlin

This year, being Canada’s 150th Anniversary as a country, will trigger many comparisons with the last national party we enjoyed in 1967.  In some respects, Canada is profoundly different today.  For many, the Charter of Rights & Freedoms was the beginning of Canada as a nation.   Perhaps that should be the date we honour.  In […]

Paul-François Sylvestre Trillium Book Award Finalist

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Paul-François Sylvestre’s book on the 5five decades of French-language theatre in Toronto is one of the five finalists for the prestigious Trillium Book Award. Cinquante ans de « p’tits bonheur » au Théâtre français de Toronto was published by Éditions du GREF. Ontario’s minister of Culture, Eleanor McMahon, will announce the winners in the Anglophone […]

OH CANADA! STANDING TALL TOGETHER

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I think it’s safe to say that Canadians are proud of their country but fairly subdued when it comes to expressing it.  However,  when given a chance, they can and do let loose.  And that’s exactly what they did in early February.   The stage was set:  the biggest snow storm of the year, music […]

Live Amateur Boxing Returns To Cabbagetown!

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Contributed by Chris Cook   Do you remember the annual live amateur boxing show during the Cabbagetown Street Festival? For the first time since 2010, the bell will ring, restarting one of the finest traditions in Cabbagetown, live boxing.  After recent renovations to the building, an action-packed 7-bout boxing card has been sanctioned and scheduled […]

YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE 2016

Indie Fridays are Back! Free Music in the Heart of the City  June 24 – September 2   YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE (YDS) is proud to present Indie Fridays, the free concert series that will kickstart the weekends in the heart of the city from June 24 – September 2 starting at 8pm. Join the summer fun […]

Female Eye Film FestivaL

Toronto, Ontario (May 12, 2016) – The Female Eye Film Festival(FEFF) is celebrating 14 years June 14-19,2016 in Toronto with 80 Film Screenings, Industry Panels, and Special Events. Female Eye Film Festival, voted one of the “World’s Top Fifty Film Festivals” by MovieMaker Magazine for the 4th consecutive year, is an international film festival for […]

24 Years and going strong

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Contributed by Gina Dineen Celebrating outstanding short films from around the world and around the corner, this local one-night-only juried screening of international short films promises something for everyone!   Come and vote for the People’s Choice Award.   The screening will be held in the Ada Slaight Hall at Daniel’s Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. […]

Cabbagetown Theatre

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Contributed by Kim Sprenger Cabbagetown Theatre is returning for their fifteenth+ year as members of the Cabbagetown Festival. We take fairy tales and bring them to life – panto-style – in the glorious Necropolis Chapel that is part of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Group across from Riverdale Farm.   This year our story is “Goldilocks: […]

Cabbagetown Tour of Homes Displays Richness of Style and Architecture

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman The architecture in Cabbagetown is unparalleled.  On street after street homes built in the Victorian era stand in manifestations from majestic mansions to exquisite workers’ cottages, lovingly preserved and cherished. At the same time, newer homes, sometimes constructed to tie in with their historic neighbours, make this area special. On the […]