NOW critics pick the best comedy, art, stage shows and, of course, parties happening during Pride Month Read more

, Culture

Jeremy Dutcher

Vanessa Heins

Including Biziindan! at Luminato, NXNE at Yonge-Dundas Square, Taste of Little Italy, Stackt Market's housewarming, Abbi Jacobson and more Read more


Four Sisters, at Luminato, 2019

Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh

The final work in Susanna Fournier’s ambitious Empire Trilogy pays rich theatrical dividends Read more


The dispersion of queer people into a diaspora in the face of gentrification dilutes the ability to organize and ruptures our political power Read more

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Extravaganza Eleganza, 2019

Photo by Katherine Folger, edited by Marshall Lorenzo

Tricia Black and Tom Hearn were barely even out five years ago; now they're becoming role models for the next generation of LGBTQ funny people Read more


Red Embers Allan Gardens

Lisa Rochon

The public art installation Red Embers was designed by 15 Indigenous women artists and is on display until October 4 Read more

Art & Design

Full Light Of Day at Luminato, 2019

Photo by Don Lee, Banff Centre

Daniel Brooks's ambitious drama about a wealthy, corrupt Canadian family gets a handsome production, but its characters and narrative need finessing Read more

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Kira at Luminato, 2019

Photo by Dahlia Katz

Fara Tolno's drumming resonates more effectively than the dance in Lua Shayenne Dance Company's West African-influenced show Read more


House of Mirrors Luminato

Samuel Engelking

The high-art riff on the classic amusement park attraction offers fragmented views of Toronto that change depending on light and weather Read more

Art & Design

Dundas West Fest

Courtesy of Dundas West Fest

Including Dundas West Fest, NXNE, World Naked Bike Ride, House of Mirrors at Luminato, Desifest, U.S. Girls, PUP and more Read more


From lots of Pride-related events to a free, large-scale dance production in The Bentway’s reclaimed space under the Gardiner, here a few of this month's must-see shows Read more

, Theatre

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Jonty Wilde

Including exhibitions about Toronto's future skyline, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett's movie memorabilia, African portraiture by women and Saskatchewan Read more

Art & Design

Nick Kroll, Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness, podcast How Did This Get Made and Marc Maron round out the big names at the eighth annual comedy festival Read more


After creating over 60 original works for the company, the 64-year-old dancer and choreographer leaves "one of the best jobs in Canada" on his own terms Read more


The American musician-turned-chef will cook and tell stories at the second annual arts festival Read more


From a queer Muslim memoir to a history of small-town Chinese restaurants in Canada, here are the season's essential titles Read more


Michael Terriault, Travis Seetoo and Kelly Wong in Rope, Shaw Festival, 2019

Photo by Emily Cooper

Jani Lauzon's staging of the murder mystery delivers thrills, chills and fine performances Read more


Michael Blake, Gordon S. Miller, Othello at Stratford Festival, 2019

Photo by Chris Young

Nigel Shawn Williams's powerful production shifts the emphasis from jealousy to societal racism and misogyny Read more


Matt Nethersole and ensemble in Brigadoon, Shaw Festival, 2019

Photo by David Cooper

Even with Brian Hill's updated book, this nostalgic musical about a lost Scottish village evokes head-scratching, not magic Read more


Including Jorja Smith & Kali Uchis, Rocketman, Promise Cherry Beach and Anderson .Paak Read more