DIY Toronto


Samuel Engelking

As rents go up and venues shut down, the underground is fighting for space. Seven promoters and musicians sound off on why parties matter and how we can make them thrive. Read more


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With the housing crisis and decreased affordability of venues, some musicians have asked if it's worth staying. Here's why these ones moved to smaller cities. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

What San Francisco, Amsterdam and London can tell us about what supporting the nighttime economy could look like here Read more



Ndeye Fatou M'Bow

The indie event's second edition is prioritizing accessibility and features a pool party, a youth/elder social and the inaugural Crip Rave Read more


BUMP TV telethon

Samuel Engelking

Artist-run BUMP TV broadcasts 24/7 and operates out of a basement with a 100-per-cent volunteer staff Read more

Art & Design

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Olivia Bednar

DIY culture is rapidly growing in the era of Etsy shops and independent boutiques popping up on every corner. These unique classes can help you learn a skill you always wished you had Read more


Vinyl enthusiasts can meet up, hang out and search for that white whale record together at the inaugural DIY event Read more



One of a Kind

We’ve selected 10 must-see artists, crafters and artisans from over 500 makers leading Canada’s DIY revolution Read more


Long waiting lists and expensive therapy fees are driving those suffering from mental illnesses to seek solutions outside the healthcare system Read more


The crackdown on underground venues threatens to erode community and risk-taking programming Read more


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Victoria Czerniawska

"I wouldn’t mourn for Soybomb because it’s people who made this happen, and we can do it again, bigger and badder." Read more


New Fries

Marc Etienne Mongrain

The fearless Toronto four-piece got scrappy while making More, their new mini LP Read more


Stop buying and start making this season Read more


Join thousands of makers at Maker Fest’s two-day extravaganza or learn to build a bike at Bike Day Read more


The Shop offers one of the coolest DIY classes in town this summer Read more


Annual punk fest is very much alive Read more



R. Jeanette Martin

Noise musician gets confrontational and vulnerable at basement show Read more

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