On its 10th anniversary, the hometown hero's breakout mixtape is on Spotify and Apple Music. It leads this week's #NOWplaying playlist of new Toronto music Read more


The Grammys nominee list is filled with local names – and it goes way beyond Drake and the Weeknd Read more

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Samuel Engelking

From NOW cover stars to London, Ontario, music heroes to a total lack of Drake and Shad – here's what's catching our eye so far Read more




From Pusha T's Danforth Music Hall brawl to Gordon Lightfoot calling last call at Massey Hall (for now), these Toronto concerts resonated beyond the stage. Read more

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What does Toronto sound like? This year's best local albums, as voted by NOW critics, offered many different ways to hear it Read more

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Tickets for Drake's's show at Après Noir supper club in Woodbridge started at $550 and topped out close to $3,000, but the performance felt loose and intimate. Read more

Concert reviews

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Adam Appugliesi

We were in the crowd when chaos broke out at Pusha T's Danforth Music Hall show in Toronto after people threw drinks – and then punches. Here's what happened. Read more



Natalia Manzocco

Vancouver firm behind West Oak opening two concepts, Marbl and Mademoiselle, inside Drake's failed club Read more


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Samuel Engelking

After cancelling his red carpet appearance, Drake introduced Reinaldo Marcus Green’s poignant drama about police brutality via video Read more

Toronto International Film Festival 2018


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Other big-name guests include Hilary Swank, Mahershala Ali, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jason Reitmen, who will oversee a live reading of The Breakfast Club Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Concert review: Less of a one-off special occasion vibe than previous years, Drake's twice-delayed Aubrey & The Three Migos show still felt impressive, with a special guest appearance from Travis Scott. Read more

Concert reviews

After the whole tour was pushed back, the first of three Drake and Migos Toronto concerts on the Aubrey & The Three Migos tour, originally scheduled for August 20, has been postponed. Read more



Anil (@anilm24)

The Atlantic Mas founder talks stepping up Toronto's float game, diversity at Carnival and the chances of a Drake cameo at this year's Grand Parade Read more


Drake and Migos come to Toronto in August (but no OVO Fest?), along with David Byrne, Beach House, The National and others; plus Manifesto, Veld and Caribbean Carnival festivals. Read more

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Drake and Migos's Scotiabank Arena concerts on the Aubrey and The Three Migos tour will now take place August 20, 21 and 22. Still no word on whether there will be a 2018 OVO Fest Read more


Drake, Jazz Cartier, Killy, Wondagurl and Mustafa The Poet have posted remembrances of the young Toronto rapper on social media Read more


The hip-hop superstar's double album doesn't take chances, but at 25 tracks, it's a masterful summation of his strengths as a rapper and singer Read more

Album reviews


Michelle Homonylo

The best Toronto songs of the week: Dilly Dally, Drake, Petra Glynt, Nue and Pressa, Baby Cages and a 20-song playlist of fresh tracks Read more


Drake's I'm Upset video has definitively brought things back to his wheelhouse: fun, nostalgic fan service. So much for the Pusha T beef – there's a Degrassi reunion! Read more



Quantrell D. Colbert

Brampton-bred director talks blaxploitation reboots, local dance sensations and T.O.’s hip-hop history Read more

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