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Dwayne Morgan

It's not the only festival of its kind in the city, but the new event has ambitious aims to be the biggest and farthest-reaching: not simply an import, but something unique here Read more

Features

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Maggie Stephenson

The annual EDM mega-fest brought sensory overload, big-name headliners and a nightmare of a time getting out of Downsview Park. Here's what stood out. Read more

Concert reviews

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Renaud Philippe

Gucci Mane's first performance in Canada, Blink-182's full-album performance of Enema Of The State, Mariah Carey makes it through the rain and more Read more

Concert reviews

There's something for everyone this month: national showcases for the cinema of Japan and Italy, as well as festivals for sports, true crime and emerging female, trans and non-binary filmmakers Read more

Film Fests & Special Screenings

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Samuel Engelking

Manifesto's newly minted executive director Kiana "Rookz" Eastmond has big plans for building sustainability and bringing it back to its roots. Read more

Features

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Charles Prot

Above & Beyond, YOOKiE and Skee Mask were some of the world-class DJs that played Igloofest in 2019. Here's why this winter music festival should be on every electronic music fan's bucket-list. Read more

Concert reviews

The fascinating doc Origin Story and splatterific comedy One Cut Of The Dead illustrate the range of this year's offerings Read more

Film Fests & Special Screenings

Bear Witness is curating this year's X Avant new music festival in Toronto, expanding on the powerful and inclusive concept established on A Tribe Called Red's last album, We Are The Halluci Nation. Read more

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Olivia Bednar

A review of Toronto's Night Owl Festival. The garage rock-heavy four-day fest continued to grow in its fourth year, putting a spotlight on local women and eclectic bands from around the world. Read more

Concert reviews

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Chinese rapper Tizzy T will play Modern Sky Festival alongside other artists from Asia and Canada

The Chinese music festival expands to Toronto with a lineup that includes Calvin Love, Bohan Pheonix and Sunset Rollercoaster. Read more

Features

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Trung Dung Nguyen

Korea Town Acid and Edna King brought their A-game to Montreal, making their debuts on one of Canada's largest electronic music stages. Read more

Concert reviews

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Peter Ryaux Larsen

Now in its 16th season, Montreal's long-running weekly electronic music festival at Île Sainte-Hélène’s Plaine des Jeux attracts top DJs from around the world including New York's Kim Ann Foxman and Toronto's Bambii. Read more

Concert reviews

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Visual Bass

Veld, Toronto's EDM and rap festival at Downsview Park, has become a massive event. From A$AP Ferg's Toronto love to a touching Avicii tribute, here's what united the crowd at this year's event. Read more

Concert reviews

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Tom Beedham

These Ontario music festivals, all outside Toronto, give you plenty of options for camping, day trips or just an afternoon of music in the sun. Read more

Music

Hillside, the Guelph music festival, has outlasted bigger ones like WayHome by sticking to its principles: community, spontaneity and good vibes. Here were the standouts: Jeremy Dutcher, Cadence Weapon, Lido Pimienta, U.S. Girls and more. Read more

Concert reviews

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Kate Killet

NXNE 2018 reviews: Our critics spent the week in venues throughout Toronto, catching shows by Ryan Hemsworth, RYAN Playground, Tokyo Police Club's Dave Monks, LA Timpa and more. Read more

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NXNE 2018 preview: With a return to club-hopping and free shows at Yonge-Dundas Square, the opportunity for discovery is back too for the Toronto music festival. Here's how to get the most out of your wristband. Read more

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The Lockhart

Stilt walkers, jugglers, and Butterbeer (obviously) will feature prominently at Harry Potter theme bar's Dundas West Fest installation Read more

Food & Drink

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Zach Slootsky

NOW music critics pick the best Toronto shows for summer 2018 including Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monae, Radiohead and outdoor music festivals you shouldn't miss. Read more

Music

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Angela Dawson

Spend summer 2018 at Vegandale, Taste of the Danforth, Jerfest or one of several craft beer festivals. Here are the best dining events. Read more

Food & Drink

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    Carlos Bolivar

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