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“It will serve as a great reminder of neon glory and the role music, record stores and clubs played in the lives of people in this city,” music journalist Nicholas Jennings says more


88rising is embarking on the 88 Degrees & Rising Tour, its first ever group tour. The Asian music and arts collective presents Rich Brian, Higher Brothers, Joji, Keith Ape, KOHH, Niki, August 08 and Don Krez on September 30 at Echo Beach more


Including NXNE at Yonge-Dundas Square, a rally for fair wages, Pride on the island, Bells on Danforth and Elaine May at TIFF Bell Lightbox more


Nicki Minaj and Future lead this list of just-announced Toronto concerts. Plus: Lykke Li, Alvvays and Bahamas, plus Hugh's Room Live's Summer Music Festival, Sloan and Tokyo Police Club headline Hopped And Confused. more



Ethan Eisenberg

Including the World Naked Bike Ride, Pride month at Buddies, Jeremy Dutcher and a super-hyped summer horror flick more


The cult filmmaker, comedian Bassem Youssef and musician Bif naked will speak at Harbourfront Centre's Brave: The Festival of Risk and Failure more


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Giuliano Bekor

Toronto Jazz Festival announces free shows from Macy Gray, CeCe Winans, Jay Douglas and more, all throughout Yorkville. Plus: just announced Toronto concerts from Gorillaz, Tink, Ministry and others. more



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Including Field Trip, Dundas West Fest, Indigenous Fashion Week and Desifest more


The biggest blockbusters of summer 2018 include Ocean's 8, the Mamma Mia sequel and the Incredibles 2; plus, outdoor film festivals and free screenings in Toronto. more

Movies & TV

The best art and books events for summer 2018 include the Iris van Harpen and Philip Beesley exhibition at the ROM, The Art of Banksy and disaster capitalism with Naomi Klein. more

Art & Books


Fiona Morgan

Stage offerings for summer 2018 include Luminato, Coriolanus at Stratford, Fringe and SummerWorks. more



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. more



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. more

Food & Drink

Here's what's happening at Pride, Dundas West Fest, Afrofest and more in our 2018 summer festivals guide more


The best events this summer include celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day at Fort York, kicking back in Kensington Market and riding the roller coaster at the CNE. more


Aqua, Prozzäk and Whigfield will turn Echo Beach into a late-90s junior high dance. Plus: SWV plays Blockorama, Chronixx plays Manifesto, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Jim Cuddy lead a tribute to Massey Hall, and more just announced Toronto shows more


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Tim Saccenti

Zola Jesus, Bully, Moor Mother, Elle Barbara's Black Space, Isla Craig and Vallens will also play the Toronto event, which features all women and non-binary musicians more



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NOW critics pick the best movies and TV shows joining the streaming service’s library this month more

Interviews & Features


Dennis Leupold

Tinashe has been added to NXNE's free, outdoor Yonge-Dundas Square lineup, which also includes Jazz Cartier, Big Freedia, Azealia Banks, Chvrches and more. The Toronto festival has also unveiled its full festival village schedule. more


Including Doors Open, Kathy Griffin, Inside Out and LIFT Cannabis Expo more



Andrew Graham

Bulkhead debut the new song Route Sixteen, which also features Joel Eel. Plus: check out new songs from Witch Prophet, Ralph, Ebhoni, Bonjay, Jennifer Castle and more on this week's #NOWplaying playlist. more