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Tim Saccenti

Our list of the best Toronto music festivals happening in fall 2018. Each offers something different, from Chinese music to hardcore, psych, hip-hop and more. more

Features

Here are some highlights of the fest of Palestinian cinema, music, food and art taking over the Lightbox until Sunday more

Film Fests & Special Screenings

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Samuel Engelking

Manifesto festival presented art, comedy, a well-curated Discovery Series and a stellar free outdoor show headlined by Charlotte Day Wilson more

Concert reviews

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Cassandra Popescu

Review: acts like TOPS, Maylee Todd and Zaki Ibrahim shone at Camp Wavelength, and the festival maintained its community spirit after its artistic director's removal. more

Concert reviews

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J. Ashley Nixon

Sled Island's 12th edition in Calagary proved that Toronto festivals could learn a thing or two from this festival, that puts music ahead of branding. more

Features

Festival Lingua Franca has unveiled its lineup of bands with non-white members. "The goal is to showcase that rock music is so much more diverse than the stereotypical image of four white dudes playing blues rock," says Daniel G. Wilson more

Music

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Steve Louie

A review of Halifax music festival Obey Convention: after four days at the fearless, inclusive Obey, we picked up some lessons that Toronto festivals could learn. more

Concert reviews

From Images and Cinéfranco to Human Rights Watch and Water Docs, here are the film fests taking over Toronto's screens this month more

Film Fests & Special Screenings

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Thomas Jackson – Tynesight

There was a political edge to the Austin festival this year and a genuinely impressive gender balance – Toronto artists also made a splash more

Concert reviews

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Samuel Engelking

July Talk, A Tribe Called Red and Charlotte Day Wilson highlight the one-day festival at Echo Beach more

Music

Find the full lineup here, plus new show announcements from Childish Gambino, Robert Plant, Japanese Breakfast and more more

Music

NXNE 2017, Port Lands

Samuel Engelking

The two Toronto events are among 45 music festivals worldwide that have committed to reaching 50/50 gender balances over the next four years more

Music

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Brian Medina

From Wavelength Winter Festival to two varieties of DJ skate nights, these upcoming events prove toques are the new flower crowns more

Features

Hailu Mergia

PHILIPP JESTER

There's a lack of adventurous experimental music getting booked at summer fests, they say more

Features

The hip-hop-focused festival makes space for local acts not readily supported by the scene more

Features

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Photo: Thierry Franco

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Tanja-Tiziana

Toronto is a city of festivals. These multi-day events take over our streets, parks, theatres and convention halls showcasing how diverse the city truly is more

Hot Summer Guide 2017

Ian D’Sa, Leah Fay, Tasha the Amazon, Shad and Brendan Canning are among the musicians to hand-pick lineups for the annual music fest more

Music

Concertgoers at OVO Fest 2013.

Zach Slootsky

Sexual violence can happen to anyone, but marginalized people are the least likely to get help when they need it more

Features

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Tanja-Tiziana

The loss of its North American partner is the reason more

Music