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“It’s the butt of a lot of jokes,” says the Toronto author, “and a lot of that has to do with race. Scarborough’s got a rep for crime, but there’s nothing that happens here that doesn’t happen downtown.” more

May 25, 2017 11:52 AM Books


Screenshot from Book of Love directed by Sarah Michelle Brown

Six champions who defined the last 50 years of anti-racism activism in our city more

May 25, 2017 8:18 AM News

Black community allies have adopted the language of class to define the struggles experienced by young Black people, as if race and class are not so intertwined as to be one thing more

May 24, 2017 8:46 PM News 14 Comments

From important docs to romantic dramas and everything in between, we look at this year's slate of queer films more

May 24, 2017 6:40 PM , , , Film fests and special screenings


Michael Watier

Dog-friendly? Family-friendly? Family-unfriendly? We’ve got suggestions for every occasion. more

May 24, 2017 5:10 PM Food & Drink

It's the first rum produced around Toronto since Gooderham & Worts closed in 1990 more

May 24, 2017 5:05 PM Drinks

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Samuel Engelking

The Toronto singer/songwriter on the carceral system, the Appropriation Prize and booze-free shows more

May 24, 2017 12:41 PM Features

The new Toronto-based group is also a rebirth for the sisters of Magneta Lane more

May 23, 2017 5:39 PM Features

Whether it's Billy Crystal telling people to shove phones up their ass or ushers cutting off entire tables of drunk talkers, the city's theatres are fighting back against rude behaviour more

May 22, 2017 1:11 PM Theatre 10 Comments


Natalia Manzocco

Local amateur chefs are opening their doors through online platform VizEat more

May 18, 2017 10:40 AM Food & Drink 1 Comments

In an age of malls and online entertainment and shopping, main street businesses with heritage character who know how to adapt (as the Brunswick House did not) can thrive more

May 18, 2017 10:39 AM News 1 Comments

The new multi-channel Canadian music platform is live today, with features on Mac DeMarco and Bishop Briggs more

May 18, 2017 6:00 AM Features 1 Comments

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Ethan Eisenberg

Canadian Council of Muslim Women campaign aims to challenge male-dominated interpretation of Islamic scripture more

May 17, 2017 5:12 PM News 1 Comments


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Drawn from more than 20 years of theatre-going, here are the five worst performances by my seatmates more

May 17, 2017 2:58 PM Theatre 1 Comments

Master Of None’s second season can teach Canadian media ­something about voice appropriation more

May 17, 2017 1:21 PM Interviews and features

The local scene has all the pieces to become its own mecca of R&B, but it could take some notes from the Brits more

May 16, 2017 7:00 PM Features

Ovens, bathroom doors and space are overrated anyway, right guys? more

May 16, 2017 5:18 PM Real Estate 2 Comments

Limited screenings may have kept you from seeing these gems, but now you can watch them on Netflix. more

May 12, 2017 2:42 PM Movies

“The Horseshoe is a beacon for music lovers, a pilgrimage place for those who love and understand its significance as part of Toronto’s rich musical landscape,” says author David McPherson more

May 11, 2017 4:13 PM Features

Actors born with Down syndrome perform poignant play about the abusive treatment of patients at the Huronia Regional Centre more

May 10, 2017 9:50 PM Theatre

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