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Doug Ford’s attack on the 2018 municipal elections has made it clear that neither constitutional convention nor the Charter of Rights and Freedoms will stop him and his government more

News

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Timothy White

In this interview, soft rock veteran Michael McDonald talks working with Thundercat and Aretha, hearing his voice in hip-hop, and attracting a new generation of fans. more

Features

Whether you're hungry for breakfasts, tacos, pasta, spicy noodles, shawarma or a classic burger, these spots will have you covered for under $10 more

Food

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Samuel Engelking

Ahead of her Kensington Market Jazz Festival, fiery local treasure Molly Johnson talks community, equity and the state of Canadian jazz. more

Features

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Malone Mullin

“The early results showed many participants were re-engaging in the community after years of deep poverty. Their futures are now uncertain.” more

News

George Brown College is hoping to capitalize on city's growing reputation as a tech hub more

Education

Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s brilliant animated series breaks the show’s format in multiple episodes and doubles down on relevance more

TV & Streaming

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Samuel Engelking

Prolific writer is releasing two new books and a third is shortlisted for the Toronto Book Awards more

Books

The mayor has been playing both sides on Ford's plan to cut council in half and right now it's looking like he didn’t do enough to protect Toronto when everything was on the line more

News

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Gabriella Rivera

Aqua and Prozzäk joined fellow colourful 90s pop throwback Whigfield at Toronto's Echo Beach for a chilly night of unabashed retro joy – including an honest-to-goodness Much Video Dance party! more

Concert reviews

Keep checking back as NOW's writers continue to see and review films throughout the festival. And remember a >>> sign indicates a critic's pick. more

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Let’s put the Toronto councillor’s pronouncements on guns and crime up against the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s definition of racial discrimination more

News

Cool Brewery in Ford's backyard in Etobicoke, one of three to jump on the buck-a-beer bandwagon, has recently floated plans to build a medical marijuana production facility at its Evans Avenue location more

News

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Vanessa Heins

Dilly Dally, the Toronto rock band, want to provide hope instead of anger, and they've found affirmation in femininity, therapy and the music of S Club 7. Read this interview with Katie Monks leading up to their sophomore album Heaven. more

Features

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Natalia Manzocco

New restaurants and bars near the TIFF Bell Lightbox, plus great spots for quick bites, quality pints and more more

Food

Jessie Reyez's hometown date on her Being Human On Tour tour leads this week's list of just announced Toronto shows. Also: Dinosaur Jr., Brockhampton, Cuff The Duke and lots of others. more

Music

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Stuart Lowe; courtesy of Sistema

Doug Ford's government rescinded $500,000 in funding to after-school music program Sistema Toronto, and artists like Brendan Canning and Amy Millan have thoughts about it. more

Features

Cannabis-infused bath products help you relax, but won't make you high. more

Cannabis

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Courtesy of Akin Collective

From garages and shipping containers to members' clubs, art galleries are finding creative ways to carve out space in the city more

Art & Design

Including Tanya Tagaq's debut novel, a sorta memoir by the Beastie Boys and the latest from authors Dionne Brand, Eden Robinson, Khaled Hosseini and Susan Crean more

Books