Year In Review


Michael Watier

Here were the most popular articles on our website this year more

Dec 27, 2017 3:10 PM Life

A look back at the people and events that made headlines in Toronto in 2017 more

Dec 21, 2017 1:11 PM News



Toronto continued to experience a shrinking pool of music venues this year, but some promising new spots also opened more

Dec 19, 2016 12:31 PM Features 3 Comments

The loss of so many musical icons and local heroes saw Torontonians come together to do a lot of public grieving this year more

Dec 19, 2016 11:48 AM Features

Like our city, this year's list is eclectic and idiosyncratic, and its independent focus is a reflection of just how much local musicians are doing it for themselves. more

Dec 16, 2016 4:10 PM Features

It's been an emotional year. Accordingly, the albums on our critics' collaborative list of the year's best are a bit anxious, a bit political, a bit gospel, a bit cosmic and a lot existential. more

Dec 16, 2016 2:26 PM Features

When it came to live music, it was a year of bucket-list shows, arena spectacles and unexpected farewells more

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Local R&B had a great year, live shows mattered, and homegrown success is totally possible more

Dec 15, 2016 3:46 PM , Features

It wasn't a notable year for rock 'n' roll, but a rock band still snagged our number-one spot, while experimentalists of all stripes made the strongest showing. Here's our critics' collaborative list. more

Dec 23, 2015 5:30 PM Album reviews

Toronto's hip-hop scene blew up this year. Other trends: shoegaze/post-punk overkill, women kicking ass and everybody going pop. Buzz Records bands also broke through in a big way. more

Dec 23, 2015 5:15 PM Music 1 Comments


Mike Ford

As it turns out, our hearts are not made of ice more

Dec 22, 2015 12:00 AM Music

You've read 'em! Now read 'em again! more

Dec 27, 2013 2:30 PM News

Theatre creators kept the bar high this year, using their talents in memorable productions both mainstream and indie, in venues large and small. What's especially exciting this year is the range, from established theatre-makers to relative newcomers busting with dramatic gifts. If there were room, another dozen people could justifiably be added here. more

Dec 24, 2013 12:00 AM Stage

Best of 2013 more

Dec 24, 2013 12:00 AM Music

I love films that take risks. These 10 go right to the edge, through subject matter, craft or performance. more

Dec 24, 2013 12:00 AM Interviews & Features

Even with shows by Margie Gillis and Mark Morris (notice their absence on this list), 2013 wasn't the strongest year for dance. But there were still some nice surprises. more

Dec 24, 2013 12:00 AM Stage

The year of living Rob Ford more

Dec 24, 2013 12:00 AM , News


Kathryn Gaitens

From the rise of eco-friendly beauty products to New York Fashion Week disinviting bloggers, the 2013 style scene was full of hits, misses and shakeups. Here's what caught our attention this year. more

Dec 24, 2013 12:00 AM Life

There was lots to like but less to love in 2013's Toronto dance season. Many of my favourite works were cleverly programmed to maximize viewer engagement. So some were double or even triple bills, or solos that stood out within mixed programs. more

Dec 24, 2013 12:00 AM Stage