Year In Review

From Dumplin' to Insatiable, these were the best and worst movies and TV shows where fat bodies were represented this year. Read more

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Samuel Engelking

From Paul McCartney and sex dolls, to veganism and a comedy show called White Guys Matter, these 12 stories elicited the biggest reader reactions this year. Read more


We look back at the best and worst stories that made headlines in Toronto Read more


There are so many gems on the lists that made up our best albums and best Toronto albums of 2018, that we decided to publish them all Read more



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


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




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

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


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. Read more


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. Read more


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

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

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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Mike Ford

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


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


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. Read more


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

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