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Preview: 10 Must-See Movies at TIFF 2020

By: Dakota Arsenault – The Toronto International Film Festival is going to look different this year. Normally the film world descends en masse to Toronto for a week and a half, making it the premiere destination to have your movie seen. The festival has crowned five movies with the People’s Choice Award (the highest honour … Continue reading

Photos: Protesters March in Toronto Following Death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet

Photos by: Morgan Harris – Thousands of protesters marched in downtown Toronto yesterday afternoon (May 30) to fight back against racism following the death of 29-year-old Toronto resident Regis Korchinski-Paquet, who fell to her death from a high-rise. The incident is now under investigation by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission. The rally, which was organized by Not Another … Continue reading

Recap + Photos: Chotto Matte Sets the Standard for Toronto NYE Parties

By: Curtis Sindrey – On December 31st, Chotto Matte hosted their inaugural Dystropolis new year’s eve party, and subsequently set the standard for Toronto NYE parties going into 2020.  While the Toronto hotspot is a relative newcomer in the city, it quickly established a firm reputation for their delectable Japanese-Peruvian fusion menu and inspired decor. Their NYE … Continue reading

Review: “Stars: Together” Provides Intimate Portrait of Life in a Band

By: Curtis Sindrey – It says a lot about a band who are together for 20 years, and it says even more when they decide to create a play showcasing their collective anxieties, and creative (and sometimes personal) disagreements. Set in the band’s Montreal rehearsal space, Stars: Together is part rock concert and part semi-autobiographical play … Continue reading

Ring in 2020 at Chotto Matte’s inaugural Dystropolis New Year’s Eve Party!

By: Staff – Chotto Matte invites you to Dystropolis – a world where future sophistication meets cyber darkness – this new year’s eve. Step into 2020 as they transport you to the deep, dark future. Think iridescent cyborgs amongst a cosmic dystopian setting, we bring a future Tokyo metropolis to downtown Toronto. They’ll be hosting … Continue reading

‘Countdown NYE’ ringing in 2020 with Toronto’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration for the 10th year in a row

By: Staff – Countdown NYE will host Toronto’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration for the 10th year in a row at the Liberty Grand (25 British Columbia Rd, Toronto) on December 31 from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. to share their final moments of 2019 and welcome in the new year. Tickets for this 19+ … Continue reading

Mixed Reality meets Opera in TAP: EX Augmented Opera

By: Staff – Tapestry Opera’s experimental series TAP:EX radically pushes the boundaries and intersections of opera combining genres such as punk rock, film, Persian classical music, physical theatre, turntablism and hip hop. The fifth installment of the series, TAP:EX Augmented Opera, in association with Vancouver’s re:Naissance Opera, takes over Sidewalk Labs’ experimental workspace – a … Continue reading

Recap + Photos: TIFF Boombox 2019

By: Curtis Sindrey – The TIFF Lightbox hosted a ghoulishly fun Halloween party on Halloween night that will be hard to top next year. Featuring a Cirque du Soleil performance of their ongoing show Alegria, plus great eats, including a sinfully delicious chocolate cake dripping with chocolate ganache from The Grand Order of Divine Sweets, and … Continue reading

TIFF Boombox returns with “Heroes vs. Villains”

By: Staff – Good and evil collide on October 31 at TIFF Bell Lightbox, where heroes face off against villains and Cirque du Soleil dazzles with an exclusive, one-night-only performance. Do you have what it takes to leave your ordinary life behind and enter a world of extraordinarily high stakes and jaw-dropping adventure? Battle lines … Continue reading

Recap + Photos: Toronto Public Library’s Hush Hush gala raises $145,000

By: Curtis Sindrey – Last Saturday (Oct 19th), the Toronto Reference Library hosted their seventh annual “Hush Hush” charity gala in support of the Toronto Public Library. 800 bookworms came together to support free access to all of the library’s life changing programs, services, top-notch collections, and resources as the event raised $145,000 to support one … Continue reading