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Op-Ed: The films you should be seeing at Toronto's Hot Docs 2015

North America's largest documentary film festival is slated to hit Toronto from April 23-May 3, and as usual there's a plethora of options. Here are some suggestions on what you should check out.

Review: Dame Edna's Toronto show is hilarious Special

Toronto - The divine Dame Edna (Everage) has returned to Toronto for her “Glorious Goodbye (Final) Farewell Tour. The ads are up across the city, online and on television, and the crowds are showing up in droves to catch this one-person extravaganza.

Review: The world’s greatest horse/acrobat show blesses T.O. once again Special

Toronto - How often can you say that a live theatrical show has utterly convinced you that you’ve travelled through time and space? Cavalia’s extravaganza “Odysseo” really is that kind of show. It’s almost like a dream, or an out-of-body experience.

Review: 'Odysseo' is intense and awe-inspiring Special

Toronto - Despite the cavalcade of horses that thunder across the stage during 'Odysseo,' Cavalia's smash-hit production, the production is remarkably human.

Review: ‘Daisy Theatre’ brings its irreverent puppetry back to T.O. Special

Toronto - Puppetry ain’t kids’ stuff these days, and nobody in Canada knows this more than Ronnie Burkett. If you thought “Avenue Q” was edgy, just wait until you experience the dark hilarity of “The Daisy Theatre”, which returned to Toronto this week.

France: New rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels

Paris - A new law passed by the French Parliament on Thursday decrees that rooftops on new buildings constructed in commercial zones must be partially covered in plants or solar panels.

Bestival Toronto 2015 programming announced

Toronto - Bestival Toronto has announced their 2015 lineup of entertainment, featuring Bestival friends old and new, and a healthy dose of top notch acts from the UK, Canada and worldwide.

Review: ʻFawlty Towers’ tribute debuts in Toronto; don’t mention the food Special

Toronto - Nearly forty years after the show’s debut, it’s unlikely we’ll ever get a third series of “Fawlty Towers”. But if you’re desperate for a substitute, along with a meal, you could do worse than “Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience”.

Toronto driverless 'ghost bus' filmed rolling into van on camera

A Toronto bus operator is investigating a "ghost bus" incident after one of its vehicles was videoed slowly rolling away from Bathurst Station with no driver, eventually hitting a parked delivery van.

Police reveal details of mysterious tunnel in Toronto

Police in Toronto are seeking the help of the public to find out who is responsible for digging a huge 33-feet long, six-feet high tunnel in the grounds of the Toronto's York University.

Review: Toronto production of ‘Cannibal! The Musical’ is great silly fun Special

Toronto - When “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker made a three-minute joke trailer for “Alferd Packer: The Musical” for film school in 1992, he probably didn’t imagine that it would evolve into a sellout stage show in another country two decades later.

Bestival Toronto promises music, magic, and mayhem

Toronto - Bestival UK has confirmed that their trademark triumvirate of music, magic and mayhem will be heading to North America, taking over Toronto Islands on June 12th and 13th, 2015 for the first ever Bestival abroad.

Toronto Mayor John Tory to pitch SmartTrack to federal government

Toronto - Toronto Mayor John Tory is taking a trip to Ottawa today to try and pitch his SmartTrack plan to federal leaders in hopes of gaining federal support for his transit system.

Op-Ed: Toronto man who attempted suicide finds man who saved his life

Sydney - On a cold Canadian night in 2002, everything seemed desolate and hopeless to Mark Henick. Anxiety and depression gripped the young man and he decided to climb over the railing of an overpass.

Alanis Morrisette to be inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame

The 44th annual 2015 JUNO Awards will be part of the multi-day festivities taking place in Hamilton, Ontario as part of JUNO Week, March 9 – March 15, 2015.

Tourism numbers up in Toronto

Toronto - Toronto set new records in tourism by welcoming 14.3 million overnight visitors in 2014. Key drivers were a fourth consecutive year of growth in visitors from the U.S., and the highest number of overseas visitors ever in the destination.

Toronto's Artist Project celebrates its 8th year with a new show

Toronto - One of the largest art fairs in Toronto is the annual Artist Project, which kicks off with its annual Opening Night Party on February 19th. This is an unique opportunity to meet and buy art directly from over 250 emerging and mid-career artists.

Rhubarb returns to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Toronto - The annual Rhubarb Festival kicked off this week for its 36th season. The event brings one of the most eclectic delivery of presentations to Toronto, featuring theatre, dance, and other forms of artistic expressions.

International Festival: Works in 'Progress' Special

Toronto - The inaugural Progress International Festival of Performance and Ideas is underway in Toronto, and for a first year its off to a great start, with many of the productions selling out in advance.

Spirits & Spice at Marché brings the Islands to Toronto Special

Toronto - With a clean blanket of snow on the ground it may seem like Carnival season is far away in Toronto but Spirits & Spice week at Marché Restaurant is bringing on the sun while raising funds for The Caribbean Scholarship Foundation (CSF).

Coaches banned from touching players in girls hockey league

Toronto - A Toronto girls hockey league has implemented a zero tolerance policy that bans coaches from touching benched players, even on the helmet.

Toronto inmate placed in solitary confinement for having HIV

Toronto - An inmate at Toronto South Detention Centre is seeking $200,000 for a Human Rights Violation, alleging that he was placed into solitary confinement, and held for over 90 days, because he had HIV.

Review: Drama brings demetia to another place in new Toronto production Special

Toronto - “When I add up the balance sheet of my life,” says Juliana (Tamsin Kelsey), a seemingly confident neurologist, in “The Other Place”, “the numbers say I'm happy.” But things are never as they look in this fresh depiction of mental illness.

Review: BOOM delivers riveting 4-D theatre experience Special

Toronto - With 26 songs, 100 voices in 100 minutes and spanning a 25-year time period from 1945 to 1969, it is easy to see why this show is called “BOOM.”

Toronto's Ultimate Travel Show

Toronto - Pack your bags and get ready to discover the world at Toronto’s Ultimate Travel Show, taking place Saturday January 24 and Sunday January 25 at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place.

Toronto shows support to victims to Paris terrorist victims

Toronto City Hall is flying the French flag in a show of solidarity following a terrifying terrorist attack Wednesday in Paris. Terrorists killed 12 people at a newspaper Wednesday in Paris at Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine.

Two Toronto men dead as Arctic Air Mass settles on city

Toronto - As Toronto begins to settle into a week of freezing temperatures two homeless men died in the early morning hours Monday and Tuesday.

Get ready for freezing weather Toronto

Toronto - Sunday's mild temperatures are expected to plummet by the evening leading to a week of freezing temperatures. On Sunday temperatures rose to 3C by early afternoon but with an Arctic air mass on the way that warmth will soon leave the area.

Reopening of skate rink a step for Toronto's Regent Park

Toronto - Regent Park youth will be having more winter fun this season with the reopening of Regent Park Athletic Grounds ice rink on Saturday. City Councillor Pam McConnell joined partners on the project and members of the community at the official opening.

The St. Lawrence Market: One of Toronto's Gems

Toronto - Great cities have great food halls and Toronto is no exception to this rule. With 211 years of history, Canada's most compelling food hall never fails to surprise.
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