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Review: ‘Heisenberg’ keeps the uncertainty going in romantic two-hander Special

Toronto - For a light romantic comedy, Simon Stephens’ “Heisenberg” is surprisingly compelling. This may be because of the way the acclaimed British playwright plays with – and overcomes – many of the familiar conventions of the genre.

Toronto Hospital to create 'world's leading MS Centre'

Toronto - On Wednesday, St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada announced the creation of a $30-million multiple sclerosis center that will be the largest and most prestigious on Earth for both patient care and research.

Review: Second City holiday revue satirizes Christmas traditions Special

Toronto - Christmas is usually depicted as a happy season of good cheer, but in reality, it can be a time of stress, disappointment or loneliness for some. Leave it to Second City to roast the truths behind the myths in its new Toronto holiday revue.

Toronto and Waze partner to share real-time traffic data

Toronto's announced a partnership with commuting app Waze that will facilitate two-way data sharing intended to improve the city's road traffic. Motorists will be provided with real-time information to help them navigate the city efficiently.

Review: Albee shocker somehow seems tamer in new Soulpepper staging Special

Toronto - The late Edward Albee never stopped shocking audiences, even in his seventies. His Tony-winning 2002 play “The Goat or, Who Is Silvia?”, which takes on bestiality, makes his classic “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” seem family-friendly.

Toronto could become home to world's first 'smart city'

Toronto could become the home of a pioneering smart neighbourhood under plans drawn up by Alphabet firm Sidewalk Labs. The urban development would prioritise emerging tech and connected infrastructure, becoming a testing ground for future cities.

Review: Annie Baker’s ‘The Aliens’ makes impressive Toronto debut Special

Toronto - Annie Baker is the unofficial poet laureate of the millennial generation. Does any other current playwright have such a gift for recreating the way young people really talk – not just in what they say, but in what they don’t?

NextAI showcases startup talent building AI businesses

NEXT Canada concluded its first NextAI program this week with Venture Day. 15 startups from nine different countries participated in the first year of the program.

Review: Hilarity and despair mix well in wonderful new take on ‘Godot’ Special

Toronto - “Waiting for Godot” may be famous as The Play In Which Nothing Happens, but Soulpepper Theatre Company’s new production in Toronto is so alive and emotionally resonant, you’ll come out of it feeling as if you’ve seen everything.

Elevate Toronto emboldens diverse community of innovators

What began as a pitch to Toronto’s Mayor 90 days ago has become the biggest innovation festival in Canada. Elevate Toronto kicked off its first year in fine form.

Q&A with Plooto CEO Hamed Abbasi Special

Small and medium business (SMBs) are driving real change across North America. But financial institutions can appear rigid in their behaviour to these creators of change.

Wire transfers a thing of the past thanks to Plooto Special

Toronto - Business analysts as reported by Huffington Post, to Business Weekly and Forbes have all noted the impact small business has made upon the economy.

Review: Second City’s latest mixes good satire with easy applause Special

Toronto - There’s an unfortunate trend I’ve noticed in the last few Second City revues in Toronto: a tendency to pump certain sketches not to get genuine laughs, but for what comics like Tina Fey and Seth Meyers have referred to as “clapter”.

Startup Rover looks to big projects to grow its parking app

Toronto is capturing the world’s attention as an innovation ecosystem — and success for startups like parking app Rover could be a sign of the bright things to come.

Review: ‘Twelfth Night’ in High Park loaded with fast-paced fun Special

Toronto - Now this is what a Shakespeare comedy should be. Canadian Stage’s “Twelfth Night”, which opened last Friday, is so much delirious fun that it will make you forget all the boring academic blather you heard about the Bard in Grade 11 English.

Toronto is the fastest-growing tech market in North America

A new report shows that Toronto is North America’s fastest-growing tech market. The fourth largest city in North America is becoming a leader in all things technology and innovation.

Rover comes out on top at culmination of the INFINITI Lab program

Eight Toronto startups pitched at the culmination of INFINITI's Lab accelerator program. After a rigorous four-week program, the innovators were ready to show why their products represent the best in IoT and smart city technology.

Review: Strong ‘Lear’ in Toronto’s High Park brings women to forefront Special

Toronto - It’s 2017, and it’s beyond time that the women of the acting world got to walk in the footsteps of William Shakespeare’s great tragic heroes. Canadian Stage’s new “King Lear”, with Diane D’Aquila in the lead, makes a strong case.

Elevate Toronto CEO says it’s time the city stopped being humble

Razor Suleman is the CEO and cofounder of Elevate Toronto. The new three-day technology festival runs from September 12-14 and will promote the unique innovation ecosystem that calls Toronto home.

Elevate Toronto to bring city’s startup ecosystem to global stage

Toronto already has the ‘Hollywood North’ reputation going for it. The City is a widely sought-after film destination, and the Toronto International Film Festival has put the city on the creative map.

‘Come From Away’, ‘Rocking Horse’, ʻFather’ win big at Doras Special

Toronto - Although “Come From Away”, “Father Comes Home from the Wars” and “Rocking Horse Winner” were among the top winners at last night’s Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the night really seemed to belong to the late Jon Kaplan much of the time.

Jan Lisiecki and the TSO dazzle before tour of Europe and Israel

On May 4th, Roy Thomson Hall bustled with a crowd eager to wish the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and accomplished pianist Jan Lisiecki an enthusiastic bon voyage before their tour through Europe and Israel.

Digital Main Street carves a digital footprint for businesses

Businesses have a lot to gain from the variety of new and developing innovations in digital technologies. Innovations like online stores and data analysis offer business owners tangible advantages in a world full of digitally-savvy customers.

Efficiency, customer journey at heart of digital transformation

Businesses of varying sizes are facing increasing pressure to go digital, as lean, data-driven competition pushes ahead. Management consultants at Say Yeah look to the challenge of helping companies make the transformation to digital.

Efficiency, customer journey at heart of digital transformation

Businesses of varying sizes are facing increasing pressure to go digital, as lean, data-driven competition pushes ahead. Management consultants at Say Yeah look to the challenge of helping companies make the transformation to digital.

Review: Robert Lepage’s ‘887’ turns memory into a multimedia masterpiece Special

Toronto - There are a lot of ways you could categorize Robert Lepage’s spellbinding “887” – magic show? Confessional monologue? History lesson? – and none would be wrong. But only by blending these unlikely elements does it become a masterwork.

Review: Trumpism not the only target in ʻEverything Is Great Again’ Special

Toronto - Given a title like “Everything Is Great Again”, you know Donald Trump’s presidency is taking some shots in the new Toronto Second City show, which opened last night. But as easy a target as he is, the Orange One is surprisingly absent.

Review: Dearly Beloved, 'Admission'

The Canadian garage-punk outfit recorded their latest album, 'Admission', in only 14 days at Dave Grohl’s studio on the '70s-era analogue console which Nirvana used to record 'Nevermind'. Digital Journal listened in.

Pianist Jan Lisiecki releases new Chopin CD, eyes future TSO tour

Pianist Jan Lisiecki continues to show off his expansive talents with the release of a new CD of Chopin pieces for piano and orchestra.

Review: Soulpepper’s ‘Bondage’ still an emotionally resonant experience Special

Toronto - It’s been nearly three years since Soulpepper premiered its acclaimed production of “Of Human Bondage”, which began its third go-around this week. The show heads to New York in July, and if last night’s reopening was any indication, it’s ready.
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At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto  hundreds of familie...
At the second annual Family Day festival at the Beaches area in downtow Toronto, hundreds of families and thousands of people enjoyed the sights of animals from around the world and the sounds of little dogs giving tricks.
The Hazara people are urging for the halt to  systemic genocides of Hazaras.
The Hazara people are urging for the halt to "systemic genocides of Hazaras."
Water bottles rolled out in Toronto today as Project Water launched their 12th Summer Campaign
Water bottles rolled out in Toronto today as Project Water launched their 12th Summer Campaign
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Toronto's Youth Day
At 2 p.m.  for 20 minutes  Torontonians volunteered to help clean up their city and give it a mini-m...
At 2 p.m., for 20 minutes, Torontonians volunteered to help clean up their city and give it a mini-makeover. A number of people gathered their garbage bags and gloves to pick up trash across the Greater Toronto Area.
A man sticking the middle finger up high in the air.
A man sticking the middle finger up high in the air.
Toronto s Pride Parade: a celebration and joyful protest
Toronto's Pride Parade: a celebration and joyful protest
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Chrystia Freeland official office opening.
Snow day for Toronto. Dogs and bikers brave the cold but Billy Bishop Airport is closed as well as l...
Snow day for Toronto. Dogs and bikers brave the cold but Billy Bishop Airport is closed as well as local schools.
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Inside Toronto subway car.
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Toronto s ice storm that left more than 250 000 households without power.
Toronto's ice storm that left more than 250,000 households without power.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
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Heroes of today
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford greets supporters at Ford Fest 2014.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford greets supporters at Ford Fest 2014.
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LiveGreen Toronto Festival
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As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.

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