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

Luxury car brand INFINITI hosted its pre-accelerator pitch night this week for eight Toronto startups. 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.

Review: Compelling drama ‘Liv Stein’ relentless in English-language debut Special

Toronto - “Liv Stein” is like an edgier “All About Eve”, set in the classical music world, with a climax that takes cues from “Saw”. If that description is hard to believe, it suits a play about how the desperate believe anything they want to be true.

Review: Soulpepperʼs ʻThe Last Wifeʼ is a Tudor tale for our times Special

Toronto - Kate Hennig’s “The Last Wife” may be ostensibly about Henry VIII’s marriage to Katherine Parr, but it’s misleading to view the play as a history lesson. Considering recent world events, it seems to be about now more than any other period.

Bats is back: Six reasons Bautista is Blue Jays gold

Slugger Jose Bautista is returning to Toronto. After an offseason of big ticket failures for the team, the deal to secure the veteran slugger satisfies a lot of Jays fans’ expectations — and might cement a competitive 2017 team.

Sisters arrested for allegedly bullying Nigerian billionaire

Lago - Two sisters from Toronto are being detained. The duo, accused of cyber-bullying a billionaire, are being detained in Lagos.

Review: Soulpepper reimagines ʻWonderful Lifeʼ as a postwar radio play Special

Toronto - As with other overexposed holiday classics – “A Christmas Carol”, “The Grinch” and so on – itʼs hard to see “Itʼs a Wonderful Life” in a fresh way. But Philip Grecianʼs stage adaptation tries a unique approach: a live radio play.

Review: Cullen scores the biggest laughs in zany Dickens spoof Special

Toronto - Charles Dickens’ works are so often viewed as boring, stuffy and antiquated these days, many don’t realize that his contemporaries actually saw him as a master of high and low comedy. Old Boz himself might even have enjoyed “Twist Your Dickens”.

Review: George F. Walker completes Bobby and Tina cycle on mixed note Special

Toronto - The third entry in a trilogy is often the weakest one. Think of “The Godfather Part III”, “Return of the Jedi”, “The Return of the King” – and now, if this rule counts for indie theatre too, add George F. Walker’s “The Damage Done”.

Hot Docs Podcast Festival brings Science Vs to Toronto

The inaugural Hot Docs Podcast festival was a definite success. Fans of podcasting flocked to the Hot Docs cinema on Bloor St. over the weekend to enjoy the wide range of programming on offer.

Review: ‘Constellations’ tries to find string theory in relationships Special

Toronto - Not everybody finds quantum physics romantic or sexy. British playwright Nick Payne evidently does, as his acclaimed 2012 stage hit “Constellations” tries to examine different incarnations of a relationship between two scientists.

Review: Intense ‘Breathing Corpses’ shocks, stuns in Canadian debut Special

Toronto - Everybody dies, but how does the cycle of mortality affect those still living? That’s the theme that confronts audiences in British playwright Laura Wade’s uncomfortable 2005 drama, “Breathing Corpses”, which opened in Toronto on Wednesday.

Thomson Reuters CEO to head up new technology center in Toronto

Toronto - Multinational media giant Thomson Reuters Corporation announced on Friday it would be opening a new technology center in downtown Toronto, Canada in 2017, relocating two of its top executives.

Op-Ed: 'Man with the hook' in films had to step aside, says filmmaker Special

San Francisco - When we look at our diverse society in this 21st Century, one aspect to that diversity that still has yet to be fully understood is the subject of disability. The lives of people with disabilities is important.

Review: Married Toronto comics Baram & Sneickus keep the laughs going Special

Toronto - Naomi Snieckus and Matt Baram are two of the funniest comedians in Toronto, if not all of Canada. And if their new sketch revue, “Still Figuring It Out”, seems a tad uneven in spots, there’s still plenty there to keep your funny bone occupied.

Review: Latest Second City Toronto revue tackles some thorny issues Special

Toronto - Second City rarely shies from controversial topics, but the Toronto comedy company’s new revue, “Come What Mayhem!”, seems to have thorny social issues as its mission. Terrorism, racism, rape culture, bullies – a lot of boxes get checked off.

Cyclists in Toronto need parking, and they need it now

Have you ever rolled through the lustrous core of downtown Toronto, cycling with more freedom of movement than a lot of the gridlock-laden traffic, and many times faster than the pedestrians?

Review: Updated take on Ibsen classic has fresh new meaning in T.O. Special

Toronto - You may think there’s nothing new to see in Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”, or that it lacks the shocking, revolutionary quality that it had in 1879. Well, get ready to view the play in a different way if you catch the ongoing Toronto remount.
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Toronto Ontario, Canada - June 5, 2012. Located in a former Canadian Pacific Rail steam locomotive roundhouse, Steam Whistle brewery produces an average of 120,000 bottles of their Pilsner beer every day. During June and July their production will double to keep pace with demand. The company is in production 363 days of the year, only closed on Christmas and New Years day. The company produces one beer only - Pilsner - which was selected to fill a gap in the craft beer market.
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One of the early acts, the T33 Mako Shark demonstration, coming up over the trees to waiting spectators.
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Division Commander of Toronto Fire Services, Bob O'Hallaran.
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Toronto on the last day of 2010.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, alongside military personnel, watches the military parade at city hall for the annual D-Day commemoration.
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Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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.
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Location where Jefflin Beals was killed Sunday morning in Toronto.
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Bottles representing contaminated water.
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Toronto on the last day of 2010.
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Taste of the Danforth brings great food to the street in Toronto!
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Sunday's cloudy skies didn't hide the plants colours at Toronto's Music Gardens
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Saturday's anti-G20 Queen's Park Rally where tens of thousands of people gathered.