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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.

Toronto tech firm provides hope to those with Alzheimer's disease

Toronto - Toronto-based Vielight Inc. has produced two wearable technology devices that have the potential to help people affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Review: Clowns are the stars of campy, frenetic ‘39 Steps’ in Toronto Special

Toronto - Ravi Jain may be one of Toronto’s hottest theatre directors, but he hasn’t forgotten his clowning roots. That’s clear from “The 39 Steps”, in which he turns the classic Alfred Hitchcock film into a crazily entertaining screwball free-for-all.

Review: ‘Hamlet’ in Toronto’s High Park scores with strong lead, energy Special

Toronto - How do you scrunch “Hamlet” down to ninety minutes without killing the plot or losing too many of the great soliloquies? Sounds like an impossible task, but Canadian Stage manages to pull it off in a surprisingly solid High Park production.

Review: Fast-paced staging fires up ‘All’s Well’ in Toronto’s High Park Special

Toronto - “All’s Well that Ends Well” is a famous title, but it’s not one of William Shakespeare’s better-known plays. This year, Canadian Stage is tackling this rarely remounted work with a wide comedic onslaught – mostly to its advantage.

The Internet's take on the Toronto transit debate

The Toronto city council met for a key debate on transit projects yesterday. While many issues were on the table — including Smart Track and the Downtown Relief Line (DRL) — the main focus was the question of the Scarborough subway station.

Canada gets set to address the future of drug use

Toronto - On June 17, Dr. Jane Philpott, the federal Minister of Health, opens the 2nd national conference on “Charting the Future of Drug Policy in Canada,” in Toronto. The focus is on Canada's changing approach to drug use.

Interview: Tovah Feldshuh discusses 'Golda's Balcony' in Toronto Special

Toronto - Award-winning actress Tovah Feldshuh will be bringing her one-woman production, "Golda's Balcony," to Toronto from June 6 until June 19.

Review: The Force is with Ross, as ‘One-Man Star Wars’ returns to T.O. Special

Toronto - You wouldn’t think a one-person Fringe show reenacting the basic plots of the original “Star Wars” trilogy would take a person very far, but British Columbia actor Charlie Ross has been doing this show for about fifteen years now.

Review: ‘Das Ding’ hits Toronto with eccentric take on globalization Special

Toronto - If you’ve always wanted to see a play about a large, sentient cotton ball that travels around the world and observes how people’s behaviour interconnects through modern technology and economics, German playwright Philipp Löhle has you covered.

Toronto Tech Summit offers real insights into improving business Special

Toronto - At the Toronto Tech Summit speakers explained how to streamline your product design efforts, how to build user testing programs that get customers involved in the product creation process and strategies to close the gender gap in the tech industry.

Chef Jameson Watermulder picks where to eat in Toronto this year Special

Toronto - Toronto is known as one of the most multicultural cities on earth, a distinction its earned through its diverse population demographic.

Review: New Second City T.O. revue takes on Trudeau, Trump and more Special

Toronto - Second City wouldn’t be Second City if it weren’t topical, and the latest revue by the comedy company’s Toronto team is tightly focused on what’s current in both T.O. and Canada: everything from Justin Trudeau to Syrian refugees gets a mention.

Acid folk artist LeE HARVey OsMOND reveals his 'Beautiful Scars' Special

Otherwise known by his real name, Tom Wilson, this quirky Canadian — who makes "Folk Music that sounds like it's made by stoners when the strongest thing we indulge in is cups of tea and hummus" — has a new record coming out. DG found out more.

Fire, power outage shut down part of Toronto's transit service

Toronto - A power outage sparked by a fire early Tuesday wreaked havoc on Toronto's transit lines, turning the morning commute into a slow crawl.
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Scarborough Museum in Toronto.
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The arrival of autumn in Toronto's uptown area.
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Toronto blogger Cordi Villa
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Toronto's ice storm that left more than 250,000 households without power.
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Tourism Toronto - City Hall
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (R) speaking with veterans
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Muskrat in Toronto's Tommy Thompson Park
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Migrating Landscapes – Ontario Regional Exhibition
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On the platform of Toronto's subway station
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Tonight at Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre in Toronto the community gathered to Take Back The Night a...
Tonight at Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre in Toronto the community gathered to Take Back The Night and celebrate those who have become the survivors of unspeakable crimes.
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Toronto's Downsview Park offers sports, community and more all year long with down outdoor spaces and indoor venues.
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Toronto received Spring-like weather on Saturday and it prompted Torontonians from across the city to enjoy the weather, especially at the city's Harborfront.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
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Scenes from the Christmas Market in Toronto bring back childhood memories of the season.

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