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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.

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.
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Adam Lind celebrates one of his two homeruns with second baseman Kelly Johnson on his way back to the dugout
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Toronto's natural beauty and construction are everywhere to be seen
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Luminato celebrated its final day at Queen's Park and commemorated World Refugee Day in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
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high technology businesses supported by Quantum Valley Investment Fund.
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The CNE in Toronto
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The dyke march on Yonge Street.
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Global demonstrations took place to protest the imprisonment of Malachi York who many believe to be innocent of his charges. Some think that his arrest is part of a grander scheme.
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Dirt play area for children.
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Costumed band playing at the entrance of Yonge-Dundas Square
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Toronto gears up for this year's Buskerfest with a special annual event for kids!
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Reds captain Torsten Frings (left) made his return to squad after missing five weeks with a hamstring injury. He started in the backline instead of his usual midfield position and made a costly mistake in the first minute leading to a Chicago goal
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Wellesley Street East apartment buildings.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
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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.
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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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The quiet beauty of Toronto's Music Gardens
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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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