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Review: Second City’s all-female revue delivers laughs, strong message Special

Toronto - What a shameful myth, that women can’t be funny. Anyone who believes so is not only a moron, but also out of touch. From Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett to Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Saunders, Kate McKinnon and more, ladies bring the laughs.

Canada challenges women to lead the Cleantech future

Toronto - Women are underrepresented in the innovation economy, and the Government of Canada plans to change that. Only five percent of Canadian tech companies have a sole woman founder or CEO, and only 13 percent of companies have a woman co-founder.

Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ hits High Park with energy and style Special

Toronto - “Romeo and Juliet” is one of the Shakespeare tragedies that’s hard to make fresh. Even for those who don’t care for the Bard, it’s too familiar, over-referenced and over-parodied, and everything about it now seems like a stale cliché.

Review: ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ scores in High Park with unique choices Special

Toronto - Tanja Jacobs knows how to make Shakespeare fun. Fresh off last year’s funny, colourful production of “Twelfth Night” in Toronto’s High Park, the director scores another winner with her quick-paced take on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

MaRS Discovery District — Proof Toronto's tech sector is growing

Toronto - Just a few years ago Canada’s biggest science and technology incubator, MaRS, had to be bailed out by the Ontario government. But today, the tech incubator has so many companies clamoring for space it may have to look for a second office.

‘Jerusalem’, ‘Life After’, ‘Orphée’ dominate this year’s Doras Special

Toronto - It was an evening of rampant rule-breaking at the thirty-ninth Dora Mavor Moore Awards last night – the annual ceremony recognizing the best in Toronto theatre – as winners littered the stage with random F-bombs and overlong speeches.

City of Toronto launches 'Startup Passport' for entrepreneurs

Toronto - The City of Toronto has partnered with WeWork, an operator of shared workspaces, for the new Startup Passport program to give Toronto-based startups access to a network of co-working sites locally and internationally.

Q&A: Insight into Toronto’s developing tech scene Special

Toronto - Toronto is becoming synonymous with innovative technology startups and there’s talk about the city coming to rival Silicon Valley. A spokesperson from startup support community OneEleven helps interpret this dynamic.

OneEleven to host fifth summer social Special

Toronto - OneEleven is ready to welcome Toronto’s startup community and technology innovators to its fifth annual Technology Summer Social, an event that takes place on July 19.

OneEleven expands Toronto office, eyes global growth

Scale up community OneEleven is expanding. The expansion will make the Toronto location of the global scaleup hub one of the largest in the world.

Toronto is hosting a conference on Big Data and analytics

Toronto - The Canadian data industry convenes in downtown Toronto this week for the two-day Big Data Toronto 2018 Conference & Expo happening June 12 and 13.

Toronto is now a global technology powerhouse for AI startups

Toronto - Speaking at e-commerce giant Shopify Inc.'s annual conference in Toronto in May, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for Canada to have “a little more swagger” when promoting its innovations on the global stage. That's just what Toronto is doing.

Researchers create photo filter that disables facial recognition

AI researchers from University of Toronto Engineering have created a 'privacy filter' that "disrupts" facial recognition software.

Mixed reactions to Toronto's waterfront becoming a 'digital city'

Toronto - Sidewalk Labs, the company owned by Google's parent Alphabet, is to develop Toronto's Eastern waterfront into the first 'digital city'. However, not all residents are happy with the plans and have flagged data privacy concerns.

Samsung to open artificial intelligence centre in Toronto

Toronto - Samsung Research America has declared it will open a state-of-the-art artificial intelligence center in Toronto. This forms part of a new venture to tap into and contribute to the flourishing artificial intelligence industry.

Elevate grows up — What's next for Canada’s tech week?

The Elevate Tech festival is only one year old, but after watching this week’s launch event at Shopify’s Toronto HQ, it appears that Canada’s largest tech festival has grown by leaps and bounds.

Review: Fast-paced Second City show nails all today’s big social targets Special

Toronto - It’s strange that, with all the easy material they could get from Donald Trump or Doug Ford, Second City’s cast chooses mostly to stay away from political satire in its new Toronto revue. But that doesn’t mean that the show isn’t timely.

Review: Minimalist ‘Les Misérables’ strips story down to the basic themes Special

Toronto - For more than thirty years, “Les Misérables” has won over the public imagination as a spectacular mega-musical – so much so that a generation or two probably doesn’t even know (or care) that this tale began as an epic Victor Hugo novel.

Review: ‘Animal Farm’ ditches clever Orwellian satire for broad comedy Special

Toronto - A few people have given me strange looks when I’ve told them that I find “Animal Farm” to be a very funny book. Those who’ve read George Orwell’s story in school might remember a dark, violent political satire, not a zany giggle fest.

Toronto police warn of virus carried by raccoons after man bitten

Toronto - Toronto police warned residents to be cautious around raccoons, after responding to a call in Scarborough where a man said he had been chased and bitten by a raccoon he feared was rabid.

Toronto's booming technology center

Toronto - Toronto's booming technology scene is threatening the economic power of some of more established parts of the U.S. A number of reports chart the continued rise of Canadian innovation.

After a hot 2017, Toronto housing market cools off

Toronto - After starting out 2017 on a red-hot streak, Toronto's housing market has screeched to a halt, and it's not because of the weather.

Review: ‘Delicate Balance’ holds up as a study of bourgeois hypocrisy Special

Toronto - It’s hard to review Soulpepper’s production of “A Delicate Balance” without bringing up the recent allegations of sexual misconduct against former artistic director Albert Schultz. Even though they have nothing to do with the play.

Toronto makes the shortlist for Amazon's HQ2, alongside 19 rivals

Amazon has announced the shortlist of cities that could host its second North American headquarters, known as HQ2. The company received 238 proposals from locations across the region. It's now narrowed the list to a total of 20 cities, including Toronto.

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.
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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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On Saturday, thousands of members of the United Steelworkers union rallied against multinational giant Valeco Inc. during mediated talks at the Metro Toronto Convention Center
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