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Review: 'Concord Floral' an eerie, powerful look at suburban T.O. teens Special

Toronto - It's hard to write good dialogue and monologue for teen characters. Adult playwrights and screenwriters often suffer from a lack of familiarity with the new lingo, yo, or resort to contrived, artificial “Buffy”-style irony and pop culture.

Youthful passion fuels 'Madama Butterfly' Special

Toronto - Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” has been accused of racism, misogyny, and gross stereotyping. But at its heart, the opera is really about the passion of youth, and the consequences of choice.

Review: Joe Rogan delivers a mixed bag at JFL42 Special

Toronto - Joe Rogan is a man of many day jobs — MMA colour commentator, podcaster, host of 'Fear Factor — but his first job was stand-up, and he brought a sprawling set to JFL42.

Horror movie celebration set to haunt Toronto this November Special

Toronto - Toronto's first annual horror movie celebration gets off to a screaming start come November. With a combination of panels, parties, and a selection of horror-lore guests, HORROR-RAMA hopes to make its bloody mark on the local horror culture scene.

Comedian Iliza Shlesinger expertly analyzes female behaviour Special

Few comedians have so precisely captured the cultural and societal zeitgest of the modern woman as Iliza Shlesinger does regularly on stage. In an interview, she discussed finding her comedic voice, defining what's funny and her upcoming USO Tour.

The Sidewalk Crusaders jazz up Toronto Special

Toronto - On Saturday afternoon the corner of Yonge and Dundas was getting a burst of jazz from a creative group of young men knew as The Sidewalk Crusaders. These music students have taken to the streets since 2012 when Peter Cavanagh had an idea.

Review: Lena Dunham talks feminism, Hollywood, why she's different than Hannah Special

Toronto - Reading from her memoir for the first time and answering questions, Lena Dunham, the creator and star of the HBO hit show Girls, shared her charming humour, candid insight into gender issues and why she feels like she's visiting Hollywood still.

Launching a new classical season with flash and fury Special

Toronto - Who says classical music isn't exciting? The Toronto Symphony Orchestra launched its latest season in fine style this week, with superstar violinist Joshua Bell providing characteristic fire and drama.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with cancer

Toronto - The lead doctor from Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's medical team announced that the mayor is facing a battle with a very rare cancer. Ford will undergo chemotherapy as soon as possible.

Op-Ed: Aga Khan Museum opens in Toronto Special

Toronto - After 18 years, the dream of an Islamic centre for art and community has become a reality — not, as originally intended, in London, England, but in Toronto.

Crack mayor Rob Ford drops out of Toronto race

Montreal - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who won global notoriety when he admitted smoking crack during a drunken binge, abandoned his re-election bid on Friday, after he was diagnosed with a stomach tumor.

Op-Ed: Rob Ford in second place in Toronto mayoralty race

Toronto - John Tory, a former leader of the Progressive Conservative party of Ontario, is far in the lead for mayor of the city of Toronto. However scandal-ridden Rob Ford the present mayor is in second, and Olivia Chow of the New Democratic Party is in third.

Toronto-based artist uses everyday objects in her drawings Special

Toronto - Hyemi Jeong is a 21-year old engineering student based out of Toronto. Inspired by illustrations by Javier Perez while in high school in South Korea, she began creating her own work incorporating everyday objects in drawings after moving to Canada.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with abdominal tumor

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to a hospital due to a tumor. While Ford has dealt with abdominal pain for three months, it became much worse in the last 24 hours.

TIFF: Romantic-horror Spring thrills in all the right places Special

Few films have the courage to attempt to blend romance with horror. But Spring, debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival, mixes both genres splendidly in a tale that is both chilling and tender.

Neighbours seek to give Jorge Interiano proper burial

Toronto - Jorge Interiano, 40, of Toronto was a friend to all in his West end neighbourhood. He lived in a bike shop after the owners took Jorge in, helping him out by cleaning his clothes and fixing him breakfast.

Review: Soulpepper's 'Crucible' remount in Toronto still full of power Special

Toronto - “Death of a Salesman” may be Arthur Miller’s most revered play, but “The Crucible”, his 1953 drama about the seventeenth-century witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, holds up as his most stinging study of evil and hypocrisy in human nature.

Review: 'Glenn' a complex, abstract tribute to iconic Toronto pianist Special

Toronto - From the peak of his career to his death in 1982, Glenn Gould was a baffling enigma as much as he was a classical-music superstar. As many artistic geniuses were, from Picasso to Salinger, the Toronto pianist could be eccentric and difficult.

Review: Cirque du Soleil's Kurios most imaginative show I've ever seen Special

Once again, Cirque du Soleil brought a jaw-dropping visually arresting show to Toronto. Kurios blends steampunk aesthetics with the fascinating athleticism we've come to expect from Cirque performers.

Riot Fest set to take over Toronto's Downsview Park

Toronto - Riot Fest & Expo makes its return to Toronto for a third year with multiple stages, carnival attractions, and a new outdoor venue at Downsview Park in the north part of the city.

Op-Ed: Toronto let's go spend at the Exhibition! Special

Toronto - Every year over 1 million people visit Toronto's Canadian National Exhibition, known to locals as The Ex. Those visitors will open their wallets for great buys at the shopping areas, food vendors and to enjoy the carnival midway.

Review: Toronto 'Tartuffe' has good moments, odd directorial choices Special

Toronto - It's a tricky business, trying to make an old theatre warhorse seem fresh and new. Bold or eccentric choices can spark new life into a classic, or they can massacre it. Soulpepper's new mounting of “Tartuffe” tastes both ends of the lollipop.

Party drug proves deadly at Toronto's Veld Special

Toronto - This weekend two young people died after consuming "party drugs" at the VELD Music Festival in Toronto's Downsview Park. Many more were taken to hospital and those numbers are climbing says Toronto Police. The average age of victims is just 19.

Drake brings out J. Cole, Usher, Lauryn Hill for OVO Fest

Toronto - It isn't a secret that Drake always keeps the OVO Fest audience on its toes, typically with surprise guests. This year's fest wasn't an exception to the rule, as Drake brought out the likes of J. Cole, Usher, and G-Unit for the fest's second day.

Politicians celebrate Scotiabank Caribbean Festival Grand Parade Special

Toronto - Local and provincial politicians were on hand for the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the 46th annual Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade this morning.

Behind the Scenes at Toronto's Scotiabank Caribbean Festival Special

Toronto - For years the Scotiabank Caribbean Festival Parade has put the city in a party mood that lasts for days. The festivities bring a bit of the Islands during the eight-hour parade. That party atmosphere takes months of prep behind the scenes to pull off.

Ontario Lieutenant-Governor pens ode to Canadian military

Toronto - The wife of Ontario Lieutenant-Governor David Onley commemorated Canada's military last night by singing her husband's song We Are the People of the Maple Leaf.

Toronto Police Chief Blair's contract won't be renewed

Toronto - On April 25, 2015 Chief William Blair will no longer be heading up the Toronto Police Services. The Police Services Board made the announcement Wednesday that Blair's contract was not renewed.

Nintendo previews its big upcoming titles in Toronto Special

Toronto - After the madness of E3, Nintendo headed to Canada to show off several demos for its upcoming Wii U and 3DS games with a familiar cast of characters.

The Islands came to Toronto's Liberty Village during lunch BBQ Special

Toronto - On Thursday the Lamport Stadium Parkette was alive with island flair when the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival held a community BBQ sponsored by the Liberty Village BIA from 12-2pm.
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File photo: Homelessness in Toronto
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Toronto gears up for this year's Buskerfest with a special annual event for kids!
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Queen Street West readies for the holidays
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Recent immigrant to Toronto remembers Jack Layton
Recent immigrant to Toronto remembers Jack Layton
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48th Highlanders Museum is located in the basement of St. Andrew s Church in downtown Toronto
48th Highlanders Museum is located in the basement of St. Andrew's Church in downtown Toronto
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The face of homeless and the people who help them at Toronto's Street Health
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October 1 the all-night event Nuit Blanche brought art to the city of Toronto
October 1 the all-night event Nuit Blanche brought art to the city of Toronto
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Taste of the Danforth
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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.
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Four Seasons Hotel founder Isadore Sharp [left] said the new property in Toronto will be a flagship ...
Four Seasons Hotel founder Isadore Sharp [left] said the new property in Toronto will be a flagship for the Four Seasons chain
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48th Highlanders Museum is located in the basement of St. Andrew s Church in downtown Toronto
48th Highlanders Museum is located in the basement of St. Andrew's Church in downtown Toronto
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Tristen Coffey s store s merchandise during Afrofest 2010 at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto.
Tristen Coffey's store's merchandise during Afrofest 2010 at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto.
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Poets from the winning Edmonton team perform at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Finals Night at...
Poets from the winning Edmonton team perform at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Finals Night at the Metropolitan United Church
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Sgt. Ryan Russell's father
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Police vehicle on fire near Queen and Spadina.
Police vehicle on fire near Queen and Spadina.
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Family Pride focuses on the kids in Toronto
Family Pride focuses on the kids in Toronto
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Voice of Hope concert was hosted by Casey House in Toronto in honour of World AIDS Day
Voice of Hope concert was hosted by Casey House in Toronto in honour of World AIDS Day
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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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Heroes of today
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