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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.

Wigged bank robber wanted in Toronto

Toronto - He carries a gun, wears prescription glasses, and caps his head in a ratty, brown wig. But it's not the fashion police who are looking for the so-called "wig-wearing bandit," a man Canadian cops say has robbed four banks in just 15 days.

Review: Reworked ‘Salt-Water Moon’ in Toronto more puzzling than profound Special

Toronto - It’s understandable when a theatre director wants to transform a familiar classic into something fresh and original. That’s an artist’s job: to create a unique, personal vision. But what if that vision makes the play almost unrecognizable?

Chantel Riley: Nala in the Broadway production of 'The Lion King' Special

The young starlet has played Nala in 'The Lion King' for the best part of four years, having previously done it in Germany. In 2015, she took time off to film 'Race,' a new movie about the life and times of athlete Jesse Owens.

Review: Tarragon Theatre's Mustard is a must-see Toronto play Special

Toronto - By adding fantastical elements and excellent acting to the production, Tarragon Theatre's latest show Mustard is one of the most interesting pieces of Toronto theatre I've enjoyed in awhile.

Review: T.O. gets up close and personal with top acting talent in ‘Tale’ Special

Toronto - “The Winter’s Tale” isn’t the favourite Shakespeare play of many, but the modern-dress version at Toronto’s Coal Mine Theatre — the inaugural production of Graham Abbey’s Groundling Theatre Company — makes it seem close to a masterpiece.

Toronto officer guilty of attempted murder in Sammy Yatim case

Toronto - Const. James Forcillo has been found guilty of attempted murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim in 2013.

Popular Toronto bar lets designated drivers drink for free

Toronto - One of Toronto’s latest concept bars is gaining praise and attention for its newest endeavor, providing designated drivers with free non-alcoholic drinks.

Review: New Evan Linder play a timely drama about race, family, love Special

Toronto - How can a poor white couple cope in a small-minded Mississippi town when their new baby turns out to be African American? That’s the dilemma of Chicago playwright Evan Linder’s explosive new play, “Byhalia, Mississippi”, which opened on Friday.

Sheldon Resnick: 'Toronto’s job market in a comfortable place' Special

Toronto - The Canadian economy is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. With oil slipping to less than $38 a barrel and a weakening Loonie, it’s no surprise financial analysts are predicting a cold economic winter.

Op-Ed: The best of live theatre in Toronto and elsewhere in 2015

Toronto - So we’ve come to the end of 2015. As inevitable as Christmas, New Year’s and excessive alcohol and chocolate consumption are the media’s endless recap lists and reviews of the best in entertainment of the year – in music, film and so on.

Review: Dumb but sometimes amusing ‘Rock & Roll Christmas’ opens in T.O. Special

Toronto - “Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale” sounds like an absurd parody TV special from “The Simpsons” or “SCTV”. In fact, it kept reminding me of the old “KISS Saves Santa” bit from “Family Guy.” In 2015, life imitates silly art.

Toronto artists dominate Billboard’s Hip-Hop and R&B chart

Toronto - 2015 is poised to go down as the year that Toronto artists not only topped popular urban music charts, it will be known as the year Toronto became a legitimate force on the international hip hop and R&B scene.

Review: Second City's 'Unwrapped' is a holiday treat Special

Toronto - Just in time for the holidays, Second City's latest show, 'Unwrapped,' skewers holiday traditions along with dating on Tinder, "Netflix and chill" and more.

Martha Burns says Domesticated offers more than shock value Special

Toronto - Canadian theatre guru Martha Burns asks us to take a different look at fantasy and creativity as she stars in Bruce Norris's Domesticated.

Father wouldn't stop homeopathy on autistic sons, loses custody

Toronto - A father in Ontario lost custody of his two young sons, in part because he refused to stop trying to cure the boys' autism and other illnesses with homeopathy. The boys, aged nine and ten have "severe and profound" autism spectrum disorder.

Review: David Fox owns the stage in otherwise routine 'King Lear' in T.O. Special

Toronto - As Edmund the bastard might put it, the wheel of David Fox’s association with Theatre Passe Muraille is come full-circle. A cast member of 1972’s legendary “The Farm Show”, Fox is back at the Toronto venue as the Bard’s greatest tragic hero.

Toronto woman defrauded March of Dimes of $800,000, police say

Toronto - An employee who worked for March of Dimes for several years has been charged with allegedly defrauding the charity of $800,000, according to Toronto Police. They say Karima Manji, 50, was the organization's property manager for non-profit residences.

Review: Campy ‘Holmes’ touring production is a little too elementary Special

Toronto - Like Batman, James Bond and other iconic heroes, Sherlock Holmes has seen so many reinventions that the original image is almost forgotten. Arthur Conan Doyle would faint if he were alive to see what pop culture has made of his famed creation.

Toronto transportation: A week in review

Toronto - It was an eventful week for Toronto transportation. From kittens to lawsuits there is never a dull moment in the city of perpetual gridlock.

A look at the transit plans of each Canadian political candidate

Toronto - As Canadians head to the polls today to vote in the 42nd general election, it is as good a time as any to recap where each leader stands on Toronto’s most contentious issue, transit.

Op-Ed: Baseball playoffs reveal pitfalls of over-reliance on technology

Toronto - If baseball was smart in the way Apple Computer and Barack Obama were smart, it would endeavor to ensure that the extraordinary opportunity presented by the events of October 2015 was not frittered away.
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