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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.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill

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.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 18 comments

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.
In the Media by Alexa Spieler - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 5 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 5 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Thomas

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.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Festivals bring a party attitude to Toronto Special

Toronto - Toronto was the location of several festivals this weekend including the 14th Annual Toronto Chinatown Festival, The Live Green Toronto Festival and Youth Day Toronto in the downtown core.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Toronto's Ireland Park reopens Special

Toronto - In the summer of 1847 Toronto's waterfront saw scores of starving immigrants from Ireland walking off boats and doubling the young city's population.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

Op-Ed: Rob Ford: Toronto's first black mayor

Toronto - An opinion piece in defense of Toronto's most divisive and infamous mayor Rob Ford, and the city's brutal treatment towards him.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet - 2 comments

The clock starts now for the Pan Am Games Special

Toronto - Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square looked more like a massive outside gym Friday than the square of Canada's largest city.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Former Toronto police officer faces decades-old sex charges

Toronto - A former Toronto police officer is facing charges for sex offences allegedly committed several decades ago in the 1970s, according to CBC News.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton

Customers order with sign language in Canada's only 'deaf' diner

Toronto - At this Toronto restaurant, most of the servers have limited or no hearing and only take their orders in American Sign Language.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Lady Gaga seen shopping in Toronto's Yorkville

Toronto - Following an appearance at Ottawa Bluesfest on Saturday, July 5, 2014, pop superstar Lady Gaga was spotted in Yorkville, a trendy area of Toronto. Digital Journal was there to snap a few pictures.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 2 comments

Review: CanStage tries to soften 'Titus Andronicus' brutality in Toronto Special

Toronto - Not that I'm a fan of Trigger Warnings, but if any Shakespeare play really needs to be preceded by one, it's “Titus Andronicus”. Murder, rape, mutilation, cannibalism, racism — this early Bard tragedy is a grim celebration of meaningless atrocity.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill - 2 comments

Review: Toronto's High Park is the perfect setting for 'As You Like It' Special

Toronto - Canadian Stage's annual Shakespeare in High Park has become a respected Toronto summer tradition, and this year, the Bard's pastoral comedy “As You Like It” is a fine match for the High Park Amphitheatre's outdoor setting and young audiences.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill - 1 comment

Op-Ed: The rise of the Asexuals — people who just don’t

Toronto - Asexual demonstrations in Canada? People who aren’t moved by “Sex sells”? Yep, and they’re on the march. Expect movements of total indifference to this genital-based world in a shopping mall near you, and soon.
In the Media by Paul Wallis

Op-Ed: 5 ways startups can dramatically accelerate sales

Given that the simple key to success of any startup is your ability to sell what you make, here are five critically important tips as to how startups can really make their sales machines fire on all (or at least more) cylinders.
In the Media by Aron Solomon

'Of Human Bondage', 'London Road' top the Dora Awards in Toronto Special

Toronto - It was an evening full of bondage and murder at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards last night — with local productions “Of Human Bondage,” “Venus in Fur” and “London Road” among the big winners at the annual awards ceremony for theatre in Toronto.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill

Review: ‘Twelve Angry Men’ remains powerful in flawed Toronto production Special

Toronto - A stinging, gripping defence of presumption of innocence, “Twelve Angry Men” hasn’t lost any of its guts after nearly 60 years. It’s a credit to Reginald Rose’s sharp writing that the play overcomes the flaws of Soulpepper’s production.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Toronto's off-the-pitch 2014 Brazil World Cup diary (Updated) Special

Toronto - Toronto is home to people from all 32 countries vying for the 2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup — and soccer fans among them will be at bars/cafes in Greek Town, Little Italy, Little Portugal and many other communities around GTA June 12 to July 13.
Digital Journal Report by Khalid Magram - 3 comments

Accidental drug overdose forum in Toronto

Toronto - A special forum is taking place in Toronto. Titled ‘Apathy and Overdose’, the meeting is taking place in Toronto on Wednesday June 18.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Review: 'The God That Comes' is never what you think it will be Special

Toronto - Without context, 'The God Who Comes' sounds like a play that riffs on religion. It's actually about Dionysus, the god of wine and orgies, and reveals the play for what it is: cheeky, unpredictable and extraordinarily musical.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Thomas

Canadian artist infuses florals with emotion Special

Toronto - Artist Bobbie Burgers is one of Canada's most celebrated and popular working artists. Known for her lush, large-scale floral depictions, she's had sold out shows for over 10 years. Her latest exhibition explores emotion and the fleeting nature of beauty.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 2 comments

It’s good for your soul: Trouble & Daughter release new album Special

Toronto - Ready for good new music, Canada? Toronto ensemble Trouble & Daughter released their latest EP, featuring five tracks showcasing the folk side of indie music in Southern Ontario.
Digital Journal Report by Nora Meszaros

Toronto's Summerworks announces 2014 schedule

Toronto - SummerWorks Performance Festival returns for its 24th year August 7 -17, 2014. This year’s season is sure to thrill with exciting changes, a crop of new works and moments of intensity, self-discovery and much more waiting to be discovered.
In the Media by Bryen Dunn

Report: Rob Ford meets woman for 'intoxicated' night meeting

Toronto - A report by the Canadian Press alleges that Rob Ford, mayor of Toronto, appeared 'intoxicated' when he met an unidentified woman at his office over Easter weekend.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Toronto's Luminato Festival - June 6 to 15

Toronto - Luminato began in 2009 as a dream that each year Toronto would invite the world to join us in celebrating creativity. This year the festival once again delivers a fantastic mix of both emerging and established artists from near and far.
In the Media by Bryen Dunn - 1 comment
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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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At the Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto on Saturday  Torontonians gathered to celebrate human rights a...
At the Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto on Saturday, Torontonians gathered to celebrate human rights and to say no to genocide, war and violations of human rights.
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Some reputable stores are donating the fee  others are just pocketing it.
Some reputable stores are donating the fee, others are just pocketing it.
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Anti-War rally in front of the United States Consulate in Toronto.
Anti-War rally in front of the United States Consulate in Toronto.
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Liberal Adam Vaughan campaigning at the DANO Korean Spring Festival at Christie Pits Park in Toronto...
Liberal Adam Vaughan campaigning at the DANO Korean Spring Festival at Christie Pits Park in Toronto, Canada.
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Looking at Toronto from Lake Ontario
Looking at Toronto from Lake Ontario
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Activist s shirt stating the dangers of open-pit mining.
Activist's shirt stating the dangers of open-pit mining.
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Most parts in uptown and downtown Toronto are quite pleasant but heading north on Yonge between Bloo...
Most parts in uptown and downtown Toronto are quite pleasant but heading north on Yonge between Bloor Street and Dundas Street is quite vile and has a lot of raunchy stores, behavior and atmosphere.
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On Sunday  it was windy  cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended ...
On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford posing with the ladies of the annual Caribbean Carnival at city hall.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford posing with the ladies of the annual Caribbean Carnival at city hall.
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 Sex and the City 2  premiered at Toronto s Yonge-Dundas Square on Thursday and will hit theaters la...
'Sex and the City 2' premiered at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square on Thursday and will hit theaters later this month.
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The faces of the Scotiabank Caribbean Festival Parade
The faces of the Scotiabank Caribbean Festival Parade
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Southcore Financial Centre s new art exhibit bridges the building to Toronto s Union Station
Southcore Financial Centre's new art exhibit bridges the building to Toronto's Union Station
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one of the many safes
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The face of homeless and the people who help them at Toronto s Street Health
The face of homeless and the people who help them at Toronto's Street Health
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tropical fare is popular at the CNE
tropical fare is popular at the CNE
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Toronto s graffiti art gives city areas the look of an art gallery
Toronto's graffiti art gives city areas the look of an art gallery
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