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Review: 'Harry Potter' stage parody makes glorious return to Toronto Special

Toronto - I've missed several chances to see “Potted Potter”; besides its previous Toronto run in 2012, the world-touring revue has been in London and New York at times when I happened to be in those cities. Despite the new cast, it was worth the wait.

Review: 'The Nutcracker' shines and shimmers in Toronto Special

Toronto - Wonder, whimsy, delight, and fantasy — The National Ballet of Canada’s annual production of 'The Nutcracker' is sheer delight. The production retains its splendor and beauty close to two decades years after making its debut.

Tiny kitten rescued from highway after being thrown from a car

Toronto - Driving South on Highway 427 in Toronto on Wednesday afternoon, Mandi Howard saw something being thrown out of a window. At first, she thought it was a fast-food coffee cup. Until she got closer.

Review: Second City/Toronto Symphony show mixes music, comedy into gold Special

Toronto - Classical music and madcap comedy may sound like a strange mix, but they do have a longstanding relationship with each other. Remember those great Bugs Bunny cartoons that introduced you to Rossini, Wagner and Strauss? Remember Victor Borge?

Toronto's European Union Film Festival

Toronto - Celebrating 10 years of the greatest cinematic-diplomatic mash-up in existence, the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) closes this weekend with with three new screenings, and three encore presentations.

Canada's opera stars of tomorrow shine at 'Centre Stage' Special

Toronto - Young opera talent was celebrated recently in Toronto at the Canadian Opera Company's annual vocal competition. Hometown favorites made up two of the three final winners, but the evening, overall, was a great showcase for Canada's impressive opera talent.

Op-Ed: Holiday happenings in Toronto

Toronto - The holiday season is a time to reflect upon another year soon to be behind us, spend time with family and friends, and also a great time of year to bundle up and enjoy all that the city of Toronto has to offer.

Watch this giant panda play in the Toronto snow

Toronto - Earlier this week a video surfaced, showing a giant panda playing in the snow at a zoo in Toronto. The video captures the panda doing a number of activities, including rolling down a hill.

Second City joins forces with Toronto Symphony in upcoming show Special

Toronto - Two of Toronto's most iconic, enduring cultural institutions are teaming up in a new musical comedy show at the end of the month, and audience members at the Second City Mainstage received a preview of several of its sketches last night.

Op-Ed: Hey, Toronto, leave Uber alone and let the free market work

Toronto - It has been years since I was in a Toronto taxicab. The last time I was in one, it was too expensive, the driver was rather discourteous and the ride was pretty dangerous (slamming of the brakes and high speeds).

Toronto police seek 2 men who wore Burkas to rob jewelry store

Toronto police say they are seeking two men who brazenly robbed a jewelry store in the city last month. At least one of the men had a handgun and they both wore burkas to disguise themselves. The robbery took place in midmorning.

Review: Opening night for Cult Classics Group show at Hashtag Gallery Special

Toronto - Opening Night for Cult Classics art show at Hashtag Gallery was Thurs Nov 6th 2014. This event will long be remembered as one of the most successful art exhibitions ever hosted at the venue — perhaps because it was both a group display, and a competitio

Ekran Polish Fim Festival in Toronto

Toronto - The Ekran Polish Film Association presents the 6th Annual Polish Film Festival in Toronto; celebrating the greatest achievements of Polish filmmakers.

Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival coming in Toronto

Toronto - The first and largest mental health film festival in the world, Rendezvous with Madness (RWM), returns to the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto from November 10th to 15th, 2014 for its 22nd edition.

Police launch assault investigation into Jian Ghomeshi

It now appears that three of the nine women who have said they were attacked by Jian Ghomeshi have come forward and complained to Toronto police. The police have launched an investigation into the former CBC radio host.

Toronto's Ford era is over; John Tory elected mayor

Toronto - Toronto decided to elect long-time politician John Tory to lead the city. Tory took 40 percent of the votes, with Doug Ford (Rob Ford's brother) finished second and Olivia Chow in third.

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.
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Ontario Square at Toronto s Harbourfront Centre
Ontario Square at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre
Protesters at Toronto s Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
Protesters at Toronto's Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
As part of the annual Luminato Festival  which celebrates the arts  Queen s Park hosted a drums conc...
As part of the annual Luminato Festival, which celebrates the arts, Queen's Park hosted a drums concert that provided music from around the world.
The autumn scenery in uptown Toronto.
The autumn scenery in uptown Toronto.
The arrival of autumn in Toronto s uptown area.
The arrival of autumn in Toronto's uptown area.
Toronto 2010 Light The Night Walk
Toronto 2010 Light The Night Walk
Light The Night
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.
Bruce Peninsula at Summerworks 2011
Bruce Peninsula at Summerworks 2011
Vintage 1951 streetcar
Vintage 1951 streetcar
Holiday meal at City Hall in 2011 for the homeless
Holiday meal at City Hall in 2011 for the homeless
Edwin Encarnacion hits a 1-2 pitch over the left field fence for a solo homerun in the second inning...
Edwin Encarnacion hits a 1-2 pitch over the left field fence for a solo homerun in the second inning. It was the infielder's 17th long ball of the year and moved him into second place in the American League in homeruns
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
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.
Moderator Matthew Ingram (right) leads a panel discussion on social media in newsrooms at the mesh W...
Moderator Matthew Ingram (right) leads a panel discussion on social media in newsrooms at the mesh Web conference
Zhong Hua Men Archway ceremony in Toronto
Zhong Hua Men Archway ceremony in Toronto
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Volunteers took off their shoes for One Day Without Shoes at Toronto s Dundas Square. The event is p...
Volunteers took off their shoes for One Day Without Shoes at Toronto's Dundas Square. The event is part of TOMS Shoes, a company started to help bring shoes to children globally in need.
Riverdale Farm in Toronto
Riverdale Farm in Toronto
Canadian officials taking part in a photo-op during the kick-off of the annual Caribbean Carnival
Canadian officials taking part in a photo-op during the kick-off of the annual Caribbean Carnival