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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.

Toronto Zoo welcomes Canada's first giant panda cubs

Toronto - At the Toronto Zoo, giants sometimes come in small packages. The zoo is celebrating the birth of two such packages — tiny twin cubs born early Tuesday to Er Shun, one of two giant pandas on loan from China.

Op-Ed: Uber loses support of Toronto mayor

After months of heated city council debate, traffic jamming protests and showdowns between cab drivers and Uber contractors, Toronto City council has finally reached a decision on the fate of the ride sharing app, kind of.

Review: Patton Oswalt talks the pains of growing old and more at JFL42 Special

Toronto - "You're not getting your money's worth tonight," Patton Oswalt said early on to a packed Toronto audience Friday night. Despite confessing major tiredness, Oswalt was still on the top of his game.

Review: John Hodgman weaves a bizarre, beautiful world at JFL42 Special

Toronto - John Hodgman began his Tuesday night JFL42 show by getting the audience into a "power pose": standing up, hands above head. He tells the audience the pose helps with stressful situations, which he assures his audience can expect from his act.

Review: Bill Burr brings his edgy humour to raucous Toronto crowd Special

Toronto - In a packed Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in downtown Toronto, U.S. comedian Bill Burr didn't shy away from his ornery takedowns of celebs such as Caitlyn Jenner, Donald Trump, Kanye West, and even Peter Dinklage.

Review: Trevor Noah gets political at JFL42 Special

Toronto - Just two days before he's slated to take the helm of 'The Daily Show,' Trevor Noah delivered on a set that was understandably political.

Review: John Mulaney slays Toronto at JFL42 Special

Toronto - John Mulaney's uniquely sly-yet-enthusiastic tone makes his comedy unpredictable — he may be telling a perfectly innocuous-sounding story before suddenly pretending he's a two-year-old French bulldog who's seen some things.

Review: Toronto ‘Marat/Sade’ remount picks spectacle over substance Special

Toronto - Overheard during the intermission at the Soulpepper theatre company’s new production of “Marat/Sade” last night: First dude says, “This is totally amazing, huh?” Second dude replies, “Yeah... but it’s also kind of exhausting, isn’t it?”

Q&A with Felicia Day, the hero of gaming geeks worldwide Special

You might know her from the online series The Guild or the TV show Supernatural. Actress, writer and entrepreneur recently spoke to Digital Journal in Toronto during her book tour, where she talked gaming, the rise of the female nerd, and much more.

Kim Novak praises Canadians, defends Hitchcock at Toronto fest Special

Toronto - The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is known as a launching pad for future Oscar-winning films, but on its final day yesterday, the festival hosted a special free screening of a past masterpiece: Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo”.

Inside Canada's first virtual-reality film festival Special

Virtual reality isn't the stuff of fantasy any longer. Thanks to FIVARS, Canada's first virtual reality film festival, this super-charged tech is destined to change how we experience on-screen storytelling.

Review: Blind Date is a charming hilarious piece of simple theatre Special

Toronto - Being a fly on the wall of a blind date has never been so much fun and emotionally powerful. Blind Date, running at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, is a masterpiece thanks to Rebecca Northan's talent in bringing out the best in her randomly selected men.

City of Toronto withdraws more than 800,000 parking tickets

Toronto - On September 4, the city of Toronto withdrew hundreds of thousands of parking tickets. The number of tickets the city withdrew was around 880,000.
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Toronto's cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
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The camp in Toronto for Occupy Toronto on Day 2.
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