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Toronto ranked 10th on Lonely Planet's 2015 travel list

Posted by Derek Flack / October 21, 2014

20141021-toronto-travel.jpgToronto has been ranked the 10th most desirable travel destination in 2015 by Lonely Planet, the popular publisher of international travel guides. Rather than noting some the more cliched traits Toronto is known for, the guide references specific events and developments that will have an impact next year. Here's the blurb:

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There's new life at the Toronto Underground Cinema

Posted by Sarah Ratchford / October 8, 2014

Toronto Underground CinemaThe Toronto Underground Cinema is about to begin a new life. The theatre, which closed down in 2012, will once again be in use this Friday night, albeit in a different capacity.

The Queen and Spadina theatre has been leased out to Boomer, a show focused on cluing people into the politics of the 1960s. Show promoter Brian Walker says it's about making people think.

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World's top photojournalism on display in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / October 7, 2014

World Press Photo Toronto 2014World Press Photo, "the world's largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest," has once again touched down at Brookfield Place. If you haven't already paid a visit to the exhibit, it's worth doing so for the stunning quality of the work on display. From world events to portraiture to nature and sports photography, the range of images featured is remarkable. It's possible to lose and entire lunch hour slowly meandering through the hundreds of photos on exhibit.

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The best and worst of Nuit Blanche 2014

Posted by Derek Flack / October 6, 2014

2014105-gb.jpgNuit Blanche 2014 displayed both the event's power to bring people onto the streets of Toronto for a cultural experience and also the organizational challenges faced by an undertaking of this size. What attendees got out of the all-night art affair likely had a lot to do with the expectations that they had going in. Those who were confident that they'd witness a series of thought-provoking art installations were probably disappointed. As the years have passed, the exhibits have tended more and more towards flashy spectacle with little substance or attempt at subversiveness.

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50 crowd-filled photos of Nuit Blanche in Toronto

Posted by Staff / October 6, 2014

nuit blanche 2014 torontoNuit Blanche in Toronto has come and gone for another year, with the aching feet, frosty hands and powerful food truck cravings slowly fading from our minds - but, hopefully, the memories of arrestingly gorgeous visuals and thought-provoking art will remain. No? Well, at the very least, you'll probably retain some funny anecdotes about ridiculous stuff people said while searching for "art."

Though many lamented the long, dull stretches between zones and installations, there were some stunning gems to be seen if you searched long enough. People will likely be talking about that gorgeous laser rainbow for years.

Check out all the action in our huge photo gallery from Nuit Blanche in Toronto.
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Overheard at Nuit Blanche 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 6, 2014

Overheard Nuit Blanche 2014What you over heard at Nuit Blanche last Saturday likely depended where you were - just kidding, there's a 98% chance you heard someone say "is that art?" My own "is that art" experience happened at Fort York and turned out to be the line for the public washroom, but the only #OH that might have produced was my friend and I giggling, momentarily amused after a long stretch of boredom (Fort York was largely underwhelming).

After Doug Ford opened Nuit Blanche in Rob's place (which not everyone is too pleased about) the mad scramble in the cold (y'all know it's going to get way colder, right?) in search of transformative art pieces, food trucks, and phone charging stations began. And the eavesdropping, which might be our favourite part of the whole light installation free-for-all. And the getting man-handled by cops for crossing the street. Art!

Here are your best overheards from Saturday night, and a few of ours.

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