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Major contemporary art fest coming to Union Station

Posted by Derek Flack / November 28, 2014

Villa TorontoToronto will play host to the fourth in a series of important international art festivals in the new year. Co-organized by Raster Gallery in Warsaw and Art Metropole, over 20 contemporary art galleries will take over Union Station between January 16-23rd for Villa Toronto.

While not all the details have been made public, the participating galleries have been revealed. It's an impressive lineup, including locals like Jessica Bradley, Cooper Cole, Clint Roenisch, and Erin Stump alongside international spaces like i8 (Reykjavik), IBID Projects (London/LA), Johann K├Ânig (Berlin), LABOR (Mexico City), Misako & Rosen (Tokyo), and of course Raster.

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Ghomeshi released on $100K bail

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / November 26, 2014

jian ghomeshi bailJian Ghomeshi was released on $100,000 bail in a court appearance Wednesday afternoon, after being arrested and charged by Toronto police earlier that morning. The disgraced CBC broadcaster appeared in court to face four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking to overcome resistance - which, according to the criminal code, carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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Jian Ghomeshi arrested by Toronto police

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / November 26, 2014

Jian Ghomeshi arrestedToronto police have arrested and charged disgraced CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi. In a news release, police said the former Q host surrendered to police on Wednesday morning. He was charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking to overcome resistance, and is set to appear in court this afternoon.

Ghomeshi was fired from the network last month after allegations of physical and sexual abuse began to surface. Police opened an investigation at the end of October.
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Ghomeshi drops $55 million lawsuit against the CBC

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / November 25, 2014

ghomeshi cbcDisgraced CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi has dropped his $55 million lawsuit against his former employer after an out-of-court deal was reached. The Toronto Star reports that the deal, which was reached last Friday, will see Ghomeshi pay $18,000 in legal costs to the CBC. Ghomeshi launched the suit after his firing last month due to mounting allegations of physical and sexual abuse.

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World's Biggest Bookstore meets the wrecking ball

Posted by Derek Flack / November 24, 2014

Worlds Biggest BookstoreThe World's Biggest Bookstore was demolished this weekend, bringing a close to an era that began in 1980 on Edward St. The store had already closed its doors back in March, but the loss of the structure that once housed the shop serves as a sort of exclamation point to end the narrative, one which has troubling implications for other bricks and mortar bookstores around the city.

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Intricate lasercut map of Toronto shows off streetscape

Posted by Derek Flack / November 21, 2014

wood map torontoToronto has lots of quirky and even beautiful maps that chart its streetscape, but every once in a while one comes around that's a cut above the rest. While there are already quite nice woodcut maps devoted to Toronto, this offering from Ali Harrison is pretty much the crown jewel of local cartography on Etsy.

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