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Arts

Why is much of Toronto's public art found in condos?

Posted by Amy Grief / February 13, 2016

public art torontoIn Toronto, you don't have to go to a gallery or museum to see notable art installations. That's because our city has a robust public art program that brings impressive pieces to parks and civic spaces as well as to private properties, such as condos and office buildings.

Why are some of Toronto's most prominent public artworks located in and around these condos and skyscrapers? Because of Section 37 of the province's Planning Act, which as the City of Toronto writes, "authorizes municipalities to grant increases in height and density of development, in exchange for the provision of facilities, services or matters."

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Dave Chappelle adds more shows in Toronto

Posted by Amy Grief / February 3, 2016

dave chappelle torontoIf you didn't get tickets to one of Dave Chappelle's sold-out Toronto shows, don't despair because the comedian added four additional performances to his five night run - from February 9 to 13 - at the Danforth Music Hall.

Now, Chappelle will take to the stage twice on February 9, 10, 12 and 13 - at both 7 and 10 p.m. Tickets for these late-night shows go on sale tomorrow (Thursday) at 10 a.m.

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The top 15 photos from the blogTO Flickr pool in January

Posted by Derek Flack / February 1, 2016

photos month blogtoJanuary was exactly a photogenic month in terms of winter scenes this year, but with the generally temperate weather, the city's photographers were able to get out and snap away without their fingers falling off. As such, there was plenty of picturesque evidence of their activities posted to the blogTO Flickr pool, from street scenes to skylines to secret rooftop hockey rinks.

These are the photos of the month for January 2016.
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This is what's coming to Toronto's abandoned power plant

Posted by Amy Grief / January 27, 2016

situation roomToronto's once abandoned Hearn Generating Station is getting a new life in June. That's because the Luminato Festival is hosting all of its ticketed programming at this decommissioned Port Lands power plant.

So, what can you expect to see? The 10-year-old arts extravaganza announced its first three projects today. And those who experienced the inaugural Unsound Festival last year will be happy to note that it's returning to the Hearn for 2016.

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Historic Toronto mansion becomes 1920s-era speakeasy

Posted by Amy Grief / January 25, 2016

Hogtown Experience TorontoWhat was Toronto like during the Roaring Twenties? Thanks to a new immersive theatre production opening tomorrow, you may soon be able to find out.

The Hogtown Experience is taking over the historic Campbell House Museum for one week only and it's bringing together 34 actors, plus a four-piece jazz band to take Torontonians on a choose-your-own-adventure-style journey through this city's storied past.

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15 highlights from Toronto's first circus sideshow fest

Posted by Amy Grief / January 25, 2016

circus slideshowToronto's first ever Something Strange Circus Sideshow Festival premiered this past weekend in front of a large audience at the Mod Club. Organized by mentalist Mysterion and teratological historian J. Tithonus Pednaud, the show brought together a variety of performers, including an aerialist, a sword swallower, a former WWE wrestler and a slew of masochistic gross-out acts.

Check out all the highlights in this photo gallery.
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