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Nuit Blanche might expand to Scarborough next year

Posted by Derek Flack / May 5, 2016

nuit blancheNuit Blanche might be set to expand to Scarborough. The city is currently examining the possibility of using the Guild Inn as part of the annual all-night art celebration in 2017, a move that would bring the event to the former suburbs for the first time.

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This Toronto peep show was a perfect peek at opera

Posted by Martha Stortz / May 2, 2016

opera peep show torontoOpera Peep Show, an innovative pay-as-you-go method of enjoying the opera, stole hearts and hit high notes this past week at the historic Campbell House Museum. It was brought to Toronto by Liederwolfe, an experimental opera collective from Montreal.

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10 mural artists in Toronto everyone should know about

Posted by Sarah Brown / April 28, 2016

murals torontoToronto has an insatiable appetite for artwork you can't find anywhere else. With large-scale murals covering some of the city's most thoughtfully designed restaurants such as Bar Isabel, Rhum Corner and El Catrin, there's no shortage of fresh paint in a city full of burgeoning designers, illustrators and mural artists.

Pulling from the city's latest projects, collaborations and murals, here's my list of Toronto-based artists that everyone should know about.

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The top 33 bookstores in Toronto by type

Posted by Derek Flack / April 27, 2016

bookstores torontoToronto book stores haven't all packed up shop just yet. On the contrary, a survey of the city's book scene reveals that bricks and mortar shops are still plentiful despite the near-constant doom and gloom we hear related to online sales. In fact, the local book shops that have been the most resilient in the face of competition are independent outfits with a specific focus.

These are the top book stores in Toronto by type.

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15 must-see photography shows at Contact 2016

Posted by Staff / April 26, 2016

contact toronto 2016The Contact Photography Festival in Toronto is celebrating its 20th birthday this year. For two decades, it has been showcasing local and internationally based artists at venues across the city. From gallery walls to unconventional outdoor installations, Contact brings us some of the best photographic work from around the world.

Here's what you can check out at this year's Contact Festival.

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There's hope for independent bookstores in Toronto

Posted by Amy Grief / April 23, 2016

type booksThere's finally a good news story about an independent Toronto book store. And that's a rarity, notes Type Books co-owner Samara Samara Walbohm. She and Joanne Saul opened Type on Queen Street West, across from Trinity Bellwoods Park, 10 years ago.

"It seems to always be a media story when a book store closes and not necessarily when a book store opens," says Walbohm.

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