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Arts

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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Toronto printing company uses Ghomeshi quotes in ads

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / November 17, 2014

ghomeshi print adA Toronto printing company has decided to co-opt Jian Ghomeshi's recent Facebook declaration of innocence in a new round of ad materials. Corktown Printing Co. recently sent out flyers featuring their own tweaks on quotable quotes from Ghomeshi, who has recently been accused of sexually and physically assaulting at least 10 people. Naturally, the Internet was not pleased - the mailers, which feature the line "my tastes in higher quality printing may not be palatable to some folks," even made it to pop-feminist blog Jezebel.

Have a look at the full ads below.

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Ossington art exhibit reveals globalism in miniature

Posted by Aubrey Jax / November 17, 2014

Karine Giboulo TorontoWhen I first walk into Karine Giboulo's exhibit on Ossington I actually feel dizzy. The installation at Angell Gallery is home not just to Giboulo's huge, multi-room (and multi platform) HYPERland diorama, but more than a half dozen other, smaller works. It's a lot to take in.

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Holiday craft shows in Toronto for 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / November 16, 2014

holiday craft shows torontoHoliday craft shows in Toronto are only superior to the mall scene if you're shopping for a certain type of person: a person you truly love. Aw. Just kidding though, there's plenty of stuff on hand for co-workers, rando cousins, and secret Santas. I'll be at home reading Waldfogel: even his name is like "bah humbug."

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CBC saw bruising from cracked rib in Ghomeshi videos

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / November 12, 2014

Ghomeshi videosThe graphic "evidence" of consensual BDSM that disgraced CBC host Jian Ghomeshi showed his former bosses included images of bruising on a woman he'd dated, apparently caused by a cracked rib, the Toronto Star reports.

Ghomeshi, who was fired several weeks ago after reporters began investing accusations that he had beaten and choked several women he'd dated, maintained that all of the encounters had been consensual for both parties.

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What's the Antiquarian Book Fair like in Toronto?

Posted by Aubrey Jax / November 10, 2014

Antiquarian Book Fair TorontoThis past weekend the Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair opened its second year at the Art Gallery of Ontario, a step up from former digs at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. While the fair's organizers now have to shell out more book hoarding - er, I mean collecting - money on the more prestigious space, the move has been a welcome upgrade for book dealers, who came from across Canada, and as far as the UK, to show their (remarkably un-dusty) tomes.

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