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Arts

Seinfeld themed costume ball coming to Toronto

Posted by Aubrey Jax / January 26, 2015

Seinfield TorontoSeinfeld's phenomenon about nothing defines a generation obsessed with pop nostalgia and the kind of can't-catch-me irony that ensnares the New York Times into hailing the rise of two or three fashion movements per year that don't actually exist. Toronto, what are you wearing to the normcore ball?

While venues like KITCH and The Beaver host Seinfeld trivia nights in the city, on February 8th Double Double Land will hold "the Seinfeld costume-and-trivia party to end all Seinfeld costume-and-trivia parties," Scenefeld: The Celebration. If your trivia game is rough and you're low on frumpy 90s outfits, get serious about your Elaine dance and you can still be in the running for a prize.

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Subway themed art show lands in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / January 24, 2015

2015123-subway-art-show.jpgIt'd be fair to say that we're transit-obsessed in Toronto. Perhaps it's because our commute takes up a disproportionate amount of time, and we just can't stop thinking about how bad we have. Or perhaps many of us are secret transit nerds who rejoice at the thought of fantasy subway maps and vintage photos of TTC vehicles. Whatever the reason, a new photography show at Stephen Bulger Gallery aims to capitalize on our subway obsession.

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World class British architect tasked with Stollerys site

Posted by Derek Flack / January 20, 2015

Norman Foster Toronto buildingThere's been a lot of discussion about Toronto's record on heritage preservation since the process of demolishing the Stollerys Building unceremoniously began on the weekend. Opinion has been divided, to be sure, but today an important piece of the conversation has been filled in as pertains to the future of the marquee site at Yonge and Bloor. Developer Sam Mizrahi revealed today that Prtizker prize-winning architect Norman Foster will be tasked with the design of the building that will eventually rise from Stollerys' ashes.

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Toronto artist pens love letter to public libraries

Posted by Derek Flack / January 20, 2015

Toronto public libraries artistThe Toronto Public Library system doesn't often get the love it deserves. Not only do our libraries have a fascinating history dating back to American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, but they serve as crucial community hubs that continue to foster a love of reading even as they adapt to new technologies and uses. A new art project by Daniel Rotsztain called "All the Libraries" aims to celebrate our library system via drawings of each of Toronto's 99 branches.

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Villa Toronto underwhelms and inspires all at once

Posted by Staff / January 20, 2015

Villa TorontoVilla Toronto opened last weekend at Union Station, featuring work from 19 local and international galleries. You wouldn't know it at first glance, though. Despite taking up ample space in the Great Hall, the exhibition is visually underwhelming when viewed as a whole. This is unfortunate given how many commuters will experience it, but there are little gems to found for those who slow down, such as Navid Nuur's diminutive neon light installation "Broken Diamond" or the subtle blend of sounds the various audio and video works bring to the atrium.

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10 under the radar live theatre venues in Toronto

Posted by Sima Sahar Zerehi / January 18, 2015

Theatre in TorontoLive theatre venues in Toronto are sprouting up in unexpected nooks and crannies. With some of the city's most innovative projects being staged in converted storefronts, basements, and historic houses.

As the city's theatre scene grows with the development of spaces like The Theatre Centre, and festivals like SummerWork's Progress hitting the scene, more independent companies are establishing roots in Toronto. Many of these companies are connecting with audiences in small-unexpected neighbourhood spaces.

Here are my picks for the top under-the-radar live theatre venues in Toronto.

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