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The top 10 art shows in Toronto for fall 2016

Posted by Amy Grief / September 18, 2016

art shows toronto fall 2016The top art shows in Toronto for fall 2016 are biggies, especially because of major events, such as Nuit Blanche and Art Toronto. But outside of these annual art extravaganzas, there's lots happening in our city's galleries over the next few months.

Here are my picks for the top art shows to check out this fall in Toronto.

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The top 10 comedians to catch at JFL42 in Toronto

Posted by Michael Jagdeo / September 18, 2016

jfl42 torontoJust For Laughs 42 (JFL42) is back in Toronto from September 22nd - October 1st, bringing fan favourites like Trevor Noah, Chris D'Elia, Jim Jefferies, and Jim Gaffigan to stages across the city. You get the sense that JFL had a bit of a renaissance this year, with shows like Roast Battle garnering a lot of play on social media, which only bodes well for this iteration of the fest.

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This is what Ontario Place looks like right now

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / September 16, 2016

In Future Festival Ontario Place TorontoOntario Place lives again. The defunct amusement park has been resuscitated this month as part of a massive art project that will reanimate the site's previously dormant features like the Cinesphere and silos.

The in/future arts and culture festival launched last night and will run until September 25. Spread out over 14 acres, it's truly a feast for the eyes, ears and belly (there are food trucks and bars scattered all over the property).

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Toronto's most inspiring arts & culture festival turns 10

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / September 7, 2016

manifesto festivalToronto has a lot of arts and cultural festivals, but none of them are as important and forward thinking at Manifesto.

They're celebrating 10 years with 10 days of programming from September 9-18. It's their biggest, most ambitious festival yet, and though it's a youth-focused fest, there's most definitely something for every taste and interest.

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Toronto getting its first ever podcast festival this fall

Posted by Amy Grief / September 6, 2016

podcast festival torontoNorth America's largest documentary film festival is introducing another non-fiction extravaganza this fall. And instead of focusing on the big screen, this event will be all about podcasts.

That's right, from November 18 to 20, Hot Docs will be hosting Toronto's very first international podcast festival. And no, this won't just be a collective listening session. Instead, it'll feature live episodes of your favourite audio shows.

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Ontario Place finally brought back to life by new festival

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / September 6, 2016

In Future Festival Ontario Place TorontoOntario Place shuttered in 2012 and since then has been left vacant save for nearby concert venues like the Molson Amphitheatre and Echo Beach. Nature has taken over. Plants and trees have grown onto pathways and buildings, while animals like beavers, muskrats, and heron have made the former amusement park their home..

With the exception of the odd event rental and Ontario Place maintenance staff roaming the 14-acre property, there's no life on the island portion of the property. Well, that is until now.

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