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Toronto collective takes on male-dominated art world

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / August 30, 2016

Bonerkill TorontoAn artist collective isn't always a group of folks who hang together and paint portraits of nature in the same way. Sometimes being in an artist collective means creating work that doesn't always hang on a wall and that might actually change the world.

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Boozy paint parties more popular than ever in Toronto

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / August 29, 2016

Paintlounge TorontoThere's something happening in Toronto right now, and it's very childish.

More than ever it seems, adults are acting like kids. Whether it's our obsession with the nostalgia brought on by marathon sessions of Stranger Things or running through obstacle courses or playing bubble soccer, the supposed grownups of our city are turning back time and having fun again.

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Graffiti Alley now has world's longest Instagram photo

Posted by Amy Grief / August 25, 2016

Graffiti Alley TorontoToronto's Graffiti Alley is one of the most Instagrammed spots in the city - it really does make a great background for broody, pseudo-gritty fashion shoots. But now this downtown laneway is a star in its own right thanks to a new project by Heritage Toronto and Havas Worldwide Canada, an advertising firm.

Called Instatour, this Instagram-based projects stitches together 1,300 separate posts to create the longest continuous Instagram photo in the world. The result is quite stunning, but make sure you check out graffitialley.to on mobile. Simply turn your phone sideways and scroll away.

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The top 21 art galleries in Toronto by neighbourhood

Posted by Amy Grief / August 24, 2016

art galleries torontoArt galleries in Toronto fill our various neighbourhoods with culture and creativity. These spots usually let you browse for free, because let's be honest: at commercial galleries, most of the artwork is simply too pricey. Though that should never stop you from peeking inside to see what's going on in our local visual arts scene beyond the AGO.

Here are my picks for the top art galleries in Toronto by neighbourhood.

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The 10 most talked about painters in Toronto right now

Posted by Sarah Brown / August 22, 2016

toronto paintersToronto is a city well-known for its painters. Found at top galleries, lofty studios and Kensington hangouts, these workaholics are the talk of the town by word-of-mouth reputation. So who are these fantastical human beings? I asked The Drake Hotel's Head of Cultural Programming, Mia Nielsen, to share her picks.

These along with mine and other notable mentions are below.

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The current state of Toronto's art gallery scene

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / August 20, 2016

toronto art galleriesAnyone who lives in Toronto kind of knows the deal when it comes to art galleries.

Typically they move into a neighbourhood people aren't totally familiar or comfortable with, slowly people start flocking, coffee shops spill in, condo developers break ground and the galleries move out to another lesser known, cheaper spot.

It's the circle of life for galleries in general and Toronto is no exception to the nomadic migration. But that's not what's interesting.

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