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The top 10 art shows in Toronto for summer 2016

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / June 15, 2016

art shows torontoThe top art shows in Toronto this summer are like a great, big, choose your own adventure book, showing off artists' works, neighbourhoods and city spaces in ways you haven't thought about them before. Or maybe you have, in which case, you're way ahead of the curve, bravo.

Here are my picks for the top art shows in Toronto this summer.

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The top outdoor art fairs in Toronto this summer

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / June 14, 2016

outdoor art fairs torontoOutdoor art fairs in Toronto this summer are open-air venues that showcase painters, photographers, jewellers and other local artists. From Bloorcourt to Bellwoods, Nathan Phillips Square to Cabbagetown, art fairs and crawls peacefully take over parks and neighbourhoods with plenty of original work to help you decorate your home.

Here's a rundown of outdoor art fairs in Toronto this summer.

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What it's like to play a real life video game in Toronto

Posted by Amy Grief / June 13, 2016

Situation Rooms LuminatoI'm standing in front of a bright yellow door marked with the number 11. It's one of many such portals scattered outside of a collection of shipping containers inside the Hearn Generating Station.

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This is what the Hearn looks like for Luminato 2016

Posted by Amy Grief / June 10, 2016

luminatoToronto's Luminato Festival turns 10 this year, and to celebrate it has turned the once abandoned Hearn Generating Station into a massive arts hub. Shipping containers have been used to create a 1,200-seat theatre, while the power plant's old control room has been transformed into a venerable French restaurant. The overall effect is downright stunning.

Check out what the Hearn looks like for Luminato 2016.
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The top 33 events at Pride Toronto 2016

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / June 10, 2016

pride toronto 2016The top events at Pride 2016 are much more than parties (that comes later!). This is a whole other set of happenings, but equally as entertaining... just not in a hands-in-the-air, shirts-off, glitter-fest kind of way. These are the top talks, films, art shows and parades over the course of Pride month.

Here are my picks for the top events at Pride Toronto 2016.

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Toronto's oldest bookstore is moving

Posted by Amy Grief / June 10, 2016

glad day torontoGlad Day Bookshop is not only Toronto's oldest bookstore; it's the world's oldest LGBTQ bookstore as well. It's been serving the city from its storefront on Yonge Street and now it's likely moving east to Church Street.

This issue is that the Glad Day Bookshop's current space isn't accessible to those with mobility issues. It wants its new location to be welcoming for all people.

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