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Toronto artists transform the Gladstone Hotel

Posted by Amy Grief / January 22, 2016

come up to my roomToronto's Gladstone Hotel is hosting its 13th annual Come Up To My Room art and design exhibition as part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival. This event brings a slew of installations into the hotel's rooms and hallways, and this year, it's filled with immersive dystopian environments and a nod to a certain 1986 John Hughes movie. You can see it until Sunday, January 24.

View all the installations in this photo gallery.
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This is what the Ferris Bueller room in Toronto is like

Posted by Amy Grief / January 22, 2016

Ferris Bueller Room Toronto"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it," says Ferris Bueller in John Hughes's classic 1986 movie. Not so this weekend, because you can now take a trip back in time to 1986 at Toronto's Gladstone's Hotel.

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Dave Chappelle sells out 5 Toronto shows in minutes

Posted by Amy Grief / January 21, 2016

dave chappelle torontoComedian Dave Chappelle is coming back to Toronto for the first time since 2012. But good luck trying to find tickets to see him.

From February 9 to 13, Chappelle will take up a five night residency at the Danforth Music Hall. Tickets went on sale last night and reportedly sold out incredibly quickly, leaving many fans in the lurch.

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One of these will be the new Leslieville mural

Posted by Amy Grief / January 18, 2016

Toronto Leslieville muralThe Alexander Muir mural in Toronto's Leslieville neighbourhood will soon disappear. A local street artist, however, will replace it with an original new piece.

In July, Leslievillians were miffed when their BIA unveiled a new mural without consulting them. Since then, Ward 30 Councillor Paula Fletcher, along with the Leslieville BIA and the Leslieville Historical Society, worked to solicit design proposals from a short list of six artists. Now, they've chosen their top three: Elicser, Mediah and Dan Bergeron.

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Burlesque shows and clubs in Toronto

Posted by Amy Grief / January 16, 2016

burlesque torontoBurlesque shows in Toronto can be seen at prominent venues, such as the Mod Club and the Great Hall, as well as more frequent performances - many of which are body positive - in smaller rooms, mainly on Toronto's west side.

Here are eight bars and clubs that regularly feature burlesque.

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Toronto artist crafts cityscapes out of tape

Posted by Amy Grief / January 16, 2016

Tape artist TorontoLocal artists regularly reimagine Toronto using a variety of media. One, however, works with tape - yes, like duct tape - to stunningly depict different areas of the city.

Emanuel Pavao is one of the finalists in the Artist Project's Untapped Emerging Artists competition and he makes his locally focused pieces using all sorts of household tape, including duct, masking and electrical varieties.

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