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That time when Spiderman visited Toronto

Posted by Amy Grief / April 17, 2016

Spiderman TorontoThe Toronto Blue Jays may be hometown heroes here in Toronto, but they're not the only super people to step foot in the SkyDome, or Rogers Centre, or whatever you're choosing to call it these days.

That's right, Spiderman himself showed up to our world-famous stadium back in the May 1, 1991 issue of Marvel's The Amazing Spiderman.

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Harry Potter party recreates Hogwarts in Toronto

Posted by Martha Stortz / April 13, 2016

harry potter party torontoOn Tuesday evening, U of T's Hart House was transformed into Hogwarts for one epic night of Harry Potter celebration. A group of George Brown College students in the Special Events Planning program were tasked with executing a fundraiser and Platform 9 3/4 was their way of guaranteeing success in the Triwizard Tournament (an A, in mugglespeak).

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This is what Toronto looks like in postcards right now

Posted by Derek Flack / April 3, 2016

toronto postcardsPerusing old postcards of Toronto is a surefire way to invoke a heavy dose of nostalgia, but it's not as if the this bit of ephemera has completely disappeared. Sure, locals don't buy them, but pass through a souvenir shop or even a convenience store in a touristy area, and you're bound to see a rack of of them depicting the city's skyline.

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The top 15 photos from the blogTO Flickr pool in March

Posted by Derek Flack / April 2, 2016

photos of the monthMarch has come and gone in Toronto, but we have a slew of excellent photos to remember the month by thanks to the contributors to our Flickr pool. From wacky weather to parades and protests, it was an eventful 31 days in this city.

Here are some of my favourite photos from the blogTO Flickr pool this March.
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MOCCA unveils new name and details about future site

Posted by Derek Flack / March 29, 2016

museum of contemporary art torontoPretty much everything will be different when the MOCCA opens at its new home on Sterling Rd. in roughly a year's time, including its name. The rebrand was announced at press conference this morning attended by Mayor John Tory and a host of important players in the Toronto arts community.

What used to be called MOCCA will now go by the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto_Canada, or "The Museum" for short. It's not a major alteration, but it does signal that the well established Toronto art institution is rethinking its identity ahead of the move to the Junction Triangle (or Lower Junction as some of the Museum's press materials would have it).

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The top 6 outdoor art fairs in Toronto for spring 2016

Posted by Samantha Tapp / March 29, 2016

outdoor art fairs torontoHow better to celebrate the beginning of nice weather than to get outdoors and take in some locally-made art. Add in some food trucks and live music and these outdoor art fairs are a great way to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring.

Here's a round-up of outdoor art fairs in Toronto this spring.

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