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Arts

Now you can follow the former route of the Don River

Posted by Derek Flack / June 23, 2014

Don RiverA new urban intervention from Labspace Studio traces the former route of the Don River prior to its being straightened at the end of the 19th century. As natural as the river might look in some areas, its entire path south of Bloor is completely artificial thanks to channelization efforts over a hundred years ago. Named Don Was Here, the project, which is part of the No.9: Eco-Art Festival at Todmorden Mills, places markers along the old passage of the river from Lake Shore Blvd. up to Pottery Rd. along one of the most popular bike paths in the city.

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The top 10 comedy shows in Toronto for summer 2014

Posted by Staff / June 21, 2014

comedy torontoThe top comedy shows in Toronto for summer 2014 are a perfect way to kick-start the fun of summer. There are so many great performances set for the coming weeks - and I know you're out there having too much fun in the sunshine to sort them all out. Lucky for you, I've got your back. This list rounds up the biggest local and touring heavy-hitters set to grace Toronto's comedy clubs and theatres.

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The top 10 spoken word events in Toronto this summer

Posted by Greg Frankson / June 20, 2014

spoken word torontoSpoken word events heat up over the summer in Toronto. Our hot, hazy and humid summers are a great motivation to be in the great outdoors, but also to get into a spot where a cool drink, good company and a great show are always in order. Between trips to the cottage, festival life and dips in pools to keep from overheating, be sure to keep a few evenings free. For the spoken word and poetry slam community in the Greater Toronto Area will be serving up the usual high-quality fare for your listening and viewing pleasure.

Here are the top 10 spoken word events in Toronto this summer.

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World Pride to host Nuit Rose all-night art crawl

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / June 17, 2014

nuit rose torontoWe tend to think of Pride as a 'round the clock party - and this year's blowout World Pride festivities are absolutely no exception. But perhaps, instead of merely dancing until you pass out, you'd like to take in some culture (and then dance until you pass out).

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The top 10 live theatre shows in Toronto this summer

Posted by Derek Flack / June 16, 2014

summer theatre torontoThe summer theatre season is upon us in Toronto, and there's lots to look forward to. Along with annual favourites like the Fringe and Summerworks festivals, local theatre-goers will be treated to a host of opportunities to see Shakespeare under the stars, a new production from Cirque du Soleil and a masterful allegory by Arthur Miller. The Toronto production of Titanic has been delayed, but there's no need to cry about it much, as there's so much else to see in the coming months.

Get primed for summer with our top picks for Toronto theatre this season.

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The top 10 must-see art shows this summer in Toronto

Posted by Aubrey Jax / June 14, 2014

Toronto artThe top art shows in Toronto this summer range from digital installations and lenticular VHS portraits to wax sculptures, but of course the summer's art scene will be dominated by World Pride, with the AGO and MOCCA joining smaller galleries and establishments like the Gladstone and Drake hotels to celebrate Toronto's queer-est summer ever.

The season also marks transitions for TO's art scene: AWOL will be forced to move (and will literally be a.w.o.l. for a while) and Pentimento is holding their last opening, while Clint Roenisch is re-opening July 10. These shows will open over the next few months, but John Monteith's At Night All Cats Are Grey at o'born contemporary is worth a visit (on until July 26).

Here are my picks for the must-see art shows in Toronto this summer.

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