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The top 10 up and coming tattoo artists in Toronto

Posted by Evan Sue-Ping / December 3, 2014

tattoo artists torontoOur list of the top tattoo artists in Toronto showcased some of the biggest names in tattooing that the city has to offer. But what became abundantly clear, thanks to the artists involved and the community at large, was that there are a lot of under the radar artists here that are equally deserving of recognition. Those who are gaining the respect of their fellow artists and discerning clientele through hard work, and yes, phenomenal art.

Here are my picks for the top up and coming tattoo artists in Toronto.

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Comic book shop to open in Toronto Reference Library

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / December 2, 2014

tcaf store torontoThe worst thing about the Toronto Comic Arts Festival is that it only comes once a year. If you, like me, feel that the Toronto Reference Library is way more fun when it's packed with visiting indie-comix personalities, tables full of graphic novels, and stacks of novelty plushies, you'll be thrilled to learn that TCAF (and its parent comic-book store, The Beguiling) are set to open a brand-new, permanent gift shop inside the Reference Library.

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The Fifth Estate tracks the rise and fall of Jian Ghomeshi

Posted by Derek Flack / November 29, 2014

Fifth Estate Jian GhomeshiThe Fifth Estate, CBC television's investigative news program, has turned its lens on the broadcaster's fallen star Jian Ghomeshi. With loads of archival footage and interviews with media experts, CBC staff, and the host's alleged victims, the episode is the most in depth examination of Ghomeshi that's been assembled in the wake of his termination from the CBC.

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The top 10 new event venues in Toronto for 2014

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / November 29, 2014

toronto event venuesToronto event venues took a leap forward in diversity this year, with vibrant art incubators, loungey clubs, and DIY multi-use spaces welcoming public and private happenings. At any given time, you could step through the doors and could find art shows, live music, comedy, craft sales, or a really good dance party. Add it all up, and you get a Toronto headed for an even more vibrant year ahead.

Here are my picks for the top new event venues in Toronto for 2014.

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Major contemporary art fest coming to Union Station

Posted by Derek Flack / November 28, 2014

Villa TorontoToronto will play host to the fourth in a series of important international art festivals in the new year. Co-organized by Raster Gallery in Warsaw and Art Metropole, over 20 contemporary art galleries will take over Union Station between January 16-23rd for Villa Toronto.

While not all the details have been made public, the participating galleries have been revealed. It's an impressive lineup, including locals like Jessica Bradley, Cooper Cole, Clint Roenisch, and Erin Stump alongside international spaces like i8 (Reykjavik), IBID Projects (London/LA), Johann K├Ânig (Berlin), LABOR (Mexico City), Misako & Rosen (Tokyo), and of course Raster.

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Ghomeshi released on $100K bail

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / November 26, 2014

jian ghomeshi bailJian Ghomeshi was released on $100,000 bail in a court appearance Wednesday afternoon, after being arrested and charged by Toronto police earlier that morning. The disgraced CBC broadcaster appeared in court to face four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking to overcome resistance - which, according to the criminal code, carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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