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Cirque du Soleil's Luzia is Toronto's new must-see show

Posted by Staff / July 29, 2016

luzia torontoCirque du Soleil is back in Toronto with Luzia and for their 2016 production in the Port Lands they've brought the fun and the show. Unlike the visually arresting Toruk that played at the ACC in January, Luzia wraps jaw-dropping talent around a dream-like Mexican circus featuring some of the world's best gymnasts and trapeze artists, a contortionist, juggler and pair of soccer trick-artists.

It's an equally funny and mesmerizing show that simply shouldn't be missed and a reminder why the Quebec-based theatrical company has won legions of fans the world over.

Check out our photo gallery from Cirque du Soleil's Luzia here.

Luzia continues its Toronto run through October 16 in the Port Lands.
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There's a lot of Harry Potter parties in Toronto this week

Posted by Amy Grief / July 28, 2016

Harry Potter TorontoHarry Potter fans in Toronto have a lot to be thankful for this long weekend. After years of re-reading the epic series over and over (and over) again, there's finally a new magical story to add to the Hogwarts canon. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two comes out at midnight on July 31, so get ready to celebrate its launch (and Harry's 36th birthday) in style. Dress robes required.

Here are 6 ways to toast the boy who lived.

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Toronto reimagined in series of epic Instagram photos

Posted by Jaclyn Skrobacky / July 26, 2016

Toronto PhotographerToronto-based photographer Justin Main has a unique take on out city. As we've previously noted Main spends up to 10 hours editing his work on Photoshop to create surreal images that often make a statement on current events or pop cultural phenomena. As a result we get to see our city in a way we've never seen it before.

From roller coasters next to the CN Tower to surreal TTC subway floors, here are some of my favourite photos Main has recently posted to Instagram.

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Toronto gets an elaborate new merry-go-round

Posted by Amy Grief / July 23, 2016

Pride of Canada CarouselStep right up to downtown Markham! The growing Toronto suburb may not get an NHL arena, but it does have a new designated downtown area (by Warden and the 407) complete with condos, offices, chain restaurants and a movie theatre.

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Glad Day replacing Byzantium on Church Street

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / July 22, 2016

Glad Day bookshop TorontoWe told you last month that Glad Day Bookshop, Toronto's oldest bookstore and the world's oldest LGBT bookstore as well, was moving. They've now announced the street level location.

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King West bar Early Mercy accused of copying artwork

Posted by Amy Grief / July 18, 2016

Early Mercy TorontoIf you've been to Toronto bar and nightclub Early Mercy, you've probably noticed the hipster-fied portraits of historical figures, like Ghandi, Abraham Lincoln and J.F.K.

Early Mercy's designers PD Labs gives local artist Zimmo Lu artist credit for these quirky pieces. But if you've encountered them before, you'll know they look quite similar to Israeli illustrator Amit Shimoni's Hipstory series.

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