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CBC fires 2 execs in wake of new findings on Ghomeshi

Posted by Derek Flack / April 16, 2015

Jian GhomeshiThe CBC's internal investigation into the Jian Ghomeshi scandal has been released today, and with it two executives have been axed. Chris Boyce and Todd Spencer, who have been on leave since shortly after sexual abuse scandal blew up, have been relieved of their duties at the CBC.

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Monthly street fest brings the party to Dundas West

Posted by Derek Flack / April 15, 2015

Third Thursdays Dundas WestAlong with hosting one of the best spring street festivals in Toronto, Dundas West has quietly been home to a monthly series that draws together and highlights the diverse set of businesses along the street, from restaurants and bars to art galleries.

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The top 10 outdoor art fairs in Toronto for 2015

Posted by Sima Sahar Zerehi / April 14, 2015

outdoor art fairs torontoOutdoor art fairs in Toronto are a great way to enjoy the summer sun while taking in some local culture. We live in a creative city full of starving artists willing to sell their work for slightly more than the cost of the material it took to create them. If what currently passes for art on your walls are movie posters left from your college days or a famous painting of sunflowers, you might want to scope out the local talent at one of these fairs.

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

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New site wants to list every art show in Toronto

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 10, 2015

art shows torontoFinding art shows in Toronto is exceedingly difficult compared to finding, say, a concert or a food festival. Akimbo is a great tool for finding shows (and we do our best), but there's a real need in the city for more support for the huge array of gallery shows going on at any given time. So it's exciting to see a new contender has popped up online.

Simply titled Art Shows in Toronto (artshowstoronto.ca), the project is "just getting things underway," but you can get a good look now at what the listing site is all about: one tab lists upcoming exhibits including OCAD's GradEx (though MOCCA's Contact opening, for instance, is currently missing), while ongoing shows covers everything from Basquiat at the AGO to Hoda Zarbaf at Walnut.

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Cavalia Odysseo opens in Toronto

Posted by Staff / April 9, 2015

cavalia torontoCavalia Odysseo has returned to Toronto setting up under the can't-miss massive white tents at Cherry St. and Lakeshore Boulevard. The touring production, an equestrian-lover's dream, is back in Toronto for another season and last night opened its current run with its 800th performance.

Nearly 2,300 spectators braved the wet and muddy conditions to pack the White Big Top to take in the elaborate set design and choreography featuring more than 70 horses, acrobats and musical performances. It's a sight to behold even if just for the how-did-they-do that flips, jumps and other super-human body contortions.

Check out a selection of scenes from the show in our photo gallery.
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Exploding Kittens coming to Toronto

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 8, 2015

exploding kittens torontoTurn your kitties away from the screen or just hide them in a box for a few minutes so they don't see your face overcome with evil glee: Toronto has been chosen as a testing zone for the comical card game that's already become an internet sensation: Exploding Kittens.

Cartoonist Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal created one of the most successful Kickstarters of all time for the game, which combines cats, explosions, and laserbeams in a quest to save innocent cartoon kitties from, well, exploding.

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