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The top 10 shows at the Contact Photography Fest 2015

Posted by Sima Sahar Zerehi / April 24, 2015

Contact Toronto 2015The top shows at this year's Contact Photography Festival mark its 19th anniversary. In the past two decades, the festival has grown into the largest photography event in the world.

With over 1,500 Canadian and international photographers exhibiting at more than 175 venues, Contact takes over the whole city, filling galleries and businesses and turning building facades and billboards into open-air galleries.

Here are my picks for the top shows at Contact 2015.

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Love Art Fair poses big questions for Toronto collectors

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 18, 2015

Love Art Fair TorontoLove Art Fair is back in Toronto for its second year at the Direct Energy Centre. The Toronto re-branding of The Affordable Art Fair, which has spread worldwide since launching in London in the '90s, features works all priced in the $100 - $10,000 range, making it attractive to new and casual collectors, as well as lovers of exciting emerging art. Or so one would expect.

Over 40 galleries from 10 countries are exhibiting at Love Art this year, but apart from Julia Callon's diorama and photographs of disarray in miniature, it all felt too familiar, and not in that "glad to see you again, meaningful culture" sort of way.

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Kensington Market art project takes catcallers to task

Posted by Derek Flack / April 17, 2015

street talk project torontoA new public art project in Kensington Market kindly asks catcallers to STFU. Dubbed the The Street Talk Project, the artistic intervention involves street signs that admonish sexual harassment on Toronto streets and that support equal rights for women and trans* people.

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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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