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Arts

Neighbourhood bike poster nails Toronto stereotypes

Posted by Derek Flack / March 16, 2015

toronto bike posterSpring is in the air, and cyclists have come out in droves to mark the changing of the weather from frigid to bearable. Naturally that means that bikes are are once again a fixture on Toronto streets, which makes this new poster from Sly Eye all the more apt.



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Etobicoke anointed Toronto's 2015 cultural hotspot

Posted by Derek Flack / March 13, 2015

Etobicoke cultural hot spotEtobicoke is Toronto's next cultural hot spot, at least according to a city-led program that aims to shine a light on areas outside of the downtown core that typically don't boast reputations for their arts and music scenes. Now it in its second year, the initiative turns its focus from South Scarborough to the area bounded by Dixon Rd., Park Lawn Ave. and Browns Line.

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10 gorgeous photos of the Toronto Islands in winter

Posted by Derek Flack / March 11, 2015

Toronto Islands WinterAs the first signs of a spring thaw hit Toronto, one of the first major transformations takes place on the Toronto Islands. A rugged winter wonderland if there ever was one, the above zero temperatures free the ice-crusted trees and make the ferry's passage from the mainland much easier. These are welcome changes, but one of the casualties of the seasonal change is the beauty of the place.

Here are 10 photos of the Islands looking beautiful this winter (hopefully for the last time).
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Toronto to host Wu-Tang themed silkscreening class

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / March 11, 2015

wu tang clan silkscreening torontoIt is a truth universally acknowledged that the Wu-Tang Clan ain't nothin' to fuck with. Perhaps you'd like to pick up a handy new skill, while showing your allegiance to your favourite seminal hip-hop artist (are you more of a RZA or a GZA person)? Enter artist Azza El Siddique, who's about to blend the two with an upcoming workshop at the Harbourfront Centre.

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Shad to replace Ghomeshi as host of CBC's Q

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / March 10, 2015

shad cbc qCanadian rapper Shad has been tapped to permanently replace Jian Ghomeshi as the host of the CBC's radio show Q, the Globe and Mail announced Tuesday night. Following Ghomeshi's ouster last year after accusations of sexual assault by multiple women, the network kept its flagship arts and culture show afloat, bringing on a number of guest hosts on board for weeklong stints.

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Lee's Palace mural designer hired by the TTC

Posted by Chris Bateman / March 10, 2015

toronto ttc ride guide runtToronto artist Al Runt, the man responsible for the colourful designs at Lee's Palace, Big Fat Burrito and a host of commercial products including limited edition cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon, can now add Toronto Transit Commission Ride Guide to his extensive resume.

The TTC has commissioned Runt, also known by his real name, Alex Currie, to design the latest cover of the monthly leaflet that contains a system map and other service information. Spokesman Brad Ross says hiring local artists to design the Ride Guide cover is part of a broader series of design improvements.

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