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Toronto Fringe Festival announces new home for 2017

Posted by Amy Grief / June 29, 2016

market 707Since Honest Ed's is closing this December (RIP), the Toronto Fringe Festival needed to find a new hub for 2017. Today it announced it'll be making its new home at the Scadding Court Community Centre (SCCC) at Dundas and Bathurst.

According to a Fringe press release, the 12 day festival will transform the westerly community centre in an "urban playground." The SCCC parking lot will become a beer garden and the Alexander Park outdoor hockey rink will host an arts market.

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Luminato marks 10 years with its best festival to date

Posted by Derek Flack / June 27, 2016

Luminato festival 2016The 10th edition of the Luminato Festival wrapped up last night at the Hearn Generating station, capping off two weeks of artistic and cultural activity in a space that was almost unthinkable for such a purpose just a few years ago. To say that this year's version of the festival was a success would be a wild understatement.

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Someone designed a bunch of new Toronto posters

Posted by Derek Flack / June 23, 2016

Toronto postersThere's a snazzy new line of posters available for those who want to show off their Toronto pride while decorating their living space. Designed by Ryan Bannon, the first run of the series features Trinity Bellwoods, Ossington, and Kensington Market, though an additional series is planned with more areas around the city.

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12 shows to see at the Toronto Fringe Festival 2016

Posted by Amy Grief / June 23, 2016

toronto fringe festival 2016The 2016 edition of the Toronto Fringe Festival kicks off on June 29 and runs until July 10. The arts-filled extravaganza features more than 150 shows at venues across Toronto. There's truly something for everyone, whether you're looking to catch an ancient Greek tragedy or a whimsical musical or anything in between.

Here, in no particular order, are my picks for this year's Toronto Fringe Festival.

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10 must-see events at Pride Toronto's all night art crawl

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / June 21, 2016

Nuit Rose TorontoJust alongside the behemoth, month-long festival that is Pride Toronto is a tiny but mighty sidebar festival called Nuit Rose. Think Nuit Blanche, but gay. Running from 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 to way late, this queer-focused art and performance event happens both in West Queen West and Church Wellesley Village. For the third year of the festival, the theme is Night Shift.

Here's a quickie guide of the highlights.

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Toronto has never had a live theatre space quite like this

Posted by Martha Stortz / June 17, 2016

Hearn Theatre LuminatoAlthough it used to be a place where energy was harnessed, the Hearn Generating Station is now a place where artistic energy is created. In collaboration with Charcoalblue, an international theatre and acoustics consultancy, Toronto architecture firm PARTISANS turned the decommissioned power plant into a space to celebrate the arts.

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