Singh and Toronto YouTube personality Humble the Poet's "#IVIVI" (416) is an ode to Toronto's diversity and includes shout-outs to Scarborough, North York and more. It amassed about 300k views in its first twelve hours online, making it one effective postcard.
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.
Geary Lane opened just one year ago, but quickly established itself as one of Toronto's most exciting live music venues - and helped propel some, rather misguidedly, to call Geary "the next Ossington."
The new fest will present three days of genre defying live music in Toronto including sets by Suuns, Jerusalem in My Heart, Wrekmeister Harmonies (featuring members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor), and Expo 70.
Also on the lineup for June 12-14's new psychedelic, experimental, and avant garde music festival are Off World (Sandro Perri's new project), Caro Diaro (Maicamia solo), Technical Kidman, and Toronto's Mimico, Dirty Inputs, Babel, Carl Didur, and Jay Holy, with more TBA.
So where is this new fest taking place? Like many wonderful things, it's a mystery for now.
Will these shirts be Drake Night giveaways, or will they be available for purchase? As with all things OVO, the mystery is what sustains both you and the franchise.
Here are my picks for the top events happening in Toronto April 17-19, 2015.
Rave of Thrones (April 17, the Phoenix)
Along with the Game of Thrones pop-up shop, the icing on the cake for fans of the HBO show will be a "rave" this Friday headlined by none other than Kristian Nairn, a.k.a Hodor. The venue will be divided into the seven "kingdoms" (White Harbour and Gulltown are already sold out) and costumes are "highly encouraged." DF