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The top 10 events in Toronto for November 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 31, 2014

events Toronto NovemberToronto events in November won't be as spooky as October's, as (for most) our obsession with death begins to give way to whatever emotions the winter holidays conjure up. Dollarama is already selling tiny Santa costumes for cats - kind of cute, right? Film fans can look forward to a whirlwind of festivals - there isn't a single day this month that at least one film fest isn't running, and it will be perfect weather to push up your glasses and snuggle up a warm theatre. (Winter isn't even going to be that bad, FYI, but I get your dread.)

Here are the top ten can't-miss events in Toronto this month.

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Halloween 2014 weekend events in Toronto

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 30, 2014

weekend events torontoWeekend events in Toronto is our guide to events happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here's what's happening in Toronto this Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014.

Church Street Halloween Block Party
The Church Street Halloween Parade is an annual tradition and one of your best bets for a proper start to this Friday's chaos. Church will close to traffic and go car free at 6:30pm, and from 9-11pm there will be a costume show in the park. Get ready to strut your gruesome stuff. If your dog is wearing a costume on Friday (or Pugoween) check out these handy Halloween costume safety tips - most of them apply to people, too. Oct 31, Church Street, 6:30pm.

For more Halloween events, see our Toronto Halloween Party Guide for 2014.

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Today in Toronto: Ghost Tour, Death to TO, Startup Open House, South African Film Fest, Weird Tales

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 30, 2014

today in torontoToday in Toronto it's devils night, but you don't have to let the news get you down. There's plenty of light hearted spooky mischief afoot, including Toronto's annual Halloween covers-pocalypse with a line up including The Jesus Lizard! (The Soupcans), Metallica! (Cellphone), Beastie Boys! (Phedre, Hooded Fang, Moon King, Hellaluyah), Babes in Toyland! (Mexican Slang), and U2! (Actually U2). (Kidding. Dilly Dally). Find it all at Death to TO. If you want Weezer covers, though, the Sheezer Halloween party is the place to be.

Then there are ghost tours and free films for those not feeling the gig vibe. The Toronto South African Film Festival also kicks off today, and as part of Startup Open House dozens of Toronto companies will open their doors to the public. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Music

Toronto DJs could be the superheroes of tomorrow

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 29, 2014

dj superheroSuperheroes are a lot like DJs. We're not sure where they come from or what purpose they serve, but they seem pretty confident in their abilities and function in society, and once in a while they save the day. Slash night. (Last night.)

A Toronto graphic novel project is onto this correlation. Set here after a "Great War," The Future Prophecy features two sisters (one of whom is a DJ of course) and have (surprise!) magical powers. The comic "transforms Toronto into a dystopian urban battleground" - and comes with original music. If you're not sold on the local tie-in and electro twist, take a look at the artwork here.

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Today in Toronto: Festival of Performance Art, Os Tropies Halloween, Pivot, Punk Rock Bingo

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 29, 2014

today in TorontoToday in Toronto the Festival of Performance Art opens at Artscape Youngplace, and runs until November 2. Os Tropies are hosting a "CreEPy Release and Halloween Party" at the Gladstone, in case you just can't wait for Friday. You can also get your freak on with Shaun of the Dead at TIFF for five bucks, or a witchy edition of OUTrageous' comedy night. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Twitter reaction to the 2014 Toronto election

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 28, 2014

Twitter Toronto electionThere's no better place to hang out during a city-wide event than Twitter. As Toronto landed firmly in PurgaTory way before anyone was able to properly get their drink on, social media erupted with "election tweeting peaking at 2,193 tweets per minute" according to the Star, and CP24 reporting that Tory's name was tweeted 400 times per minute after his win. I'm pretty sure that's nothing on Taylor Swift, but I'm all for Toronto's media frenzy to go back to reasonable, non-celebrity fanfare levels.

From the funny to the somber (everyone managed to get some drinks in them during the speeches) here are some of the most memorable (non-Jian) moments from last night on Twitter. Doug Ford has made no statement thus far on Twitter. It's unclear if Drake voted last night, in advance polls, through song, or at all.

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