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The top 10 events in Toronto for May 2015

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 30, 2015

events toronto mayThe top events in Toronto for May will open doors for you, whether an early glimpse of an indie band on the rise, a new comic book artist or character to cosplay and geek out over, or a voyeuristic peek into what keeps Toronto ticking.

Also don't miss the Eastern Breeze Film Fest, plus annual date-oriented celebrations May the 4th ("Star Wars Day") and Cinco De Mayo (May 5).

Here are my pics for the top events in Toronto this May.

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Today in Toronto: Jay Leno, Vintage Crawl, Jewish Film Fest, TPW, Juiceboxxx, Women in Rock, Last Gang

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 30, 2015

today in torontoToday in Toronto Jay Leno is in town telling funnies, while fashion hunters can embark on the 2015 Vintage Crawl, with about fifty vintage stores around the city participating. Juiceboxxx will be bringing the weirdness to Double Double Land in Kensington Market later on.

Gallery TPW is re-opening in a new space on St Helens Ave, continuing the gallery scene's push to western frontiers, while Jesse Harris' new show will open up at Cooper Cole. Analogue Gallery is opening its Women in Rock exhibition for the Contact Photo Fest, which officially starts tomorrow. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Today in Toronto: The Space Lady, Canadian Film Day, GradEx 100, Sufjan Stevens, Spring Clothing Swap

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 29, 2015

today in torontoToday in Toronto it's year 100 for 2015 OCAD grads (sorry about the pressure, sensitive ones - you'll be fine). Book at least an hour or two to wander through the hard work of OCAD's graduating classes at GradEx 100 and you'll spot names you've already noted around local galleries, as well as yet undiscovered talent. It's up until May 3.

The amazing Space Lady will return to Double Double to play psychedelic covers and touching originals - she was one of our top live acts of 2014, so don't miss her. You can celebrate Canadian Film Day around town, including at Rainbow Cinemas with a double bill of Pontypool and Enemy, and at Videofag with Videodrome. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Eat & Drink

Now you can rent a chicken in Toronto

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 28, 2015

rent chicken torontoYou can rent boyfriends, tools, and cuddles in Toronto, but one Pennsylvania-based start-up knows you like to grab your eggs from many baskets. Rent The Chicken has expanded to Toronto, meaning you can have a temporary golden hen without all the mess of trying to decide whether to eat her or give her the den to your condo when she gets on in years.

No, this isn't another April Fools post, and it isn't a Toronto Humane Society campaign either. Chicken rental is just what it sounds like. The renting... of chickens.

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City

Toronto block party actually a massive bait & switch job

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 28, 2015

Toronto block partyRemember that wicked block party all your friends clicked attending on via Facebook? It was only in your feed like, four times a day. Wow, are you ever going to be glad you opted to exercise caution in your clicks - because it turns out the huge "block party" at a to-be-announced location, now with 13,000+ attendees, is taking place at Gravity Soundbar.

If you, like me, are suspicious of anything popular and fun, pat yourself on the back. Tickets to the June 1st "Toronto Block Party 2015" at the Richmond Street club are $15. The updated Facebook event for the sucker-gathering of the summer reads, optimistically, "thousands expected."

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TTC suffers short turn in ridership pride

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 28, 2015

ttc customer satisfactionA new report by the TTC reveals that the fleet of new streetcars, still gleaming like futuristic spaceships on the tracks that criss-cross our city of despair, are no longer impressing its ridership. Yes, we all agree, everything is embarrassing.

The new pride rating (a category unto itself) from the Commission's customer satisfaction survey is 66%, a considerable drop from 73% in 2014 - now every third person who squishes in beside you is ashamed of Toronto's public transit system, instead of one in four.

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