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Music

Early morning "raves" coming to Toronto

Posted by Aubrey Jax / January 21, 2015

morning rave torontoAll the best rave memories come from grimy warehouse sunrises when you're sixteen years old, hugging sober and bleary eyed security guards and staggering outside, plastic beads clicking against each other, to catch the bus home - the same bus productive adult members of society are riding to school and work.

But this is a new world, you've exchanged your Alex Grey posters for nondescript condo-appropriate decor, and your memories need an update. Brek-Fest is about to land in Toronto, touting itself as a pre-work, London rave inspired fitness program. I mean, of course this is a thing.

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Today in Toronto: TO DO Party, Toronto I love you, Dr. Strangelove, Team America, Anti-Glamour, Hawk Jones

Posted by Aubrey Jax / January 21, 2015

art shows torontoToday in Toronto the Junction will party for Design Offsite with a bash at SMASH, an edible marshmallow sculpture, a Norwegian design show at Mjolk, and more. Ryerson Image Centre's two new photography shows make an interesting contrast: Burn with Desire will feature images of Hollywood stars from RIC's collection, including commercial portraits and work by Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol. Anti-Glamour: Portraits of Women will take closer look at women's public personas.

The Garrison wants to warm you up on Wednesdays this month with free cult movie screenings, drink specials, and snacks. Tonight's screenings will be Dr. Strangelove, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb at 8:30pm and Team America World Police at 11pm. At Union Station's Villa Toronto set up, only 10 people at a time can attend Tyler Coburn's I'm that angel reading. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Today in Toronto: Pop-ups at Drake One Fifty, Sam Smith, Toronto Roommate Mixer, Hamilton Leithauser

Posted by Aubrey Jax / January 20, 2015

Today in TorontoToday in Toronto you have a chance to avoid ridiculous rents by buddying up with a roomie at the Toronto Roommate Mixer. Read more about it here. The Drake One Fifty will continue to host out-of-town chefs in 2015 with the first pop-up dinner planned to feature a collaborative Portuguese fusion menu from David Santos of Thomas Keller's Per Se and resident Executive Chef, Ted Corrado.

The UK's newest soul-crooning export (and perhaps most acclaimed mopey Brit since Morrissey) will perform hits from his debut smash, In the Lonely Hour. The 22-year-old has practically become a star overnight and nabbed six Grammy nods thanks to sheer vocal talent and relatable tunes about unrequited love. George Ezra opens. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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City

Many Toronto renters spend half of pay cheques on rent

Posted by Aubrey Jax / January 19, 2015

Toronto rentOne of Toronto's clearest class divides can be visualized quite succinctly by reaction to a new report from TD Economics regarding the housing market in the city. Camp A is shocked to learn that, instead of following the handy "30%" rule of income-to-rent ratio, Toronto renters are donating an average of 50% of each pay cheque to their landlord's designer dog + Muskoka cottage lifestyle. Camp B, on the other hand, is saying "duh" and getting on with their seven day work week.

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Music

Inside Toronto's most unique music hub

Posted by Aubrey Jax / January 19, 2015

Array Space TorontoArray Space in Toronto is one of those secrets you could live a block away from and never know about. The West Queen West concert venue, rehearsal space, and recording studio occupies the second floor of an industrial building a hop away from Toronto's doomed (ex) coffin factory on Niagara (former home of Trash Palace) but the feeling at 155 Walnut Street is not of impending demolition, but of growth.

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Today in Toronto: Design Offsite Festival, Villa Toronto, Weyes Blood, Is 1 hr 1 hr?, Wes Anderson Pub Quiz

Posted by Aubrey Jax / January 19, 2015

Today in TorontoToday in Toronto, the Design Offsite Festival will dot Toronto with exhibits and events. Running from January 19-25, design installations and unusual prototypes are rolled into public spaces, which will also host screenings, panels, window installations, and more; check out our preview here. A highlight each year is the Gladstone's Come Up to My Room exhibit, on now, which gives designers free rein on the hotel's rooms on the second and third floor.

Free art and performance festival Villa Toronto is at Union Station, and dreamy psych music is setting up camp at Smiling Buddha as new weird America artist Weyes Blood is joined by Toronto's Petra Glynt, Anamai, and Schnsee. If you forget to buy stick-on Dollar Store rhinestones on the way over, someone will have some to lend you. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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