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Today in Toronto: One of a Kind, Brazil Film Fest, Full Frame, Althea Thauberger, Cellphone, AKIN Crit

Posted by Aubrey Jax / November 27, 2014

Today in TorontoToday in Toronto the One of a Kind Show, the year's biggest craft show (not that we're short on craft shows around here), kicks off at the Direct Energy Centre, where it will host 1000 Canadian artisans selling handmade gifts - plus a gift wrapping centre (fancy as the mall!). On a smaller scale Ryerson Artspace at the Gladstone will host the Full Frame Print Sale, including work by artists Max Dean, Robert Burley, Annie MacDonell, Sara Angelucci, and more.

The Brazil Film Fest will run all weekend (Nov 27 - 30) at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The fest opens with Getulio, the story of President Getúlio Vargas's suicide in 1954. If you've been meaning to check out AKIN Collective's crits, MOCCA's invited them to host one at their temporary bar tonight. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Photo of the Day

Commerce Court North

Posted by Staff / November 27, 2014


New timelapse the ultimate in Toronto skyline porn

Posted by Derek Flack / November 26, 2014

Toronto timelapseIt's been a while since we've posted a timelapse video of Toronto, but the wait will have proved worth it once you take a look at this new sequence that shows off the majesty of our city's skyline. The title is, of course, apt. This is an unabashed example of skyline porn, where the video is most concerned with offering a feast for the senses rather than an underlying narrative or theme.

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Best of Toronto

The Best Late Night Cafes in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / November 26, 2014

late night cafes torontoThe best late night cafes in Toronto are a haven for freelancers and social types who prefer their evening libations to be of the caffeinated, but perhaps non-alcoholic, variety. Board game cafés (Snakes and Lattes and For The Win are some examples - more here) are great places for nighttime coffee drinking, but the spiritedness of the gaming precludes café culture of the more erudite or casually social sort. Instead, this is a list of cafes with extended hours so you can keep working, reading and talking with a cup of joe.

Sometimes cocktails and other alcoholic drinks get added to the menu as night falls, while other locations stay true to their coffee shop roots and just keep pumping that caffeine until they close. And if those late coffees keep you up all night, I take no responsibility.

Here are the best late night cafes in Toronto.

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Fashion & Style

The top 20 Black Friday sales in Toronto for 2014

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / November 26, 2014

black friday torontoBlack Friday 2014 sales in Toronto will shove thousands of shoppers into shopping malls and big-box stores, each on a hero's quest to buy a vaguely-discounted Kitchenaid mixer. There's going to be deals aplenty at the city's chain stores, with shopping centres offering extended hours and special deals, but if your thing is buying local, these retailers will help you get your hands on some sweet, sweet discounts.

Here are my picks for the top Black Friday sales in Toronto for 2014.

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Ghomeshi released on $100K bail

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / November 26, 2014

jian ghomeshi bailJian Ghomeshi was released on $100,000 bail in a court appearance Wednesday afternoon, after being arrested and charged by Toronto police earlier that morning. The disgraced CBC broadcaster appeared in court to face four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking to overcome resistance - which, according to the criminal code, carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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