Fabric of a Nation “Distinctly Canadian weirdness” at the Textile Museum

Until September 30th, the Textile Museum has an exhibition celebrating Canadiana: Curators Shauna McCabe, Natalia Nekrassova, Sarah Quinton and Roxane Shaughnessy mine the permanent collection of the Textile Museum, and mix and match their holdings of quilts, blankets, hook-rugs and handmade clothing with pieces by contemporary Canadian artists. This effortless-seeming combination produces a clear, broad-ranging […]

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Street Style: 21 looks at the colourful characters in Kensington Market

Think Torontonians lack in style? Toronto Life has a series dedicated to the style in different neighbourhoods. Here are their style picks for a recent jaunt into Kensington Market. Words by Kevin Naulls | Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani A summer Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market is one of the already-bustling bohemian neighbourhood’s busiest times: […]

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Don’t Miss: The ROM’s Friday Night Live Finale

From The Grid: Party at the museum one last time this Friday night, and get ready to meet the famed Futalognkosaurus. They say all good things must come to an end, and this Friday night, the ROM’s thoroughly incredible series of nights at the museum gears up for its grand finale. We’ve been, and we had […]

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Soho House will up Toronto film festival’s party quotient

Soho House has hosted pop-up versions of their clubs during the last three TIFFs, but now they’re opening a permanent Toronto location at the foot of the new Shangri-La hotel. Its very name, Soho House, has become a synonym for sybaritic cool. The New York club – a former warehouse in Manhattan’s meat-packing district – […]

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Majority of Toronto’s $285M surplus will go to TTC: Rob Ford

From the May 1 edition of the National Post: Mayor Rob Ford dampened the dreams of city councillors who want to start divvying up a higher-than-expected operating surplus to reverse some of this year’s controversial cuts. The latest financial figures indicate that the municipality brought in an extra $285-million in 2011, sources said, about $130-million […]

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Fashion. Art. Toronto. April 24 – 28

Toronto’s 7th Annual Alternative Arts and Fashion week starts today. You’ll find 200 national and international fashion designers, visual artists, bands and performers hosted in a 15,000 square foot warehouse on Sterling Road, where Dundas and College meet. Click here for the main website Here’s the article from the National Post: “Any time you want […]

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Picasso comes to the AGO starting April 27th

Pablo Picasso kept some of his art for himself, and the AGO is showing 147 of those pieces later this month. From the AGO’s newsletter: Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view 147 iconic works by Pablo Picasso from his personal collection—art that he kept for himself with the purpose of shaping his own artistic […]

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