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Doors Open Toronto – May 27, 2017

posted Thursday, May 25, 2017

by: in Art, Events, Family, Featured Events, Music, Outdoors, Toronto

The 18th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns on May 27 and 28. In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday and as part of TO Canada with Love, the theme is “15 Decades of Canadian Architecture.” The event has 150 buildings, representing each decade since the 1860s, as well as a collection of […]

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Timeraiser150 – Volunteering for Art – May 24, 2017 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, May 23, 2017

by: in Art, Art Gallery, Charity, Events, Featured Events, Toronto

Since 2003, the Framework Foundation has worked to expand the capacity of thousands of nonprofit organizations by creatively connecting people to causes and causes to people. Through innovative programming Framework has delivered tangible results to artists, volunteers, nonprofit organizations and corporate sponsors and partners. Timeraiser150 is a Canada 150 Signature Project supporting emerging Canadian artists […]

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Inside Out LGBT Film Festival – May 25 to June 4, 2017

posted Tuesday, May 23, 2017

by: in Celebrity, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Film, Lesbian, Music, Pride, Queer, Toronto

The Toronto Inside Out LGBT Film Festival begins this week, and the programming line up is looking as diverse and exciting as ever! The Opening Night Gala offers the Canadian Premiere of God’s Own Country, following its success at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. The Women’s Gala, taking place opening weekend, will be […]

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Dragonette Supports LGBT Rights on Latest Album

posted Tuesday, May 16, 2017

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Events, Featured Events, Queer, Toronto

Together since 2005, the JUNO award winning band (won Dance Recording of the Year for “Hello”) has been at the forefront of Canadian dance music.  Collaborating with some of the most influential acts around, like Basement Jaxx, DJ Martin Solveig, Kaskade and more – they have carved out a special niche within the Canadian landscape.  […]

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“Venus Flytrap” – stories from a punk feminist punk band

posted Friday, May 12, 2017

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Film, Lesbian, Music, New York City, Queer

Venus Flytrap is a new musical comedy web-series following a band of young women intent on grabbing rock and roll by the balls in the land of Trumpistan. Together, it’s something WE can do to fight the powers that be, and laugh our asses off while we squeeze! Follow along as the punk feminist band Venus Flytrap (VFT) and their […]

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“Blondie” releases new album, and embarks on summer co-headlining tour with “Garbage”

posted Friday, May 5, 2017

by: in Celebrity, Events, Featured Events, Music, Toronto

New wave legends, Blondie, have a new album out today (May 5th, 2017 via BMG), and a North American summer tour scheduled that includes Toronto (July 26, 2017), with equally fantastic co-headliners, Garbage! Front woman Debbie Harry’s persona, along with the band’s boundary-pushing pop, have shaped the look and sound of many chart-topping female artists who […]

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Toronto Jewish Film Festival – 25 Years Strong – May 4 to 14, 2017

posted Thursday, May 4, 2017

by: in Celebrity, Events, Featured Events, Film, Queer, Toronto

The 25th Toronto Jewish Film Festival takes place May 4 to 14, 2017, and this year they honour Canadian literary giant Mordecai Richler, with Richler On-Screen. This series is the most comprehensive collection to date of film and TV works written by Richler, or based on his stories. The Festival will also feature the local Premieres of […]

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Maggie Cassella’s “We’re Funny That Way” returns May 3 to 6, 2017 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, May 2, 2017

by: in Celebrity, Clubs, Comedy, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Queer, Toronto

After a five year hiatus, the WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY Festival returns by popular demand! The legendary LGBTQ+ comedy festival and fundraiser will make its triumphant return on May 3 – 6, 2017 with a variety of comedy, music, and burlesque performances to benefit the We’re Funny That Way Foundation. WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY will kick […]

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CONTACT Photography Festival focuses on Canada – May 1 to 31, 2017- (Toronto)

posted Sunday, April 30, 2017

by: in Art, Art Gallery, Events, Featured Events, Gallery, Photography, Toronto

In recognition of the 150th anniversary of confederation, the Festival focuses on Canada through a series of exhibitions, public installations and events. From documentary explorations of the nation’s shifting landscape and inhabitants, to projects that challenge perceptions of history and definitions of photography, CONTACT 2017 presents outstanding projects by established and emerging Canadian artists and […]

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IndieCan Entertainment’s Spring Film Schedule at Carlton Cinema (Toronto)

posted Sunday, April 30, 2017

by: in Events, Featured Events, Film, Toronto

IndieCan Entertainment have announced the release of three new films coming to Toronto this spring – Menorca, The Sandwich Nazi, and Mom and Me. Menorca released at the Carlton Cinema on Friday, April 21. The film had its world premiere at the 2016 Whistler Film Festival. Claire, a suburban mother indulging in some good-natured hedonistic debauchery, receives […]

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