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Blockorama’s Nik Red talks 20 years at Pride, “Black Is Magic,” and SWV

posted Thursday, June 21, 2018

by: in Celebrity, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Music, Outdoors, Toronto, Trans

For two decades, Blockorama has been an unstoppable force of queer liberation at Pride in Toronto. “Blocko,” as it’s been nicknamed, is curated by Blackness YES!, a community-based committee, and is officially known as the longest-running stage at Pride Toronto; 2018 marks their 20th anniversary.  This year’s theme is “Black Is Magic,” so it’s no […]

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Pride Toronto – Ch-Ch-Changes

posted Monday, June 18, 2018

by: in Activism, Charity, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Music, Outdoors, Pride, Queer, Toronto, Trans

With a festival as large and as politically charged as Pride Toronto, there’s always going to changes happening, which undoubtedly will lead to disenchantment from some community members, and applause from others. Pride means something different to everyone, and for many it’s a very personal and passionate experience. While many see the festival as losing […]

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Pride Toronto on the Island – “Til Sunrise” Kicks off Pride Week

posted Monday, June 18, 2018

by: in Art, Dance, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Music, Outdoors, Pride, Queer, Toronto

Toronto’s very first Pride-style celebrations happened on Toronto Island in 1971, and this weekend Pride Toronto kicked off Pride Week in style with their new ‘Til Sunrise all-day dance party and celebration that took place  on the grounds of Artscape Gibraltar Point.  Hundreds of partiers caught the ferry over to Hanlan’s point, and then connected […]

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Nuit Rose Festival and Art Crawl – June 16, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018

by: in Activism, Art, Drag, Events, Family, Featured Events, Gallery, Lesbian, Music, Outdoors, Pride, Queer, Toronto, Trans

NUIT ROSE is back for its fifth annual festival of queer art and performance. Taking the theme of Unbound, the festival features art that crosses borders, both real and imagined.  Join us on June 16th from 7PM till late for our annual ART CRAWL with programming across Toronto neighbourhoods West Queen West and the Church-Wellesley […]

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Field Trip featuring headliners Metric and Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs – June 2 and 3, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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

Field Trip, Toronto’s essential downtown music and arts festival, returns for its sixth year Saturday and Sunday June 2 and 3. The unofficial kick off to the city’s summer festival season represents a half-decade tradition of world-class music and arts programs inside beautiful, Historic Fort York & Garrison Common. Driven by a love of community and discovery, Field […]

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Pride Toronto announces first round of programming, including new initiatives

posted Thursday, May 3, 2018

by: in Celebrity, Drag, Events, Lesbian, Music, Outdoors, Pride, Queer, Toronto, Trans

Pride month will officially begin on June 1, 2018 at 12:30 pm with the flag raising at City Hall. Pride Toronto have also announced their opening night headliner on Friday, June 22nd at Yonge -Dundas Square, with actor, and R&B recording artist, Brandy. Programming will begin at 5 pm and continue until 11 pm, with full bar service in the […]

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Celebrate Toronto Festival – March 3 to 6, 2018

posted Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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

Celebrate Toronto is a  four-day festival honouring Toronto’s 184th Anniversary, and will be held at Nathan Phillips Square, March 3rd – 6th 2018. The festival includes vendors, shopping, food trucks, interactive activities, skating, DJ skate parties, and a photography competition! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ – March 3rd & 4th 12:00pm – 8:00pm – Stop by the Day Market, […]

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“Nuit Rose” – Call for Submissions and “Drag in a Bag” Fundraiser

posted Monday, February 12, 2018

by: in Activism, Art, Art Gallery, Clubs, Comedy, Dance, Drag, Events, Fashion, Featured Events, Film, Gallery, Music, Outdoors, Pride, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

NUIT ROSE celebrates its fifth year of LGBTQ Art and Performance during Toronto’s Pride Month, on Saturday June 16, 2018. There’s also a special fundraiser event happening on February 17th if you can’t wait until June. To date, Nuit Rose has presented 250+ artists and projects from Canada, the US, Mexico, Jamaica, Italy and Spain. Nuit Rose offers […]

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The Bentway Skate Trail Opening Weekend Events – January 6 and 7, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Friday, January 5, 2018

by: in Events, Featured Events, Outdoors, Toronto

The wait is over. The Bentway Skate Trail opens this Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11 AM. Come join us opening weekend as we launch our skate trail and our Winter Season – January 6 to mid-March (weather permitting). Highlights for Saturday, January 6, 2018 Musical Performances: SingingOUT (12:30 – 12:45 PM) T.Dot BANGERZ Brass (2:40 – 2:55 PM) Carmen Braden (3:00 – 3:20 PM, 6:05 […]

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The Bentway Skating Rink Opens January 6th in Toronto

posted Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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

Opening Weekend highlights include performances from Charmie Deller, Carmen Braden, the Toronto Ice Skate Group, and the Mayor’s Skate Party! The Bentway, a new public space designed by PUBLIC WORK and Ken Greenberg Consultants located under the Gardiner Expressway, reimagines how Torontonians gather and experience art and events downtown. It is a unique and innovative public space […]

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