Toronto Nuit Blanche is back

Toronto Nuit Blanche is back

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Toronto-based Nuit Blanche returns this year with public art projects by 150 artists. The day-long public art showcase will be “the most comprehensive version yet,” according to the city, and will include installations in neighborhoods across Toronto, including Don Mills, East Danforth, Bloor-Yorkville, Sterling Road and Fort … Read more

Canadian artists unite when Morissette and Adams induct the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Superfans screamed in admiration as hitmakers Alanis Morissette and Bryan Adams were inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in a high-profile celebration on Saturday. Some of the country’s best-known musicians gathered to honor the couple, along with fellow 2022 songwriters Jim Vallance, Daniel Lavoie and David Foster at Toronto’s Massey Hall. And throughout … Read more

The Weeknd brings spectacle as it catches up on postponed Toronto stadium concert

The Weeknd returned to his hometown of Toronto on Thursday with all the flames and fury from his spectacular live stadium concert. More than two months after a nationwide Rogers network outage dashed the Canadian pop star’s plans to start his world tour from home, he made up for it by canceling the massive show … Read more

The Weeknd brings spectacle as it catches up on postponed Toronto stadium concert

The Weeknd returned to his hometown of Toronto on Thursday with all the flames and fury from his spectacular live stadium concert. More than two months after a nationwide Rogers network outage dashed the Canadian pop star’s plans to start his world tour from home, he made up for it by canceling the massive show … Read more

Yellowknife musician wants to ‘change this indigenous narrative in Canada’

Emily Blake, The Canadian Press Posted Sunday September 18, 2022 2:54 PM EDT Last updated Sunday September 18, 2022 2:54 PM EDT Miranda Currie wants Indigenous children to see themselves represented authentically in the media. The Yellowknife-based author, musician, filmmaker and educator is a Mushkegowuk and a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation of Manitoba. … Read more

The Queen’s grandchildren hold a silent vigil

Jill Lawless, Danica Kirka and Mike Corder, The Associated Press Published Saturday, September 17, 2022 7:02 am EDT Last updated on Saturday, September 17, 2022 5:50 PM EDT LONDON (AP) – All eight of Queen Elizabeth II’s grandchildren stood beside her coffin in a silent vigil on Saturday, capping another big day that saw thousands … Read more

Toronto music festival finds a new home after the event was abandoned

A popular inclusive music festival recently had its venue pulled from under its feet, leaving organizers in distress. Toronto’s Venus Fest is dedicated to giving new voices big platforms and eliminating gender gaps. The non-profit music festival does this by creating an inclusive space for a range of Indigenous, Canadian and international artists. This year’s … Read more

Four new graphic novels by Nick Drnaso, Mariko Tamaki et al

Acting Lessons By Nick Drnaso Lined and Quarterly, 248 pages, $34.95 A new book by award-winning graphic novel Nick Drnaso should be treated as a special event. For example, his latest Sabrina was one of the most impactful books of 2018. Drnaso’s work stands out from the crowd. “Acting Class” is his third and just … Read more

Brendan Fraser gets emotional as he thanks TIFF for “validating” the Tribute Award

Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, September 13, 2022 12:51 am EDT Last updated Tuesday September 13, 2022 12:51 AM EDT TORONTO – Canadian-American actor Brendan Fraser got emotional while reflecting on his on-screen resurgence at a Toronto International Film Festival Awards Gala. Fraser took the stage at the TIFF Tribute Awards on Sunday … Read more