Friday, November 18, 2011

Episode 65: Tumbling Into Light

Presented by Diasporic Genius Productions, Tumbling Into Light is a music-centred, multidisciplinary performance that examines the journey through darkness.

Dec. 1-4
Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

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This is the final episode of This Is Toronto. Thank you for your support and feedback!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Episode 64: The Rose Centre

The newly-created Rose Centre for Young Adults with Disabilities works to meet the needs of 18 to 35-year-olds, who are living with a disability. The organization is focusing on topics that are ignored by other advocacy groups. Topics include dating, sex, having a social life and living an independent life.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Episode 63: Rendezvous With Madness

The 19th annual Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival will present films, open discussions, installations and various performances; all of which address issues surrounding mental illness and addiction.

November 4-12
TIFF Bell Lightbox, CAMH & Workman Arts (651 Dufferin St.)

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Episode 62: The Hockey54 Show

*Follow up to Episode 9*

Since 2009, has presented a unique view of Canada's favourite sport.

Now, the Toronto-based website prepares for the debut of The Hockey54 Show, which will air on an all-sports radio station in (of all places) Nashville, Tennessee.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Episode 61: Brazil on Film

The 5th annual Brazilian Film and TV Festival of Toronto (BRAFFTv) will feature a vibrant lineup of shorts, features, documentaries and animated films. The festival will also include a workshop and a chance for Canadian film professionals to meet with their Brazilian counterparts.

Sept. 29 - Oct. 2
TIFF Bell Lighbox & Carlton Cinema

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Episode 60: Go Fly a Kite

WindFest is Toronto's largest kite festival. It will feature expert demonstrations and workshops for all ages. The festival also celebrates the joy of kite flying and promotes the benefits of wind power.

Sept. 17
12-5pm, 8-9pm
Woodbine Beach at Ashbridges Bay
Free Admission

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Episode 59: Try Veg

The 27th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival will offer a diverse selection of vegetarian cuisine, as well as new ideas and products. Organized by the Toronto Vegetarian Association, the festival is the largest of its kind in North America.

Sept. 9-11
Harbourfront Centre
Free Admission

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Episode 57: Passionate Playgoer (Part one)

Lynn Slotkin loves the stage! The Toronto theatre critic has reviewed many productions for several media outlets. She's also the publisher of The Slotkin Letter, a widely-read newsletter that covers Canadian and international theatre.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Episode 56: CanCulture

Created by two GTA journalists, CanCulture is an online magazine that brings art and culture to Canadians. This new publication contains articles, features, comics, podcasts and much more.

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Episode 55: Mister Baxter

Inspired by real events, Mister Baxter is a contemporary drama that deals with sex, abuse, trauma and suicide. The play is part of this year's Fringe Festival and is presented by The Quickening Theatre; July 7-17, Theatre Passe Muraille (Mainspace).

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Episode 54: Bloom

Premiering at this year's Toronto Fringe Festival, Bloom focuses on the heroic and tragic death of real-life Canadian physicist Louis Slotin. The play - based on Michael Lista's poetry collection of the same name - is presented by Steam Powered Theatre; July 7-17, Bathurst Street Theatre.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Episode 51: Revisiting CKLN (Part one)

*Follow up to Episode 46*
A Federal Court ruling denied CKLN permission to appeal the CRTC's decision to revoke the station's broadcast license. Although it will continue to air programs on the internet, the Ryerson-based station was forced to cease broadcasting at 88.1 FM.