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Toronto’s neighborhood watch is composed of Bruce Willis, The Hulk, and other superheroes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 12 June 2014

Shut up, crime! Toronto’s neighborhoods have new sheriffs in town, and they go by the names of Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, and Astro Boy, to name a few. Artist Andrew Lamb (not his real name to protect his identity) gave the city’s ‘Neighborhood Watch’ placards a bit of an upgrade, by placing the photos of well-known do-gooders in pop culture.

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Googly eyes are all over Toronto, thanks to Aiden Glenn

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 16 January 2014

Face it, when you’re given a packet of googly eyes, you just want to stick those things everywhere. The temptation is too great. Animator and artist Aiden Glenn knows all about giving into the googly eye temptation because this young chap went all over the streets of Liberty Village, Toronto, turning outdoor objects into googly-eyed […]

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City Spy: Toronto

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By Alexandra Rutman in Cool Travel on Sunday 17 November 2013

Boasting a calendar full-to-the-brim with sporting events, arts and cultural festivities and entertainment, Toronto is a happening city. With four vibrant districts, there are more designer boutiques, quirky museums, bespoke galleries and family-friendly activities than you could poke a maple leaf at.

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Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles sculpture in Toronto

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 15 October 2013

Ai Weiwei, China’s most prominent contemporary artist, recently brought a recreated version of his Forever Bicycles sculpture to Toronto’s Nuit Blanche festival. The size of the new sculpture has grown exponentially, and the once 1,000 bicycle installation now exceeds 3,144.

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Abstract landscapes by Toronto artist Kate Taylor

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By Sar Sehg in New Art on Friday 27 September 2013

Kate Taylor is a fine artist based in Toronto specializing in abstract landscapes. Her work, with its delicate paint strokes, creates an air of whimsy and energy. She takes creative influences from Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, the Group of Seven, and Jean Paul Riopelle – the Montreal-based artist who captured raw energy in his large […]

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Magpie Boutique in Toronto: where Prince buys his clothes

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By Philthkids in Cool Travel on Thursday 7 March 2013

Magpie is a custom fashion boutique tucked away in Toronto’s Queen West district. The styles are out there, yet comforting, like Prince himself. What’s nice is we can now die happily knowing that Prince is actually a real human being that shops for clothes like the rest of us. It’s good to know that the shirt you […]

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New illustrations by Toronto artist Hugh Langis

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By Karlo Ghokasian in New Illustration on Monday 4 March 2013

Hugh Langis is a Toronto-based illustrator and art director at Half Hunter. Over the years his work has been recognized by American Illustration, Creative Quarterly and published in The Globe and Mail, Condé Nast Traveler and L’actualité. His first big break, however, was having his work published on the cover of Seattle’s The Stranger newspaper. […]

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New paintings by Toronto’s Adrienne Dagg

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By Sarika Sehgal in New Art on Friday 11 January 2013

I recently met artist Adrienne Dagg, a Canadian painter, in her Toronto studio. Her work has a certain romanticism, perhaps due to the colours used in her palate and the subjects she chooses. Using oil paints, her broad strokes convey light beautifully, taking the ordinary and adding an element of atmosphere. Her paintings vary in size from small to very large and each one conveys a natural moment through the subject, which I noticed were women. Beautiful work.

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NXNE and LuminaTO in Toronto

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By Tanja M. Laden in Cool Travel on Wednesday 6 June 2012

If you’ve always wanted to visit Toronto, but never really had a reason to go, now’s the time to head north by northeast, in more ways than one. The so-called little brother to SXSW, NXNE is a full week’s worth of nonstop live indie bands, film programs, and much less attitude than many other music-fueled juggernauts. Happening from June 11-17, NXNE also overlaps with LuminaTO, another Toronto-based arts festival that focuses on the latest creativity coming from the biggest city in Canada.

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Love it or hate it: Toronto’s OCAD building

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By VNO designs in Architecture on Thursday 3 May 2012

Love it or hate it, the Sharp Centre for Design, aka theOCAD building, in Toronto gets the artistic juices flowing. Art is about inspiring the mind, including the stuff that makes you say WTF? This building is polarizing to say the least, but good on Toronto for thinking outside the, erm, checkered box.

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New music by Toronto band The Handsome Fix

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By VNO designs in New Music on Thursday 3 May 2012

One night in February, I attended a little musical gathering at the SuperMarket in Toronto. This is when I first heard the Handsome Fix and their remarkably fresh new sound. New album dropping Spring of this year.

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Nuit Blanche: an annual celebration of the arts in Toronto

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By VNO designs in New Events on Thursday 3 May 2012

Experiencing Nuit Blanche in Toronto is a must for all artistic types around the world. Toronto becomes a playground of artistry for one night and the lingering effects last longer and longer every year. Make it a goal to walk the streets of Toronto during Nuit Blanche. You won’t regret it.

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Toronto Underground Market

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By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Wednesday 4 April 2012

Get ‘em if you can. The Toronto Underground Market is back and tickets are going faster than you can say ‘foie gras dumpling’. Better known as simply TUM, this underground market is a successful monthly food festival where hungry patrons sample tasty treats from amateur chefs wanting to make it big.

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GG Allin: the new single from Toronto rapper D-Sisive

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By Notes to Self in New Music on Friday 2 December 2011

Toronto rapper D-Sisive is a don. This guy does not do ‘rap’ in the traditional sense, although he has been one of the best artists in the genre for the last three or so years. His new album, Run with the Creeps, is out now and his first visual for the project, GG Allin, does […]

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Toronto Underground Market

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By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Friday 4 November 2011

The Toronto Underground Market (TUM) exploded onto the scene late this summer to enormous fanfare. If “pop ups” have become the way to test the viability of a new restaurant or shop, then TUM is the newest way to experiment with a food business without emptying your savings account right away.

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