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Glimpses of TO

19 Apr

There is something exciting about catching sight onscreen, of a familiar Toronto intersection, or of a local fixture like the streetcar. This seems particularly so when you’re on vacation somewhere else and are going about your business watching a movie or MTV, and all of a sudden, Toronto shows up – unmistakeably Toronto.

I just returned from a week-long vacation in Panama where this happened, hence the inspiration for this post. Consider this Part Two of “A T.O. Mixtape”….

1. The TO subway, a streetcar, a GO Train, several bridges in the City (including the one on Bathurst street south of Front St.), Chinatown, the financial district, and even one of Mel Lastman’s mooses, are featured in this Juanes (Colombian artist) video:

2. The old Uptown Theatre shows up in this ’80s Lisa Lougheed video

3. Lie with Me (2005) – Yonge & Dundas Square is visible:

4. Keeping the Faith (2000) – Toronto cityscapes and the same bridge as above:

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A TO mixtape

10 Mar
  • Balade à Toronto (Jean Leloup)
  • Crabbuckit (k-os)
  • This Lamb Sells Condos (Final Fantasy)
  • Old Apartment (Barenaked Ladies)
  • Spadina Bus (Shuffle Demons)
  • Welcome to Toronto (Kardinall Offishall)

Three shows, one night…

16 Oct

Looking for an excuse to go out this coming Saturday, October 20? Here’s three.

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Marinda Lavut: Lua Sol Showcase, The Press Club, 850 Dundas Street West, 8 p.m., free.

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Greenbelt Collective with special friends: Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College Street, 8 p.m., cover.

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M.I.A., Kool Haus, 132 Queens Quay East, 9 p.m., $25.

Anyone got tips on how to be in three places at once?