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1. Video killed the radio star But what about the women who appear in Jian Ghomeshi’s videos? Did he have the right to show them to CBC executives? 2. Trouble in CanLit Poet Jacob Scheier learns the painful truth that a continuum of abuse exists within Canada’s literary community. 3. Silent treatment The Jian Ghomeshi story is horrifying, but even scarier is the fact that many victims of sexual assault tell no one. 4. Silver linings The controversy engulfing Jian Ghomeshi has changed the framework of our conversation about sexual assault and its blatant and familiar subtext of denial and victim-blaming. 5. Ford Country Jamboree The Fords’ grasp on the city has slipped, but they have by no means let go.

THE WEEK IN TWEETS “It was 1969 when, if you found you were the only girl in the rec room and no parents were home, it was your fault. #BeenRapedNeverReported”

@ANTONIAZ, co-creator of the hashtag, in response to questions about why victims don’t report sexual assault.

“What kind of sick, twisted fuck sits in the middle seat of a three-seat streetcar bench when both side seats are freely available?” @PLEASUREMOTORS on the TTC.

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Food Your choice of the best eateries, bars and retailers Shopping You choose where to buy everything Music The best musicians, venues and media as chosen by you Cityscape Your picks for the best politicians, activists, city spots and more Stage Who you think rules on the stage scene Art & Books Your favourite authors, artists, galleries and more Movies The top vote-getting actors, screens and more

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10 News briefs Rob Ford memories; 14 5 questions Did the CBC cover up for Tibet protest at TIFF its radio star? 11 Tory troubles Issues mess with mayorVideo evidence It always leads to a elect’s program narcissist’s unravelling 12 Sylvia Fraser On incest and Jian 18 Q&A TransCanada CEO Russ Girling Ghomeshi 21 Soldier story We remember young men essentially unknown to us

24 DAILY EVENTS 68 LIFE&STYLE

68 Ecoholic The boot guide, Q&A with Andrew Nisker, director of Dark Side Of The Chew, and more 69 Astrology

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takes the stage tonight. Vulgarity, nudity and exceptional tunes are all highly likely at his Danforth Music Hall show. 8 pm, $32.25-$47.50. The Four Horsemen Project Kate Alton and Ross Manson’s revival of their multimedia show based on the work of the renowned sound poetry quartet opens at the Young Centre and runs to November 22. 8 pm. $25-$49. 416-866-8666.

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form songs inspired by other poets in this multimedia event. Also November 8 at Harbourfront Centre Theatre. $25-$59. 416-973-4000. Sarah McLachlan One of Canada’s most revered singer/songwriters, the Lilith Fair founder plays her second show of a two-night stand at Massey Hall. Doors 7 pm, all ages. $50-$120. LN, TM.

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An Evening With Jackie Richardson: Black Women Effecting Change Benefit For Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund Evolution of Jazz Ensemble,

Aijia Waithe and Kamil André Dewhurst join the powerhouse Canadian singer/ actor for a good cause. At Daniels Spectrum. 8 pm, $50. EB. aasf.ca Angélique Kidjo Afrobeat singer/songwriter/activist shines at Koerner Hall with special guests H’Sao. 8 pm, $35-$85. rcmusic.ca Joseph Tisiga The native artist’s A Sacred Escape show of mixed media works continues at Diaz Contemporary until November 15. Free. 416-361-2972.

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You’ll never see anyone lose themselves in a performance the way Tanya Tagaq does. Her body movements, singing, growling, grunting and squealing are primal, beautiful, ugly and totally mesmerizing. Performing in Toronto for the first time since her Polaris Prize win in September, the experimental Inuk throat singer will play at the Great Hall (moved from the much smaller Rivoli, for obvious reasons). Transcendental and not to be missed. 9 pm, $27, sixshooterrecords.com. November 6

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Inspire! Four hundred authors, including Margaret Atwood, William Gibson, Meg Wolitzer and Jim Gaffigan, appear at the four-day international book fair at the Metro Convention Centre. Threeday passes $10$25, children free. torontobookfair.ca. From November 13 LGBTQ SPORT PrideHouse hosts a public discussion on local sports orgs. Free. 6-8 pm. 519 Church. pridehouseto.ca. November 13 BOB DYLAN The American songwriting legend plays a two-night stand at the Sony Centre. Doors 7 pm, $55$135. LN, TM. November 17 and 18 Buyer & Cellar Christopher Hanke stars in this solo show about an underemployed actor who goes to work in the shopping mall basement of Barbra Streisand’s Malibu home. Opens November 13, 8 pm. $25-$79. Panasonic. 416-872-1212.

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I enjoyed your article John Tory Wins – So What’s Next? (NOW, October 27). I live in the New York City suburbs now, and the big city politics are remarkably similar to Toronto’s: big issues like police and transit funding, ridiculous swings in the types of mayors elected. NYC is more like Montreal, though, with all the bridges and tunnels, which adds another dimension to the transit funding debate. I was in Toronto in the mid-2000s working on Bay Street as a grain commodities trader. I campaigned for Miller in 2003 and thought Toronto needed a progressive change after Mel

Lastman, and I think that change worked out pretty good in some ways. Having worked in commerce, I’m inherently distrustful of businessmen as politicians. But I guess they aren’t always worse than lawyers as politicians. I guess we’ll see about John Tory. Mike Larsson Nassau County, Long Island, New York

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Mike Harris wins T.O. mayoral election! Of course, history has no place in the headlines, but with 750,000 votes for conservative candidates in the

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I can’t recall ever seeing a more twisted, misguided opinion this side of the U.S. Tea Party than Hairy Situation: Does Movember Do More Harm Than Good? (NOW, October 30-November 5). To try to turn Movember into some sort of “straight, white macho men’s only” club is truly pitiful. The Movember cam-

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A reflective Rob Ford on his mayoralty after an unexpected visit to City Hall on Friday, October 31. Ford, who dropped out of the mayor’s race after he was diagnosed with cancer (he ran for and won his old Ward 2 council seat), said he’s hoping for an appointment to one of the “big money committees” when council resumes on December 2. We’re still waiting for an answer from the Tory camp on that.

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Next year Tory might be able to make up the shortfall by using this year’s surplus. But some councillors fear that in the long term his tax promise means important programs will receive inadequate funding or even be cut. The potential implication for social programs “terrifies” one councillor, who’s warning that priority centres, affordable housing and daycare programs could all feel the squeeze.

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Ghomeshi scandal them. Despite being privy to all the salacious rumours, as a journalist writing magazine profiles I didn’t ask my subjects about sex unless it was part of the story. The unwritten rule was “Don’t flaunt it, guys, and you’re safe.” Ghomeshi, his female accusers and the CBC, are now being tried in the court of public opinion – an experience I know firsthand. In 1987 I published My Father’s House: A Memoir Of Incest And Of Healing. It told the story of my spontaneous recall of memories, previously blocked, of sexual abuse by my father. Though it’s hard to believe now, in the 1980s this issue was not yet on our culture’s radar. Some of my friends feared I was committing professional suicide, but to my surprise my memoir was embraced by reviewers, readers and the media. Overnight, I became the poster girl for incest. The first stop on my U.S. book tour was TV’s AM Los Angeles. Having watched the male and female hosts help a chef concoct a favourite dish, then enthuse over hair styles, I was uneasy about what was wanted of me. The male host asked, with a big, encouraging smile, “And what was your first childhood memory?” Expecting my microphone to be switched off, I replied, “I was sucking my father’s penis while still so young I didn’t know the difference between a penis and a breast.”

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e women are socialized to fear the power of men as well as to protect them from taking responsibility for their sexual behaviour. This is the losing combination demonstrated by the current Jian Ghomeshi scandal. The media/publishing world, as I knew it, was rife with male sexual entitlement. Celebrity authors on cross-country tours routinely propositioned their publicists and trolled for star-struck fans at book signings. As teachers of creative writing courses, they forgave themselves their predatory behaviour because they were artists as well as males. I wasn’t seen as easy prey, but when colleagues behaved badly I typically blamed myself as much as

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oth hosts gasped, but then, with quick professional reflexes, began asking empathetic questions. Though I was pre-interviewed a couple of times for Oprah, I was turned down because I was “too all together,” meaning, I suppose, that I wasn’t going to cry. I thought that was amusing until I realized I was still in denial about the depth of my emotional damage. Probably still am. Before my New York appearance on ABC-TV’s The Morning Show, I heard the announcer say they would be interviewing a former sex slave. I was still wondering if this person would be sharing my segment when the lights turned on me and I discovered that I was the sex slave. My Father’s House was the first of what became a tidal wave of personal exposés that brought to public awareness an appalling truth: child sexual abuse is endemic in North America, cutting across barriers of wealth, education, religion and social prominence. This was too much truth, producing a backlash spearheaded by an organization called the False Memory Syndrome Foundation composed mostly of parents who claimed to have been falsely accused. According to them, overly ambitious therapists were planting false memories in the minds of their vulnerable daughters. This “syndrome” was a godsend for criminal lawyers. The media were also complicit. If you tell a story one day, then deny it the next, you have two stories. Therapists became frightened of legal suits. Our culture was back in its comfort zone: denying both support and truth to female victims. Since my memories had not returned during therapy, I did not fit FMS theory. Instead, I was accused of poisoning the minds of the gullible with reports of my father’s “alleged” abuses. Alleged scholar Elaine Showalter devoted a page to me in her 1997 book Hystories: Hysterical Epidemics And Modern Media, in which she attempted to rid the world of the nuisance of recovered memories, multiple personality, chronic fatigue syndrome, Gulf War syndrome, etc. In her brief “analysis,” she got my book’s title and date of publication wrong. She claimed I was under the influence of a therapist – a critical falsehood – and that I’d made up the story of abuse out of guilt over an affair that caused my divorce, leading to “damage to her husband, who died soon after.” What?! In point of fact, my husband died 12 years later. The rest of Showalter’s nonsense is just that – nonsense. Eventually, the reality of child sexual abuse became continued on page 16 œ


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Video killed the radio star ABUSERS CONTINUE TO MANUFACTURE DAMNING EVIDENCE THAT CAN BE USED AGAINST THEM By SUSAN G. COLE

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Was there a conspiracy of silence at the CBC to protect Jian Ghomeshi? Anonymous sources quoted in the Star paint a sympathetic picture of the CBC’s handling of the Ghomeshi affair, suggesting execs “didn’t know the scope of what they were dealing with” until it was too late. But the CBC wouldn’t be the first corporation guilty of coddling its stars. The Mother Corp at first seemed intent on going to the wall for Ghomeshi, making preparations to defend the Q host against assault allegations – at least if we’re to believe Ghomeshi’s $55 million lawsuit against the CBC over his firing. The suit has been widely discredited as a pre-emptive attempt to get out in front of the damning story. It turns out that the accusations are from more than a lone “jilted” exlover, as Ghomeshi claimed. Nine women have complained to Toronto Star reporters so far, two of them – actor Lucy DeCoutere and author Reva Seth – allowing their names to be used publicly in connection with allegations that include choking, punching, slapping and sexual assault. But the suit, for what it’s worth, paints a troubling picture of behindthe-scenes goings-on at the CBC in the weeks before revelations of his alleged exploits went viral. It describes CBC reps, who knew the Star was working on a story, being involved in conversations with Ghomeshi, his advisers and lawyer on how to address the allegations. There were conference calls “to devise a strategy” and press releases drafted to respond to media inquiries. Ghomeshi says the CBC acted as a “trusted ally and confidant,” even assuring him that they had conducted

their own investigation “and were satisfied that the allegations of lack of consent [made by the ex-lover] were false.” What changed? The official story is “graphic evidence that Jian had caused physical injury to a woman,” according to an internal memo sent to staff by executive vice-president of English services Heather Conway. The Conway memo also said that the CBC would be hiring an outside investigator to conduct “a rigorous, independent investigation beyond what’s already done” into stories of workplace harassment involving Ghomeshi. Employment lawyer Janice Rubin was hired Tuesday, November 4. But it looks like an ass-covering exercise. In 2010, a former Q producer reportedly complained to the show’s executive producer, Arif Noorani, that Ghomeshi had cupped her ass and told her he wanted to “hate fuck” her. But that somehow got lost in the ether even though she also reportedly complained to her union, the Canadian Media Guild. Now neither the Guild nor the CBC’s human resources department has a record of that complaint. On Monday, November 3, the CBC said Noorani had “decided to take a few days off” while the investigation into possible workplace harassment is ongoing.

Are mental health issues involved? It’s a murky area to get into, but Ghomeshi’s text messages to alleged victims seem divorced from reality. And then there’s Big Ears Teddy, the stuffy that Ghomeshi says has “played a really important role in my life,” helping him deal with the anxiety disorder he’s spoken openly

about in recent months. Ghomeshi seemed to fancy himself the hero of a real-life erotic thriller. In the Facebook post he wrote in his own defence before further news broke last week, he characterized his relationship with the jilted ex as something out of Fifty Shades Of Grey. The line between fiction and reality seemed blurred in his mind, only his alleged victims didn’t think he was play-acting.

What are the political implications? Just when the public broadcaster could use a little good publicity, it looks like heads may now have to roll to restore public confidence. For the CBC, the timing of the scandal couldn’t be worse. The day before news filtered out of Ghomeshi’s taking a leave, CBC president Hubert Lacroix shared details with the CBC’s union about corporatewide cuts announced last June. Another 400 jobs will be lost by March 2015, some 1,057 in total this fiscal year alone. Four hundred more jobs are expected to go in 2016, and possibly another 400 in 2020. The political ramifications don’t end at the CBC. Ghomeshi briefly became the left’s problem. Green party leader Elizabeth May, a self-described friend, was criticized for initially tweeting her support for him, and feminist Judy Rebick for posting a supportive article by the National Post’s Jonathan Kay on her Facebook page. Both quickly apologized for appearing to take sides. Ghomeshi was more than the face of the CBC; he was the outward embodiment of its progressive values. In conservative political circles, he’s now being used as a symbol of the left’s supposed hypocrisy. Check the

online comment sections. Comparisons are being made to Rob Ford. Whose devil is worse, the left’s or the right’s?

What’s next? Ghomeshi seems to be stealing himself for serious trouble; on Tuesday it was revealed that he’s hired criminal defence lawyer Marie Heinen, who got former attorney general Michael Bryant off the hook on those embarrassing vehicular manslaughter charges. Ghomeshi has filed a grievance with his union demanding reinstatement. He posted a message on his Facebook page stating that he intends “to meet these allegations directly.” A public mea culpa doesn’t seem to be in the offing yet. There are the legal issues to consider. But it may be his only choice if he wants to salvage what’s left of his career. This is no longer a case of he-said, she-said. It’s a turning point in the national discussion of violence against women.

Can Ghomeshi come back? Maybe south of the border. Criminal charges seem inevitable. Three women have reportedly formally complained to police. He’s been dropped by the CBC, his book publisher, his promotion agency, the band he manages and Polaris Prize organizers. The public doesn’t seem to want to forgive, given the reaction in some quarters. It will take one very smart PR firm to turn this moment into a springboard to atonement and rehabilitation. 3 enzom@nowtoronto.com | @enzodimatteo

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What do Robert Packwood, Paul Bernardo and Jian Ghomeshi have in common? They were all undone by their need to document their abusive – most of the time criminal – sexual behaviour. United States senator Packwood’s political career began to unravel in 1995 after 10 women claimed he had sexually harassed them on the job. He was able to keep the accusations at bay until investigators asked to see his diary, which he withheld for as long as he could – for good reason. Not only had he recorded encounters with the women, but he’d also recorded his abuse of other women who hadn’t come forward. Paul Bernardo might never have been convicted had police not recovered the infamous videos he’d taken of his crimes from a ceiling duct. At the trial, when Bernardo was trying to pin the murder of Kristen French on Karla Homolka (he claimed he was getting takeout from McDonald’s when French was killed), the angle of light coming through the window in the video helped convince jurors that Bernardo was lying. Now along comes Jian Ghomeshi, who thought if he just showed his CBC bosses video of his bedroom activities, they’d see what an innocent, sex-positive guy he was. That didn’t work out the way he wanted. I don’t know what’s in his videos that made those CBC execs realize maybe Ghomeshi wasn’t the radio host for them. I only know that whether it’s Packwood, Bernardo or Ghomeshi, the urge to record and continued on page 16 œ


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chronicle damning sexual behaviour has taken (alleged) abusers down. It’s something of a mystery why men who know they’re doing some­ thing terribly wrong would them­ selves manufacture evidence that could be used against them. Richard Nixon did the same thing with his famous White House audio tapes, re­ cording every conversation that took place in the oval office and paying the price. But when sexual abusers do it, it constitutes narcissism at its most bizarre. And I’m willing to bet that, wheth­ er they consented to the sex or not,

the women in Ghomeshi’s trophy vids were not consulted before he de­ cided to use them – the videos and the women – to make his case to CBC brass. To protect his ass, he had no problem exposing theirs. It would be a relief to learn that that’s one of things that distressed the CBC reps who looked at the ma­ terial. But given the way pornogra­ phy – and that is what the videos are, in an extreme form – renders the wo­ men in it invisible as actual people, I fear that’s not the case. Sharing sexually explicit images of women as if they have no human rights is itself a form of abuse. It goes on way too often, mostly online – see also Rehtaeh Parsons. The practice may bring down the perpetrators, but not without re­victimizing wo­ men. 3 susanc@nowtoronto.com | @susangcole

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impossible to contain. It wasn’t only girls who were abused, but also boys. The predators might be trusted per­ sons with opportunity: coaches, scout leaders, doctors, teachers, ther­ apists, priests. It wasn’t just individ­ uals, but groups that preyed on the most vulnerable: kids in residential schools, in orphanages, in reform schools. Covering up for these pedo­ philes were principals, professional boards, politicians and bishops. Given all of the above, I was star­ tled to learn recently, from a woman writing her doctoral thesis on My Father’s House, that the truth of my memoir published almost three dec­ ades ago was still being hotly debated by academics, some of whom quoted Showalter enthusiastically. After discovering that an upcom­ ing academic conference, which in­ voked my name, was inviting papers, I offered to contribute – even attend. I was politely turned down. Too much reality for these old World sur­ vivalists. I was reminded of Dolly Parton’s story of having anonymous­ Space provided through a partnership between industry and Ontario municipalities to support waste ly entered a Dolly Parton look­alike diversion programs. contest, only to be eliminated in the first round. She couldn’t compete TOR_N_13117C_Chute_Forest.indd 1 11/7/13 2:53 PM with all her blond­wigged, big­breast­ ed caricatures. But back to Ghomeshi. When it comes PRODUCTION NOTES to social change, timing and celebrity can be hugely significant. FINAL FOR PRODUCTION BY DATE APPROVALS Rock Hudson’s death did for AIDS Studio what singer Karen Carpenter’s death Art Director: DEAN HORE/JAMES GRNAK did for anorexia and Robin Williams’s Type Mgr. Copywriter: DEAN HORE death is doing for depression. Print Mgr: JACQUIE BAKER Proofreader Thanks to social media, Ghome­ Client Serv: ANN RIDPATH 00% Colour: 4C shi’s story has in mere weeks passed Print Mgr. Title: DON’T THROW IT ALL.... Fonts: TT SLUG OTF, ARIAL MT through waves that used to take Pubs: NOW- WDO Art Director 833” X 9.347” months or years: his denial and im­ ONE

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mense public support, more allega­ tions, growing public revulsion, an outpouring of sexual abuse stories from other women, and then, final­ ly, a criminal investigation. Is this a watershed moment for female sexual harassment? Significantly, the Ghomeshi in­ vestigation has been led by male journalists, and strongly supported by other males. In my view, it was when boys came forward as victims of sexual abuse that the case against it became solid. A backlash favouring Ghomeshi would not surprise me. Should he tell a sympathetic story, involving childhood abuse, he would also be seen as a victim – the stance he ori­ ginally tried, but failed, to take. Women would likely rush to his de­ fence. They would want to under­ stand and protect him, as they have been socialized to do, stealing the spotlight from his accusers. A hard­ core group comparable to the fact­ blind Ford Nation stalwarts would write to him offering to engage in rough sex and proposing marriage. If the case against him proved tough enough, he would be seen as a representative of only himself, let­ ting all other guys with guilty se­ crets think well of themselves once again. Whatever happens on the social level, I believe Jian Ghomeshi is for­ tunate to have been stopped. His al­ leged violence was escalating, and choking – consensual or otherwise – is not an exact science. 3 Sylvia Fraser is author of a dozen books, hundreds of articles for major magazines, and received numerous prizes for her work. news@nowtoronto.com | @nowtoronto


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Can you clarify how you intend to protect beluga populations from marine terminal construction and increased tanker traffic in the St. Lawrence? Wherever we have material impact on environment, communities, wildlife, we need to adjust, and we’ve adjusted this pipeline several times over the last 18 months to do that. When it comes to belugas, there’s a lot of information we don’t understand yet. There are currently about 7,500 ships on an annual basis [in the St. Lawrence]. We’d increase that by about 2 to 3 per cent. If there is a material impact, we will adjust our plans. That’s our commitment whether it’s the beluga whales or any other impact along the pipeline route.

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According to the Council of Canadians, TransCanada has had five pipeline ruptures in the past year. That seems to contradict almost everything you have said about maintaining the highest standards of pipeline safety. We have one of the best records in North America, if not the world. We employ about $1 billion a year in maintenance work. Transporting hydrocarbons across the nation is an important and imperative part of ensuring our economy continues to run, but I’m not going to skirt the issue.

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and the Boer War in South Africa and was secretary of state for war in Britain during WWI. If those loyalists had checked Kitchener’s biography, they might have learned that he established concentration camps in South Africa during the Boer War in which some 16,000 people, mostly women, children and the elderly, died of disease and starvation. But this might have made no difference at a time when the chief objective was to be on the right side. Uncle Ted was 26 when he died on June 3, 1916, at the Battle of Mont Sorrel, aka “Hill 62,” which he was helping to defend against the attacking German army. The battle lasted from June 2 to 14. Its most famous casualty, Lieutenant Colonel George Harold Baker, was killed in a trench in an artillery barrage and is commemorated by a monument in the lobby of the

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We heard rumours that Uncle Ted was shot in the back by a fellow Canadian because of his German ancestry By ELIZABETH WETHERS But that sentiment did affect them. My great-grandmother married an Englishman and kept a proper English home in which she avoided the German recipes of her family and the German language she did not pass on to her children. The only remnants of her heritage were some German Bibles in the attic. For the Schuler family, as for all

those of German descent, the home front was a difficult place. They were required to register with a major city. New Berlin was rechristened Kitchener to express its loyalty to the British Empire. The town was renamed for a British military hero, Field Marshall Herbert Kitchener, who gained fame in the Sudan

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My great-great-uncle has stirred my imagination since I was about four years old. I have known about Uncle Ted since then, but I never met him. In fact, my father, didn’t know him either, and neither did my grandmother. He was the young fellow seated beside the little girl, my greatgrandmother, in a family photograph taken at the turn of the 20th century. The story of Uncle Ted is like the stories of other young men who went to fight and die in a land far way for a cause they were persuaded was right. Yet they are essentially unknown to us. Their lives were so very short. My introduction to Uncle Ted was made in a whisper. “That is Uncle Ted,” my father said. “Great-Nana loved him very much, and he died in World War I.” The tone of my father’s voice was passed on to him by his mother, who had whispered those words to him years before and had then cautioned him not to speak of Uncle Ted, since it “would upset Nana.” Four generations remember a man who died in 1916. If you travel in this country, you’re reminded of the scale of the sacrifice. War memorials are a central feature of all Canadian towns and cities, like the hockey arena and the donut shop. . But who was Uncle Ted? Theodore Schuler, the seventh child of Margaret and John Schuler, was born November 12, 1889, in New Hamburg, Ontario. He was a clerk and a Sunday school teacher, and he enlisted on August 21, 1915, in the Royal Montreal Regiment 14th Battalion at the rank of private. Records show that he was 5-foot-3¾ and wore glasses. A yellowed and tattered newspaper clipping states that he “gave his life for the Empire.” In Uncle Ted’s Bible, a verse from the book of Isaiah is underlined in pencil: “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’” This may have been the divine confirmation that sealed this short, slight man’s decision to volunteer, but he may also have been compelled by the anti-German sentiments and activities fostered by the Anti-German League that swirled around the region, and the desire of his family and other German-Canadians to prove their loyalty to the Empire. It’s hard now to imagine that the Schuler family needed to prove their loyalty. They could trace their Canadian ancestry to the early 1840s.

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House of Commons, where he had served as the Member for Brome County. He’s buried in the Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium, Plot II. G.1. He was 38. Mont Sorrel, like many battles, is obscured in the mists of war, but it was successful. Communication failures made it uncertain when the Germans were to attack on June 3, and they were thus able to advance into the Canadian lines. However, the Canadians retook their territory. There were 8,430 Canadian casualties at Mont Sorrel. Uncle Ted died on the first day of combat, following the artillery barrage that killed Baker. Compared to the Battle of the Somme, with its 620,000 allied casualties, and Passchendaele with its 15,654, Mont Sorrel is a footnote in a war of attrition in which leaders lost

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all sense of proportion and of the value of life as they repeatedly ordered men to their deaths. We were told of rumours that Uncle Ted had been shot in the back by one of his fellow soldiers because of his German ancestry. This has never been confirmed. He could just as likely have been killed by a stray bullet, a shell or shrapnel from the inaccurate bombardments that preceded attacks. He has no known grave. It was the practice at the front to bury soldiers quickly, and since territory was exchanged often and bombardments covered the same areas, bodies were unearthed, mutilated and reburied many times. The idea that he was interred in France under a white cross was comforting to the family, but it was untrue. They knew nothing of the burial practices at the front. Uncle Ted is commemorated by name on the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium, where every day at 8 pm all traffic stops and trumpeters play The

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his $8 billion plan requires reallocating funds from projects now under way. Tory’s tax-increment financing mechanism for SmartTrack has been heavily criticized, and many fear he will be forced to plunder other projects when it comes up billions of dollars short. “How is this going to sit next to the city’s existing priorities for transit?” asks Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam. “Will it have an impact on decisions already made?” The provincially funded Sheppard LRT, which some Scarborough politicians are still pushing to cancel in favour of a subway, could be particularly vulnerable. Some councillors believe that even the Eglinton Crosstown isn’t safe from SmartTrack interference.

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Contracting out garbage Under Rob Ford, council voted 32-13 to outsource garbage pickup west of Yonge to the Humber River. But Tory’s promise to do the same east of Yonge could prove more contentious. For starters, the experience on the west side hasn’t been without controversy; Green for Life, the private company that won the contract, saw its safety rating downgraded by the province in March. As a result, GFL ended up losing the contract it took over from Turtle Island in Etobicoke. This past term, high-ranking city officials were openly supportive of keeping at least part of the city’s waste collection in-house in order to foster competition between private and public sector operations. “It’s very important that we ensure that the city of Toronto has the ability to control its services,” says Wong-Tam. “That’s why we call them public services.”

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Island airport expansion Porter Airlines’ plan to extend the runway to allow jets to fly out of the Island airport could prove the most difficult test for Tory. The mayor-elect will likely have to recuse himself from voting on the plan due to a conflict of interest involving his son, who operates a charter service out of the airport.

But even if Tory is sidelined, he has allies willing to push for the expansion. He helped two pro-jet candidates – Christin Carmichael Greb, a Bombardier employee, and Jon Burnside – get elected to council for the first time. And Vic Gupta, his principal secretary, is a former registered city lobbyist for Porter. “His circle of people support the expansion of the Island airport,” says Councillor Pam McConnell, who predicts the vote will be “very tight.”

Pride funding Tory raised eyebrows at a mayoral debate in September when he said he would oppose city funding for Pride if Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA) is allowed to march in the LGBTQ parade. The remarks seemed to indicate the new mayor would reopen one of the most protracted and unproductive debates of last term, but some councillors believe Tory was speaking off-the-cuff and will think better of revisiting the issue. City staff have already ruled that QuAIA’s participation doesn’t violate anti-discrimination policies. “I’m thinking that people around him will probably temper his opinions on this,” offers McConnell. That might reassure Pride’s supporters, but any backtracking on his pledge to fight QuAIA will displease pro-Israel organizations and some council members.

Bike lanes Throughout the campaign, Tory asserted that painted bike lanes are “unsafe” and promised to pursue physically separated lanes in “sensible” locations instead. That puts him at odds with city staff, who are already working on a new city-wide bike plan that will include the whole range of infrastructure options: bike boulevards, trails, separated cycle tracks, contraflow and painted lanes. Tory’s cycling policy could also jeopardize the long-awaited plan, already being studied, to put bike lanes on Bloor. “The fact is painted [lanes] are safer than nothing,” says Councillor Mike Layton, one of many councillors who would oppose Tory’s separated-only approach. 3 bens@nowtoronto.com | @BenSpurr


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Thursday, November 6

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Saturday, November 8

arTaTTacK! (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre)

agO fIrsT ThursDays Installations and art

talks inspired by the Suzy Lake exhibit, live music by Majical Cloudz and more. 7-11:30 pm. $15, adv $12. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas W. ago.net/firstthursdays. anImal rIghTs acaDemy lecTure Camille Labchuck talks about where Canadian political parties stand on animal rights issues. 7-9 pm. Free. OISE, 252 Bloor W, rm 2281. animalrightsacademy.org.

anTI-muslIm racIsm & The laW: Omar KhaDr’s senTencIng hearIng aT guanTanamO Lecture by U of T prof Sherene Razack. 7 pm. Free. Noor Cultural Centre, 123 Wynford. 416-444-7148, noorculturalcentre.ca. curaTIng In The haze Of empIres Three-day symposium on critical regionalism and Ontario’s public art galleries. Speakers include David Sereda, Wanda Nanibush, Maggie Helwig and others. To Nov 6. $150/day, stu $45; pass $350. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. Pre-register curatingpostempire.com.

DIgITally enhanceD Images Of flOWers

Photography lecture by Elaine Waisglass. 8 pm. $10. Toronto Camera Club, 587 Mt Pleasant. torontocameraclub.com.

5DO nO harm? nazI DOcTOrs anD The persecuTIOn Of gay men Lecture by scholar James Waller as part of Holocaust Education Week. 7 pm. Free. William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks. newcollege.utoronto.ca. hITler’s chIlDren Holocaust Education Week film screening. 2 pm. Free. Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington. 416-395-5440. mIchael speaKs Public lecture hosted by Ryerson Dept of Architecture. 6:30-8 pm. Free. The PIT, 325 Church. arch.ryerson.ca.

(mIs)aDvenTures In The bIOTech TraDe: TurnIng scIence InTO busIness Lecture by

Leigh Rivers. 7:30 pm. Free. Mississauga Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe W. royalcanadianinstitute.org.

publIc survey On hIrIng a neW pOlIce chIef Toronto Police Services Board public

consultation session for youth only. 7-9 pm. Toronto Police Headquarters, 2nd flr auditorium, 40 College. tpsb.ca.

ruThlessly anD mercIlessly: The german army anD The hOlOcausT Lecture with Dr.

Waitman Beorn for Holocaust Education Week. 7:30 pm. Free. Beth David Synagogue, 55 Yeomans. holocaustcentre.com/HEW. sIx Degrees Of sOcIal InnOvaTIOn Meet with others interested in social change to

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Breakfast event with a talk by social entrepreneur Zita Cobb. 7:30-9:30 am. $60. First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide W. 1-877-7004081, crm.stuaff.mun.ca/alumnievents.htm. Teen gamIng DrOp-In Test your skills and have some fun with the PS3. 4-6 pm. Free. Don Mills Library, 888 Lawrence E. 416-3955710, torontopubliclibrary.ca. vOW peace DInner & musIc Canadian Voice of Women for Peace host an informal Mediterranean dinner with live music by Davaar. 6-9:30 pm. $20, stu $15. Friends House, 60 Lowther. Pre-register 416-603-7915, vowpeace.org. WhO buIlDs The cITy? Two-day public symposium looking at how architectural institutions can have a positive effect on the development of their cities. Free (must RSVP). Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front W. Pre-register online at arch.ryerson.ca/?p=7529.

All listings are free. Send to: events@nowtoronto.com, fax to 416-​364-​1168 or mail to Daily​Events,​NOW​Magazine,​189​ Church,​Toronto​M5B​1Y7. Include a brief description of the event, date, time, price, venue name and address and a contact phone number, e-mail or website address for the event. Listings may be edited for length. Deadline is the Thursday before publication at 5 pm. If your free listing requires a correction, send info to: fixevents@nowtoronto.com.

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more. To Nov 16. $16-$24, under 3 free. Ricoh Coliseum, Exhibition Place. royalfair.org.

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Silent and live auctions of art by Winnie Truong and many others. $30 & $150. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555. The benjamIn prOjecT (Toronto Humane Society) Meet author Malcolm Bernstein as he launches his book about a family and their dog, plus shelter tours and more. 7 pm. Free. 11 River. thebenjaminproject.ca. The fInal shOW (Light Of Day: Parkinson’s research and support) John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band, Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, Pat Travers and others play the final show before the El Mo closes. 8 pm. $60. El Mocambo, 464 Spadina. lightofdaycanada.com/tickets.

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Geronimo​screens​at​the​Diaspora​ Film​Festival.​More​on​the​fest​at​ nowtoronto.com/movies.

this week rDay Of The DeaD 2014 Celebrating the

contemporary stories, rituals and practices of Mexico and other Latin American countries with Mariachi music, dance, crafts and more. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com. Nov 8 to 9

InTernaTIOnal DIaspOra fIlm fesTIval

Films from around the world that look at diversity and culture exchange. $12, adv $10, stu/srs $8, festival pass $50. CarltonCinema (20 Carlton) and Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex). diasporafilmfest.com. Nov 7 to 9 KOuraba afrIcan fesTIval Griot and drum and dance performances by Amara Kanté, Abdoulaye Diabaté, lectures, food, art and more. $20. Paroisse du Sacré Coeur Church, 381 Sherbourne. kouraba.org. Nov 7 to 8 planeT In fOcus Festival of environmental films from around the world. $10-$15, passes $100. Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas W), TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King W), and other venues. 416-531-1769, planetinfocus.org. Nov 6 to 9 build connections and hear speakers discuss the topic of food. 6-8 pm. Free. Centre for Social Innovation Annex, 720 Bathurst. Preregister socialinnovation.ca/six.

suppOrTIng yOur Immune sysTem The hOlIsTIc Way Talk by holistic nutritionist

Kate McMurray on bolstering your immune system with flu fighting foods and the best supplements to have on hand for winter. 7-8:30 pm. Free. Big Carrot, 348 Danforth. 416-466-2129. Tbg OrganIc farmers’ marKeT Local produce, bread, meat, cheese, honey, gardeners’ advice clinic and more. Thursdays 2-7 pm (indoors in winter). Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence E. 416-397-1340. TOrOnTO by ITs InsIDers Screening of Joanne Belluco’s movie about how filmmakers have used the city in their cinematic creations. 7 pm. Pwyc. Alliance Française, 24 Spadina Rd. 416-922-2014. Trans famIly laW prOjecT launch Discussion of free resources and how trans parents can protect their rights in family situations. 6-9 pm. Free. Sherbourne Health Centre, 333 Sherbourne. Pre-register bit.ly/1snlnV6.

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Business meeting at 7:30 pm, talk by Ron Atkins on how WWI affected T.O. at 8:15 pm. Free. Annette Library, 145 Annette. wtjhs.ca. yIDDIsh vInKl Bernice Eisenstein talks about her book, I Was A Child Of Holocaust Survivors. Noon. $20 (includes buffet lunch). Free Times Cafe, 320 College. yiddishvinkl.com.

reel asIan fIlm fesTIval Contemporary

cinema by international and Canadian East Asian and Southeast Asian filmmakers. $10-$20. Royal Cinema (608 College), Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts (10268 Yonge), and other venues. reelasian. com. Nov 6 to 16

renDezvOus WITh maDness fIlm fesTIval

Shorts and features that focus on mental health, multi-media installation, symposium on mental health in sports and more. $12, some pwyc, festival pass $70, opening night $15, symposium $20. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W. rendezvouswithmadness.com. Nov 10 to 15

TOrOnTO InTernaTIOnal shOrT fIlm fesTIval Showcase of short-form cinema in-

cluding animation, documentaries, comedies, narrative and more. Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton. 416-598-2197, tisff.net. Nov 12 to 14

WeesageechaK begIns TO Dance fesTIval 27 Native Earth Performing Arts festival of indigenous performing arts including theatre, dance, spoken word, media art and film. $10-$20, pass $50. Daniels Spectrum, Aki Theatre, 585 Dundas E. nativeearth.ca. Nov 12 to 22

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celebrITy DInner parTy (Homes First Fdn) Buy a ticket for dinner in the homes of local celebrities including Toronto Star food columnist Corey Mintz, chef Greg Couillard, novelist Terry Fallis, and others. Reception 6:30 pm, dinner 8 pm. $150. William Ashley, 55 Bloor W. Pre-register homesfordinner.com. 5lIps anD lashes: cancer Is a Drag (Canadian Cancer Soc) Iconic queens and dramatic divas at this funder focusing on cancer issues in the LGBT community. To Nov 9, Fri-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm. $50-$75. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander. cancer.ca/lipsandlashes. rIse up (DX Intersection youth programs/ Canadian design preservation initiative) Party and mock protest feminist show inspired by the museum’s Politics Of Fashion/ Fashion Of Politics exhibition. $175. Design Exchange, 234 Bay. 416-363-6121, dx.org.

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rThe babyTIme shOW Seminars on everything from sleeping to eating, vendors, Toddler Time Stage with Barney and more. 10 am-6 pm daily. To Nov 9. $10-$16, under 12 free. Metro Convention Centre, North Bldg, 255 Front W. babytimeshows.ca. breaKOuT TO bOTTlenecK: TransIT On sT claIr WesT – rOgue hOrses TO cars Urban heritage walk. 6:15 pm. Free. Keele and St Clair W. 416-593-2656.

continuing eKran TOrOnTO pOlIsh fIlm fesTIval Polish

cinema showcase of features, docs, shorts and more. $15. Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles. ekran.ca. To Nov 9 fesTIval Of Images anD WOrDs Celebrate Latin American culture in Canada, with film, theatre, art, talks, music and more. Glendon College, 2275 Bayview, and other venues. festivalofimagesandwords.ca. To Nov 8 pOmegranaTe fIlm fesTIval Armenian cinema and culture. $10-$60, passes available. Hamazkayin Theatre, 50 Hallcrown Place. pomfilmfest.com. To Nov 9 TOrOnTO russIan fIlm fesTIval Full-length films, shorts, docs and animated films, all in Russian with English subtitles. $5 adv, free at the door. Various venues. torontorussianfilmfestival.ca. To Nov 9 TOrOnTO sIlenT fIlm fesTIval Restored Alfred Hitchcock films screened with live musical accompaniment. $15, festival pass $35-$40. Various cinemas. torontosilentfilmfestival.com. To Nov 16

charles DIcKens’s OlIver TWIsT Lecture by Michael Johnstone on the novel’s scathing indictment of a cruel Victorian society. 2-3:30 pm. Free. Wychwood Library, 1431 Bathurst. 416-393-7683. frIDay nIghT lIve @ rOm Live music, DJs, pop-up food, tours of the galleries and more with a Dinos, Dodos & Disco theme. 7-11 pm. $12, stu $10. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. rom.on.ca/fnl. jOyeux nOel Rebel Films screening and discussion. 7 pm. $4 sugg. OISE, rm 5-280, 252 Bloor W. socialistaction.ca. KIcKOff & KIcKsTarT yOur busIness Network and hear experts discuss financing and legal options for start-ups. Includes pregame field tour and tickets to the Argos game. 5:30 pm. $33. Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way. Pre-register kickoffkickstart. eventbrite.ca. lOngesT unInTerrupTeD lIve WebcasT Attempt to break the Guinness world record. 7 pm. Free. InterContinental Toronto Centre, 225 Front W. themindreels.com. peDrO ferreIra Media art presentation with the artist. 5:30 pm. Free. Goethe-Institut, 100 University. goethe.de/toronto. recOrDIng an OrchesTra Live studio session with g27 Orchestra with Robert DiVito. 1-6 pm. Free. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. Pre-register tpl.ca/iir. rrOyal agrIculTural WInTer faIr Livestock barns, horse shows, animal theatre, agricultural competitions, a petting farm and

brIngIng TIbeT hOme (Students For A Free Tibet) Screening of the documentary about Tibetan artist Tenzing Rigdol. Q&A with filmmaker follows. 7 pm. $20. Propeller Coffee, 50 Wade. ugen@studentsforafreetibet. org. an evenIng WITh jacKIe rIcharDsOn: blacK WOmen effecTIng change (Archie

Alleyne Scholarship Fund) Performance with the Evolution Of Jazz Ensemble, Aijia Waithe and Kamil André Dewhurst. $50. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas E. eventbrite.ca. gIanT bOOK sale (Bloor Street United Church) More than 3,000 titles in 30 subject sections plus DVDs, CDs and more. 10 am-4 pm. Free. 300 Bloor W. bloorstreetunited.org. laugh fOr The envIrOnmenT (Toronto Green Community) Comedy benefit show. 1 pm. $20. Second City, 51 Mercer. secondcity.com.

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acTIng classes Open to everyone. Saturdays 2-5 pm. Free. Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen E. 416-392-6810. The ausTIns DurIng The greaT War Educational program about the historic Toronto family and their WWI experiences. Today and tomorrow 11 am-3 pm. Included w/ admission. Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Rd. 416-392-6910. beaD & jeWellery faIr Demos, classes, handmade jewellery, beads from around the world and more. Today and tomorrow. $7, adv $5. Reference Library, 789 Yonge. 416395-5577, torontobeadsociety.org. a buDDhIsT DIalOgue Representatives from ten Buddhist centres in Toronto meet to discuss the views and practices of their individual traditions. Followed by gala dinner. 2 pm. $50, stu/srs $25. Lithuanian Banquet Hall, 1573 Bloor W. 416-653-5371, ksdl.org. carry On, sergeanT Screening of the 1928 Canadian silent film in honour of the centenary of WWI. Live accompaniment by indie pop band Hilotrons performing the soundtrack by Ennio Morricone. 6:30 pm. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor W. 416-516-2330. fOOTprInTs In The snOW: InTrODucTIOn TO InuIT sIngIng anD culTure Workshop with

Lori-Anne Doloff and Raigelee Alorut. Lunch included. 9:30 am-3:30 pm. $75, adv $60, stu $30. Emmanuel College, 75 Queen’s Park Cres. Pre-register betsy.anderson@utoronto.ca. graTITuDe faIr Meet holistic practitioners and learn about tarot readings, reiki and more. Noon-7 pm. Free. Wonderworks, 25 Baldwin. 416-323-3131, gowonderworks.com. hearTs Of TangO Documentary filmmaker Miguel Libedinsky presents his film along with live music by Argentinean musicians Carlos Libedinsky and Rosana Laudani. 6 & 9 pm. $40. Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina. heartsoftango.com. rmaKe a bOOK Day Marie-Louise Gay, Irene Luxbacher, Qin Leng and other creators lead this afternoon of readings, storytelling, bookmaking activities and more. 1-4 pm. Free. Lillian H Smith Library, 239 College. Pre-register smallprinttoronto.org. continued on page 26 œ


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Essential thinker John Ralston Saul continues his exploration of the relationship between natives and non-natives in his new book, The Comeback ($28, Viking). He reads from and discusses the book at a funder for the Native Canadian Centre on Wednesday (November 12) at the Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles West. Proceeds go to the Centre’s Memory, Meaning-Making & Collections Program, which supports elders seeking to reclaim traditional artifacts from museums and to recover languages lost during years at residential schools. $10. @johnralstonsaul

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Murder at the rOM Scavenger hunt for adults. 1-3:30 pm. $35. Meet outside Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Preregister 416-852-6444, urbancapers.com. Open rhOdes art shOw & sale Local artists sell their work. Today and tomorrow. 1-7 pm. Free. Rhodes Avenue (one block west of Coxwell and south of Danforth). openrhodes.ca. rOuge park walks Guided walks in the urban wilderness. Today and tomorrow 9:30 am, 12:30 & 2 pm. Free. See website for meeting points. rougepark.com/hike. st BarnaBas ChristMas Market Jewellery, knitted items, crafts, homemade jams and more. 10 am-3 pm. Free. St Barnabas Church, 361 Danforth. 416-463-1344. tOrOntO salsa praCtiCe No lesson, beginners to pros, no partner required. 3:30-8 pm. $5. Trinity St. Paul’s Church, 427 Bloor W. torontosalsapractice.com. turn YOur gOals intO realitY Workshop to learn eight simple yet powerful and effective steps. 9 am. $25. Metro Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor. 8simplesteps.eventbrite.ca. VOw annual general Meeting Canadian Voice of Women for Peace gather. 9:30 am-5 pm. $20, stu $15 or pwyc. Metro Hall, 55 John. Pre-register 416-603-7915, vowpeace.org. whO Builds the CitY? Second day of a public symposium looking at how architectural institutions can have a positive effect on the development of their cities. (Nov 7 events at Glenn Gould Studio) Free (must RSVP). TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W. Pre-register online at arch.ryerson.ca/?p=7529. whO’s afraid Of COMMunisM? the 20th CenturY Capitalist Crisis and the COMMunist sOlutiOn Proletarian Revolutionary

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grammes Audiovisuels last January. A Q&A with filmmaker Tenzin Tsetan Choklay follows. Proceeds to Students for a Free Tibet. $20. ugen@studentsforafreetibet.org

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Bloor/Gladstone Library, 1101 Bloor W. practoronto.wordpress.com. wOrdplaY festiVal Celebration of the most interesting uses of writing and words in contemporary games. Curated game showcase, talks by creators and more. Noon-5 pm. Free. Reference Library, 789 Yonge. 416-395-5577. YOga anniVersarY partY Hatha flow yoga class and concert at this 15-year-anniversary party. 7 pm. Free. Yoga Sanctuary, 2 College, suite 306. theyogasanctuary.net.

Sunday, November 9 as seen thrOugh these eYes Holocaust Education Week screening of the documentary and talk by director Hilary Helstein. 4 & 7:30 pm. $10-$15. Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina. mnjcc.org.

COnfliCt and CliMate: Changing COurse nOw! Canadian Voice of Women for Peace

present an event featuring a film screening, speaker Joanna Kerr from Greenpeace, panels and more. 9:30 am-5 pm. $20, stu $15 or pwyc. Metro Hall, 55 John. Pre-register 416603-7915, vowpeace.org. eMBrOiderY wOrkshOp Learn the basics with embroiders from The Make Den. 1-4 pm. $60. Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor W. Preregister 416-979-7799, batashoemuseum.ca. an enChanted eVening Group meditation, live music and a vegetarian meal. 6-8 pm. Free/pwyc for meal. Trinity-St Paul’s Church, 427 Bloor W. 416-539-0234. the faBriC Of surViVal Holocaust education lecture and film screening on the textile art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz. 10 am-noon. Free. Temple Sinai Congregation, 210 Wilson. 416487-4161. gluten free garage Gluten-free marketplace with speakers, vendors and food trucks. 10 am-4 pm. $10, kids free. Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie. glutenfreegarage.ca. the gOOd ViBe pOp-up COlleCtiVe Vintage and new fashion, art and more. 11 am-6 pm. Free. MJG Gallery, 1028 Queen E. uniiverse.com.

Holocaust studies professor Doris L. Bergen on Kristallnacht and a candle-lighting ceremony caps Holocaust Education Week commemorations at Beth Tzedec Congregation on Sunday (November 9). Free. 7:30 pm. 1700 Bathurst. holocaustcentre.com high park stewards sessiOn Help remove the invasive buckthorn shrub from the park. 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Free. Grenadier Café, High Park, 200 Parkside. highparknature.org. hOw tO feed 9 BilliOn in 2050 Lecture by David Jenkins. 2 pm. Free. Medical Sciences Bldg Auditorium, 1 King’s College Circle. royalcanadianinstitute.org. huMan rights disaBilitY stYle Ulyssean Society presentation by human rights advocate John Rae. 2 pm. Free. Knox College, 59 St George, rm 4. ulyssean.on.ca. iMMigrant wOMen’s sMall Business expO

Workshops, networking opportunities and access to educational and start-up services in the GTA. 9:30 am-4 pm. Free. Metro Hall, 55 John. canadiansmallbusinesswomen.ca. kristallnaCht COMMeMOratiOn Holocaust Education Week closes with a candle-lighting ceremony and a lecture by U of T professor Doris L Bergen. 7:30 pm. Free. Beth Tzedec Congregation, 1700 Bathurst. holocaustcentre.com/HEW. 5lgBt danCe Salsa and bachata classes for queer and trans people. $15. U of T MultiFaith Centre, 569 Spadina. lgbtdance.com. liBertY Village farMers Market Sundays through the fall. 9 am-2 pm. Green P parking lot, Liberty and Atlantic. my-market.ca. life drawing sessiOns Sketch from live models. 2:30-5:30 pm. $10. Bampot, 201 Harbord. bampottea.com. MagiC Male reVue Adult entertainment show for ladies. 8 pm. $20-$30. The Pro Club, 170 Doughton (Vaughan). wantickets.com. nOn-gMO Citizen’s aCtiOn night Meet members of the Toronto Non-GMO Coalition and learn how you can participate in the movement. 7-8:30 pm. Free. Big Carrot, 348 Danforth. 416-466-2129. persOna pOeMs Writing workshop. 1 pm. Pwyc. Tranzac, 292 Brunswick. 416-312-3865, torontopoetryslam.com. run fOr reMeMBranCe Worldwide simul-

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taneous run to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. 10 am. Free. High Park, 1873 Bloor W. canada.diplo.de. rSamba Drumming For KiDS Drop-in workshop. 11 am-noon. $10. Drum Artz Community Centre, 27 Primrose. drumartz.com. SunDay morning birD WalK Guided walk to identify resident and migratory birds. 8-11 am. Free. Tommy Thompson Park, foot of Leslie. tommythompsonpark.ca. WilSon anD SWarbricK Concert with appearances by some cast members from the play Soldiers Of Song, and readings of WW1 poetry. 4 pm. $25. Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity. enochturnerschoolhouse.ca.

Monday, November 10 The beaTleS: i WanT To holD your hanD: beaTlemania in america Film clips and talk by lecturer Kevin Courrier. 7-9 pm. $12, stu $6. Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina. mnjcc.org.

conServaTion council oF onTario agm

Members, volunteers and guests talk about the CCO’s work. 5-8 pm. $10. 215 Spadina, suite 120. Pre-register 416-533-1635, weconserve.ca. creaTive WriTing KicK STarT Workshop with TPL Writer-in-Residence Richard Scarsbrook

6:30 pm. Free. North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge. Pre-register 416-395-5639. home economicS Learn how to save money and reduce energy usage. 6-8 pm. Free. Jane/ Sheppard Libary. 416-395-5966. inTroDucTory meDiTaTion Three easy techniques. Free. College/Shaw Library, 766 College. 416-538-0006, meditationtoronto.com. male boDy image SupporT group Weekly meeting for men struggling with weight, diet and image issues. 6:30-8 pm. Sheena’s Place, 87 Spadina Rd. sheenasplace.org. muSic in The WorlD Lecture on the various fields, organizations and freelance work in the music industry with Innovator in Residence Robert DiVito. 6:30-8 pm. Free. Fort York Library, 190 Fort York Blvd. tpl.ca/iir.

police anD i: neWcomer guiDe inFormaTion SeSSion 3-5 pm. Free. Centre for Immi-

grant and Community Services, 2330 Midland. cicscanada.com. Social SaFeTy neT Fair View the Stitching Our Own Social Safety Net quilt, create your own square and talk to groups who are fighting to preserve vital services. 10 am-5 pm daily. To Nov 14. Free. Metro Hall, 55 John. stitchingoursocialsafetynet.webs.com. STarT a FaShion buSineSS Seminar for entrepreneurs on making a business plan. 5:30 pm. $60. Toronto Fashion Incubator, 285 Manitoba. Pre-register fashionincubator.com. Surveillance: The maSTer paTTernS Kevin Haggerty talks about major patterns in contemporary surveillance and how they shape

our future. Noon. Free. Mechanical Engineering Bldg, 5 King’s College Rd. ipsi.utoronto.ca. Tai chi Weekly class Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-10 am. Free w/ membership ($6-$10/ year). Cecil Community Centre, 58 Cecil. cecilcommunitycentre.ca.

Toxic chemicalS anD hoW They aFFecT human healTh Environmental defence talk

by doctor Tyrone Hayes. 7 pm. Free. Victoria College, 73 Queen’s Park E. Pre-register environmentaldefence.ca/talks. WeeKly craFT circle Crafting social, also with a knitting lesson. 6:30 pm. Free. Bampot, 201 Harbord. Pre-register bampottea.com.

Why ShoulD i care: TranSiT anD urban planning Discussion with transportation

experts Adam Giambrone and Richard Gilbert. 7-9 pm. Free. St Louis Bar & Grill, 5037 Yonge, upstairs. whyshouldicare.ca.

Tuesday, November 11 comic booKS anD graphic novelS Group

online course taken at the library through Coursera. To Nov 4, Tuesdays 6-8 pm. Free. Maria A Shchucka Library, 1745 Eglinton W. Pre-register 416-394-1000.

The galapagoS iSlanDS & more by boaT

Travel talk. 6:30 pm. Free. Merit Travel, 408 King W. 416-345-9726, merittravel.com. inTro To creaTive WriTing Course for emerging and recreational writers with novelist Brian Francis. 6:30 pm. $226. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. ifoa.org.

naTional climaTe aSSeSSmenT anD canaDa

in a changing climaTe Film screening and

discussion. 6:30-8:15 pm. Free. Runnymede Library, 2178 Bloor W. green13toronto.org. occupy economicS WorKShop Looking at the Scandinavian economic model. 6:30-8:30 pm. Free. Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil. info@ occupyeconomics.ca. poWer TexTileS From iSlamic lanDS Lecture on luxury textiles from various places and their status as symbols of wealth and power. 7 pm. $20, stu $15. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Pre-register 416-586-5797, rom. on.ca. remembrance Day aT The ForT Processional parade led by period uniformed military staff. 10:45 am. Free. Fort York, 250 Fort York Blvd. 416-392-6907, fortyork.ca.

Scarborough garDen & horTiculTural SocieTy Annual general meeting and Christ-

mas decoration lessons. 7:30 pm. Free. Scarborough Village Community Centre, 3600 Kingston. gardenontario.org.

To enD all WarS: a reaDing oF canaDian War leTTerS, 1914-2014 Remembrance Day

event with Threshold Theatre reading letters from Canadians involved in various wars including WWI and II, the Korean War and the war in Afghanistan. 7-9 pm. Free. Peter MacKendrick Gallery, Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie, suite 177. thresholdtheatre.ca.

William avery biShop v.c. : War hero anD legenD Talk by aviation historian Keith Hyde.

6:30-8:30 pm. Free. North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge. 416-395-5535.

Wednesday, November 12

Benefits

arT oF The Quizzle (Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre) Game show parody with mayor elect John Tory, TVO’s Steve Paikin, city councillors Pam McConnell and Mary Margaret McMahon, comedienne Luba Goy and others. 6-11 pm. $225. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas E. cabbagetownarts.org. an evening WiTh John ralSTon Saul (Native Canadian Centre/U of T Memory, MeaningMaking & Collections Program) Reading from The Comeback, a book about Aboriginal peoples, and talking with Lisa Charleyboy and Hayden King. Follow @johnralstonsaul. 7 pm. $10. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles W. eventbrite.com/e/14044063171. poliSheD (Dress for Success) This event to help disadvantaged women features the CBC’s Amanda Lang, fahionista Jeanne Beker and others, plus a silent auction and more. 6-10 pm. $90. Fifth Social Club, 225 Richmond W. Pre-register dressforsuccess.org/toronto.

Events

aSTronomy on Tap To U of T astronomers

evening of talks, conversation and prizes over drinks. 7-8:30 pm. Free. Supermarket, 268 Augusta. facebook.com/dunlapinstitute.

banKing The unbanKeD: mobile banKing recovery in poST-earThQuaKe haiTi Diana

Massiah lecture in Caribbean studies by anthropology prof Espelencia Baptiste. 2:30 pm. York U, Vanier College, rm 135, 4700 Keele. cerlac2@yorku.ca. rcrySTal WonDerlanD A holiday-themed scene is unveiled plus live music performed by Strings in Motion and R&B singer Jully Black. 5 pm. Free. Yorkdale Centre Court, 3401 Dufferin. yorkdale.com.

ebola: a SympTom oF vulnerable healTh

SySTemS? Amref Health Canada presents a talk by Drs David Fisman and Robert Fowler. 6-8 pm. Free. Centre for Social Innovation Annex, 720 Bathurst. Pre-register 416-9616981, eventbrite.ca. eDiTing in logic auDio 101 Basics of audio editing, mixing and formatting and workflows to Waveburner and more with Innovator in Residence Robert DiVito. 10 am-12:30 pm. Free. Fort York Library, 190 Fort York Blvd. Pre-register tpl.ca/iir. The (FaShion) DocTorS Will See you...

Curator Alexandra Palmer and designer Timo Rissanen give a lecture/demo on fashion and making clothes. 7 pm. $35, stu $20. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Pre-register 416-586-8000, rom.on.ca/rom100speaks. FinDing your core Seminar by Dr. Ben Roffey. 6-7 pm. Free. Living City Health, 120 Eglinton E. livingcityhealth.com. m:aD Women Mini-conference for women in the communications industry. 8:30 am-12:30 pm. $25. 2nd Floor Events, 461 King W. Preregister eventbrite.ca/e/13269482379. meDia mixer Media students, volunteers and precarious workers discuss opportunities and barriers in finding sustainable work. 6 pm. Free. The Foundery, 376 Bathurst. Preregister cwamediamixer.eventbrite.ca. monTgomery’S inn FarmerS marKeT Organic fruit and veg, organic wine, cheese,

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bread and more. Every Wed from 2-6 pm. Free. 4709 Dundas W. 416-394-8113. muTual FunDS & ToDay’S marKeT A financial advisor talks about options. 7:30 pm. Free. Central Eglinton Community Centre, 160 Eglinton E. Pre-register 416-392-0511 ext 225, centraleglinton.com.

The poliTicS oF Decay: nuclear naTionaliSm

Science for Peace lecture by Emily Simmonds. 4-6 pm. Free. University College, 15 King’s College Circle. scienceforpeace.ca.

The poWer oF leaDerShip Through SToryTelling Workshop for professional women with Ted Blanchard. 6-7:30 pm. $20-$25. Tangerine Café, 221 Yonge. Pre-register online at goo.gl/24NdeC.

Single DaDS, SeparaTeD DaDS, DivorceD DaDS Q&A and support group meeting.

Women welcome. 7-9 pm. Free. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth, room A5. 416861-0626, father.org.

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Benefits

brighT nighTS brighT DreamS (Sunshine

Foundation) Theatrical charity soiree with taste testings, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and more. 6-9 pm. $95 (BNBD.Toronto.2014@ gmail.com). The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, 686 Bay. sunshine.ca. ciclo (Amistad Canada’s CASA projects) Screening of Andrea Martinez Crowther’s film about two brothers who cycled from Mexico City to Toronto, first in 1956 and again in 2009. Q&A to follow. 7 pm. $50. Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles. 416-534-8729, amistadcanada.org/events-ciclo.html. FruiTcup: a communiTy a-peel (Community One Fdn) Singing Out, Boylesque and Ill Nana perform plus a silent auction with prizes. 7 pm. $85. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555, communityone.ca.

meagan’S WalK Soiree: an evening oF DiScovery (Hospital For Sick Children Pediatric

Brain Tumour Research) Deb McGrath, Sheila McCarthy, Brent Carver and others perform, auction, food and exotic libations. 6:30-10 pm. $150. Palais Royale, 1601 Lake Shore W. 416-533-3553, meaganswalk.com. TaSTe For change (Harmony Education Fdn) Gala event and presentation of the 2014 Harmony Award to Jeremy Dias for his work to build more inclusive schools and communities. 6 pm. $60, youth $25. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas E. Pre-register harmony.ca/events.

TaSTe oF Typhoon haiyan rebuilD launch

(Gawad Kalinga) Celebrity chef cook off dinner to raise funds for victims of the typhoon in the Philippines. 7-11 pm. $50. One King W Hotel, 1 King W. Pre-register by email at s.wilking@vcglobalmgmt.com. Warm The Sole SocK Drive (Scott Mission) Donate a pair of unworn socks and get free museum admission on weekends and a token of appreciation on weekdays. To Nov 30. Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor W. 416-979-7799, batashoemuseum.ca.

Events

animal righTS acaDemy lecTure Anne Russon talks about studying orangutans in the wild and the fight to save them. 7-9 pm. Free. OISE, 252 Bloor W, rm 2281. animalrightsacademy.org. The DiminuTion oF yorK ToWnShip Heritage talk by Don Kendal. 7:30 pm. Free. Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas. 416-767-5472, lambtonhouse.org. The FunDamenTal naTure oF WaTer in egypTian myThological ThoughT Society for the

Study of Egyptian Antiquities lecture. 7 pm. Free. U of T, 4 Bancroft, room 323. thessea.org.

geneTically engineereD FooD anD your healTh Cross-Canada speakers tour to pro-

vide the public with an opportunity to discuss their concerns around GE foods from a scientific perspective. 7-9 pm. $5 or pwyc. OISE, 252 Bloor W. 416-923-6641.

5inveSTigaTing incluSion: lgbTQ SporT in

ToronTo PrideHouse Toronto public discussion on the local sports organizations. 6-8 pm. Free. 519 Church Street Community Centre, 519 Church. pridehouseto.ca.

liTerary anD oTher reSourceS on collaboraTion Anna Skorupsky leads a tour of the

Anita Ekstein Holocaust Resource Collection and the David and Syma Forberg Media Centre plus discussion. 7 pm. Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst. 416-635-2996. phoToJounaliSm anD SToryTelling Photography lecture by Lana Slesic. 8 pm. $10. Toronto Camera Club, 587 Mt Pleasant. torontocameraclub.com. 3


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392 Queen West, 416-363-0588, and other, banhmiboys.com, @banhmiboys The Chau family has been in the banh mi biz for a while now, supplying the city’s Vietnamese sandwich shops with baguettes and spreads. But it wasn’t till 2011 when the sons branched out with a modern take on the cheap lunch by adding trendy fillings like juicy pork belly, crispy fried chicken and kalbi beef. Their pillowy steamed baos, crispy soft tacos and gloriously messy kimchi fries ushered in a new curiosity about Korean cuisine and perfected a formula that’s attracted both broke students and restaurant critics. Also winner of best lunch under $10. RUNNER-UP

SNEAKY DEE’S

431 College, 416-603-3090, sneaky-dees.com, @thesneakydees

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BEST JAPANESE RESTAURANT

GUU

DAVID LAURENCE

398 Church, 416-977-0999, and others, guu-izakaya.com, @GuuToronto Thankfully the insane lineups have died down since this Vancouver izakaya first opened in Toronto in late 2009, bringing an unfamiliar form of Japanese cuisine that we quickly embraced: the snack bar. The room is loud, the beers are ice cold, and the octopus and chicken are fried to a delightful golden yellow. It’s the place to bring rowdy friends on a Friday night. The bar got flak when it opened for not taking reservations (as if bars took reservations to begin with), but it’s relented – you can now reserve a table at both locations. RUNNER-UP

KINTAKO

214 Laird, 416-800-6074, kintakorestaurant.com

BEST RESTAURANT

ME AND MINE

1144 College, 416-535-5858, meandmine.ca Simple, unpretentious and bloody good Me & Mine gets locals coming back again and again since it opened last year. The plates are familiar (pierogi, pork chops, wings, chocolate stout cake) and fit the homey, dimly lit ambience come dinner time. At weekend brunch, plates of jiggly poached eggs, juicy slow- cooked pork and bitter greens satisfy weary stomachs without overwhelming with grease. RUNNER-UP

BAR ISABEL

797 College, 416-532-2222, barisabel.com, @BarIsabel797

BEST CHEESE

CHEESE BOUTIQUE

45 Ripley, 416-762-6292, cheeseboutique.com, @Cheese_Boutique Less like a boutique and more like an emporium, this giant food store and deli just off the Queensway is where you’ll often find the city’s top chefs milling about for rare cheeses, just-flown-in truffles and beef aged for 60 days. It’s also one of the few places with a temperature- and moisture- controlled cheese cave to keep the giant wheels from getting too stinky. While the shop can be overwhelming, the knowledgeable staff are always happy to explain the difference between Parmesan and Pecorino. RUNNER-UP

CHRIS CHEESEMONGERS

93 Front East, 416-368-5273, chrischeesemongers.com

BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT

MOTHER’S DUMPLINGS

421 Spadina, 416-217-2008, mothersdumplings.com This bustling dumpling house is a welcome sight on a chilly night as whiffs of steamed pork and shrimp dumplings fill (and fog up) the restaurant. The menu is extensive, but the popular pork-and-chives steamed dumplings are good place to start. Among the non- dumpling options, a big bowl of da- lu noodles (pork noodle soup) will satisfy even the biggest appetites. Best of all, you can eat like royalty for less than $10. RUNNER-UP

SWATOW

309 Spadina, 416-977-0601

BEST CHOCOLATE

CHOCOSOL

1131 St Clair West, 416-923-6675, chocosoltraders.com The high-end chocolate company buys its beans from sustainable farms in Mexico, and its products are free of dairy, gluten, soy, nut and preservatives (and they’re vegan, to boot). As temperatures plummet, this is the time to stock up on ChocoSol’s drinking chocolate. It doesn’t come in powders or shavings, but rather little pucks that you break up and melt in hot water for a rich, bitter, intensely aromatic chocolate drink that’s a more sophisticated take on the wintertime classic. RUNNER-UP

SOMA

443 King West, 416-599-7662, and others, somachocolate.com, @SomaChocolate

BEST FARMER’S MARKET

ST LAWRENCE NORTH MARKET

DAVID LAURENCE

92 Front East, 416-392-7120, stlawrencemarket.com, @StLawrenceMkt Whether you agree with various polls that say this is the best market in the world, when you step inside the historic south market on the weekend there’s no denying that it’s a huge draw for locals and tourists alike. Come for the quintessen-

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WYCHWOOD BARNS

601 Christie, 416-651-7867, thestop.org/the-stop’s-farmers’-market

BEST LOCAL WINERY

NORMAN HARDIE

1152 Greer Road, Wellington, normanhardie.com, @normhardie Norman Hardie – both the man and his wine – are local legends. Known for its Burgundian varietals, Old World approach to winemaking and larger-thanlife hospitality, Norman Hardie’s winery in Prince Edward County produces some of Ontario’s most cultishly coveted wines – and throws some of the best parties. RUNNER-UP

TAWSE WINERY

3955 Cherry, Vineland, 905-562-9500, tawsewinery.ca, @Tawse_Winery

BEST PATIO

THE DRAKE HOTEL SKY YARD

1150 Queen West, 416-531-5042, thedrakehotel.ca/dining/venues/sky-yard, @thedrakehotel Depending on the time of the year, the upstairs patio of the Drake Hotel can transform itself into a boozy ski lodge or a summery dining space with twinkling lights overhead. When temperatures drop, out come the heat lamps and fire pit, much to the delight of those who want their drink and cigarettes, too. It’s not the biggest or swankiest patio in the city, but it sure feels like the most welcoming. RUNNER-UP

RONNIE’S LOCAL 069 69 Nassau, 416-340-1110

BEST PATISSERIE

NADÈGE PATISSERIE

780 Queen West, 416-368-2009, nadege-patisserie.com, @nadegetoronto The sleek, bright-white fixtures at this patisserie make all the candycoloured macaroons and sculptural cakes look like art pieces, which is why Nadège Nourian’s creations are so popular with dinner guests hoping to impress the host with dessert. Want the best of both worlds? Order the signature Marie Antoinette cake, a vanilla panna cotta and mousse cake decorated with multicoloured macarons and gold leaves. RUNNER-UP

BONJOUR BRIOCHE

812 Queen East, 416-406-1250, bonjourbrioche.com

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BEST LOCAL MICROBREW

BELLWOODS BREWERY

124 Ossington, 416-535-4586, bellwoodsbrewery. com, @bellwoodsbeer Since opening its flagship brew pub on Ossington three summers ago, Bellwoods has pumped out some of Toronto’s most intoxicatingly innovative brews – and drinking on its white-picketed patio has become a seasonal rite for any Torontonian who claims even a mild interest in beer. Bellwoods’s brews have become so sought-after, in fact, that they’re opening a much larger brewing facility at Dupont and Dovercourt. MICHAEL WATIER

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MILL ST. BREW PUB

21 Tank House, 416-681-0338, millstreetbrewpub. ca, @MillStBrewPubTO

BEST PRIX FIXE

BEST SCOTCH SELECTION

221 Ossington, 416-532-8000, and other, pizzerialibretto.com, @PizzaLibretto The weekday lunch prix- fixe is a steal at $15, not to mention a good way for first-timers (if there are any left in Toronto) to get a taste of what Libretto does best. At three courses, it starts with either an arugula or beet salad, followed by a straight- up Margherita or Marinara pizza (or for an extra $5, any other pizza on the menu) and a biscotti or scoop of gelato. Since the pizzas only take 90 seconds to bake, the place is also ideal for those who want a luxe lunch in less than an hour. Also winner of best kid- friendly.

856 College, 647-547-9827, thecaledonian.ca, @CaledonianPub The Caledonian is a mecca for Scotch lovers and a joy for anyone who craves a warm pub in which to wash down delicious whisky with haggis and authentic Scotch Eggs. With a hospitable staff to guide you through the 200-plus bottles behind the bar – including rare and exclusive Scotches like The Balvenie’s special Caledonian Cask and limited release Ardbegs – the Caledonian is a wee slice of Scotland transplanted to Toronto.

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924 College, 416-792-4497, theemmetray.com, @theemmetray

577 College, 416-536-7000, sidecarrestaurant.ca

BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

PIZZERIA LIBRETTO

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TORONTO’S ORIGINAL & ONLY ROCK N’ ROLL CHIP SHOP

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OYSTER BOY

469 King West, 416-363-8105, rodneysoysterhouse.com

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RODNEY’S

“NNNNN...Daily fresh fish delivery & hand-cut fries guaranteed” DINE IN

872 Queen West, 416-534-3432, oysterboy.ca As its name suggests, this unassuming spot right off Trinity Bellwoods Park is where to go for fresh oysters raw, baked or fried. Perhaps it’s a night for oysters Rockerfeller or you want the oysters Royale, baked with crabmeat and a sherry béchamel. In the mood for fish? The place also makes an excellent beer- battered cod with crispy fries, as well as a zingy sturgeon ceviche with yuzu dressing.

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BEST SANDWICH

SKY BLUE SKY

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605 Bloor West, 647351-7945, and other, sbssandwiches.com How can you not like a sandwich shop that names everything after Wilco songs? Aside from that, diners love the extensive menu with ample vegetarian options (and substitutions are happily made). Try the Rising Red Lung tuna melt or the It’s Just That Simple BLT with a side of cucumber mint salad. The last is not listed on a Wilco album, but perhaps it’s an unreleased track. RUNNER-UP

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CALIFORNIA SANDWICHES 244 Claremont, 416603-3317, californiasandwiches.ca

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BARBERIAN’S STEAKHOUSE

7 Elm, 416-597-0335, barberians.com They don’t make places like Barberians any more: dark wood, red-carpeted floors, old- timey light fixtures, dishes like baked Alaska and cheese fondue. The place oozes old boys’ club and golden age of fine dining. Just as famous as its chateaubriand and the bacon- wrapped filet mignon is the restaurant’s legendary wine collection, which pretty much takes up the entire lower floor. It’s definitely worth dressing to the nines to spend a grown- up evening here. RUNNER-UP

THE KEG

165 York, 416-703-1773, and others, kegsteakhouse.com

BEST TEA

DAVIDS TEA

336 Queen West, 416-506-0653, and others, davidstea.com, @davidstea Consider this Quebec- based company as the Starbucks of tea. Since 2008 David’s Tea has opened more than 75 stores across the country and even made its way south of the border, making its tealcoloured to- go cup a recognizable accessory amongst the health- conscious set. The shop carries premium matcha powder and other traditional teas like peppermint and dragonwell, but part of the fun is seeing what kooky concoctions it comes up with each season. Who wants a cup of Yes We Cran? RUNNER-UP

TEALISH

728 Queen West, 416-203-3301, tealish.com, @tealish_teas

BEST VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT

FRESH

326 Bloor West, 416-531-2635, and others, freshrestaurants.ca, @freshonbloor Since 1999 this restaurant and juice bar has been packed with vegetarians and the omnivores who love ’em, adding shots of spirulina to their protein

shakes and splitting an order of the sweet potato fries. The fresh bowls are the big draw – the Dragon Bowl with soba noodles is a delicious combo of grilled zucchini and grilled tofu lightly dressed in a thick miso gravy – while Fresh’s falafels take a taco form. The place can get busy, especially the Bloor location, but impatient diners can download the restaurant’s app to order takeout ahead of time. RUNNER-UP

HIBISCUS

238 Augusta, 416-364-6183, hibiscuscafe.ca

BEST VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

GOLDEN TURTLE

125 Ossington, 416-531-1601 People typically fall into one of two camps when it comes to Vietnamese restaurants on the Ossington strip: Golden Turtle or Pho Tien Thanh. Regardless of the rivalry, the Golden Turtle is perpetually busy with takeout orders and dine- ins. The house pho special with all the trimmings – tripe, tendon, beef balls, raw beef – is a warm hug in an extra-large bowl, while the crispy spring rolls kiss your lips with a delicate, papery crunch. RUNNER-UP

PHO HUNG

350 Spadina, 416-593-4274, phohung.ca

BEST BARTENDER

TEDDY FURY - THE HORSESHOE TAVERN

370 Queen West, 416-598-4753, horseshoetavern. com, @HorseshoeTavern The Horseshoe’s Teddy Fury is practically as legendary as the tavern he’s worked at for almost 30 years. The best bartenders are great storytellers and Fury, a musician himself, has certainly collected some tales to share over his time behind the stick at one of Toronto’s most iconic music venues. RUNNER-UP

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112 Dundas St. West 416-340-0340

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150 King West, 416-916-0227, earls.ca

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ETHAN EISENBERG

248 Carlton Street | 416.968.9275

BEST ICE CREAM/GELATO

ED’S REAL SCOOP

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920 Queen East, 416-406-2525, and others, edsrealscoop.com, @Eds_Real_Scoop You know the ritual: you opt not to order dessert at the end of the meal because Ed’s is just down the street and there’s a cup of Mercury Espresso ice cream with your name on it. With more than 100 flavours, there’s always something new to try when you step up to the counter. Chili chocolate, pistachio, toasted marshmallow, blueberry pie, maple bacon – if you can think it, chances are Ed’s makes it. RUNNER-UP

LICK IT GELATO

250 Queens Quay West, 647-351-7177, lickitgelato.com BEST AFRICAN RESTAURANT

LALIBELA

869 Bloor West, 416-535-6615, and others, lalibelaethiopianrestaurant.com, @LalibelaToronto

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NAZARETH

969 Bloor West, 416-535-0797

BEST ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFET

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388 College, 647-748-1011, voodoochild.ca, @VoodooChildCafe

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MATTHEW TAYLOR OF MERCURY ESPRESSO

915 Queen East, 647-435-4779, mercuryespresso.com, @mercuryespresso

BEST BEER SELECTION

BAR VOLO

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587 Yonge, 416-928-0008, barvolo.com, @barvolo

467 Queen West, 416-603-3366, and others, ajisai.ca

THE ONLY CAFE

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1438 Dundas West, 647-352-9120, thefed.ca, @torontofederal

2248 Queen East, 647-343-8484

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ST URBAIN BAGEL BAKERY

St Lawrence Market, 93 Front East, 416-364-8305, stlawrencemarket.com/vendors/vendor_detail/103

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APIECALYPSE NOW VEGAN BAKERY 589 Markham, 416-800-1736

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BUNNER’S BAKESHOP

3054 Dundas West, 647-352- 2975, bunners.ca

BEST BARBECUE RESTAURANT

AAA BAR

138 Adelaide East, 416-850-2726, aaabar.ca, @tripleatoronto

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BARQUE

299 Roncesvalles, 416-532-7700, barque.ca, @barquebbq

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972 Danforth, theonlycafe.com

BEST BREAKFAST

FEDERAL RESERVE RUNNER-UP

898 Queen East, 647-351-7645, ladymarmalade.ca

BEST BRUNCH

INSOMNIA RESTAURANT

563 Bloor West, 647-887-2532, insomniacafe.com

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LADY MARMALADE

898 Queen East, 647-351-7645, ladymarmalade.ca

BEST BULK FOOD

MOBERLY NATURAL FOODS

2044 Danforth, 416-690-8868, moberlynaturalfoods.com

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2200 Yonge Street (Yonge/S. of Eglinton)

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BEST BURGER OVER $10

BEST CARIBBEAN RESTAURANT

1285 Bloor West, 416-530-2999, thewhippoorwill.com, @WhippoorwillTO

291 Augusta, 416-925-2223, leticolibri.com, @leticolibri

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REAL JERK

THE WHIPPOORWILL

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DANIEL ET DANIEL

285 Augusta, 416-913-7487, and others

248 Carlton, 416-968-9275, danieletdaniel.ca

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BURRITO BOYZ

218 Adelaide West, 647-439-4065, and others, burritoboyz.ca

BEST BUSINESS LUNCH

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PLAYING WITH FIRE KITCHEN 3419 Dundas West, 416-792-7553, playingwithfirekitchen.com

BEST CHEF

GABARDINE

TORONTO’S WEEKEND DESTINATION BEST CHICKEN WINGS

RUNNER-UP

842 Gerrard East, 416-463-6055, therealjerk.com, @realjerktoronto

143 Danforth, 416-463-3086, allens.to

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372 Bay, 647-352-3211, thegabardine.com, @thegarbdine

1588 Dundas West, 416-534-4794, cafe-bar-pasta.com

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GRANT VAN GAMERAN OF BAR ISABEL

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DRAKE ONE FIFTY

150 York, 416-363-6150, drakeonefifty.ca

797 College, 416-532-2222, barisabel.com, @barisabel797

BEST BUTCHER

HEALTHY BUTCHER

BEST CHICKEN WINGS

DUFF’S FAMOUS WINGS

565 Queen West, 416-674-2642, and others, thehealthybutcher.com, @healthybutcher

558 College West, 416-544-0100, and others, duffsfamouswings.ca

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SANAGAN’S MEAT LOCKER

Where Good Friends Come Together & New Friends Meet.

667 King West, 416-504-9912, wheatsheaf.ca

BEST CAESAR

BEST COCKTAIL BAR

110 Ossington, 416-533-1800, rocklobsterfood.com, @rocklobsterfood

472 Queen West, 416-868-4800, barcheftoronto.com, @barcheftoronto

ROCK LOBSTER

THE WHEAT SHEAF

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WHEAT SHEAF

176 Baldwin, 416-593-9747, sanagansmeatlocker.com, @sanagans

BARCHEF

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181 Bay, 416-308-5888, kijapanese.com

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480 King West, 416-367-0505, patriatoronto.com One of the shining jewels of restaurant group INK Entertainment is this sleek, sexy Spanish restaurant that has not only won over diners, but has also got critics venturing into the entertainment district on a Saturday night. It’s best to order a glass of red when enjoying the small plates of Patria’s traditional tapas menu, like house-baked bread with anchovies, blistered sweet peppers, salty marinated olives, jamon and Spanish goat’s milk cheeses. Do as the Spaniards do and split a few plates among friends while chatting the night away, but don’t leave before ordering the famous paella. RUNNER-UP

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181 Bathurst, 416-364-9320, 416snackbar.wordpress.com, @416snackbar


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1054½ Gerrard Street East | 647-352-6969 | aprilebambina.com Walk into Aprile’s and step back in time to the classic Mom and Pop Italian. From the red vinyl kitchen chairs and to the vintage Italian American Album covers on the wall, the whole feel is familiar and homey kitsch. And that homey goodness extends to the food! For starters, try the grilled Caesar with pancetta. Pizzas are made using “00” flour imported from Italy to ensure a light, tasty crust. There are the classic offerings as well as

pizzas like pear, walnut, gorgonzola or an impeccable wild mushroom. You’ll also find traditional pastas done well with the standout being a rigatoni with slow cooked beef cheek, burnt butter and pinenuts. A boutique selection of beers including Peroni is offered. Aprile’s wine list is simple, well-chosen and very affordable. Perfect for casual date night or a family meal.

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Hank’s

91/2 Church Street (north of Esplanade), 416-504-2657 | hanks9church.com Hank’s is a cafe diner in the St. Lawrence market area. It’s hip, upmarket vibe offers an ideal respite from the bustle of downtown. Menus are home-style and well executed. Notable are the various Eggs Bennies and the 2-Hander Sandwiches on thick, grainy bread. Hank’s espresso is some of the city’s best. The all-day breakfast is certainly a hit with the market crowd and creative types who want to

get some business done over a casual meal. Hank’s also works well to grab a latte and a homemade baked good. Take out is available but recommend eating in. A very cool and relaxing spot that is a sure hit for weekday brunch/lunch and weekend brunch. Morphs nicely into modish event space in the evenings. Fully Licensed.

GOOD TO KNOW: Must try dishes include Hank’s famous Breakfast Poutine with Hollandaise and soft poached egg in place of the usual gravy. Get your Lipitor Rx ready! Book your holiday party!

GASTRO PUB

MCGUGAN’S FINE SCOTTISH PUB

1058 Gerrard St. East @ Jones, 416-901-9859 | mcgugans.com

BEST PUB WINE BAR

McGugan’s is perhaps the best gastropub this side of the Don. It walks the line between being a solid neighbourhood local and a destination for Scots looking to claim their stake in a city full of Irish pubs. On tap are a dozen beers, mostly local craft products and staples like Tennants and Guinness. The food is comforting and classic pub fare with the usual pot pies, curry and burger as well as massive buttermilkbattered chicken wings. The Roast Beef Sannie —

thin-sliced beef served on a yorkshire pudding bun — is a must-try. This wee East end gem has live music every Friday and two of the best backyard patios in the city — a flower-festooned ground-level 60-seater and a rooftop bar with a big-screen TV, as well as a giant indoor TV. Thank you for voting for us! Book your holiday parties now!

GOOD TO KNOW: Live Music Every Friday, Outdoor Rooftop Patio TV, Open until 2am

THE WINE BAR BEST WINE BAR

9 Church Street (north of Esplanade), 416-504-9463 | 9church.com Wine Bar is the original wine and tapas venue in Toronto. The locally-sourced menu of sharing dishes changes monthly with every menu designed to create a broad palate of taste experiences. Wine pairing options abound. Roughly 25 different wines are available by the glass and plenty of those options are economically priced. The full wine list is 350 bottles long and features some rare and

eccentric finds. Wine Bar is the ideal venue for intimate dinners or engaging with your dining companions. Notable for its cozy, carefree ambience and its friendly low-key Chef’s bar. Thank you to all who voted for us!

GOOD TO KNOW: Mondays – No Corkage Fee. Tuesdays – $5 Wine features. Now booking holiday parties!

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BEST COFFEEHOUSE

FAHRENHEIT

120 Lombard, 647-896-1774, fahrenheitcoffee.com, @FahrenheitTO

RUNNER-UP

JIMMY’S COFFEE

191A Baldwin, 6473525466, jimmyscoffee.ca, @Jimmyscoffee

BEST CROISSANT

NADÈGE PATISSERIE

780 Queen West, 416-368-2009, nadege-patisserie.com, @nadegetoronto

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BEST FRENCH RESTAURANT

LE PAPILLON ON THE PARK

1001 Eastern, 416-649-1001, lepapillonpark.com

RUNNER-UP

LE SELECT BEST FRIES

RUNNER-UP

609 King West, 416-703-7775, wvrst.com, @wvrstbeerhall

THE DRAKE HOTEL

1150 Queen West, 416-531-5042, thedrakehotel.ca

BEST DELI

CAPLANSKY’S

356 College, 416-500-3852, caplansky.com, @caplansky

RUNNER-UP

YITZ’S

346 Eglinton West, 416-487-4506, yitzs.ca

BEST DELIVERY

796 Bloor West, 416-963-9360, and others, torontobanjara.com

BEST DESSERT

BUNNER’S BAKESHOP

3054 Dundas West, 647-352-2975, bunners.ca

RUNNER-UP

WANDA’S PIE IN THE SKY

287 Augusta, 416-236-7585, wandaspieinthesky.com, @WandaPieSky

BEST DIM SUM RESTAURANT

ROL SAN

323 Spadina, 416-977-1128

RUNNER-UP

LAI WAH HEEN

Best Cheap Eats

954 Queen East, 416-465-4111

546 College, 416-923-4138, kalendar.com, @kalendarbistro

RUNNER-UP

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RUNNER-UP

432 Wellington, 416-596-6405, leselect.ca

KALENDAR

BANJARA

(at Lansdowne)

CHIPPY’S

BEST DATE RESTAURANT

1352 St. Clair West, 416-654-6554, Frankspizzahouse.com

1285 BLOOR ST. WEST

504 Bloor West, 416-537-4417, and others, ghazale.ca

BEST CUPCAKE

FRANK’S PIZZA HOUSE

WHIPPOORWILL

RUNNER-UP

GHAZALE

893 Queen West, 416-866-7474, chippys.ca

3054 Dundas West, 647-352-2975, bunners.ca

The

TABÜLÈ

2009 Yonge, 416-483-3747, and other, tabule.ca

915 Queen West, 416-603-1935, clafouti.ca

RUNNER-UP

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BEST FISH & CHIPS

833 Queen West, 416-703-8005, and others, dlishcupcakes.com, @dlishcupcakes

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1348 Dundas West, 647-347-4161, fullofbeansroastery.com

RUNNER-UP

CLAFOUTI

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RUNNER-UP

FULL OF BEANS COFFEE HOUSE AND ROASTERY

108 Chestnut, 416-977-9899, laiwahheen.com

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RUNNER-UP

FIVE GUYS

329 Yonge, 416-591-0404, fiveguys.ca

BEST FRUIT

FIESTA FARMS

200 Christie, 416-537-1235, fiestafarms.ca, @fiestafarms

RUNNER-UP

OXFORD FRUIT

255 Augusta, 416-979-1796

BEST GASTRO-PUB

HABITS GASTROPUB

928 College, 416-533-7272, habitsgastropub.com, @HabitsGastropub

RUNNER-UP

BELLWOODS BREWERY

124 Ossington, 416-535-4586, bellwoodsbrewery.com, @HabitsGastropub

BEST GOURMET

WHOLE FOODS

87 Avenue, 416-944-0500, wholefoodsmarket.com, @wholefoods

RUNNER-UP

PUSATERI’S

57 Yorkville, 416-785-9100, and others, pusateris.com

BEST GOURMET TAKEOUT

MCEWAN

38 Karl Fraser, 416-444-6262, mcewan.mcewangroup.ca

RUNNER-UP

BEST DINER

DANIEL ET DANIEL

THE LAKEVIEW

1132 Dundas West, 416-850-8886, thelakeviewrestaurant.ca

RUNNER-UP

248 Carlton, 416968-9275, danieletdaniel.ca

1164 Yonge, 416-923-3122, rosedalediner.com, @RosedaleDiner

BEST GREASY SPOON

ROSEDALE DINER

MARS

BEST DONUT

432 College, 416-921-6332

GLORY HOLE

1596 Queen West, 647-352-4848, gloryholedoughnuts.com, @GHoleDoughnuts

RUNNER-UP

THROUGH BEING COOL

431 College 416.603.3090 sneaky-dees.com

1277 Bloor West, 416-998-3321, throughbeingcoolvegan.com

BEST ESPRESSO

COMMON

1071 College, 416-546-7789

RUNNER-UP

VESTA LUNCH

474 Dupont, 416-537-4318

BEST GREEK RESTAURANT

ASTORIA

390 Danforth, 416-463-2838, and others, astoriashishkebobhouse.com

RUNNER-UP

MEZES

456 Danforth, 416-778-5150, mezes.ca

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120 DINER

120 Church Street (just south of Richmond), 416-792-7725 | 120diner.com 120 Diner chef Richard Henry excels at crafting exceptional comfort food. The portions are big and the kitchen takes pride in quality and freshness. Located near St. Lawrence Market and the financial district, 120 Diner is ideal for a satisfying business lunch or dinner. In the evening, the stage comes alive with comedy, live music or karaoke. Sunday features Jazz Brunch, and the popular Wednesday night “Latin

Live” dazzles with live Latin music, dancing and an authentic tapas menu. The kitchen is open Fridays & Saturdays until 4 am, catering to post-pub and club crowds, (be sure to try out Henry’s decadent and unique Chicken Skins!). Also a great spot for corporate bookings & private events.

Tue-Thur 11:30am to 2am • Fri 11:30am to 4am • Sat Brunch 10am to 3pm, open until 4am Sunday Brunch 10am to 3pm. Closed Mondays

FRENCH CUISINE

BATIFOLE

744 Gerrard St East, 416-462-9965 | batifole.ca

RESTAUR ANT

Hailed as the best french cuisine in Chinatown East, Batifole offers up a menu teaming with classic comfort foods from the south of France. Duck rillettes, brandade de morue, cassoulet royale, souflees and an extensive wine offering take front and centre in the cozy dining room that has been

Riverdale’s hidden gem for over 10 years. Fresh and exciting things are always being cooked up under the hand of new chef-owner Pascal Geffroy that are sure to delight.

MAINS: Cote de Veau farci au Fromage de Chevre Frais Jambon Cru et Sauce Marsala

Appetizers: Melange de Terrine Maison et ses Condiment, Moules Mariniere ou a la Provencale

Come see what we’re all about! Bon Appetit!

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HAWTHORNE FOOD & DRINK

60 Richmond Street East (just west of Church), 647-930-9517 | hawthorneto.ca Local. Seasonal. Sustainable. Our chefs put a spin on modern comfort food using fresh seasonal ingredients from Ontario’s agricultural bounty. Classic techniques are used to transform simple dishes into the extraordinary. The menu changes frequently but the result is always the same — Delicious! Hawthorne is the enterprise arm of the Hospitality Workers Training Centre.

When you eat at Hawthorne Food & Drink you’re participating in an age-old tradition that sees hospitality as a meaningful two-way relationship. We provide a great food experience, you support training for good jobs in Toronto’s hospitality industry. LunCH: 11am - 3pm M-F Dinner: 5pm - 10pm T-S

AUTUMN PRIX FIXE MENU: 2 course lunch $15, 3 course dinner $25, Daily Drink drink specials!

MEXICAN

EL RINCON

653 St. Clair Ave. We, 416-656-1059 | elrinconmexicano.ca Mexican food is not only about tacos and burritos. Mexican cuisine goes far beyond that and more. It’s all about a culinary passion that defines the tradition of an ancient culture, that submerge us into a feast of spices and herbs, ready to please our palate. This passion has been applied and shared in Toronto for 10 years now, and it will continue to deliver the message by an established Mexican family running the show.

All dishes are prepared right on the spot with fresh ingredients and flavourful Mexican spices. El Rincon’s Cantina doesn’t fall behind with its extended tequila bar, traditional Margaritas and unique Mexican drinks. We invite you to enjoy a culinary ride in a traditional way so you’ll be coming back for more!

APPETIZERS: Guacamole Ranchero, Frijoles Refritos Con Queso, Queso Fundido, Chilaquiles

MAINS: Chiles en Nogada, Enchiladas Poblanas, Mole Poblano

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LalibelaEthiopianRestaurant.com

869 BLOOR ST. W (E. OF OSSINGTON) 416.535.6615 1202 DANFORTH AVE (@ GREENWOOD) 416.645.0486

DAVID LAURENCE

Reservations recommended

BEST GREEN GROCER

KARMA FOOD CO-OP

739 Palmerston, 416-534-1470, karmacoop.org, @KarmaCoop

BEST ESPRESSO THANK YOU VOTERS! 1348 Dundas St West • fullofbeansroastery.com

RUNNER-UP

FIESTA FARMS

200 Christie, 416-537-1235, fiestafarms.ca, @fiestafarms

BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT

LAHORE TIKKA HOUSE

1365 Gerrard East, 416-406-1668, lahoretikkahouse.com, @lahoretikka

BUCA

604 King West, 416-865-1600, buca.ca

BEST JAMAICAN

REAL JERK

842 Gerrard East, 416-463-6055, therealjerk.com, @RealJerkToronto

@PulpkitchenTO

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690 Bloor West, 416-538-9747

BEST MARTINI

EAT MY MARTINI

648 College, 416-516-2549, eatmymartini.ca, @EatMyMartini

RUNNER-UP

ROOF LOUNGE AT PARK HYATT

4 Avenue, 416-924-5471, parktoronto.hyatt.com, @HyattConcierge

BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT

MILAGRO

5 Mercer Street, 416-850-2855, milagrorestaurant.com

RUNNER-UP

FONDA LOLA

854 Bathurst, 416-535-5683, oneloveveg.com

BEST MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT

BEST JUICE BAR

2009 Yonge, 416-483-3747, and others, tabule.ca

348 Danforth, 416-466-2129, thebigcarrot.ca, @the_bigcarrot

LEVANT RESTAURANT

THE BIG CARROT RUNNER-UP

PULP KITCHEN

717-1/2 Queen East, 416-461-4612, pulpkitchen.ca, @pulpkitchento

TABULE

RUNNER-UP

3175 Rutherford, 905-738-3788, levantrestaurant.ca

BEST MIXOLOGIST

STEVE McKEON- SMALL TOWN FOOD CO.

BEST KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

1263 Queen West, 416-538-7695, smalltownbar.com

550 Danforth, 416-466-0400, and others, pizzerialibretto.com, @PizzaLibretto

BRYN BRATTON WALL - THIS END UP

PIZZERIA LIBRETTO RUNNER-UP

SEVEN NUMBERS

516 Eglinton West, 416-322-5183, sevennumbers.com

BEST KOREAN RESTAURANT

RUNNER-UP

1454 Dundas West, 647-347-8700, thisendup.ca, @thisendupTO

BEST ORGANIC

THE BIG CARROT

BUK CHANG DONG

348 Danforth, 416-466-2129, thebigcarrot.ca, @the_bigcarrot

RUNNER-UP

KARMA CO-OP

691 Bloor West, 416-537-0972

628 Bloor West, 416-536-0290

1099 Yonge St 416 968 2011 • 780 Queen St W 416.368.2009 • nadege-patisserie.com

RUNNER-UP

942 Queen West, 647-706-9105, fondalola.ca

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BANH MI BOYS

RUNNER-UP

ONE LOVE VEGETARIAN

pulpkitchen.ca

BEST LUNCH UNDER $10

TACOS EL ASADOR

RUNNER-UP

NEW LOCATION 565 Danforth @ Carlaw • 416.463.7857 717 1/2 Queen St. E. @ Broadview • 416.461.4612

TORITO

276 Augusta, 416-961-7373, toritorestaurant.com

RUNNER-UP

796 Bloor West, 416-963-9360, torontobanjara.com

57 Adelaide East, 416-203-3093, and others, terroni.ca, @terronito

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RUNNER-UP

392 Queen West, 416-363-0588, and others, banhmiboys.com, @banhmiboys

TERRONI

BEST JUICE BAR in Toronto

690 Bloor West, 416-538-9747

BANJARA

BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Category

BEST LATIN RESTAURANT

TACOS EL ASADOR

BEST LATE NIGHT RESTAURANT

INSOMNIA

563 Bloor West, 416-588-3907, insomniacafe.com

RUNNER-UP

THE LAKEVIEW

1132/1134 Dundas West, 416-850-8886, thelakeviewrestaurant.ca

RUNNER-UP

739 Palmerston, 416-534-1470, karmacoop.org, @KarmaCoop

BEST PATTY

PATTY KING

187 Baldwin, 416-977-3191

RUNNER-UP

RANDY’S

1569 Eglinton West, 416-781-5313

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BEST PIZZA

PIOLA FAMOSI PER LA PIZZA 1165 Queen West, 416-477-4652, piola.it

RUNNER-UP

FRANK’S PIZZA HOUSE

1352 St. Clair West, 416-654-6554, frankspizzahouse.com, @pizzafranks

BEST PIZZA SLICE

PIZZAIOLO

550 Yonge, and others, 416-515-9090, pizzaiolo.ca, @_PIZZAIOLO_

650 1/2 Queen West, 647-352-5700, northofbrooklyn.com, @northofbrooklyn

BEST POOL HALL

RIVOLI

332 Queen West, 416-596-1908, rivoli.ca, @TheRivoli

RUNNER-UP

PEGASUS

489B Church, 416-927-8832, pegasusonchurch.com, @Pegasusonchurch

BEST POUTINE

THE ROSEDALE DINER

1164 Yonge, 416-822-9120, rosedalediner.com

RUNNER-UP

SMOKE’S POUTINERIE

Reservations for groups of 8 or more

348 Danforth, 416-466-2129, thebigcarrot.ca

RUNNER-UP

THE HEALTHY BUTCHER

STOUT IRISH PUB RUNNER-UP

MCGUGAN’S

1058 Gerrard East, 416-901-9859, mcgugans.com

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91 Dundas East, 647-748-1717, santouka.co.jp/en

BEST ROTI

GANDHI

ISLAND FOODS

221 Carlton, 647-344-7676, stoutirishpub.ca, @stoutirishpubTO

2248 QUEEN ST E 647-343-8484

RUNNER-UP

SANTOUKA

BEST PREPARED FOOD

BEST PUB

Thank you Toronto!

KINTON

51 Baldwin, 647-748-8900, kintonramen.com, @KintonRamen

554 Queen West, 416-504-8155, gandhicuisine.ca

565 Queen West, 416-674-2642, thehealthybutcher.com, @healthybutcher

BEST BAGEL

BEST RAMEN

218 Adelaide West, 416-599-2873, and others, smokespoutinerie.com, @poutinerie

BIG CARROT

220 KING STREET WEST. elcaballito.ca 416 628 9838

DAVID LAURENCE

RUNNER-UP

NORTH OF BROOKLYN

RUNNER-UP

1182 King West, 416-532-6298, and others, island-foods.com

BEST SCENE

SWEATY BETTY’S 13 Ossington, 416-535-6861

RUNNER-UP

PATRIA

480 King West, 416-367-0505, patriatoronto.com

BEST SERVER

STEVIE RAE AT THE CALEDONIAN 856 College, 416-577-7472, thecaledonian.ca

RUNNER-UP

BEST PUB GRUB

HANNAH AT THE WESTERLY KITCHEN AND BAR

454 Parliament, 416-925-4074, houseonparliament.com, @HOP_TO

BEST SPLURGE RESTAURANT

HOUSE ON PARLIAMENT RUNNER-UP

3030

3030 Dundas West, 416-769-5736, 3030dundaswest.com

413 Roncesvalles, 416-551-6660, thewesterlyrestaurant.com

WOODLOT

293 Palmerston, 647-342-6307, woodlotrestaurant.com, @WoodlotTO


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BEST THAI RESTAURANT

SALAD KING

340 Yonge, 416-593-0333, saladking.com, @SaladKingTO

RUNNER-UP

PAI

18 Duncan, paitoronto.com, @paitoronto_jeff

BEST VEGAN RESTAURANT

HOGTOWN VEGAN

834 Bloor West, 416-901-9779, hogtownvegan.com, @hogtownvegan

RUNNER-UP

LIVE ORGANIC FOOD BAR

264 Dupont, 416-515-2002, livefoodbar.com, @livefoodbar

BEST WINE BAR

WINE BAR

9 Church, 416-504-9463, 9church.com, @WineBar9Church

RUNNER-UP

RUNNER-UP

GEORGE

111 Queen East, 416-863-6006, georgeonqueen.com

MIDFIELD WINEBAR

1434 Dundas West, 647-345-7005, midfieldwinebar.com, @MidfieldWineBar

BEST SPORTS BAR

RUNNER-UP

183 Queen St. East 416.603.9702 • longboardhaven.com

@longboard_haven #tellyourmom

ENOTECA SOCIALE

1288 Dundas West, 416-534-1200, sociale.ca, @enotecasociale

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RUNNER-UP

TURF LOUNGE

330 Bay, 416-367-2111, turflounge.com, @turflounge

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BEST WINE LIST

REAL SPORTS BAR

15 York, 416-815-7325, realsports.ca/BarAndGrill/Toronto, @RealSports

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GEORGE RESTAURANT

BEST WINGS!

111 Queen East, 416-863-6006, georgeonqueen.com

BEST STEAK FRITES

LE SELECT

432 Wellington West, 416-596-6405, leselect.ca

RUNNER-UP

THE DRAKE HOTEL

1604 Bayview Ave (south of Eglinton) 416-544-0100

1150 Queen West, 416-531-5042, thedrakehotel.ca

BEST SUPERMARKET

FIESTA FARMS

200 Christie, 416-537-1235, fiestafarms.ca, @fiestafarms

RUNNER-UP

558 College St West (west of Bathurst) 416-963-4446

LOBLAWS

10 Lower Jarvis, 416-304-0611, and others, loblaws.ca, @LoblawsON

BEST TACO

EL CABALLITO

9360 Bathurst St, Unit 1 (Bathurst & Rutherford) 416-963-4446

220 King West, 416-628-9838, elcaballito.ca

RUNNER-UP

LA CARNITA

501 College, 416-964-1555, lacarnita.com, @la_carnita

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DESIGN EVENT

TORONTO DESIGN OFFSITE FESTIVAL

todesignoffsite.com, @todesignoffsite The yearly citywide platform for indie design mount some of the most engaging and provocative visual displays. It’s more than just a festival where you stand around and look at things – many of TO DO’s exhibits and workshops are immersive and interactive. The festival introduces the public to new and established Canadian designers and is a great excuse for leaving your house in the middle of January. RUNNER-UP

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Direct Energy Centre, 416-960-3680, oneofakindshow.com/toronto/index.php, @ooak_toronto

BEST AUDIO EQUIPMENT STORE

BAY BLOOR RADIO

MICHAEL WATIER

55 Bloor West, 416-967-1122, baybloorradio.com, @baybloorradio For over 60 years, Bay Bloor has been the hottest spot for filling all your audio needs. Want to DJ? It’s got you covered with the coolest headphones. Still yearning to hear vinyl? Get that turntable here. That’s because Bay Bloor honours tradition while staying ahead of the trends. Sure, you could shop online, but nothing beats getting the real lowdown on products from their super-knowledgeable staff. Not a tech guru? Bay Bloor Radio also offers universal remote control programming, flat panel TV mounting, home theatre set-up, pre-wiring and more to make your life easier. RUNNER-UP

MOOG AUDIO

HENRY’S

119 Church, 416-868-0872, and others, henrys.com, @henryscamera Henry’s is the go-to for camera equipment whether you’re at the pro or entry level. You can learn how to use the stuff, too, at its extensive School of Imaging program that includes courses like Astrophotography 101 and The Practical (Secret) Life Of DSLR Cameras. Its photo-imaging department can bring your Instagram photos to life in seconds via easy Kodak Instant Print kiosks. Looking for a sweet deal? Check out Henry’s selection of used still and video equipment. RUNNER-UP

VISTEK

496 Queen East, 416-365-1777, vistek.ca, @Vistek

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BANG FITNESS

610 Queen West, 416-777-2264, bangfitness.com This gym is serious about fitness, and it shows in the results its members see. Hard work is non-negotiable, but these guys know what they’re doing and are sure to whip you into shape. No barre classes or flirty fitness here: group classes include kettlebells and power lifting. Members get the benefit of customized program design, group conditioning classes, nutritional education, serious accountability and support from the gym’s trainers. RUNNER-UP

HARD CANDY FITNESS

416 977 3113

165 GEARY AVE 2ND FLR (NEAR DUFFERIN & DUPONT)

382 Yonge, 416-979-1645, hardcandyfitnesstoronto.com, @HCFToronto

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BEST JEWELLERY STORE

FAITH ACTION JUSTICE

ELLE HARDWARE

695 Queen West, 416-360-0333, ellehardware.com, @ElleHardware This indie sister-owned boutique on Queen West offers a mix of classic and edgy statement items, along with a bunch of local and artisanal brands. The stock spans a huge price range to satisfy the wallets of thrifty students and budding socialites alike. Shop here if you don’t want to be caught wearing the same earrings/necklace/ring as every other fashion-obsessed girl in town. Also: don’t miss the shop’s apparel selection by co-owner and local designer Hilary MacMillan. RUNNER-UP

MADE YOU LOOK

1338 Queen West, 416-463-2136, madeyoulook.ca, @myljewellery

BEST LEATHER STORE

NORTHBOUND LEATHER

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586 Yonge, 416-972-1037, northbound.com, @MsBehaved All about celebrating bodies of all shapes and sizes, with stylish leather jackets, corsets and kinky dungeon gear, Northbound has what you’re looking for. If it doesn’t, you can place a custom order. Shy shopper? The store has a discreet back door and offers private consultations for high-profile clientele. Exhibitionist? Check out Northbound’s monthly fetish nights. While the shop is best known for its leather work, be sure to check out the impressive selection of latex for men and women. RUNNER-UP

RUDSAK

315 Queen West, 416-595-9661, rudsak.com, @rudsakcanada

BEST SEX SUPPLIES STORE

493 Queen West, 416-504-7934, comeasyouare.com This worker-owned sex shop is known for its friendly, knowledgeable and, perhaps most importantly, non-judgmental staff and its anti-capitalist and sex-positive mandate. Stocked with kegel exercisers, Japanese condoms, penis pumps, sexy games and much more, CAYA’s a one-stop shop for people looking to re-energize their sex life. Want to upgrade your skills? Check out the store’s classes, including Pop His Rocket, Practical Tantra for Every Day and 50 Shades of Play. RUNNER-UP

GOOD FOR HER

175 Harbord, 416-588-0900, goodforher.com, @goodforher

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BODY BLUE

199 Danforth, 416-778-7601, and other, bodyblue.ca, @BODYBLUEDENIM Your destination for designer and high-quality denim, Body Blue isn’t the cheapest in town, but you’ll find jeans that fit right and last a long time. Staff are super-friendly and knowledgeable without being too pushy. Need more than pants? The shops also carry a great selection of knits, outwear, accessories and more. Check out Canadian lines like Line Knitwear and Mackage to support our homegrown fashion industry. RUNNER-UP

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BEST SHOE STORE

BEST ANIMAL HOSPITAL

YOUNG AND TAE

QUEEN WEST ANIMAL HOSPITAL

630a Queen West, 416-901-9887, youngandtae.com This newish indie shoe shop is all about quality materials and reasonable prices. Also, comfort. No more limping your way home from work or the bar! If you can’t find your dream shoe or fit on its shelves, take advantage of its mix-and-match program that allows you to create your own custom design with the help of store staff. Shop online and enjoy free shipping on purchases over $100.

923 Queen West, 416-815-8387, queenwestvets.com

RUNNER-UP

KEW BEACH ANIMAL HOSPITAL

1737 Queen East, 416-778-4598, kewbeachvets.com, @kewbeachvet

BEST ART SUPPLY STORE

ARTICULATIONS

RUNNER-UP

2928 Dundas West, 416-901-7464, articulations.ca, @_ARTiculations_

GET OUTSIDE

437 Queen West, 416-593-5598, and others, getoutsideshoes.com

RUNNER-UP

CURRY’S

1153 Queen West, 416-536-7878 and other locations, currys.com, @CurrysArtStore

BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE

DOLL FACTORY BY DAMZELS

BEST BEAUTY SPA

ALLURE BODY BAR

1122 Queen East, 416-598-0509, and other, damzels.com, @damzels All pink and playful and rock ’n’ roll, Doll Factory by Damzels is where women shop for quirky and flirty frocks that stand out in a crowd. In addition to in-house brand Damzels, you’ll find vintage-inspired garments from the likes of Bettie Page, Heartbreaker and Pinup Couture. The shop is also known for throwing some pretty killer theme parties, so keep an eye on the site (damzels.com) to make sure you don’t miss out on the fun.

735 Danforth Avenue, 416-461-2400, allurebodybar.com, @AllureBodyBar

RUNNER-UP

PURE + SIMPLE

41 Avenue and other locations, 416-924-6555, pureandsimple.ca, @Pure_and_Simple

RUNNER-UP

2116-J Queen East, 416-686-0836, yokafashions.com

BEST WORKOUT STUDIO

PRANA FITNESS

2245 Queen East, 416-937-5158, pranafitness.com

MARK COATSWORTH

BARREWORKS

RUNNER-UP

BEST BICYCLE MECHANIC

24 Bellair, 416-920-0000, rolostore.com Rolo’s Yorkville location is an emporium of wonderful finds and unique gifts. If you don’t want to shop in the neighbourhood, the online store doesn’t disappoint. From notebooks with cat covers to floating pug bath plugs, amuse-mints and classy watches, there’s really something here for everyone on your list. The shop also accepts phone orders and staff are happy to provide gift suggestions to those unsure of what to buy for a particular occasion or personality.

74 Springhurst, 647-771-1650, Metrocycleto.com, @metrocycleto

ROLO

YOKA FASHIONS

625 Queen West 3rd Floor, 416-362-2773, and other, barreworks.ca, @barreworksto Working out sucks, but it sucks a lot less at Barreworks. Some might even call it fun. This is the go-to studio for dance-inspired workouts set to great music. You’ll be too busy grooving and sashaying to think about how much your glutes burn. Instructors are experienced and often professional dancers. Short on time? Barreworks has quickie classes on weekdays that are perfect for lunchtime. If you want to change things up, the studio also offers spin and yoga classes.

BEST UNIQUE GIFT STORE

METROCYCLETO RUNNER-UP

CYCLE SOLUTIONS

444 Parliament, 417-691-0091, and other, cycle-solutions.com, @cyclesolutions_

BEST BICYCLE STORE

SWITCHBACK CYCLERY 651 Queen East, 416-466-6776, switchbackcyclery.ca

RUNNER-UP

BATEMAN’S BICYCLE COMPANY 913 Bathurst, 416-538-2453, batemansbikeco.com, @batemansbikeco

BEST BODY PIERCING

ADRENALINE TATTOOS

RUNNER-UP

239 Queen West, 416-913-8805, adrenalinetoronto.com, @adrenalinetat2

1114 Queen East, 416-546-8464, and other, artsmarket.ca, @ArtsMarket

SIX-EXOTIX STUDIOS

ARTS MARKET

RUNNER-UP

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475 King East, 416-861-9511, camsautoservice.com

RUNNER-UP

SPEEDY AUTO SERVICE 1750 Danforth, 416-465-3515, speedy.com

BEST CAR SHARE SERVICE

CAR2GO

1.855.454.1002, car2go.com/en/toronto, @car2go

RUNNER-UP

AUTOSHARE

26 Soho, Suite 203, 416-340-7888, autoshare.com, @AutoShare

BEST CELL PHONE PROVIDER

TELUS MOBILITY

Toronto Eaton Centre - 220 Yonge, 416-205-9489, and others, telusmobility.com, @TELUS

RUNNER-UP

KOODO MOBILE

260 Yonge, 416-591-5146, and others, koodomobile.com, @koodo

BEST COMICS AND COLLECTIBLES

PLANET X

2227 Queen East, 416-698-8950, eplanetx.com

RUNNER-UP

THE BEGUILING BOOKS & ART 601 Markham, 416-533-9168, beguilingbooksandart.com, @TheBeguiling

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BEST COMPUTER STORE

BEST DESIGN FIRM (ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR OR PRODUCT)

CANADA COMPUTERS 343 College, 416-929-7556, and others, canadacomputers.com, @CC_Deals

MASON STUDIO

18 Hook Suite 203, 416-761-9736, mason-studio.com, @mason_studio

RUNNER-UP

APPLE STORE

RUNNER-UP

KENDALL & CO.

Toronto Eaton Centre - 220 Yonge, 647-258-0801, and others, apple.com

227 Carlton, 416-363-9914, kendallandco.ca, @kendallandco

BEST CONCEPT STORE

BEST DESIGN STORE

CRYWOLF RUNNER-UP

LEN - DEMOCRATIC PURVEYORS OF FINE ART & BEAUTIFUL THINGS

670 Queen West, 416-769-9732, loganandfinley.com, @loganandfinley

KENDALL & CO

91 Ossington, 647-729-7078, crywolfclothing.com, @crywolfclothing

698 Coxwell, 647-894-3753, len4all.com, @len4all

LOGAN & FINLEY

RUNNER-UP

227 Carlton, 416-363-9914, kendallandco.ca, @kendallandco

BEST CONDO DEVELOPER

STREETCAR

43 Davies, 416-686-9199, streetcar.ca, @STREETCARlofts

RUNNER-UP

DANIELS

20 Queen West Suite 3400, 416-598-2129, danielshomes.ca, @thedanielscorp

BEST CONSIGNMENT CLOTHING AND ACCESSORY STORE

HAUTE CLASSICS

1454 Yonge, 416-922-7900, hauteclassics.com, @HauteClassics

RUNNER-UP

FASHIONABLY YOURS

709 Queen West, 647-802-9687, fashionablyyours.com/, @ShopFY

KATHRYN GAITENS

BEST CAR SERVICE

CAM’S AUTO SERVICE

BEST DOCTOR

DR. CHRISTINE PALMAY

110 Eglinton East Suite 702, 416-486-3300, midtownhwc.ca

RUNNER-UP

BEST COSTUME STORE

THEATRIX COSTUME HOUSE

165 Geary 2nd floor, 416-977-3113, theatrixcostumehouse.com, @TheatrixCostume

RUNNER-UP

MALABAR

14 McCaul, 416-598-2581, malabar.net, @malabartoronto

BEST DENTIST

BEST DEPARTMENT STORE

77 Bloor West, 416-967-4212, yorkvillesmiles.com

176 Yonge, 416-861-9111, and others, thebay.com, @thehudsonsbayco

RUNNER-UP

RUNNER-UP

DR. JUDY STURM

DR. NATALIE ARCHER ARCHER DENTAL 600 Sherbourne, 416-964-9070, and other, archerdental.ca, @archerdentalca

HUDSON’S BAY

HOLT RENFREW

50 Bloor West, 416-922-2333, and others, holtrenfrew.com/, @HoltRenfrew

DR. MARK LINDER KING WEST VILLAGE MEDICAL CENTRE

626 King West Suite 201, 416-7031313, kingwestmedical.com

BEST FLORIST

THE CHOCOLATE TULIP

1251 Yonge, 416-921-5559, thechocolatetulip.com, @chocolatetulip1


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ELLYN LILLY

2190 Queen East, 416-731-6258, ellynlilly.com, @EllynLilly

BEST FURNITURE STORE

URBAN MODE

145 Tecumseth, 416-591-8834, urbanmode.com, @theurbanmode

RUNNER-UP

CB2

651 Queen West, 416-366-2828, cb2.com, @CB2tweets

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GRASSROOTS

408 Bloor West, 416-944-1993, and other, grassrootsstore.com, @GrassrootsStore

RUNNER-UP

ECO-EXISTENCE

766 St. Clair West, 416-652-0808, ecoexistence.ca, @ecoexistenceTO

BEST HAIR SALON OR BARBERSHOP

WORLDSALON

132 Adelaide East, 416-594-1402, world.ca, @_worldsalon

RUNNER-UP

BOB+PAIGE

239 Danforth ave, 416-850-9719, bobandpaige.com, @bobandpaige

BEST INTERNET PROVIDER

TEKSAVVY

1-877-779-1575, teksavvy.com, @TekSavvyBuzz

RUNNER-UP

BELL

1-800-667-0123, bell.ca, @Bell

BEST BRUNCh

KATHRYN GAITENS

BEST GREEN STORE

BEST INTRODUCTION/DATING SERVICE

OKCUPID

okcupid.com, @okcupid

RUNNER-UP

TINDER

gotinder.com, @Tinder

BEST LANGUAGE SCHOOL/ CLASSES

GOETHE-INSTITUT

BEST MALL

YORKDALE

...and good night

RUNNER-UP

BEST LATE NIGHT RESTAURANT

3401 Dufferin, 416-789-3261, yorkdale.com, @YorkdaleStyle

EATON CENTRE

220 Yonge, 416-598-8560, torontoeatoncentre.com, @toeatoncentre

BEST MANICURE AND PEDICURE

TIPS NAIL BAR

100 University North Tower Suite 201, 416-593-5257, goethe.de/ toronto, @GoetheToronto

848 Danforth, 416-405-8477, tipsnailbar.ca, @TipsNailBar

RUNNER-UP

RUNNER-UP

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE

24 Spadina, 416-922-2014 and other others, alliance-francaise.ca, @AFdeToronto

7 DAYS A WEEK

LUX SPA FOR HANDS AND FEET

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BEST MEN’S CLOTHING STORE

BEST TOY STORE

GOTSTYLE MENSWEAR

SILLY GOOSE KIDS

2054 Danforth, 647-341-4400, sillygoosekids.tumblr.com

489 King West, 416-260-9696, gsmen.com, @gotstyle

RUNNER-UP

TREASURE ISLAND TOYS

RUNNER-UP

NOMAD

581 Danforth, 416-778-4913, treasureislandtoys.ca

819 Queen West, 416-202-8777, nomadshop.net, @nomadtoronto

BEST TRAVEL AGENT

BEST NEWSSTAND/MAGAZINE STORE

FLIGHT CENTRE

CHAPTERS/INDIGO

639 Bay, 1-866-388-4271, and others, flightcentre.ca, @FlightCentreCA

Toronto Eaton Centre - 220 Yonge and other locations, 416-591-3622, chapters.indigo.ca, @chaptersindigo

RUNNER-UP

THE ADVENTURE TRAVEL COMPANY

RUNNER-UP

TYPE BOOKS

883 Queen West, 416-366-8973, typebooks.ca, @typebooks

BEST ONLINE RETAILER KATHRYN GAITENS

SOOP SOOP

168 Gladstone, 647-748-7667, soopsoop.ca, @shopsoopsoop

RUNNER-UP

ETSY

etsy.com, @etsy

BEST OPTICAL STORE

SPECTACLE

752 Queen West, 416-603-0123, and others, spectaclelovesyou.com, @SpectacleLovesU

RUNNER-UP

EYE CANDY OPTICIANS 2244 Queen East, 416-454-6222, eyecandyopticiansltd.com, @eyecandytoronto

BEST PET STORE

WAG ON THE DANFORTH

1918 Danforth, 647-349-8263, wagonthedanforth.com, @WagDanforth1

RUNNER-UP

THE DOG MARKET

2116 Queen East, 416-699-1313, thedogmarket.ca

BEST SKATE SHOP

LONGBOARD HAVEN 183 Queen East, 416-603-9702, longboardhaven.com

RUNNER-UP

BOARDSPORTS

2010 Yonge, 416-485-9463, boardsports.ca

BEST SPORTING GOODS STORE

RUNNER-UP

ATOMIC DESIGN

965 Queen West, 416-912-2358, atomicdesign.ca, @atomicdesignca

BEST VITAMIN/HERBALIST STORE

THE BIG CARROT

348 Danforth, 416-466-2129, thebigcarrot.ca, @the_bigcarrot

RUNNER-UP

ESSENCE OF LIFE

50 Kensington, 416-506-0345, essenceoflifeorganics.com

BEST UNISEX CLOTHING STORE

BEST WEIGHT LOSS CLINIC

1662 Queen West, 647-348-7060, northstandard.com

WEIGHT WATCHERS

NORTH STANDARD TRADING POST

SLIMBAND

416-482-2033, slimband.com

RUNNER-UP

weightwatchers.ca

RUNNER-UP

LEIGH & HARLOW

634 Queen West, 647-430-7774, and other, shoplandh.com, @leighandharlow

BEST VINTAGE CLOTHING STORE

RUNNER-UP

672 Queen West, 416-504-7126, cabaretvintage.com

2665 Yonge, 416-485-1611, and others, sportinglife.ca, @sportinglifecan

COURAGE MY LOVE

SPORTING LIFE

PIED A TERRE

1114 Queen East Lower Level, 647-348-6025, pied-a-terre.ca, @ PiedaterreTo

408 King West, 416-345-9726, atcadventure.com

MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT CO-OP

400 King West, 416-340-2667, mec.ca, @mec

BEST VINTAGE FURNITURE STORE

CABARET RUNNER-UP

14 Kensington, 416-979-1992

Hosted by Kris Reyes and Liem Vu from The Morning Show on Global Back by popular demand, Juno Award Winning Jazz Vocalist

MOLLY JOHNSON

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Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area

FREE EVENT!

Enjoy complimentary hot apple cider & cookies!

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Thank you to NOW Magazine readers Best Manicure and Pedicure

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Best Hair Salon 2014!

photo credit: Ivan Otis

Proud to be your choice for sustainable beauty for 25 years.

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MUSIC BEST BAND

FUCKED UP

matadorrecords.com/fucked_up, @FUCKEDUP Hardcore punks Fucked Up’s 2014 album, Glass Boys, explores themes of aging and proved that, sonically, the six-piece can’t be pinned down. This summer at the über-familyfriendly outdoor Field Trip concert, frontman Damian Abraham trundled out into the crowd, shirtless and snarling, but also brought his young son onstage to participate – a far cry from the sweaty basements the band started out in. But debuting Glass Boys at Long Winter Fest and playing back-to-back shows at the Horseshoe (as they did recently with Vag Halen and Alvvays) prove they can be less hardcore but still entrenched as hell in the city’s scene. RUNNER-UP

THE LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA

lemonbucket.com, @lemonbucket

BEST LIVE MUSIC CLUB

THE HORSESHOE TAVERN

370 Queen West, 416-598-4753, horseshoetavern.com, @HorseshoeTavern Can’t stop, won’t stop. Sixty-seven years into existence on Queen West, the ’Shoe doesn’t know how to quit. The tavern continues to be a destination venue for some of the best, buzziest international acts (Temples and the War on Drugs in the last year, for example), while remaining home to events with strong local connections (the Skydiggers Christmas show) and hosting free new music nights every Tuesday. And it was undoubtedly one of the hottest spots during NXNE. Even at 3 am, you could barely squeeze into Spoon’s secret show. NIC POULIOT

RUNNER-UP

LEE’S PALACE

529 Bloor West, 416-532-1598, leespalace.com/dance-cave, @LeesPalaceTO

BEST CONCERT HALL

MASSEY HALL

178 Victoria, 416-872-4255, masseyhall.com, @soundboardto You can’t beat the acoustics. So if you have favourite singers, you’ll want to hear them at Massey. Recently we’ve seen Rhye, Charles Bradley and Bryan Ferry. But the coolest (and most accessible) thing the Hall’s done recently is launch its Live At Massey Hall series, which pairs two awesome Canadian artists (Timber Timbre and Cold Specks; Basia Bulat and Destroyer), sets ticket prices at $18.94 (in honour of the year the venue was built) and turns it all into a cool video series. RUNNER-UP

KOERNER HALL AT ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC 273 Bloor West, 416-408-0208, performance.rcmusic.ca, @the_rcm

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BEST CONCERT PROMOTER

INERTIA ENTERTAINMENT

735 Queen East, inertia-entertainment.com, @INERTIACONCERTS What would Toronto’s heavy music fans do without Inertia bringing the doomiest, darkest, loudest rock and metal shows to clubs big and small? Some of T.O.’s most memorable concerts have come courtesy of the promoter, which was nominated for a Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry award last spring. King Diamond, Windhand, Agalloch and Gorguts have Inertia to thank for hyped performances in the past year. Look out for Gwar, Watain and At the Gates in the near future. RUNNER-UP

COLLECTIVE CONCERTS

370 Queen, 416-598-0720, collectiveconcerts.com, @COLLECTIVECON


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BEST RAPPER

DRAKE

drakeofficial.com, @Drake Some artists would take a break after releasing a massively successful album, but not Drake. Post-Nothing Was The Same (his third fulllength), the rapper continued to release new tracks (insta-hits like Trophies and 0 To 100); branched out into basketball, securing himself a plum spot as global ambassador for the Raptors organization; announced a forthcoming album, Views From The 6, giving Toronto a new nickCheck out our online name along the way; and continued playing massive shows, including OVO Fest and a tour with Lil Wayne. Still, that Polaris Prize eludes him. Maybe next year.

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SHAD

shadk.com, @shadkmusic

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BEST BLUES BAR

THE DAKOTA TAVERN

249 Ossington, 416-850-4579, thedakotatavern.com, @thedakotatavern

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GROSSMAN’S TAVERN

BEST MUSIC EQUIPMENT STORE

460 Richmond West Suite 402, 416-2032203, arts-crafts.ca, @artsandcrafts

925 Bloor West, 416-588-7886, long-mcquade.com, @LongMcQuade

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DINE ALONE

379 Spadina, 416-977-7000, grossmanstavern.com

290 Gerrard East, dinealonerecords.com, @dinealonemusic

BEST DANCE CLUB

BEST LGBT BAR

1279 Queen West, 416-516-8677, wrongbar.com, @Wrongbar

996 Queen East, 416-901-5570, @waylabar

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WAYLA

LONG & MCQUADE RUNNER-UP

CAPSULE MUSIC

921 Queen West, 416-203-0202, capsulemusic.com, @capsulemusic

BEST PRODUCER

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octobersveryown.net, @OVO_40

529 Bloor West, 416-532-1598, leespalace.com/dance-cave

1532 Dundas West, 416-534-5939, henhousetoronto.com

BEST RADIO STATION

BEST DJ

BEST MALE VOCALIST

20 Hanna, 416-588-7595, indie88.com, @Indie88toronto

LucieTic.com, @lucietic

peterkatz.com, @peterkatzmusic

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JAZZ.FM91

DANCE CAVE

LUCIE TIC DJ MISTY

djmisty.com, @mistyrocknroll

BEST FEMALE VOCALIST

HENHOUSE

PETER KATZ

ORI DAGAN

oridagan.com, @OriDaganJazz

INDIE88

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4 Pardee, 416 595 0404, jazz.fm, @jazzfm91

BEST RECORD STORE

SONIC BOOM

EMMA-LEE

782 Bathurst, 416-532-0334, and other, sonicboommusic.com, @SonicBoomMusic

RUNNER-UP

ROTATE THIS!

emma-lee.com, @emmadashlee

FEIST

listentofeist.com, @feistmusic

BEST JAZZ CLUB

THE REX

194 Queen West, 416-598-2475, therex.ca, @RexHotelToronto

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JAZZ BISTRO

251 Victoria, 416-363-5299, jazzbistro.ca, @JazzBistroTO

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801 Queen West, 416-504-8447, rotate.com, @RotateThisYYZ

BEST SONGWRITER

PATRICK J. BALLANTYNE patrickBallantyne.com, @pjrball

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SHAWN WILLIAM CLARKE shawnclarkemusic.com, @shawnclarke


CITYSCAPE

BEST FREE COMMUNITY EVENT

PEDESTRIAN SUNDAYS

kensington-market.ca Among Toronto’s most beloved events since it started 11 years ago, Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market celebrates everything great about Toronto: community, creativity and urban activism. It gets so much bigger and better every year that it seems like only a matter of time before PS claims the market from cars for good. It remains a bulwark against condofication and big box pressures taking place just outside its boundaries. RUNNER-UP

TORONTO ZOMBIE WALK torontozombiewalk.ca

BEST FREE CULTURAL HAPPENING

NUIT BLANCHE

scotiabanknuitblanche.ca, @sbnuitblancheTO Each year Nuit Blanche reminds us that our city is not simply a collection of institutions and buildings but a living community bursting with creativity. It’s the highlight of our cultural calendar, and the annual excitement it generates is enough to single-handedly banish Toronto’s reputation as a no-fun city.

BEST ACTIVIST CAMPAIGN

NO JETS TO

nojetsto.ca, @nojetsto This grassroots group has been relentless in its campaign to stop Porter Airlines from flying jets out of the Island airport and messing up our waterfront. It sent a flotilla of kayakers out into the lake earlier this year to make the point that extension of the airport runway would necessitate the expansion of the airport marine exclusion zone into the already cramped harbour. Unfortunately, the fight is far from over – the issue’s coming back to council next year. NoJetsTO will be ready.

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TORONTO PRIDE PARADE pridetoronto.com, @pridetoronto

BEST LIBRARY

THOMAS FISHER RARE BOOK LIBRARY

130 St George, 416 978 5332, fisher.library.utoronto.ca Of all the University of Toronto’s gifts to arts and science and culture, it’s Thomas Fisher, the largest repository of rare books and manuscripts in the country, that stands out. Where else can you take in exhibitions like Fierce Imaginings: Text And Image In First World War Literature? Or learn about obscure magazines like Hardware Merchandising. The publication is the latest collection to be digitized by the rare books and manuscripts archive. Among contributors to that archive: C. W. Jefferys (1869-1951), the Canadian artist, teacher and historian who has a high school named after him in North York.

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RAISE THE RATES ONTARIO COALITION AGAINST POVERTY

157 Carlton, Unit 206, 416-925-6939, ocap.ca, @OCAPtoronto

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160 John Suite 300, cleanairalliance.org, @NoNukeBailouts

RUNNER-UP

DESMOND COLE - CITY VOTE cityvote.ca, @DesmondCole

BEST ACTIVIST GROUP WITH A NON-LOCAL CAUSE

STUDENTS FOR A FREE TIBET CANADA 215 Spadina Suite 415, studentsforafreetibet.org, @SFTHQ

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CANADIAN JOURNALISTS FOR FREE EXPRESSION cjfe.org, @canadaCJFE

BEST CYCLING GROUP

CYCLE TORONTO

720 Bathurst Suite 307, 416-644-7188, cycleto.ca, @CycleToronto

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BIKESAUCE

235 Broadview, bikesauce.org

BEST ENVIRO GROUP

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE CANADA

116 Spadina Suite 300, 416-323-9541, environmentaldefence.ca, @envirodefence

SECOND HARVEST

310 Dupont Suite 200, 416-463-5312, kairoscanada.org, @kairoscanada

THE STOP COMMUNITY FOOD CENTRE

RUNNER-UP

300 Bloor West, 416-924-7439, bloorstreetunited.org

BEST CITY COUNCILLOR

ADAM VAUGHAN ward20.ca

RUNNER-UP

KRISTYN WONG-TAM

ebw.evergreen.ca, @EvergreenCanada First Nations once used the site for clay before it was heavily industrialized, then abandoned. Today it’s a model for how cities can create a greener, more sustainable future: four ponds, lush marsh vegetation, a wildflower meadow, tulip trees and abundant bird and mammal life. This is a green space that’s easy to love, all the more so because it was rescued and revived by committed eco types to convert the Works from destination for dog walkers and hikers only, to a living, breathing eco village.

BEST FOOD ACTIVIST GROUP 1450 Lodestar, 416 408 2594, secondharvest.ca, @2ndHarvestTO

BLOOR STREET UNITED CHURCH - SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE

EVERGREEN BRICKWORKS

torontoenvironment.org

BEST ACTIVIST RELIGIOUS GROUP

KAIROS CANADA

BEST WILDERNESS AREA

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RUNNER-UP

1884 Davenport, 416-652-7867, and other, thestop.org

BEST FREE HANGOUT

HART HOUSE

7 Hart House Circle, 416-978-2452, harthouse.ca, @harthouse

RUNNER-UP

EDWARDS GARDEN ARBORETUM

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R. JEANETTE MARTIN

BEST ACTIVIST

ANGELA BISCHOFF ONTARIO CLEAN AIR ALLIANCE

LESLIE STREET SPIT TOMMY THOMPSON PARK 416-661-6600 x5770, tommythompsonpark.ca

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BEST SPORTS TEAM

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University College

1st Runner-Up, Best Historical Building

BE PART OF OUR RESTORATION

boundless.utoronto.ca/uc

BEST HISTORICAL BUILDINGS

GOODERHAM AND WORTS DISTILLERY - KNOWN AS THE DISTILLERY DISTRICT

9 Trinity, 416-364-1177, thedistillerydistrict.com, @distilleryTO

RUNNER-UP

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

15 King’s College Circle, uc.utoronto.ca

BEST LITERARY LANDMARK

BPNICHOL LANE

The Annex - Bloor & St. George

RUNNER-UP

SKIN OF THE LION PLAQUE Bloor Street Viaduct

BEST MP

RATHIKA SITSABAIESAN rathikasitsabaiesan.ndp.ca, @RathikaS

RUNNER-UP

BEST PUBLIC SPACE

EDWARDS GARDENS

777 Lawrence East, 416-397-1347, torontobotanicalgarden.ca, @TBG_Canada

RUNNER-UP

YONGE DUNDAS SQUARE ydsquare.ca

BEST RADIO PERSONALITY

RAINA DOURIS - INDIE 88 20 Hanna, indie88.com

RUNNER-UP

JOHN MOORE - NEWSTALK newstalk1010.com, @MooreintheAM

BEST SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUP

TORONTO ACORN

1324 Danforth Suite 2, 416-461-9233, acorncanada.org/toronto

RUNNER-UP

NO ONE IS ILLEGAL - TORONTO

PEGGY NASH

260 Queen West, toronto.nooneisillegal.org, @NoOneIsIllegal

BEST MPP

TORONTO BLUE JAYS

peggynash.ca

KATHLEEN WYNNE

ontarioliberal.ca, @Kathleen_Wynne

RUNNER-UP

CHERI DINOVO

cheridinovo.ca, @CheriDiNovo

BEST PARK

HIGH PARK

1873 Bloor West, 416-716-4866, highparktoronto.com

RUNNER-UP

TRINITY BELLWOODS PARK 155 Crawford, 416-392-0743, trinitybellwoods.ca

BEST POOL

GUS RYDER OUTDOOR POOL - SUNNYSIDE 1755 Lake Shore West, 416-392-7929, toronto.ca/parks

RUNNER-UP

DONALD D. SUMMERVILLE OUTDOOR OLYMPIC POOL

BEST SPORTS TEAM

toronto.bluejays.mlb.com, @BlueJays

RUNNER-UP

TORONTO RAPTORS nba.com/raptors, @Raptors

BEST TV PERSONALITY

RICK MERCER

rickmercer.com, @rickmercer

RUNNER-UP

GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS cbc.ca/strombo

BEST TV STATION

CBC TORONTO

cbc.ca/toronto, @CBCToronto

RUNNER-UP

CITY TV

citytv.com/toronto, @city_tv

BEST YOUTH ORGANIZATION

SOY - SUPPORTING OUR YOUTH

333 Sherbourne 2nd Floor, 416-3245077, soytoronto.org, @soy_toronto

RUNNER-UP

SKETCH

1867 Lake Shore, 416-3927688, toronto.ca/parks

sketch.ca

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STAGE

BEST CHOREOGRAPHER

PEGGY BAKER

peggybakerdance.com, @PeggyBakerDance

RUNNER-UP

HEIDI STRAUSS adelheid.ca

BEST COMEDY CLUB

COMEDY BAR

945 Bloor West, 416-551-6540, comedybar.ca, @comedybar

RUNNER-UP

BLACK SWAN COMEDY

154 Danforth, 2nd Floor, 416-5403430, blackswancomedy.com

BEST DANCE COMPANY

BEST MALE ACTOR

RICK ROBERTS

He may look like the perennial boy next door, but Rick Roberts is a multitalented chameleon of a performer who’s played both Jack Layton (on TV) and a version of Stephen Harper (onstage). There’s a power in his stage work that constantly draws your eye to him even when he’s not at the centre of a scene, and he can with equal ease create a truly dangerous, terrifying character or win your heart with his charming comedy. Roberts is also a playwright and thoughtful director who’s helmed excellent productions of works by writers as different as Shakespeare and Sarah Kane. RUNNER-UP

DIEGO MATAMOROS soulpepper.ca

THE NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA

470 Queens Quay West, 416-345-9595, national.ballet.ca, @nationalballet

RUNNER-UP

COLEMAN LEMIEUX & COMPAGNIE

KRIS SIDDIQI

krissiddiqi.com, @Siddiqs Kris Siddiqi is a wickedly talented sketch performer – three revues with Second City mainstage, including the memorable Something Wicked Awesome This Way Comes. He’s done lots of TV work, but it’s on an improv stage where his talents come to the fore. Grounded and possessing an innate sense of authority, he can whip out a geeky pop culture reference or lower his voice just so to take a scene to the next level. He’s a big fan of genre, co-creating Dreadwood (based on a certain HBO show) and performing in Throne Of Games (ditto). In a recent turn as a jaded bartender in the improvised musical series Golden Ages, he proved that he’s equally adept making stuff up in song (and he sounds like Elvis Costello). That’s music to comedy lovers’ ears. RUNNER-UP

MATT FOLLIOTT

mattfolliott.com, @mattfolliott

BEST FEMALE DANCER

LINNEA SWAN

vimeo.com/linneaswan With a name like that, of course Linnea Swan was destined to become a dancer. Long-limbed, sensual and with a fierce inner core, Swan has delivered emotionally charged performances for most of the modern dance companies and choreographers in the city and beyond. She’s also part of an exciting cross-pollination trend, as witnessed in

RUNNER-UP

APOLONIA VELASQUEZ @Apslips

BEST PLAYWRIGHT

HANNAH MOSCOVITCH

@moscotweets Hannah Moscovitch knows how to make individual tales resonate with universal themes. Her plays, which include The Russian Play, Essay, East Of Berlin and This Is War, look at characters caught in uncomfortable, all-too-human dilemmas that test their morals, souls and relationships with those they hold dear. In the complex and unique figures she creates, we can see something of ourselves. Though we might not always like the parallels, the playwright knows how to make the connections both viscerally and emotionally true. RUNNER-UP

DANIEL MACIVOR

RUNNER-UP

REBECCA KOHLER

rebeccakohler.com, @becca_kohler

BEST IMPROV TROUPE

THE SUFFERETTES thesufferettes.blogspot.ca, @thesufferettes

RUNNER-UP

ONE NIGHT STAND BEST LARGE THEATRE COMPANY

SOULPEPPER THEATRE COMPANY 55 Mill, 416-203-6264, soulpepper.ca, @soulpepper

RUNNER-UP

CANADIAN STAGE

26 Berkeley, canadianstage.com

BEST MALE DANCER

LOUIS LABERGE-COTE

BEST DIRECTOR

GUILLAUME COTE

BRENDAN HEALY buddiesinbadtimes.com, @Brendan_Healy

RUNNER-UP

CHRIS ABRAHAM

crowstheatre.com, @chrisjabraham

BEST DRAG QUEEN/KING

DAYTONA BITCH facebook.com/ DaytonaBetch?fref=ts

RUNNER-UP

JUDY VIRAGO @judyvirago

BEST FEMALE IMPROVISER beckyjohnson.ca, @johnsonbecky

RUNNER-UP

ASHLEY COMEAU ashleycomeau.com

BEST FEMALE ACTOR

MAEV BEATY maevbeaty.com, @sheepnowool

RUNNER-UP

KRISTEN THOMSON

RUNNER-UP

national.ballet.ca, @guillaume__cote

BEST MALE STAND-UP

DAVID DINEEN-PORTER daviddineenporter.com, @dineenporter

RUNNER-UP

MIKE RITA

telescaphoto.com

BEST SITE-SPECIFIC THEATRE COMPANY

SINGLE THREAD THEATRE COMPANY singlethread.ca

RUNNER-UP

OUTSIDE THE MARCH

outsidethemarch.ca, @OutsidetheMarch

BEST SKETCH TROUPE

DON’T GET BORED OF US AND LEAVE RUNNER-UP

RULERS OF THE UNIVERSE BEST SMALL THEATRE COMPANY

SOULO THEATRE

922 Queen East, 416-909-0680, soulo.ca

RUNNER-UP

RED ONE THEATRE COLLECTIVE

955 Bloor West, 647-338-4309, redonetheatre.com

danielmacivor.com

MICHAEL WATIER

BEST MALE IMPROVISER

amandabrookeperrin.com

304 Parliment, 416-364-8011, colemanlemieux.com

BECKY JOHNSON

her work in the Dora-nominated multidisciplinary piece Appetite, which was as much clown as it was play or dance work, and the demanding Final Savage Land. At the last SummerWorks she even took on the idea of critical analysis in the arts in an amusing experiment called The Re-View Project, earning (of course) fine reviews.

BEST FEMALE STAND-UP

AMANDA BROOKE PERRIN

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BEST ARTIST WORKING IN PAINTING, DRAWING, WORKS ON PAPER, PRINTMAKING

KENT MONKMAN

kentmonkman.com Cree artist Monkman combines technical virtuosity with a critical eye on politics and art history and a biting sense of humour in unique artworks that make you think and squirm while you laugh. A skilled channeller of 19th-century painting styles, he cheekily fills his periodperfect landscapes, history paintings and group portraits with aboriginal figures, clandestine queer activity and send-ups of modern artists’ colonial appropriation of “primitivism.” His glittery alter ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle continues to appear in his videos, installations and paintings as well as his live performances. RUNNER-UP

KIM DORLAND kdorland.com

BEST ARTIST

BEST INDEPENDENT GALLERY

sharyboyle.com

801 Dundas West, 416-861-1866, hashtaggallery.com

SHARY BOYLE RUNNER-UP

NANCY BENNETT fifthfloorarts.ca

BEST CONCEPTUAL ARTIST

BILL BURNS

billburnsprojects.com

RUNNER-UP

LUIS JACOB

#HASHTAG GALLERY RUNNER-UP

ROSE WILL STUDIO & GALLERY 1630 Dundas West, 416-897-8057, facebook.com/groups/rosewillstudio

BEST MUSEUM

ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM

canadianart.ca/artist/luis-jacob/

100 Queens Park, 416-586-8000, rom. on.ca

BEST FASHION DESIGNER

RUNNER-UP

MOCCA

MANDALA DESIGN (MANDY ARMSTRONG)

952 Queen West, 416-395-0067, mocca.ca, @MOCCA_TO

RUNNER-UP

BEST PERFOMANCE ARTIST

vawk.ca

keithcole.ca, @keithadcole

416-652-3027, mandaladesign.ca

SUNNY FONG BEST GRAFFITI ARTIST

ELICSER

elicser.com, @Elicser

RUNNER-UP

56 & THE KPS CREWS

KEITH COLE RUNNER-UP

JESS DOBKIN

jessdobkin.com, @jessdobkin

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER/ VIDEO ARTIST

EDWARD BURTYNSKY

edwardburtynsky.com, @edwardburtynsky

RUNNER-UP

SUZY LAKE suzylake.ca

BEST SCULPTURE/ INSTALLATION ARTIST

MICHAEL SNOW

gallery.ca/cybermuse/showcases/meet/ artist_e.jsp?artistid=5140

BOOKS BEST AUTHOR

MICHAEL ONDAATJE @him12323

RUNNER-UP

MARGARET ATWOOD

margaretatwood.ca, @MargaretAtwood

BEST BOOK STORE

CONSPIRACY CULTURE

1696 Queen West, 416-916-1696, conspiracyculture.com

RUNNER-UP

TYPE BOOKS

883 Queen West, 416-366-8973, typebooks. ca, @typebooks

BEST POET

LARA BOZABALIAN

larabozabalian.com, @LaraBozabalian

RUNNER-UP

ROBERT PRIEST poempainter.com

BEST READING SERIES

THIS IS NOT A READING SERIES tinars.ca, @tinars_toronto

RUNNER-UP

READINGS AT THE COMMON 1071 College West

BEST SPOKEN WORD ARTIST

MOLLY DURST RUNNER-UP

D’BI YOUNG

dbi333.com, @dbi333

BEST GRAPHIC NOVELIST

SETH

drawnandquarterly.com Seth, aka Gregory Gallant, is best known for his series Palookaville and his mockautobiographical It’s A Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken. It’s not only NOW readers who admire him – he’s the first graphic novelist to win the Harbourfront Festival Prize. RUNNER-UP

KATE BEATON harkavagrant.com @beatonna

RUNNER-UP

KIM ADAMS

diazcontemporary.ca/ Artists_Adams.html

BEST TATTOO ARTIST

CHRIS PRICE ADRENALINE TATTOOS 239 Queen West, 416-913-8805, adrenalinetattoo.com,

RUNNER-UP

MIKE STOREY

294 Danforth, 647-777-2201, blackpearltoronto.com

Runner Up Best Bulk Food

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FILM BEST DVD SELECTION

BAY STREET VIDEO

1172 Bay, 416-964-9088, baystreetvideo. com, @BayStreetVideo For decades, the little store across the road from the Manulife Centre has offered everything its owners and managers could get their hands on – from Beta and CED to VHS and LaserDiscs, and finally DVDs and Blu-rays. They rent a lot, sell even more and go the extra mile to import titles not readily available here… including, ironically enough, the Criterion editions of David Cronenberg’s Scanners and Naked Lunch and the recent Shout! Factory release of John Fawcett’s Ginger Snaps. And they celebrated Independent Video Store Day last month by giving away years’ worth of ridiculous swag. No wonder they’re your favourite. RUNNER-UP

QUEEN VIDEO

688 College, 416-532-0555 and others, @queenvideo

BEST ACTOR

KRIS HOLDEN-RIED

krisholden-ried.net You might remember Holden-Ried as a husband battling creeping zombieism in

The Returned, or a hybrid werewolf warrior in that last Underworld movie, or the husband of Lauren Lee Smith’s Sgt. McCluskey on The Listener, or as Dyson, the centuries-old confidante (and special sex friend) of Anna Silk’s succubus warrior on Lost Girl. (In fact, if you voted for Holden-Ried, you almost certainly remember him from Lost Girl. That show’s fans are amazingly devoted.) But no matter where you first noticed him, you probably responded to his humanity. Somehow, the guy always manages to infuse his performances with his own soulfulness, giving credible humanity to even the most outré supernatural characters’ lives and emotions. Well, except for that Underworld movie, but we’re pretty sure that wasn’t his fault. RUNNER-UP

GLEN GOULD glenagould.com

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THE BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA 506 Bloor West, 416-637-3123, bloorcinema.com, @thebloorcinema For the second straight year, the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema is your favourite independent venue. And why wouldn’t it be? The theatre has stepped up its doccentric programming, bringing in not only filmmakers but their subjects for post-screening Q&As: programmer Robin Smith got the room to sing Happy Birthday to James Randi, the Toronto-born subject of An Honest Liar; and Dan Harmon brought Bobcat Goldthwait along to record a two-and-a-halfhour podcast after a screening of Harmontown. Where else would that even be possible?

BEST LOCAL FILMMAKER

DAVID CRONENBERG

Some directors slow down when they hit their 70s. David Cronenberg has sped up, making his third movie in as many years and bringing it to the Cannes Film Festival, where Julianne Moore won the best actress prize. The movie is Maps To The Stars, in theatres now after a gala presentation at TIFF. Cronenberg followed it with the publication of his first novel, Consumed, a globe-trotting tale of journalism, philosophy and venereal disease. Here’s hoping it signals a cinematic return to the grotesque glories of his earlier movies. The new flesh misses its master. RUNNER-UP

SARAH POLLEY @SarahEPolley

BEST SCREEN

TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX CINEMA 1

350 King West, 416-968-3456, tiff.net, If the Lightbox is designed as a temple of cinema, Screen One is its chapel, a lush and spacious auditorium that recalls lost Toronto movie palaces like the Eglinton and the Uptown. (It seats far fewer people than either of those houses – just 550 – but it doesn’t feel any smaller.) TIFF’s own glorious 70mm print of 2001: A Space Odyssey is running again this week as part of a Stanley Kubrick retrospective. If that experience isn’t on your bucket list, it ought to be. RUNNER-UP

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When you’re addicted to the planet By ADRIA VASIL

SOLE SEARCHING: THE BOOT GUIDE

Q&A: ANDREW NISKER,

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DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER AB

THE SHOE INDUSTRY HAS BEEN BOGGED DOWN WITH BAD KARMA THANKS TO ALL ITS TOXIC TANNING, DYEING AND GLUEING IN TROUBLED OVERSEAS FACTORIES. WHETHER YOU WEAR LEFTOVERS FROM THE MEAT INDUSTRY (AKA LEATHER) OR VEGAN PLASTICS, NEITHER OPTION IS BEYOND REPROACH. WHICH FOOTWEAR IS A STEP AHEAD?

Andrew Nisker (right)

ALDO/SPRING

This Montreal-born shoe empire has the footwear market pretty much cornered, with brands that include Aldo, Little Burgundy, Globo and Call It Spring in more than 55 countries, not to mention private-label manufacturing gigs for nearly every major department store. Sure, its website talks up how its Quebec offices are lovely green places to work, but there’s zero on detoxing supply factory practices or worker rights protection overseas. (Aldo/Spring gets 60 per cent of its shoes from China.) Spring stores have lots of shoddy plastic shoes that happen to be vegan, but you can smell the air-polluting volatile organic compounds coming off them. SCORE: N

TIMBERLAND EARTHKEEPER

EL NATURALISTA

Timberland’s stylishly rugged Earthkeeper collection is definitely miles ahead of most made-inChina brands. In the early 2000s, one of its factories there was caught using child labour, but it has since been heralded as a front-runner in producing socially responsible shoes. The company also gets top scores from greenrankers for cutting its carbon footprint and boosting its recycled content to 97.9 per cent (though whether you should count leather from slaughterhouses as “recycled” is definitely debatable). A typical Earthkeeper shoe is made with recycled-bottle lining and partly recycled outer sole. The leather is silver-rated for sustainability by the Leather Working Group and doesn’t come from animals raised in newly clear-cut endangered forests. SCORE: NNN

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From clunky and funky to wedged and sexy, this Spanish company does it all with semi-vegetabledyed leather, often with recycled or natural rubber and recycled cork soles as well as water-based glues. This well-constructed footwear is all fairly made at three unionized factories in Spain and Morocco, meeting tough EU and OEKO-Tex chemical standards. Vegans looking for sweatshopfree quality Euro-made shoes should check out Novocas, Good Guys and Vegetarian Shoes at niceshoes.ca. They’re all unfortunately plasticbased, but at least they’re sweatshop-free and meet EU enviro standards. SCORE: NNNN

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LA CANADIENNE/ OLIBERTÉ/SOLE KAMIK REBELS The last of a dying breed – made-in-Canada footwear! Snow-shovelling vegans will love Kamik (pictured) for offering up some leather-free -32°Crated boots with replaceable, recycled-water-bottle liners (all mostly made in Quebec, though 30 per cent of boots are now made in China). Yes, their vegan boots use fossilfuel-derived materials, but unlike pleather, the durable waterproof synthetic rubber/nylon will keep you warm and dry. If they die, you can mail them back to the company for recycling. La Canadienne’s mostly Montreal-built boots (a few are crafted in Italy) are definitely chicer and pricier ($300 to, gulp, $700 a pair). All are sweatshopfree and use “eco-friendly dyes” and water-based glues on Italian leather, but there’s no real recycled content or vegan options. SCORE: NNNN

These companies may not be local, but they are two of the only certified fair trade shoemakers on the planet. Both lines are made in Ethiopia with leather from free-range animals raised on traditional farms. (Leather in most shoes is largely a byproducts of factory farming.) Sole Rebels has a tiny boot collection, but we love its quirky fringed Shake It boots for women and unisex vegan Riff high-tops. All are made with recycled tire soles (solerebels.com). Oliberté (pictured) has a bigger boot selection for men and women, made with recycled or natural rubber soles (oliberte.com). Bonus: the brand is easier to find in retail shops, and these boots are waterresistant. Neither line is intended for blizzards, but they’ll warm your conscience. ecoholic pick SCORE: NNNN

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

TransCanada is misleading Canadians and investors in a desperate attempt to justify its Energy East pipeline.

A new report from Environmental Defence and Greenpeace counters TransCanada’s claims that its proposed Energy East pipeline is needed to pump tar sands fuel eastward and end eastern Canada’s dependence on imported oil. Greenpeace and ED point out that the project is actually about shipping unrefined oil abroad on massive supertankers in the St. Lawrence and Bay of Fundy.

I used to be a pack-a-day kind of girl, until pains in my jaw drove me to quit – not cigarettes, but gum. Maybe that’s why I’m drawn to Dark Side Of The Chew, the doc closing out the Planet In Focus environmental film fest Sunday (November 9), 6 pm, at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. Award-winning Toronto-based director Andrew Nisker’s film delves into gum’s sticky ecological, economic and cultural impacts. We talked to him about what may be his last documentary before he takes his change-making skills to Parliament Hill. After docs on garbage, chemicals and Agent Orange, what drew you to gum? Chewing gum is a much more accessible story to talk about with kids when it comes to sustainability and life cycles. The environmental impact of it is just astounding, but it’s innocuous to most people. Walk down the street, as I am right now, and you’ll walk past gobs of gum everywhere. What did you discover in the process? How in the dark people are about what gum’s made of. Gum was originally something that was natural, from trees. Chicle was the main type of gum, mass-marketed by companies 100 years ago, but in the mid 1950s the supply of chicle was dwindling, so companies created their own gum base. [Now] you’re chewing plastic. Not only are people chewing this stuff, but it’s not biodegradable. There are about 2,000 tonnes of it stuck to the sidewalks of Toronto. It takes a lot of water and energy to run the power washers [to remove it]. Then it trickles down into the gutter, and we’re pouring all that plastic pollution into the watershed. Gum is causing trouble downstream, too? Plastic going into the watershed ends up back in the food chain. Who do you point fingers at for the problem? If consumers knew, maybe they wouldn’t be spitting out so carelessly. Gum companies need to become more transparent and better educate people. You’ve decided to run for federal office. Did all your doc work leave you wanting to get more involved? There’s an opportunity right now with the Liberal party and Justin Trudeau’s team. The party definitely has an environmental bent that hasn’t been there before. Hopefully, I can get into that position where I can whisper in [people’s] ears and try to make a bit of a difference. Everyone says once you get there it’s really hard to change things, but time’s are changing. This interview has been condensed and edited. ecoholic@nowtoronto.com | @ecoholicnation

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by Rob Brezsny

Aries Mar 21 | Apr 19 Shape-shifting is a

common theme in fairy tales, says cultural historian Marina Warner in her book From the Beast to the Blonde. “A rusty lamp turns into an all-powerful talisman,” for example. “A humble pestle and mortar become the winged vehicle of the fairy enchantress,” or a slovenly beggar wearing a dirty donkey skin transforms into a radiant princess. I foresee metaphorically similar events happening in your life sometime soon, Aries. Maybe they are already under way. Don’t underestimate the magic that is possible. TAurus Apr 20 | May 20 the technical scientific term for what happens when you get a headache from eating too much ice cream too fast is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia. I urge you to be on guard against such an occurrence in the coming week. You should also watch out for other phenomena that fit the description of being too-much-and-too-fast-of-a-goodthing. On the other hand, you shouldn’t worry at all about slowly getting just the right amount of a good thing. If you enjoy your pleasures with grace and moderation, you’ll be fine. GeMini May 21 | Jun 20 “Pregreening” is a term for what impatient drivers do as they are waiting at a red light. they partly take their foot off the brake, allowing their car to creep forward, in the hope of establishing some momentum before the light changes to green. I advise you to avoid this type of behaviour in the coming week, Gemini – both the literal and the metaphorical variety. Pregreening might make sense by, say, November 15 or 16. But for now, relax and abide. CAnCer Jun 21 | Jul 22 German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was one of the greats. His influence on the evolution of Western music has been titanic, and many of his best compositions are still played today. He was prodigious, too, producing over 350 works. One of the secrets to his high level of energy seems to have been his relationship with coffee. It was an indispensable part of his diet. He was fastidious in its preparation, counting out exactly 60 coffee beans for each cup. I recommend that you summon a similar attention to detail in the coming days. It will be an excellent time to marshal your creative energy and cultivate your lust for life. You will get the best results if you are precise and consistent and focused in your approach. Leo Jul 23 | Aug 22 By the time we have become young adults, most of us don’t remember much about our lives from before the age of five. As we grow into middle age, more and more childhood memories drop away. Vague impressions and hazy feelings may remain. A few special moments keep burning brightly. But the early events that shaped us are mostly gone. Having said that, I want to alert you to the fact that you are in a phase when you could recover whole swaths of lost memories, both from your formative years and later. take advantage of this rare window of opportunity to reconnect with your past. VirGo Aug 23 | sep 22 Photographer Joel Leindecker can kick himself in the head 127 times in one minute. Guinness World Records affirms that his achievement is unmatched. I’m begging you not to try to top his mark any time soon. In fact, I’m pleading with you not to commit any act of mayhem, chaos or unkindness against yourself – even if it it’s done for entertainment purposes. In my view, it’s crucial for you to concentrate on caressing yourself, treating yourself nicely and caring for yourself with ingenious tenderness in the coming weeks.

LibrA sep 23 | oct 22 the writing of letters is becoming a lost art. Few people have a long enough attention span to sit down and compose a relaxed, thoughtful report on what they have been doing and thinking. Meanwhile, the number of vigorous, far-reaching conversations is waning, too. Instead, many of us tend to emit and absorb short bursts of information at frequent intervals. But I invite you to rebel against this trend in the coming weeks. Judging from the astrological omens, I believe you would stir up some quietly revolutionary developments by slowing down and deepening the way you communicate with those you care about. You may be amazed by how much richer your experience of intimacy will become. sCorpio oct 23 | nov 21 Near the end of the 19th century, an American named Annie Londonderry became the first woman to ride a bicycle around the world. It was a brave and brazen act for an era when women still couldn’t vote and paved roads were rare. Her 15-month journey took her through countries that would be risky for a single woman on a bike to travel through today, like Egypt and Yemen. What made her adventure even more remarkable was that she didn’t know how to ride a bike until two days before she departed. I’d love to see you plan a daring exploit like that, Scorpio – even if you do not yet have a certain skill you will need to succeed. sAGiTTArius nov 22 | Dec 21 P. G. Wodehouse wrote more than 90 books, as well as numerous plays, musical comedies and film scripts. When he died at age 93, he was working on another novel. He did not suffer from writer’s block. And yet his process was far from effortless. He rarely churned out perfection on his first attempt. “I have never written a novel,” he testified, “without doing 40,000 words or more and finding they were all wrong and going back and starting again.” the way I see your immediate future, Sagittarius, is that you will be creating your own version of those 40,000 wrong words. And that’s okay. It’s not a problem. You can’t get to the really good stuff without slogging through this practice run. CApriCorn Dec 22 | Jan 19 It’s a favourable time for you to meditate intensely on

the subject of friendship. I urge you to take inventory of all the relevant issues. Here are a few questions to ask yourself. How good of a friend are you to the people you want to have as your friends? What capacities do you cultivate in your effort to build and maintain vigorous alliances? Do you have a clear sense of what qualities you seek in your cohorts and colleagues? Are you discerning in the way you choose your compatriots, or do you sometimes end up in associations with people you don’t truly enjoy and don’t have much in common with? If you discover any laziness or ignorance in your approach to the art of friendship, make the necessary fixes. AquArius Jan 20 | Feb 18 Before the invention of the printing press, books in Europe were handmade. Medieval monks spent long hours copying texts, often adding illustrations in the margins. there’s an odd scene that persistently appears in these illuminated manuscripts: knights fighting snails. Scholars don’t agree on why this theme is so popular or what it means. One theory is that the snail symbolizes the “slow-moving tedium of daily life,” which can be destructive to our hopes and dreams – similar to the way that literal snails may devour garden plants. In accordance with the cosmic omens, I am bestowing a knighthood on you, Aquarius, so you will be inspired to rise up and defeat your own metaphorical version of the snail. pisCes Feb 19| Mar 20 to be in righteous alignment with cosmic forces, keep the Halloween spirit alive for another week. You have a licence to play with your image and experiment with your identity. Interesting changes will unfold as you expand your notion of who you are and rebel cheerfully against your own status quo. to get started, try this exercise. Imagine that your gangsta name is Butt-Jugglin Smuggla. Your pirate name is Scallywagger Hornslasher. Your sex-worker name is Saucy Loaf. Your Mexican wrestler name is Ojo Último (Ultimate Eye). Your rock star-from-the-future name is Cashmere Hammer. Or make up your own variations. Homework: Is there a place in your life where you’re skilled at bending but not breaking? Brag about it! Truthrooster@gmail.com.

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BUNNY MICHAEL at

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the Garrison, Friday, ñ October 31. 

Rating­: NNNN Even on a normal night, the monthly Hotnuts bash always feels a bit like a Halloween party. it attracts a lot of bearded drag queens and an assorted of costumed freaks all year round, so the “Halloqueen” edition was an excuse to go even more crazy. in comparison to the crowd’s outfits, Brooklyn art-rapper Bunny Michael’s face paint seemed almost bland, but thankfully her high-energy performance was anything but. Generally Hotnuts is focused on house music, so the slower tempos of Michael’s live set required a few moments of adjustment when she first came on. Her highly sexualized lyrics and punk edge are somewhat reminiscent of Peaches, but her overall attitude is a lot lighter and more playful, with a bit of a cosmic hippy undercurrent. Alternating between a high-pitched baby voice and a powerful scream, Michael had an undeniably strong presence. Given her onstage enthusiasm, it was no surprise to see her on the dance floor immediately after her set, getting down to resident DJs   Produzentin and Das Hussy. ­ Benjamin Boles

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Shows that rocked Toronto last week SLOWDIVE and LOW at

ñthe Danforth Music Hall, Tuesday, October 28. Rating­: NNNNN

confession: i went to see Low, a band i like more than Slowdive, at least on paper. And, predictably, the slowcore three-piece from Minnesota were measured and deliberate and snoozy and beautiful. then British shoegaze slack-gods Slowdive skulked onstage, for their first toronto show in 20 years. And they ruled. they played in front of a dozen or so canted projection screens, the visuals perfectly heightening the dreamy sonic swirling and turning the concert into a full-on experience. (if you shut your eyes, the kaleidoscopic graphics and pulsing strobes produced an effect similar to what happens when you rub

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your closed eyes with your palms.) unlike a concert by contemporaries My Bloody Valentine, seeing Slowdive never felt like an assault. the songs never rattled your bones, but that just allowed them to play better between the ears. the five-piece played catch the Breeze and Machine Gun and closed with their cover of Syd Barrett’s Golden Hair, carrying the crowd away on swelling eddies of fuzz and noise. john semley

SBTRKT at the Danforth Music Hall, Friday, October 31.­Rating: NN

Everything seemed to be going smoothly at the first of SBTRKT’s twonight stand at the Danforth Music Hall when suddenly the uK producer experienced every electronic musician’s worst nightmare: the gear stopped working. “i’m very sorry, this has never

happened before,” he said meekly to the crowd, after several failed attempts to get the machines talking to each other again. the polite crowd continued to wait around for the problems to be resolved. Given the large number of instruments set up onstage, and how much of the show is based around live musicianship, it was puzzling that he and his band didn’t opt to jam while the technicians worked – it didn’t seem like they’d even considered a backup plan for situations like this. it soon became evident that this was not just a momentary glitch, and a smattering of boos could be heard. After a long intermission, the moody post-dubstep beats started up, but then, once again, tech issues forced more interruptions. the bits of music we did hear sounded

great, but that was completely overshadowed by the massive equipment malfunction. unfortunate for those who caught him on Friday – apparently the Saturday night show went off without a BB hitch.

USHER at the Air Canada

Centre, Sunday, Novemñ ber 2. 

Rating­: NNNN Would you like to hear Usher sing his hit catalogue perfectly? or would you rather see usher, 20 years into his R&B career, keeping step with an athletic troupe of backup dancers at least a decade younger than him? You can have both, though not at the same time. He’s not promoting anything new, but over the course of nearly two

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hours, on a slick but functional multitiered, diamond-shaped stage, the singer reminded us just how many hit singles he’s cranked out since You Make Me Wanna... shot him into the mainstream in 1997. He wasn’t shy about using a backing track for songs that required fancy footwork (often exposing his crutch by turning the mic on the audience). But where initially the focus was on his moves and the 13-piece band (which included an incredible four-piece horn section), his pipes warmed up as the show went on, carrying songs like climax and DJ Got us Fallin’ in love. Slower, turned-down jams like You Got it Bad and Burn found the singer at peak vocal prowess and inspired many in the crowd to sing along theatrically julia leconte with their eyes closed.

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MAJICAL CLOUDZ Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas West), Thursday (November 6) Acclaimed Montreal electronicpop. MAC DEMARCO, JULIAN CASABLANCAS, CONNAN MOCKASIN Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth), Thursday (November 6) Goofy, surfy jangle pop. MELIGROVE BAND, STELLA ELLA OLA Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Thursday (November 6) See album review, page 82. TANYA TAGAQ, DOOMSQUAD The Great Hall (1087 Queen West), Thursday (November 6) Feral, jaw-dropping throat singing. A TRIBE CALLED RED Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth), Friday (November 7) Powwow-step. DOUG PAISLEY, JERRY LEGER, JENNY WHITELEY Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Friday (November 7) See preview, page 80. TEENANGER, THE SOUPCANS,

HOODED FANG, ROTZIG Jam Factory Co (2 Matilda), Friday (November 7) A punky Feast In The East. KIM CHURCHILL, MO KENNEY The Great Hall (1087 Queen West), Friday (November 7) Aussie blues-folk and Halifax folk-

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about consent and assault to one about BDSM,” reads the petition, before ending with, “We believe you.” As of Monday, November 3, close to 8,000 people had added their signatures, including Owen Pallett, Shary Boyle, Fucked Up, Geoff Berner, Austra’s Katie Stelmanis and several Constantines, to name but a handful. And who penned these powerful words? Artist

Amy Lam and the ever active, ever socially aware Simone Schmidt of Fiver and the Highest Order. You can show Schmidt your support for her haunting, narrative-driven psych-roots music by heading to the eclectic variety show she plays Friday alongside Sasha Chapin and Lisa Bozikovic. Friday (November 7) at Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton), doors 7:30 pm. Pwyc.

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pop. ANGELIQUE KIDJO, H’SAO Koerner Hall (273 Bloor West), Saturday (November 8) Afro-funk fusion/soul. JACKIE RICHARDSON, EVOLUTION OF JAZZ ENSEMBLE, KAMIL ANDRE DEWHURST, AIJIA WAITHE Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas East), Saturday (November 8) Archie Alleyne scholarship funder. ALT-J, MIKKY EKKO Kool Haus (132 Queens Quay East), Tuesday (November 11) Unpredictable, vocal-heavy indie rock. RYAN ADAMS Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Wednesday (November 12) Alt-country rock. TV ON THE RADIO Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne), Wednesday (November 12) See preview, page 74.


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By BENJAMIN BOLES

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Tunde Adebimpe is uncharacteristically excited to get back on tour with TV on the Radio to perform the new songs from their upcoming fifth album, Seeds (Harvest). “I’m usually the last one in the band who wants to get back on the road,” explains the frontman from his L.A. home. “I think it’s a result of working really quickly this time, because the songs still feel really fresh. There was an unspoken rule for this record that if something didn’t sound like a song within two days, if the architecture wasn’t there, and if the mood and direction weren’t there, we’d scrap it and move on.” That approach was taken because the indie rockers work in their own studio and don’t have to watch the clock, a luxury that can often lead to overly manicured and lifeless results. Instead, the new material feels more streamlined and focused than much of their

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AUSTRA w/ BLUE HAWAII & PETRA GLYNT

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DEC 06

DANNY HOWARD

DEC 20

ROBERT DELONG

THE DRAKE HOTEL

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NETSKY (LIVE!) w/ KOVE

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AlleycAtz Tony ‘Wild T’ Springer (rockin’ blues) 9 pm. Art GAllery of ontArio First Thursdays Majical Cloudz. Bovine Sex cluB Battle Stark Naked & the Fleshtones, Prince Perry, King Kong 4 doors 9 pm. the cAve Nandan. cAvern BAr Ghost Daze, OL’CD, the Lifts doors 9 pm. the DAnforth MuSic hAll Mac DeMarco, Julian Casablancas, Connan Mockasin 8 pm. DouBle DouBle lAnD Fun Palace Radio Variety Show Isla Craig doors 7:30 pm.

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DrAke hotel Kalle Mattson (singer/ songwriter) doors 8:30 pm. ñ el MocAMBo Light Of Day Canada: Parkin-

son’s Disease Benefit Concert and Final Show At The El Mo John Cafferty & the Beaver Band w/ Alex Ligertwood and Wally Palmar, Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, Jason Heath & Jason Federici, Pat Travers 6 pm to 2 am. free tiMeS cAfe Jason Brown (acoustic soul) 8:30 pm. the GArriSon Spells of Vertigo, Christian Punk Band, Whimm 9 pm.

GuvernMent Mobb Deep, Peter Jackson. ñ hArleM Open House/Magic Of Motown 7 pm. hAwAii BAr Luke Vajsar (solo bass). horSeShoe Record release Meligrove

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Band, Stella Ella Ola doors 8:30 pm. See album review, page 82. lee’S PAlAce Tungsten Ham, Stutter, Desperate Executives, Uncle Sid. MASSey hAll Sarah McLachlan doors 7 pm, all ages. the PAinteD lADy The DoneFors (indie) 9 pm. Phoenix concert theAtre Yellowcard, Memphis May Fire, Emarosa doors 7 pm, all ages. rivoli White Lake Snakes doors 8 pm. Silver DollAr The Nursery, the Silver Corderos, the Good Lord Brothers, Low Hanging Lights doors 8 pm. SouthSiDe Johnny’S Skip Tracer (rock/top 40) 9:30 pm.

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cAMeron houSe CD launch party Jordan Officer (blues/jazz) 9 pm.

cAStro’S lounGe Jerry Leger & the Situtation (folk/rock/country) 6 pm.

c’eSt whAt Beth Moore (Americana/folk) 9

Children’s Fund (various Latin artists) 7 pm. MonArchS PuB Blues Thursdays-CD release Harpdog Brown. trAnzAc Southern croSS Bluegrass Thursdays Houndstooth (bluegrass/old-time) 7:30 pm.

Jazz/claSSical/exPeRimental

ArtS & letterS cluB The Neapolitan Connection, Maxim Bernard 7 pm. BAr rADio Tyler Wagler (jazz) 9 pm. DAnielS SPectruM Coup de coeur franchophone music festival Benoit Paradis Trio 8 pm. eDwArD JohnSon BuilDinG wAlter hAll U of T 12Tet 7:30 pm. eMMet rAy BAr Atomics, Rob Grieve Band (jazz) 9 pm. flAto MArkhAM theAtre Emilie-Claire Barlow 8 pm. four SeASonS centre for the PerforMinG ArtS richArD BrADShAw AMPhitheAtre

1914-1918: Lest We Forget Maxim Bernard (piano) noon to 1 pm. GAte 403 Mélanie Brûlée’s Band 9 pm, Roberta Hunt (jazz/blues) 5 to 8 pm. the GreAt hAll Tanya Tagaq, Doomsquad (experimental) 9 pm. JAzz BiStro Cuban Rhapsody Jane Bunnett, Hilario Duran, Candido Camero. kAMA Thursdays At Five Pat LaBarbera w/ the Canadian Jazz Quartet 5 to 8 pm. MuSiDeuM Bill Gilliam (piano) 8 pm. olD Mill inn hoMe SMith BAr Anthony Panacci Trio 7:30 pm. rePoSADo The Reposadist Quartet (gypsy bop). the rex Ralph Alessi Quartet 9:45 pm, Kevin Quain 6:30 pm. trAnzAc Southern croSS Pram Trio (jazz) 10 pm.

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GAllery 345 Thin Edge New Music Concert:

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Cuatro Esquinas Laura Ventemiglia 8 pm. huGh’S rooM Wilson & Swarbrick, Pee Wee Ellis 8:30 pm. linSMore tAvern Fried Angels (blues) 8 pm. the locAl David Celia (singer/songwriter) 9 pm. lulA lounGe Access Education Guatemala

BunDA lounGe Throwback Thursdays DJ NaNa the cAve Transmission DJ Shannon (rock). clinton’S Throwback Thursdays (90s hip-hop/

pop) doors 10 pm. cluB 120 T-Girl Party DJ Todd Klinck.5 cluB 120 Diner The Danny Show DJ Jason Cleveland 7 pm.5


previous work, and blends their pop, soul, punk and electronic influences even more effectively. That maturity and confidence is all the more surprising considering that following the release of their last album in 2011 and the death of their long-time bassist, Gerard Smith, the members sometimes thought the band might have run its course. “I knew we were going to take a break. But it got to a point where we’d been doing it for more than 10 years, and it seemed like maybe we’d exhausted the possibilities of this thing. Maybe it would be fine to put it down. I felt really proud of what we’d achieved and didn’t feel like it would be a weird way to knock it off.” Thankfully, that distance and time helped them rediscover the excitement of their early years, and soon enough the members were sending each other song sketches again. And once they found themselves in the same room, the old chemistry naturally came back. “We started hanging out again, and since we were hanging out, we figured we could definitely make a song or two. We weren’t on a label any more, so there was no pressure to put something out that would be the precursor to something bigger,” says Adebimpe. “It felt like we were making our first EP again, because we weren’t thinking about anyone who wasn’t in the room.” 3 benjaminb@nowtoronto.com | @benjaminboles

CODA The Bug, Flowdan 10 pm. JOhnny JACksOn Thirsty Thursdays (rock). seven44 Disco Inferno DJ Soundman Sanchez. WAyLA BAr Random Play DJ Dwayne Minard (disco/yacht rock/new wave) 10 pm.

Friday, November 7 PoP/Rock/HiP-HoP/Soul

ALLeyCAtz Taxi 9:30 pm. CAsA MAniLA Nono Solarte (pop/folk). CAstrO’s LOunge The Untameable Ronnie Hayward (rockabilly) 6 pm.

CAvern BAr Poolboy, Super Ghost, Czars,

First Ghost doors 9 pm.

the DAnfOrth MusiC hALL A Tribe Called Red 8 pm. ñ DruMs n fLAts Gunslingers (Guns N’ Roses

tribute) 9 pm.

the gArrisOn Michael Bernard Fitzgerald,

Gold Complex & Gray doors 9 pm. hArD LuCk BAr Thrash Invasion Tour Onslaught, Artillery, Striker, Eclipse Prophecy (thrash) doors 7:30 pm. hOrseshOe Doug Paisley, Jerry Leger, Jenny Whiteley doors 9 pm. See preview, page 80. JAM fACtOry CO Feast In The East 42 Teenanger, the Soupcans, Hooded Fang, Rotzig 9 pm, all ages. Lee’s PALACe Twin Forks, Northcote, Highs doors 9 pm. LinsMOre tAvern Mo Betta (R&B/blues/rock) 9:30 pm. the LOCAL The Tonkas (rock & roll) 9 pm. MAssey hALL Sarah McLachlan doors 7 pm, all ages. MerCer uniOn Cloud 35 Anniversary Party New Horizzzons, Midnight Static, DJs Gabe Knox & Diana McNally 8 pm to midnight. MOnArCh tAvern Fun Palace Radio Variety Show Fiver, Sasha Chapin, Lisa Bozikovic doors 7:30 pm. MOnArChs PuB Classic Rock Fridays Danny Marks Trio. OPerA hOuse Newzapalooza: benefit for the Children’s Aid Foundation Bands made up of members of the local media doors 7 pm.

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riChMond hill CenTre for The perforMing arTs U.S.S. 8 pm. riVoli CD release Reid Jamieson, Mary

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The Song Art of Time Ensemble, Thom Allison, Gregory Hoskins, Carla Huhtanen (classical music and readings) 8 pm. Jazz bisTro Cuban Rhapsody Jane Bunnett, Hilario Duran, Candido Camero. lula lounge Roberto Riveron Trio (jazz) 7:30 pm. MusiC gallery Rub Out The Word: A William S Burroughs Centennial Event Glen Hall, CCMC 8 pm. reposado The Reposadist Quartet (gypsy bop). The rex Barry Elmes Quintet 9:45 pm, Perry White Four 6:30 pm, Hogtown Syncopators 4 pm. roy ThoMson hall Christian Festival Concert The Choirs of the Ontario Christian Music Assembly, Liselotte Rokyta, Andre Knevel and others 7:30 pm.

The pisTon Wedding Night (guilty pleasures dance party) 10 pm.

raVage and ruMble Flashback Fridays DJ NaNa 10 pm.

raVage and ruMble Vinyl release party

Korry Deez, DJs Circle Research, Arcee, Nana, Phat Tony & G-Spot. riVoli pool lounge DJ Stu (rock & roll). Wrongbar Big Primpin DJs Craig Dominic, Nino Brown, Phil V (hip-hop).5

Saturday, November 8 pop/roCk/Hip-Hop/soul

alleyCaTz James King 9:30 pm. CaVern bar Lightmares, Christian Punk

Band, Sedge, Best Friends doors 9 pm. C’esT WhaT The Jitters (80s pop band) 9 pm.

linsMore TaVern Mr Pharmacist (tribute to The Fall) 9:30 pm. opera house Whitechapel, Upon A Burning Body, Glass Cloud. phoenix ConCerT TheaTre Journeys Noise Tour Issues, Marmozets, I Killed the Prom Queen, Ghost Town, Nightmares doors 6 pm, all ages. press Club aBabe Music Red X Down, Coyote Kids, Art & Woodhouse (indie rock) 9:30 pm. The rex Danny Marks (pop) noon. riVoli The Modern Hearts & Ainsley McNeaney, Of Gentlemen & Cowards doors 9 pm. silVer dollar Helsynki, Basements, Ally Mode, Kazmz, Sleeping Lies doors 8:30 pm. The sisTer GUH, Dale Morningstar. souThside Johnny’s Boneyard (rock/top 40) 10 pm, The Bear Band (rock/blues) 4 to 8 pm.

allianCe française spadina CD release Diane Roblin & Reconnect (jazz) 7 pm.

by The Way Cafe After Dinner Jazz Tzevi

Sherman Experience 8 to 10 pm.

ChurCh of The holy TriniTy World To

World group of 27 8 pm. ñ College sTreeT uniTed ChurCh Love Everlast-

ing: A Vocal Recital Tsu-Ching Yu, William Shookhoff (soprano, piano) 7:30 pm. gallery 345 The Art Of The Piano: Beethoven Sonata Revolution Marc Pierre Toth 8 pm. gaTe 403 Tevlin Swing Band 9 pm. harbourfronT CenTre TheaTre The Poem/

Open Mic Coffee House Bob Allen 7:15 pm.

dora Keogh Al Wood & the Woodsmen

(blues).

free TiMes Cafe Alejandro Osomo (songwriter) 8:30 pm, Dr B’s Acoustic Medicine Show Brian Gladstone 2 pm. gaTe 403 Sweet Derrick Blues Band 9 pm, Bill Heffernan (folk/country/blues) 5 to 8 pm. gladsTone hoTel Combo Royale (ska/bluegrass/old jazz) 9 pm. grossMan’s The Mad Cats 10 pm, the Happy Pals 4:30-8 pm. harbourfronT CenTre briganTine rooM

Day Of The Dead Festival The Mariachi Ghost 5:30 to 6:30 pm, MariachiFlor de Toloache 3 to 4 pm.

harbourfronT CenTre laKeside TerraCe

royal ConserVaTory of MusiC Angélique Kidjo, H’sao (Afro-funk fuñ sion/soul) 8 pm.

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Day Of The Dead Festival Recuerdos! (Memories!) 4 to 5 pm. hugh’s rooM Anthony Gomes (guitar) 8:30 pm. The loCal Sandy Pockets (astro country swing) 9 pm. lula lounge Conjuncto Lacalu (salsa) 10:30 pm. Massey hall 45th Anniversary Celebration Downchild Blues Band, Tom Lavin & Powder Blues, Sass Jordan, Kenny Neal, Philip Sayce, MonkeyJunk, Paul Reddick 8 pm. old niCK Singer/Songwriter Series BACA (acoustic powerhouse trio) 9 pm. paroisse du saCré Coeur ChurCh Kouraba African Festival: Concert Of The Masters Amara Kanté, Abdoulaye Diabaté, N’Camara Abou Sylla, M’Bemba Bangoura, Aboulaye Koné and others 7 pm. porTobello Words & Music Salon Rita Visser & Peter Haverkamp, Kent Bowman, Fred Gardiner, Mark Ripp 1:30-4:30 pm.

Folk/Blues/Country/World

axis gallery & grill Voodoo Walters & the Rhythm Method (blues) 9:30 pm. bar radio David Gavin Baxter & Kara Lea Manovich (country) 10 pm. CaMeron house More Please! (folk rock) 8 to 10 pm. daKoTa TaVern Lynne Hanson (Americana) 7 pm. draKe hoTel underground Fire/Works (folk/ pop) 8 pm. flaTo MarKhaM TheaTre Inti-Illimani (Andean folk/tango/samba) 1 and 8 pm. free TiMes Cafe JP Mortier & No Found Address (songwriter) 8 pm. gaTe 403 Tim Williams (blues) 5 to 8 pm. The greaT hall Kim Churchill, Mo Kenney (folk singer/songwriter) doors 8 pm. grossMan’s Combo Royale 10 pm, Sand Marie 6-9 pm. The hole in The Wall Ken Yoshioka (blues) 10 pm. hugh’s rooM Ian Thomas 8:30 pm. Koerner hall Bruce Cockburn (folk/blues/ rock) 8 pm. lou daWg’s Paige Armstrong, Pat Wright (acoustic blues/funk/soul/jazz) 10 pm. lula lounge Yani Borrell (salsa) 10:30 pm. MusideuM Emily Coulston (songwriter) 8 pm. referenCe library Lunchtime concert Sébastien Bertrand & Alain Pennec (accordion duo) 12:10 pm. sMall World MusiC CenTre Tabla Performance & Workshop Samir Chatterjee 8 pm. TranzaC souThern Cross Anna Atkinson (singer/songwriter) 10 pm, the Foolish Things (folk) 5 pm. yelloW Cup Cafe Azalea (alt country) 8 pm, all ages.

Foster, Marcus & Nolan, Reynolds Creek (indie folk rock/feel-good roots) 9 pm. C’esT WhaT The Boxcar Boys (old-time/folk) 3 pm.

sMall World MusiC CenTre The Toronto Indo-Jazz Festival – Indian Classical Raga The Monsoon Trio, Steve Gorn 7 pm. TranzaC souThern Cross Joe Hall 6:30 pm, Jamzac 3 pm.

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allianCe française spadina Albin de la Simone 8 pm.

blaKbird Coltrane Tribute Michael Arthurs

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danCe MusiC/dJ/lounge

CasTro’s lounge DJ I Hate You Rob (soul/

funk/R&B/punk rock/rockabilly) 10 pm. The CaVe Bif Bang Pow DJ Trevor (60s Brit pop). Club 120 Dance Night 95 DJs Shok, Paul Savage, Fraktl, Davide & High Voltage 10 pm.5 Coda Breach, Huxley, Holloh, Simon Jain, Jonathan Rosa. guVernMenT When Dance Did Nice DJs PPlus, Black Reaction, Tyrone, Flatline.

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Dally, Blonde Elvis, Dirty Church, New Hands doors 7 pm. Wavelength Petra Glynt, Jooj, Maicamia, Animalia, Pursuit Grooves (DJ set) doors 9 pm, all ages. The greaT hall Sallie Ford, Crooked Fingers (rock) doors 8 pm. hard luCK bar As Blood Runs Black, Rings of Saturn, Elitist, Upon This Dawning, Those Who Fear doors 6 pm, all ages. horseshoe The Soul Motivators (soul/funk) doors 9 pm. lee’s palaCe This Town Needs Guns, Emma Ruth Rundle & Mylets doors 9 pm.

by The Way Cafe After Dinner Jazz Adriaanse/ Stanley Duo 8-10 pm. ChalKers pub Bernie Senensky Quartet 6 to 9 pm. daniels speCTruM Benefit for Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund. An Evening With Jackie Richardson: Black Women Effecting Change Jackie Richardson, Evolution of Jazz Ensemble, Aijia Waithe, Kamil André Dewhurst 8 pm. gallery 345 Mike Downes, Ted Quinlan (bass, guitar) 8 pm. harbourfronT CenTre TheaTre The Poem/ The Song Art of Time Ensemble, Thom Allison, Gregory Hoskins, Carla Huhtanen (classical music and readings) 8 pm. Jazz bisTro Cuban Rhapsody Jane Bunnett, Hilario Duran, Candido Camero. MusideuM Dorothy Stone & Ori Dagan (jazz) 8 pm. old Mill inn hoMe sMiTh bar CD release Don Thompson Trio 7:30 pm. The rex Barry Elmes Quintet 9:45 pm, Bacchus Collective 7:30 pm, Swing Shift Big Band 3:30 pm. roy ThoMson hall What Makes It Great? Vivaldi The Four Seasons Toronto Symphony Orchestra 7:30 pm. royal Canadian legion – branCh 82 Music

TaTToo The Stand4rd Tour Spooky Black, Bobby Raps, Allan Kingdom, Psymun doors 6 pm, all ages. Virgin Mobile Mod Club Canadian Beatbox Championships James ‘Peterpot’ McInnes and others 5:30 to 2 am.

Folk/Blues/Country/World

aga Khan MuseuM Nazar-i Turkwaz 8 pm. al green TheaTre Hearts Of Tango: film

screening and concert Carlos Libedinsky and Rosana Laudani 6 and 9 pm. CaMeron house Big Tobacco & the Pickers (country) 6-8 pm. CasTro’s lounge Big Rude Jake 4:30 pm. The CenTral Canadiana Music Night Kevin

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To Remember Dance The Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble, Little Peter & the Elegants doors 7 pm. TarTisTry Elizabeth Martins Group, 10 am Guys, Birds of a Feather, Fair Trade 10 am-6 pm. TriniTy College Chapel Early Music: Path To Paradise Schola Cantorum 7:30 pm. TriniTy sT. paul’s ChurCh Paris Confidential The Toronto Consort 8 pm. yoga Village Philip Fournier (harpsichord) 8 pm.

Dance Music/DJ/Lounge

Bassline MusiC Bar Future Perfect Synergy – TDot Love v 9 Mr Brown, MC Trajady (drum ‘n bass). The CaVe Full On Alternative DJ Pat. CelT’s puB Dracula’s Daughter DJ Darkness Visible (gothic/dark alternative/retro) 10:30 pm. ClinTon’s Shake, Rattle & Roll Bangs & Blush (sixties soul & rock & roll) 10 pm. CluB 120 Diva-Off Burlesque DJ Johnny B Goode 10 pm.5 CluB 120 Diner Get It On DJ Todd Klinck 9 pm.5 CoDa DJ Sneak, Doc Martin, Jesse Perez, Mike Gleeson 10 pm. Fly 2.0 Fly 2.0 Saturdays doors 10:30 pm.5 KensingTon loDge Boing DJ madame HAIR (french music) 9 pm. lou Dawg’s DJ Kenny Bounce (funk/soul/ blues/hip-hop). The pisTon Beam Me Up (disco dance party) 10 pm.

pOEMS Robert Priest, Max Layton, Bob Cohen, Heart’s Desire (David Hines & Lynette Fairweather) 5 to 7 pm, Ilios’ Solar Panel 3 pm.

Jazz/cLassicaL/exPeRiMentaL

CluB 120 Diner Jazz Brunch 11 am to 3 pm.5 gaTe 403 Sarah Machan Jazz Duo 5 to 8 pm. grossMan’s New Orleans Connection (all-

star jazz band) 4:30-9 pm. Koerner hall Jeremy Denk (piano) 3 pm. loCal gesT Lazersuzan (groove-based jazz meditations) 4:30-7:30 pm. MusiC gallery Intangible Asset No. 82: film screening and live performance Bae Il-Dong & Kim Dong-Won (Korean Pansori singer & drummer) 7 pm. MusiDeuM Dan Naduriak & Jambanda (jazz) 3 pm. The rex Random Access 9:30 pm, Mr Rick’s Tin Pan Alley 3:30 pm, Excelsior Dixieland Jazz noon.

royal ConserVaTory oF MusiC Mazzoleni hall Frank Morelli 2 pm. TranzaC souThern Cross The Lina Allemano

Four (jazz) 10 pm, Ken Aldcroft 7:30 pm, the Toronto Improvisers Orchestra 1 pm. TriniTy College Chapel Early Music: The Coronation Of King George II Schola Cantorum, Cristina Zacharias 7:30 pm.

Dance Music/DJ/Lounge

CasTro’s lounge Watch This Sound (rare/ vintage ska/reggae/dub vinyl) 9 pm.

Monday, November 10 PoP/Rock/HiP-HoP/souL

CasTro’s lounge Rockabilly Mondays The Cosmotones (old-school rockabilly) 6 pm.

The DanForTh MusiC hall Watsky, Kyle, An-

derson.Paak (hip-hop) doors 7 pm. grossMan’s No Band Required 10 pm. hanDleBar Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa, Zones, Omhouse 9 pm. harD luCK Bar The Long & Winding Roadshow Nick Santino, This Century, Brian Marquis, Austin Gibbs doors 7 pm, all ages. horseshoe Gruff Rhys doors 8:30 pm. sMiling BuDDha Holy Sons, Elisa Ambrogio doors 8 pm.

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CaMeron house The Young Novelists (folk rock) 8 pm.

CasTro’s lounge blueVenus (singer/songwriter) 9 pm.

CluB 120 Diner Musician Open Stage DJ Shayne Taylor 9 pm.5

Dora Keogh Open Stage Julian Taylor, Dora’s

Explorers (roots/pop) 8 pm. Free TiMes CaFe Open Stage Mondays 7:30 pm. gaTe 403 Rob Davis Blues Duo 9 pm. hugh’s rooM Daniel Champagne 8:30 pm.

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Sunday, November 9 PoP/Rock/HiP-HoP/souL

CaDillaC lounge Remembrance Day Show Whiskey Jack, David Fremlin, Deborah Grover (bluegrass/country) 4 to 7 pm. CasTro’s lounge Leon Knight & the Neon Lights (rockabilly) 4 pm. The DanForTh MusiC hall Daniel Lanois, Lonnie Holley 8 pm, all ages. DraKe hoTel unDergrounD Kashka (electro pop) doors 7 pm. hiruT Fine eThiopian Cuisine Nicola Vaughan (pop rock) 3 to 6 pm. horseshoe Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express doors 8 pm. See album review, page 82. The pisTon Lures, Kahuna, Yeomans 9 pm. The rex Bugaloo Squad (music of Aretha Franklin) 7 pm. seVen44 Kim & Company (R&B/70s/80s/top 40) 5:30 to 9 pm. souThsiDe Johnny’s Open Jam Rebecca Matiesen & Phoenix 9:30 pm.

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BaMpoT house oF Tea & BoarD gaMes Open Mic 7:30 pm.

BlaCK Bear puB Jam SNAFU 3:30 to 7:30 pm. DaKoTa TaVern Bluegrass Brunch 10 am to 2

pm.

DuFFy’s TaVern Ken Yoshioka (blues) 10 pm. The DuKe liVe.CoM The Ronnie Hayward

Band (rockabilly/blues) 4 to 8 pm. enoCh Turner sChoolhouse Soldiers Of Song Concert Wilson & Swarbrick 4 pm. Free TiMes CaFe Jewish Brunch Buffet Mitch Smolkin & Nina Shapilsky (klezmer/Jewish/ Broadway) 11 am & 1:15 pm. gaTe 403 Bruce Chapman Blues Duo 9 pm. grossMan’s Open Blues Jam Brian Cober (double slide guitar) 10 pm.

harBourFronT CenTre BriganTine rooM

Day Of The Dead Festival The Mariachi Ghost 5:30 to 6:30 pm, MariachiFlor de Toloache 3 to 4 pm.

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Day Of The Dead Festival Recuerdos! (Memories!) 4 to 5 pm. hugh’s rooM Charlie Mars 8:30 pm. linsMore TaVern Pat Perez & John Dickie Band (blues/R&B/funk) 5 to 9 pm. The loCal Los Caballeros del Son (Cuban son) 9 pm, Chris Coole (old-time/country) 5 pm. lula lounge Sunday Salsa Brunch Jorge Maza 11 am. MCgraDies Tap anD grill Open Jam Dan Walek (R&B) 6 to 10 pm. roy ThoMson hall Salim and Sulaiman (western/folk/Hindustani/Sufi) 8 pm. The sisTer Taxi Chain (roots/Celtic/soul) 5 to 7 pm. sMall worlD MusiC CenTre Amnesty International/Bhopal Special Edition Autorickshaw Trio 8 pm. TranzaC souThern Cross MORE sONGS &

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T.O. music nOTes FAREWELL TO THE EL MO The palm tree El Mocambo signage will go forever dim on Thursday (November 6) after the legendary music venue’s final show. The last event seems aimed at heartland-rock-loving clubgoers of yore, featuring Rhode Island’s John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band, Pittsburgh’s Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers, roots rockers Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan and others. One upside: the $60 admission goes to Light of Day Canada, which raises money for Parkinson’s Disease research and patient care. lightofdaycanada.com/tickets.

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The LocaL Hamstrung String Band 9 pm, Belle Regards 9 pm, Irish Session David Meenan 5 pm. oLd Nick M-Factor Mondays Julie Long, Wendell Ferguson (singer/songwriter) 7:30 pm. oN cue Ken Yoshioka (blues) 8 pm. TraNzac SouTherN croSS Open Mic Mondays 10 pm.

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Monday Evening Concert Cecilia String Quartet, Lydia Wong (piano) 7 pm. gaTe 403 Rob Thaller & Joanna Reynolds Jazz Duo 5 to 8 pm. The rex Dave Young & Terry Promane Octet 9:30 pm, U of T Student Jazz Ensembles 6:30 pm.

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Drake might be the Raptors’ global brand ambassador (and he’s been in his usual courtside spot for the first few home games), but another local rapper has taken on franchise duties as well. Scarborough-bred emcee Saukrates is the new voice of the dinos, lending his pipes to promo videos and the like. And as it turns out, Soxx isn’t partial to any one Toronto team: he’s playing the Argonauts’ halftime show on Friday (November 7).

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pm.

November 9 Danforth Music Hall Tickets also available at Rotate This and Soundscapes Doors 7PM - Show 8PM - All Ages

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Unintentional country record gets a belated launch party By SARAH GREENE

DOUG PAISLEY with JENNY WHITELEY and JERRY LEGER at the Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Friday (November 7), 8:30 pm. $13.50. HS, RT, SS, TF.

“When I released Strong Feelings, a lot of people said, ‘Oh, you’ve made a country album,’” says Toronto songwriter Doug Paisley of his third album, which came out in January on No Quarter. “I certainly didn’t set out to do that, but it was unanimous.” Perhaps Paisley was so steeped in the genre, he didn’t notice. (Over the course of our conversation he mentions George Jones, Kenny Rogers and Charlie Rich – just a few country greats he admires.) Paisley is not big fan of CD release shows, so Friday’s show at the ’Shoe stands as a belated launch for the album and also coincides with a new 7-inch single, Until I Find You/Everything Is Made, the A side of which fea-

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tures a duet with Bonnie Prince Billy. Strong Feelings is more fleshed out, country rock and adventurous than its soft, focused predecessor, Constant Companion, a difference Paisley attributes to circumstance: the 2010 disc’s hastily organized recording session at fellow Toronto singer/songwriter Hayden’s studio. “It’s an attic space, so you have to play a certain way in it, and it has this real intimacy, which I think is on that album,” says Paisley. “With this one there was a lot more time to think about where I wanted to record and who I wanted to work with.” Paisley is committed to recording to tape whenever possible, which is why he chose Parkdale’s Noble Street Studios. He even travelled to Huntsville to borrow Hawksley Workman’s tape machine for additional sessions with keyboardist Garth Hudson on Glenn Gould’s Steinway at the National Arts

Centre in Ottawa. In addition to Hudson, Strong Feelings features Bazil Donovan on bass, Emmett Kelly on guitar and appearances by Tamara Lindeman, Colin Stetson and others. But most striking are the duets with Mary Margaret O’Hara, which close both sides of the album. O’Hara came to the studio to sing on jazzy What’s Up Is Down and ended up jumping in on Because I Love You on the fly, throwing in a surprise whistle solo to boot. “The only way to play with O’Hara is engaging and engaged. If it was anything less than that, I don’t know how involved she’d want to be or if she would be,” he says. “In a way it was unfortunate that there were people in the other room – an engineer and so on. It was really just about the time that she and I spent together. She’s really dynamic.” 3 music@nowtoronto.com


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Wednesday, November 12 POP/ROCK/HiP-HOP/SOuL

cAdillAc lounge Joel Battle 9 pm. lee’s pAlAce The Wild Feathers, the Apache Relay, Desert Noises.

MAssey hAll

Adams 8 pm. ñRyan phoenix concerT TheATre TV On ñthe Radio doors 8:30 pm. See preview, page 74.

The pisTon Foxey Ladies, Brendee Green, Brooklyn Doran, Alissa Vox Raw 9 pm.

yorKdAle shopping cenTre Crystal

Wonderland Unveiling Jully Black, Strings in Motion 5 pm.

FOLK/BLuES/COuNTRY/WORLD

cAMeron house Jen Lane & John Anto-

niuk 6 to 8 pm. c’esT WhAT Maria Ryan & Chris Bennett 9 pm. club 120 diner Latin Live DJ Sushi 7 pm.5

Four seAsons cenTre For The perForMing ArTs Sub Urban Gypsy Dominic

Mancuso (Italian/world music) noon to 1 pm. Free TiMes cAFe Hey Lucy (folk/pop) 8:30 pm. gATe 403 Julian Fauth Blues Night 9 pm. glAdsTone hoTel CD release Mimi O’Bonsawin (singer/songwriter) 8 pm. grossMAn’s Bruce Domoney 9:30 pm. hugh’s rooM CD release party Isabel & the Uncommons, Erika Werry 8:30 pm. johnny jAcKson Jam Matt Cooke (folk/ pop) 9 pm. The locAl Young Running (indie folk) 9 pm. lolA Wednesday’s Child 8 pm. lou dAWg’s ryerson Live Acoustic Blues. MezzeTTA Flamenco Dino Toledo, Fernando Gallego 8 pm. MonArchs pub Blues Thursdays The 24th Street Wailers. TrAnzAc MAin hAll Record Lonesome Night 10th Anniversary Party Corin Raymond & the Sundowners, Evalyn Parry, Jack Breakfast, Declan O’Donovan, Angie Gunn 7 pm. TrAnzAc souThern cross Arnd Jurgensen (guitar, sax, banjo, electronics) 7:30 pm. TrAnzAc TiKi rooM Comhaltas Irish Slow Session 6 pm.

JAzz/CLASSiCAL/ExPERiMENTAL AlleycATz Carlo Berardinucci Band

(swing/jazz) 8:30 pm. cAsTro’s lounge The Mediterranean Stars (jazz) 6 pm. chAlKers pub Girls Night Out: Lisa Particelli’s GNOJAZZ Jam Session Lisa Particelli, Peter Hill, Ross MacIntyre, Louis Botos Sr 8 pm to midnight. gATe 403 Jocelyn Barth Jazz Duo 5 to 8 pm. holy FAMily cATholic church Oratorium Saeculare Richard Whittall, Paul Ziade, Jamie Tuttle, Sean Nix & the Oratory Chant Schola 8 pm. jAzz bisTro CD release Amy Cervini (jazz/ country) 8 pm. MonArchs pub Jazz Wednesdays The Melissa Lauren Quartet. nAWlins jAzz bAr Jim Heineman Trio 7 to 11 pm. only cAFé Lazersuzan (groove-based space jazz) 8 to 10 pm. reposAdo Spy Vs Sly Vs Spy. The rex Brad Cheesman 9:30 pm, Harley Card Trio 6:30 pm. roy ThoMson hAll Beethoven & The Inextinguishable Toronto Symphony Orchestra 8 pm. sT pAul’s AnglicAn church Organix Memorial Concert for Massimo Nosetti Maxine Thévenot, Eugenio Fagiani, Omar Caputi 7:30 pm.

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The cAve 529 Bloor W, 2nd floor. 416-532-1598. cAvern bAr 76 Church. 416-971-4440. celT’s pub 2872 Dundas W. 416-766-4421. The cenTrAl 603 Markham. 416-913-4586. c’esT WhAT 67 Front E. 416-867-9499. chAlKers pub 247 Marlee. 416-789-2531. church oF The holy TriniTy 10 Trinity Square. 416-598-4521. clinTon’s 693 Bloor W. 416-535-9541. club 120 120 Church. codA 794 Bathurst. college sTreeT uniTed church 454 College. 416-929-3019. dAKoTA TAvern 249 Ossington. 416-850-4579. The dAnForTh Music hAll 147 Danforth. 416-778-8163. dAniels specTruM 585 Dundas E. 416-238-2453. don heighTs uniTAriAn congregATion 18 Wynford, suite 102. 416-444-8839. dorA Keogh 141 Danforth. 416-778-1804. double double lAnd 209 Augusta. drAKe hoTel 1150 Queen W. 416-531-5042. druMs n FlATs 1980 Avenue Rd. 647-347-9474. duFFy’s TAvern 1238 Bloor W. 416-628-0330. The duKe live.coM 1225 Queen E. 416-463-5302. edWArd johnson building 80 Queen’s Park. 416-978-3744. el MocAMbo 464 Spadina. 647-748-6969. eMMeT rAy bAr 924 College. 416-792-4497. enoch Turner schoolhouse 106 Trinity. 416-863-0010. FlATo MArKhAM TheATre 171 Town Centre Blvd (Markham). 905-305-7469. FlecK dAnce TheATre 207 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. Fly 2.0 6 Gloucester. 416-925-6222. Four seAsons cenTre For The perForMing ArTs 145 Queen W. 416-363-8231. Free TiMes cAFe 320 College. 416-967-1078. gAllery 345 345 Sorauren. 416-822-9781. The gArrison 1197 Dundas W. 416-519-9439. gATe 403 403 Roncesvalles. 416-588-2930. geAry lAne 360 Geary. 647-295-0052. glAdsTone hoTel 1214 Queen W. 416-531-4635. 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MELIGROVE BAND Bones Of

Things (We Are Busy Bodies) Rating: NNN The fifth album by Meligrove Band sounds so cute and youthful, it’s easy to forget that the Toronto indie pop band played their first show in 1998. Their relentless bouncy energy and playful rough edges don’t sound like the work of a group who’ve been slogging it out in a tour van for the past 16 years, and the many hooks crammed into every song suggest their songwriting well is in no danger of drying up any time soon. Along with a plethora of catchy melodies, they also wedge the full spectrum of classic pop sounds into the album, from doo-wop to glam rock and from surf to power pop. Sometimes there’s barely enough space for the songs to breathe, but the band wisely leaves just enough room in their fuzz pop for the details to stand

out. The only thing holding them back: they’re occasionally a little too silly to take seriously. Top track: Don’t Wanna Say Goodbye Meligrove Band play the Horseshoe Thursday (November 6). BENJAMIN BOLES

CHUCK PROPHET Night Surfer (Yep Roc) Rating: NNN Now and then Chuck Prophet has an early Nick Lowe vibe going on, and sometimes he’s more like Lou Reed. The songs on the San Francisco-based musician’s 13th album have hooks aplenty, witty lyrics and a laid-back groove. Prophet tosses off lines with natural cool, especially on standout opener Countrified Inner-City Technological Man and the street-glammy first single, Wish Me Luck. It’s a surprise, then, when the former Green on Red member (best known for influencing Nirvana and Pearl Jam) gets a little maudlin halfway through. Lyrics on the stripped-down They Don’t Know

About Me And You are uncharacteristically on the nose (usually his observations bring to mind a less surreal Robyn Hitchcock), while several other songs get overly orchestral. Sometimes the strings work really well, though, like on Lonely Desolation, fuelled by plucked violin. Prophet’s desire to understand and disentangle himself from this anxious world we live in never seems less than genuine. Top track: Wish Me Luck Chuck Prophet plays the Horseshoe Sunday (November 9). CARLA GILLIS

DIRTY FRIGS (Heretical Objects

Cooperative) Rating: NNN Dirty Frigs sound as if they’re equally inspired by horror movies, 1950s rock ’n’ roll, psychedelic drug trips, fetish art films and grunge – a menagerie of influences that differentiates the local four-piece from the noise movement that Toronto’s currently enthralled with. The band recorded their latest selftitledEP up north in cottage country inside a haunted church – a fitting setting for the ominous sludge-drenched project that can make you feel uneasy, even in the comfort of your own bedroom. On closer Swampy, the guitars are loud and muddy, the drums foreboding and sharp, and Bri Salmena’s growling, twangy drawl binds it all together. Live in concert, Salmena’s booming vocals suck you into the Dirty Frigs’ demonic world, so it’s a shame when her voice is buried way down in the mix on songs like Sup Bro and You Won’t Like Me. Top track: Swampy Dirty Frigs play S.H.I.B.G.B.’s on November 14. SAMANTHA EDWARDS

NEIL YOUNG Storytone (Reprise)

Rating: NNN Eco-activism and marital dissolution have kept Neil Young’s name in the news over the last few months, so it’s a little surprising that those topics barely register on his new album. Who’s Gonna Stand Up? is a brooding, string-heavy call to action but stands alone in that regard: most of the other nine tracks are tender love songs that are downright charming and – for the most part – quite pleasant. Storytone was recorded in acoustic and symphonic versions: the stripped-down set comes across as almost mournful, whereas the superior full instrumentals are brought to life by an orchestra. There’s even some big band swing on Say Hello To Chicago. Nothing here is going to become a live-show staple, but after an underwhelming covers album earlier this year, fans will be pretty happy with this solid collection of original works Top track: Say Hello To Chicago STEPHEN DUMANOIR

TAYLOR SWIFT 1989 (Big Machine/ Universal) Rating: NNN Even if you’re not convinced that switching banjos for synths is a huge deal, taking no position on Taylor Swift mania – and her transition from country to pop – is in itself a statement at this point. But although much has been made of her latest album’s retro 80s revivalism, 1989 is at heart a very strong commercial pop record with a very specific sonic template. Given that she didn’t live through that decade, it’s not surprising that 1989 82

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RTJ2 (Mass Appeal) Rating: On their sophomore project, hip-hop duo Run the Jewels – emcees Killer Mike and El-P – live up to the hype of their lauded 2013 debut, with aggression to spare. The production, courtesy of El-P, is an unrelenting assault of cold, Yeezus-like industrialism, Shabazz Palaces-esque experimentalism, nuanced electronica, Eminem-worthy guitar riffs and rumbling bass fit for a warehouse EDM party. Brass and strings make brief appearances to warm things up, but it’s otherwise turn-up music. Very occasionally the songs breathe with hints of melody – Boots’s guest vocals on Early; Mike singing the hook on Crown, a heartbreaking song outlining his shame about selling cocaine in the trap. sounds less like the actual 80s than like 2014 as imagined by pop songwriters of that era. Swift might cite Madonna and Annie Lennox, but she’s closer to the teenoriented, PG-rated pop of Tiffany or Debbie Gibson, albeit a touch more grown up. What stands out more than the production is how consistently solid the album is, and how effective the lyrics and songwriting. The little personal details she inserts into otherwise fluffy songs are what make tracks like Out Of The Woods so resonant. If anything, 1989 proves that those skills, and not the marketing campaign, are the source of her success. Top track: Style BB

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Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know (You’ve Changed) Rating: NNN Tamara Lindeman, aka the Weather Station, has recently spent time singing backup for Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas), and she and Jurvanen collaborated on her upcoming full-length album out early next year. (It’s also a collaboration with Feist producer Robbie Lackritz.) Until that release date, however, she holds us over with the soft, downhearted six-song EP What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know. Subtlety and calm are Weather Station mainstays, sometimes impeding momentum. Lindeman sings low much of the time, her lyrics coming out as hushed confessionals and detailed observations against wafting slide guitar, brushed snare drum shuffles and acoustic guitarpicking. Midway through she explores her

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Both emcees are incredibly versatile, switching up speed, style and tone, playing off each other one minute, one-upping each other the next. Mike’s deep, booming pipes sometimes harken back to early conscious rap. During his verse on Early, when he rhymes about police harassment in his neighbourhood, he channels Grandmaster Flash’s The Message. Lest it get too serious, Love Again (Akinyele Back) is a hesaid, she-said collab whose “I put that dick in her mouth all day” hook is offensive until Three 6 Mafia alum Gangsta Boo chimes in with her “He want this clit in his mouth all day” counterpunch – turning the whole song on its, ahem, head. Top track: Early Run the Jewels play the Danforth Music Hall November 26. JULIA LeCONTE higher range, and that gives Seemed True (which features stunning fingerpicking and gorgeous harmonies) and Soft Spoken Man (with its surprising melodic twists) a welcome sense of liftoff. Top track: Soft Spoken Man The Weather Station plays the Dakota Tavern November 14. CARLA GILLIS

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(Culvert) Rating: NNN Toronto’s Ben Stevenson spent 13 years in a punk band before branching out solo. But you won’t find any trace of that history on his debut seven-track EP. Dirty Laundry is modern electro-R&B: chilly beats and slightly hazy soundscapes intermingle with live drum and piano sounds and sometimes-Sealian vocals. The most obvious (maybe too obvious) influence is Miguel – evident in both Stevenson’s soft falsetto singing and ooh-ing and his simmering sexytime production. That makes sense, considering Happy Perez – who also contributed to Miguel’s breakout album, Kaleidoscope Dream – produced three of the seven tracks. It’s actually more interesting when Stevenson borrows from 80s soft rock and lite funk, getting Hall & Oatesy on Ecstasy and Girls Like You, or when he pulls back totally, like on the final track, Start Over, which finds him alone with acoustic guitar, lamenting a love gone wrong. One or two more uptempo songs would have shaken up this long slowburner nicely, too. Top track: Girls Like You JL

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Can’t be together, can’t be apart. That pretty well defines the relationship between Jackie and Veronica, the central characters in Stephen Adly Guirgis’s The Motherfucker With The Hat. Together and separately, the

Manhattan couple travel a roller coaster of emotional highs and lows. When we meet Veronica, an addict, and Jackie, recently back from prison and trying to stay sober in an AA program, they’re about to celebrate his finally getting a job. Things go sour, though, when he sees a man’s hat in their apartment and explodes in a jealous rage. “These two play at life and death stakes all the time,” says Sergio Di

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Zio, Jackie in the Bob Kills Theatre production that opens the Coal Mine, a newly founded company (formerly the Downstage) on Danforth near Pape. “They live in a residential apartment in Times Square and are just getting by on Veronica’s paycheque,” adds D’Agostino, who plays the part. “Their

relationship, which began in Grade 8, is really complicated, especially now that Jackie’s a recovering addict and Veronica is happy to

continue with her vices.” Offering them advice but often adding to their problems are Jackie’s AA sponsor, Ralph, his wife, Victoria, and Jackie’s cousin Julio. As he proved in earlier plays like Jesus Hopped The “A” Train and The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot, Guirgis is expert at presenting characters on the periphery of society. “They may keep things from each other, yet they’re honest in their language and express their value systems so clearly,” notes D’Agostino, who runs Bob Kills with Diana Bentley. Both performed in the company’s production of Savage In Limbo. “There’s no time for emotional falsehood here, even when they’re lying through their teeth. “That honesty comes because they’re trying to survive, to reconcile the life they want – Veronica dreams of a cozy home with air conditioning in the suburbs – with what they’re stuck in.” As the title suggests – expect to see asterisks in ads and other promo material – Guirgis delivers his story using graphic language. “Swearing is very cathartic, since it cuts through the fucking bullshit these people have to go through,” says Di Zio, best known for his work on TV’s Flashpoint. “Each of the characters is on this fast-moving train and can’t lie. They all rant about something and speak in the bluntest fashion.” “I have a lot of guilty pleasure playing with the language,” admits D’Agostino. “Working with our dialect coach, Rae Ellen Bodie, we’ve found a whole new experience of sounds and rhythms. Listening to the lines, you get a sense of living in New York City, with so many people in your space. You have to find a way with words that makes what you say very clear, very quickly.” “There’s not a swear word you could cut,” nods Di Zio. “The language, which is sometimes very funny, isn’t there for shock value. There’s an intent behind everything that comes out of the characters’ mouths.” 3 jonkap@nowtoronto.com

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Opening by Tom Stoppard (Mirvish/ Shaw Festival). The past and present ñARCADIA collide when scholars living in an English

country house learn about the people who lived there in 1809. Previews to Nov 8. Opens Nov 9 and runs to Dec 14, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mats Sat-Sun and Wed 1:30 pm. $25-$99. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King W. 416872-1212, mirvish.com. THE ATHEIST by Ronan Noone (Persona Interonto). A journalist who has lost his faith casts his conscience aside to climb up the professional ladder. Opens Nov 12 and runs to Nov 15, Wed-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $20. Saint Stephen-in-the-Fields Church, 103 Bellevue. brownpapertickets.com/ event/881815. AVARICIOUS (Theatre Gargantua). First instalment of a collectively created work-inprogress that explores greed, hope and humanity at the end of the world. Nov 7-8 at 7:30 pm. $20. Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson. 416-504-7529, theatregargantua.ca. AVENUE Q by Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx and Jeff Whitty (Lower Ossington Theatre). A college grad moves to NYC and copes with grown-up problems in this adult musical puppet play. Opens Nov 6 and runs to Dec 14, Thu-Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $50-$60. 100A Ossington, Studio. 416-915-6747, lowerossingtontheatre.com. CIRCLE JERK by Justin Haigh, Scott Dermody, Brandon Crone and Wesley J Colford (Soup Can Theatre/safeword/Aim for the Tangent

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tions). A young man questions the existence of the afterlife after his dog dies. Opens Nov 6 and runs to Nov 15, Wed-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2:30 pm. $15. The Space, 250 Augusta. 647-9833246, echoproductions.ca. The four horSemen ProjeCT by Kate Alton and Ross Manson (Volcano Theatre/Crooked Figure Dances/Global Mechanic). The poetry of Rafael Barreto-Rivera, bpNichel, Paul Dutton and Steve McCaffery is adapted into a dance-theatre production. Opens Nov 6 and runs to Nov 22, Mon-Sat 8 pm. $25-$49. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 55 Mill. 416-866-8666, soulpepper.ca. fulgenS AnD luCreS by Henry Medwall (Poculi Ludique Societas). Two men woo a Roman senator’s daughter in this 15th-century play. Nov 7-9, Fri 7:30 pm (preview, pwyc), Sat 7 pm (gala, $80), Sun 2:30 pm ($10$20). University College, 15 King’s College Circle (Also Nov 14-16 at Luella Massey Studio Theatre). plspls.ca. hAmleTmAChine by Heiner Müller (Theatre@ York). Based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, this postmodern drama explores revolutions and rebellions from the 1960s to the 2000s. Previews Nov 9-10. Opens Nov 11 and runs to Nov 15, Sun-Fri 7:30 pm, Sat 2 pm. $17, stu $12, preview $7. York University, 4700 Keele. 416-736-5888, theatre.finearts.yorku.ca. jilliAn jiggS! adapted by Derek Genova (Solar Stage Children’s Theatre). Jillian and her pals dress up and go on adventures in this family show based on the books by Phoebe Gilman. Opens Nov 8 and runs to Nov 29, Sat-Sun 11 am & 2 pm. $16. 4950 Yonge. solarstage.on.ca. The love gAme by Britney Tangedal (North of Maine). Games designed to keep a relationship fun lead a couple to question their commitment to each other. Opens Nov 11 and runs to Nov 15, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $20. Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen E. 416-845-9411, northofmaine.ca. momenT by Deirdre Kinahan (ARC). A man returns home 15 years after a sudden act of violence ripped a family apart. Opens Nov 6 and runs to Nov 22, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Thu and Sun 2 pm (no mat Nov 6). $20, previews $17. Sidemart Theatrical Grocery, 1362 Queen E. brownpapertickets.com/event/899552. The moTherfuCker WiTh The hAT by Stephen Adly Guirgis (Bob Kills Theatre). A stranger’s hat threatens a long-time romance in this play with themes of love and addiction (see story, page 83). Previews Nov 9. Opens Nov 11 and runs to Nov 30, Tue-Sun

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This adaptation of Chicago-based author Sara Levine’s acclaimed 2011 debut novel brings to life her zany yet insightful story about an underemployed egotistical post-grad (Caitlin Driscoll) who takes up Robert Louis Stevenson’s swashbuckling adventure classic as a sort of self-help guide. The unnamed protagonist recounts her attempts to emulate virtues promoted in Stevenson’s tale of 18thcentury pirates – “boldness, resolution, independence” – to solve her current quarter-life crisis. A host of characters come into her orbit, including spaced-out boyfriend Lars, best friend Rena, her boss at a “pet library” (a rental pet shop), family members and her uncooperative parrot, Little Richard (all played by actor/ puppeteer Gemma James-Smith). In Karen Woolridge’s adaptation, directed by Kate Lynch, James-Smith portrays all the supporting characters through a puppet version of the parrot. It’s a weird idea and a daunting task, but the actor makes it work, delivering lots of laughs as she cycles through different voices (funniest is the pet library’s uptight Nordic-accented owner) and enacting Little Ri-

chard’s squawks and avian head and wing movements. The surreal performance gels with Levine’s wild-ride left-field style, capturing the protagonist’s precarious mental state. It’s not revealing too much to say that the narrator’s arbitrary decision to live by Treasure Island doesn’t yield the desired results. As the whole plan begins to go sideways, James-Smith,

in the best and most serious scene, steps out from behind the parrot puppet to portray the protagonist’s more emotionally grounded sister. Like Levine’s book, the play (at just under an hour) flies by, but it packs a bigger punch than you might expect from a show that prominently features a talking parrot. Levine moves past the now-familiar commentary

about the career/economic frustrations of 20- and 30-somethings to explore thornier psychological factors like entitlement, vanity, unrealistic expectations and flippant, ill-conceived life strategies that also contribute to their social stagnation. It’s an interesting take, nicely conveyed by Driscoll’s character’s selfish jorDAn Bimm thoughts and actions.

7:30 pm. $25-$30, preview $18. The Coal Mine Theatre, 798 Danforth. brownpapertickets. com/event/859215. nSfW by Luck Kirkwood (Studio 180). This satire looks at power games and privacy in the cut-throat modern media workplace. Previews Nov 7-11. Opens Nov 12 and runs to Nov 30, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun and Wed 2 pm. $15-$39. The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen W. 416-538-0988, studio180theatre.com. oPerA luminATA (Opera Luminata). Sixteen singers present popular opera, musical theatre and contemporary favourites with pyrotechnics and visual efects. Opens Nov 11 and

runs to Nov 15, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $47.50-$56.50. Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, operaluminata.com. oPuS by Yaron Lifschitz (Canadian Stage/ Circa). Acrobats tumble, spin and fly to the sounds of Shostakovich, played live on stage by the Debussy String Quartet. Opens Nov 12 and runs to Nov 16, Wed-Sat 7 pm, Sun 1 pm. $30-$99. Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front E. 416-368-3110, canadianstage.com. The Poem/The Song (Art of Time Ensemble). Margaret Atwood reads her poetry and actors perform songs inspired by

TS Eliot, Leonard Cohen and more. Nov 7-8, Fri-Sat 8 pm. $25-$59. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, artoftimeensemble.com. SexTeT by Morris Panych (Tarragon Theatre). Stranded in a motel by weather, six musicians struggle to come to terms with their failing careers, failing marriages and unfulfilled desires. Previews to Nov 11. Opens Nov 12 and runs to Dec 14, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2:30 pm. $23-$55, rush $15. 30 Bridgman. 416-531-1827, tarragontheatre.com. TAke me BACk To jefferSon by Michele Smith and Dean Gilmour (Factory The-

atre/Theatre Smith-Gilmour). The Bundren family reveals their foibles and follies in this darkly comic adaptation of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying. Opens Nov 6 and runs to Nov 23, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $35-$45. 125 Bathurst. 416-504-9971, factorytheatre.ca. TAlking heADS by Alan Bennett (Precisely Peter Productions). The Outside Dog, A Lady Of Letters and Playing Sandwiches are performed from this collection of BBC monologues. Opens Nov 7 and runs to Nov 23, Wed-Sat 8 pm (no show Nov 15), Sun 4 pm. $25. Campbell House, 160 Queen W. 416-5970227, brownpapertickets.com/event/885024. TooPY AnD Binoo: fun AnD gAmeS (Koba Entertainment). The characters from Dominique Jolin’s children’s books perform live in this family show. Nov 8, 1 and 4 pm, at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (1 Front E). $29-$55. 416-872-2262, sonycentre.ca; and Nov 9, 1 and 4 pm, at Living Arts Centre (4141 Living Arts, Mississauga). $26-$36. 905-3066000, livingartscentre.ca.

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Weesageechak Begins To Dance FesTival – 27 (Native Earth Performing Arts). New

works by indigenous artists include plays by Lilia Leon, Jani Lauzon, Daniel David Moses, dance by Santee Smith and more. Opens Nov 12 and runs to Nov 22, see website for schedule. $10-$20, pass $50. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas E, Aki Studio Theatre. nativeearth.ca.

Previewing Buyer & cellar by Jonathan Tolins (Mirvish). An underemployed Los Angeles ñ actor goes to work in Barbra Streisand’s base-

ment in this solo comedy. Previews Nov 12. Opens Nov 13 and runs to Nov 30, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm (and Nov 12). $25-$79. Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge. 416-872-1212, mirvish.com.

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arTaTTack! (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre). This funder for Buddies features silent and live art auctions and appearances by guest artists. Pre-party offers dinner and cocktails, installations and more. Nov 6, pre-party 6 pm, auction from 8 pm. $30-$150. 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555, buddiesinbadtimes.com. Burlesque BeyonD ThunDerDome (Skin Tight Outta Sight Rebel Burlesque). Tanya Cheex, Ginger Darling, DollyBerlin and others perform in a post-apocalyptic circus. Nov 7 at 9:30 pm. $25-$40. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. burlesquebeyondthunderdome. eventbrite.ca. ghosT BroThers oF DarklanD counTy by Stephen King (AEG Live). Tale of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge with music by John Mellencamp. Nov 11 at 7:30 pm. $42.50-$85. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria. masseyhall.com. like FaTher, like son? sorry (Chris Gibbs). Gibbs performs his solo show about being a dad. Nov 6 at 9:30 pm. $10. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com. michael Jackson vs Prince (Platinum Productions). Burlesque, drag and cabaret show. Nov 8 at 10 pm. $10. Club 120, 120 Church. 647-400-2621, club120.ca/event/3340.

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painting he tried to sell in WWII-era Holland (see review, page 87). Runs to Nov 30, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sat-Sun 2:30 pm. $21-$53, rush $15. 30 Bridgman, Extra Space. 416-531-1827, tarragontheatre.com. nnnn (JK) The Book oF mormon by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone (Mirvish). Two naive missionaries go to a volatile region in Uganda in this religious satire musical. Runs to Nov 30, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sun 7:30 pm, mat Sat 2 pm, Sun 1:30 pm. $49-$130. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King W. 416-8721212, mirvish.com. BookWorms by Bernard Farrell (Toronto Irish Players). A women’s book club tries out inviting the husbands to the gathering, with disastrous results. Runs to Nov 8, Thu-Sat 8 pm. $18-$21. Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley. 416440-2888, torontoirishplayers.com. evil DeaD – The musical by Christopher Bond, George Reinblatt, Frank Cipolla and Melissa Morris (Starvox Entertainment). The musical based on the Evil Dead film franchise returns. Runs to Nov 9, Thu 7 pm, Fri-Sat 7 & 10:30 pm, Sun 3 pm. $40-$70. Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst. starvoxent.com. eviTa by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber (Lower Ossington Theatre). Eva Duarte rises from poverty to become the Argentine president’s wife in this musical. Runs to Nov 23, Thu-Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $50-$60. 100A Ossington. 416-915-6747, lowerossingtontheatre.com. FaBrik: The legenD oF m. raBinoWiTz by Wakka Wakka Productions and the Nordland Visual Theatre (Harold Green Jewish Theatre/ Wakka Wakka Productions). Puppetry and music are used to tell the true story of Moritz Rabinowitz, who fled Poland to become a leading clothing maker in Norway. Runs to Nov 16, Thu and Sat 8 pm, mat Wed-Thu 1 pm, Sun 2 pm. $40-$50. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge. 416-733-0545, hgjewishtheatre.com. FrankensTein’s Boy by Eric Woolfe (Eldritch Theatre). Woolfe’s Halloween cute-and-spooky shows follows Fry, Viktor Frankenstein’s hunchbacked assistant, as he tries to navigate a dystopian police state and win the heart of a greasy-spoon waitress. Featuring a cast of wacky puppets and lots of

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Crime seen 30 PEOPLE WATCHING by nisha ahuja and Amelia Sargisson (Subtle Vigilance Collective). At Aki Studio Theatre, Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas East). Runs to November 8. $15-$20. 416-531-1402, subtlevigilance.com. See Continuing, page 87. Rating: NNN

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front the audience, which sits around the action, thus involving viewers in a way that suggests we’re complicit with the dozens of bystanders who witnessed the murder and did nothing. “What would you do?” Rita asks, while noting the racism behind the killing and the fact that she’s now been dead longer than she was alive, and asking what she might have done if she’d grown up. The actors have fine chemistry, notably in a series of confrontations between the imprisoned Chelsea, whose physical and verbal anger is always close to the surface, and the therapist (ahuja) who tries to get her to think about and come to some understanding of what she’s done. Sargisson has the show’s finest scene, in which Chelsea recites a poem she’s written about her twisted, complex feelings. There are other gripping moments, including recollections of the murder that are gruesome but also strangely lyrical. Too often, though, especially near the end, there’s a jarring feeling that we’re getting an “author’s message,” as if we’re being taught a lesson rather than being allowed to discover things on our own. The issues the play raises, unfortunately still with us, deserve further JON KAPLAN exploration. flict between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. Runs to Nov 15, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sun (and Nov 12) at 1:30 pm. $20, srs $15, stu $8. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House. 416-866-8666, youngcentre.ca. MIdSuMMEr NIGHTMArE (Leroy Street Theatre). Adaptation of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. Runs to Nov 8, Thu-Sat 8 pm. $20. The Great Hall, 1087 Queen W. 416826-3330, leroystreettheatre.com. My TrEASurE ISLANd!!! by Karen Woolridge (Johnson Girls). A woman reevaluates her dull life after reading Treasure Island in this adaptation of Sara Levine’s novel (see review, page 84). Runs to Nov 16, Wed-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. $17-$33, mat pwyc. Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson, Backspace. 416-504-7529, johnsongirls.ca. NNNN (Jordan Bimm) PEACE WArrIOrS by Doron Ben-Atar (TEATRON Theatre). This darkly comic play looks at the anti-Israel politics swirling around elite college campuses. Runs to Nov 16, Tue-Thu and Sat-Sun 8 pm, mat Sun 2 pm. $26-$48. Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge.

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The interplay between guilt and mercy is at the centre of Kate Cayley’s The Bakelite Masterpiece. Its lesson is that forgiveness, both for oneself and another, is difficult to obtain. Though its narrative is simple, the play is eloquent, subtly shaped and offers a formidable confrontation between its two characters. Painter Han van Meegeren (Geordie Johnson) is a forger, and officer Geert Piller (Irene Poole) an art historian investigating appropriated artworks. It’s postwar Amsterdam, and van Meegeren is charged with selling a previously lost Vermeer painting to Hermann Goering. Piller accuses him of being a Nazi collaborator. In his defence, van Meegeren says the work was his own, created using the modern plastic Bakelite to give the painting the look of age. The canvas was an artistic means of humiliating the gullible Nazis, making them look like fools in the eyes of the

world. He’s not a traitor, he argues sardonically, but a patriot. How can he prove that he painted the Vermeer, he asks? He’ll paint another in the 17th century painter’s style, using Piller as his model. Director Richard Rose’s production has a focused power that allows the characters to reveal themselves in carefully modulated scenes. Johnson’s reprobate blends sarcasm and cynicism with his philosophical worldliness and pride in having tricked the world. Poole’s Piller is the more layered figure, revealing more and more about her background and needs as the contest with van Meegeren heats up. The painting that van Meegeren sells Goering depicts the Biblical tale of Christ and the woman taken in adultery, which ends with her exoneration when none around her will cast the first stone. Over the course of the play, both historian and painter stand in the position of the accused woman, looking for some kind of forgiveness and understanding of what they’ve done. There’s an element of grace in the play’s open-ended conclusion, but it’s granted with an awareness that our shared humanity and doubt about our actions and motives can make life JON KAPLAN difficult to bear.

teatrontheatre.com. THE SKRIKER by Caryl Churchill (Red One Theatre Collective/Theatre Brouhaha). A mythic Celtic fairy haunts two women as she attempts to win a newborn infant. Churchill’s ambitious, language-rich, non-linear play suggests the writing of James Joyce or Samuel Beckett – it won’t be to everyone’s taste – but director Daniel Pagett’s production is thrilling, engaging and wonderfully acted by a strong cast. Runs to Nov 9, Wed-Sun 8 pm. $15-$25. The Storefront Theatre, 955 Bloor W. secureaseat.com. NNNNN (JK) SPOON RIvER adapted by Mike Ross and Albert Schultz (Soulpepper Theatre). A forgotten town comes back to life in this show inspired by Edgar Lee Masters’s 1915 poetry collection. Runs to Nov 15, see website for schedule. $23-$89. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. 416866-8666, soulpepper.ca. THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare (Hart House Theatre). Love and revenge collide on a magical island in this classic play. Runs to Nov 22, Wed-Sat 8 pm, mat Nov 22 at 2 pm. $28,

srs $17, stu $10-$15. 7 Hart House Circle. 416978-8849, harthousetheatre.ca. 30 PEOPLE WATCHINg by nisha ahuja and Amelia Sargisson (Subtle Vigilance). Teens assault a South Asian classmate in BC, in this play based on the murder of Reena Virk (see review, page 86). Runs to Nov 8, Tue-Sun 8 pm. $15-$20. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas E, Aki Studio Theatre. 416-531-1402, subtlevigilance.com. NNN (JK) THE 39 STEPS by Patrick Barlow (East Side Players). This comedy whodunit is based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film. Runs to Nov 8, Thu-Sat 8 pm. $22, stu $15. Papermill Theatre, 67 Pottery. eastsideplayers.ca. WHAT I LEARNEd FROM A dECAdE OF FEAR by Beatriz Pizano, Lyon Smith and Trevor Schwellnus (Aluna Theatre). A ritual to atone for repression, war and paranoia becomes a eulogy for the human costs of collective safety through the use of security technology (see review online at nowtoronto.com). Runs to Nov 30, Thu-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2:30 pm. $12$20. 1 Wiltshire, unit 124. alunatheatre.ca. NNN (JK) 3

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Thursday, November 6 COMEDY FESTIVAL SHOWCASES Local acts vie for spots in JFL, Ha! and other ñ comedy fests. To Nov 9, Thu-Sun 8 pm, plus

Fri-Sat 10:30 pm. $13-$22. Yuk Yuk’s, 224 Richmond W. 416-967-6425, yukyuks.com. CONSENSUAL SNACKS Comedic variety show hosted by Cassie Moes featuring old Halloween candy. 8 pm. $5. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W, Cabaret Space. comedybar.ca. DAN QUINN Headliner Quinn performs with Andrew Chapman and host Mike Storck. To Nov 8, Thu 8:30 pm, Fri 9 pm, Sat 8 & 10:45 pm. $10-$15. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. 416-486-7700, absolutecomedy.ca. FUN PALACE RADIO VARIETY SHOW Small Wooden Shoe presents a show taped for podcast with comedy by the Sufferettes, music by Isla Craig, and an interview with Michael Johnson. 8 pm. Pwyc. Double Double Land, 209 Augusta. funpalace.ca.

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Doods, and Rulers of the Universe. 8 pm. $7. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth, 2nd floor. 416-903-5388, blackswancomedy.com. KITCH KOMEDY Weekly pro/am show hosted by Dean Young. 9 pm. Free. Kitch, 229 Geary. kitchbar.com. MARIA bAMFORD Stand-up show as part of the Dark Comedy Festival. 8 pm. $28.50. Royal Cinema, 608 College. ticketfly.com. REbEL WITHOUT A COSMOS This isn’t as solid as Second City’s last two revues, but there’s

still lots to enjoy, particularly from veteran ensemble members Connor Thompson and Ashley Botting. Thompson scores big laughs as an Owen Sound layabout who has a gift for giving directions, as well as a children’s performer accidentally hired to sing at a Remembrance Day ceremony. Botting gets two big solos that showcase her sassy range. But under director Reid Janisse, many of the sketches need polish, presenting jokey types rather than people. Indefinite run, Tue-Thu 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 pm, Sun 7:30 pm. $25$29, stu $16-$18. Second City, 51 Mercer. 416343-0011, secondcity.com. NNN (GS) STANDARDS & PRACTICES Cam Algie, Isaac Kessler, Matt Folliott, Kevin Whalen bring explosive longform improv on the first Thursday of every month. 10 pm. $5. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. sandpcomedy.com. STONED UP COMEDY Amanda Day presents a weekly stand-up show. 7 pm. $5. Hot Box Cafe, 204 Augusta. 416-203-6990. TWO CATS COMEDY Pro and amateur comics w/ host Jackie Pirico. 8 pm. Free. Not My Dog, 1510 Queen W. 416-532-2397.

Friday, November 7 CARLA COLLINS Stand-up show. To Nov 8, Fri-Sat 9 pm. $20-$25. The Flying Beaver Pubaret, 488 Parliament. 647-347-6567, pubaret.com.

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competition w/ Candice Gregoris, Camille Cote, Aisha Brown, Clifford Myers, Todd Graham, Erik Andrews and Lianne Mauladin. 8 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 416-5516540, comedybar.ca.

FUN PALACE RADIO VARIETY SHOW Small Wooden Shoe presents a live ñ show taped for podcast with Rob Baker and

Alistair Forbes, music by Fiver, Lisa Bozikovic & Sasha Chapin. 8 pm. Pwyc. Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton. funpalace.ca. IMPROV GAME SHOW Weekly Whose Lineinspired competition. 8 pm. $5. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth, 3rd floor. 416-903-5388, blackswancomedy.com. KILL TONY Tony Hinchcliffe & Brian Redban present comics doing a minute of material, then getting critiqued by Tony & his guests. 8 pm. $25. Big Picture Cinema, 1035 Gerrard E. brownpapertickets.com/event/890561. MEGAN AMRAM Empire Comedy Live presents the Twitter star in a live show as part of her book tour. 8 pm. $20. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. empirecomedylive.com. REbEL WITHOUT A COSMOS See Thu 6. THE UNEMPLOYAbLES Jamie O’Connor presents stand-up w/ guest comedians. 10 pm. $5. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth, 3rd fl. 416-903-5388, blackswancomedy.com.

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Saturday, November 8 ANDREW SCHULZ Live stand-up show as part of the Dark Comedy Festival. 8 pm. $20. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. CARLA COLLINS See Fri 7. COMEDY AT THE RED ROCKET Joel West hosts a weekly show w/ guest comics. 8 pm. Free. Red Rocket Coffee, 1364 Danforth. 416-406-0880.

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wholesome guest performer in this monthly show. 10 pm. $10. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com. IMPROV LEAGUE Four troupes go head-tohead in a shortform improv competition. 8 pm. $5. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth, 3rd floor. blackswancomedy.com. KURT METZGER Live stand-up show as part of the Dark Comedy Festival. 10 pm. $20. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. LAUGH FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Toronto Green Community Comedy benefit for the grassroots environmental organization. 1 pm. $20. Second City, 51 Mercer. 416-3430011, secondcity.com. MICETRO Improvisers work together to score points per scene in the hopes of being the last player standing in this Survivor-style show. 7 pm. $5. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com. REBEL WITHOUT A COSMOS See Thu 6. THEATRESPORTS High-octane team improv competition. To Dec 27, 8 pm. $12, stu $10. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com.

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Sunday, November 9 ABSOLUTE SHOWCASE NIGHT Best of the club’s top local talent. 8:30 pm. $10. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. absolutecomedy. ca. COMEDY FESTIVAL SHOWCASES See Thu 6. COMEDY @ THE WELL Weekly show w/ hosts Dred Lee & Jag Ghankas and others. 8:30 pm. Free. 121 Ossington. thewellbarcafe.ca. CRIMSON WAVE COMEDY Jess Beaulieu and Natalie Norman co-host a feminist-friendly, LGBTQ-positive stand-up night. 9 pm. $5. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. HAPPY HOUR COMEDY: GIVE ME MY SPOT EinStein presents Round 7 finals w/ host Dean Young and others. 8 pm. Free. 229 College. ein-stein.ca. REBEL WITHOUT A COSMOS See Thu 6. SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE The Sketchersons’ weekly sketch and live music show. 9 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.

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Monday, November 10 ALTDOT COMEDY LOUNGE Diamondfield presents Mark Forward, Patrick Haye, ñ Ali Hassan, Adrienne Fish, Jordan Foisy, An-

drew Johnston, Faisal Butt, Dan Quinn, MC Chris Locke and others. 9 pm. $5. Rivoli, 332 Queen W. altdotcomedylounge.com. THE BEST OF THE SECOND CITY Classic and original sketch and improvisation. 8 pm. $14. Second City, 51 Mercer. 416-343-0011, secondcity.com. CHEAP LAUGHS MONDAY Weekly open mic w/ Russell Roy and guests. 9:30 pm. Free. PJ O’Briens Irish Pub, 39 Colborne. 416-8157562. DAWN PATROL Dawn Whitwell presents queered up stand-up w/ Cathryn Naiker, Helder Brum, Jordan Cohen, Kathleen Phillips, Pat Thornton, the Sufferettes and Susan Fischer. 8:30 pm. $7. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. HARD DAY COMEDY Weekly all-female comedy show w/ hosts Cassandra Sansosti & Eesha Brown, booked acts and 3 lotto spots.

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Baram & Naomi Snieckus raise funds for Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome. 8 pm. $12. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com. 200% VODKA Longform improv with the Social Capital Rep Company and guest hosts. 8 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth, 3rd floor. blackswancomedy.com.

Tuesday, November 11 THE DISASTER ANNIVERSARY SHOW A guest

comic has five minutes to try out some new comedy, followed by an improv set by the Fake Cops troupe. 8:30 pm. Free. The Ossington, 61 Ossington. facebook.com/fakecops. FLAT TIRE COMEDY Weekly stand-up w/ host Chrissie Cunningham & others. 9:30 pm. Free. Amsterdam Bicycle Club, 54 the Esplanade. facebook.com/FlatTireComedy. MEGA CRAZY CRAZY FRENZY! Stand-up w/ Jess Beaulieu, Tom Hobson, Camille Côté, Julia Hladkowicz, Tim McDonald, Darryl Orr and host Matt Collins. 9 pm. Free. The Garrison, 1197 Dundas W. 416-519-9439. OPEN MIC TUESDAY Show for up and coming talent. 8:30 pm. $5. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. 416-486-7700, absolutecomedy.ca. REBEL WITHOUT A COSMOS See Thu 6. THE SKIN OF MY NUTS Weekly open mic w/ host Vandad Kardar and others. 8:30 pm. Free. Sonic Espresso Bar, 60 Cecil. facebook. com/skinofmynuts. STUDENT BODIES Longform improv w/ players of the Social Capital Repertory Program. 8 pm. Free. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth, 3rd floor. blackswancomedy.com. YUK YUK’S TUESDAYS The Humber School of Comedy at 7:30 pm, Launching Pad for new stand-ups at 9:30 pm, every Tue. $4/show. Yuk Yuk’s, 224 Richmond W. 416-967-6425, yukyuks.com.

Wednesday, November 12 AARON BERG Stand-up show. To Nov 16, Wed-Sun 8 pm, plus Fri-Sat 10:30 ñ pm. $13-$22. Yuk Yuk’s, 224 Richmond W. 416-967-6425, yukyuks.com.

THE HIVE Weekly improv w/ rotating teams.

8 pm. Pwyc. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth, 3rd floor. blackswancomedy.com. MAGIC OVEN COMEDY Weekly stand-up. 8 pm. Free. Magic Oven, 347 Keele. 416-6040202, facebook.com/MagicOvenKeele. MICETRO Improvisers work together to score points per scene in the hopes of being the last player standing in this Survivor-style show. 8 pm. $5. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor W. baddogtheatre.com. PRO/AM NIGHT Featuring Luke Gordon Field, Big Mo, Juliana Rodrigues, Sean McKiernan, Chris Allin, Shane Murphy, headliner Mike Storck and host Darryl Purvis. 8:30 pm. $6. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. 416-4867700, absolutecomedy.ca. REBEL WITHOUT A COSMOS See Thu 6. SIREN’S COMEDY Open-mic stand-up w/ host Shirley Whalen and headliner Vandad Kardar. 8:30 pm. Free. Celt’s Pub, 2872 Dundas W. 416-767-3339. 3

dance listings Opening DAY OF THE DEAD (Harbourfront Centre/Con-

sulate General of Mexico). The cultural festival includes performances by Ecuadorian Dance Group and Jarabe Pueblano. Nov 8-9, see website for times. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, harbourfrontcentre.com. GLORIOUS TIBET Traditional Tibetan music, dance and opera by the Tibetan Lhoka Art Troupe. Nov 6-7 at 7:30 pm. $28. Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front E. tibetculture2014.com. MANON (The National Ballet of Canada). Choreography by Sir Kenneth MacMillan based on a novel about a Parisian courtesan. Opens Nov 8 and runs to Nov 16, Wed-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sun 2 pm (and Nov 13 and 15). $26-$249. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen W. 416-345-9595, national.ballet.ca. OLDER & RECKLESS 33 (MOonhORsE Dance Theatre/Canadian Stage). This

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showcase of older artists includes choreography by Susie Burpee, Robert Desrosiers, Bill Coleman, Esmeralda Enrique and Douglas Dunn. Nov 6-9, Thu & Sat 8 pm, Fri 7 pm, mat Fri & Sun 1 pm. $15-$45. Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley. 416-368-3110, moonhorsedance.com. SERIES 1 – A WOMAN’S WORK (Dance Matters) Works that explore women’s rights and roles in society, featuring Marie France Forcier, Judi Lopez, Lilia Leon, Sharon Harvey and Andrya Duff. Nov 8-9, Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm. $18, stu/srs $14, ltd Sun pwyc. Pia Bouman Studio, 6 Noble. dancematters.ca/tix.

Continuing TRIPLE BILL (Harbourfront NextSteps/ Toronto Dance Theatre). TDT performs ñTDT Thomas Hauert’s Pond Skaters plus Early

Departures and a new work by Christopher House. Runs to Nov 8, Thu-Sat 8 pm. $20-$40. Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, harbourfrontcentre.com. 3

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ANGELL Painting: Kim Dorland, to Nov 8. 12

Ossington. 416-530-0444.

BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES THEATRE ArtAttack! , party 6 pm, auction 8 pm Nov 6 ($30-$150). 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555. CLINT ROENISCH Painting: Harold Klunder, to Dec 6. 190 St Helens. 416-516-8593. DIAZ CONTEMPORARY Joseph Tisiga, to Nov 15. 100 Niagara. 416-361-2972. GALLERY HOUSE Painting: Selena Wong, Nov 8-Dec 21. 2083 Dundas W. GLADSTONE HOTEL The Wild Wild Wes, Nov 11-23. Hard Twist 9 – Fibre Optics, to Dec 28. York U environmental studies: Viva La Creatividad!, to Nov 8. 1214 Queen W. 416-5314635. HASHTAG GALLERY Cult Classics, Nov 6-9. 801 Dundas W. 416-861-1866. INTERACCESS Mean Time To Upgrade, to Nov 22. 9 Ossington. 416-532-0597.

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JESSICA BRADLEY Sculpture: Tricia Middleton, to Nov 8. 74 Miller. 416ñ 537-3125. KOFFLER GALLERY Pardes group show, to Nov 30. 180 Shaw. 647-925-0643. NO FOUNDATION Painting/drawing: Claire Scherzinger and Sarah Sands Phillips, to Nov 21. 1082 Queen W. 416-993-6510. O’BORN CONTEMPORARY Installation: Kate McQuillen, Nov 7-Dec 19, reception 6-9 pm Nov 7. 131 Ossington. 416-413-9555. OCAD U Video: Ali Kazimi, Nov 7-16, reception 6:30-9 pm Nov 7. 100 McCaul. 416-977-6000. OPEN STUDIO Prints: Pamela Dodds, Hazel Eckert and Annyen Lam, to Nov 22. 401 Richmond W #104. 416-504-8238. PAUL PETRO Stephen Andrews, to Nov 8. 980 Queen W. 416-979-7874. P/M GALLERY Painting: Amanda Reeves, to Nov 15. 1518 Dundas W. 416-937-3862.

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THIS WEEK IN THE MUSEUMS AGA KHAN MUSEUM In Search Of The Artist, to Nov 16. Contemporary Art From Pakistan, to Jan 18. $15-$20. 77 Wynford. AGO Alex Colville, to Jan 4 ($16.50$25). Anishinaabe Artists Of The Great Lakes, to Nov 25. Aimia Photography Prize, to Jan 4. Michelangelo, to Jan 11 ($16.50-$25). Mohamed Bourouissa, to Feb 8. Suzy Lake, to Mar 22, reception 6:30-8:30 pm Nov 12. $11-$19.50, free Wed 6-8:30 pm (special exhibits excluded). 317 Dundas W. 416-979-6648. ART GALLERY OF YORK U Is Toronto Burning?, to Dec 7. 4700 Keele. 416-736-5169. DESIGN EXCHANGE Politics Of Fashion/ Fashion Of Politics, to Jan 25 ($18.50, srs/ stu $14). $10, stu/srs $8. 234 Bay. 416363-6121. DORIS McCARTHY GALLERY Lois Andison,

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to Nov 8. 1265 Military Trail. 416-287-7007. FORT YORK Charles Pachter; Art And The Great War, to Sep 1. 250 Fort York Blvd. 416392-6907. GARDINER MUSEUM Claire Twomey, to Jan 4. $6-$12. 111 Queen’s Park. 416-586-8080. GIBSON HOUSE Memories Of The Future, to Nov 9. 5172 Yonge. 416-395-7432. JUSTINA M. BARNICKE Wendy Coburn, to Dec 19. This Area Is Under 23 Hour Surveillance, to Jun 30. 7 Hart House. 416-978-8398. McMICHAEL Henri Matisse, James W Morrice and John Lyman, to Jan 4. $12-$15. 10365 Islington (Kleinburg). 905-893-1121. OAKVILLE GALLERIES Shary Boyle and Emily Vey Duke, to Jan 4 (Centennial, 120 Navy); Aleesa Cohene, to Jan 5 (Gairloch, 1306 Lakeshore E, Oakville). 905-844-4402. POWER PLANT Julia Dault, Pedro Cabrita Reis

books Thursday, November 6 MARTHA BAILLIE Reading from her novel The

Search For Heinrich Schlögel. 7 pm. Free. Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge. Pre-register 416-395-5577. THE BENJAMIN PROJECT Author Malcolm Bernstein launches his book about a family and their dog, plus shelter tours and more. 7 pm. Free (donations to the Toronto Humane Society). 11 River. thebenjaminproject.ca. EVE MCBRIDE Launching her novel No Worst, There is None. 6-8 pm. Free. Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay. 416-361-0032. MICHAEL SPRINGATE Reading from The Beautiful West & The Beloved Of God. 7-9 pm. Free. Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham. beitzatoun.org.

Friday, November 7 CONTEMPORARY MARXIST THEORY Launch of a

new book featuring key texts by prominent and lesserknown thinkers from America, Asia, Africa and Europe. 6-9 pm. Free. Beit Zatoun, 612 Makrham. beitzatoun.org.

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and Shelagh Keeley, to Jan 4. 231 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4949. ROM Paul Kane, to Jan 24. Fashion Follows Form; Cairo Under Wraps, to Jan 25. Bernice Eisenstein, to Feb 8. $14.50-$16. 100 Queen’s Park. 416-586-8000. RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE Dispatch: War Photographs; Harun Farocki; Winnie: The World’s Most Famous Bear, to Dec 7. Public Studio, to Dec 19. 33 Gould. 416-9795164. TEXTILE MUSEUM OF CANADA Urban Fabric: , to Jan 11. Oriental Rugs, to Apr 15. $15, srs $10, stu $6; pwyc Wed 5-8 pm. 55 Centre. 416-599-5321. U OF T ART CENTRE Allen Ginsberg and Robert Giard, to Dec 6. AA Bronson, to Nov 15. 15 King’s College Circle. 416-978-1838. VARLEY ART GALLERY Kim Adams, to Jan 11. $4-$5. 216 Main (Unionville). 905-4779511.

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PREFIX Video/sculpture: Los Carpinteros, to Nov 22. 401 Richmond W. 416-591-0357. STEPHEN BULGER Photos: Larry Towell, to Nov 22. 1026 Queen W. 416-5040575. TAC ART SPACE Troy Brooks and R Kelly Clipperton, to Nov 22, reception 5:30-9 pm Nov 7 (RSVP info@kellyclipperton.com). 568 Richmond W. 647-648-7935. TRINITY SQUARE VIDEO Will Kwan, Nov 6-Dec 12, reception 5-7 pm Nov 12. 401 Richmond W #376. 416-593-1332. XPACE Beyond The Tropics group show, to Nov 14. 303 Lansdowne. 416-849-2864.

HISPANIC-CANADIAN WRITERS Readings of works by Marcelo Puente, Constanza Duran, Gloria Macher and others. Part of the Festival of Images and Words. Free. Glendon College, 2275 Bayview. festivalofimagesandwords.ca. BRUCE MCDOUGALL Signing copies of The Last Hockey Game. 1 pm. Free. Indigo, 55 Bloor W. gooselane.com. RED SKIN, WHITE MASKS: REJECTING THE COLONIAL POLITICS OF RECOGNITION Book launch

by Historical Materials Toronto. 7 pm. Free. Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham. beitzatoun. org.

Saturday, November 8 TORONTO POETRY SLAM Spoken word

competition. 8 pm. $5. Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen W. 416-312-3865, torontopoetryslam.com. rMAKE A BOOK DAY Marie-Louise Gay, Irene Luxbacher, Qin Leng and other creators lead an afternoon of readings, storytelling, book-making activities and more. 1-4 pm. Free. Lillian H Smith Library, 239 College. Pre-register smallprinttoronto. org.

Glen Sean Coulthard launches Red Skin, White Masks on November 7.

Mancini, Tom Dilworth and Louis Cabri read. 4-6 pm. Free. Supermarket, 268 Augusta. facebook.com/events/803676593026787. BRUCE MCDOUGALL Signing copies of The Last Hockey Game. Noon. Free. Chapters, 20 William Kitchen. gooselane.com. RACHEL ZOLF Book launch/reading for poetry book Janey’s Arcadia, poetry by Liz Howard and a short film and soundscape. 7 pm. Free. Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham. beitzatoun.org.

Tuesday, November 11 I’M NOT GOING BACK: WARTIME MEMOIR OF A

CHILD EVACUEE Launch for an updated edition of Kitty Wintrob’s memoir. 7 pm. Free. Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington. 416-395-5440. NANCY BAKER/GEMMA FILES/HELEN MARSHALL/DAVID NICKLE Readings by the ChiZine

Publication authors. 8 pm. Free. Round, 152A Augusta. 416-451-6346. TOTALLY UNKNOWN WRITERS FESTIVAL Readings by Shane Driver, David Kee, Jason Sweetnam, Claire Holland, Nicholas Tsangarides and others. 7 pm. $5 or pwyc. Rivoli, 332 Queen W. liferattle.ca.

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Reading from The Comeback, a book about Aboriginal peoples, and talking with Lisa Charleyboy and Hayden King. 7 pm. $10 (benefit for Native Canadian Centre/U of T Memory, Meaning-Making & Collections Program). Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles W. eventbrite.com/e/14044063171. GREG SORBARA Book launch and dinner. 6:30 pm. $100. Grano, 2035 Yonge. Pre-register 416-361-0032. WARRIOR POETS Jordan, Stedmond Purdy and Reg Hartt read from the works of Rimbaud, Verlaine, Beaudelaire and others. New poetry welcome. 9 pm. Cineforum, 463 Bathurst. 416-603-6643. 3

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and Chris Williams, written by Robert L. Baird, Daniel Gerson and Jordan Roberts, with the voices of Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Maya Rudolph and James Cromwell. 108 minutes. A Disney release. Opens Friday (November 7). For venues and times, see Movies, page 96.

You might recognize Scott Adsit from his years on 30 Rock, where he played Liz Lemon’s perpetually put-upon sounding board, Pete Hornberger. But as of this week, the children in your life will know him as the voice of Baymax, the medical droid turned flying battlebot in Big Hero 6. “I’ve got a few talking dolls in my

apartment right now,” Adsit smiles, perched on the coffee table in a suite at the Shangri-La. The film’s marketing is focused on Baymax, a squishy, endlessly compassionate character seemingly designed to be adored by viewers. “The concept behind him is someone who cares, and is all about bedside manner,” Adsit explains. “He speaks with calm authority and is ready to listen and all that. It’s everything you want from a doctor. That’s coupled with the fact that he really doesn’t know what’s going on sometimes. But he learns, which is cool, and his calm remains no matter what’s happening. He’s still got that

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same voice when they put the armour on him, which is nice.” Given that every comic-book project is being positioned as a franchise these days, is Disney planning a sequel? “There’s potential,” Adsit acknowledges, though he qualifies that immediately. “If they’re talking about it, it’s only like, ‘Do the filmmakers have the energy to do this?’” In the meantime, Adsit is totally on board with voicing Baymax in other venues should Big Hero 6 prove as popular as last year’s Frozen. “If those things come up, I’m here,” he says. “There’s an exhibit right now at Disneyland, a sneak peek at the film in 3D, and I recorded something special for that.” Post-30 Rock, Adsit played a straight role in the current Bill Murray dramedy, St. Vincent – “I’ll be in that movie a lot more on the DVD,” he jokes – and says he intends to keep shifting between comedy and drama. “I came up through Second City, so I’m used to playing 20 characters every night who are very different from each other,” he says. “I wouldn’t want my career to be any different.”

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REVIEW BIG HERO 6 (Don Hall, Chris Williams) Rating: NNNN The Disney-Marvel synergy expands into the animated realm with Big Hero 6, a near-total reworking of a little-remembered comic property created in the late 90s. The movie centres on 14-year-old robotics genius Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter), who “upgrades” himself and four college-aged scientists to battle an emerging super-villain. But the real focus is on Hiro’s bond with his initial subject, a marshmallowy medical droid called Baymax (30 Rock’s Scott Adsit). Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams find new angles on the required action beats, playing up the human relationships and having fun with Baymax’s logical, single-minded nature. And the world in which it all takes place – the Japanese-infused American metropolis of “San Fransokyo” – is a production designer’s NW dream.

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The Edward Snowden whistleblower case made global headlines last year, and rightfully so. Snowden’s revelations about America’s secret data-collection programs and the complicity of foreign governments in those efforts offered unsettling proof of the nation’s slide toward a surveillance state. Snowden was aided in his efforts by the filmmaker Laura Poitras (My Country, My Country and The Oath), who connected him with journalist Glenn Greenwald. The three met in a hotel room in Hong Kong for eight days; Poitras’s documentary Citizenfour – named for the handle Snowden used when he first reached out to her – is mostly set during that window of time. Much of the film consists of footage of Snowden explaining the range and depth of American datamining to an increasingly horrified Greenwald. If it sounds dull, it isn’t. A moment when Snowden takes precautions to avoid having his image captured by a laptop’s webcam, and Greenwald slowly realizes the implications of that action, is as unnerving as any contemporary espionage thriller. The other triumph of Poitras’s documentary is that it gives Snowden back his humanity. No cartoon traitor or fanatic, he’s a soft-spoken, thoughtful and profoundly intelligent young man – a conscientious objector in the face of Orwellian insanity. We are all in his debt. NORMAN WILNER

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Matthew McConaughey shows the right stuff in Interstellar.

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Jay Reinke (front) gives shelter to those looking for work in the fracking industry.

Home truths

Presenting a balanced portrait of a charitable pastor and a complex community By NORMAN WILNER THE OVERNIGHTERS written and

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directed by Jesse Moss. A filmswelike release. 100 minutes. Opens Friday (November 7). For venues and times, see Movies, page 96.

In 2013, Jesse Moss decided to make a documentary about Jay Reinke, a pastor in Williston, North Dakota, who’d made it his mission to give shelter to the constant flow of people arriving in town to land a job in the fracking industry. Things quickly became complicated as the town labelled the people staying in Reinke’s church transients or homeless and the pastor doubled his efforts to take people in. The resulting conflicts are detailed in The Overnighters. “If I was asked to solve the traditional homeless problem, I would be at a loss as to what to do,” says Reinke, sitting with Moss a few hours before the film’s Canadian premiere at Hot Docs. “I think what was happening also was unique in that these were ablebodied individuals – with their brokenness and their struggles, but still functional – and there’s a different need there.”

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“What I liked about Jay from the beginning was his self-awareness,” Moss says. “He didn’t present himself to me as anything other than a man like the men he was helping. He wasn’t a paragon of perfection or some sort of saint. He was just a guy presented with a choice to make.” “I’m almost grateful for some of those scenes where I’m not really presented very nicely,” Reinke says. “It indicates there’s some real tension and frustration there, an uncertainty as to what to do. I think sometimes people think you have to be superhuman to respond to somebody else’s need, you know?” Moss says he thinks the situation in Williston illuminated a key aspect of the American character: the idea that there’s a place where you can go to reinvent yourself. “A place to find not only a job, but a better vision of yourself,” he says. “But I think the reality of the film is that you can’t outrun, not just your addictions and your burdens, but your bad luck. Even in a place that seems to offer limitless possibilities.” 3

Winner of a special jury prize at Sundance, Jesse Moss’s thoughtful documentary is a character study of Jay Reinke, a Lutheran pastor in Williston, North Dakota, trying to shelter hundreds of people drawn there by the promise of lucrative jobs in the fracking industry. Pastor Jay’s message of charity grinds up against a town fearful of roughnecks with unknown pasts and, over time, his choices seem perhaps riskier and more personal than they need to be. Moss is an incredibly sympathetic filmmaker, and his master stroke is to structure The Overnighters as a portrait of both an individual and a community. Everyone is allowed a point of view, even when that point of view seems reactionary and ill-informed. In a weird way, that’s NW America in a nutshell.

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RENDEZVOUS WITH MADNESS FILM FESTIVAL from Monday (November 10) to November 15 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King West). $12-$30, pass $70. rendezvouswithmadness.com.

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The purpose of the Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival is simple: to showcase films about mental health and addiction in order to get people talking about those issues. The 2014 edition is a strong one. Lou Howe’s Gabriel (Tuesday, November 11, 6:30 pm; rating: NNN) fea-

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Stars struck INTERSTELLAR (Christopher Nolan). 169 minutes. Now playing. For venues and times, see Movies, page 96. Rating: NNN Interstellar is a gargantuan, high-concept world-beater kind of movie with sweeping God’s-eye-view images, the pace of a marathon runner and a thrumming Hans Zimmer score made up of one crescendo af ter another. Christopher Nolan’s pictures – even his Batman movies – have a self-importance that makes you believe the fate of the human race is at stake, and this time it actually is. It’s a few decades from now, and Earth is dying. America has turned most of its resources to farming, but a blight is consuming our crops and slowly eating up our oxygen. When astronaut-turned-corn-farmer Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and his young daughter (Mackenzie Foy) follow a mysterious signal to a secret NASA base, they discover a project designed to find humanity a new

tures an electric performance by Rory Culkin – the one from Signs – as a disturbed young man obsessed with reconnecting with a childhood girlfriend. Don’t Leave Me (November 13, 6:30 pm; rating: NNNN) was one of my biggest discoveries at Hot Docs this spring under its original title, Ne Me Quitte Pas. It’s a devastating documentary about two Belgian binge drinkers whose dynamic starts to fray when one of them decides to sober up and the other refuses. The festival closes with Stray Dog (November 15, 7:30 pm; rating: NNNN), a documentary by Debra Granik about a Missouri man named Ron Hall. A Vietnam veteran and biker, he’s the

home – at the other end of a stable wormhole located somewhere near Saturn. Getting to the wormhole is just the first movement of Interstellar, which slowly sheds its hard-SF trappings for a goopy reliance on primal concepts like destiny and the power of love. (The effects remain spectacular, especially in the IMAX version – which is being shown on actual film at the Scotiabank, and worth every penny of the ticket price.) McConaughey and his co-stars do a terrific job of underplaying the technobabble and selling their individual moments (once again, Jessica Chastain is a phenomenon), and Nolan’s trademark big-picture confidence propels Interstellar through its near-three-hour running time with breathless style. But when it’s time to send the movie beyond the infinite, McConaughey’s crops aren’t the only corn being thrown around. Nolan’s script, cowritten as always with brother Jonathan, goes for the highest of high concepts, and it’s one that’s pretty dopey if you think about it even for a NORMAN WILNER microsecond. very image of the American outsider – which is why the filmmaker cast Hall in a small role in Winter’s Bone – but he’s far more complex than that image, and Granik’s deeply sympathetic portrait burrows into his life, his causes and the ongoing marginalization of veterans in America. Oh, and the festival has asked me to return as moderator for its shorts panel (November 13, 9:30 pm), and there’s some good stuff lined up for that, including the fascinating Auroratone Project, a selection of abstract musical shorts inspired by a Second World War therapy techNORMAN WILNER nique for PTSD.

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Race riot Dear White PeoPle (Justin Simien). 108 minutes. Opens Friday (November 7). For venues and times, see Movies, page 96. Rating: NNNN

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man, Jaret Belliveau). 91 minutes. Opens Friday (November 7). For venues and times, see Movies, page 96. Rating: NNNN

One of the more complex documentaries made about misguided DIY filmmakers, this story of Halifax martial arts aficionado Elliot Scott’s quest to become the first-ever Canadian action superstar delivers huge laughs with an underlying sadness.

edy considers contemporary attitudes toward race, gender and sexuality through a cast of lively, engaging characters. Favouring Spike Lee’s School Daze over Do The Right Thing (which he quotes only in the service of a Tyler Perry joke), Simien builds a complex environment of clashing motivations and desires, each marked by sharp dialogue and believable conflicts. Everybody Hates Chris’s Tyler James Williams and Veronica Mars’s Tessa Thompson are particularly adept at investing Simien’s zingers with exactly the right amount of righteous condemnation, but the entire cast is game. See? Social awareness can be fun! NormaN WilNer

It’s good fun to watch Scott naively bumble his way around the creation of his third opus, Blood Fight, but as the doc approaches its final act, a major twist changes its tone almost completely. Filmmakers Matthew Bauckman and Jaret Belliveau lucked into an implausible true story in which the darkness and outlandishness keep escalating to a shocking yet unavoidable conclusion. That ending works wonderfully, forcing the audience to reconsider everything that came before. Scott clearly lives in his own fantasy world, and it’s an absolute trip to be aNDreW ParKer let into it.

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Slums: Cities Of Tomorrow never homes in on an argument or point.

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director was thrilled with casting choices for the biopic of the renowned physicist By NORMAN WILNER James Marsh, written by Anthony McCarten based on the book by Jane Hawking, with Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox and Emily Watson. An eOne release. 123 minutes. Opens Friday (November 7). For venues and times, see Movies, page 96.

It’s the day after The Theory Of Everything’s world premiere at TIFF, and James Marsh is very happy with the way the screening went. “Post-production kind of exhausts your interest in a subject,” he says of his Stephen Hawking biopic, “but you don’t really finish it until you see it with an audience.” The director – whose credits include the documentaries Man On Wire and Project Nim – is especially pleased that the Toronto audience responded to his actors the same way he did. Marsh can’t say enough good things about Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, who play the world-renowned physicist and his wife, Jane, from their college years to middle age.

slUms: CiTies of TomorroW (JeanNicolas Orhon). 82 minutes. Subtitled. Opens Friday (November 7) at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. See Times, page 101. Rating: nn

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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (James Marsh) Rating: nnn Director James Marsh takes the remarkable, complex story of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and imprisons it in the inspirational treacle of a disease-of-theweek movie about a young couple struggling with lifealtering illness. Adapted as cloyingly as possible from Jane Hawking’s autobiography, it has no time for Hawking’s work (He Dazzled His Peers! He Wrote A Bestseller!) or for the very real hardships Stephen and Jane faced over their decades of marriage. Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones make it worth watching, grounding their relationship in anguished good humour, but Anthony McCarten’s script sees them only as noble sufferers waiting for the next nW challenge.

“Once I’d met Eddie, I knew,” he says. “He was so on fire for the role, and also so smart to realize how much commitment he needed to do this. There’s months and months of boring, repetitive preparation. You need to train like an athlete. We both had a lot of anxiety about the film – could we make it work? could he pull off this physical performance? – and I knew that he could. I totally believed that he could.” As for Jones, Marsh says he’d been looking to work with her since seeing her breakout performance in Like Crazy. “I saw it and thought, ‘She’s really amazing, and she’s British!’” he laughs. “We had this scrappy little audition that I filmed. They were great choices. The only choices, really.” Also happy with the choices: the real Stephen Hawking, to whom Marsh showed the film a few weeks earlier. “His main reaction was surprise that it’s not just awful,” Marsh says with a chuckle. “In a British sort of idiom, that’s pretty good praise.” 3 normw@nowtoronto.com | @normwilner

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Eerie flick The Midnight After gets Reel Asian off to a solid start.

The documentary Slums: Cities Of Tomorrow tours “squatter communities” from Bangalore to New Jersey, offering an emotionally flat survey with only a few insights. The film never homes in on an argument or a point. Like its subject, Slums is overpopu-

lated, a filmed Rolodex of talking heads. Sociologists take turns defining low-to-no-income makeshift neighbourhoods around the world, while the people who live in them briefly list their struggles and joys. Most residents are only filmed long enough to deliver a pull quote, so it’s impossible to make a human connection to them. Only an Indian mother earns our sympathy, not so much for her squalid housing but for the brave front she puts up. She instructs her children to lie at school about how well they eat so they can avoid being tormented for coming from the slums.

There’s a strong genre flavour to this year’s Reel Asian Film Festival, starting with its opening-night gala, Fruit Chan’s The Midnight After (Thursday, November 6, 7 pm, Isabel Bader; rating: nnn). Based on a serialized web novel about bus commuters who arrive in

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Irish eyerolls life’s A BreeZe (Lance Daly). 83 minutes. Opens Friday (November 7). For venues and times, see Movies, page 96. Rating: nn A working-class Dublin family hunts for a mattress stuffed with a million euros in this crowd-pleaser stuffed with mouldy fluff. Life’s A Breeze stars Fionnula Flanagan as Nan, an elderly hoarder whose adult kids thought they were doing her a favour by clearing out her junk, including her well-worn mattress. Unbeknownst to them, the mattress

Hong Kong’s Taipo district to find themselves the only people in existence, it begins as an effective riff on Stephen King creepers like The Mist and The Langoliers, but by the second hour it’s clear that Chan is just throwing random stuff at the characters to see what happens. Far more satisfying is the hour-long feature Awesome Asian Bad Guys (Friday, November 7, 7 pm, Royal; rating: nnnn). It began as a web series, which explains its brief running time and charmingly ridiculous concept, in which two American filmmakers recruit the actors they grew up worshiping to take on a Mob boss. If you ever

contains Nan’s life savings, which adds up to a figure that makes her children, the media and all of Ireland go a little loopy. The film is thankfully brief, and the comedy is hokey before the mattress shenanigans even begin. The film stays at the level of Nan’s loud and unbelievably dense son Colm (Pat Shortt), whose light-hearted stupidity is meant to be the main attraction. Flanagan and appealing newcomer Kelly Thornton, as Nan’s teenage granddaughter, deliver the only tolerable performances, probably because they don’t say much, and like us, just observe the silliness on display. rADheyAn simonPillAi

smiled at Al Leong’s impulsive theft of a candy bar before a firefight in Die Hard, you’ll know exactly what they’re going for; if not, check it out anyway. It’s hysterical. And though it might seem like another generic K-horror effort about a teenager who can see the dead, Oh In-chun’s Mourning Grave (Saturday, November 8, 9:15 pm, Royal; rating: nnn) turns out to be a little different. Oh plays on our expectations of the Asian ghost story, his teenage hero (Kang Ha-neul) making a surprisingly delicate connection with a female spectre (Kim So-eun). normAn Wilner

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If you think 9/11 had little impact on the individual rights of Canadians, The Secret Trial 5 will change your mind. It tracks the experience of five immigrants, labelled terrorists, who were detained without charges, let alone a trial, via the rarely used security certificate. Director Amar Wala talks to their lawyers and advocates and the detainees themselves, who were locked up based on evidence they were never allowed to see. After sustained campaigns, some were released and placed under house arrest, where the conditions, ironically, were worse than those in prison. But the star of the movie is detainee Mohamed Harkat’s wife, So-

Don’t Get Killed In Alaska is a surprisingly effective micro-budget family drama with only a handful of characters and scenes. The film’s limited resources often show, but writer/director Bill Taylor handles this well, keeping the sentiment in check and garnering strong performances from his cast, particularly young star Tommie-Amber Pirie. She plays Liney, a directionless 20-something who keeps her distance from her family with good reason. They’re still hurting from past issues that have torn them apart. But Liney needs money to get to Alaska, so she hits up her mom, bro and dad, well aware that she’ll be tiptoeing around a

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phie, who became the human face of the protest. The dreaded security certificates are coming back into play in the wake of the shootings on Parliament Hill, making this doc more timely than ever. If the doc seems biased, don’t blame the filmmakers. There wasn’t a single government representative who SUSAN G. COLE would talk to them.

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ered in just a few scenes – but each of the characters has an honest core that Taylor builds on to reach a touching and satisfying conclusion. RADHEYAN SIMONPILLAI

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Movie listings are comprehensive and organized alphabetically. Listings include name of film, director’s name in brackets, a review, running time and a rating. Reviews are by Norman Wilner (NW), Susan G. Cole (SGC), Glenn Sumi (GS), and Radheyan Simonpillai (RS) unless otherwise specified. The rating system is as follows: NNNNN Top 10 of the year NNNN Honourable mention NNN Entertaining NN Mediocre N Bomb

ñ= Critics’ pick (highly recommended) Movie theatres are listed at the end and can be cross-referenced to our film times on page 101. ABCs of deATh 2 (various directors) follows the same formula as its predecessors, assembling 26 horror shorts – each taking its subject from a letter of the alphabet – from 26 different filmmaking teams. And as with the original, the result is a very mixed bag, since some directors are far more capable of telling a story (or

delivering a scare) than others. Some subtitles. 122 min. NNN (NW) Carlton Cinema

AlexANder ANd The TerriBle, horriBle, No good, very BAd dAy (Miguel

Arteta) sticks to the spirit of Judith Viorst’s picture book while adding its own ingratiating material. After a disastrous day, Alexander wishes for his family to share his misfortune. They face disasters at work, the junior prom, driving tests and the school play, each more manic and derivative as the plot chugs along. 81 min. NN (RS) 401 & Morningside, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande ­ Steeles, Queensway, Rainbow Promenade, Rainbow Woodbine, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale, Yonge & Dundas 24

ANNABelle (John R. Leonetti) is a thin

prequel to The Conjuring that fills in the backstory of the eponymous demonic doll from the first film. In early 70s California, a young couple (Annabelle Wallis and Ward Horton) with a new baby experience some paranormal activity. Director Leonetti generates some suspense and unease, and the film looks good. But the acting is as plastic as the doll, and there are some plot contrivances that will make even the most accepting genre fans roll their eyes. 99 min. NN (GS) 401 & Morningside, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande ­ Steeles, Rainbow Woodbine, Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Yorkdale

Before i go To sleep (Rowan Joffe) stars

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husband (Colin Firth) she can’t remember because of an accident (or attempted murrrderrr?). Director Joffe keeps things effectively tense and confusing, but with every reveal and explanation, the film becomes more hammy and ridiculous. 92 min. NN (RS) Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Colossus, Eglinton Town Centre, Queensway, Yonge & Dundas 24

The BesT of Me (Michael Hoffman) is the

latest, clichéd movie of a novel by peddler of moss-covered romance Nicholas Sparks, and it hews close to The Notebook. Once again, an older couple trips down memory lane to rekindle the passion of their youth. A chiselled, slightly grey James Marsden and Luke Bracey as his younger self both take their shirts off. 117 min. NN (RS) 401 & Morningside, Colossus, Queensway, SilverCity Yorkdale, Yonge & Dundas 24

Big Apple CirCus live: MeTAMorphosis

is a high-def broad cast of the circus event featuring clowning, juggling, acrobatics and animal acts. 120 min. Opens Nov 8 at Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Eglinton Town Centre, Queens­ way, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Yonge, Yonge & Dundas 24

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(Don Hall, Chris Williams) 108 min. See interview and review, page 90. NNNN (NW) Opens Nov 7 at 401 & Morningside, Beach Cinemas, Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande ­ Steeles, Humber Cinemas, Queensway, Rainbow Market Square, Rainbow Promenade, Rainbow Woodbine, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale, Yonge & Dundas 24

BirdMAN or (The uNexpeCTed virTue of igNorANCe) (Alejandro González

Iñárritu) is a near-total fiasco from a filmmaker bent on impressing the world with his prodigious talent, a show-offy drama about a former superhero actor (Michael Keaton) making his Broadway debut by writing, directing and starring in a drama based on the stories of Raymond Carver. It’s a godawful mess. 119 min. NN (NW) Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Cineplex VIP Cinemas Don Mills, Queensway, Varsity

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land, Nick Fenton) is a film of pop genius Björk’s spectacularly inventive show, which was more art extravaganza than concert, featuring a mind-boggling mashup of unsettling atmospherics, dark melody and electronica and riveting images of nature in action. Too bad there’s no behind-the-scenes action or insights into the star’s creative process, small but significant weaknesses. But Björk? She can do anything. 97 min. NNNN (SGC) Kingsway Theatre

The Book of life 3d (Jorge R. Gutierrez)

ñdAwN of The plANeT of The Apes

is a phantasmagoric animated folktale centring on a love triangle between best friends who become gambling fodder for after-life gatekeepers. It’s an overpopulated, magnificent mess, where every intricate frame is nuanced and dazzling. 95 min. NNN (RS) 401 & Morningside, Beach Cinemas, Can­ ada Square, Coliseum Scarborough, Colos­ sus, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande ­ Steeles, Humber Cinemas, Queensway, Rainbow Market Square, Rainbow Woodbine, Silver­ City Fairview, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale, Yonge & Dundas 24

(Matt Reeves) harvests the useful plot points of 2011’s clumsy Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes in its first three minutes and never looks back. Where the last one paid lip service to ape/human ethics and rushed through its character development to get to what it thought audiences wanted, Dawn is willing to put in the work, with complex characters on both the human and primate sides. Some subtitles. 130 min. NNNN (NW) Scotiabank Theatre

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(NW) Opens Nov 7 at Yonge & Dundas 24

(Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable) are ghoulishlooking, sewer-dwelling creatures whose behaviour mimics that of raccoons (they rummage through trash) and Despicable Me’s Minions (they mumble and build stuff). They’re adorable, while the humans bent on exterminating them are ghastly. A hilarious visual treat from the Laika studio (Coraline, ParaNorman). 96 min. NNNN (RS) Colossus, Eglinton Town Centre, Yonge & Dundas 24

ñBoyhood

(Richard Linklater) is the best American movie I’ve seen in years – and one of the very best movies about America ever made, capturing the maturation of Texas kid Mason (Ellar Coltrane) from first grade through leaving for college. If I see another movie more ambitious, more honest or more illuminating this year, I’ll be stunned. 164 min. NNNNN (NW) Carlton Cinema, Kingsway Theatre

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(Jon Favreau) is 20 minutes too long and a hair too manipulative, but writer/director/star Favreau is intent on delivering such a pleasurable little movie that it almost seems unfair to hold his excesses against him – and you wouldn’t want him to cut the cameos from his Marvel buddies. 115 min. NNNN (NW) Kingsway Theatre

CiTizeN MArC (Roger Larry) is a documentary about pot activist Marc Emery, who served time in a U.S. penitentiary for selling marijuana seeds online. 92 min. Opens Nov 7 at Big Picture Cinema (see In­ die & Rep Film, page 103) CiTizeNfour (Laura Poitras) 114

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min. See review, page 90. NNNN (NW) Opens Nov 7 at TIFF Bell Lightbox

dAvid Bowie is (Hamish Hamilton) is a

documentary about the groundbreaking Bowie exhibition, filmed at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, featuring guest interviews to provide context. 100 min. Nov 6 at Eglinton Town Centre, Yonge & Dundas 24

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(Justin Simien) 108 min. See review, page 93. NNNN

doN’T geT killed iN AlAskA (Bill Taylor) 96 min. See review, page 95. NNN (RS) Opens Nov 7 at Carlton Cinema dr. CABBie (Jean-François Pouliot) is a

lively comedy with a strong premise, brisk pace, appealing cast and timely theme. When a newly minted Delhi doctor moves to Canada, where his credentials aren’t recognized, he finds himself running an illicit clinic in the back seat of his taxi. 104 min. NNN (Andrew Dowler) Colossus, Yonge & Dundas 24

drACulA uNTold (Gary Shore) is an

origin story for Vlad the Impaler (Luke Evans). It’s dull, grey and rather pointless, the prologue to a modern Dracula movie stretched out to feature length. Some subtitles. 92 min. NN (NW) 401 & Morningside, Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande ­ Steeles, Queensway, Rainbow Woodbine, Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Yorkdale

The equAlizer (Antoine Fuqua) reunites

the ever-formidable Denzel Washington with Training Day director Fuqua for a pulpy, sadistic big-screen update of a barely remembered 80s TV series. Up until the overheated climax, it’s even reasonably entertaining. 131 min. NNN (NW) 401 & Morningside, Carlton Cinema, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande ­ Steeles, Queensway, Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Yorkdale

eTerNiTy: The Movie (Ian Thorpe) follows a naive songwriter (Barrett Crake) who starts the blue-eyed soul band Eternity with a womanizer saxophonist (Myko Olivier). A small segment of the LGBTQ audience may find this fun – the 80s clothes are a hoot, the song lyrics ridiculous, and the gay innuendo constant – but it’s mostly just crass. 92 min. NN (SGC) Carlton Cinema

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(Ruben Östlund) follows a picture-perfect Swedish family’s skiing vacation in the French Alps,


where the father (Johannes Kuhnke) panics in a moment of potential crisis, destroying his standing as benevolent patriarch and sending him into a spiral of self-justification. The deeper he digs, the funnier Force Majeure gets, and the more perceptive and uncomfortable it becomes. Some subtitles. 118 min. NNNN (NW) Kingsway Theatre, TIFF Bell Lightbox

FURY (David Ayer) follows the crew of an

American tank – among them Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman – making its way into Germany in April 1945. Director Ayer actively tries to top the brutality and gore of Saving Private Ryan, making it feel like a swaggering corrective to the old-fashioned pleasures of George Clooney’s recent The Monuments Men. Some subtitles. 134 min. NNN (NW) 401 & Morningside, Beach Cinemas, Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande - Steeles, Humber Cinemas, Queensway, Rainbow Market Square, Rainbow Promenade, Rainbow Woodbine, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale, Varsity, Yonge & Dundas 24

ñGONE GIRL

(David Fincher) is a little cold, but that’s why Fincher (Seven, Fight Club, Zodiac, The Social Network) is the perfect director for it, clinically dis-

secting what happens to a small-town bar owner (Ben Affleck) when his wife (Rosamund Pike) goes missing on the morning of their fifth anniversary. Gone Girl feels machine-tooled in the best possible way, spotless and chilly and perfect. It’s exactly what this story and these characters require. 149 min. NNNN (NW) 401 & Morningside, Beach Cinemas, Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Cineplex VIP Cinemas Don Mills, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande Steeles, Humber Cinemas, Queensway, Rainbow Market Square, Rainbow Promenade, Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale, Varsity, Yonge & Dundas 24

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being sold as a feel-good picture (about three Sudanese war survivors airlifted to Kansas City in 2001) along the lines of The Blind Side, but director Falardeau is far more interested in earning our empathy – and our tears – than in pandering to an American audience. Good for him. Some subtitles. 110 min. NNNN (NW) Canada Square

THE GREEN PRINCE (Nadav Schirman) fol-

lows a Hamas leader’s son who spied for Israeli security agency Shin Bet for over a decade. It’s fascinating portrait of the spy

world and an unusual bromance between spy and handler. But it doesn’t deal with key incidents deeply enough, and given what the two subjects do for a living, who can believe a word they say? 100 min. NNN (SGC) Canada Square

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cliffe as a small-town murder suspect who wakes up one morning with horns sprouting from his head and the ability to make people reveal their most awful secrets. Aja clearly loves the grungy, magic-realist heart of Joe Hill’s novel, but the pacing’s lumpy and the tone doesn’t quite hold. When it works, it works really well, but after a while Horns just wears you down. 120 min. NNN (NW) Carlton Cinema

The huNdred-FooT JourNey (Lasse Hallström) gives big fun to foodies. When family patriarch Om Puri opens a Bollywood-style eatery in a Gallic town across from the Michelin-approved resto owned by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), intense competition ensues. There are no surprises but lots of pleasures: Puri and Mirren are obviously having a gas, and it’s literally a feast for the eyes. Prepare to want to eat afterwards. 115 min. NNN (SGC) Kingsway Theatre

(Pawel Pawlikowski) follows novitiate nun and orphan Anna (luminous Agata Trzebuchowska), whose aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza) informs her that her real name is Ida and she is Jewish. The pair set out to find the village where Wanda believes Ida’s parents were killed. Shot in crisp black-and-white, the film tackles the complex issues of faith, hypocrisy and wartime accountability with nuance. Subtitled. 80 min. NNNN (SGC) Kingsway Theatre

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(Alex Ross Perry) traps the audience with Philip Lewis Friedman, a New York novelist whose selfregard outweighs pretty much everything in his life, pushing him away from the people he should care about most. Jason Schwartzman is pitch-perfect, letting loose his inner shitheel as director Perry shows us precisely how Philip’s narcissism serves his art while chipping away at his soul. 109 min. NNNNN (NW) TIFF Bell Lightbox

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(Ira Sachs) tracks lovers George and Ben, superbly played by Alfred Molina and John Lithgow, who are forced to live separately when they can no longer afford their Manhattan apartment. Sachs lets small gestures evoke the intimacy the two men miss so desperately. You won’t be on the edge of your seat, but you will get drawn in by the characters and their dilemmas. 94 min. NNNN (SGC) Kingsway Theatre

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stars Jeremy Renner as California reporter Gary Webb, who wrote about the CIA’s flooding poor black neighbourhoods with crack cocaine to launder money raised in the Iran-Contra scandal in 1996. A U.S. government campaign tried to discredit him by any means necessary. It’s a wellpackaged story, even if it never really catalyzes its indignation into something more resonant. 112 min. NNN (NW) Carlton Cinema

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The Judge (David Dobkin) is a slick, commercial package – but what’s inside is pretty solid, letting Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall go head to head in a fatherson drama wrapped up inside a contrived legal thriller about a hotshot lawyer defending his father from a murder charge. Both actors are great, and Dobkin (who also co-wrote the story) foregrounds relationships over legalese at every turn. 143 min. NNN (NW) 401 & Morningside, Canada Square, Carlton Cinema, Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Colossus, Eglinton Town Centre, Queensway, Rainbow Promenade, Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Yonge

(Lynn Shelton) plays like a lighter, looser spin on Joanna Hogg’s brilliant British drama Unrelated, with an aimless woman (Keira Knightley) caught in someone else’s parent-child dynamic. But it’s no less insightful or compassionate. 100 min. NNNN (NW) Yonge & Dundas 24

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(Chad Stahelski) stars Keanu Reeves as the eponymous anti-hero, a retired assassin and recent widower who goes after the thugs who stole his car and killed the puppy his wife left him. First-time director Stahelski deftly shifts the tone from serious-minded character piece to full-on comic book excess. Some subtitles. 101 min. NNNN (NW) 401 & Morningside, Beach Cinemas, Carlton Cinema, Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Cineplex VIP Cinemas Don Mills, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande - Steeles, Queensway, Rainbow Woodbine, Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale, Yonge & Dundas 24

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opera, starring Zeljko Lucic and Anna Netrebko as the murderous couple. 195 min. Nov 10, 6:30 pm, at Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Queensway, Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Yonge

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Cannes prize winner and Canada’s foreign-language Oscar entry from precocious auteur Dolan, about a single parent (Anne Dorval) coping, barely, with the troubled, often violent son (Antoine Olivier Pilon) she loves. Operatic, beautiful and explosive, Mommy is wholly unpredictable. Dolan has turned into one of Canada’s best filmmakers. Subtitled. 139 min. NNNN (SGC) Canada Square

takes Bruce Wagner’s satirical Hollywood novel and turns it into a flat, psychologically trite tale of absent parents and ruined children. There are some interesting ideas knocking around, but the script simply wanders back and forth between the characters with no real point or logic. 112 min. NN (NW) Canada Square, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Queensway, SilverCity Yonge, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Varsity

the Maze ruNNer (Wes Ball) adapts a YA dystopia series about boys trapped in a mysterious area surrounded by a maze. It’s monotonous, nonsensical, virtually humourless and oppressively grey. It only exists to set up the next one. 113 min. N (NW) Canada Square, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Eglinton Town Centre, Queens­ way, Yonge & Dundas 24

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(Anton Corbijn) plays out John le Carré’s tangled tale of surveillance and counter-intelligence with elegance and grace. In a final, masterful lead performance, Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a German intelligence officer tracking a Chechen Muslim (Grigory Dobrygin) through Hamburg. Some subtitles. 121 min. NNNN (NW) Scotiabank Theatre

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apartment in the Marais bequeathed him by his dad. But under the viager system, the previous owner (Maggie Smith) and her daughter (Kristin Scott Thomas) can still live there. The plot’s telegraphed in the first 10 minutes, but the stars are watchable. 107 min. NN (GS) Canada Square, Kingsway Theatre, Rainbow Promenade

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(Dan Gilroy) is a twitchy Los Angeles thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a creepy loner who worms his way into a career as a freelance videographer. His performance keeps you watching even as writer-director Gilroy’s slippery character study backs itself into a narrative corner. 117 min. NNNN (NW) 401 & Morningside, Beach Cinemas, Carl­ ton Cinema, Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Cineplex VIP Cinemas Don Mills, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Eglinton

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(Felix Herngren) stars Robert Gustafsson as the titular hero, a former explosives expert who escapes from a seniors facility and finds a suitcase full of money belonging to drug dealers. The Forrest Gumpian conceit feels very old, and the scattershot attacks on historical figures make no dis-

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tinctions between good and bad guys. Worse, the pic’s not funny. Subtitled. 114 min. NN (SGC) Kingsway Theatre

Ouija (Stiles White) is as flat as the titular

board, from the stereotypical jump scares right down to the paper-thin premise, namely that five teens trying to contact a dead friend unleash a murderous spirit. The spook isn’t that scary, doesn’t get much screen time and doesn’t resonate in any way with the thoroughly characterfree kids. 90 min. N (Andrew Dowler) 401 & Morningside, Canada Square, Carlton Cinema, Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande - Steeles, Queensway, Rainbow Market Square, Rainbow Woodbine, Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Yorkdale, Yonge & Dundas 24

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excellently played crowd-pleaser based on the true story of a London gay and lesbian grassroots organization that offers to support striking mineworkers against Margaret Thatcher’s vicious regime. It gets a bit too warm and fuzzy – bordering on manipulative – at the end, but this is an important story proving that activists with ingenuity can build improbable political coalitions. 119 min. NNNN (SGC) Canada Square, Kingsway Theatre, Yonge & Dundas 24

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designed explicitly to win Bill Murray an Oscar, casting the beloved star as a cranky alcoholic whose hostile exterior masks deep sorrow and a heart of gold. But even as writer/director Melfi piles on the complications and contrivances, Murray refuses to condescend to them. 103 min. NNN (NW)

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(Amar Wala) 84 min. See review, page 94. NNNN

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(Isao Takahata) is a return to form for legendary Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli, a beautiful fable about a humble bamboo carver who finds a mysterious infant in the forest. If it meanders a bit in its midsection, that just means we have more time to sink into its gorgeous world. Screening in both subtitled and English-dubbed versions. 137 min. NNNN (NW) TIFF Bell Lightbox

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Marsh) 123 min. See interview and review, page 94. NNN (NW) Opens Nov 7 at Varsity

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(Zak Hilditch) finds the humanity in annihilation, as a bloke (Nathan Phillips) grudgingly befriends a young girl (Angourie Rice) who’s been separated from her father 12 hours before the end of the world. Covering the same territory as Last Night and Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World, it’s harsher and bleaker, as befits the Australian landscape. 86 min. NNNN (NW) Kingsway Theatre

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(Shawn Levy) features a familiar premise – family reunites at a funeral – but director Levy’s got such a great cast (Jane Fonda as the matriarch, Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Corey Stoll and scene-stealer Adam Driver as the children), he’s able to spin it into a pleasurably unpredictable comedy. 103 min. NNNN (SGC) Carlton Cinema

walkiNg The camiNO: six ways TO saNTiagO (Lydia Smith) is a spectacular

snore, tracking a dozen pilgrims making their way along Spain’s historic trail to Santiago de Campostela, delivering more bromides than a 19th-century apothecary. It is good to look at, but go watch a travelogue if that’s what you’re after. Some subtitles. 84 min. NN (SGC) Kingsway Theatre

whiPlash (Damien Chazelle) is a battle of wills between a drummer (Miles Teller) who challenges a monstrous conductor (J.K. Simmons) for a potentially lifechanging spot in his school’s jazz orchestra. Teller and Simmons commit completely, but Chazelle’s plot twists grow increasingly ridiculous – to the point where the final act has the feel of a fever dream. I just couldn’t go with it. 106 min. NN (NW) Varsity

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BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) (14A) Thu 12:40, 3:35, 6:20, 9:10 Fri-Sun 12:40, 3:35, 6:20, 9:05 Mon-Wed 1:35, 4:20, 7:05, 9:50 FURY (14A) Thu 12:30, 3:25, 6:30, 9:30 INTERSTELLAR (PG) Fri-Sun 2:50, 6:30, 10:05 Mon-Wed 2:20, 6:00, 9:35 ST. VINCENT (14A) Thu 1:40, 4:10, 6:40, 9:20 Fri-Sun 2:00, 4:40, 7:05, 9:30 Mon-Wed 1:20, 3:50, 6:20, 9:00 THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (PG) Fri-Sun 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:40 Mon-Wed 12:55, 3:40, 6:35, 9:25 WHIPLASH (14A) Thu 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50

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ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY (PG) Thu 8:35, 10:45 Fri, Mon-Wed 6:25, 8:35, 10:45 Sat-Sun 11:55, 2:15, 4:20, 6:25, 8:35, 10:45 BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP (14A) Thu 4:25, 8:40, 11:05 Fri 2:00, 4:10, 6:30, 8:50, 11:05 Sat-Sun 1:35, 4:05, 6:20, 8:40, 11:05 Mon-Tue 2:05, 6:30, 8:50 Wed 1:45, 6:30, 8:50 THE BEST OF ME (PG) Thu 3:10, 5:50, 8:30, 11:10 Fri 3:05, 5:50, 8:30, 11:10 Sat-Sun 12:20, 3:05, 5:50, 8:30, 11:10 Mon-Wed 7:30, 10:15 BIG APPLE CIRCUS LIVE: METAMORPHOSIS Sat 12:30 BIG HERO 6 (PG) Fri 1:45, 3:10, 4:45, 5:45, 7:30, 10:10 SatSun 12:10, 1:45, 3:10, 4:45, 5:45, 7:30, 10:10 Mon-Wed 1:45, 2:30, 4:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:30 BIG HERO 6 3D (PG) Thu 7:00, 10:20 Fri 4:00, 4:10, 6:55, 7:00, 8:25, 9:20, 9:35 Sat-Sun 1:00, 1:10, 4:00, 4:10, 6:55, 7:00, 8:25, 9:20, 9:35 Mon-Wed 3:20, 4:30, 6:45, 7:15, 7:30, 9:35, 10:15 THE BOOK OF LIFE 3D (G) Thu 5:40, 8:00 Fri-Sun 3:15, 5:40, 8:00, 10:20 Mon-Wed 6:45, 9:10 THE BOOK OF LIFE (G) Thu 2:45 Sat-Sun 12:45 Mon-Wed 3:10 THE BOXTROLLS 3D (G) Thu 10:30 THE BOXTROLLS (G) Fri 2:05, 4:25 Sat-Sun 1:20, 3:40 MonTue 4:25 Wed 4:00 BREAKUP BUDDIES (14A) Thu 7:50, 10:35 Fri 11:15 Sat-Sun 11:10 Mon-Wed 10:00 CASINO ROYALE (PG) Fri 1:30, 7:45 Sat 6:20 Sun 7:00 Mon 5:30, 9:00 Tue 9:45 DAVID BOWIE IS (PG) Thu 5:00, 7:30 DEAR WHITE PEOPLE (14A) Fri-Sun 2:00, 5:10, 8:15, 11:00 Mon-Wed 2:30, 7:20, 10:00 DR. CABBIE (PG) Thu 10:25 FURY (14A) Thu 3:35, 6:00, 9:00 Fri 3:00, 6:00, 9:00 SatSun 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00 Mon-Wed 6:15, 9:30 FURY: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE (14A) Thu 4:00, 7:00, 10:00 Fri 1:50, 4:45, 7:50, 10:55 Sat-Sun 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00 Mon-Wed 1:50, 4:50, 7:45, 10:45 GONE GIRL (14A) Thu 2:15, 5:45, 9:15 Fri 2:45, 6:00, 9:45 Sat-Sun 1:30, 2:45, 6:00, 9:45 Mon-Wed 2:45, 6:00, 9:40 GONE WITH THE WIND Sun 12:30 Wed 1:45, 6:30 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (PG) Thu 1:50, 4:45 Fri 4:20 Sat-Sun 12:50, 4:20 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3D (PG) Thu 7:45, 10:55 FriWed 7:10, 10:05 HAPPY NEW YEAR (PG) Thu 1:45, 5:30, 9:15, 9:20 Fri 2:15, 6:00, 9:50 Sat-Sun 12:30, 4:30, 8:30 Mon-Wed 6:40, 10:40 INTERSTELLAR (PG) Thu 8:00 Fri 3:45, 7:30, 11:15 Sat-Sun 12:00, 3:45, 7:30, 11:15 Mon-Wed 3:00, 6:45, 10:30 JOHN WICK (14A) Thu 4:25, 7:15, 9:50 Fri 4:45, 8:00, 10:45 Sat-Sun 12:15, 4:45, 8:00, 10:45 Mon-Wed 4:00, 8:00, 10:45 LAGGIES (14A) Thu 3:25, 6:40, 9:20 Fri, Mon-Tue 6:45, 9:15 Sat-Sun 6:30, 9:15 Wed 6:20 THE MAZE RUNNER (PG) Thu 2:25, 5:00, 7:35, 10:10 Fri 2:25, 5:00, 7:40, 10:25 Sat-Sun 11:55, 2:25, 5:00, 7:40, 10:25 Mon-Wed 2:25, 5:00, 7:40, 10:20 NATIONAL THEATER LIVE: OF MICE AND MEN Thu 1:30, 7:00 NATIONAL THEATER LIVE: OF MICE AND MEN - ENCORE Fri 4:30, 10:45 Sat 3:10, 9:25 Sun 10:15 Mon 1:30 Tue 1:45 NIGHTCRAWLER (14A) Thu 5:15, 8:15, 10:15 Fri 3:15, 6:30, 10:15 Sat-Sun 12:30, 3:15, 6:30, 10:15 Mon-Wed 3:25, 7:00, 10:00 OUIJA (14A) Thu 4:45, 7:45, 11:00 PRIDE (14A) Thu 3:40, 7:35, 10:15 Fri 2:20, 5:00, 7:45, 10:30 Sat-Sun 12:40, 3:40, 7:35, 10:15 Mon-Wed 5:00, 7:45, 10:25 ST. VINCENT (14A) Thu 8:00, 10:40 Fri-Sun 1:05, 3:35, 6:05, 9:05 Mon-Wed 2:00, 4:40, 7:05, 9:45 THE SHAUKEENS Fri 1:55, 4:50, 7:40, 10:35 Sat-Sun 1:15, 4:15, 7:20, 10:30 Mon-Wed 1:50, 4:45, 7:45, 10:35 SUPER NANI (PG) Thu 1:45, 4:40, 7:40, 10:40 THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (PG) Tue 7:00

Midtown CANADA SQUARE (CE)

THE GREEN PRINCE (PG) Thu 8:20 THE JUDGE (14A) Fri 3:40, 6:40, 9:40 Sat-Sun 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40 Mon-Wed 5:00, 8:00 MAPS TO THE STARS Fri 4:20, 7:00, 9:30 Sat-Sun 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, 9:30 Mon-Wed 6:00, 8:30 THE MAZE RUNNER (PG) Thu 5:40 MOMMY (14A) Thu 5:00, 8:00 Fri 3:50, 6:50, 9:50 Sat-Sun 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:50 Mon-Wed 5:10, 8:00 MY OLD LADY (PG) Thu 5:10, 7:40 Fri 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 Sat-Sun 1:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 Mon-Wed 5:20, 7:50 OUIJA (14A) Thu 6:10, 8:30 PRIDE (14A) Thu 5:10, 7:50 Fri 4:40, 7:20, 10:00 Sat-Sun 2:00, 4:40, 7:20, 10:00 Mon-Wed 5:40, 8:20 THE SKELETON TWINS (14A) Thu, Mon-Wed 5:50, 8:10 Fri 4:50, 7:10, 9:20 Sat-Sun 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:20 THE TRIAL (14A) Thu 5:30, 8:20

MT PLEASANT (I)

675 MT PLEASANT RD, 416-489-8484 MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT (PG) 7:00 Fri-Sat 9:00 Sun 4:30

REGENT THEATRE (I) 551 MT PLEASANT RD, 416-480-9884

A THOUSAND TIMES GOODNIGHT Tue-Wed 7:00

SILVERCITY YONGE (CE) 2300 YONGE ST, 416-544-1236

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY (PG) Thu 12:40, 2:50, 5:00, 10:20 Fri, Sun, Tue 12:50, 3:15, 5:30 Sat 3:15, 5:30 Mon 12:50, 3:15 Wed 3:15 BIG APPLE CIRCUS LIVE: METAMORPHOSIS Sat 12:30 BIG HERO 6 (PG) Fri-Wed 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:45 BIG HERO 6 3D (PG) Thu 7:00, 9:50 Fri-Wed 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40 THE BOOK OF LIFE 3D (G) Thu 3:30 THE BOOK OF LIFE (G) Thu 1:05 FURY (14A) Thu 12:55, 4:10, 7:15, 10:20 Fri-Wed 12:40, 3:50, 7:20, 10:30 GONE GIRL (14A) Thu 12:30, 3:40, 6:55, 10:15 Fri-Wed 12:15, 3:30, 6:50, 10:10 INTERSTELLAR (PG) Thu 8:00 Fri-Sun 11:50, 2:50, 3:30, 6:30, 7:10, 10:00, 10:50 Mon-Tue 12:00, 2:50, 3:30, 6:30, 7:10, 10:00, 10:50 Wed 12:00, 2:50, 3:30, 6:30, 7:10, 10:00, 10:45 JOHN WICK (14A) Thu 1:45, 4:50, 7:35, 10:05 Fri-Sun, Tue 7:40, 10:20 Mon, Wed 10:20 THE JUDGE (14A) Thu 12:25, 3:30 MAPS TO THE STARS Thu 1:25, 4:30, 7:25, 10:10 THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: MACBETH ENCORE Mon 6:30 NATIONAL THEATER LIVE: OF MICE AND MEN Thu 7:00 NIGHTCRAWLER (14A) Thu 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 9:35 Fri, SunWed 12:25, 5:05, 7:50, 10:45 Sat 12:10, 5:05, 7:50, 10:45 ST. VINCENT (14A) Thu 1:35, 4:20, 7:10, 9:45 Fri-Tue 1:15, 4:00, 6:40, 9:30 Wed 4:00, 6:40, 9:30

Metro West End HUMBER CINEMAS (I) 2442 BLOOR ST. WEST, 416-769-2442

BIG HERO 6 (PG) 3:50, 7:00, 9:25 Sat-Sun 1:15 mat Mon only 1:15 7:00 9:25 THE BOOK OF LIFE (G) Thu 3:30, 7:00, 9:25 Fri-Wed 4:10 FURY (14A) Thu 3:50 GONE GIRL (14A) Thu 6:30, 9:35 Fri, Tue-Wed 6:40, 9:40 Sat-Mon 1:00, 6:40, 9:40 INTERSTELLAR (PG) Thu 8:00 Fri, Mon-Wed 6:30, 9:50 Sat-Sun 1:30, 6:30, 9:50 ST. VINCENT (14A) Thu 4:15 6:50 9:10 Fri-Wed 4:00, 6:50, 9:10 Sat-Mon 1:45 mat

2200 YONGE ST, 416-646-0444

KINGSWAY THEATRE (I)

THE BOOK OF LIFE (G) Fri 4:10, 6:30, 8:50 Sat-Sun 1:50, 4:10, 6:30, 8:50 Mon-Wed 5:30, 7:40 THE GOOD LIE (14A) Thu 5:00, 7:30 Fri 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 Sat-Sun 2:20, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 Mon-Wed 6:00, 8:20

BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE (G) Sun-Wed 10:45 BOYHOOD (14A) Thu 8:55 Fri-Wed 9:00 CHEF (14A) Thu 2:10 Fri, Sun, Tue 11:10

3030 BLOOR ST W, 416-232-1939

FORCE MAJEURE (14A) Fri-Wed 11:00, 7:00, 9:00 THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY (PG) Thu 12:55 Sat, Mon, Wed 1:00 IDA (PG) Thu 11:00 Sat, Mon, Wed 1:00 IMAGINE I’M BEAUTIFUL Fri-Wed 2:30, 7:25 THE IRISH PUB 4:05 LOVE IS STRANGE (14A) Thu 10:45 Sat, Mon, Wed 11:10 MY OLD LADY (PG) Thu 11:15, 5:45 Fri-Wed 3:15 THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED (14A) Thu 2:50 Fri, Sun, Tue 1:00 PET SEMATARY Fri-Sat 10:45 PRIDE (14A) Thu 2:50, 7:00 Fri, Sun, Tue 5:00 THE SKELETON TWINS (14A) Thu 9:15 Sat, Mon, Wed 5:00 THESE FINAL HOURS (18A) Thu 7:15 THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY (PG) 5:30 WALKING THE CAMINO: SIX WAYS TO SANTIAGO (G) Thu 12:35 Fri, Sun, Tue 1:00

QUEENSWAY (CE)

1025 THE QUEENSWAY, QEW & ISLINGTON, 416-503-0424 ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY (PG) Thu 2:45, 5:15, 7:40, 9:50 Fri 2:15, 4:35 Sat 12:00, 2:15, 4:35 Sun 12:00, 4:30 Mon 1:40, 3:55 TueWed 2:10, 4:30 BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP (14A) Thu 2:20, 4:55, 8:05, 10:30 Fri, Sun 6:55, 9:25 Sat, Tue 6:50, 9:25 Mon 9:15 Wed 9:25 THE BEST OF ME (PG) Thu 4:50 BIG APPLE CIRCUS LIVE: METAMORPHOSIS Sat 12:30 BIG HERO 6 (PG) Fri 12:20, 3:15, 6:50, 9:40 Sat 12:15, 3:10, 6:00, 9:00 Sun 11:55, 12:20, 1:00, 3:10, 6:00, 9:00 Mon 1:05, 3:40, 6:25, 9:15 Tue 1:05, 3:40, 6:30, 9:15 Wed 3:40, 6:30, 9:15 BIG HERO 6 3D (PG) Thu 7:15, 10:10 Fri 1:40, 4:00, 4:45, 7:00, 7:40, 10:00, 10:30 Sat 11:00, 11:40, 1:00, 1:45, 4:10, 4:45, 7:00, 7:40, 10:00, 10:30 Sun 1:00, 1:40, 4:10, 4:40, 7:00, 7:40, 10:00, 10:30 Mon-Wed 1:55, 4:00, 4:40, 7:00, 7:20, 10:00 BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) (14A) Thu 1:15, 4:10, 4:20, 7:25, 7:30, 10:25, 10:30 Fri 12:40, 3:00, 3:40, 6:00, 7:00, 9:30, 10:00 Sat 12:00, 1:10, 3:00, 4:00, 6:00, 6:55, 9:30, 10:00 Sun 12:00, 1:10, 3:00, 4:00, 6:00, 7:00, 9:30, 10:00 Mon-Tue 1:15, 3:00, 4:00, 6:00, 6:55, 9:30, 9:45 Wed 1:10, 3:00, 4:00, 6:00, 6:55, 9:30, 9:55 THE BOOK OF LIFE 3D (G) Thu 4:00, 6:35, 9:15 Fri 1:30, 4:05, 6:35 Sat 1:55, 4:25, 7:00 Sun 4:10, 6:40 Mon-Wed 4:20, 7:00 THE BOOK OF LIFE (G) Thu 1:35 Fri 12:30 Sat 11:20 Sun 1:30 Mon-Wed 1:45 DRACULA UNTOLD (14A) Thu 12:40, 3:00, 9:45 Fri 4:55, 7:20, 9:50 Sat 5:00, 7:25, 10:00 Sun 4:55, 7:20, 9:55 MonWed 4:55, 7:30, 9:50 THE EQUALIZER (18A) Thu 12:45, 3:45, 10:05 Fri 9:30 Sat 9:55 Sun 9:45 Mon-Tue 10:25 Wed 10:30 FURY (14A) Thu 12:25, 2:45, 3:30, 6:00, 6:40, 10:10 Fri 1:00, 4:15, 7:30, 10:40 Sat 11:30, 4:15, 7:30, 10:40 Sun 12:50, 4:20, 7:30, 10:40 Mon 12:30, 3:30, 6:10, 10:15 TueWed 2:20, 5:50, 9:00 GONE GIRL (14A) Thu 12:35, 3:00, 3:45, 6:30, 10:00, 10:15 Fri 1:20, 3:30, 5:05, 7:30, 8:30, 11:00 Sat 11:10, 2:35, 3:45, 6:10, 7:30, 9:35, 11:00 Sun 1:20, 3:45, 5:10, 7:30, 8:30, 11:00 Mon-Wed 1:35, 5:00, 5:20, 8:30, 8:40 GONE WITH THE WIND Sun 12:30 Wed 6:30 HOTEL FOR DOGS (G) Sat 11:00 INTERSTELLAR (PG) Thu 8:00, 9:15 Fri 11:50, 1:55, 2:30, 3:30, 6:25, 6:30, 7:10, 10:10, 10:30, 10:50 Sat 11:05, 11:45, 11:50, 2:30, 2:50, 3:30, 6:30, 7:10, 10:10, 10:30, 10:50 Sun 11:45, 2:30, 2:40, 3:30, 6:30, 7:10, 10:10, 10:30, 10:50 MonTue 1:25, 2:30, 3:00, 5:30, 6:30, 6:40, 9:30, 10:20, 10:30 Wed 1:25, 2:30, 3:00, 5:30, 6:30, 6:40, 9:30, 10:25, 10:30 JOHN WICK (14A) Thu 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:20 Fri 12:10, 2:40, 5:40, 8:20, 11:00 Sat 12:05, 2:40, 5:40, 8:20, 11:00 Sun 2:15, 5:00, 7:50, 10:25 Mon-Wed 2:30, 5:00, 7:35, 10:05 THE JUDGE (14A) Thu 12:30, 3:40, 6:50, 10:00 Fri 11:55, 3:00, 6:15 Sat-Sun 3:00, 6:20 Mon, Wed 12:50, 4:05, 7:15 Tue 1:00, 4:05, 7:15 MAPS TO THE STARS Thu 1:50, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10 Fri, Sun 2:05 Sat 2:25 Mon-Wed 2:00 THE MAZE RUNNER (PG) Thu 2:10, 7:30 Fri, Sun 9:15 Sat, Mon-Wed 9:40 THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: MACBETH ENCORE Mon 6:30 NATIONAL THEATER LIVE: OF MICE AND MEN Thu 7:00 NIGHTCRAWLER (14A) Thu 1:30, 4:40, 6:55 Fri 1:10, 4:25, 7:50, 10:55 Sat 12:40, 3:45, 6:40, 9:45 Sun 12:40, 3:40, 6:45, 9:40 Mon 12:40, 3:50, 7:10, 10:10 Tue 1:00, 3:50, 7:10, 10:15 Wed 3:50, 7:10, 10:15 continued on page 102 œ

SCOTIABANK THEATRE (CE) 259 RICHMOND ST W, 416-368-5600

ANNABELLE (14A) Thu 2:00, 4:20, 7:30, 9:50 Fri 3:40, 7:40, 10:00 Sat-Sun, Tue 12:10, 2:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:40, 10:00 Mon, Wed 12:10, 2:30, 10:00 DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (PG) Thu 1:00, 7:00 DRACULA UNTOLD (14A) Thu 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:45, 10:10 Fri-Sun, Tue-Wed 12:50, 3:10, 5:55, 8:20, 10:40 Mon 1:30, 3:40, 5:55, 8:20, 10:40 THE EQUALIZER (18A) Thu 12:30, 3:50, 6:55, 9:55 Fri 4:00, 6:55, 9:50 Sat-Sun, Tue 1:00, 4:00, 6:50, 9:50 Mon 12:15, 3:10, 10:20 Wed 12:25, 3:20, 9:55 GONE GIRL (14A) Thu 12:15, 3:45, 7:15, 10:40 Fri-Sun, Tue-

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interStellar (PG) Fri 3:15, 7:00, 10:40 Sat-Sun 2:00, 7:00, 10:40 Mon-Wed 8:00 jOhn Wick (14A) Thu 6:40, 10:10 Fri-Wed 9:00 niGhtcraWler (14A) Thu 7:00, 10:00 Fri 4:00, 7:10, 10:10 Sat-Sun 12:45, 4:00, 7:15, 10:10 Mon-Wed 7:10, 10:10 St. Vincent (14A) Thu 7:20, 10:15 Fri 4:15, 7:30, 10:30 Sat-Sun 1:15, 4:15, 7:30, 10:30 Mon-Wed 7:20, 9:45

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Ouija (14A) Thu 2:30, 3:15, 5:00, 5:45, 7:35, 9:55 Fri 2:50, 5:30, 8:10, 10:35 Sat 12:50, 3:20, 5:50, 8:30, 10:55 Sun 12:10, 5:30, 8:10, 10:25 Mon-Tue 2:50, 5:40, 8:00, 10:25 Wed 1:15, 3:30, 6:50, 10:40 St. Vincent (14A) Thu 1:40, 4:00, 4:20, 7:00, 9:40, 9:45 Fri 12:00, 2:30, 3:00, 5:20, 6:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:45 Sat 12:15, 1:35, 3:00, 5:10, 6:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:45 Sun 12:15, 2:25, 3:00, 5:20, 6:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:45 Mon-Wed 2:40, 3:00, 5:10, 6:00, 7:45, 9:00, 10:10

RainboW Woodbine (i)

Woodbine CenTRe, 500 Rexdale blvd, 416-213-1998 alexander and the terrible, hOrrible, nO GOOd, Very bad day (PG) Thu 1:10, 3:50, 6:55 annabelle (14A) Thu 3:45, 9:25 biG herO 6 (PG) Thu 7:00, 9:30 Fri-Tue 1:00, 4:05, 7:00, 9:30 Wed 4:05, 7:00, 9:30 the bOOk Of life (G) Thu 1:20, 4:10 Fri-Wed 1:05, 3:50, 6:50, 9:20 dracula untOld (14A) Thu 1:05, 6:50 fury (14A) Thu 12:45, 3:40, 6:40, 9:35 interStellar (PG) Thu 9:00 Fri-Wed 12:30, 1:15, 4:00, 4:45, 7:30, 9:00 jOhn Wick (14A) Thu 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:45 Fri-Wed 12:55, 3:55, 6:55, 9:40 niGhtcraWler (14A) Thu 12:55 3:55 6:45 9:30 Fri-Wed 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:35 Ouija (14A) Thu 1:15, 4:05, 7:10, 9:40 Fri-Wed 1:10, 4:15, 7:05, 9:25

East End beaCh CineMaS (aa) 1651 Queen ST e, 416-699-1327

North York Cineplex CineMaS eMpReSS Walk (Ce) 5095 Yonge ST., 416-847-0087

befOre i GO tO Sleep (14A) Thu 4:30, 6:45, 9:45 Fri-Wed 3:55 biG herO 6 (PG) Fri 4:15, 7:00, 9:45 Sat-Sun 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:45 Mon-Wed 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 biG herO 6 3d (PG) Thu 7:30, 10:05 Fri 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40 Sat-Sun 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40 Mon-Wed 4:20, 7:10, 10:00 birdman Or (the unexpected Virtue Of iGnOrance) (14A) Thu 4:15, 7:10, 10:00 Fri 4:10, 7:15, 10:00 Sat 1:20, 4:10, 7:15, 10:00 Sun 1:10, 4:10, 7:15, 10:00 Mon-Tue 3:40, 6:25, 9:35 Wed 3:40 dracula untOld (14A) Thu 5:25 fury (14A) Thu 4:05, 7:20, 10:20 Fri 6:40, 9:55 Sat-Sun 12:55, 6:40, 9:55 Mon-Wed 6:35, 9:55 GOne Girl (14A) Thu 4:00, 7:20, 10:30 Fri 4:00, 7:20, 10:45 Sat-Sun 12:45, 4:00, 7:20, 10:45 Mon-Wed 3:30, 6:50, 10:05 interStellar (PG) Fri-Sun 2:50, 6:30, 10:10 Mon-Tue 6:00, 9:40 Wed 3:15, 7:40 interStellar: the imax experience (PG) Thu 9:00 Fri 3:30, 7:10, 10:50 Sat-Sun 11:50, 3:30, 7:10, 10:50 Mon-Wed 3:00, 6:40, 10:20 jOhn Wick (14A) Fri 3:00, 5:30, 7:55, 10:35 Sat-Sun 12:25, 3:00, 5:30, 7:55, 10:35 Mon-Wed 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 jOhn Wick: the imax experience (14A) Thu 4:00, 6:25 the judGe (14A) Thu 4:10, 7:25, 10:30 the metrOpOlitan Opera: macbeth encOre Mon 6:30 natiOnal theater liVe: Of mice and men Thu 7:00 niGhtcraWler (14A) Thu 4:40, 7:40, 10:25 Fri 4:30, 7:30, 10:20 Sat-Sun 1:45, 4:30, 7:30, 10:20 Mon 3:10, 7:30, 10:20 Tue-Wed 4:30, 7:30, 10:15 Ouija (14A) Thu 4:35, 10:30 St. Vincent (14A) Thu 4:20, 7:05, 9:50 Fri 2:30, 5:00, 7:45, 10:30 Sat-Sun 11:55, 2:25, 5:00, 7:45, 10:30 Mon 5:00, 10:10 Tue-Wed 5:00, 7:35, 10:10

7:10, 10:00 Mon-Tue 3:40, 6:40, 9:30 Wed 2:30, 9:00 GOne Girl (14A) Thu 2:40, 6:30, 9:50 Fri-Sat 2:00, 6:00, 9:30 Sun 3:45, 6:00, 9:30 Mon-Tue 2:00, 5:30, 9:00 Wed 3:00, 5:30 GOne With the Wind Sun 12:30 Wed 6:30 interStellar (PG) Thu 8:00 Fri 2:30, 5:00, 6:30, 9:00, 10:30 Sat-Sun 12:00, 1:00, 2:30, 5:00, 6:30, 9:00, 10:30 Mon-Tue 2:30, 4:40, 6:15, 8:30, 10:00 Wed 2:00, 4:40, 6:00, 8:30, 9:45 jOhn Wick (14A) Thu 3:30, 10:40 natiOnal theater liVe: Of mice and men Thu 7:00 niGhtcraWler (14A) Thu 4:00, 7:30, 10:20 Fri 4:20, 7:50, 11:00 Sat-Sun 1:30, 4:20, 7:50, 11:00 Mon-Tue 4:10, 7:10, 10:30 Wed 4:00, 7:00, 10:15 St. Vincent (14A) Thu 3:00, 6:00

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interStellar (PG) Fri, Tue 4:00, 5:45, 6:40, 9:20, 10:20 Sat 11:20, 2:00, 3:00, 5:45, 6:40, 9:20, 10:20 Sun 1:10, 2:40, 4:45, 6:20, 8:20, 9:55 Mon, Wed 5:00, 7:00, 8:00 jOhn Wick (14A) Thu 5:10, 7:35 Fri, Tue 4:10, 7:50, 10:15 Sat 12:00, 2:35, 5:20, 7:50, 10:15 Sun 2:30, 5:20, 7:50, 10:10 Mon, Wed 5:30, 7:50 the judGe (14A) Thu 5:15, 8:25 Fri, Tue 7:15 Sat 12:30, 7:15 Sun 12:30, 6:45 Mon, Wed 4:55 niGhtcraWler (14A) Thu 5:40, 8:20 Fri, Tue 4:30, 7:30, 10:10 Sat 1:45, 4:30, 7:30, 10:10 Sun 1:45, 4:30, 7:30, 10:05 Mon, Wed 5:35, 8:20 Ouija (14A) Thu 5:30, 7:50 Fri, Tue 5:30, 8:00, 10:30 Sat 1:00, 5:45, 8:00, 10:30 Sun 1:00, 5:45, 8:00, 10:10 Mon, Wed 5:45, 8:15

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alexander and the terrible, hOrrible, nO GOOd, Very bad day (PG) Thu 1:30, 3:55 Fri-Sat, Mon-Wed 2:50 Sun 12:40, 2:50 annabelle (14A) Thu 1:55 Fri-Wed 10:10 biG apple circuS liVe: metamOrphOSiS Sat 12:30 biG herO 6 (PG) 1:00, 3:50, 6:35, 9:20 Sat-Sun 12:00 mat biG herO 6 3d (PG) Thu 7:00, 9:45 Fri, Sun-Wed 1:30, 4:20, 7:05, 9:50 Sat 11:15, 1:30, 4:20, 7:05, 9:50 the bOOk Of life 3d (G) Thu 4:15, 6:55, 9:30 Fri-Wed 4:55, 7:30 the bOOk Of life (G) Thu 1:45 Fri, Sun-Wed 2:15 Sat 11:45, 2:15 dracula untOld (14A) Thu 2:25, 5:00, 7:30, 10:05 FriWed 5:10, 7:40, 10:25 the equalizer (18A) Thu 4:20 fury (14A) Thu 12:50 3:50 6:45 10:15 Fri-Wed 12:55, 4:00, 7:05, 10:15 GOne Girl (14A) Thu 3:00, 6:15, 9:40 Fri-Wed 2:55, 6:20, 9:45 hOtel fOr dOGS (G) Sat 11:00 interStellar (PG) Thu 8:00 Fri, Mon-Wed 2:00, 3:00, 6:00, 6:40, 9:45, 10:20 Sat 11:20, 11:50, 2:00, 3:30, 6:00, 7:10, 9:45, 10:50 Sun 11:50, 2:00, 3:30, 6:00, 7:10, 9:45, 10:50 jOhn Wick (14A) Thu 1:50 4:30 7:20 10:00 Fri-Wed 1:50, 4:25, 7:20, 10:00 mapS tO the StarS Thu 1:20, 4:10, 7:05, 9:50 Fri-Wed 10:05 the maze runner (PG) Thu 1:05, 3:50, 10:10 Fri, SunWed 1:40, 4:30, 7:15 Sat 4:30, 7:15 natiOnal theater liVe: Of mice and men Thu 7:00 niGhtcraWler (14A) Thu 2:00, 4:50, 7:35, 10:30 Fri-Wed 1:10, 4:05, 7:00, 9:55 Ouija (14A) Thu 3:10, 5:35, 8:00, 10:25 Fri-Wed 3:05, 5:30, 7:55, 10:30 the trial (14A) Thu 1:00, 4:00, 7:15, 10:20

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alexander and the terrible, hOrrible, nO GOOd, Very bad day (PG) Thu 5:10, 7:20, 9:30 Fri-Sun 1:00, 3:15, 5:35, 7:45 Mon-Wed 3:25, 5:35, 7:45 annabelle (14A) Thu 2:50, 5:40 Fri-Wed 10:00 banG banG! (PG) Thu 9:55 befOre i GO tO Sleep (14A) Thu 2:20, 4:40, 7:05, 9:25 Fri-Sat 5:30, 7:50, 10:10 Sun 5:20, 8:30, 10:50 Mon-Wed 5:30, 7:50, 10:15 biG apple circuS liVe: metamOrphOSiS Sat 12:30 biG herO 6 (PG) Fri, Sun 1:40, 4:25, 7:10, 9:50 Sat 11:00, 1:40, 4:25, 7:10, 9:50 Mon-Wed 4:05, 6:45, 9:30 biG herO 6 3d (PG) Thu 7:00, 9:45 Fri-Sun 11:55, 2:40, 5:25, 8:05, 10:45 Mon-Wed 4:40, 7:25, 10:10 the bOOk Of life 3d (G) Thu 5:00, 7:25, 9:50 Fri-Sun 4:55, 7:20 Mon-Wed 4:50, 7:20 the bOOk Of life (G) Thu 2:30 Fri-Sun 12:05, 2:30 the bOxtrOllS 3d (G) Thu 5:05, 7:35 the bOxtrOllS (G) Thu 2:40 Fri-Sat 12:10, 2:55 Sun 2:55 Mon-Wed 3:05 daVid bOWie iS (PG) Thu 7:30 dracula untOld (14A) Thu 5:45, 8:05, 10:25 Fri, Sun 1:30, 7:00 Sat, Mon-Tue 7:00 the equalizer (18A) Thu 4:10, 7:10, 10:15 Fri-Sun 4:00, 9:40 Mon-Tue 4:00, 9:30 Wed 3:35, 9:50 fury (14A) Thu 3:50, 7:00, 10:10 Fri-Sat 1:25, 4:35, 7:40, 10:50 Sun 1:25, 4:35, 7:40, 10:45 Mon-Wed 3:55, 7:05, 10:15 GOne Girl (14A) Thu 3:40, 6:55, 10:15 Fri, Sun 12:00, 3:20, 6:40, 10:00 Sat 12:40, 3:20, 6:40, 10:00 Mon-Wed 3:20, 6:40, 10:00 GOne With the Wind Sun 12:30 Wed 6:30 happy neW year (PG) Thu 3:10, 9:00 Fri 11:45, 3:15, 6:55, 10:35 Sat 2:35, 6:45, 10:25 Sun 11:45, 3:20, 6:55, 10:35 Mon-Wed 3:15, 6:55, 10:30 hOtel fOr dOGS (G) Sat 11:00 interStellar (PG) Thu 8:15 Fri, Sun 11:50, 2:50, 3:30, 6:30, 7:10, 10:15, 10:50 Sat 11:10, 11:50, 2:50, 3:30, 6:30, 7:10, 10:15, 10:50 Mon-Wed 3:00, 3:40, 6:00, 6:40, 9:45, 10:20 jOhn Wick (14A) Thu 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:30 Fri, Sun 12:15, 2:45, 5:20, 7:55, 10:30 Sat 12:15, 2:45, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40 Mon-Wed 5:15, 7:55, 10:30 the judGe (14A) Thu 4:15, 6:45, 9:40 Fri-Sat 12:20, 3:35, 6:50, 10:05 Sun 11:45, 5:00, 8:30 Mon-Tue 3:15, 6:30, 9:40 Wed 3:15, 6:35, 10:35 the maze runner (PG) Thu 4:00 Fri-Wed 9:55 niGhtcraWler (14A) Thu 2:10, 5:15, 10:00 Fri, Sun 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20 Sat 11:15, 2:00, 4:50, 7:40, 10:35 MonWed 3:10, 7:25, 10:25 Ouija (14A) Thu 2:45, 5:20, 7:40, 10:05 Fri, Sun 12:30, 2:50, 5:50, 8:15, 10:40 Sat 1:00, 3:25, 5:50, 8:15, 10:40 Mon-Wed 3:10, 5:30, 7:55, 10:20 St. Vincent (14A) Thu 2:25, 5:15, 7:55, 10:30 Fri-Sun 12:25, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:30 Mon-Wed 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:25

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alexander and the terrible, hOrrible, nO GOOd, Very bad day (PG) Thu 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30 Fri-Sun 11:55, 1:15, 3:25, 5:35, 7:45, 9:50 Mon-Wed 3:25, 5:35, 7:45, 9:50 annabelle (14A) Thu 5:10, 7:35, 9:55 Fri-Wed 3:35, 6:00, 8:25, 10:45 befOre i GO tO Sleep (14A) Thu 4:40, 7:00, 9:40 Fri, Sun 1:00, 3:20, 5:40, 8:05, 10:25 Sat, Mon-Wed 3:20, 5:40, 8:05, 10:25 the beSt Of me (PG) Thu 4:10, 6:50, 9:30 Fri-Sun 1:20, 4:05, 9:40 Mon-Wed 4:05, 9:40 biG apple circuS liVe: metamOrphOSiS Sat 12:30 biG herO 6 (PG) Fri, Sun 11:20, 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:45 Sat 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:45 Mon-Wed 3:00, 4:15, 7:00, 9:45 biG herO 6 3d (PG) Thu 7:00, 9:40 Fri-Sun 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:40 Mon-Wed 5:20, 8:00, 10:40 the bOOk Of life 3d (G) Thu 4:55, 7:30, 9:45 Fri, Sun 1:45, 4:10, 6:50, 9:25 Sat, Mon-Wed 4:10, 6:50, 9:25 the bOOk Of life (G) Fri, Sun 11:30 Sat 11:35 the bOxtrOllS (G) Thu 4:15 Fri-Sun 11:45, 5:25, 7:55 MonWed 6:35 dr. cabbie (PG) Thu 10:10 dracula untOld (14A) Thu 4:35, 7:20, 9:45 Fri-Sun 12:30, 2:50, 5:15, 7:50, 10:15 Mon-Wed 5:15, 7:50, 10:15 the equalizer (18A) Thu 3:55, 6:45, 9:55 Fri-Wed 3:50, 7:05, 10:10 fury (14A) Thu 4:00, 7:15, 10:10 Fri-Sun 12:20, 3:40, 6:55, 10:05 Mon-Wed 3:40, 6:55, 10:05 GOne Girl (14A) Thu 3:45, 6:55, 10:05 Fri-Sun 12:45, 4:00, 7:30, 11:00 Mon-Wed 4:00, 7:30, 10:35 GuardianS Of the Galaxy (PG) Thu 6:35, 9:35 Fri-Sun 12:40 hOtel fOr dOGS (G) Sat 11:00 interStellar (PG) Thu 9:00 Fri-Sun 11:50, 1:50, 3:30, 5:30, 7:10, 9:10, 10:50 Mon-Wed 3:30, 5:30, 7:10, 9:10, 10:50 interStellar: the imax experience (PG) Thu 8:30 FriSun 11:20, 3:00, 6:40, 10:20 Mon-Wed 3:00, 6:40, 10:20 jOhn Wick (14A) Thu 4:20 Fri-Sun 12:15, 2:45, 5:10, 7:35, 10:00 Mon-Wed 5:10, 7:35, 10:00 jOhn Wick: the imax experience (14A) Thu 3:35, 6:00 the judGe (14A) Thu 3:50 Fri-Sun 2:05, 10:35 Mon-Wed 3:10, 9:35 mapS tO the StarS Thu 4:30, 7:10, 9:50 Fri-Wed 6:45 the maze runner (PG) Thu 4:05, 6:40 Fri-Sun 1:10 niGhtcraWler (14A) Thu 3:40, 6:15, 10:00 Fri-Sun 2:00, 4:50, 7:40, 10:30 Mon-Wed 4:50, 7:40, 10:30 Ouija (14A) Thu 4:00, 4:45, 6:55, 7:40, 9:25, 10:15 Fri-Sun 11:25, 1:40, 3:55, 6:10, 8:30, 10:55 Mon-Wed 3:55, 6:10, 8:30, 10:50 St. Vincent (14A) Thu 5:00, 7:25, 10:00 Fri, Sun 11:40, 2:10, 4:40, 7:15, 9:55 Sat 2:10, 4:40, 7:15, 9:55 Mon-Wed 4:40, 7:15, 9:55

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alexander and the terrible, hOrrible, nO GOOd, Very bad day (PG) Thu 5:05, 7:40 annabelle (14A) Thu 5:25, 7:50 biG herO 6 (PG) Fri 3:15, 7:00, 9:45 Sat-Sun 1:00, 3:50, 6:35, 9:35 Mon-Wed 5:00, 8:05 biG herO 6 3d (PG) Fri 4:00, 7:30, 10:15 Sat-Sun 11:45, 2:30, 5:15, 8:00, 10:40 Mon-Wed 5:40, 8:35 the bOOk Of life 3d (G) Thu 7:35 Fri 4:25, 7:15 Sat-Sun 2:35, 7:05 Mon-Wed 5:25 the bOOk Of life (G) Thu 5:10 Sat-Sun 12:10 dracula untOld (14A) Thu 5:20, 7:45 Fri 9:35 Sat-Sun 9:45 Mon-Wed 7:45 the equalizer (18A) Thu 5:05, 8:05 fury (14A) Thu 4:55, 7:55 Fri 3:40, 6:45, 9:50 Sat-Sun 12:20, 3:30, 6:45, 9:45 Mon, Wed 4:50, 7:50 Tue 4:50, 7:55 GOne Girl (14A) Thu 4:55, 8:00 Fri 3:30, 7:10, 10:35 SatSun 12:00, 3:10, 7:00, 10:10 Mon-Wed 4:40, 7:50 interStellar (PG) Fri 3:00, 5:00, 6:40, 10:00, 10:30 SatSun 11:30, 1:45, 3:15, 5:50, 6:50, 9:55, 10:30 Mon-Wed 4:45, 5:10, 8:20, 8:50 jOhn Wick (14A) Thu 5:30, 7:50 Fri 4:30, 7:15, 9:30 SatSun 1:30, 4:30, 7:15, 10:00 Mon-Wed 5:15, 9:00 niGhtcraWler (14A) Thu 5:15, 8:10 Fri 4:20, 7:35, 10:20 Sat-Sun 12:45, 4:00, 7:25, 10:15 Mon, Wed 4:20, 8:10 Tue 5:20, 8:10 Ouija (14A) Thu, Tue 5:50, 8:15 Fri 4:45, 7:45, 10:05 SatSun 2:00, 5:00, 7:45, 10:20 Mon, Wed 5:50, 8:45 3


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With the Worldwide Short Film Festival on indefinite hiatus, it’s encouraging to see another festival focused entirely on short work. The Toronto International Short Film Festival, screening at the Carlton Cinema from Wednesday (November 12) to November 14, offers 60 shorts – including Gear (pictured) – organized into nine themed programs. $13.50, festival pass $40; information at tisff.net.

revue cinema, 400 roncesvalles. ekran.ca

thu 6-sun 9 – Polish cinema showcase featuring Jan Komasa’s Warsaw Uprising, Roman Polanski’s Ida and more. $15.

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pm. Details at torontosilentfilmfestival. com. The Equalizer (2014) D: Antoine Fuqua. 9:30 pm. sat 8 – Toronto Silent Film Festival. 1:30 & 4:15 pm. Details at torontosilentfilmfestival. com. The Equalizer. 9:15 pm. sun 9 – The Boxtrolls 3D (2014) D: Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annabele. 2 pm. This Is Where I Leave You (2014) D: Shawn Levy. 7 pm. The Equalizer. 9:15 pm. Mon 10 – This Is Where I Leave You. 7 pm. The Equalizer. 9:15 pm. tue 11 – Walking The Camino: Six Ways To Santiago (2014) D: Lydia Smith. 7 pm. Boyhood (2014) D: Richard Linklater. 9 pm Wed 12 – Boyhood. 6:30 pm. Walking The Camino: Six Ways To Santiago. 9:30 pm.

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thu 6 – Polish Film Festival. Details at ekran.

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NOW Magazine November 6, 2014 Volume 34, Issue 10

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