Phoenix Poetry Workshop
The Phoenix Poetry Workshop is held the first Saturday of every month at 2:30 pm. It's a free event at the College/Shaw library which is open to any and all who wish to share their poetry. Once upon a time when I did write poetry this was one of my favorite events as it was: - An encouraging and friendly environment - People grew to know each other and their poetry fairly well - honest constructive feedback on each others writting was possible.... [Read More]
 
Jon Steinberg
Heard Jon defending hitchhiking on CBC radio's The Debaters. Immeaditly took a liking to his humour which gets you to looks at the world in unexpected ways. Thanks for the laughs Jon. [Read More]
 
Red Moon Music Collective
Since 2009 Red moon Collective has been inviting a wide variety of musicians to come together for a jam night. It's a free monthly event, open to all, held in a Photographers loft space. This summer look for the jams happening in outdoor spots like the island. There is a great review of the event on gailatlarge.com: "There is no protocol other than a simple sign-up sheet so people know when they’re up next, the same as what you’d find at a pool hal... [Read More]
 
Canadian Stage | Dream in High Park
Every year Shakespeare is brought to life among the trees of high park. Performances start at the end of June and end at the beginning of September. Tuesday-Sunday. Gates open at 6. Show starts at 8. It's pay what you can but they suggest $20 minimum. This summer they will be alternating between perfomances of Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew. Macbeth plays Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday starting June 26th 2013. The Taming of the Shrew will run Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday sta... [Read More]
 
FIGMENT Toronto
Figment is a participatory arts festival. Starting in New York, it now takes place in a few american cities every year and Toronto will be hosting it's first figment festival August 17-18th 2013 on Olympic island. Inclusion is one of their guiding principles, everyone is invited to bring something, actively interact, and get themselves involved with art and express themselves. It's also a free event that seeks to eschew the commodification of experience. The art is conside... [Read More]
 
Toronto Bicycle Music Festival
The sound system of this annual festival is pedal powered, includes bike rides through the city as well as mobile performances. For 2012, the festival takes place Saturday September 15th. It's starts at 2pm at Coronation Park across from the CNE gates before moving on to liberty village and Christie Pits. The Schedule includes The Lemon Bucket Orkestra, The Complete Street Band and Rae Spoon.... [Read More]
 
gregory alan elliott
Ultra prolific artist and all around friendly helpful neighbour.  If you've been to Toronto you've probably seen Greg's art. From little hearts decorating buildings, poetic catch phrases on the side walk, graphic design for Not Far From the Tree, to giant snoetry(snow poetry) Gregs art is absolutely everywhere. A simple google search of his name should give you an idea of the volume of his creativity. Thanks Greg for adding the lovely joyful suprises around ou... [Read More]
 
FOOL - Festival of Oral Literatures
This event brings a diverse selection of excellent storytellers to cafes, art galleries and farmers' markets arcoss the city every fall. The festival celebrates storytelling in both french and english! [Read More]
 
The Sketchersons
The comedy troupe performs the Sunday Night Live show each week at The Comedy Bar based on the same format as the the tv show, complete with guest hosts, musical guests, weekly news and a house band. They also have a tv show on rogers. [Read More]
 
Andrew Joanisse Photography
Toronto based photographer with some stunning images from the city and afar. Work by Andrew Joanisse is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License  ... [Read More]