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Entries Tagged as 'Liberty'

Ossington laneway gets a mural makeover

August 19th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Despite the rain, roughly twenty artists came out to beautify the alley behind Ossington Avenue between Queen and Humbert streets. From Thursday Aug. 9 to Sunday Aug. 12, volunteers painted murals in the laneway, giving it a much-needed makeover.

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Tags: Annex · Arts · Liberty

Aw shucks! Ontario Oyster Festvial celebrates its 24th year

August 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off

Despite the rain, Rodney’s Oyster House drew a huge crowd of oyster aficionados for its annual festival

A masked contestant stripped down to his skivvies before shucking at the competition

By Khristopher Reardon

Delicious seafood, smashing beer and good times were shared at this year’s Ontario Oyster Festival.

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Tags: Food · Liberty

Fringe Favourite: Antigone explores power, politics and personal responsibility

July 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off

Ancient play set in modern-day Toronto leaves room to debate what happened at the G20 Summit protests

By Mickal Aranha

It’s been two years since the G20 Summit in Toronto, cause for Canada’s biggest security operation and the largest mass arrest in peacetime history, and almost a year since the Occupy Toronto movement began.

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Tags: Annex · Arts · General · Liberty

Maple Leafs slug their way to victory, trounce Majors 23-13

July 19th, 2012 · 1 Comment

After a rough start, the Toronto Maple Leafs triumphed over the London Majors after a series of consistent hits

By Jonah Birenbaum

A relentless Maple Leafs offense erased a seven-run deficit with a 13-run explosion in the fourth inning. The Leafs overcame a rough outing from starter Brandon Horgan as they outslugged the London Majors 23-13 at Dominico Field on Wednesday night.

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Tags: Annex · General · Liberty · Maple Leafs Baseball

Fringe Favourite: Judith Thompson’s play is truly RARE

July 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment

A review of the piece of documentary theatre that challenges ideas of intelligence and what makes a life worthwhile

By Mickal Aranha

Acclaimed Canadian playwright Judith Thompson turned once again to documentary theatre following the success of “Body and Soul” and “The Grace Project: Sick!” Thompson both wrote and directed RARE, which premiered at the Tarragon Main Stage on July 5th as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival.

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Tags: Annex · Arts · Liberty

Queen and Spadina construction chaos [PHOTOS]

July 17th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Though construction crews hit Toronto streets as soon as the snow melts, it’s still a sight to behold when a major intersection gets ripped up beyond recognition.

The TTC has shut down Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue for major repairs, closing off the crossroads from July 9 to July 23.

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Tags: Liberty · News

James Brylowski showcases his work, to rave reviews

June 26th, 2012 · 5 Comments

PHOTOGRAPHER’S WORK FEATURED AT CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

Brylowski stands in front of pieces from his exhibition "Stop! and eat the roses..." Courtesy Alexandra Gater.

By Kristin Eliason

James Brylowski, photographer and owner of the company Solid Porcupine Inc., showcased his work for the first time this May as part of Scotiabank’s 2012 CONTACT Photography Festival.

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Tags: Arts · General · Liberty · People

Parkdale discusses Community Land Trusts

June 17th, 2012 · Comments Off

LAND OWNERSHIP ARRANGEMENT ALSO EXISTS IN UNITED STATES, EUROPE

Ideas and suggestions about how community land trusts (CLT) form in Parkdale were noted, so that community stakeholders could revisit these ideas down the road. Courtesy Kuni Kamizaki.

By Perry King

A different approach to land ownership is now moving forward in Parkdale.

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Tags: Liberty · News

For Joel’s Benefit

June 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

MONTHLY COMEDY SHOWS RAISE FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH

By Melania Daniel

Your average Joe would most likely break down in fits of crying when coping with a recent diagnosis of cancer. But Joel Taylor took to laughing.

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Tags: Liberty · People

Bill King featured on stage at the Royal

May 27th, 2012 · 3 Comments

PIANIST CELEBRATES GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

On May 12, local resident and pianist Bill King celebrated 50 years in the music industry with a concert night at the Royal Cinema. Courtesy Kris King.

By Susan Oppenheim

On May 12, Bill King will graciously celebrate his 50 years as a professional musician with a performance evening at the Royal (608 College St.).

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Tags: Annex · Arts · General · Liberty · People