Avoiding Toronto’s TIFF Traps

TIFF is halfway through, and it seems like ticket opportunities are fading fast. Slow down, though—by this point in the festival, you’ve got to be careful of what you pay for. Consider skipping the following. The Shameless Blockbuster Oh, I get it—this movie skipped the summer season and landed in … Read More

Montreal’s Ritz-Carlton Reno

Things have been hectic lately. Nothing you can’t handle, of course. And nothing a quick getaway can’t smooth over… If the pursuit of life’s luxuries is what you’re after, welcome to The Ritz-Carlton Montreal. The “Grande Dame” of Sherbrooke Street made its debut in 1912 but closed in 2008. This … Read More

Toronto’s CONTACT Photography Festival

Officially the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, this month long festival is the largest photography event in the world, featuring over 1,000 artists at nearly 200 venues. The theme of the 2012 festival is “public,” as the work attempts to explore the chasm between our  private life and public space. Even … Read More

Where to Eat in Old Montreal

From the crowded, tourist-filled Jacques Cartier Square to its quieter corners, there’s something for everyone in the old capital.  These are just four of the places you need to check out. Taverne Gaspar Taverne Gaspar is redefining comfort food and upping the ante when it comes to impeccable service.  Whether … Read More

5 Recasting Sins

For gamers, the release of Mass Effect 3 earlier this month should have been a moment of celebration. ME3 is the final installment in an epic sci-fi RPG trilogy by Edmonton-based studio Bioware, the hallmark of which is that it allows users to design their own version of Commander Shepard, … Read More

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