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The 50 Most Influential People in Toronto: who really runs this city? The 50 Most Influential People in Toronto: who really runs this city?

You know you live in interesting times when the chief of police is the most powerful person in town. What propelled Chief Blair to the top of our Influentials list was Rob Ford’s Crackgate—a story that consumed the city for much of the last year and whose bewildering narrative is still being written. Of course,… Read more »

The Argument: In Take This Waltz, Sarah Polley transforms Toronto into a brightl... The Argument: In Take This Waltz, Sarah Polley transforms Toronto into a brightly coloured urban fantasy

By Jason McBride In the middle of directing Take This Waltz, recently released in theatres, Sarah Polley hit a snag. She desperately wanted to get Leslie Feist to record a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Closing Time” for the soundtrack. Given how in demand the singer-songwriter is, it was almost impossible to pin her down—even for… Read more »

Camera: a mix of Canada’s best filmmakers and top critics at the Toronto Film ... Camera: a mix of Canada’s best filmmakers and top critics at the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

By Fraser Abe | Photography by George Pimentel January 10, The Carlu. The annual Toronto Film Critics Association Awards mixes Canada’s best filmmakers and critics—which can be a great opportunity for a little payback. David Cronenberg, whose latest film, A Dangerous Method, is nominated for 11 Genies, took advantage of his turn at the presenter’s… Read more »