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Entertainment includes performances of plays and films, and activities such as reading and watching television, that give people pleasure.  Subcategories include Books, Film, Music, Photography, Sports and Theatre.

Books:   events involving awards for the best book or book trade shows displaying books for sale.

Film: events are film festival and the launch of a film.

Music events are music festivals and conferences, concerts, releases of new songs.

Photography:  events are photography festivals, a gallery photography launch.

Sports events are tournaments, sporting matches etc.

Theatre events are the launch of a new play or concert.

 

 

Norman Jewison, CFC Founder

CFC HOMECOMING

CFC HOMECOMING, a new re-imagined annual fundraiser (formerly called the CFC Annual BBQ Fundraiser) was held on the beautiful grounds of the CFC on September 11, 2022 to celebrate and support the Canadian Film Centre’s residents, alumni and the screen industry. Guests enjoyed live performances, NFT art, artistic encounters, immersive experiences and onsite fundraising opportunities. …

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C.N.E. Ride

The C.N.E. Partied Like a Rock Star

The C.N.E. Partied Like a Rock Star on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds in Toronto from August 19 to September 5, 2022.  There was much to excite the visitors (families, couples and singles) at the EX from kids’ world, attractions, performances, competitions, food, rides, games, shopping, gaming garage and the walk & talks.  Attractions included…

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Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2022 Shines!

Martin Luther King had a dream!  In 1967, so did the creators of Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2022 – to showcase Caribbean Canadian culture in Canada! The result was called Caribana which they based on the huge and exciting Trinidad & Tobago Carnival.  The founders of Caribana envisioned it as a gift of culture to Canada. …

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Honda Indy Toronto 2022

The Honda Indy Toronto 2022, an annual IndyCar Series race, hit Toronto on the grounds of the C.N.E. from July 15 to 17, 2022.    Indy Toronto includes the free by donation family Friday, three days of racing, the Honda World, Thunder Ally, Beer Gardens, qualifying races, the NASCAR Series Grand Prix of Toronto Race and…

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Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy – Review

Author:  Erich Schwartzel / Penguin Press Reviewed by Torontoartsandevents: Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy shows the power that the communism government of China has over the world’s entertainment industries that wish to enter the vast China market.  Movies such as “Top Gun” that have a sizeable budget that require…

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Pride Month Toronto 2022

Pride Month Toronto 2022 was held from June 1 to 30, 2022 and the annual Festival Weekend was held on June 24 to 26, 2022. The Festival Weekend Major Events included the Dyke March on June 24, 2022 and the Pride Parade  on June 26, 2022. The Pride Parade: The jewel of Pride is the…

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Canadian Music Week 2022

Canadian Music Week 2022 was held from June 6 to 11, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario and attracted participants from the music, interactive and broadcasting industries from around the globe.  CMW is Canada’s largest annual event dedicated to the celebration and promotion of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries.  It consisted of two information-intensive conferences,…

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Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala 2022 – Review

Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Induction & Awards Gala 2022 was held on Wed, 25 May 2022 at the John Bassett Theatre at the Toronto Convention Centre. The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame honoured athletes and personalities with outstanding achievement in sports in Ontario, Canada.  Those celebrated this year included Bianca Andreescu, Daniel Nestor, Brad…

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Vanguard Launch Fashion

The Vanguard Launch – Fashion & Music

The Vanguard launch was about individual fashion – each guest wore a fashion statement suited to their hair, face and what they were wearing.  Torontoartsandevents! Captured some of those fashions for you! The Vanguard Launch was launched on Monday March 28, 2022 at Toronto’s Carlu.  The Red Carpet was hosted by Reality Actor ‘Auntie Jillian’…

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Review:  In Contemporary Art a Very Short Introduction

© 2021 Publisher, Oxford University Press In Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction, Julian Stallabrass argues that street artist Banksy uses his celebrity to create great market value; however, his work by traditional critical analysis is simple, clichéd, not real art but relies on advertising techniques.  This is part of contemporary’s art being controlled and…

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