August 2017

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Toronto’s Ellen Wong named a TIFF rising star

From roughing it up in a wrestling ring in Netflix’s comedy series GLOW to swinging across a rock venue stage wielding a pair of knives in the 2010 hit (and love letter to Toronto’s indie rock scene) Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Ellen Wong is no stranger to subverting stereotypes. The Toronto actress is part of this year’s cohort of TIFF’s Rising Stars program, a professional development program that identifies and fosters Canada’s brightest emerging talent and includes alums such as Tatiana Maslany, Stephan James and Sarah Gadon.

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10 can’t-miss picks for the 2017 edition of TIFF

The Toronto International Film Festival has reduced the number of programmed movies by 20 per cent from previous years, but it still includes 339 films to feast your eyes on. With 27,438 minutes of celluloid from 83 countries being projected on screens, there will be something for everyone.

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Glen Road stop sign divides Rosedale

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Development causes iconic jeanery to change ‘zip’ code

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From the Annex to the Olympics

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Stephanie Kaliner on making her way in the wild world of comedy

Stephanie Kaliner is known for her writing credits on sitcoms such as Schitt’s Creek and Mr. D and, most recently, her show Terrific Women. She says her passion started with improv classes in Grade 7.

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Prolific bank robber charged in relation to 12 bank robberies across York Region

After an international manhunt, a prolific male bank robber pled guilty to seven of 17 armed robberies he is alleged to have committed across Canada from 2010 to 2015. Twelve of those alleged bank robberies happened in York Region, including at four banks in Richmond Hill and Thornhill.

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Eye on York Region: Our area’s own Urban Design Awards

The City of Vaughan is in the midst of just that, accepting nominations for its Urban Design Awards, recognizing the best in sustainable design, heritage projects, high-quality architecture and other enhancements to the public and private realms.

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Kids: 905’s next little big thing

As the saying goes, age ain’t nothing but a.… At the positively ancient age of 10, thespian Millie Davis has put in some serious time in front of the camera.

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North York relief line a new priority

The downtown relief line has now been divided into two projects: the Relief Line South (from Pape station south to Queen Street) and the Relief Line North (from Pape Station to Eglinton or Sheppard Avenue).

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