Anthony Leclair

The Many Faces of Duncan Griffiths

My name is Duncan Griffiths, I am an artist and my canvas is life. “All the World’s a stage” a wise man once said-and from day one we create ourselves on...


Wynne Leaves Out Half the Victims of Violence?

New Toronto billboard campaign highlights gays and lesbians, fathers and their children, endangered by public policy built on ideology not facts Premier Kathleen Wynne’s violence against women initiative reinforces sexist...


Load It Up In The Spotlight!!!

I recently had the privilege to ask musician Cody Labombard a few questions about his upbeat, bittersweet, roaring new single ‘In the Spotlight’, and his upcoming album ‘Load It Up!!!’....


Write Me a Love Story

Write Me a Love Story by Anthony J.S. Leclair Thursday, August 1, 2013.      There’s a thickness in the air. I can taste it. A tumult. They are coming....


Here & There – Toronto Street Art

This past week, I decided to take a stroll along Dundas, and photograph the many strange, and spectacular pieces of street art that are about. The alleys of Toronto may...


Wedding Speech Notes…SMILE

SMILE When you are the mother of two spirited daughters you almost get to take part in a Skinnerian psychology test. You watch common environmental situations and diverse responses. Sometimes...


The Battle of the Pointless Trilogy…Desolation…An Apparently Expected Journey

   Shortly before the new year, and just before the third installment of the Hobbit was released in theatres, a good friend of mine wrote a hilariously scathing review of...


Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

You are cordially invited to George and Martha’s for an evening of fun and games. NOW Toronto’s ’2014 Best of T.O.’ award-winning theatre company The Red One Theatre Collective proudly...


The Way We Remember

We are asked, only one day a year, to remember those who fought for our freedom. To take that time is a paltry sacrifice compared to those of the men...


A Weird Storm Brewing

Something wicked came to the Ernest-Balmer Studio space down in the distillery this weekend. It was Theatre Arcturus, and it was ‘Weird’ – in title, and some might say in...


Theatre Arcturus Brewing Up Something ‘Weird’

Lindsay Bellaire, and Phillip Psutka, the creative couple heading up Theatre Arcturus, have conjured up a new take on Shakespeare’s three iconic witches in their upcoming production of ‘Weird’. “Weird is...


Escape From Happiness?

Last night, pushing halfway into the run, Alumnae Theatre’s production of George F. Walker’s: Escape From Happiness hosted a group of about twenty attentive audience members (apart from the one...


Soul Communication – Cassidy Sigouin

The other day, I got to have a bit of a chat with Cassidy Sigouin, A North Bay gal in love with music. I’ve had the privilege of seeing her...


Who is Starlord!

Toronto’s wonderful annual celebration of all things great and geeky, Fan Expo, opened yesterday for nerds young and old. For those of you who didn’t have the scratch put together...


“Wow, That Choir is great!”… “Which Choir?” …”THAT Choir!&...

That Choir is comprised of 26 singers from all different backgrounds; classical and pop vocalists, theatre artists, teachers, arts educators and administrators, publicists, bankers; we run the gamut. What brings...


Kafka’s Ape Visits the Gladstone Hotel

This past week, Molly McCrea, one of our newest contributors, covered her first event for Swept: Kafka’s Ape. On Wednesday August 13th I had the opportunity to attend Kafka’s “Ape”...


Here & There – Torture for Pleasure’s: Mike and Cici

Over the long weekend, the small Ontario town, Deep River, had its bi-annual Summerfest. The out-of-towners who came from all over to enjoy the festivities may have been won over...


Artwork With A Cause

Celebrate a Summer sendoff with HanVoice’s: Alla Prima, art show and live music. Swept’s own Annie Ly will be on the ground to cover the event. Enjoy wonderful music by...


Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More – Sunday Assembly, Toronto

With all of the war, strife, and religious fervor rampant in the world today, there is a haven; a place of restoration and revitalization; a place of love and peace;...


Good Lord

Made ever in the image of the divine indeed? Made ever in the image of God? Good lord what do these underlings concede; humanity’s personally created fraud? Indeed the divinity...