Anthony Leclair

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...


Oh Life

What of dreams and darkness and those singing things from lullabies?         The final fret pressed to chord and re-chord the changes of all things;         Dreams...


Night on the Town/the Morning After

Fail to find, in tile floors, The glimmer of the glaring gods.   Raised and lowered,   Trip to find the chipping wood And table dancers of tin and glass...


Awkward

Here you’ll find, to pass the time, A chunky piece of terrible rhyme. Easy find the open lines, but look then for an end, Finish with the… Meet me in...


Wasted Nights

Wasted Nights Evenings waste away to shattered dreams of fidelity in dark corners with kisses so far removed from familiarity. Though strangely familiar it may seem, as though another like...