Toronto

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...


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...


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...


Babes & Gents x Lucas Stolz– Kanye/Paris Capsule Collection

So, not a little known fact about yours truly, in fact a well-known fact about me is that I adore me some Yeezy. I will defend the man to the...


Seven-Arm Octopus Love

Seven-Arm Octopus Love   The Seven-Arm Octopus or Haliphron atlanticus is one of the world’s largest species of octopus.  This mysterious giant of the deep possesses a hidden eighth arm. ...


Rendezvous with madness

  Since 1993, the annual Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival (RMF) has been expanding the minds of Torontonians and shedding light on the discussion of mental illness and addiction. Films...


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...


Anima Libra – Part III

The website bothered the hell out of me, not just due to the content, but something felt off about the pictures themselves.  They looked way too perfect, almost manufactured.  The...


Glad You Voted?

If you were at home staying tuned to last week’s election on CBC you may have received what sounded in my opinion to be the beginnings of another tumultuous season in office...


Liberal Party Lights Up Marijuana Debate with U of T Event This Thursday 7PM

TORONTO, ON – Following the groundbreaking call from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to legalize and regulate marijuana, the Liberal Party of Canada will host “Time to Legalize...


Toronto Lifestyle Market at the Gladstone! Oct 8th – 12th

Toronto LifeStyle Market at the Gladstone Hotel October 8th – 12th So remember how Queen West just got voted the second coolest neighbourhood in the world? This just in mo...


Bush Whacked at the Stone!

Things I didn’t know about the universe. 1)   Kate Bush is a goddess and I don’t know how I missed that all these years. 2)   Dem’ queers luuuurrve her.  Crystal...


Riot Guuurrll

Riooott Guurrl When the line-up for Riot Fest Toronto 2014 was released back in the spring I died. I dropped dead on the spot. The Cure… ARE YOU KIDDING ME?...


Sexy Story Tellin’ at the Ol’ Stone

Soooo sexy story is a thing guys. Ok, in all honesty I knew it was a thing because this group has been bringing this night of sauce to the Gladstone...


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...


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”...


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;...


Not throwing in the towel yet…

It was roughly two years ago when Swept went from being an idea to being an actual publication. When it all started, we had a bustling team of primarily literature...


“The lengths someone will go to get a laugh…” ~Tim Walker

The day after his opening at the Fringe, I got a chance to talk to actor Tim Walker about his experience in Punch Up, and to hear some wonderfully wise...


“Karenin’s Anna: It’s Russian…Sorta” ~ Michael Ross Albert

The tale of a young woman from Brooklyn, marrying a Russian immigrant for…him to get his green card. Not a storybook romance by any stretch, Karenin’s Anna, written by Michael...