G Adventure tests domestic day tours in Boston, Toronto: Travel Weekly

With most international and group travel largely on hold during the pandemic, global tour operator G Adventures is testing a new product: domestic day tours.

The company Friday announced a One Day in Boston: Sunrise to Sunset  small-group tour that starts with an early morning outdoor yoga session on the Common, includes a guided walk along the Black Heritage Trail, a bike tour into Cambridge, snacks and a history lesson

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Toronto Catholic School Closed This Week After Travelling Staff Member Tests Positive

Students will be staying home this week as a Toronto Catholic school closed after a travelling staff member tested positive for COVID-19. 

The Toronto Catholic District School Board tweeted that St. Charles Catholic School will be closed from October 5 to October 9 “out of an abundance of caution.”*

The staff member who tested positive also works at four other schools, according to the COVID-19 dashboard.

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7 Secret Spots Less Than 2 Hours From Toronto That Are Totally Worth The Road Trip

With fall in full swing, it’s time to appreciate the colour that Ontario has to offer. If you’re itching to celebrate the season outside of the city, there are plenty of secret spots near Toronto that you can discover. 





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You don’t have to drive for hours to try something new.

These secret spots are all less than two hours away from the 6ix

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Consumer Choice Award Winners 2020 | Greater Toronto Area – Press Release

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / September 24, 2020 / Consumer Choice Award is excited to announce the 2020 Top Service Providers in the Greater Toronto Area.

Each year across Canada, Consumer Choice Award gathers opinions, perceptions and expectations through the responses of thousands of consumers and businesses.

Today, Consumer Choice Award is the only organization in Canada to utilize statistically supported independent market research to determine brand reputation, customer satisfaction

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Anti-masker broke quarantine to speak at Toronto anti-lockdown protest after travelling to Europe

A York region man who has consistently rallied against health measures meant to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic broke his federally-imposed travel quarantine this weekend to speak at an anti-lockdown rally in downtown Toronto.

Social media posts show that Chris Saccoccia, who has also identified himself as “Chris Sky” both in interviews and online, spoke at an anti-lockdown rally in Ireland on Sept. 12.

The 37-year-old then spoke

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Spike Lee Launches Pandemic-Hit Toronto Film Festival With Online Premiere

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Highlights

  • Spike Lee kicked off a unique Toronto Film Festival this year
  • Small crowds gathered at drive-ins, a lakeside open-air screen
  • Several celebrities will be attending TIFF’s online talks and galas

Los Angeles:

Spike Lee kicked off a unique Toronto Film Festival Thursday with a tribute to black victims of police violence, as his latest movie premiered online

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Uber launches taxi app in Toronto

Uber launches taxi app in Toronto

Torontonians can now use Uber’s mobile app to order a taxi.

Uber has raised about $45 million in venture capital since it was founded in San Francisco in 2010. Its service – which also allows customers to order cars for hire on demand using its mobile app – is now available in 18 cities around the world, including Toronto as of March 2012.

That original system using livery cars and

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How a Small Film Slate at Toronto Film Festival Translated Into Big Sales

“People are buying with the notion that things will get back to some level of normalcy and some level of physical engagement again,” IFC Films’ Arianna Bocco says

With a slimmed-down film slate, a delayed awards season schedule, a virtual market and uncertainty around releasing films theatrically, this year’s Toronto sales market was meant to be active, but not necessarily a moment for distributors to write big checks.

So how

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Our 12 Most-Anticipated Premieres at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival

The fall film festival season is now officially underway with Venice Film Festival kicking off last week. Next on the calendar is the Toronto International Film Festival, which will understandably look quite different in the age of the pandemic. With limited-capacity screenings along with virtual offerings (geo-blocked to Canada), the overall lineup is drastically reduced from the standard hundreds of features down to the 50 or so that will premiere

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Egyptian Documentary “Lift Like A Girl” Premiers At Toronto Film Festival To Widespread Applause



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Egyptian documentary film “Lift Like A Girl” just premiered at the ongoing 45th edition of the legendary Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to widespread applause.

The film, which was directed by Mayye Zayed, follows Zebiba, a 14-year-old girl from Alexandria who has a dream of being a champion weightlifter and her intense relationship with her coach Captain Ramadan who despite being hard on his athletes has

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Watch the Toronto International Film Festival Tribute Awards

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UPDATE: Technical difficulties initially caused a delay in the feed. The TIFF Tribute Awards are now live.

Despite the remoteness that is a virtual Toronto International Film Festival, we will always come together to celebrate the cinema. To quote TIFF Tribute Awards presenter Martin Scorsese, “This remarkable art form has always been and always will be more than

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Nomadland wins Toronto film festival people’s choice award

Nomadland, the recession-era retirees study starring Frances McDormand, has won the Toronto film festival people’s choice award, adding the influential prize to the Venice Golden Lion it was awarded a week ago.

The Toronto award is much prized in the industry, as it counts a significant number of Oscar best picture awards and nominees among its recent winners, including Green Book (2018), Room (2015) and 12 Years a Slave (2013).

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Kiwi movie Shadow in the Clouds debuts to rave reviews at Toronto Film Festival

Chinese-New Zealand director Roseanne Liang’s latest film has debuted to rave reviews.

Shadow in the Cloud, which had its world premiere as a midnight drive-in screening as part of the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival last weekend, has earned plenty of praise from those writing for well-known international entertainment news outlets.

Starring Suspiria’s Chloe Grace Moretz and Otara-raised Hawaii Five-0 actor Beulah Koale, it’s the

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Toronto International Film Festival 2020 Movie Round-Up

Take Mikkelsen’s Martin in Another Round. As a history teacher, he should know better than to think alcohol can fill the void of years of encroaching ennui. But when his old school buddies and fellow teachers buy into pseudo-science that claims keeping a buzz up at 0.09 BAC will wake you out of the doldrums, it’s drinks in the morning and evening. Martin leans on historic figures like Churchill

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How a COVID-Era Toronto Film Festival Found a New Purpose

This year’s TIFF wasn’t dominated by awards contenders, but its heart was in smaller films from underrepresented voices who deserve to be heard

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What if they threw a fall film festival and it didn’t really have anything to do with Hollywood’s awards season?

The Toronto International Film Festival has been doing something like that over the past week. The splashiest part of its annual festival is usually devoted to Hollywood

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Watching good 2020 Toronto Film Fest movies from home sucked

I never want to sit through a film festival in my bedroom again.

No, I don’t mean streaming all 24 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in a futile attempt to fill a weekend. The 2020 Toronto International Film Festival — a hugely impactful 45-year-old event — went digital.

While some lucky Canadians snagged seats at glamor-less reduced-capacity screenings or enjoyed a premiere at a drive-in, Americans experienced the 55

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‘Nomadland’ Wins Audience Award at Toronto Film Festival

Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland,” a low-key drama starring Frances McDormand as a woman who loses her house and travels around the Western United States in a van, has won the People’s Choice Award at the 2020 Toronto International film Festival, TIFF organizers announced on Sunday.

The first runner-up for the award was “One Night in Miami,” the first feature to be directed by actress Regina King. The second runner-up was “Beans,”

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The ups and downs of having the Toronto Film Festival at your fingertips

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Shia LaBeouf and Vanessa Kirby in “Pieces of a Woman.” (Toronto International Film Festival)

My screening companion ditched me about 15 minutes into Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s “Wolfwalkers,” a captivating animated feature that turned out to be one of the highlights of my 2020 Toronto International Film Festival. Not hers, though. What can I say? One person’s treasure — in this case, a 17th century Irish fantasy about a

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