Arts community rises from the ashes after fire destroys Walnut Studios

Arts community rises from the ashes after fire destroys Walnut Studios

Forty-five artists are picking up the pieces after a massive fire ruined their studio spaces and some of their work, potentially derailing one of their most lucrative times of the year. Toronto’s art spaces are already feeling the squeeze from rampant condo development, rising rents and a lack of suitable, affordable spaces, especially downtown. That’s […]

President’s arts advisers resign over Trump’s Charlottesville response

President’s arts advisers resign over Trump’s Charlottesville response

Members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned Friday over U.S. President Donald Trump’s response to the violent unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia.  “Supremacy, discrimination and vitriol are not American values. Your values are not American values,” the members wrote in their resignation letter dated Friday. “If this is not clear to you, then […]

Michael J. Fox, Michael Bublé honoured at Performing Arts gala — with a little help from Joan Jett

Michael J. Fox, Michael Bublé honoured at Performing Arts gala — with a little help from Joan Jett

The party continued Thursday for the seven new recipients of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards — complete with a little help from rock and roller Joan Jett. This year’s honourees, which include actors Martin Short, Michael J. Fox and crooner Michael Bublé, were feted with a fancy Colm Feore-hosted gala Thursday at Ottawa’s newly […]