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The big screen adaptation of Les Miserables has sparked a new interest in the musical, especially among those whose first time included Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean.
So, in the spirit of striking while the iron's hot, Les Miz has announced a new Canadian company will begin a five month stint in Toronto this fall.
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This week the Toronto International Film Festival is screening more than 250 films and a few of them have us ready to hit the road.
Remember reading Jack Kerouac's On The Road in High School and wishing you could just get into the car and drive across the country? Well now you can take that trip (at least vicariously) with Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, and Kirsten Dunst. The first big screen adaptation of Kerouac's classic premiered Thursday at TIFF and is already creating wanderlust among fans.
The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't kick off until September 6th but they're already looking for people to help out.
TIFF is currently seeking volunteers for a variety of activities to help make this year's festival run smoothly.
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Teen girls everywhere were disappointed when Robert Pattinson wasn't in L.A. last night to accept the MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, which he won with girlfriend Kristen Stewart for their post-wedding smooch in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, but he had a good reason to skip it.
Rob was spotted arriving at Toronto-Pearson International Airport in his usual plane attire: jeans, a baseball hat, and sunglasses late last night. He was also surrounded by an entourage of handlers and bodyguards as he made his way through the airport, still carrying his passport.
Pattinson is back in Toronto for the premiere of his latest project, Cosmopolis, that was also filmed in Toronto last year. And, as of this morning, there were at least 50 girls who were happy he missed the MTV Awards since they were already camped out waiting for him to arrive at the TIFF Bell Lightbox for tonight's big screening!
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Joe Fresh might not be that familiar a name to those living in the nifty fifty, but for those above the border the apparel, accessories, and cosmetics company is pretty well known. A flagship store in New York City just debuted, but you can always check them out—for free—thanks to Porter Airlines.
To celebrate the season, the airline and the brand are teaming up the bring a little fun to travelers at the airport and in the skies. At Joe Fresh stores in Canada there’ll be chances to win different travel-related prizes, and of course Porter Airlines will provide your airfare. Prizes include a weekend in New York City as well as a $500 gift card to one of the Joe Fresh stores.
The Toronto International Film Festival has started releasing this year's line-up, which will include the premieres of George Clooney's The Ides of March, The Tree Of Life starring Brad Pitt, and the fest's opener, From The Sky Down, a new U2 documentary.
With so many big names on this year's roster, the demand for tickets is bigger than ever and for now most packages are still available and can be ordered online, but you better act fast before they're all sold out and the September events get rolling.
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Toronto has been experiencing two heatwaves this weekone generated by a wacky weather pattern and the other courtesy of the world's two biggest heartthrobs, Robert Pattinson and Justin Bieber.
Rob is town filming his new movie, Cosmopolis, and while he's been keeping a low profile, a few determined fans scored a meeting with Rob outside of Toronto's Lakeview Restaurant where he was filming earlier this week.
We can’t get enough of different cities and their bike sharing programs. London and Boston are just two of the latest towns to get their two-wheeled act together in the last couple of years, and earlier this month Toronto joined the pedal powered party.
Canada’s largest city added around 1,000 bikes thanks to a little bit of assistance from around 80 different stations in and about the downtown area. The Public Bike System Company is behind the city’s new shipment of velocipedes, but for those looking to simply score a cheap ride it’s better known as Bixi. This is the same kind of system that’s already in use in spots like Montreal and Washington, DC, so it might look kind of similar—and that’s a good thing.
Apparently it’s been an on and off discussion for several years, and now it looks like there’s a development in a different kind of battle for Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. This one has nothing to do with other airlines trying to get access to Porter Airlines favorite little airport, but it has everything to do with how passengers get to the airport.
As of now the only way to get to Toronto’s City Airport is thanks to a ferry ride, but some are eager for a more convenient way. There had been talk of a tunnel or bridge in the past, but now it looks like the debate is heating up once again in favor of building a pedestrian tunnel. It’s far from a done deal as of now—mainly because it’s going to cost around 50 million Loonies—but some just can’t wait to stroll to the airport.
We’ve been following the ongoing battle at Billy Bishop Airport, and it now looks like Air Canada will finally be landing at Toronto-City. Just to recap, the airline has been trying to bring back its turboprop service to the smaller—yet super convenient—airport right outside the comings and goings of downtown Toronto after stopping service in 2006.
For quite some time, Porter Airlines has been the exclusive commercial airline with access to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, and thanks to the lack of a true competitor, they’ve done pretty well with their service to Canada and the United States.
Everything continues to go well for little Porter Airlines, as some of their most recent news confirms they’ve got more butts in the seats than they did a year ago. There hasn’t really been too much talk about new destinations or new flights, but it seems that those routes to New York and Myrtle Beach have been doing pretty well.
The thing that might be helping them out the most is that they’re still not facing any real competition at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Not too long ago, we suggested that Air Canada might be bringing some smaller planes into the airport as well—clearly eager to cash in on Porter’s market—but it looks like that idea is delayed yet again.
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We knew that Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport has been the happening airport in Toronto for quite some time, and especially since Porter Airlines is proving to the world how successful the little airport can be. Air Canada has been trying to gain access to the airport, and now it looks like we have a date for when there will finally be a little competition at the airport.
Most of the paperwork has been filled out and signed, and it looks like Air Canada—through the help from one of their regional airline buddies—will be heading to and from the airport beginning in February. Their initial flight schedule will be limited to just Montreal, but with 15 nonstop options throughout the day, there’s plenty of availability.