Author: Christine Tan

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Weeks ahead of the scariest holiday of the year, the Art Gallery of Ontario launches Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters, a biographical exhibition with the atmosphere of a haunted house, co-curated by Jim Shedden of the AGO, Britt Salvesen of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and Matthew Welch of Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). Expect no cheap thrills or jump scares. Here, you face paintings of dark, ominous scenes and life-size sculptures of mythical creatures…

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On Monday, August 25, Toronto bloggers congregated at 777 Dundas Street West for Bent’s Veggielicious workshop. The restaurant is owned by internationally celebrated chef Susur Lee, managed by his sons, Kai and Levi, and designed by none other than its namesake, wife and mother of the men, Brenda Bent. Meeting a world-renowned chef can be an intimidating experience, but Chef Lee welcomed us with open arms, always reminding us, “This is my home. And my home is your home.”

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The death of legendary Canadian artist, Alex Colville, last summer was a moment to mourn, but it was important for Andrew Hunter, curator of Canadian art at the AGO, that he and his team did not close the book. The intention of AGO’s latest exhibition, Alex Colville, is never to memorialize the realist painter and his life but to reflect on “his phenomenal legacy—70 years of working as an artist, a very serious committed artist, a very serious Canadian artist.”…