a crowd watching movies outside

Movies, music, food – all under an Open Roof

In case the Pan Am Games and the multitude of street and cultural festivals in Toronto weren’t keeping you busy enough this summer, may I suggest one more excellent way to spend your time in this city?  The Open Roof Festival presents first run indie movies under the stars every Wednesday (including Canada Day) until…


Outdoor shot of Carlton Cinema sign and list of movies playing

Five reasons to love Carlton Cinema

Photo credit: Toronto Savvy Carlton Cinema is a hidden gem tucked away between two dreary highrises in downtown Toronto (20 Carlton St, just east of Yonge St).  Having first opened in 1948, the Carlton has a long history in Toronto.  It was demolished in 1973, reopened in 1981, and refurbished when taken over by Edmonton-based Magic…

poster for the European Union Film Festival

FREE Films at The Royal Cinema

Yes, you read that right:  FREE!  Up until November 28, you can check out two free movies every single night, one at 6:00 pm and the other 8:30 pm, from different European Union countries.  On November 29, Greece’s “A Place Called Home” runs at 6 pm and the festival wraps up on November 30 with a…