Central & Remote: January 3rd-6th

Dear Toronto,

Sorry I missed you last week, I hope you all had less hyperventallific xmas anxiety than I did!!

Uh… anyway, New Years is the time for resolutions and honesty, so just for the record, in the draft of this post I wrote “Words, happy new year, snow, drink less, blah blah,” which is essentially what I want to say.  I’m not sure if it’s just me, but it seems like the whole city is a LOT damn lighter now that the snow has fallen. Not just literally lighter because there’s white surface for the lanterns to bounce luminescence off of at night but also figuratively lighter because we’re all like YES WINTER, effing FINALLY.  And thank the good sweet light gods that this is actually the case because we all need a new reason to get the hey outside at night time that’s not just drinking…

So, aside from the listings below, might I suggest you go skating or tobogganing or hiking or just go for a walk in the park or along some side streets or through the alleys or down to the water?  The snow’s only going to stay not-disgustingly-slush-grey for so long, so go experience it… at least on the way to one of these:


  • AGO First Thursdays with Basia Bulat – Art Gallery of Ontario – 630pm-11pm – $10-12 advance (always sells out… and has already…. might be some rush tickets available… so get on the AGO list so you don’t miss the next one).
  • Issue #1 Opening Reception – Comic Themed Art Show – #Hashtag Gallery – 7-1130pm – (show runs until the 17th) – Free
  • Geekomedy – Humour for the technologically addicted – Comedy Bar – 7pm – (Followed by multiple other, not as cool sounding, but probably equally funny shows… part of the Festival of New Formats, running until Sunday…) All shows are Free





Lee-Annethough she loves the attention, credits Yuli as the  fab founder of Central & Remote.

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About Lee-Anne Bigwood

Lee-Anne Bigwood is an observer and a participant of too many things in Toronto. She used to copy definitions out of the dictionary and has started, but not filled, almost as many journals as the number of years she’s been alive. She is an only child, an Aries, and an ENFP. She is perfectly aware, thank you, that referring to her astrological sign and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator makes her bio sound like a dating profile. [More on PP by Lee-Anne] [Lee-Anne's Blog]