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107 movies, TV shows, books, podcasts and songs to check out before 2016 is over

2016 may not have been kind to the world, but it was kind to Toronto culture lovers. TIFF was a smash, the book scene is buzzing and Drake dropped the hottest album of the year. Here, a comprehensive round-up of everything worth watching, reading and listening to from 2016

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Watch

Remember all those movies Twitter was going crazy for during TIFF? Consider the holidays your time to sit down and finally watch them:

The eight best films of TIFF 2016
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The eight best films of TIFF 2016

What the critics said about their favourite festival flicks

 

Cannes doesn’t cause the same sort of hysteria as TIFF in this city, so you may have missed these five Canadian flicks. They’re well worth the watch:

 

This one is self-explanatory:

 

As of this month, Netflix has some new competition in Canada. Here’s our guide to the best of Amazon Prime Video:

 


Canadian Spring Books
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Read

You can always cozy up with one of these books by the fire and pretend you’re on a beach:

 

A look back at some of the year’s best YA fiction, blockbuster books, graphic novels and emerging writers:

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Listen

Toronto offers some seriously impressive podcasts for when you’ve totally exhausted This American Life:

 

The Weeknd had a big year. He released Starboy, won umpteen Grammys, Junos and Billboard Music Awards, and got a haircut. Here are nine Toronto acts hoping to get on his level:

 

In 2016, Toronto musicians covered some enduring (“Blinded By the Light”) and not-so-enduring (“Teenage Dirtbag”) hits:

 

Grimes released a Toronto-shot video for her single “Kill V. Maim” early this year, so we took a look back into the vault and rounded up the best videos shot in the 6:

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