Richard Trapunski, The Walrus

Richard Trapunski

The Walrus

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Past articles by Richard:

Books on TV: Is the Boom in Adaptations a Boon for Authors?

How a surge in TV production is shaking up the publishing industry → Read More

Hot Summer Guide 2022: Shows, fests and events to plan for in Toronto

Concerts and events in Toronto are coming alive in the summer of 2022 by ditching the virtual and embracing the crowds → Read More

The Gamification of Fitness: Are We Getting Played by Our Exercise Apps?

The video game elements often blamed for sedentary lifestyles are now being used to get people moving → Read More

New Ontario liquor laws could mean bottle shops are here to stay

Originally pandemic pivots, Toronto bottle shops are now looking to the future – but critics worry it could be opening the door too wide. → Read More

Fall music 2021: 25 albums to soundtrack your season

Toronto artists are putting out some of the strongest music right now, and this autumn is no exception. Check out this fall music guide. → Read More

Halloween 2020: the best online and in-person Toronto events

These are the best Halloween events happening in Toronto and beyond this weekend, including zombie wrestling, Dwayne Gretzky and The Knife → Read More

The Parkdale Hall brings a historic Toronto venue back to life

The Parkdale Hall – a former Toronto theatre dating back to 1920 – is coming back to life on Queen West, slowly but surely. → Read More

Toronto Public Library begins offering free Presto cards

Starting today, the Toronto Public Library is giving away 65,000 TTC Presto cards to residents who are facing obstacles obtaining them. → Read More

Toronto Airbnb hosts must register with the city starting in September

From September 10 onward, people listing short-term rental on sites like Airbnb will have to register online with the city of Toronto. → Read More

NOW’s top 10 Toronto video games

Toronto's game development scene is booming – here's what to check out, from first-person shooters to indie and mobile titles → Read More

10 great video games you didn’t know were Canadian

From juggernaut shooters and sports titles to quirky indie creations, we've rounded up 10 of the most noteworthy Canadian video games of the past few years → Read More

Toronto teams with ADVANCE to support Black music execs

ADVANCE, Canada's Black music business collective, is teaming with the city of Toronto for a new $2 million support program. → Read More

Live music returns at a few Toronto music venues

Jazz Bistro, Antikka and the Emmet Ray are among the first music venues trying out concerts during Stage 3 of Toronto reopening. → Read More

COVID Alert app finally launches in Ontario

COVID Alert, Canada's long-awaited COVID-19 exposure notification app, is entirely voluntary and includes a number of privacy safeguards. → Read More

This is what Toronto's virtual Carnival will look like this year

Toronto Caribbean Carnival has released its tentative lineup for its Virtual Road event, which spans 13 hours and 8 countries. → Read More

Is my apartment building being safely cleaned during COVID-19?

As part of a new Toronto bylaw, apartment, condo and multi-tenant residential buildings are required to uphold cleaning and safety measures during COVID-19 → Read More

DVSN to play drive-in concert in Toronto

Toronto R&B duo DVSN will play an overdue socially distant release show for their 2020 album A Muse In Her Feelings at CityView Drive-In. → Read More

Renting in Ontario: Should I sign a repayment plan?

With Doug Ford's Bill 184 expected to pass, there are some things tenants should consider before signing a rent repayment plan → Read More

The Orbit Room closes on College

Co-founded by Rush's Alex Lifeson, Toronto live music venue Orbit Room is looking for a new home after 26 years on College Street → Read More

Polaris Music Prize 2020 short list: Kaytranada, U.S. Girls, Caribou

The winner of this year's $50,000 Polaris Music Prize for best Canadian album of the year will be announced at a virtual event on October 19. → Read More