Toronto, Canada, is a city of many museums, theatres, events and sports. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page A museum is a "permanent institution in the service of society and of its development open to the public which acquires conserves researches communicates and exhibits the Theatre (or theater, see spelling differences) is the branch of the Performing arts defined by Bernard Beckerman as what "occurs when one A festival is an event usually and ordinarily staged by a local community which centers on some unique aspect of that community Sport is an Activity that is governed by a set of rules or Customs and often engaged in competitively It is also one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Canada and the world. This means that there are many cultures which bring along their traditions and music. Music is an Art form in which the medium is Sound organized in Time. It is also home to the Canadian National Exhibition, one of Canada's largest outdoor fairs. Canadian National Exhibition ( CNE) aka The Ex, is an annual event held at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto has a world-renowned museum, the Royal Ontario Museum (frequently referred to as "the ROM"), and one of North America's largest art galleries, the Art Gallery of Ontario (also known as the "AGO"). The Royal Ontario Museum, commonly known as the ROM, is a major Museum for world culture and Natural history in the city of Toronto The Art Gallery of Ontario ( AGO) is an Art museum on the eastern edge of Toronto 's downtown Chinatown district on Dundas Exhibition Place is the home of the Canadian National Exhibition (the CNE or "the Ex"), an annual event that takes place in August which also hosts the Canadian International Air Show. Exhibition Place is a mixed-use property on the Toronto shore of Lake Ontario, a few kilometers west of the central business district Canadian National Exhibition ( CNE) aka The Ex, is an annual event held at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada The Canadian International Airshow is an annual Air show that has been held at the end of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto since 1949 Nearby Ontario Place is a popular amusement park on the waterfront. Ontario Place is a multiple use entertainment and seasonal amusement park in Toronto, Ontario and owned by the Province of Ontario.
It has a vibrant visual arts scene, with artist-run venues such as Mercer Union and YYZ Artists' Outlet presenting important exhibitions of contemporary art from both the local area and abroad. Mercer Union is a contemporary art centre in downtown Toronto Canada that promotes the production and exhibition of Canadian art YYZ Artists' Outlet is a gallery in Toronto Ontario, Canada. It displays Visual art as well as artists’ film and video
There is a group called artsScene in Toronto that holds monthly events behind the scenes at different arts organizations in Toronto. The group is hosted by Business for the Arts to encourage more young business professionals to engage with the Arts. They also throw BoardLink events to connect professionals looking for Board or Committee volunteer roles on Arts & Heritage organizations in Canada. There is an on-line version of BoardLink on their website, which connects potential volunteers on-line with arts organizations. 
Toronto is home to Canada's most active English language theatre scene, and is considered to be the third largest centre for English language theatre in the world, behind New York City and London, England. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The City of New York London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland It is home to both acclaimed works by companies as the Soulpepper Theatre Company, the Canadian Stage, the Harold Green Jewish Theatre and Tarragon Theatre and large Broadway style musicals. Soulpepper Theatre Company is a Toronto, Ontario -based theatre company dedicated to presenting classic plays The Canadian Stage Company is the largest contemporary theatre company in Canada. The Harold Green Jewish Theatre is a professional theater company in Toronto, Canada The Tarragon Theatre was founded in 1970 by Bill and Jane Glassco near Casa Loma in Toronto. Several Broadway theatrical hits originated in Toronto, such as the 1993 revival of Show Boat and Ragtime. Show Boat is a musical in two acts with music by Jerome Kern and book (based on a novel by Edna Ferber) and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein Ragtime is a musical with a book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty. Venues for theatre include the Canon Theatre (formerly Pantages Theatre and Pantages Cinema), the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres, the Princess of Wales Theatre, the Royal Alexandra Theatre, the Poor Alex Theatre, and the Harbourfront Centre. The Canon Theatre is a historic theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Winter Gardenjpg|right|thumb|200px|Interior of Winter Garden Theatre]]The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres are a pair of stacked theatres in Toronto, Canada The Princess of Wales Theatre is a 2000-seat theatre located at 300 King Street West in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District The Royal Alexandra Theatre is a Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada located near King and Simcoe Streets Poor Alex Theatre is a Theatre company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Harbourfront Centre is a key cultural facility on Toronto, Ontario 's waterfront, situated at 235 Queen's Quay West It is the mandate of Theatres such as The Factory Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille to produce distinctly Canadian Theatre and support local artists. Factory Theatre is a theatre in Toronto, Ontario, founded as Factory Theatre Lab in 1970 by Ken Gass and Frank Trotz. Theatre Passe Muraille, theatre company in Toronto, Canada. History One of Canada's most influential alternative theatres Passe Muraille was founded Canadian artists that have started in these theatres include George F. Walker, Michael Healey and Ann-Marie MacDonald. George F Walker (born August 23, 1947 in Toronto Ontario) is a Canadian Playwright and Screenwriter. Michael Healey is a Canadian Playwright and actor He graduated from the acting programme at Toronto's Ryerson Theatre School in 1985 Ann-Marie MacDonald (born 1958 is a Canadian Playwright, Novelist, actor and broadcast journalist who lives in Toronto, Ontario
Musical venues in Toronto include Roy Thomson Hall, home to Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO); the Toronto Centre for the Arts in North York; the Hummingbird Centre and Massey Hall. Roy Thomson Hall is a concert hall located at 60 Simcoe Street in Toronto, Ontario. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is a Canadian Orchestra. 400000 people attend its live performances each year and it is often broadcast over CBC Radio 2 North York forms the central part of the northern half of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts is a major performing arts venue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Massey Hall, located at 178 Victoria Street downtown Toronto, was built in 1894 by architect Sidney Badgley and financed by Hart Massey of Massey-Harris The National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Opera Company are based in Toronto; they both moved into the purpose-built Four Seasons Centre in 2006. The National Ballet of Canada is Canada 's largest Ballet troupe The Canadian Opera Company (COC located in Toronto Ontario, is the largest opera company in Canada and the sixth largest in North America. The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is a 2071-seat Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada which had its grand opening Wednesday June The city is also home to the renowned Toronto Children's Chorus. Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Toronto Children's Chorus (TCC is one of the world's leading choral ensembles for Children
As Canada's largest city and the main centre of its recording industry, Toronto is also home to many Canadian pop, rock, and hip hop artists. Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a Music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with This includes both musicians native to Toronto and those who have moved to Toronto from other towns and cities. The live music scene in Toronto is centred primarily in the Queen Street West area, part of what is known as the Entertainment District, although not all of Toronto's music venues are in this neighbourhood. Queen Street West describes both the western branch of Queen Street, a major east-west thoroughfare and a series of neighbourhoods or commercial districts situated west More established acts play at venues such as Lee's Palace, The Opera House, The Horseshoe Tavern, The Mod Club, The Phoenix Concert Theatre, The Guvernment, and Kool Haus (formerly known as the Warehouse). Lee's Palace is a Concert hall located on the south side of Bloor Street West east of Lippincott Avenue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada The two B-Sides can be played on two separate stereos to produce a quadraphonic "third" song The Horseshoe Tavern (known as The Horseshoe or The 'Shoe to Toronto locals is a concert venue located at 370 Queen Street West (northeast corner of Queen Mod Club Theatre (commonly called Mod Club) is a Nightclub in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Guvernment is the name of a Nightclub complex in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Major concert tours by stars are usually booked into larger venues such as Air Canada Centre, Sony Centre for the Arts, the Rogers Centre and the Molson Amphitheatre at Ontario Place. The The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts is a major performing arts venue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. SkyDome redirects here for other uses see SkyDome (disambiguation Molson Amphitheatre (commonly called the Amphitheatre) is a semi-enclosed outdoor Concert venue in Toronto, Ontario. Ontario Place is a multiple use entertainment and seasonal amusement park in Toronto, Ontario and owned by the Province of Ontario.
The Greater Toronto Area is the centre of English Canadian literature and many of Canada's best known writers, such as Margaret Atwood and Michael Ondaatje, write and set their books in Toronto. Criticism of Canadian literature has focused on nationalistic and regional themes Margaret Eleanor Atwood, CC (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian Writer. Philip Michael Ondaatje, OC (ɒnˈdɑːtʃiː (born 12 September 1943 is a Sri Lankan Canadian Other prominent Toronto-based writers include Rohinton Mistry, Morley Callaghan, Michael Ignatieff, George Elliott Clarke and the late George Faludy and Jane Jacobs. Rohinton Mistry (born 3 July, 1952) is considered to be one of the foremost authors of Indian heritage writing in English Edward Morley Callaghan CC, LLB, LLM, LLD, FRSC ( September 22, 1903 &ndash Michael Grant Ignatieff, MP (/ɪgˈnatʃəf/ (born May 12, 1947 in Toronto) is a Public intellectual, Historian, George Elliott Clarke (born February 12 1960) is a Canadian Poet and Playwright. György Faludy ( September 22 1910, Budapest - September 1 2006, Budapest sometimes anglicized as George Faludy Jane Jacobs, OC, OOnt ( May 4, 1916 – April 25, 2006) was an Canada's English language publishing industry is mostly based in Toronto. It is home to major companies, such as McClelland and Stewart and smaller firms like House of Anansi Press, Key Porter Books and Coach House Books. McClelland & Stewart is a Canadian publishing company It was founded in 1906 as McClelland and Goodchild by John McClelland and Frederick Goodchild both originally employed House of Anansi Press is a Canadian publishing company founded in 1967 by writers Dennis Lee and Dave Godfrey. Key Porter Books is a Canadian book publishing company Founded in 1979 by Canadian publisher Anna Porter, the company specializes in Canadian Non-fiction Coach House Books is an independent Canadian publishing company located in Toronto, Ontario. The Toronto Book Awards honor authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto. Pen Canada, based in Toronto, was formed in 1926 to defend freedom of expression and is one of 141 centres of International PEN. For the "Postsecondary Education Network International" see PEN-International International PEN, the worldwide association of North America's largest literary festival, the annual International Festival of Authors takes place each fall in Toronto. See a partial list of books set in Toronto. A list of fiction set in Toronto, Canada, in whole or in part
Both of Canada's English language national newspapers (the National Post and the Globe and Mail) are based in Toronto, as is Canada's largest-circulating daily newspaper (The Toronto Star) and many other major magazines and periodicals. The National Post is a Canadian English-language national Newspaper based in Don Mills, Ontario, a district of The Globe and Mail is a Canadian English language nationally distributed Newspaper, based in Toronto and printed in six cities A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. The Toronto Star is Canada 's highest-circulation newspaper though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within the province of Ontario. The city is thus home to a large number of Canada's journalists. As a nexus of multilingual activity, Toronto has 79 ethnic periodicals.
Toronto plays host to a variety of different events year-round. Numerous festivals shows and exhibitions are held annually in Toronto. In September, Hollywood celebrities, actors, writers, directors, and producers from around the world descend on the city for the Toronto International Film Festival, which, according to a variety of sources, has surpassed Cannes as the number one film festival in the world. The Toronto International Film Festival ( TIFF) is a publicly-attended Film festival held each September in Toronto, Ontario, Canada The Molson Indy is held in Toronto every year in July. The last week of June is Pride Week, where LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer) community members gather from national and international backgrounds to celebrate sexual diversity. The week is celebrated with both a Pride Parade and Dyke March along with various other pro-LGBTQ events. It is one of the largest Gay Pride celebrations in the world, together with Montreal, San Francisco, California, Sydney and Parada do Orgulho GLBT de São Paulo. Gay Pride Week is organized by Pride Toronto, a non-profit volunteer organization. In July, Caribana, the largest Caribbean festival in North America, attracts more than one million celebrants for the concerts, the food, the King and Queen of the Bands competition, and the very popular Caribana parade. Caribana is a festival of Caribbean culture and traditions held each summer in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Ontario civic holiday which is called Colonel By Day in Ottawa, Peter Robinson Day in Peterborough and Simcoe Day in Toronto and in most of Ontario, named after the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada, John Graves Simcoe. In Canada, public holidays are legislated at the national provincial and territorial levels Lieutenant-Colonel John By (probably 7 August 1779 &ndash 1 February 1836) was an English military engineer best remembered for Ottawa (ˈɒtəwə or sometimes /ˈɒtəwɑː/ is the Capital of Canada and the country's fourth largest municipality. Peterborough is a City on the Otonabee River in central-eastern Ontario, Canada, 125 kilometres Civic Holiday is the most widely used name for a public holiday celebrated in parts of Canada on the first Monday in August Lieutenant-General John Graves Simcoe ( February 25, 1752 &ndash October 26, 1806) was the first Lieutenant governor of Upper
Toronto has a thriving tourism industry as it has many landmarks and attractions, the most popular of which is the CN Tower. The CN Tower, located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a communications and tourist Tower standing tall The city has largely recovered from the 2003 SARS outbreak; however, the tourism industry had to make certain cuts, with some elements not having yet returned to the status quo. The strong Canadian dollar and tighter border security have both resulted in a drop of US visitors, while tourists from overseas continue to increase.
One of Toronto's major annual attractions is the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), attendance to which is a family tradition for some. Canadian National Exhibition ( CNE) aka The Ex, is an annual event held at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Regular sporting events, such as home games of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC, Toronto Marlies, Toronto Rock, and the Argonauts, also bring many tourists to the city every year. "Leafs" and "Maple Leafs" redirect here For the former American Hockey League team see St The Toronto Blue Jays are a professional baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Toronto Raptors are a professional Basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. Toronto FC is a Canadian professional soccer club located in Toronto, and the first non-American team in Major League Soccer (MLS The Toronto Marlies are an Ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. The Toronto Rock are a Lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario.
Perhaps the most notable band to emerge from Toronto is three-piece rock band Rush, which has been active since 1968. Rush is a Canadian rock band originally formed in August 1968 in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, currently comprised of The band's bassist, keyboardist, and vocalist, Geddy Lee, was born in Toronto; bandmate Alex Lifeson grew up in the city. Geddy Lee OC (born Gary Lee Weinrib on July 29, 1953 in Willowdale Toronto) is a Canadian musician best known as the lead vocalist Alex Lifeson, OC (born Aleksandar Živojinović on August 27 1953 in Fernie, British Columbia) is a Canadian Musician An instrumental named "YYZ" after the Toronto Pearson International Airport's IATA airport code was featured on the band's 1981 album Moving Pictures, and has been a fan favorite and mainstay of live shows ever since. Lester B Pearson International Airport is a major International airport serving Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated 27 kilometres (17 mi northwest An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier, is a three-letter code designating many Dance-Punk duo Death from Above 1979 originated from Toronto in 2002 and recorded 1 studio album; You're a Woman, I'm a Machine, until the band split in 2006. Death from Above 1979 were a Toronto based Canadian Dance-punk duo You're a Woman I'm a Machine is an album by Canadian band Death from Above 1979, released on October 26, 2004 by Vice Records
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|Toronto St. Michael's Majors||Ontario Hockey League||St. Michael's College School Arena||1996||4|
|Toronto Eagles||Ontario Australian Football League||Humber College Park||1989||9|
|Toronto Downtown Dingos||Ontario Australian Football League||Humber College Park||1996||3|
As a multicultural city, Toronto offers a variety of food options. SkyDome redirects here for other uses see SkyDome (disambiguation York University (Université York is a public Research university located in Toronto, Ontario. Varsity Stadium was a collegiate stadium primarily used for Canadian football, but occasionally playing host to Soccer and other events that was situated on the Varsity Arena is an Arena in Toronto Ontario. It is located at 275 Bloor Street West and is primarily home to the ice hockey teams of the University of Toronto History The current Woodbine carries the name originally used by a racetrack which operated in east Toronto at Queen Street East and Kingston Road from 1874 through 1993 The Breeders' Cup World Championships is an annual series of Grade I Thoroughbred horse races operated by Breeders' Cup Limited a company formed in 1982 The city celebrates this diversity via numerous food festivals:
Toronto is a city of vibrant neighbourhoods. Taste of the Danforth is a yearly festival held in Toronto Ontario, Canada, in the Greektown area along Danforth Avenue for a period of three Corso Italia is a neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated on St The Caribbean (ˌkærəˡbiən kæ'rəbiən Cariben|Caraïben or Caraïben; Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles; Caribe is a Region consisting Lebanon (ˈlɛbənɒn Arabic: ar لبنان Lubnān) officially the Republic of Lebanon or Lebanese Republic (ar الجمهورية اللبنانية Toronto, the largest city in Canada, is one of the most multicultural cities in the world See also: List of neighbourhoods in Toronto. Toronto, Ontario, Canada is called "the city of neighbourhoods" because of the strength and vitality of its many communities
Toronto is home to the renowned Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, Gardiner Museum, Bata Shoe Museum, Harbourfront Centre, Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, the Design Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, the University of Toronto Art Centre, the Ontario College of Art & Design, the Art Gallery of York University, and many private galleries in Yorkville, the Distillery District, Queen Street West as well as other areas in the downtown core. The Royal Ontario Museum, commonly known as the ROM, is a major Museum for world culture and Natural history in the city of Toronto The Art Gallery of Ontario ( AGO) is an Art museum on the eastern edge of Toronto 's downtown Chinatown district on Dundas The Gardiner Museum is the only museum in Canada devoted exclusively to Ceramic art. The Bata Shoe Museum, in downtown Toronto Canada, collects researches preserves exhibits and interprets Footwear from around the world Yorkville is a district in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, well known for its shopping The Distillery District is a historic and entertainment precinct located east of Downtown Toronto. Queen Street West describes both the western branch of Queen Street, a major east-west thoroughfare and a series of neighbourhoods or commercial districts situated west Nuit Blanche Toronto is an all-night free celebration of contemporary art which features public art commissions, all-night exhibitions, live performances and programs throughout the city. During Doors Open Toronto, which takes place annually in May, over 140 buildings of architectural, historic or cultural significance open their doors to the public for a city-wide celebration. The annual Toronto International Art Fair showcases modern, multi-disciplined art with a focus on the latest developments in the international art scene. The Queen West Art Crawl, produced by Artscape is an annual weekend-long festival celebrating the arts on Queen Street West. Queen Street West describes both the western branch of Queen Street, a major east-west thoroughfare and a series of neighbourhoods or commercial districts situated west Queen Street West describes both the western branch of Queen Street, a major east-west thoroughfare and a series of neighbourhoods or commercial districts situated west The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is another annual weekend event at nathan Phillips Square, gathering more than 500 visual artists and craftspeople mainly from Ontario and Quebec.
For art in Toronto's subway system, see:
One of the greatest strengths of the city is its beautiful parks and gardens. The Toronto subway and RT is the main Rapid transit (RT railway system in Toronto, Ontario, Canada operated by the Toronto A park is a protected area of Land and Water, usually in its natural or semi-natural (landscaped state and set aside for some purpose often to do with human A garden is a planned space usually outdoors set aside for the display cultivation and enjoyment of Plants and other forms of Nature. 
The city's art community attracts and has top theatre groups, galleries, and other high culture attractions. Edwards Gardens is a Botanical garden located on the southwest corner of Leslie Street and Lawrence Avenue East in Toronto Ontario. Riverdale Farm is a 30 Hectare (75 Acres) municipally operated farm in the heart of Cabbagetown, an urban neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario High Park is the largest park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It spans 161 Hectares (398 Acres 1 Allan Gardens is a park and indoor botanical garden in Toronto. The Toronto Zoo is a Zoo located in the north eastern part of Toronto Ontario, Canada The Don Valley Brick Works is a former quarry and industrial site located in the Don River valley in Toronto Ontario. A wetland is an area of Land consisting of Soil that is Saturated with Moisture, such as a Swamp, Marsh, or Bog The following is a list of the parks in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The bar scene is housed in many different sections of the city, each with its own flavour and type of patrons. The "Entertainment District," however, has the highest concentration of nightclubs, bars, and restaurants in the city. There are approximately 90 nightclubs located in this one square kilometre area. The venues in this neighbourhood are collectively licensed for 56,000 nightclub patrons and 38,000 restaurant and bar goers. Interestingly in comparison, New York city's densest entertainment district, West Chelsea, allows for 10,000 patrons (TorontoLife, 46-7).
Toronto's entertainment district is roughly located south of Queen Street West, north of King Street West (Toronto's Theatre District), west of University Avenue, and east of Spadina Avenue. The main "entertainment" streets in this neighbourhood are Richmond Street, Adelaide Street, Peter Street, John Street, Duncan Street, Mercer Street, and Soho Street.
There have been recent condominium developments in the Entertainment District, and many condo tenants have made noise complaints coming from the nightclubs and its rowdy patrons. Even though the area is notorious for its nightlife, many nightclubs have been pressured to minimize the clamour. Although, it is difficult (and probably impossible) to stop the noise in this bustling area. The tension created between the condo tenants and nighclub owners may instigate the development of another Entertainment District, one that is away from residential areas. The (derelict) eastern portion of Toronto's downtown core, near the lakeshore, may be conducive to this type of development; or there may be smaller nightclub districts created throughout the city instead. Nevertheless, this neighbourhood is still vibrant and "loud," particularly on Fridays and Saturdays (and even Thursdays when the universities and colleges are in session); it is likely that this district will always be one of the city's main nightspot destinations. Torontonians who frequent the district usually nickname it "The Clubbing District. "
There are other notable neighbourhoods that come alive at night: "The Annex" (serving the university student population), "Little Italy" on College Street, "Yonge and Eglinton" (aka Young and Eligible), "Church and Wellesley" (Gaybourhood), "Queen West" (between Spadina Avenue and Bathurst Street), "Greektown," and "The St. Lawrence Market" (the numerous bars and restaurants on Front Street East and The Esplanade).
The city's many dance and live music venues host a plethora of international and Canadian performers.
Toronto's comedy clubs are legendary. They have served as training grounds for stars such as Jim Carrey, The Kids in the Hall and SCTV. James Eugene Redmond "Jim" Carrey (born January 17 1962 is a Canadian-American Film actor and Comedian. The Kids in the Hall is a Canadian Sketch comedy group formed in 1984 consisting of comedians Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Second City Television (SCTV was a Canadian television Sketch comedy show offshoot from Toronto's The Second City troupe that ran between