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Records and Readings IV

For close to a year, the Toast Collective has been home to Vancouver’s worst-kept secret in musically-related spoken word and performance art — Records and…

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Poetry Is Bad For You 8

For me, poetry has always been something to study, to sit with alone and pore over the carefully constructed language. I’ve always been of the…

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Nice Apple

Arriving sleep deprived and hungover to the Toast Collective, I plopped into one of the venue’s armchairs, closed my eyes, and listened to the chatting…

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Be Afraid Tape Release

I arrived at Toast Collective as Little Sprout were just wrapping up their soundcheck, forty-five minutes after the show’s designated start time. The cheery and…

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Season’s Greetings Toast Fundraiser

Last December, some local bands came together to fundraise for The Toast Collective, a venue that has become one of Vancouver’s most cherished gems. There were performances by Future Star, Little Sprout, Birdo and Tim the Mute.



“Hey, we want to pay you for your ideas. Even if it’s not much, your work is worth being paid for.”