Toronto

The Artists’ Soup Kitchen Feeds the Body and Soul [Torontoist]

Jeff Smith, Guy Delisle, Alison Bechdel attending Toronto Comic Arts Festival [National Post]

Gary Taxali brings joy and style to the Royal Canadian Mint’s 2012 celebratory coin series [National Post]

Rob Ford: The Opera has packed crowd roaring with laughter [Toronto Star]

Theatre 20 announces inaugural season [Globe & Mail]

New DiverseCity leaders ready to make their mark [Toronto Star]

Filmmaker Egoyan helms first play in Canada since ’89 [Canadian Press]

Extra, Extra: Land Donated for Massey Hall Expansion and Exciting Announcements from TCAF [Torontoist]

Ottawa

Around Town: The Glebe tastes better than ever [Ottawa Citizen]

Juno tickets on sale Feb. 10 [Ottawa Citizen]

Panel backs renewed plan for arts [Ottawa Citizen]

Ottawa’s orchestra builder [Ottawa Citizen]

Versefest expands its global view for a big second year [Ottawa Citizen]

Inaction for the arts [Ottawa Citizen]

A place of cultural comfort [Ottawa Citizen]

National

Oscars race led by Hugo, The Artist [CBC]