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Goodbye, and Thank You

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

When I left grad school, halfway through a PhD I’ll probably never finish, I didn’t have any idea I’d wind up as a journalist. Back in Toronto after five years away, all I knew was that I still wanted to write, and that living elsewhere had made me freshly aware of this city: of how […]

Extra, Extra: Doug Ford’s Ambitions, Electoral Maps, and Petition Supporting the Women Affected by Jian Ghomeshi

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Those of you mourning the end of the mayoral campaign will be glad to hear there might be another contest on the horizon involving one of the municipal election’s central figures. “I can honestly say I wouldn’t rule […]

TIFF Opens the Pod Bay Doors on Its Massive Stanley Kubrick Exhibition

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Exhibition celebrates the 50-year career of the enigmatic, genre-hopping American filmmaker. Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) October 31–January 25 $12.50 “Meet you in Room 237,” TIFF Director...Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Warning List

17 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.

Our Broken Discourse About Sexual Assault

18 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Accusers continue to step forward with allegations of sexual assaults committed by Jian Ghomeshi. His accusers deserve the presumption of innocence just as much as he does. After the CBC announced Sunday that he had been fired, JianShow More Summary

Reel Toronto: Nikita — Season 3 (Part Two)

21 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

After three years of adventuring everywhere on the planet without leaving Toronto, Nikita finally visits our fair city. Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny. Show More Summary

Newsstand: October 30, 2014

22 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Halloween is tomorrow?this means only one more day of having to suffer through that annoying Village People–themed Value Village radio commercial. We may not have costumes, but we sure do have some news for you: The provincial government...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Hefty Fines for Illegal Signs, Toronto in Four Maps, and the City’s First “Street Store”

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. It’s been a rough week for Doug Ford. First he lost the mayoral election. Now it looks as if he’s going to lose some money too. CP24 reports that Ford is facing an $11,950 fine over illegally […]

Toronto’s Spookiest Stage Shows

Check out our Halloween theatre roundup, featuring all the fairies, demons, and puppets you can handle. Earlier this month we published a roundup of Halloween-themed events happening in Toronto. Now we turn our attention to tales of terror and suspense that are gracing stages across the city. Show More Summary

The Search Is on for a New Toronto Police Chief

The Toronto Police Services Board is looking for the city's next top cop—and they want the public's help in their search. On election night, Toronto showed that it is ready for a fresh start. But a new mayor is not the only major change coming to the city—by February, Toronto will have a new chief of police, too. Show More Summary

The Art of Building a Bunker Brings the Frightening Reality of Racism to the Stage

Adam Lazarus's dark satire strikes a chord in the wake of Toronto's municipal election. The scariest show this Halloween has nothing to do with zombies, vampires, or other fictional monsters. It’s about that very real monster, the racist—a...Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Bring Down the Sky, by Northumbria

The Toronto-based ambient drone duo's sophomore effort is both beautiful and devastating. Last Halloween, experimental drone duo Northumbria released a stunning debut record. All Days Begin As Night was a complex creation that folded and unfolded itself in exquisite layers, with sounds shuffling and shivering against each other. Show More Summary

Newsstand: October 29, 2014

Welcome to Wednesday, Tory Nation. In the news: drivers snapping cellphone shots of yesterday's DVP rollover get charged, charges are laid against a TTC driver in a fatal crash, Doug Ford mulls a run for Progressive Conservative leadership, and a researcher finally discovers the name of a mysterious ROM mummy. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: October 29, 2014

In today's Urban Planner: Anishinaabe artists of the Great Lakes, dramatizing the aftermath of war, and a crude musical. Ongoing… Art: “Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes“ is a collaborative effort of...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Royal York to Be Sold, a Big Win for Polls, and David Soknacki to Join Team Tory

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. An ownership shuffle is afoot at Toronto’s historic Royal York Hotel. According to the Toronto Star, real estate company KingSett will nab a 60 per cent interest in the hotel, worth just over $110 million. Meanwhile, the […]

John Tory Delivers First Press Conference as Mayor-Elect

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Outside City Hall this afternoon, Tory spoke about transitioning into office and getting former opponents on his team. This afternoon mayor-elect John Tory was at Nathan Phillips Square, where he delivered his first press conference since winning the 2014 Toronto mayoral election Monday night. Show More Summary

Local Art as Experience at Elephant in the Attic

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Through eclectic curating and collaboration, this new Dundas West art shop is doing things differently. Accessibility is a challenge in the art world. Fresh-faced artists have a difficult time finding an audience, or a place within the art community—and art enthusiasts have a difficult time finding those underrepresented artists. Show More Summary

Public Works: Creating a Natural Swimming Pool in the Heart of Berlin

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Swimming, boardwalks, and wetlands could transform a bustling Berlin tourist area—and bring the city together with nature like never before. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Show More Summary

Election 2014: We Needed Better Than This

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto's most vulnerable populations, and the quality of our public discourse, are not much better off today than they were under Rob Ford. In John Tory’s victory speech Monday night, he said, “Tonight we start the work of building one Toronto.” He has spoken relentlessly during this campaign about the need for goodwill and unity. Show More Summary

Lessons from Rob Ford’s City Hall

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto would be remiss to forget the past four years. A reflection on where to find inspiration in the Ford era, and what we need to do next. I was an unlikely attendee at my first city council meeting, in May 2011. I wasn’t a journalist...Show More Summary

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