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Weekend Newsstand: September 5, 2015

1 hour agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news today: a protest for refugees, John Tory sponsors one refugee family, and francophones in Toronto On Friday evening, hundreds of people rallied in Toronto to push Canada to step up and take in more of the refugees whose attempts to flee chaos and violence have led to the “migrant crisis” on European borders. Show More Summary

Torontoist Week in Review: August 31 to September 4

20 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A lot happens in the course of a workweek. Here’s a look back at the top stories from the past five days that you might have missed or might care to revisit. Full House Delivers an Empty Show Packed with jokes about fetal alcoholism, queef solos, dildo interludes (and let’s not forget, an appearance by […]

The Mix: Labour Day Sazerac

22 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For the inaugural edition of our new cocktail column, we introduce you to the working-class origins of late-summer's perfect drink. The “Last (Long) Weekend of Summer” is upon us. For some of us, that means the kids are going to school. Show More Summary

Inherent Weisse: It’s The Great Pumpkin Beer, Charlie Brown

It might still be hot out, but when it comes to beer we're already thinking about fall. Well, it’s the first week of September. That time of the year when the leaves start to change colour, people start getting ready to go back to school...Show More Summary

Photoist: Rose Coloured Glass

Rose Coloured Glass by Lori Whelan Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

Vandalist: Rock Me, Amadeus

We're lusting after this paste-up. BY: Stikki Peaches LOCATION: Queen and Spadina PHOTO BY: Jax A Muse FIELD NOTES: This symphony of colour, shape and text is music to our eyes. Brought to us by Montreal street artist Stikki Peaches, who is known for his vivid pop-culture mash-up collages, we have been gifted with this portrait of composer Wolfgang Amadeus […]

Newsstand: September 4, 2015

In the news: the Trump Tower antenna is actually safe, a new library, and a new (unwanted) fish species in town. In spite of the fact that it was wavering high above the financial district, the antenna atop Trump Tower has been deemed safe. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Olympic Committee Trademarks Toronto 2024, Bomb Scare Leads to Mischief Investigation, and Cousin Charged in Shooting Death of Scarborough Teen

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The Canadian Olympic Committee has filed paperwork to trademark Toronto 2024, Toronto 2024 Olympic Bid, and TO2024 despite John Tory’s indecision surrounding a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. COC spokesperson Carl Vallee said, “The Canadian […]

Five Ways to Geek Out at FanExpo Canada

Tips for navigating (and surviving) the massive four-day convergence of superfans. Now in its 21st year, FanExpo’s four-day celebration of sci-fi, horror, comic book, anime and gaming attractions is booming as mainstream interest in what used to be called geek culture continues to expand. Show More Summary

Active Surplus’ Queen Location Closes

Gorillas everywhere are sad. Active Surplus’ Queen Street location is closing. The distinctive electronics retailer has been on Queen for over 30 years, and its second floor store has been a magnet for techies, DIYers, geeks, and weirdos. It was an excellent place. The retailer was a reliable source of LED lights, USB sticks, and odds and ends like […]

An Interview with Safety Cat

We spoke with a West Annex neighbourhood fixture about community and, obviously, safety. Chances are that if you’ve been in the western reaches of the Annex these past few months, you’ve seen Safety Cat. The neon orange-vested feline, whose real name is Scratchy, has become something of a community fixture. Show More Summary

Mapping Toronto’s Legal Rooming Houses

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Rooming houses are an integral form of affordable housing, but often overlooked. Rooming houses are often-overlooked in Toronto, but they provide an essential form of affordable housing in a city that struggles with the issue. Essentially,...Show More Summary

Back to Football with #NFLCanada

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto: Join Jerome Bettis to Celebrate the Start of the Season at Canada’s Official Kickoff Party Calling all football fans: On Thursday, September 10 the 2015 NFL season will begin the road to Super Bowl 50, kicking off with the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium in […]

Photoist: Untitled

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Untitled by Benjamin Moogk Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

Newsstand: September 3, 2015

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It might be one day closer to the weekend but it's also one day closer to the new school year. Hurrah! In the news: Parents continue to protest Wynne's new sex-ed curriculum, two charged in fatal Garden Restaurant shooting, and the English Catholic teachers union reaches a tentative deal with the province. Show More Summary

Bitches Take Kitchens

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Food industry professionals come together to eliminate sexism. Jen Agg is no stranger to the Toronto restaurant scene. The owner of three restaurants – The Black Hoof, Cocktail Bar, and Rhum Corner, Agg has over 11,000 followers on Twitter, and is the author of an upcoming memoir about her life and experiences in the restaurant industry. Agg is also keen on “smashing the […]

Extra, Extra: A (Non-Trash) Panda’s Happy Birthday, People Are Gay (Deal With It), and Toronto’s Bid to Reduce Overdose Deaths

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Happy birthday to one of Toronto’s furriest residents! Da Mao, Canada’s only male giant panda, celebrated his seventh birthday yesterday at the Toronto Zoo with a space-themed cake made of bamboo, biscuits, and fruit. Da Mao, along […]

Public Consultation On Carding Leads To Frustration, Anger

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Community overwhelmingly wants the controversial police practice abolished, not regulated. Ellie Adekur has a chance to address elected officials face-to-face—and she’s keen to take it. Last evening’s consultation on “street checks” was wrapping up, but there was still an opportunity for attendees to discuss the practice during an open mic segment. Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: Memory Lane

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The story of "Captain George" Henderson, Toronto's first retailer to specialize in comic books. A version of this article was originally published March 12, 2013 by The Grid online ( During the 1960s, the block of Markham...Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Alessia Cara, Wordburglar, Keita Juma

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

New offerings from a pop-R&B soulstress, multitalented producer and rhymespitter, and Toronto's favourite rapper-slash-comic book artist. #ICYMI, a roundup of noteworthy musical happenings in the city some call The 6. Alessia Cara’sShow More Summary

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