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Historicist: “Ontario’s Public Enemy No. 1?

20 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Part Two of a look at Toronto's late 1930s gambling kingpin, Manny Feder. Just before 5 p.m. on a Saturday in November 1940, a loud cheer arose from the 300 gamblers gathered at the Combine Club, the enormous and opulent club Manny Feder had built on The Queensway after shuttering the Brown Derby. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: October 3, 2015

22 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Saturday morning! Crisp and lovely. in the news: James Forcillo pleads not guilty in the case of Sammy Yatim's murder, the Gardiner burial project is (probably) dead, and traffic data from GPS providers is helping the city. James Forcillo,...Show More Summary

The Nuit Blanche 2015 Survival Guide

The key to a successful Nuit Blanche is knowing what to avoid. We provide some helpful tips to ensure you make the most of your night. Getting through Nuit Blanche can be something of a challenge. After all, the event challenges art-thing participants to stay up all night, try to withstand overwhelming crowds, and appreciate some art along the way. Show More Summary

Nuit Blanche 2015 Guide: Renegade Art

This year's Nuit Blanche will include plenty of semi-secret, off-program art and events. Here's our 10 favorites. For its 10th edition, Nuit Blanche is officially hosting more than 110 projects produced by nearly 400 Torontonian, Canadian,...Show More Summary

Nuit Blanche 2015 Zone Guide: HTUOS/HTRON

Our zone guide gives you Nuit Blanche highlights for every part of the city. Subtitled “The New Coordinates of the Americas,” exhibits in the HTUOS/HTRON zone seek to invert the traditional political, spacial, and even temporal relationships between North and South America. Curator Agustin Pérez Rubio has brought together a diverse team of multi-disciplinary artists […]

Nuit Blanche 2015 Guide: Getting Around

How to keep your cool while navigating the night's chaos. How you navigate Nuit Blanche can make or break your experience. A little forethought will help you reach exhibits without questioning why you bothered to brave the crowds. Here are some tips for getting around to help you see everything that’s going on. Leave the car at home. There’s no need to drive into the […]

Nuit Blanche 2015 Zone Guide: 10 for 10th—Memory Lane

Area: throughout the festival Designed to celebrate Nuit Blanche’s 10th anniversary, curator Che Kothari’s exhibition 10 for 10th – Memory Lane aims to capture the twists and turns of the path our memories can take us on, and their ability to create connections between the personal and the collective. Seek out these installations throughout the festival and find yourself […]

Nuit Blanche 2015 Zone Guide: The Work of Wind

Our zone guide gives you Nuit Blanche highlights for every part of the city. Based on the Beaufort Scale of Wind Force—a 13-part index that captures wind’s potential to “compose at sea and decompose on land”—The Work of Wind aims to capture wind’s ability to effect change. Fittingly set along the waterfront, 13 installations will […]

Nuit Blanche 2015 Zone Guide: Extended Projects

Our zone guide gives you Nuit Blanche highlights for every part of the city. Hey, Nuit Blanche ain’t for everyone. After all, it can be a sensory overloaded clusterfuck that quickly morphs you into disgruntled muttering about drunken teenagers as you shuffle off to the next exhibit. And even if you do choose to go […]

Nuit Blanche 2015 Zone Guide: Black and White Night

Our zone guide gives you Nuit Blanche highlights for every part of the city. Curated by JR, a semi-anonymous French “photograffeur” known for guerilla-pasting giant images onto buildings, Black and White Night aims to create an environment that’s open to interpretation. Show More Summary

Irrfan Khan’s Comfortable Silence

We spoke with the Bollywood star about his new true crime thriller, Talvar, the story's Toronto connection, and the power of the media. Irrfan Khan is a man comfortable with silences. Dressed in a beige jacket with a dark-brown floral...Show More Summary

Inherent Weisse: From Then to Now – The Comic Book Story of Beer

A new comic book tells the incredible (and super-long) history of beer. One of the big questions that I get asked a lot is “why beer?” There are plenty of other things in this big world that are incredibly interesting, and I’m a woman of eclectic interests, but what is it about beer that has made it chief among them? More often than not I tell this […]

Vandalist: Graffiti Deconstructed

Gentrification: 1, Graffiti: 0 BY: Unknown LOCATION: Queen and Dovercourt PHOTO BY: Patrick Cummins FIELD NOTES: Toronto is crazy for condos. This has caused something of a stir with locals, especially in areas where strong cultural identity is being quickly and carelessly replaced with shiny expensive knockoff attempts at culture. Show More Summary

Newsstand: October 2, 2015

This fine Friday morning, read about City Council reversing a stance on a democracy-forward position, an inmate from Hamilton jail, and increased funding for IVF. Last night, City Council reversed an earlier vote to ask the province to allow ranked ballots in municipal elections. Show More Summary

Extra, extra: Province Boosts IVF Funding, Markham Co-workers Win Big, and Bill Blair Gets Called Out

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The province has agreed to fund one cycle of in-vitro fertilization for eligible women up to age 42, increasing total annual IVF funding by $50 million per year, effectively more than tripling the amount spent on assisted […]

Explaining the City of Toronto Act

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's the legislation that outlines the City's governance and powers, and it's up for negotiation. David Miller called it “a huge deal,” and Karen Stintz warned it would give “Toronto powers of government similar to a Province.” The year...Show More Summary

Electing Bob Rae

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Twenty-five years ago today, Bob Rae was sworn in as Ontario's premier. On this morning 25 years ago, a ceremony took place at Convocation Hall. At the podium was Bob Rae, being sworn in as the first NDP premier of Ontario. His speech...Show More Summary

The Ford Awakens

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Rob Ford makes the jump to the big screen in the new mockumentary Toronah. Torontoist brings you an early report of the movie magic. Jaws dropped all over town a couple of days ago with the news of a new film called Toronah, an unscripted...Show More Summary

Adults-Only Education

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Tired of flower arranging? Try stripteasing. A look behind Toronto’s sexiest learning opportunities. Each month, Sex-ist looks at topics relating to sex and sexuality in and around the GTA. When it comes to continuing education, Toronto schools offer a variety. Show More Summary

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