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Photoist: Drag Queens Read to Children at Glad Day

1 hour agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Glad Day Bookshop on Church Street celebrates Family Day. Toronto drag performers Fay Slift and Fluffy Souffle read to children at Glad Day Bookshop’s Family Day event on February 20, which hosted a full house of queer families. Glad Day Bookshop is the world’s oldest LGBTQ bookstore. The post Photoist: Drag Queens Read to Children at Glad Day appeared first on Torontoist.

Take in This Timely Tyke Terror

2 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

World War II-era cautionary tale has been given a post-modern veneer. In Dennis Potter’s drama, televised by the BBC in 1979, a group of children (played by adults) squabble, tease, and goad each other into increasingly dangerous pursuits in a forest. Show More Summary

Laugh With This Queer Comedy Duo

6 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Check out their monthly showcase tonight at Bad Dog Theatre on Bloor. Comics and close pals Salomon & Smith (Jess and DeAnne, respectively) host a monthly showcase of queer-positive stand-up and other comedic talent, with a show time...Show More Summary

Another Homeless Death On Toronto Streets

People are planning to protest outside the Mayor's downtown luxury condo. At the same time as Toronto Councillors were debating a budget that many are calling harmful to the city’s most vulnerable, a homeless man died of a drug overdose soon after leaving a downtown shelter that was over capacity. Show More Summary

The House that Riesling Built

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the world of winemaking, Ontario is entering its adolescence. Cave Spring Cellars made their first vintage in 1986. It was a small 500-case batch of wine. This date is a reminder of how early we are in the history of wine in this province. Show More Summary

Cars Take Up Too Much Space on King Street

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Three possible options to improve King Street presented at recent meeting. Hundreds packed into the third floor of Metro Hall February 13 to learn about the City of Toronto’s plans for redesigning King Street. The city is looking toShow More Summary

Historicist: “We Are Confident That Victory Is in Sight”

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This post was originally published on July 6, 2013. At first glance, the space above Asteria Souvlaki Place at 292A Danforth Ave. drew little attention to itself. Until February 11, 1990, its occupants were happy to keep it that way....Show More Summary

Torontonians Disrupt Protest at Mosque

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

One sign read: Canadians Against Islamization.   Protesters gathered at the entrance to the Muslim Association of Canada’s Masjid Centre on Dundas on February 17, according to pictures circulating on social media. Signs read: “Canadians...Show More Summary

Road Salt Is Toxic And Should Be Regulated

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Each winter, more than 120,000 tonnes of salt is dumped on Toronto pavement. Brought To You By Toronto and Region Conservation. Nearly every surface of the city was slick with ice when Angela Wallace left home to pick up her children after school on February 7. Show More Summary

Now and Then: The Stories of Draper Street

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A corner of Toronto with a rich Black history Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. The future site of Draper Street, which runs one way from Front Street West to Wellington Street West, first appears on a map in 1833. Show More Summary

Spit Rhymes and Champagne at Hip Hop Karaoke’s Tenth Anniversary

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's also the finale for the monthly series (for now). For 10 years now, on a monthly basis, MCs More or Les and Abdominal have handed over the mics to hip-hop heads who wanted to take a turn doing classic rap songs, with DJ Ted Dancin’ (and earlier in the run, DJs Numeric and Dalia) behind the decks. Show More Summary

Watch Out, Wildcat!, One Night Only

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Hardcore fans consider this their best show. Sex T-Rex has earned five-star reviews three years running at the Toronto Fringe Festival from Torontoist for their physical and cinematically inspired comedic plays, but many of the troupe’s long-time hardcore fans consider Watch Out, Wildcat! their best show. Show More Summary

Chaos at Council

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Councillors accidentally unbalanced the budget. At midnight. In what Speaker Nunziata mused was the longest single session of the current term, Toronto City Council passed the 2017 Budget early on Thursday morning in a 27-16 vote. But only after accidentally unbalancing the budget. Show More Summary

Rebel Media’s Freedom Rally Was Bonkers

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

"It's good to be in a room with severely normal people," Kellie Leitch told the crowd Rebel Media‘s “Freedom Rally” at Canada Christian College in Toronto on February 15 was as chilling as you can imagine. Some of the hundreds in attendance did not hold back their support for the conservative speakers. Show More Summary

Spend All the Hours of Your Weekend with the Wavelength Family

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Wavelength's music smorgasbord goes all weekend long. The 17th edition of the Wavelength Music Festival is jammed with great local acts and cool programming, much of it in partnership with other music programmers. There are nightly showcases, featuring well known acts like Han Han, Fake Palms, and Julie Doiron. Show More Summary

Bring Tissues to How Black Mothers Say I Love You

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Trey Anthony's follow-up to her hit Da Kink in My Hair. Trey Anthony’s How Black Mothers Say I Love You had its world premiere at the Factory Theatre last year, and that short run was popular enough that it’s back for a month this February. Show More Summary

John Tory Defends Blackface in 2012 Video

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto mayor now admits that he was wrong. An audio recording from 2012 resurfaced on Wednesday in which Mayor John Tory defended the practice of blackface, arguing that it “didn’t seem to fit into the definition of racism.” “IShow More Summary

See City Stories Selected by Spacing

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto's urbanist magazine plays host at The Garrison tonight. Influential Toronto civic issues publication Spacing and local company Pressgang Theatre, which specializes in theatrical storytelling, are joining forces for the first live taping of the Spacing Radio podcast series. Show More Summary

Happy Valentine’s Day from Toronto City Council

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our raccoon reporter digs up valentines from City Hall recycling bins. Yesterday, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Alberta NDP tweeted a valentine that went over about as well as any oil-pipeline-themed valentine could possibly go, which is to say horribly. Show More Summary

Municipal Budget 2017: The Special Council Meeting Liveblog

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Photo by Himy Syed from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. How to Follow Along Follow the Agenda?? City Hall Council Chambers (100 Queen Street West)? January 31, 9:30 a.m. Resources: How Property Taxes Work In Toronto City Hall Budget Terms,...Show More Summary

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