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Historicist: How the St. Charles Tavern went from Chinese-Food Restaurant to Popular Gay Bar

10 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

"Meet under the clock" was a slogan ingrained in the city's gay community. “Meet me under the clock”—for several decades, it was the slogan of the St. Charles Tavern. While it began in the early 1950s as a cocktail lounge owned by a prominent local horse breeder, the St. Show More Summary

How Brexit Will Affect Toronto

Bad news for entrepreneurs. Yesterday, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. It’s too early to determine the effects of this decision on Britain, but they’re probably going to be massive. Scotland has said it’s likely...Show More Summary

The Torontoist Guide to Losing Your Pride Virginity

Pride newbies, we've got you covered. Pride can be a bit overwhelming your first time out. There’s the month-long, jam-packed official calendar, which starts with a flag-raising ceremony and stretches on for an entire month. Every major institution in the city, from TIFF to the TSO, is getting in on the action. Show More Summary

Municipal Budget 2017: Brace Yourselves, Budget Cuts Are Coming

Mo' money, mo' problems. As City staff gear up for the 2017 budget process, the mayor has declared that an above-inflation property tax revenue increase is off the table. Council has also successfully pushed off introducing any new revenue tools until next year. Show More Summary

Get to Know Scotland’s Royalty in The James Plays at Luminato Festival

This epic U.K. import brings a thrilling contemporary aspect to the history of Scotland’s 15th-century kings and queens. The James Plays Trilogy Hearn Generating Station (440 Unwin Avenue) Runs to June 26 Tickets: $39 and up James I:...Show More Summary

Talking Pride Over Pints

I don't normally celebrate Pride—but having a drink with a new friend helped me understand it. My editors at Torontoist have asked me to write a Pride-themed beer column this week. I’m not unfamiliar with the subject, being a ratherShow More Summary

Graffiti vs. Ads

The red hare-ing that is graffiti. BY: Poser, ABM LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Bella Manu FIELD NOTES: It’s been a while since we’ve featured Poser’s rabbits. We’ve missed you, pal! Many people would have a negative knee-jerk reaction to the obvious graffiti. Show More Summary

TORONTO Sign Safe For Now, Don’t Sell Fake TTC Tokens, and You Can Finally Stop That Speed Walk at Intersections

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 TORONTO sign has stayed off the chopping block—at least until the fall. It’s been a rough few weeks for the popular backdrop of countless...Show More Summary

Local Ladies Who Make Us Laugh in 2016

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our sixth-annual profile of talented female performers and writers in Toronto who don't always get the attention they deserve. A veteran stand-up comic, and an emerging one; a puppeteer (and emerging improviser); a character comic and singer, and a sketch writer, performer, and impresario. Show More Summary

Why Toronto Pride Matters For Those Just Coming Out

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For one journalist, this year's Pride is different for all the right reasons. Arielle Piat-Sauvé is a journalist, and a regular contributor to Torontoist. This is what Pride means to her. When I was six years old, Pride meant sitting...Show More Summary

A Look Inside the Buried Huron Village in the Heart of Toronto

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. Around 950 years ago, the summer sun would have risen over a settlement in what is now Forest Hill. The approximately two-hectare site would likely have been surrounded by a wooden palisade, encircling several longhouses. Show More Summary

An Open Letter to the Leafs’ Number One Draft Pick

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

You have no idea what's in store for you, rookie. Relief Line is your not-so-serious glance at the city we love. Dear Future of the Franchise, I want to start by saying congratulations. Being drafted first overall in the NHL is a great accomplishment and you should be very proud. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: Police Chief Mark Saunders Apologizes for Bathhouse Raids

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Thirty-five years later, LGBTQ communities get their "sorry." “The 35th anniversary of the 1981 raids is a time when the Toronto Police Service expresses its regret for those very actions. It is also an occasion to acknowledge the lessons learned about the risks of treating any part of Toronto’s many communities as not fully a part of society. Show More Summary

Where Natasha Was Filmed in the GTA

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We hope you like biking in the suburbs to a Canadian indie pop soundtrack. 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. The post Where Natasha Was Filmed in the GTA appeared first on Torontoist.

Maple Leafs Fight Snoop Dogg Over Trademark, Assault by Pee, and Another Startup Leaves Toronto

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. While the Toronto Maple Leafs lose to just about everybody, they’re hoping to beat Snoop Dogg. Snoop recent created a logo for his “Leafs...Show More Summary

Toronto Police Apology for Bathhouse Raids is Too Little, Too Late

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Actions speak louder than words—and TPS has yet to prove it's truly sorry. When you need a good photo-op, some palatable sound bites, and a little bit of cheap social currency, apologize to the gay community. Apologizing to the gays is the hottest look this season. Show More Summary

Violence is Still a Threat for Transgender Women in Toronto

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

As Toronto celebrates Pride Month, we can't forget the discrimination trans women fight every day. Women in Toronto explores the issues that women in the city face. Susan Gapka answers my call on speakerphone, slightly out of breath....Show More Summary

Does Your City Councillor Support Bike Lanes?

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Use our handy chart to find out! On a scale of Mike Layton to Giorgio Mammoliti, how much does your City councillor support bike lanes? For the two aforementioned councillors, this is a fairly easy question to answer. One of them isShow More Summary

How Riding the TTC Has Affected My Mental Health

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

I commute four hours every day, and it has worsened my stress and anxiety. Every day, I spend nearly four hours on the TTC. I’m from the east end and I work in west end, and travel is about two hours one way. Being underground for such a long time complicates a lot of my everyday functioning. Show More Summary

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