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Extra, Extra: Rob Ford Campaign Videos, Streetlight Art, and New Bike Lanes

2 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Today, the Rob Ford campaign released a new video—in which it also managed to release some phone numbers belonging to constituents. The video, which seems to have been filmed in his office (and thus contravenes election rules) […]

Sound Advice: A Place Like This, by Majid Jordan

3 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto duo offer up breezy, R&B-tinged pop on their new EP. With the almighty power of Drake backing them, Toronto duo Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman’s five-track EP A Place Like This sparkles. Majid Jordan—who are signed to...Show More Summary

Who’s Watching Torontonians?

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

There are CCTV surveillance cameras all over the city—here's who owns them, and what they're doing to protect your privacy. Toronto is wired up. If you look carefully, just tilt your head up a touch, you’ll notice how many CCTV surveillance cameras there are in this city. Show More Summary

Police Board Announces They Won’t Renew Bill Blair’s Contract

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto police chief's tenure will come to an end next April. The Toronto Police Services Board today announced that it will not be renewing Police Chief Bill Blair’s contract, which expires next year. Blair’s tenure began in 2005,...Show More Summary

Putting Toronto Songs on the Map

6 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Track Toronto is building a virtual map of city-related tunes—and constructing actual street signs to mark the spots. Are you familiar with Career Suicide’s “Cherry Beach,” Corin Raymond’s “Heading West on Dundas,” or Final Fantasy’s...Show More Summary

Joe Cressy Running for Council in Trinity-Spadina (Ward 20)

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

After losing the Trinity-Spadina federal by-election to former councillor Adam Vaughan, Cressy will make a bid for Vaughan's old municipal office instead. Earlier this summer, Joe Cressy—social activist, NDP stalwart, and 2011 campaign chair for Olivia Chow—ran to replace Chow as the NDP MP for Trinity-Spadina. Show More Summary

TIFF 2014 Midnight Madness and Vanguard Titles Revealed

9 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The ever-popular programs are packed once again with shock and suspense. The Toronto International Film Festival pulled back the curtain on more of this year’s schedule today, announcing titles from the popular Midnight Madness and Vanguard programs, as well as the lineups for the Documentary and Masters series. Show More Summary

Newsstand: July 30, 2014

10 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A four-minute trailer for an upcoming crossover episode of The Simpsons and Family Guy was released at Comic Con. But does anyone care about either show anymore? In the news: A new charge is laid in the shooting death of Sammy Yatim,...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: July 30, 2014

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: rare films by Satyajit Ray, and Pride on screen. Ongoing… Art: If The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors has a mascot, it’s Emperor Yongzheng. The image of the 18th-century Chinese ruler dominates...Show More Summary

TIFF 2014 Unveils Documentary and Masters Programmes

Fest's lineup now includes more big-name gets and globe-spanning programming. Following its announcement last week of this year’s galas and special presentations, the Toronto International Film Festival came out swinging this morning...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Fort York Movies, Transit Grumps, and Toronto UFOs

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. It’s probably about time you saw The Breakfast Club again. You could doubtless also do with a repeat viewing of Ghostbusters. And as these are good and worthy films you should be taking in anyway, why not […]

Public Works: Choosing the (Maybe Slightly Longer But) Scenic Route

Researchers have created an algorithm that gets you to your destination in the most beautiful way possible. 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

Duly Quoted: Rob Ford, on Why Nobody Should Worry That He Was Lobbying on Behalf of a Client

The mayor's family company has so many clients, it seems, that declaring conflicts of interest would just be impracticable. “We have done business with every single company almost in Ontario. We are right around the world.” -Rob Ford,...Show More Summary

Jenna Morrison’s Memorial Is Full of Life

Reflexology footpath built in her memory is serene, but also vibrant and welcoming. Jenna Morrison is known to many Torontonians as the cyclist struck and killed by a truck at Dundas Street West and Sterling Road in 2011. But she was also a mother, wife, and beloved member of the community. Show More Summary

Newsstand: July 29, 2014

As July wanes we quickly approach the August long weekend, or Simcoe Day as we Torontonians call it. Our Hamilton neighbours call it George Hamilton Day, which is either to honour the city’s “official” founder, or the perfectly bronzed character actor from the show Dynasty. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Doug Ford Makes Accusations, a Handy Debate List, and David Miller in 2003

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In the wake of a Globe and Mail investigation that suggests the Ford brothers helped a client of their family business, Deco Labels and Tags, lobby the City for work, Doug is accusing the paper of having […]

Rep Cinema This Week: Altman, Tiger Tail in Blue, and 20 Feet From Stardom

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: Toronto filmmaker Ron Mann’s look at the life and work of Robert Altman, a finely observed American independent relationship drama, and an examination of the lives and careers of backup singers. Altman Directed by Ron Mann […]

Scene: Vintage Bike Show at Trinity Bellwoods

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A showcase of the coolest bicycles no one in their right mind should ever try to ride. WHERE: Trinity Bellwoods Park WHEN: Sunday, July 27 WHAT: No, these aren’t the second-hand fixies you can buy on Kijiji for $150—at this gathering...Show More Summary

Fords Helped Client of Family Business Lobby City for Contract

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Internal document reveals that RR Donnelley has indeed subcontracted out work to Deco Labels. Back in June, it was discovered that Mayor Rob Ford and his brother and campaign manager Councillor Doug Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) had lent a helping hand to Chicago-based printing company RR Donnelley and Sons. Show More Summary

Televisualist: But What About the Pointy Elven Ears?

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Each week, Torontoist examines the upcoming TV listings and makes note of programs that are entertaining, informative, and of quality. Or, alternately, none of those. The result: Televisualist. Monday Running Wild With Bear Grylls is the famous survival expert’s new show, wherein he takes celebrities into the wilderness to do surviving things. The first episode […]

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