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Historicist: Eden Smith and the Arrival of the Arts and Crafts Movement in Toronto

A key figure within the Canadian Arts and Crafts movement, and well-connected to the cultural elite, Toronto architect Eden Smith made a lasting impact on the urban fabric of the city. Born in Birmingham, England, at the epicentre of the Second Industrial Revolution in 1859, Eden Smith was brought up as the son of a successful craftsman. Show More Summary

Stairway To Stardom: How #Stepgate Put Toronto on the Map

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

And why we should all be thanking Toronto's crusading columnist, who is still out there chasing the gravy train. She may write for a major Toronto newspaper, but no story is seemingly too inconsequential for the Sun‘s resident RightShow More Summary

Albion Cinemas, Etobicoke’s Bollywood Shrine: An Appreciation

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

“India is known for its culture, and over here we do the same thing. No other cinema does that. People have to come here to watch those movies. And it’s like a community." For the westernized filmgoer, visiting Albion Cinemas can feel like entering an alternate reality. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, July 20-25

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This week's edition features Burlesque and Beaches Jazz Festivals; outdoor screenings, cabaret, and Shakespeare; a pirate ship show and party, and a memorial for the creator of the zombie film genre. Thursday July 20 The Toronto Burlesque...Show More Summary

It’s Not Me, It’s You, Metrolinx

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

New lines like the Eglinton Crosstown will be worth some inconveniences, but Metrolinx appears to be battling City Council for the title of most dysfunctional transit builder. Metrolinx, mon cher ami, we have to talk. Or, more importantly, you do. Show More Summary

Columnist to Millennials: No Family Money to Buy a House? Just Leave the City

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The reality is our system is a deeply flawed, neoliberal hellscape in which the wealthy can afford to live anywhere they like. Matt Gurney, a former National Post columnist now with GlobalNews and an upper-end millennial (in terms of...Show More Summary

Highlights and Lowlights from the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Here's what our reviewers thought worked (and didn't) at this year's Fringe, and what could be improved upon. This year’s Toronto Fringe Festival was the largest to date, with 160 shows to see and daily programming (and partying) at the festival’s new club and headquarters at Scadding Court at Dundas and Bathurst streets. Show More Summary

Feminist Street Artists Transform Parkdale Alleyway into Public Gallery

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Twenty artists attempt to capture the diversity of being a woman in freshly painted murals—but the project is not without criticism A roster of all woman-identifying artists have turned a derelict Parkdale alleyway into an outdoor art gallery of murals representing intersectional feminism. Show More Summary

Why Are So Many of Us Rejoicing in a Rooming House Becoming a Condo?

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Palace Arms, a 19th century rooming house at King and Strachan, has served as an affordable home to poor men. I used to walk by the Palace Arms every morning on my way to the office. It’s an old rooming house in Toronto’s west end. Show More Summary

Anti-Fascists Disrupt Proud Boys Rally at Queen’s Park

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Canada's most prominent white supremacist was among those who spoke at the rally and urged support for the "Halifax Five," who disrupted an Indigenous ceremony on Canada Day. A rally in support of the five Proud Boys who disrupted an...Show More Summary

Vibrancy of Afrofest 2017 In Photos and Video

More than 100,000 attended the 29th annual festival, celebrating African and Caribbean culture. Thousands flocked to Woodbine Park last weekend to dance and eat and enjoy local and international performers on stage at Afrofest 2017.Show More Summary

Outrage Continues Following the Toronto Public Library’s Decision to Allow Gathering of Neo-Nazis

Mayor John Tory, several City Councillors, and other librarians called for the event to be cancelled. The old-guard of Toronto’s neo-Nazi movement went forward with their memorial service at a Toronto Public Library Etobicoke branchShow More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, July 12-18

This week, beat-boxing, country music, and Caribbean Carnival experiences; a surfeit of great local comedy; art outdoors, thrilling WWII dogfights indoors, and music from The Dears, The New Swears, and more. Wednesday, July 12 Veteran...Show More Summary

Toronto Public Library Refusing to Cancel Planned Neo-Nazi Gathering

"Free speech doesn’t mean that publicly funded institutions such as libraries are obliged to provide a pulpit for white nationalists to promote their hateful agenda." Prominent members of Canada’s neo-Nazi movement are holding a memorial...Show More Summary

Five Fantastic Picks at Fringe Festival

The festival is in full swing with 160 shows in more than 30 venues around Toronto, on until July 16. The Toronto Fringe Festival has marked its relocation from Mirvish Village with a 160-show offering, its largest ever. And while aShow More Summary

Tributes Pour In Honouring Councillor Pam McConnell

"Toronto lost one of it's biggest social justice champions with the passing of Pam McConnell. She was a guiding light for us all." “Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell: a principled, tenacious city builder. Champion of neighbourhoods, the vulnerable. Show More Summary

What Politicians Can Learn from the “Intersectionality Awareness Week” Debacle

City Council could do far more to improve the lives of marginalized citizens who are impacted daily by racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, and ableism. Politicians have one overarching responsibility: addressing the concerns of their constituents. Show More Summary

Ways Toronto Can Dramatically Improve The City Bus Network

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A relatively small investment can equal a huge improvement in the experience of Toronto transit riders. Consider the bus. The lowly bus. It plays such an important role in Toronto’s transit network, where buses carry 60 per cent of TTC riders, but it gets so little respect. Show More Summary

The Former Home of a Feminist Senator Was a Meeting Place for Women’s Groups

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Women gathered at this address organizing to make sure gender equality was in the constitution. Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. Former senator Nancy Ruth owned the house at 184 Roxborough Drive for only 16 years, from 1980 to 1996. Show More Summary

How Urban Parks Keep Seniors Healthy and Living Longer

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto must adapt to an aging population. For the first time ever, there are more people over 65 than under 15. 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

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