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Glad Hand: Roo’s to Blame?

1 hour agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.

Reel Toronto: The F Word

2 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Finally, a romantic comedy that Toronto can call its own. 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. Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 27, 2014

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A new study by a Toronto ad agency finds that Canadians actually enjoy commuting. So when you’re cursing loudly and banging on your steering wheel because the 401 is at a standstill, remember that deep down you’re really having a good time. Show More Summary

Dana Kaluzny: A Woman Who Took Cycling to a New Level

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Dana Kaluzny didn’t know she was pregnant when she signed up for the Ride to Conquer Cancer last year. “I planned on being captain for the Steam Whistle team again, and when I found out I was going to have a baby, I just thought, ‘I’m still doing it.’ I remember telling my family and […]

Jian Ghomeshi Released on $100,000 Bail

22 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The former Q host appeared in court today on sexual assault charges. Jian Ghomeshi appeared at the College Park court Wednesday afternoon, charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking. He was released on $100,000 bail—but he won’t be able to leave Canada and will have to live with his mother. Show More Summary

Toronto Leading the Resurgence of Narrative Ballet

23 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The National Ballet of Canada is paving the way for a new era of narrative ballet—and taking their performances to new frontiers. Nijinsky is not your typical ballet. It’s a dark and haunting portrayal of one of history’s most lauded ballet dancers and his descent into madness. Show More Summary

Jian Ghomeshi Charged With Four Counts of Sexual Assault

The former CBC radio host is scheduled to appear in court early Wednesday afternoon. Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking, and is scheduled to appear in court early Wednesday afternoon. Show More Summary

Scene: Toronto Rallies for Michael Brown

Thousands gathered on Wednesday to protest police brutality in the wake of a U.S. grand jury decision not to charge the white Missouri police officer who shot and killed the black teen. WHERE: University Avenue, near the U.S. consulate WHEN: Tuesday, November 25 WHAT: A rally against police brutality spurred by the recent U.S. Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 26, 2014

The Weather Network is forecasting colder-than-average temperatures from eastern Saskatchewan through to New Brunswick this winter. Unless Ontario gets some legs and heads west to hang out with British Columbia, this means we’re officially in for it. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Ghomeshi Drops His Lawsuit, Narrowing Traffic Lanes, and “Windstorm Chaos”

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Former Q host Jian Ghomeshi has dropped his $55-million lawsuit against the CBC. “The parties have reached a settlement; the lawsuit has been withdrawn but it still needs to be formalized through a court order,” said Chuck […]

Duly Quoted: Education Minister Liz Sandals, on Governance Issues at the TDSB

Provincial government orders independent review of TDSB to address "ongoing concerns." “The ongoing concerns at the TDSB are putting public confidence at risk—not just in Toronto but across the province. As minister, I have no choice...Show More Summary

Pat Quinn’s Greatest Hit

When he knocked Bobby Orr out cold during a 1969 playoff game, the truculent Leaf nearly incited a riot at Boston Garden. “By National Hockey League standards he is slow and a trifle awkward,” was the Globe and Mail’s assessment of rookie Maple Leafs defenceman Pat Quinn in December 1968. Show More Summary

Aspiring Opera Singers Ready to Raise Their Voices at Centre Stage

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Seven young vocalists look to make names for themselves at the Canadian Opera Company's annual singing competition. Canadian Opera Company Centre Stage Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (145 Queen Street West) November 25,Show More Summary

Public Works: Pocket Parks Turn Concrete Curbs Into Green Space

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

San Francisco and London are squeezing tiny recreational spaces into busy urban areas. 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

Newsstand: November 25, 2014

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

RIP Pat Quinn. You will be missed. In the news: A transport plan for the Pan Am Games, a (likely) end to paid plasma donations in Toronto, a list of dead pets, and a warning to condo builders to slow down new builds. The provincial government has announced the transportation plan for the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Committees on Sexual Violence, So Long to Menthols, and John Tory Feeds Martin Short a Doughnut

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. After pressure was brought to bear by the Conservatives, Premier Kathleen Wynne has decided that a select committee on sexual violence and harassment would be a good idea for Ontario. “I believe that the committee’s work should […]

Rep Cinema This Week: Citizenfour, Mommy, and Maps to the Stars

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: a tense behind-the-scenes look at Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing, Canada’s Oscar hopeful, and David Cronenberg’s Hollywood satire. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: John Tory, on the Positive Response to SmartTrack

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Mayor-elect says "the city is strangling itself on transit," wants to bring sense of urgency to transit planning. “I have not yet identified a councillor in all of my meetings—and they’ve been from all points on the spectrum as it were...Show More Summary

Legendary Leafs Coach Pat Quinn Dies at 71

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The former player, coach, and executive died at Vancouver General Hospital on Sunday night. Former NHL coach Pat Quinn, who stood behind the bench for more than 600 Toronto Maple Leafs games, died at Vancouver General Hospital on Sunday night at the age of 71. Show More Summary

Spacing Opens City Store

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The cityscape magazine opens a design-focused shop in Toronto—and it's got streetcar pillows and buttons galore. Spacing, the Canadian magazine that celebrates our cities, is extending its retail reach, opening a bricks-and-mortar store at 401 Richmond. Show More Summary

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