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Historicist: Send in the Clowns

13 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A quartet of stories about the creatures who alternately amuse and anger us. Merriam-Webster defines “clown” as “a fool, jester, or comedian in an entertainment (as a play); specifically: A grotesquely dressed comedy performer in a circus.”...Show More Summary

Why You Should Get a Casper

13 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In a buzzing city like Toronto, quality sleep (even if it’s usually a little shorter than we’d like) is key to keeping up with all the fun. While a great mattress is one of the most important purchases Torontonians make, shopping for...Show More Summary

Affordable Housing Incentives Encourage Development, But Still Fall Short

The City hopes to support more affordable housing with its Open Door program. With a dearth of affordable housing options in the city, municipal administrators have long known they need to do more to ensure that Toronto residents can actually afford to be Toronto residents. Show More Summary

How One Man is Pushing For Change When it Comes to Youth Homelessness

I left home at 15 years old. I never dreamed I would end up homeless, living under a bridge. It was a cold rainy day, when, on a park bench in Vancouver, I sold the boots off my feet to survive. I was desperate, lonely, and ashamed. I did not think I could go any lower. Show More Summary

A History of Bike Lanes in Toronto

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

When it comes to safety, there's still a long way to go. It’s been 18 years since the City of Toronto created the Shifting Gears plan for cycling policy. While its vision—creating a cycling culture and building infrastructure to allow...Show More Summary

Canadian Wineries are Canadian Again!

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How will this affect consumers? That has yet to be determined. Earlier this week, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan purchased the Canadian wine business of Constellation Brands. Constellation Brands is one of the largest wine producers in the world. Show More Summary

Six Things We Learned from Toronto’s Vital Signs Report

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We delved into the annual update on the status of our city. Every year the Toronto Foundation releases Toronto’s Vital Signs report, an analysis of how the city is doing across all sectors—and it can reveal some pretty fascinating stuff. Show More Summary

How Condo Boards Work in Ontario

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Condos are governed by house rules that are sometimes poorly understood. Here's how they work. Most places have house rules. Whether it’s no feet on the table at your parents’ place, $50 buy in at the craps table or no profanity in the barber shop, the rules influence your environment. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Identity is Reflected in its Public Art

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Murals are in constant dialogue with their surroundings. Toronto is a city fixated on beautifying its landscape with murals. Its walls and surfaces, both above and below the ground, are coated in neighbourhood-specific images and messages. Show More Summary

How Moving the Provincial Election Date Could Affect the Makeup of City Council

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A lot of councillors could run provincially with little political risk. Ontario’s next election will be June 7, 2018, in a move that could affect who runs for City Council and which councillors seek seats at Queen’s Park. The election was scheduled for October 2018, the same month as municipal elections in the province. Show More Summary

The “Superpark” Sounds Great, Now Let’s See Council Actually Follow Through

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Council likes to support good ideas in principle, and then often fails to provide ongoing funding. John Tory got behind the idea of a Don Valley “superpark” yesterday, an ambitious project that could become a seven-kilometre long, 200-hectare park. Show More Summary

Why Bike Lanes Are Now More Popular in Toronto

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

There are several plausible reasons to explain the uptick in support, write Albert Koehl and Gideon Forman. Has Toronto turned the corner when it comes to accepting the bicycle as a legitimate part of our transportation system? A Forum Research poll from September 30 provides good reasons for optimism. Show More Summary

Rosie DiManno Should Feel Bad About Her Really Terrible Ledes (But She Won’t)

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Two ledes over the past week are both offensive and incomprehensible. Rosie DiManno loves her ledes. The top Toronto Star columnist is also quick to criticize others, as any journalist who provides commentary and analysis on a quick turnaround must be prepared to do. Show More Summary

Ridership Has Tripled on Toronto’s Union Pearson Express

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The lower fares helped a lot. Union Pearson Express (better known as UP Express) is the 16-month-old rail connection between Pearson International Airport and Union Station in downtown Toronto. It launched on June 6, 2015, a month before Toronto hosted the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Show More Summary

Torontoist Wins Award of Excellence at Heritage Toronto Awards

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The event celebrates books, media, architecture, and community heritage projects that highlight Toronto's history. At last night’s Heritage Toronto Awards, Torontoist scooped up one Award of Excellence and one honourable mention. David...Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered The Blue Jays On The Brink

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With the Blue Jays flailing, Toronto's dailies compete to best capture the drama. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. It’s do-or-die this afternoon for the Toronto Blue Jays, as...Show More Summary

The City Manager’s 2016 State of Toronto Address: It’s Time to go Cold Turkey

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In his annual address, the city manager lays out some of the challenges that Council should confront. We went to the city manager’s address so you didn’t have to. Every year, academics, wonks, politicos, and other assorted nerds assemble at U of T to listen to the city manager hold forth on the City’s financial situation. Show More Summary

What Commuting is Like for a Blind Torontonian

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Assisted by her guide dog and a cane, Debbie Gillespie relies on public transit. In this new photo series, we follow Torontonians on their daily commutes through the city to explore the challenges faced while in transit. Debbie Gillespie...Show More Summary

David Crombie: Why Toronto Should Further Explore a Bid for Expo 2025

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The former mayor argues that Toronto can use Expo 2025 as a catalyst for citybuilding. There comes a time in the life of every major city where one must look ahead and envision where we want to be in the decades ahead—how will we achieve...Show More Summary

Why Raising an LGBTQ-Positive Family in Toronto Sucks Less Now

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Two initiatives are supporting LGBTQ inclusion at home. Meet Ollie. He’s six months old, has four parents, and is part of a historic reform to marriage legislation in Ontario. Ollie and his family were at Queen’s Park when the All Families...Show More Summary

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