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Who’s Running in the Ward 2, Etobicoke North By-Election?

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

One of these quirky characters will become the new councillor of the former Ford Nation today. Etobians head to the polls today to fill the shoes of late councillor Rob Ford in Ward 2, Etobicoke North. After more than a decade of Ford...Show More Summary

Hanlan’s Point Beachgoers Shouldn’t Have to be Nude

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nudists are vying for a bare-only beach. But the clothed deserve space, too. On a blazing hot summer day in 2012, a friend of mine and I made the ferry crossing to Toronto Islands. We trekked down a sun-dappled, treed-in path a few minutes...Show More Summary

An All-Too-Real Fake History of Toronto Transit

16 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Relief Line is your not-so-serious glance at the city we love. Even the most casual follower of Toronto transit news can come to one conclusion: it doesn’t always go well. In fact, our City has a very proud tradition of going nowhere fast on the transit file. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: Mr. Show, Best In Show, and Showgirls

17 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Torontoist loves that you can go out and see or do something every day or night in our city, often for less per week than what a cable TV package would cost. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Show More Summary

Historicist: The Origin of “Toronto’s Cops are Tops”

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Exploring the evolution during the early 1970s of the clichéd phrase used to support law enforcement, "our cops are tops." Depending on your disposition, “our cops are tops” is either a rallying cry that honours the dedication and sacrifices...Show More Summary

Terrible Decisions Made in the Heat This Week in the GTA

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Hot temperatures = decline in better judgment, apparently. This week’s weather has been unbearable for many in southern Ontario. In the past month in Toronto alone, there have been eight heat alerts and two extreme heat alerts issued by the City. Show More Summary

Saying Goodbye to David McKeown, Toronto’s Unflappable Medical Officer of Health

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Why his position matters so much to the city—and how McKeown lived up to the hype. As Mayor John Tory and a number of senior politicians and health officials took turns giving him a light roast in honour of his retirement on July 21,...Show More Summary

New Art Exhibition Explores Muslim Women’s Experiences Living in Toronto

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Exhibition at the Gardiner Museum helps Muslim women find their voice against oppression. Terrorist, dirty, oppressed, ignorant: these are just some of the words that Muslim women say are often hurled at them in Toronto. These are also some of the words you will see written on works of art by those same women. Show More Summary

These Unicorns Battle Monsters in Harbord Village

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Who will emerge victorious?! BY: Unknown LOCATION: Harbord and Bathurst PHOTO BY: Lee Kim FIELD NOTES: Unicorns! Monsters! Going head to head in this garage door battle! Who will reign supreme? On one hand, a unicorn is a single species...Show More Summary

New CTV Morning Show Premieres Next Month, Whether You Want It or Not

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Just pretend Canada AM never happened. Hey, remember that tearful goodbye to Canada AM, a 43-season morning show on CTV, last month? Do you? Wipe it from your memory. Ben Mulroney’s winning smile is here to replace everything and anything you loved about Canada AM. Show More Summary

How Torontonians are Hacking Pokémon Go

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

To catch them is my real test, to hack them is my cause. A horde of gamers young and old gathered at the base of the CN Tower, Toronto’s most notable landmark in and outside of Niantic’s smash hit game Pokémon Go. They compared Pokédexes, shared locations, and made new friends among crews. Show More Summary

Where Police Academy 3: Back in Training Was Filmed in Toronto

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the second Police Academy sequel, they didn't even try to hide Toronto in the background. 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...Show More Summary

The History Behind the Ferry You’ll Take to the Toronto Islands

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. This summer, countless city goers will be Snapchatting or Instagramming videos or photos of themselves taking the ferry to the Toronto Island. The wake...Show More Summary

You Can See What Toronto Library Patrons Are Searching For In Real Time

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

No no no, don't check that out. Read this instead. A perennially popular news article looks at what library items patrons would like to see banned and why. It provides a moment where we can scratch our heads as to why Dr. Seuss’s classic...Show More Summary

How Pride Toronto’s Dispute Resolution Process Works

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Will the complaint against Black Lives Matter Toronto go anywhere?   One of the individuals who helped draft Pride Toronto’s dispute resolution process hopes to use it to ban Black Lives Matter Toronto (BLMTO) from the parade. HumanShow More Summary

Photoist: Torontoy

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Total Legolomaniacs. Torontoy The post Photoist: Torontoy appeared first on Torontoist.

It’s About Time the TTC Responds to Sexual Assault During Commutes

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our transit provider has fallen behind other cities in addressing the safety of women using its services. Women in Toronto explores the issues that women in the city face. It was Friday afternoon, and she, a 23-year-old woman, was standing in a rush-hour subway car, riding south on the Yonge-University line. Show More Summary

The Toronto Sun’s Christina Blizzard Is Wrong About Transit (Again)

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Sun columnist criticizes the Globe, gets basic facts wrong, ¯\_(?)_/¯ Alongside the likes of Margaret Wente, Conrad Black, Rosie DiManno, Joe Warmington, and Christie Blatchford, the Toronto Sun‘s Christina Blizzard is considered an institution at her newspaper. Show More Summary

Why We Need to Develop Toronto’s Laneways

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Laneway Project is revitalizing and repurposing public spaces with the help of local residents. In Toronto, more than 100 hectares of downtown and midtown land are occupied by laneways—more than two-thirds the size of High Park. That’s the first statistic Michelle Senayah raises when addressing City committees and Council members. Show More Summary

How Dave Matthews’s Wine Label Replaced A Memorial Plaque in Trinity Bellwoods

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The wine label and the City have apologized. On park benches across the city, commemorative plaques memorialize loved ones. For the friends of local performer Dennis Frey, who passed away in 2012, his memorial plaque means a great deal. Show More Summary

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