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Video: Scarborough Residents Weigh In At Heated Transit Meeting

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Video coverage from Monday night's one-stop subway debate in Scarborough. On the eve of the one-stop Scarborough subway vote (it passed) at Toronto City Council, residents got their final say at the Scarborough Village Recreation Centre on Kingston Road. Show More Summary

Evaluate the Health of Canadian Democracy

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Government watch organization Samara Canada hosts a panel discussion tonight on the health and stability of our democratic institutions. Tonight, democracy watch NGO Samara Canada unveils its Democracy 360 report, a 2017 update to their...Show More Summary

Laugh at Intergenerational Comedy for A Cause

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Several of Comedy Bar's top acts are collaborating on a fundraiser for The Haven, a Toronto drop-in. There’s been a lot of focus on young people’s—and young families’—difficulty in finding housing in Toronto of late. But those segments of the population often have support systems—friends and family—that socially isolated seniors often lack. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered A Gold Heist and Legalized Pot Plans

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

You may need to smoke a joint to make it through yet another transit debate. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. Canadians get really excited when anything involving anything from...Show More Summary

Priced Out of Toronto’s Housing Market

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For millennials, living in the GTA’s suburban stretches is often unappealing. Rachel Lissner would never live in the suburbs as they are today. “Not in a million years,” she tells me. As the founder of the Facebook group Young Urbanists League, her sentiment comes as no surprise. Show More Summary

Toronto City Council Agenda Preview: March 2017

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Here's your cheat sheet for City Council this week. City Council convenes this week for yet another Scarborough transit debate. But there’s much more on the agenda, including energy drinks, the Great Lakes, landlord licensing, the inexorable spread of Shoppers Drug Mart, and more. Show More Summary

Scarborough One-Stop Subway Reveals Mayor Tory’s Political Hubris

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

City Council gears up for yet another debate this week over the fate of the Scarborough subway extension. There’s an old story about a town where the local mill ended every day’s morning shift with a whistle blast exactly at noon. It was so reliable that everyone set their clocks and watches by the noon-hour whistle. Show More Summary

Seize a Second Chance to See Successful Shows

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We round-up shows on stage returning due to popularity and critical acclaim. Plays, especially smaller indie shows, don’t often get a second life in Toronto. For various reasons, including grant funding and audience interest, many companies focus on creating new work, without considering if it might be a good idea to remount a past show. Show More Summary

American Civil Rights Activist Shaun King on the Toronto District School Board’s Travel Ban

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Citing uncertainty under Donald Trump, TDSB students won't be travelling to the U.S. for school trips. “The largest school district in all of Canada, for the City of Toronto, is now banning all student and staff trips to the United States. Show More Summary

The Preventable Epidemic: How Harm Reduction Helps to Prevent Overdoses

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

"We’re starting to see people looking at drug use as a health issue as opposed to a criminal justice issue." In depth: Part two in a three-part series examining the opioid crisis in the city. Two months ago, Michelle Klaiman, an emergency and addiction medicine doctor at St. Show More Summary

People Are Really Happy to Hear the Musical Hamilton is (Finally) Coming to Toronto

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

But here's the bad news. You’ve probably already heard that Hamilton, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Toronto, finally answering the desperate pleas of local musical theatre fans. But, don’t get too excited. Mirvish Productions...Show More Summary

Historicist: “As Interesting as It Is Timely”

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Young journalist William Lyon Mackenzie King describes the “foreigners who live in Toronto.” In the summer of 1897, William Lyon Mackenzie King returned to Toronto after having spent several months advancing his education in Chicago....Show More Summary

Make Your Friday Night Funny With Triplespeak

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An eclectic line-up of activists, writers, and musicians appearing as guest monologists for their new all star show. For its latest show, Triplespeak, Bad Dog Theatre is bringing things back to the basics. Director Alex Tindal is employing...Show More Summary

Watch Life Lessons Brought To The Stage In Two Plays

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Theatre that tackles questions of authenticity, morality, and connections. In two new plays, art imitates life—or, at least, builds on the playwrights’ experiences and observations in the education system (Trigonometry) and in the Montreal indie art scene (A City). Show More Summary

Ezra Levant Attacks Torontoist Reporter

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Rebel Media founder spoke to a small handful of young conservative men at Ryerson University Rebel Media’s Ezra Levant opened his speech at Ryerson University on Wednesday with a direct and highly personal attack against me. Before...Show More Summary

ISO: Info on Bunz? See The Doc For Free

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Tonight's world premiere of ISO: Tall Cans, Tokens, and Compassion may have a (donated) red carpet, but admission will be free. The Bunz Trading Zone and its legion of Toronto devotees is the subject of ISO: Tall Cans, Tokens, and Compassion,...Show More Summary

High Park’s Celebrity Capybara Couple Welcome Three Baby Pups

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Bonnie and Clyde are finally settling down. There are now three more capybaras in Toronto. As you’ll recall, the proud parents of triplets made international headlines last summer when they escaped from the High Park Zoo. The two capybaras, escaped from the park in May. Show More Summary

Where Miss Sloane Was Filmed in Toronto

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto will be playing the role of (drum roll!) Washington, DC! 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

Federal Budget Demands That Transit Users Pay More

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This seems like the wrong direction for a government committed to fighting climate change. The federal government released its 2017 budget on Wednesday. Perhaps most disappointing for Toronto’s transit riders is the cancellation of the public transit tax credit, which offered a 15 per cent tax credit on the price of a Metropass. Show More Summary

Look Back on Toronto’s Gay Bathhouse Raids

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Revisit stories of the people impacted by Toronto's 1981 bathhouse raids, which ignited Canada's queer rights movement. After a community meeting and consultation, facilitated by Myseum of Toronto, the storytellers of Queer in Your Ears...Show More Summary

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