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Newsstand: March 26, 2015

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

#AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik. If that reference is lost on you, consider yourself a blessed human being. In the news: tempers flare at a meeting of the executive committee, Mayor Tory tells the premier to get on with municipal election reform, and UofT hopes that binding arbitration will end the teaching assistant strike. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Peace Out, Two Solitudes; Executive Committee Revisits Woodbine; Pancer’s Deli Is Back

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. “The two solitudes are over,” said Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre today in a morning press conference with Mayor John Tory, assuring denizens of both mayors’ cities that when it comes to seeking international investment, the historically rival […]

The Post and Sun are Poised to Join Forces

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our very helpful suggestions for how the conglomerate can maximize its new #brand. Today, Canada’s competition bureau informed Postmedia Network Canada Corp., the parent company of the National Post, that it does not intend to challenge the company’s purchase of Sun Media under the Competition Act. Show More Summary

Red Door Family Shelter’s New Digs Aim to Correct Old Challenges

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Collaborative design plans for incorporating the Red Door Family Shelter into a luxury condominium building could serve as a model for future developments. Last year, the future of the Red Door Family Shelter was uncertain. Caught in...Show More Summary

That Guy, Dick Miller

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The character actor who has worked in dozens of films for legendary schlockmeister Roger Corman speaks to Torontoist about his new documentary, and his career as an exploitation cinema all-star. Twenty-four minutes into Roger Corman’s...Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: Proud to Support Your Blue Jays!

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A selection of supporters from the team's debut season. “One of the most pleasant tasks for me as we are entering the 1977 baseball season,” wrote commissioner Bowie Kuhn in his introductory letter to Blue Jays fans, “ is to welcome all of you to the Major League Baseball family. Major League Baseball is exceedingly proud to include Toronto, one of the great cities […]

Newsstand: March 25, 2015

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Once again, it is time for the news: the Toronto Public Library ends its used-book buying program, Ontario craft breweries want their own retail store, and a mayoral summit with Premier Kathleen Wynne. After just four months, the Toronto...Show More Summary

Family and Friends Worry About Missing York Student

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

York University student Amina Lawal hasn't been seen since her 19th birthday on Friday. As she left her home on Friday March 20, Amina Lawal told her mother she was headed to York University, where she is a student at the Schulich School of Business, for a meeting. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Ice Ice Baby, Lisi Doesn’t Appear at Court, and Your Measles Update

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In case that annual weather amnesia had you believing that spring had sprung (LOL!), think again, dear friends: Environment Canada says an ice storm might be gracing Southern Ontario with its presence tonight. Toronto Public Health confirmed […]

Spotted: Teach-Out at U of T

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A University of Toronto professor makes a bold show of support for CUPE 3902 strikers. WHERE: Convocation Hall, University of Toronto WHEN: Tuesday, March 24, at approximately 10:45 a.m. WHAT: University of Toronto professor Dan Dolderman hosting class outdoors as a symbolic gesture of solidarity with CUPE 3902 picketers. Show More Summary

And You Thought Your Job was Brutal

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Two gripping plays examine the perils of front-line journalism and the ugliness of office bullying. Time Stands Still Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue) Runs to March 29 $22-$38 Bull The Coal Mine (798 Danforth Avenue) Runs to...Show More Summary

In Burq Off!, Identity Politics Make for Loaded Laughs

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Second-generation immigrants' cultural contradictions take the fore of Nadia Manzoor's hilarious, poignant play. Brooklyn-based Nadia Manzoor wrapped her autobiographical one-woman play, Burq Off!, on Sunday night at Small World Music Centre to a full house. Show More Summary

TTC Stopped by Ooze-like Substance

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Ectoplasm overwhelms the TTC, Rick Moranis nowhere in sight. If you were riding the Yonge line on the TTC today, you were probably frustrated. And you had every right to be. There was a hazardous track-level spill of an oil-like substance 500 feet north of College Station, which shut down the Yonge line between Bloor and Union. The TTC and Toronto Fire are investigating, […]

Island, Island, Burning Bright

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The annual rite of a Christmas tree bonfire marks the start of spring for the Island community. In an annual rite around the spring equinox, Islanders gather in a community event to celebrate the long-awaited winter thaw. Throwing Christmas trees onto a giant pyre, they huddle around with music, food, and friends to lift their spirits. Show More Summary

Newsstand: March 24, 2015

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Early reports say a German plane has crashed in the French Alps, likely claiming the lives of all 148 passengers on board. In less grim the news this morning: Mayor Tory defends some TCHC executive bonuses, frozen pipes are still affecting more than 800 properties in the city, and antique explosives in a Vaughan home. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Toronto Becomes a Yuan Trading Hub, Ontario Frees Willy, and U of T Grad Students Reject University’s Latest Deal

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. After stock markets closed today, Toronto became North America’s first trading hub for China’s currency, which will make it much easier to do business with China on the home front. So far, there are only a handful […]

Ombudsman Fiona Crean Will Leave Position in November

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto's first ombudsman will leave her post at the end of her contract. Fiona Crean, the City of Toronto ombudsman for the past five years, announced this morning that she will not seek a renewal of her contract. The move avoids what...Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: The Look of Silence, Leones, Expedition to the End of the World

6 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 powerful new documentary from the filmmaker behind The Act of Killing, a playful supernatural thriller from Argentina, and a cheerful expedition to the North Pole. The Look of Silence Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer TIFF Bell […]

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