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Our Friendly Neighbourhood Spiderman Spun a Web in Kensington Market

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A web on the web! BY: Toronto Spiderman LOCATION: Bellvue Park PHOTO BY: Ian Siu-Ming Lawrence FIELD NOTES: We may not be the Daily Bugle, but Spiderman is still making headlines. Frequently seen skateboarding around town, our local Spiderman has been witnessed spinning webs approximately the size of Bellvue Park in Kensington Market. Show More Summary

Five Things You Need to Know about the Bloor Bike Lanes

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Council votes on the pilot project next month. There’s a development in the seemingly endless battle for bike lanes on Bloor, and it comes in the form of a City Council vote next month. If approved, temporary bike lanes will dawn the Annex-Bloor region, running between Shaw Street and Avenue Road this summer. Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 29, 2016

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: Views released, Ford hope to continue Ward 2 legacy, naming the under-Gardiner, and wonky weather threatens the cherry blossoms. It’s here, baby! Views, Drake’s latest full-length, studio-released album hit Beats 1 Radio and iTunes libraries everywhere late last night. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Name the Under Gardiner, Drake Can’t View the 6ix, and a Human Skull

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 Under Gardiner Project opened voting to the public today to name the barren and very sad 1.75 kilometre stretch of land between Spadina and Strachan. Show More Summary

Community Housing Tenants Weigh in on Mayor’s TCHC Task Force

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

As City staff wraps up a series of public consultations, the public is still divided on what Toronto's new community housing model should look like. Robert Frederickson is ready for change. Last Saturday, he, along with more than 100...Show More Summary

Hot Docs 2016: The League of Exotique Dancers, Contemporary Color, and Tower

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Kicking off Hot Docs with nonfiction films about the grand dames of burlesque, a colour guard concert organized by David Byrne, and a campus shooting in Texas from 1966. At Hot Docs: a buoyant portrait of burlesque performers in their...Show More Summary

Second Toronto LGBTQ Transitional Home to Open in 2017

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Construction for the proposed shelter, run by Egale, will begin this fall. For 10 years, activists lobbied City Council to support Toronto’s LGBTQ youth. Far too many, they said, were living on the streets, without a place to call home. Show More Summary

Making Toronto a Better Home for Bees

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto was just named Canada's first Bee City–what that means for the dwindling population of pollinators. The long-term prognosis of bee populations has been a hot topic of discussion of late within the environmental community. While...Show More Summary

Relief Line: The Complete List of Bombardier’s Excuses for the Delayed New Fleet of Streetcars

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Honestly? We just assumed the TTC was not overly concerned with streetcars arriving on time. Relief Line is your not-so-serious glance at the city we love. Last week Bombardier announced there was going to be further delays on the delivery of their space-age Flexity Outlook streetcars. Show More Summary

Now and Then: Chinese Railroad Workers Memorial

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. One man reaches up towards the large wooden log—big enough to crush him—and braces himself against the trestle. Another man stands high on top, directing the log with just a rope, pulling it up to build the next tie on a railroad. Show More Summary

Library Workers, Approaching Strike Deadline, Continue Contract Negotiations

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto's public library employees are prepared to strike next Monday but hope to reach an agreement instead. The City and Toronto Public Library workers have four days to reach a new collective agreement before the strike and lockout deadline at 12:01 a.m. Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 28, 2016

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: award-winning anchor leaves CBC, Toronto Zoo's "Name the Rhino," and Uber driver charged with sexual assault. After more than six years, Toronto news host Anne-Marie Mediwake will be leaving CBC. Last night, the award-winning...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Hamilton City Councillor Carded, A Library of Things, and a Tribute to Prince

6 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 you’ve missed it, carding still exists in the GTA. Hamilton’s first Black city councillor, Matthew Green, tweeted yesterday that he was “arbitrarily stopped/questioned” by a Hamilton police officer. Show More Summary

How Madonna’s Toronto Hard Candy Gym Failed

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Turns out Toronto was more interested in the Material Girl than getting into the groove. “It’s Friday night, are you ready to party after this? I want to hear you SCREAM!” A room full of sweaty bodies throws their hands up in the air and cheers. Show More Summary

The Bloor Bike Lanes Pilot Should Be a Council No-Brainer. Here’s Why It’s Not.

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Convincing pro-car councillors of the benefits of cyclists is a near-impossible task, argues Daren Foster. In his closing remarks on the proposed Bloor Street bike lane pilot project on April 25, Public Works and Infrastructure Committee...Show More Summary

LAL Returns with a Passionately Political Sound, and Yuka Introduces Mighty Vocals

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

#ICYMI, a roundup of noteworthy musical happenings in the city some call The 6ix. LAL: The musical duo known as LAL is back. Over their nearly 20-year history, Rosina Kasi and Nicholas Murray have created music that shuns both genre and labels; the resulting sound is organically electronic and passionately political. Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 27, 2016

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: Bombardier's blunders, Toronto YouTube space opens to the public, and Star Trek tele-series to film in Toronto this fall. In yet another ~surprising~ announcement, Bombardier has announced that it will be reducing this year’s streetcar deliveries down from 54 vehicles to 30. Show More Summary

Raccoon-Resistant Green Bins, Man Wanted for Mall Headbutt, and Another Alleged Plagiarized Wente Column

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Scarborough trash pandas are mourning their final week of free garbage buffets, as the City rolls out new, larger, and raccoon-resistant green bins. Show More Summary

Reconciling Life as a Christian who Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Michael Coren reflects on his coming out as pro-gay in his latest book. In 2015, Michael Coren, a well-known and respected Christian author and former Sun News host, came out in favour of same-sex marriage. The backlash from conservative and religious media was relentless. Show More Summary

How Each Toronto Paper Covers a Terrorist Execution

And the one paper that chooses not to cover it at all. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. The execution in the Philippines of Canadian John Ridsdel by ransom-seeking terrorists is the top story on four out of our five daily papers this morning. Show More Summary

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