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The 5th Biennial Toronto International Deaf Film and Arts Festival Has Its Day

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The singular fest introduces important works by and about Deaf, hard of hearing, and Deaf-blind people. In a city rife with mini film festivals that seem at times to be scavenging over TIFF’s leftovers rather than carving out an identity for themselves, the Toronto International Deaf Film and Arts Festival manages to stand out from the pack. Show More Summary

Reel Toronto: Wonderfalls

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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. Reel Toronto revels in digging up and displaying the films that attempt to mask, hide, or—in rare cases—proudly display our city. For […]

Glad Hand: Two Track Tory

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s weekly political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb.

TVCITY: Toronto’s Michael Jackson Eucharist Service

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Torontoist presents TVCITY, which is all about presenting aesthetic and engaging views of city life. You can see more TVCITY videos on its YouTube channel.

The Sinking of Captain John’s

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

As the former floating restaurant is hauled out of the harbour today, a look back at the time Captain John Letnik's original ship had a sinking feeling. A version of this article was originally published July 3, 2012 by The Grid online (TheGridTO.com). Show More Summary

Newsstand: May 28, 2015

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: People aren't buying Pan Am Games tickets at a terribly enthusiastic rate (to say the least), and a petition to prevent the rapper Action Bronson from playing Yonge and Dundas Square during NxNE might actually have worked. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Drake Simpson, Action against Action Bronson, and the Library Releases its 2014 Materials Review

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Someone got a tattoo of Bart Simpson as Drake because why not http://t.co/pWjTWW4QyH pic.twitter.com/CZ55B5VdXV — BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) May 27, 2015 Tattoo artist Franz Stefanik gave someone a tattoo of Drake as Bart Simpson, and BuzzFeed was naturally […]

Behind the Scenes With Toronto’s Pornographers

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A look at Toronto's surprisingly soft porn underbelly. Each month, Sex-ist looks at topics relating to sex and sexuality in and around the GTA. It’s not for nothing that Toronto is sometimes known as “Hollywood North.” It’s possibleShow More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: Ramsay MacDonald

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The British Prime Minister preached peace during his visit to Toronto in 1929. The train that pulled into Union Station around 6 p.m. on October 15, 1929 was eagerly anticipated. The station was decorated with flags, flowers, and plants to greet the world figure about to arrive. Show More Summary

Toronto’s Theatre Reviewers Play Favourites

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Spoon River, Mr. Burns, and The Motherfker With the Hat are among the winners of this year’s Toronto Theatre Critics Awards. “Is your soul alive? Then let it feed!” Spoon River, Soulpepper Theatre’s exuberant musical set in a graveyard...Show More Summary

Batman and the Joker Take Over Yonge Street

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Bruce Wayne is nowhere to be seen. Over the past few days, Suicide Squad has taken over the streets of downtown Toronto, offering onlookers a sneak preview of the 2016 blockbuster. The sights have included a helicopter crashing into a bus, Batman jumping onto the Joker’s shiny car, the new look Batmobile, and Harley Quinn generally being badass. The film, which features […]

Newsstand: May 27, 2015

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

If you watched Josh Donaldson's walk-off homer last night, then you are likely having a happy Wednesday morning. To the rest of you: Happy Wednesday morning! In the news: the Scarborough subway could cost the City another billion dollars, the Sun welcomes a new editor, and Batman and the Joker take over Yonge Street. Show More Summary

The Gardiner Debate: Will Transit Be The Loser?

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the ongoing debate about the future of the Gardiner, we must remember the implications and larger context of how transit needs significant investment. On June 10, Toronto City Council faces a decision about the future of the Gardiner Expressway between Jarvis Street and the Don River. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Pride Unveils 2015 Lineup, High Schoolers Defy Administrators, and Mammo’s Gotta Mammo

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Pride Toronto unveiled its 2015 lineup earlier today, and there’s a number of high profile names that will be part of the festivities. Among them are John Waters, Pussy Riot, and Cyndi Lauper. Mayor John Tory will […]

The Reality of Being a Woman in Comedy

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Recent comments by The Morning Show host Jeff McArthur have reopened an ongoing debate about industry sexism. Three years ago there was a debate about whether or not sexism exists in comedy in a Facebook group called the Toronto Stand-up Community. Show More Summary

Taking A Trip on the Union-Pearson Express

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We rode the Union-Pearson Express to the airport and back, and took some photos along the way. The Union-Pearson Express has been much maligned. Critics argue tickets for the airport-to-downtown rail link are too expensive, and that the tracks should have been electrified. Show More Summary

Contemplating Aga Khan Park

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The green link of the Aga Khan cultural complex officially opens. “The garden has for many centuries served as a central element in Muslim culture,” the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismali community, noted at the official opening of his namesake park yesterday. Show More Summary

The Toxic Myth of “Density Creep”

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Residents involved in NIMBY causes across the city may have already gotten their isolationist wish—to the potential detriment of their own property value. “I’m really concerned about my property value going down” is not a statement that’s going to garner much sympathy in Toronto these days. Show More Summary

Newsstand: May 26, 2015

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news today: raccoons are slowly taking over and IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT. (Just kidding... Or are we?) Meanwhile, cyclists can stop wringing their hands in shame over their aversion to making a complete stop at residential stop signs because, as it turns out, leading cycling advocates think it's kinda silly that they're expected to. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Air Canada’s Carry-On Crackdown, Stintz’s Astroturf War, and Kitty Stalls the QEW

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In an effort to make air travel just a wee bit more hellish than it was already competitive with other airlines, Air Canada has issued a crackdown on overstuffed carry-on baggage to weed out passengers trying to […]

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