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How Toronto’s Papers Covered Trump and Trudeau’s First Date

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

PM Selfie visits You-Know-Who In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travelled down to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump. It’s been a longstanding tradition that Canada is one of the first nations to get to meet with the new American President. Show More Summary

Protecting Toronto’s Music Venues

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto will never be "music city" if all our small venues turn into Starbucks Amidst a string of venue closures over the past few months, the Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council met on Monday for the first time this year, in part...Show More Summary

Sample The Rhubarb Festival’s Emerging Queer Performance Art

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Beloved past Rhubarb performances to be featured at launch party February 15. The Rhubarb Festival is back, as big and gay as ever. That’s in part thanks to the Department of Canadian Heritage, which, after withdrawing funding in 2013,...Show More Summary

Find Out How All-Star Reporters Like Daniel Dale Cover Donald Trump

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Top Trump fact-checker honed his skills covering Rob Ford in Toronto Does it feel like there’s mentally taxing and consuming news coming daily out of America’s sharply divided political sphere and their mendacious head of state? Now imagine if following it and separating truth from fiction was your job. Show More Summary

Neethan Shan is Now a City Councillor, But Will He Stay Put?

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Run, Neethan, run. Neethan Shan is Toronto’s newest councillor for Ward 42, Scarborough-Rouge River, who handily won last night’s by-election. With his win, Shan becomes the first Tamil Canadian on Toronto City Council, after the seat was vacated by Raymond Cho. Show More Summary

The Toronto Star Editorial Board is Not Your Ally

The Star editorial board members should take several seats. Once again, the Toronto Star has offered unsolicited, vaguely offensive, and extremely unhelpful advice to Pride Toronto. In an editorial published online Friday, “Toronto police...Show More Summary

Historicist: Opening the Eaton Centre

The downtown attraction debuted 40 years ago with pomp and free shoe horns. 9:10 a.m., February 10, 1977. Chaos reigned on the platforms of Dundas station, which was jammed beyond capacity with people eager to attend the opening of the Eaton Centre. Show More Summary

Giorgio Mammoliti Cries Fowl

Councillor Mammoliti continues to be weird and bad Well, Giorgio’s at it again. In a press release, Councillor Mammoliti (Ward 7, York West) called out Mayor John Tory for declining his invite to a meeting with “hundreds and hundreds” of taxpayers next Monday night in Ward 7. Show More Summary

Ontario Shouldn’t Abandon its Shift to Renewable Energy

Time to close the Pickering Power Plant? Donald Trump wants to breathe new life into the dying coal industry. So does Canada’s deeply conservative Fraser Institute, which recently decreed that a little air pollution was nothing to get worked up about. Show More Summary

Mike Strobel Wants (Ambassador?) Mama Grizzly

Nobody wants your nuts, Mike “I’d give my right nut to be a Russian bug on the wall when Ambassador Sarah Palin is introduced to Sophie Grégoire Trudeau.” – Toronto Sun columnist Mike Strobel, commenting on the rumour that the former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, could be appointed the U.S. Show More Summary

Mayor John Tory does his best Kellyanne Conway impression

Tory says his facts are the real facts. “I think it is very important that these facts be put across as opposed to some of the alternative facts [put] out by those who have a political interest, that in fact we are investing more inShow More Summary

Mark Saunders says Toronto Police won’t be at Pride this year

Sounds like a dig at Black Lives Matter Toronto “I will sit down with any group who feels marginalized, who comes to the table with ideas on how to make things better.” —Police Chief Mark Saunders explains in a news release why his cops...Show More Summary

Why The Financial District is Toronto’s Best Public Art Gallery

More than 200,000 people work in the Financial District each workday, and many more cross through the downtown core on a regular basis. While we’re all familiar with the architecture of the area and its grand scale, many visitors are too busy or too rushed to notice the public art on display at street level. Show More Summary

The Toronto Light Festival Brightens up a Gloomy Winter

The festival is the first of its kind in Toronto. BY: Toronto Light Festival LOCATION: Distillery District INSTALLATION: January 27 to March 12 Giant tiger lanterns that give off a fiery glow. Friendship bands that mimic the Olympics’ emblem for international solidarity in sports. Show More Summary

Are Bike Thieves Getting a Free Ride With GO?

Plus tips to keep your bike safe while you're at work. Your local GO station provides ample opportunity for bike theft. Why? Well, in large part because they don’t seem to be doing anything about the problem. This is good news for bike thieves, because there are hundreds of bikes locked up at GO station bike racks on any given summer day. Show More Summary

Photoist: Cafe at night

cafe at night by Sean Rasmussen. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. The post Photoist: Cafe at night appeared first on Torontoist.

Why the Church-Wellesley Village—and Toronto—Needed the New Glad Day Bookshop

The new, accessible Church Street location of the bookshop is a place for everyone in the queer community to find belonging. I’m a recovering alcoholic and I’ve been sober for more than five years. Ditching booze meant ditching the things in my life that I thought would tempt me to drink again: people, places, pastimes. Show More Summary

Exploring the Understated Urbanism in Shawn Micallef’s Frontier City

A good reminder that what makes a great city goes beyond the downtown core. Shawn Micallef’s new book, Frontier City, takes place in spaces that feel both familiar to me, and not. Toronto, in a way, is both familiar and not, and so his...Show More Summary

The Torontoist Bicycult Must be Stopped

We tip our hat to you, Mike Strobel! The website Torontoist decided last month “it’s time to address the misconception that bike lanes are useless during the winter.” It tallied up to 207 cyclists using the “pilot” lanes during morning rush hour. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Newspapers Covered Another Week of You-Know-Who

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. This week’s Front Page Challenge is the first hard-fought showdown of 2017, with all five papers clearly trying to win this weekly competition, using specific in-house tactics, ranging from high-minded journalistic endeavours to flat-out Page One audacity. Show More Summary

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