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How Complete Streets Improve Commutes For City Cyclists—and Motorists

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A new book proves the success of the projects in two downtown case studies. After heated debate in City Council and the eventual passage of the Bloor bike-lane pilot project, the feasibility of cycling on Toronto’s roadways has been brought to the fore. Show More Summary

Toronto Street Artist Shows Off Sense of Humour with “Normal Things” Sign

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's the new weird. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Bathurst Street and Olive Avenue PHOTO BY: Anna Elaine FIELD NOTES: Someone certainly has a sense of humour. The “Normal Things” sign is a humorous counterbalance to the shop next door, Weird Things. Show More Summary

Tory Calls on Feds to Stop Gun Smuggling, New Data on Commuters, and Toronto Zoo Names Baby Rhino

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 light of the shooting death of Toronto mother Rochelle Bobb, Mayor John Tory is calling on the federal government to stop the flow of illegal guns into Canada. Show More Summary

Should John Tory Crack Down on Toronto’s Marijuana Dispensaries?

Our contributors square off on the legal grey area surrounding weed shops. In Torontoist vs. Torontoist, two contributors face off to debate a current issue, idea, or event. On May 12, Mayor John Tory penned a letter to Tracey Cook, executive director of the Licensing and Standards Committee. Show More Summary

This Public Art Honours the Site of Canada’s First Radio Tramission

Roger that. ArtVenturist is a new column where we explore public art throughout the city. BY: Roland Brener INSTALLED: 2005 LOCATION: 281-285 Mutual Street Unless “Radio City” is home, you’ve likely never passed through “Radioville,” a tiny village set within the micro community of high rises near the Church-Wellesley Village. Show More Summary

Print Your Own Drake, Buy a House For $1, and a Mansion Fit for a (6ix) God

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Views from the cubicle barrier Tiny Views Man won't be limited by barriers #drake #views #the6 #toronto A photo posted by Tiny DrakeShow More Summary

Three Myths Used to Argue Against Toronto Bike Lanes

Before Toronto debates its 10 year bike plan next month, here are some suspect arguments to watch out for. City council’s approval of a pilot bike lane on Bloor is a long-awaited victory for Toronto’s cycling fanatics. Come August (assuming...Show More Summary

Real Estate by Bike

Which of the following doesn’t belong: Circus drummer, stilter, vegetarian, cyclist, real estate agent – but remember, this is Toronto. Pedalling across the city on a pink, branded bicycle, Arty Basinski, founder of Real Estate by Bike, is one realtor who breaks with convention. Show More Summary

Shaw Festival 2016: A Vital Uncle Vanya and a Tender Our Town

The opening plays at this year’s festival offer Toronto visitors two contrasting views of life in a rural backwater. Uncle Vanya Court House Theatre (26 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake) Runs to Sept. 11 Tickets: $25 – $117 Our Town Royal George Theatre (85 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake) Runs to Oct. Show More Summary

Urban Farmers Acting Foul, Toronto Councillor Found to a Possible Conflict, and An Alleged Fraudster With 88 Charges

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Some Toronto residents are ignoring bylaws and creating a buzzraising bees and chickens within the city limits. Bylaws don’t allow for this, but they are only enforced by a complaint basis. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Newly Proposed Wards Will Shake Up the City

The new boundaries would give a greater voice to downtown residents at City Hall. Despite major population growth, concentrated in only a few parts of the city, Toronto’s ward boundaries have not changed since 2000, when the number of city councillors was chopped from 56 to 44. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered The Candice Rochelle Bobb Shooting, and the Raptors Making the Semifinals

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. Toronto was shocked to hear about this weekend’s latest victim of the city’s gun violence, Candice Rochelle Bobb, who was shot to death in aShow More Summary

The Raptors Win, The Jays Brawl, and Hamilton’s Last Samurai

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. For the first time in Raptors history, the team is moving to the Eastern Conference Finals. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan combined for 63 points en route to scorching the Heat 116-89 in Game 7 yesterday. Show More Summary

How to Fight Against the Devastating Emerald Ash Borer

The tiny green insect will devour 850,000 Toronto ash trees, but the City and local non-profits hope to limit the damage. It might look innocuous, but the tiny emerald ash borer has had a profound effect on Toronto’s tree canopy. The emerald ash borer is an invasive species of beetles first spotted in North America in 2002. Show More Summary

Players Go Word for Word at the 2016 Canadian National Scrabble Championship

Spelling victory, one tile at a time. Silence in Bond Place Hotel’s basement is punctuated with what could be mistaken for the shakings of a rhythmically challenged maraca player. It’s the sound 52 of Canada’s top Scrabble players make shuffling tiny plastic tiles in pouches as they draw letters on this warm Saturday afternoon. Show More Summary

Why Are Wages for Toronto’s Early Childhood Educators So Low?

Daycare costs may be skyrocketing, but workers are not cashing in. It’s no secret that childcare costs have—and continue to—skyrocket in Toronto. These days, the median cost of childcare for an infant is now more than $1,700 per month, and that number seems to be growing steadily. Show More Summary

This Week in TV: The Raptors Cross Their Fingers, and Stephen Hawking Offers Life Advice

Each week, Torontoist examines the upcoming TV listings and makes note of programs that are entertaining, informative, and of quality. Or, alternately, none of those. The result: Televisualist. Monday Mike and Molly concludes, after six seasons, because CBS didn’t want to spend more money on Melissa McCarthy’s acting services. Show More Summary

Contest Rules and Regulations

CONTEST RULES & REGULATIONS ??The “Torontoist Bike Giveaway/Patreon Pedal Pusher” Contest is provided by Torontoist. All questions regarding the contest rules should be directed to Torontoist at: 111 Queen Street E., Suite 320, Toronto ON M5C 1S2. Show More Summary

Support Torontoist and You Could Win This Bike

Everyone wins! The weather is finally nice, and the best way to appreciate the city is on a brand new Urbanite bike. Oh, you don’t have an Urbanite bike? Why, we have a solution for you! If you would like this bike to be yours–it’s a pretty sweet ride–then all you have to do is become a […] The post Support Torontoist and You Could Win This Bike appeared first on Torontoist.

Why This Artist is Taking Her Pro-pussy Campaign to TCAF

Convicted of obscenity this week, Japanese artist Rokudenashiko brings her art to the Reference Library. Rokudenashiko wants to de-problematize the pussy. Doing so has created some problems. Her quest has garnered the Japanese artist...Show More Summary

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