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Photoist: Harbourfront Ice and Condo

Harborourfront Ice and Condo The post Photoist: Harbourfront Ice and Condo appeared first on Torontoist.

How Toronto’s Papers Covered Trudeau’s Cabinet Shuffle and Meryl Streep’s Speech

The Toronto Sun is livid about Streep's Golden Globes remarks, and it shows. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. With the inauguration of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump lessShow More Summary

So-called “Big Bend” Subway Alignment Reportedly Won’t Go Forward

But now Glenn De Baeremaeker is interested in a Sheppard subway extension. Glenn De Baeremaeker (Ward 38, Scarborough Centre) concedes that a last-minute realignment proposal for the Scarborough Subway Extension won’t happen, reports Inside Toronto. Show More Summary

The Province Will Help Fund Three Supervised Injection Sites in Toronto

The sites still require federal approval. The provincial funding comes at a critical time. Opioids have become a pressing concern across North America as overdose deaths have skyrocketed over the past decade. Medical practitioners have...Show More Summary

How Urban Design Can Make Winter a Little Less Grim

Edmonton aims for a culture of year-round patios. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world and considers what Toronto might learn from them. What would make waiting for the...Show More Summary

John Tory Wants to Change Rules so He Can Meet With His Executive in Secret

The mayor wants permission to meet in private. That undermines City Hall's credibility. Democracy can be inconvenient and messy. After all, deliberation and decision-making is done in public, and without a party system. Ontario mayors do not enjoy the same breadth of powers as, say, corporate CEOs. Show More Summary

Photoist: Junction Colour

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What to Do in Toronto, January 9–15: Green 13 and David Miller, Doc Pickles Benefit, Rapp Battlez

This week features Doc Pickles, David Miller, and feels like Torontopia all over again! Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Monday, January...Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: Andy Byford, on his Optimism for the TTC in 2017

If the TTC's CEO hits all his goals, transit riders could see a more service-oriented commute. “I think we will meet that objective of being back to number one in North America by the end of this year.” TTC CEO Andy Byford speaks optimistically...Show More Summary

Historicist: Reinventing the Whale

This article originally appeared August 18, 2012 Toronto, like so many other Canadian communities, was forced to change its habits during the First World War. In addition to losing so much of its citizenry and labour to service, Toronto...Show More Summary

Your Choices for Toronto’s 2016 Superhero and Supervillain of the Year

Congratulations to your Superhero of the Year, and lots of boos and hisses to the Supervillain. It’s time for the big reveal. It was a tough competition, but after carefully considering the candidates, Torontoist readers have selected the most heroic and villainous of all in 2016. Show More Summary

Toronto Basketball Favourite Matt Bonner Retires With Hilarious Video

The Red Rocket reaches the end of the line. I made a video. — Matt Bonner (@MattBonner_SAS) January 6, 2017 One-time Toronto Raptor Matt Bonner released an online video announcing his retirement on Friday.Show More Summary

How the Toronto Star’s Crappy Typo Made it to Print

They just hit the wrong key. It happens. When the Toronto Star published a sub-heading to the January 3 article “Where You From,” it read, “An event for the offspring of mixed-race families shits a chord as the difficult to ‘identify’ find their people.” It whats a chord? Oh no. Show More Summary

What it Takes to Make Icewine in Prince Edward County

One winery shows a certain amount of courage to make it work. In most wine-growing regions November marks the end of the harvest. Wineries then move to the cellar and start turning the juice into wine. In Ontario, some wineries turn to the thermometer at this time. Show More Summary

Watch a Squirrel Steal a Chocolate Bar from a Local Convenience Store, Becomes Our Hero

It's hard not to root for the thief. Torontoist has an early candidate for Hero of the Year, and it comes from an east-end convenience store. A squirrel, or multiple squirrels, has made it their mission to steal chocolate bars from Luke’s Grocery at 635 Logan Avenue. Show More Summary

Exciting New Revenue Streams for a Cash-Strapped Toronto

If City Council wants to balance the budget so badly, maybe advertising on Airbnb will help. Relief Line is your not-so-serious glance at the city we love. As Toronto enters 2017, the city is once again facing financial difficulties....Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: Giorgio Mammoliti Tries to Justify Why He Has the Worst Attendance at City Hall

Mammoliti happens to hate endless council rants too. “Spending never-ending hours listening to endless rants from councillors pushing a socialist downtown pet project agenda on a dysfunctional council is indeed a Herculean task.” —Giorgio...Show More Summary

Now and Then: Toronto General Hospital

Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. As with every new year, the first baby born gets a few articles written about them and their 15 minutes of fame. The first GTA baby of 2017 was born in Mississauga at exactly midnight. Show More Summary

Will Sloan’s News Stories to Watch in 2017

It's hard to imagine, but 2017 could be even better than 2016. 2016 was such a great year that it’s hard to imagine how 2017 can top it, but here we are, a new year upon us, full of possibilities. As our fair city continues its rapid...Show More Summary

White Knight Joe Warmington Comes to Nickelback’s Rescue

Gotta fight for the little guy. If any local journalist is Nickelback, it’s Joe Warmington. The Night Scrawler may not be critically acclaimed, but because he has an audience that likes him he’s not going away. Warmington is also an extension of the Sun brand, and has a good sense of the publication’s priorities. Show More Summary

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