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Inherent Weisse: From Then to Now – The Comic Book Story of Beer

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A new comic book tells the incredible (and super-long) history of beer. One of the big questions that I get asked a lot is “why beer?” There are plenty of other things in this big world that are incredibly interesting, and I’m a woman of eclectic interests, but what is it about beer that has made it chief among them? More often than not I tell this […]

Vandalist: Graffiti Deconstructed

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Gentrification: 1, Graffiti: 0 BY: Unknown LOCATION: Queen and Dovercourt PHOTO BY: Patrick Cummins FIELD NOTES: Toronto is crazy for condos. This has caused something of a stir with locals, especially in areas where strong cultural identity is being quickly and carelessly replaced with shiny expensive knockoff attempts at culture. Show More Summary

Newsstand: October 2, 2015

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This fine Friday morning, read about City Council reversing a stance on a democracy-forward position, an inmate from Hamilton jail, and increased funding for IVF. Last night, City Council reversed an earlier vote to ask the province to allow ranked ballots in municipal elections. Show More Summary

Extra, extra: Province Boosts IVF Funding, Markham Co-workers Win Big, and Bill Blair Gets Called Out

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 province has agreed to fund one cycle of in-vitro fertilization for eligible women up to age 42, increasing total annual IVF funding by $50 million per year, effectively more than tripling the amount spent on assisted […]

Explaining the City of Toronto Act

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's the legislation that outlines the City's governance and powers, and it's up for negotiation. David Miller called it “a huge deal,” and Karen Stintz warned it would give “Toronto powers of government similar to a Province.” The year...Show More Summary

Electing Bob Rae

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Twenty-five years ago today, Bob Rae was sworn in as Ontario's premier. On this morning 25 years ago, a ceremony took place at Convocation Hall. At the podium was Bob Rae, being sworn in as the first NDP premier of Ontario. His speech...Show More Summary

The Ford Awakens

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Rob Ford makes the jump to the big screen in the new mockumentary Toronah. Torontoist brings you an early report of the movie magic. Jaws dropped all over town a couple of days ago with the news of a new film called Toronah, an unscripted...Show More Summary

Adults-Only Education

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Tired of flower arranging? Try stripteasing. A look behind Toronto’s sexiest learning opportunities. Each month, Sex-ist looks at topics relating to sex and sexuality in and around the GTA. When it comes to continuing education, Toronto schools offer a variety. Show More Summary

Seance Provides Old-School Chills to Modern Audiences

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nicholas Wallace's hit spook show gives theatregoers some delicious tricks and treats Some shows require reviews that are as close to spoiler-free as possible, to preserve the secrets and surprises that they contain. Seance, writtenShow More Summary

Newsstand: October 1, 2015

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

There's much to celebrate: the Blue Jays earned their first division title last night for the first time in 22 years! Wooooo! In the news: Officer pleads not guilty to charges in Sammy Yatim shooting, McDonald's Canada to integrate self-serve kiosks, and contest for gastropub is postponed due to legal concerns. Show More Summary

Rob Ford’s Found Poetry

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

At a council debate about Uber, Rob Ford gives the world an accidental poem. This afternoon, the former mayor of Toronto gave the city a gift. Rob Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) spoke at city council’s debate about the taxi industry and Uber, and, as is his wont, stumbled upon something extraordinary. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Baby Pandas On the Way, Grey Cup Headed to BMO Field, and the Jays Could Clinch AL East Title

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Is there anything the fair people of Toronto love more than babies? Or pandas? If you guessed panda babies, you’d be right. And yes, babies, plural, because Toronto Zoo giant panda Er Shun has been successfully artificially […]

Shaping Toronto: Reusing an Old City Hall

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How Toronto and other cities have reused (or plan to readapt) former municipal battlegrounds. Shaping Toronto looks at the decisions, processes, and trends that form the city we know and love. “From Old City Hall to mall?” To some web...Show More Summary

Beyography: Bringing The Gospel Of Beysus To Toronto

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A Beyoncé dance class that is bound to leave you feeling Crazy In Love She wears heels, she dances in those heels and she sings while dancing in those heels. Being Beyoncé is no easy feat, and you may think that all your efforts of being her Flawless self are a total waste. Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Dan-e-o, Brendan Philip, Clairmont the Second

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A Toronto hip-hop veteran, local electro-R&B, and a Chance the Rapper soundalike. #ICYMI, a roundup of noteworthy musical happenings in the city some call The 6. Dan-e-o: Toronto hip-hop vet Dan-e-o delivers a cut from his album Invincible. Show More Summary

Liveblog: September–October 2015 Council Meeting

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With the Uber/taxi debate first up, council is overflowing with hundreds of cab drivers hanging on every word. Follow along as we factcheck, analyze, and explain what’s going on at this month’s council meeting. Refresh as we update the liveblog, with the most recent entries at the top. Watch the LivestreamFollow the Agenda?? City Hall […]

City Council Preview: September–October 2015

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In which we provide your cheat sheet for this month’s city council meeting, and let you know how you can follow along. Today City Council returns from its summer break, and there’s a lot to cover on the agenda. Read about Toronto’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis; the taxi mess; the Gardiner mess; new […]

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