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Archived Since:March 20, 2008

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Here’s What Renaissance Man Looked Like Without His Skin On

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

U of T exhibits centuries-old anatomical masterwork by Andreas Vesalius. This year marks the 500th birthday of the founder of modern anatomy, Andreas Vesalius, and to celebrate, the University of Toronto has put a 459-year-old copy of...Show More Summary

Sound Advice: /?mp??f?k??(???)?n/, by Nadja + Vampillia

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This drone and classical collaboration embodies an eerie, icy threat. /?mp??f?k?(?)n/ by Nadja & Vampillia When experimental doom/drone/ambient project Nadja toured with Osaka, Japan’s Vampillia in 2012, the experience resulted in a collaborative record, The Primitive World (later re-released by Important Records as The Perfect World). Show More Summary

Former Supreme Court Justice Recommends Giving Toronto Police Officers Tasers and Body Cameras

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Frank Iacobucci makes 84 recommendations for officers dealing with emotionally disturbed people. In a highly anticipated report on the use of lethal force by Toronto police, former Supreme Court judge Frank Iacobucci recommends that front-line officers be equipped with body-worn cameras and Tasers, and undergo enhanced training. Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Poll Troll

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Glad Hand is Torontoist’s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.

A Who’s Who of Toronto Wildlife

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

You may have seen them around, but can you name these lesser-known local critters? Torontonians encounter wildlife every day. Pigeons and gulls, chipmunks and squirrels, skunks and raccoons, deer and now even coyotes are common sights for downtowners and suburbanites alike. Show More Summary

Newsstand: July 24, 2014

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

According to an Algerian news agency, air navigation services lost track of a Swiftair plane—Flight AH5017—50 minutes after takeoff in Burkina Faso en route to Algiers, early this morning, with 116 people aboard the flight. In less-startling...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: July 24, 2014

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: a festival of burlesque, learning about urban wood, and undead comedy. Performing Arts: So far, this summer has seen music, film, theatre, and food in the spotlight, and now it’s time to focus on the foxy females (with a few guys thrown in for good measure). Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Ford Fest Robocalls, Anti-Streetcar Arguments, and Disappearing Bookstores

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Yesterday, the City issued a permit that will allow Rob Ford to hold the annual Ford Fest barbecue in a public park—because Ford Fest is a special event and not a special campaign event. It is such […]

Poll Position: Ford, Chow, and Tory in Three-Way Tie for First

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Statistically, it's a dead heat in the mayoral race. If a mayoral election were held today, who would you vote for if the candidates were Rob Ford, Karen Stintz, John Tory, Olivia Chow, and David Soknacki? Rob Ford: 27% Karen Stintz: 6% John Tory: 28% Olivia Chow: 29% David Soknacki: 5% Some other candidate: 1% Don’t know: 4% Poll taken: July 21, 2014 Sample […]

Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca: It’s Time for Building, Not Planning

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Ontario's new transportation minister is very committed to building things. He seems much less concerned with whether we are building the right ones. Our new transportation minister, Steven Del Duca (Vaughan), is the antithesis of predecessor...Show More Summary

The AGO Expands Its Horizons With New First Nations Exhibit

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With new exhibition highlighting Anishinaabe artists, the AGO is rethinking its Canadian galleries. Toronto has increasingly strived to honour the region’s First Nations—whether by acknowledging the historical presence of the Mississaugas of the New Credit on current City land or commemorating pre-European communities and trade routes. Show More Summary

Sammy Yatim’s Family Files Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Suit alleges "excessive and unreasonable force” and "high-handed, shocking" conduct in last summer's shooting of an 18-year-old TTC passenger. When 18-year-old Sammy Yatim was shot and killed on July 27, 2013, police used “excessiveShow More Summary

Reel Toronto: Hannibal — Season Two

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The second season of Hannibal continued to break boundaries and look awesome as it made its way around the GTA. 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. Show More Summary

Newsstand: July 23, 2014

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A spokesman for the the provincial liquor control agency says Ford Fest was denied a booze permit because the event was deemed not “municipally significant.” So many jokes, so little time. In the news: The police services board and Michael...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: July 23, 2014

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: aboriginal storytelling, things about objects, and piano sensations. Civic Engagement: Engage in web-based activism at OCAD, where participants in the Edit-a-Thon will attempt to increase representation of female artists on Wikipedia by creating and updating entries for women in history and art. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Deputy Mayor Calls Drake “Drizzy,” Doug Ford’s Avuncular Advice, and Captain John’s Mould

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly knows what’s going on. He knows that Drake’s new album will probably be called Views From the 6, and that “the 6? might be a reference to Toronto. He also knows that “yo” […]

TIFF Unveils Its First Slate of Films

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The festival celebrates 39 years with a mix of star-studded movies and auteur offerings. Taking the stage of the largest cinema at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this morning, just over a month before showtime, Toronto International Film Festival...Show More Summary

Ford Fest Will Probably Be Held in City Park After All

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Annual barbecue will apparently not break any City rules, because it's just a “special event open to the public.” On Friday, it seems that Scarborough’s Thomson Memorial Park will welcome Ford Fest, Rob Ford’s annual barbecue. This will...Show More Summary

Spotted: A Mural Celebrating Peace, Teamwork, and The Esplanade

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Neighbourhood comes together to beautify a basketball court destroyed by a police chase. SPOTTED BY: Instagram user js_toronto WHERE: The Esplanade Basketball Court (Berkeley Street) WHEN: Saturday, July 19, 2 p.m. WHAT: A mural—organized...Show More Summary

Public Works: Turning Apartment Towers Into Close-Knit Communities

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A building planned for Antwerp, Belgium, will provide high-rise–dwellers with tons of shared space and readymade neighbourhoods. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Show More Summary

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