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Extra, Extra: Liberal Budget Allocates $49.8 Billion for GTHA Transit, and a Farewell to Lois

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 Liberal government has announced a plan to invest $49.8 billion in Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area public transit, bridges, and highways over the next decade. The budget that was unveiled today also formalized the sale of […]

Don’t call the cops: The Gladstone Hotel hosts four days of nature-inspired art

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Back for a third year, Grow Op invites urbanites consider the interaction between natural and built environments. The Gladstone Hotel’s Grow Op is back and, no, there’s nothing illegal about it. The third iteration of this annual multi-disciplinary...Show More Summary

Hot Docs is Here

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From excavations of comedy history to a glance at political rivalries, we give you some of our most hotly anticipated picks for the 2015 festival. Hot Docs, North America’s premiere festival of documentary cinema, begins tonight. We’ve rounded up some of the films we’re most anxious about watching. Show More Summary

I Want Your Job: Samridhi Kundra, Jane’s Walk School Edition Coordinator

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Asked to name a urban hero, Samridhi Kundra says, “Can I pick Jane Jacobs? I like her idea her about everyone being involved. She seems like a cool person.” For Kundra, it’s an easy choice: she’s the School Editions Coordinator at Jane’s Walk. Since 2007, the Toronto-based organization has paid homage to the respected urbanist […]

Photoist: GBH- Great Blue Heron

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Newsstand: April 23, 2015

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Missing OCAD student Asmaa Bana has been found safe and sound at a Tim Hortons. The last reported sighting of the 20-year-old student had been Monday afternoon at school. Police were concerned to discover, at the time, that her social media accounts had been deactivated. In May, city councillors will be asked to approve an […]

Extra, Extra: The Raccoons Song You Always Needed, Chasing the UPX, and Analyzing the Federal Budget

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. For all of our robot or raccoon-loving friends out there, the Cybertronic Spree uploaded a video of them performing “Run With Us,” the theme song from the great Canadian 80s cartoon The Raccoons. The band performed the […]

Deputy Mayor Wonders Why He Was Blocked on Twitter by the Chief Planner

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Helpful as always, we aid Denzil Minnan-Wong in solving this mystery. This morning, Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34, Don Valley East) took to Twitter to ask an urgent question, one that would definitely receive the appropriate attention. Show More Summary

Sex-ist: Going Deep at the Feminist Porn Awards

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Each month, Sex-ist looks at topics relating to sex and sexuality in and around the GTA. “Imagine a woman. She’s blonde, wearing a skintight dress. Breasts the size of watermelons.” Erika Lust is on stage at the Royal Cinema, kicking off the 2015 Feminist Porn Awards. Lust, who looks like a teenaged babysitter in her […]

Vintage Toronto Ads: Wexford Restaurant

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Cracking eggs and squeezing oranges for nearly 60 years in Scarborough. When the Kiriakou family took over the Wexford Restaurant in May 1958, they likely had little idea that nearly 60 years later a sign in their parking would proudly boast about the billions of eggs cracked and oranges juiced. Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Jully Black, Jazz Cartier, Pluto

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

#ICYMI, a roundup of noteworthy musical happenings in the city some call The 6. Jully’s Back: Long touted as Canada’s queen of R&B, Jully Black arrives back on the scene as a “100% independent artist” on a serious grind. On the heels of “Fever”—the first single from her upcoming album tentatively titled “Jully Black the […]

The Personal Is Political: Stephen Andrews at the AGO

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We spoke with the artist about his new exhibition, and the tumult that informed it. When the Art Gallery of Ontario offered Stephen Andrews an entire floor for a retrospective exhibition, the Toronto-based artist had his doubts: “I was...Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 22, 2015

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

After a new change in regulations, Toronto is one step closer to joining other major food-friendly cities for whom food trucks play an integral role in the culinary landscape. Read more about that, plus a neighbourhood pollution map and Park People's latest report, which comes out today. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: The Federal Budget, How to Choose a Chief, and What Carding Means

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The federal budget launched this afternoon, with the government announcing various pre-election goodies, like tax breaks for small businesses. There’s also transit funding, which will be $250 million from 2017-2018, and $1 billion thereafter (although it will […]

FAT is Not Your Grandma’s Fashion Festival

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Returning for a tenth year, the bad girl of Canadian fashion festivals proves that "Made in Canada" is a point of pride. Vanja Vasic was just another Ryerson fashion student when she started the Fashion Art Toronto festival 10 years ago. Show More Summary

New Exhibit Sheds Light on Canada’s Roma Community

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

RomaRising dispels myths of a long-maligned community whose rich cultural legacy is often overshadowed by a history of persecution. Throughout most of modern Europe’s history, the Roma have endured a rash of pogroms, oppression, repression, and even mass murder during the Nazi holocaust. Show More Summary

TCHC Denied Lower Mortgage Rates by Crown Corporation

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

TCHC needs lower interest rates in order to tackle it's multi-billion dollar repair backlog, but in spite of a massive surplus and an affordable housing mandate CMHC, its main mortgage lender, isn't budging. Toronto Community Housing...Show More Summary

Boring Machine Exciting

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Dozens of transit geeks showed up to Eglinton and Allen Rd. on Saturday night to watch the second Eglinton Crosstown tunnel borer get moved. It’s not every day you see a 400-tonne machine pulled by a massive trailer. This weekend, dozens...Show More Summary

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