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Filed Under:Canada / Toronto
Posts on Regator:17756
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Archived Since:March 20, 2008

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Newsstand: November 19, 2014

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Forget kale—according to some Peruvians, frog juice is the real superfood. Yuck. There is no scientific evidence that it can actually cure asthma and bronchitis as claimed, so let's hope this trend isn't coming to Whole Foods any time soon. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Cufflink Vending Machines, Stolen Goods, and Frivolous Lawsuits

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Who hasn’t at some point thought, “I would like a doughnut right now, preferably one that’s all wrapped up and sitting in a large machine,” or “I would like a pair of cufflinks right now, preferably ones […]

City Trying to Shut Down Toronto Uber Service

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

City has filed an application for a court injunction against the company, citing an increased risk to passengers. This morning, the City submitted an application to the Superior Court for an injunction that would put a stop to Uber services within Toronto. Show More Summary

Empowering Young People Through Bikes

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How one local non-profit is helping create a new generation of cyclists in Toronto. Today, the average Toronto cyclist is a 35-year-old male who lives in the old City of Toronto and cycles in the West End along established bike lanes. Show More Summary

Giant Panda Finds Snow Absolutely Delightful

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Da Mao somersaults, rolls around, and generally frolics in a frenzy of snow appreciation. The weather is getting colder, the streets are getting snowier and saltier, and the number of daylight hours is shrinking: if you find yourself...Show More Summary

Public Works: How Houston Is Putting All Its Waste in One Bin

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The city wants to make separating trash from recycling a thing of the past—but critics say the idea isn't all it's cracked up to be. 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

Newsstand: November 18, 2014

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Apparently Charles Manson was granted a marriage licence and plans to marry his 26-year-old fiancee some time before February. For the perpetually single, try not to let your morning be ruined by the fact that a convicted murderer will be married before you. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: G20-Related Disciplinary Hearings, 248 Car Crashes, and Meteor Showers

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. It’s been four years since since the Toronto-hosted G20 summit—and after numerous delays, the disciplinary hearing for Supt. David (Mark) Fenton is finally scheduled to begin on Wednesday. Fenton faces unlawful arrest and discreditable conduct charges stemming […]

Rep Cinema This Week: Person to Person and Sangre, Force Majeure, and Art and Craft

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a double bill of rarely screened independent films, Sweden’s wry Oscar contender, and a look at the cat-and-mouse game between an art forger and the archivist hot on his trail. Person to Person and Sangre Directed […]

Finding Better Uses for Toronto’s Public Laneways

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

New non-profit, The Laneway Project, sees Toronto's 2,400 laneways as usable public space, and hopes you will too. Toronto is home to more than 2,400 public laneways, totalling 250 kilometres. According to urban planner and designer Mackenzie Keast, they represent a major opportunity for public-space development—but we’re ignoring them. Show More Summary

Diverse, Thought-Provoking, and Free of Charge: Regent Park Film Festival 2014

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The festival, devoted to Toronto's inner-city communities, celebrates its 12th year with emerging local talents as well as Canadian and international hits.

Televisualist: It’s Almost Christmas on TV

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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 State of Affairs features Katherine Heigl’s failed movie career triumphant return to television as a CIA analyst who makes the tough calls and who has a […]

Scene: Santa Claus Parade 2014

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Father Christmas and his entourage made their way from Christie Pits to the St. Lawrence Market on Sunday. WHERE: Bloor Street, University Avenue, Front Street WHEN: Sunday, November 16 WHAT: The 110th annual Santa Claus Parade. Thousands of bundled-up onlookers lined the parade route, along which rolled more than 30 floats this year. Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 17, 2014

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With the snowfall last night that stuck around after it finished, it's clear: we're in it now. Winter has come. There's nothing for it but to curl up inside with a warm blanket and the news, and wait for spring. Here are today's highlights...Show More Summary

Historicist: Toronto’s First Firefighter Fatality

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Volunteer fireman William Thornton is fatally injured in a November 1848 blaze. Just after 1 a.m. on November 22, 1848, a fire broke out in Thomas Webb’s shoe store at 76 King Street East, just east of Church Street. In no time, the flames spread to engulf Campbell & Hunter, a saddler that shared the same brick building. Like a shot, Webb bolted from his dwelling above […]

Weekend Newsstand: November 15, 2014

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The news this morning: a drunk cop earns an impaired driving conviction after crashing his car and flashing his badge to bystanders; John Tory is taking up the fight against child poverty; and a Toronto woman is granted funding for treating a life-threatening illness. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Subway Power Rails, Bicycle-Friendly Businesses, and NDP Leadership Reviews

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. What’s more frightening than evacuating a TTC train in near-total darkness with a thousand other people? Doing so while the subway power rail is live. In what the TTC called “an incredibly serious breach” of protocol, the […]

A Gallery Show for the Typographically Obsessed

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Letterforms become visual art at Swash & Serif, on now at the Black Cat Gallery. Swash & Serif The Black Cat Gallery (2186 Dundas St. West) November 13–November 19, 1:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. FREE Swash & Serif is the debut gallery show by Toronto typography fanatics Ligatures, presented in conjunction with the Toronto Design Directory. Show More Summary

Police Chief Bill Blair Rejects Damning Report on Carding

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A board-commissioned survey suggests officers are ignoring the new policy on stopping and questioning civilians. Police Chief Bill Blair has rejected a report that suggests officers in northwest Toronto are ignoring a new policy on carding,...Show More Summary

Scene: Urban Hub at the YMCA

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Repurposed rubber tires are at the heart of the new, student-designed concourse. WHERE: 20 Grosvenor Street WHEN: Wednesday, November 12 WHAT: A makeover for the concourse in front of the downtown YMCA Centre on Grosvenor Street near Yonge. Show More Summary

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