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Canada’s Changing Gun Culture on Full Automatic Display

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A new documentary sets out to create understanding of a growing Canadian subculture. Trying to reach across a gulf with empathy, humanity and reason is just about the last thing to expect in Canada’s gun control debates. But the idea...Show More Summary

Newsstand: September 23, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Ring in boots and oversized sweaters; it's the first day of Fall! In the news: the City cracks down on street hockey, a Mississauga mosque re-zoning application is approved at council, and Justin Trudeau under fire following gender equality speech. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: The Black Panther, a Whiff of Toronto, and a Rat Who Knows Too Much

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Author, national correspondent for The Atlantic, and not-so-secret comics nerd Ta-Nehisi Coates has been called upon to revive the Marvel Comics superhero, Black Panther, in a series set to launch next year. The news was released today […]

Scarborough Sidewalk Skirmishes March On

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A Scarborough neighbourhood presents the ballet of the sidewalk NIMBYs. Councillor Gary Crawford of Ward 36, Scarborough Southwest, has an angry petition on his hands—and it’s about sidewalks. A letter from the Councillor to the City explains the predicament. Show More Summary

Parkdale Gentrification

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Almost a hundred Parkdale residents, community members and activists crammed into the Parkdale Activity and Recreation Centre last night at 1499 Queen Street West in order to discuss the proliferation of evictions and rent increases caused by gentrification-driven displacement. Show More Summary

The Banality of Evil, School Shooter Edition

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

At Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, a would-be mass murderer bares his soul in the chilling but unilluminating The 20th of November. The 20th Of November Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street) Runs to Oct. 4 $20 – $37 We’reShow More Summary

Chandler’s TIFF Diary: The Final Frontier

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Parties, movies, dreamy celebs, etc.: Writer and filmmaker Chandler Levack takes a deep dive into the world of TIFF, and we're all invited to join her. FRIDAY 12 PM to 5 PM: So I did a badbadnotgood thing. Well, maybe it’s not criminal. Show More Summary

SCENE: Lady Wrestlers Throw Down

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A performance art showdown for '90s kids weaned on pro-wrestling confronted gender stereotypes on Toronto Island. WHERE: Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island WHEN: Friday, September 18, 7:00 p.m.-late. WHAT: The League of Lady Wrestlers...Show More Summary

Newsstand: September 22, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Happy Tuesday! Your news today: CF Sherway Gardens opens, food banks in the inner suburbs suffer high demand, and most of the major federal party leaders speak on gender issues at Up For Debate. Live or work near Sherway Gardens (25Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Toronto Police Go Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Jays Fans Go With the Flow, and a Bike Lane Extension

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. A Star investigation details how some Toronto-area police officers use their position for personal gain or neglect their duties. Among the cited offences include on-duty officer’s visit of an escort, strip club visits, and officers assigned to […]

Where to Watch a Jays Game

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

So you don't have tickets to the game and haven't had cable TV in years. Here are some bars where you can root, root for the home team. Welcome, bandwagon jumpers! Don’t worry, you’re among friends—the only people who would click through to this article are those who have only recently considered the concept of going to a bar to watch the Jays game. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: James Pasternak, on the 519 Community Centre

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The councillor for Ward 10 has some concerns about one of the most celebrated non-profits in the city. “I’m very concerned about the history of the 519 Church group and some of the programming they’ve done.” —Councillor James Pasternak...Show More Summary

Anatomy of the 2015 Polaris Music Prize

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We take a close look at Canada's most prestigious music award. September is a tumultuous time for Canadian music snobs, as friends and colleagues go at one another’s throats over who deserves the annual Polaris Music Prize. Now in its 10th year, the Polaris Prize bestows $50,000 to the Canadian artist who births the year’s best album. Show More Summary

TIFF Midnight Madness 2015: Travel Advisories

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Bangkok prisons, slasher summer camps, lost highways, yakuza enclaves, and wicked woods. Staycations have never looked better! TIFF’s Midnight Madness finished its 2015 run early Sunday morning to thunderous applause—but the back half of the series vividly illustrated the perils of leaving your cozy couch for, well, anywhere. Show More Summary

The Parkdale Sugar Guy Reaches 1,000 Days

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For some people, cookies are a sometimes-food, but for Jason Holborn, they are a never-food. Parkdale’s Days Without Sugar Guy tastes sweet success today as he celebrates his 1,000th consecutive day without the refined white stuff. Inspired...Show More Summary

Newsstand: September 21, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news today: a Canadian movie takes a top prize at TIFF, participatory budgeting brings people into the political process, and suburban poverty is increasing. The thoroughly Canadian film Room took the People’s Choice prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, often an indicator of future Academy Award success. Show More Summary

Televisualist: Column Reborn

2 weeks 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 The Muppets managed to spawn a Twitter controversy even before it aired due to the plot point that Kermit and Miss Piggy have broken up and […]

Historicist: Rise and Fall of the Brown Derby

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Part One of a look at Toronto's Depression-era gambling kingpin, Manny Feder. In the 1930s, if Torontonians wanted to bet a week’s salary on a single roll at the craps table, play blackjack or roulette, or try to turn a $20 wager on a 10-race parlay into more than $5,000, they headed across the Humber River. Show More Summary

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