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Weekend Newsstand: November 8, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Did anyone else see tiny, dirt-speck-sized flecks of snow falling near the lake yesterday? Winter is coming. In the news this fine pre-winter morning: taking sexual assault allegations to the police is important and also often painful, the Toronto police union's contract is up Dec. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Bacon Delivered to Your Door, the Return of the Heritage Minute, and Rob Ford Sounds Off on Councillor Expenses

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Combining the concept of a fruit-of-the-month club with the sensibilities of Ron Swanson, the Bacon Shoppe will deliver one pound of premium pig product to your door on a monthly, bi-weekly, or for the truly addicted, weekly […]

Ontario to Ban Smoking on Patios, Sports Fields, and Playgrounds

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

New changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act will take effect January 1, 2015. The Ontario government announced Friday that smoking will be banned on restaurant and bar patios starting January 1, 2015—one of several changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act that will come into effect on that date. Show More Summary

No Subway Service Between Bloor and Eglinton Stations This Weekend

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The TTC is once again shutting down a portion of Line 1 for track and signal work. Just as it did last weekend, this Saturday and Sunday the TTC will be shutting down subway service on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) between Bloor and Eglinton stations for track work and signal upgrades. Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Self-Correction

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

Vandalist: STOP

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Right now. Thank you very much. BY: Unknown LOCATION: St. Joseph Street and Queen’s Park Crescent East PHOTO BY: Trevor John Dunseith FIELD NOTES: Clever stop sign vandalism is all over the city. Off the top of our heads we can recall such alterations as STOP driving, STOP eating meat, and STOP Hammertime—but none of them comes close to the majesty […]

Newsstand: November 7, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

On this day in 1893, women in Colorado gained the right to vote. That's certainly something to remember as we wind down from election fever (which, for enthusiasts of U.S. politics, was still going strong until this past Tuesday). Some...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Ghomeshi’s “Culture of Fear,” City Manager’s Postponed Retirement, and Riding the Rails to Pearson

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In July 2012, staffers at the CBC radio show Q started getting together to draft a document outlining the “unsustainable” work environment and “culture of fear” created by host Jian Ghomeshi. No mention is made of sexual […]

I Want Your Job: Nicola Dufficy, Book Fair Programmer

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

She does the heavy lifting to get a book fair off the ground. Despite its new-on-the-scene status, the Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair is not messing around. On at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from November 13 to 16, the fair is expecting between 30,000 and 50,000 visitors in 2014, its inaugural year. Show More Summary

NXNE and MaRS Partner on New Festival Headquarters

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

NXNE and MaRS discuss what this partnership means for the festival—and the city. North by Northeast will have a new home next summer, when the festival moves its headquarters to the MaRS Discovery District. The Park Hyatt on King Street...Show More Summary

U of T Librarian Creates a Musical Legacy

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Local listening parties celebrate the diverse and expansive record collection of the late Wayne Sorge. When former University of Toronto library technician Wayne Sorge died in 2008 due to complications from a series of strokes, he left behind objects and impressions that reveal an unrelenting curiosity. Show More Summary

The Music Will Play On at the El Mocambo

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It looks like the legendary music venue won't be turning into a fitness club or boutique hotel after all. In March, the El Mocambo was put on the market for $3.95 million, and in September, co-owner Sam Grosso indicated that the legendary music venue at Spadina and College had been conditionally sold and was scheduled to close in November. Show More Summary

Cumberland Terrace Tells the Story of Yorkville at a Glance

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The time-warped mall brightens its look with panels that celebrate the neighbourhood's history. While most time capsules are buried in the foundations of buildings, their contents to be revealed at some future date, Cumberland Terrace is a living (if barely breathing) piece of Me Decade retail architecture frozen in time. Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 6, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A photographer in British Columbia hid in the bushes and snapped a photo of a grizzly bear inspecting a camera he had set up on a tripod. It's true what they say?nowadays everyone thinks they are a photographer, even bears. In the news:...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Delayed Spadina Subway Extension, TTC Delays, and Another Good-Looking Election Map

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. If you’ve been looking forward to the prospect of travelling to York University via the subway in 2016, you may be out of luck: bad weather and issues with contractors are among various factors that have conspired […]

Guy Fawkes Night, 1864

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What happened when hundreds of Irish Canadians took to the streets on the 5th of November, “armed to the teeth with guns and pikes.” Guy Fawkes Night was ordinarily a welcome celebration in the sectarian crucible that was 19th-century Toronto. Show More Summary

Why John Tory Should Push for Ranked Ballots

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An analysis of the 2014 election results suggests it would be in his own best interests—and in the best interests of voters. John Tory won the mayoral election in a race that was closer than expected. Just over 40 per cent of Toronto voters chose Tory, while just under 34 per cent opted for Doug Ford—a result that was good for second place. Show More Summary

Scenes: The “Star-Studded” shomi Launch Party

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Rogers brings local celebrities, a fake biker gang, and acrobats to the launch party for its new streaming service. Monday night saw the launch party for shomi (no capital S, because that’s the new hot thing with #brands), Rogers’ new...Show More Summary

Sound Advice: The Calling, by Merna

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto-born vocalist's new album is a soulful, introspective, and artistically daring project. The Toronto-based singer-songwriter and classically trained musician formerly known as Ayah has always delivered artistically engaging music. Show More Summary

Scene: Toronto’s Tibetan Community Protests ‘Chinese Propaganda Event’

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

At the TIFF Bell Lightbox, demonstrators railed against an exhibition they say paints a rosy picture of the situation in Tibet. WHERE: TIFF Bell Lightbox WHEN: Tuesday, November 4 WHAT: Members of Toronto’s Tibetan community gathered...Show More Summary

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