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Public Works: Maps for the Blind

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A San Francisco group is creating tactile and audio maps of transit stations. What measures has the TTC taken to accommodate the visually impaired? 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

City Council Preview: February 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Your primer to the monthly city council meeting. In which we highlight key items from the month’s city council meeting, and let you know how you can follow along. John Tory woke up to a sterling 72 per cent approval rating, so it will likely be all smiles and handshakes for him this morning. Meanwhile, council will make its way through a slew […]

Poll Position: Majority Supports Property Tax Increase to Purchase Surplus Schools

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

As the issue comes to a head, people across the city are willing to support a property tax increase to convert closed schools into community hubs. “Would you approve or disapprove of a property tax increase if the money went exclusively...Show More Summary

Newsstand: February 10, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A Scientology-inspired rehab facility is having trouble finding a foothold in Ontario towns. All is well in the world, for a moment. In the news: photographers need not worry in Toronto parks (although city policy might have them confused),...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Council Chamber Plugs, Teeny-Tiny Condos, and Tetris

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Photo by Steve 16:9 from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. The people want (laptop) power and, this year, they will get it. Twelve new electrical outlets will be installed in the public seating sections of Council Chamber through […]

Rep Cinema This Week: Timbuktu, Point Break, and Citizenfour

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a masterful Oscar contender about life in jihadist-occupied Timbuktu, a classic crime caper about bank robbers and surfers, and a tense look at the Edward Snowden case. Timbuktu Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 […]

Mapping Which Neighbourhoods Could Be Most Affected by TDSB School Closures

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A look at potential school closures across Toronto reveals that it could affect communities with the greatest need. Map by Sean Marshall. Last week the Toronto District School Board released a much-anticipated list of schools under review for closure as the beleaguered board looks to reduce expenses and raise funds for capital projects. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: ETT President John Smith on Proposed TDSB School Closures

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Closing under-enrolled schools in poor neighbourhoods threatens upheaval for the city's most vulnerable students. “For some of these vulnerable kids, school is the safest place they’ll be all day and they often have an incredible sense...Show More Summary

Televisualist: Only 360 Years Until the Saturday Night Live 400th Anniversary Special

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 Ascension debuted back in December on American television, but the CBC has chosen for some reason to have its Canadian debut two months later, as Canadian […]

Newsstand: February 9, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Grammys have come and gone, and we've got another slate of embarrassing wins to bemoan. Eminem? Beck? At least Prince showed up. In the news: bike-lane advocates are taking their fight to Riverdale, potential school closures threaten the programs housed in some old schools, and John Tory takes his seat among the country's mayors. Show More Summary

Historicist: Third World Books and Crafts

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Leonard and Gwendolyn Johnston's venerable black-culture bookstore. “All through my life the schools avoided me,” explained Leonard Johnston, proprietor of Third World Books and Crafts, to a newspaper reporter who visited his shop in the summer of 1969. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: February 7, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

There are now six confirmed cases of measles in Toronto. In the news: Ontario's children's aid societies need new language to discuss the kids in their care, one Junction Triangle man's crusade against a sign has positive results, and Enbridge's embattled Line 9 project might be up and running before we know it. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: An Innovation Centre, Bob Marley Day, and Honouring Steven Davey

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. You know how Waterfront Toronto crows about how its parks and public spaces encourage investment from the private sector, and then spendthrift councillors make a face like they’re being made to eat their vegetables? Today, the agency […]

Vintage Toronto Ads: Aunt Jemima’s Kitchen

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Using old South stereotypes to sell a 1960s family dining chain. According to her corporate website, Aunt Jemima stands for “warmth, nourishment and trust—qualities you’ll find in loving moms from diverse backgrounds who care for and...Show More Summary

Scene: Grandmaster Flash at AGO’s Basquiat Launch

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A legendary DJ paid tribute to a legendary artist at the AGO's First Thursday. WHERE: AGO, 317 Dundas Street West WHEN: Thursday, February 5 WHAT: Last night the AGO was the hottest ticket in town, as the Dundas Street gallery opened its doors for their monthly First Thursday event. Show More Summary

Spotted: Light and Darkness on Richmond Street

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

After snowfall breaks bad, a snapshot of low winter sun. WHERE: Sumach and Shuter WHEN: Thursday, February 5, 9:30 a.m. WHAT: The week’s deep piling snowfalls make for dramatic scenery in the downtown core as the winter sun paints stark shadows along the narrows of Richmond Street. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: MP Steven Fletcher, on the Supreme Court’s Ruling to Lift the Ban on Doctor-Assisted Suicide

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Parliament's first quadriplegic MP reacts to the Supreme Court's landmark ruling. “This is a historic day, a momentous day…this ruling will reduce suffering.” Conservative MP Steven Fletcher (Charleswood-St.James-Assiniboia-Headingley) reacts to the landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision that lifted the ban on physician-assisted suicide. Show More Summary

Vandalist: Shadow Puppet

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Its bark is worse than its bite. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Bella Manu FIELD NOTES: Toronto is one of the safest cities in the world (the eighth safest according to these guys [PDF] – go team!). So why is it that when we go slightly off the beaten path we get the heebie-jeebies? Every movement caught in the corners of […]

Newsstand: February 6, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Supreme Court of Canada will rule today on doctor-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. It's like the 90s all over again (you know, because they last visited this issue 20 years ago). In the news: a fifth measles case has been...Show More Summary

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