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What Does it Mean for Graffiti to be Erased?

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We can risk losing part of our artistic history. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Junction Road along the rail corridor PHOTOS BY: Sawan Tate and Alejandra Battiston FIELD NOTES: Graffiti is often a source of conflict. Depending on who you ask, it’s anything from a valuable art form to a despicable criminal act. Show More Summary

Here’s What to Bring to Your Holiday Parties

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's all about bubbles. This is one of my favourite times of the year. It’s the time of year when people head to the LCBO to pick up their champagne and other sparkling wines. In the middle of the summer, I will remind people that we shouldn’t keep our bubbles bottled up just for a special occasion. Show More Summary

Here’s Why the City is Hiring a Chief Resilience Officer

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto was accepted into a global initiative called 100 Resilient Cities this year. How do you achieve “resilience” in a city? The City of Toronto is looking to hire a chief resilience officer. The position has been established through a New York-based initiative called 100 Resilient Cities. Show More Summary

The City Spelled Out the Consequences for Potential Budget Cuts, and It Doesn’t Look Good

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The identified cuts would disproportionately impact the city's most vulnerable citizens, says a new report. Budgets have consequences, but the City rarely spells it out in terms that we all understand. The language of budgets is generally...Show More Summary

This Art Exhibit Showcases The History of The Ward

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With its black-and-white photos and written memories, “Picturing the Ward” has a scrapbook feel. BY: STEPS Initiative (PATCH Project), the Toronto Ward Museum, and Infrastructure Ontario INSTALLATION: 2016 LOCATION: 11 Centre Avenue To walk through the “Picturing the Ward” exhibit feels like stumbling upon an old scrapbook from a distant past. Show More Summary

Why the First Nations School of Toronto is Moving to the Former Eastern Commerce Collegiate Site

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The school will join the Aboriginal Education Centre, which moved to that location in the summer. Jonathan Kakegamic was eight years old when he decided he wanted to be a teacher when he grew up. In his Grade 3 class in Thunder Bay,Show More Summary

The December 2016 Toronto City Council Liveblog, Day Three (Rate-Supported Buget, Gardiner Cost Escalations)

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

All the revenue tools analysis, context, and fact-checks you could want. Photo by Himy Syed from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. Normally on day three of council, the excitement has died down, in part because the most substantive issues are taken care of and councillors just want to get out of there. Show More Summary

Watch John Tory Deliver a Satisfying Smackdown to Giorgio Mammoliti

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Giorgio Mammoliti is a craven opportunist. But rarely is that exposed in such a satisfying way. John Tory isn’t exactly known for his rhetorical prowess. He gives a respectable speech on the chicken dinner circuit, but on the floor of Council he is frequently uninspiring. Show More Summary

There’s a $1 Million Subsidy for Toronto’s Top Water Polluters

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Council keeps voting for a subsidy that gives an incentive to the city's water polluters. Why? Torontonians pay more than $1 million annually to subsidize wastewater pollution from over 100 companies every year. Every year, Mike Layton...Show More Summary

Here’s How Council Voted on Road Tolls and Other Revenue Tools

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Council took the first step in supporting a suite of revenue tools worth around $300 million annually, including road tolls. It was a daylong Council debate for a conversation years in the making. A solid majority of councillors supported...Show More Summary

The December 2016 Toronto City Council Liveblog, Day Two (Rate-Supported Budget)

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All the revenue tools analysis, context, and fact-checks you could want. Photo by Himy Syed from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. Yesterday, Council took its first step towards implementing a suite of revenue tools. Today, they’re back with more money-related matters. Show More Summary

Why the Original Fashion Santa Isn’t at Yorkdale This Year

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An interview with model Paul Mason, the most stylish Kris Kringle around. Santa Claus has never let anything—not snow, not fog, not sleet, not gloom of night—prevent the swift completion of his appointed round. Paul Mason, the artist unofficially known as Fashion Santa, has taken this philosophy to heart. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered Pay For Play and Toronto’s Deadly Streets

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Who will win this week's Front Page Challenge? In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. In today’s Front Page Challenge derby, the Globe and the Post get caught wearing the same outfit,...Show More Summary

The December 2016 Toronto City Council Liveblog, Day One (Revenue Tools)

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

All the revenue tools analysis, context, and fact-checks you could want. Photo by Himy Syed from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. The last time council debated revenue tools, they voted against pretty much every one, and agreed to look at a potential Scarborough subway instead. Show More Summary

The Dark Secret of Why Toronto Exists

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Movie Mayor Bert Xanadu provides some answers. Bert Xanadu is Toronto’s not-so-serious fictional movie mayor. They don’t call them the bowels of the earth for nothing. Our city’s particular portion of the global bowel is located 17 stories...Show More Summary

Toronto City Council Preview: December 2016

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From road tolls to water rates, we read Council's agenda so you don't have to. The rate-supported budget—water, waste, and parking—will be passed this meeting. But it’s a regular Council meeting, too! Try to contain your excitement! The Big Ticket The water, waste, and Parking Authority budgets get passed today. Show More Summary

What to Do in Toronto December 12–18: Twist Your Dickens, Jess Grant Fundraiser, and Holy Fuck

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This week includes charity fundraiser shows by The Queer Songbook Orchestra, The Wooden Sky, the Second City Training Centre, and more. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Show More Summary

Eviction Prevention Programs a Vital but Limited Service

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Here's why tenant representation matters. Eviction is the sword hanging over every renter’s head. Whether someone struggles to pay their rent each month or not, every renter knows his or her landlord possesses the capacity to put them out of their home. Show More Summary

Historicist: Pedestrian-blaming, 1930s style

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto struggles to reduce the number of traffic fatalities during the holiday season. The Christmas of 1936 was a black one for Toronto. On December 26, newspapers reported on the holiday slaughter: three people killed, at least six people injured by hit-and-run drivers, and more than one hundred separate traffic collisions. Show More Summary

Girl Power for Street Art

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Encouraging female participation in a traditionally male-dominated medium. BY: Dudeman LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Georgette P. FIELD NOTES: The world of art has a long and ongoing history of under-representing female-identified artists. Show More Summary

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