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How the Great Hall Was Saved

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The iconic west-end building gets a complete makeover. Standing opulently at the corner of Queen Street West and Dovercourt, the Great Hall has watched Toronto grow up around it since its construction was completed in 1889. But in 2014, the Victorian emblem had fallen on hard times, and the future of the space came into question. Show More Summary

How Toronto Can Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

U of T study finds most defibrillators are not accessible 24/7. You’re standing on the subway platform, waiting for the next train, staring at the ads that line the tunnel. Out of the corner of your eye, you see someone fall to the ground. Show More Summary

Why are Toronto’s Queer-Inclusive Shops Shutting Down?

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Sex shop Come As You Are is closing its doors. From the outside, Come As You Are appeared like any other storefront on Queen West. But get a little closer, and the shop slowly revealed itself to passersby: vibrators sat in the front window, and lime green interior walls reflected the bright and adventurous toys sold inside. Show More Summary

How Public Transit Helps Us, and Our City, Flourish

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Cutting the transit budget is like planning to shrink the economy. Let’s start with the bad news: public transit does not eliminate congestion. What it does is move more people. And by “more people,” I don’t just mean a greater number of people. Show More Summary

Pride Toronto Town Hall Liveblog: How the Organization Plans to Handle Police Presence at the Parade

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Follow along as we report live from the meeting. Nearly two months after the city’s annual parade celebrating LGBTQ communities, Pride Toronto has organized a town hall meeting to discuss its future. In particular, the meeting will discuss...Show More Summary

Why is Toronto Media Assigning Blame in a Fatal Scarborough Collision to a Rear-Ended TTC Bus?

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Semantics matter. Driver rear-ends #TTC bus, Toronto news headlines… assign agency to the bus? @ttcriders h/t @lloydalter @c_9 — Raphael Dumas (@DumasRaphael) August 30, 2016 After 6:30 this morning, Toronto Police alerted the public that a car crashed into a TTC bus at Finch and Warden, in Scarborough. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered the Last Days of August

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. This week’s Front Page Challenge is another competitive one, with most of the city’s newspapers clearly in the hunt to be considered the winner, each taking different approaches to summarizing the world and capturing this week’s championship. Show More Summary

What Toronto’s Potential Landlord Licensing Program Would Look Like

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Council voted to explore next steps for a program in June. We explore what that means for tenants. I remember being a bright-eyed, innocent first-time renter two years ago. My best friend and I were moving to Toronto and into our first...Show More Summary

What Toronto Can Learn from Chicago’s Electric Garbage Truck

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Electric garbage trucks are poised to deliver more than just peaceful mornings. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Cities are noisy places. Show More Summary

What Commuting is Like for This 82-Year-Old Torontonian

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Can't things just arrive on time? When Judith Goldfarb, 82, was liberated from Ravensbrück, a women’s concentration camp in northern Germany, in 1945, she made her way to Toronto to start a brand new life. After marrying Steven, 96,Show More Summary

Oh God, is the Toronto Casino Debate Back Again?

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We hope you like reruns! Time is a flat circle. Three years after we declared a downtown casino “well and truly dead,” it’s back on the table. Here’s a quick guide to what happened last time, why we’re back here again, and what might happen. Show More Summary

Patrick Brown’s Flip-Flopping on the Sex-Ed Curriculum is Detrimental to Youth

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The PC leader's latest move is part of his trend of flip-flopping on LGBTQ issues. This past July, Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown strode down Yonge Street, banner in hand, as part of Toronto’s annual Pride parade. Show More Summary

What to Check Out in Toronto August 29–September 4: The Glass Menagerie, Fan Expo, BuskerFest

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What's going on this week? More than meets the eye. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Monday August 29 Theatre company Soulpepper is wrapping up its...Show More Summary

Historicist: The Telegraph and the Early Career of John Ross Robertson

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Early journalistic efforts of the founding publisher of the Telegram. While it only lasted six years, the Telegraph filled an important role in shaping one of Toronto’s most powerful newspaper publishers. The experience taught John Ross...Show More Summary

Senator Nicole Eaton Hates Toronto’s Bike Lanes

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Is Toronto like a third world country? This senator thinks so! We certainly can’t find anyone better to comment on the effectiveness of Toronto’s bike lanes than a wealthy senator. Enter Nicole Eaton. Notable for her Conservative fundraising,...Show More Summary

Toronto Establishment Lets Wine Lovers Store Their Bottles in a Dream Cellar

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For a steep cost, that is. In my tasting notes for wines in the column, I often mention how long a wine will age in a cellar. But, the reality is that no matter how serious you get about wine, most of us will never have the ideal wine cellar. Show More Summary

Taxi Driver Charged After Collision with Cyclist Captured by YouTube Star

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Charges come days after viral video depicted the incident. A taxi driver is facing charges after a video that showed him crashing into a cyclist went viral last week. Thornhill resident Ali Farkhondehfall, 57, has been arrested and charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and assault with a weapon. Show More Summary

Amazing Graffiti Art Enlivens This Trinity Bellwoods Alley

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A fine example of the art our alleys have to offer. BY: Several artists LOCATION: Trinity Bellwoods Park PHOTO BY: Mooncall2012 FIELD NOTES: It should come as no surprise to regular Vandalist readers that we love the abundance of alley graffiti our city has to offer. Show More Summary

The West Toronto Railpath Finally Gets Funding For Expansion

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Cyclists, rejoice! After years of local organizing, things are finally getting underway for the West Toronto Railpath extension. The federal government announced this week that it will fund $11.7 million of the estimated total of $23 million for the extension. Show More Summary

We Went to Toronto’s Vape Olympics, Which Might Be the Last of its Kind in Ontario

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Competitive vaping is a thing. Past the vendors and industry insiders, the backroom at the Canadian Cloud Circuit was filled with smoke. Held in May in conjunction with the Canadian Vape Expo, Canada’s leading e-cigarette trade show, the CCC attracted the very best vapers in the country. Show More Summary

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