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What Pot Legalization Could Mean for Toronto

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Here's your FAQ on legal weed legislation. In the next week or so, the federal government is expected to announce plans to table legislation that will establish a framework for the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada. For Toronto’s unregulated weed market, however, there are still many lingering questions. Show More Summary

Celebrate The Six’s Soul With Do Right!

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Canadian soul music promoters mark 15 years with favourites like The Souljazz Orchestra, Maylee Todd, and The Soul Motivators. It’s been 15 years of programming, promoting, and producing Canadian soul for Do Right! Music, and they’re...Show More Summary

What Toronto Can Learn From Mississauga to Reduce Basement Flooding

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

New program increases capacity to deal with rainfall and melting snow. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. April showers...Show More Summary

See Sexuality Explored On Stage

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Two new Toronto-born and adults-only plays, S H E E T S and The Emancipation of Ms. Lovely, explore issues of sexuality, intimacy, and identity. Scenes of sexuality aren’t often explored on Toronto’s relatively conservative stages. Ideas...Show More Summary

MPP Cheri DiNovo Wants a Gender Lens Applied to the Ontario Budget

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How do budget policies and promises affect women and gender minorities? In the upcoming provincial budget—and in future budgets—legislators may look at each line through a gender lens. Yesterday, Cheri DiNovo, NDP MPP for Parkdale-High...Show More Summary

Hear from a Voice Inside the Late-Night Writing Room

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The rising star comedian has a three night stand in Toronto, supported by sterling local acts. In the business of comedy, where women who’ve cracked high-profile writing rooms are too few and far between, Aparna Nancherla is a noteworthy exception: she’s written for The Late Show with Seth Meyers, plus Totally Biased with W. Show More Summary

Dave Bidini: Toronto Maple Leafs On The Edge of Glory

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The playoffs are in sight. It all comes down to tonight's game. My friend has a son, Austin. His name is one letter removed from the Leafs star rookie, Auston Matthews. Austin started hockey this year and will come of age in a time when the Leafs won’t be torturously bad or dysfunctional, as they were, and have been, for me. Show More Summary

CAMH Wants You To Know, ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

One Brave Night aims to encourage discussion about mental health If you look down and pay close attention to the pavement in Toronto, you’re likely to find stenciled graffiti that tells you: “It’s okay not to be okay.” The street art...Show More Summary

Where Crimson Peak Was Filmed in Toronto

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Guillermo del Toro's gothic and creepy period romance used local Victorian-era locales to haunting effect. Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny. Show More Summary

Learn Survival Tips from a Tomboy

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Author and storyteller Ivan Coyote talks about the book adaptation of their play Tomboy Survival Guide. The Tomboy Survival Guide is a music and storytelling show detailing Ivan Coyote‘s experiences growing up and being at odds with traditional gender norms. Show More Summary

Mayor’s Roundtable Less About Affordable Housing, More About Real Estate

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Advocates for low-income residents in need of affordable housing were not invited to the table. For people facing extreme rent hikes on some city condos, mired in astronomical bidding wars on city homes, or languishing on the waiting list for social housing—now nearly 100,000 names long—Toronto’s housing crisis is reaching a desperate apex. Show More Summary

Sexual Violence Survivors Feel Silenced After Posters Removed at University of Toronto

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How a campus advocacy group is supporting survivors, fighting sexual violence and calling out institutional negligence.    On the morning of March 16, students at the University of Toronto’s downtown campus were met with stirring posters stuck to street poles and community message boards across campus. Show More Summary

We Read Between the Lines of That TTC Comic

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

David Namisato's comic shows us the real reason for the frequent signal problems on Line 1. Last week, a comic by David Namisato made the rounds on Twitter, which provided a much-needed explanation for the perpetual “signal problems” that plague the TTC. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered A Russian Terror Attack and the NHL Skipping The Winter Olympics

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Sports has the papers pretty bummed out today. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. Monday’s terrorist bombing of the St. Petersburg subway is front page news on all five of Toronto’s...Show More Summary

We Rank the Walkability of NBA and NHL Arenas

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

And continue to judge cities that are not Toronto. Last year, to mark the 2016 home opener of the Toronto Blue Jays, Torontoist ranked the walkability of all 30 ballparks in Major League Baseball. As the Toronto Raptors and the Toronto...Show More Summary

Via Rail Debacle Shows Demand for Affordable Transit

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

When public transit options are offered, young people will enthusiastically use them. A week ago, VIA Rail announced that they were offering Canada 150 Youth passes for unlimited travel across the country the month of July. These passes,...Show More Summary

Bounce Test Ideas on Organized Religion, 80s Horror, and DNA

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Lauren Bride curates tonight's edition of Trampoline Hall. Longtime collaborator and volunteer Lauren Bride takes over this month’s curatorial duties at amateur expert speaker series Trampoline Hall. Tonight’s speakers? Comic Meredith...Show More Summary

Mayor Tory Pushes Province to Fund Downtown Relief Line

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Tory wants a commitment from the province to match funding in the federal budget. Mayor John Tory said he would be “flabbergasted” and “dumbfounded” if the provincial government decides to fund a northern extension of the subway on Yonge Street and not the Downtown Relief Line. Show More Summary

Now and Then: Anti-Greek Riots

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Waves of new immigrants after the First World War led to rising xenophobia. Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. In August 1918, Canada was still in the midst of the the Great War, which dragged on for four long years. Show More Summary

Toronto City Council’s Repeated Threats to Defund Pride are Homophobic and Racist

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Some councillors previously tried to punish Pride for not censoring Queers Against Israeli Apartheid. Last week, seven Toronto city councillors said they are prepared to pull Pride Toronto’s funding in retaliation for the exclusion of uniformed police floats and recruiter booths. Show More Summary

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