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Hot Docs: Future Baby, Migrant Dreams, and Off the Rails

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Hot Docs livens your weekend with films about the migrant worker crisis in Canada, the eerie but possibly hopeful future signalled by new reproductive technologies, and a compulsive bus hijacker who only wants to get his passengers to...Show More Summary

Should Busking Be Banned at Yonge and Dundas?

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Two Torontoist contributors square off on the issue. In Torontoist vs. Torontoist, two contributors face off to debate a current issue, idea, or event. One of Toronto’s busiest intersections could soon get a lot quieter. On April 28,...Show More Summary

Where’s Newsstand?

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's moved! Wondering where Newsstand went, dear Torontoist reader? We’re happy to announce that our daily morning news roundup is now a newsletter, sent exclusively to Torontoist supporters. So, if you want to start your day with local...Show More Summary

How the Ontario Food Terminal Works

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We head inside the fast-paced world of buying and selling produce. It’s Friday at 3:30 a.m., the sort of hour that falls into the uncertain realm between yesterday and tomorrow. I’m outside the Bondi Produce head office on an industrial side street in South Etobicoke. Show More Summary

Televisualist: Adele, The Good Wife, and Donald Trump

3 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 Houdini and Doyle—it’s sort of like...Show More Summary

Historicist: The Toronto Settler Who Failed to Build a Hemp Empire

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An early resident of the Town of York saw prestige and prosperity slip through his grasp. William Bond was a Queen’s Ranger, one of the early residents of the Town of York, and among the first settlers granted lands along Yonge Street. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: April 30, 2016

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news this morning: the report on Andrew Loku's death at the hands of Toronto police has been released... sort of, a local Twitter user redoes the "Views" track listing, and the Raptors will be back in town on Sunday. After months...Show More Summary

Reel Toronto: Life

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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. The post Reel Toronto: Life appeared first on Torontoist.

Hot Docs: Weiner, The Last Laugh, De Palma, and Tickled

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The unravelling of a democratic star, the rules of Holocaust humour, the career of film legend Brian De Palma, and the bizarre world of competitive endurance tickling—here's what's coming up at Hot Docs. Weiner Directed by Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg, USA, 100 min Screenings: Friday April 29, 3:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Inherent Weisse: The Ontario Brewing Awards Strike Again

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Here's what's deemed the best beers in the province. Last night at the Great Hall on Queen and Ossington the Ontario Brewing Awards was held. The OBAs, put on by Thirst for Knowledge owner and founder of the Prud’homme Beer Certification Program Roger Mittag, is a celebration of the best beers Ontario has to offer. Show More Summary

Our Friendly Neighbourhood Spiderman Spun a Web in Kensington Market

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A web on the web! BY: Toronto Spiderman LOCATION: Bellvue Park PHOTO BY: Ian Siu-Ming Lawrence FIELD NOTES: We may not be the Daily Bugle, but Spiderman is still making headlines. Frequently seen skateboarding around town, our local Spiderman has been witnessed spinning webs approximately the size of Bellvue Park in Kensington Market. Show More Summary

Five Things You Need to Know about the Bloor Bike Lanes

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Council votes on the pilot project next month. There’s a development in the seemingly endless battle for bike lanes on Bloor, and it comes in the form of a City Council vote next month. If approved, temporary bike lanes will dawn the Annex-Bloor region, running between Shaw Street and Avenue Road this summer. Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 29, 2016

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: Views released, Ford hope to continue Ward 2 legacy, naming the under-Gardiner, and wonky weather threatens the cherry blossoms. It’s here, baby! Views, Drake’s latest full-length, studio-released album hit Beats 1 Radio and iTunes libraries everywhere late last night. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Name the Under Gardiner, Drake Can’t View the 6ix, and a Human Skull

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The Under Gardiner Project opened voting to the public today to name the barren and very sad 1.75 kilometre stretch of land between Spadina and Strachan. Show More Summary

Community Housing Tenants Weigh in on Mayor’s TCHC Task Force

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

As City staff wraps up a series of public consultations, the public is still divided on what Toronto's new community housing model should look like. Robert Frederickson is ready for change. Last Saturday, he, along with more than 100...Show More Summary

Hot Docs 2016: The League of Exotique Dancers, Contemporary Color, and Tower

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Kicking off Hot Docs with nonfiction films about the grand dames of burlesque, a colour guard concert organized by David Byrne, and a campus shooting in Texas from 1966. At Hot Docs: a buoyant portrait of burlesque performers in their...Show More Summary

Second Toronto LGBTQ Transitional Home to Open in 2017

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Construction for the proposed shelter, run by Egale, will begin this fall. For 10 years, activists lobbied City Council to support Toronto’s LGBTQ youth. Far too many, they said, were living on the streets, without a place to call home. Show More Summary

Making Toronto a Better Home for Bees

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto was just named Canada's first Bee City–what that means for the dwindling population of pollinators. The long-term prognosis of bee populations has been a hot topic of discussion of late within the environmental community. While...Show More Summary

Relief Line: The Complete List of Bombardier’s Excuses for the Delayed New Fleet of Streetcars

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Honestly? We just assumed the TTC was not overly concerned with streetcars arriving on time. Relief Line is your not-so-serious glance at the city we love. Last week Bombardier announced there was going to be further delays on the delivery of their space-age Flexity Outlook streetcars. Show More Summary

Now and Then: Chinese Railroad Workers Memorial

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. One man reaches up towards the large wooden log—big enough to crush him—and braces himself against the trestle. Another man stands high on top, directing the log with just a rope, pulling it up to build the next tie on a railroad. Show More Summary

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