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Federal Budget Demands That Transit Users Pay More

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This seems like the wrong direction for a government committed to fighting climate change. The federal government released its 2017 budget on Wednesday. Perhaps most disappointing for Toronto’s transit riders is the cancellation of the public transit tax credit, which offered a 15 per cent tax credit on the price of a Metropass. Show More Summary

Look Back on Toronto’s Gay Bathhouse Raids

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Revisit stories of the people impacted by Toronto's 1981 bathhouse raids, which ignited Canada's queer rights movement. After a community meeting and consultation, facilitated by Myseum of Toronto, the storytellers of Queer in Your Ears...Show More Summary

Maple Syrup Tapping Signals Start of Spring

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Kortright Conservation Centre takes visitors back in time to trace Ontario’s sweet and sticky maple syrup heritage. It’s a Saturday afternoon in mid-March, and the maple tree sap in the Kortright sugarbush should be flowing. But a cold snap has frozen the faintly sweetened water into ice in the roots of the trees. Show More Summary

Truth is Stranger Than 6ix-tion: Toronto Filmmakers at Hot Docs 2017

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A look at five powerful must-see docs by Toronto-based directors. Yesterday, the full schedule for Hot Docs 2017 rolled out, and the 24th edition of the Canadian International Documentary Festival has the strong lineup one would expect, with 230 films from 58 countries and nearly 48 per cent of the lineup directed by women. Show More Summary

From Switzerland to Toronto; “I Just Loved the City”

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After a crisis in life, a new beginning. I was a high school teacher in Zurich. I taught French and German and history. And I loved it. But there was always a voice in the back of my mind saying, “Sabine! You should teach them how to...Show More Summary

Sing (or Headbang) Along to The Book of Mormon and Hard Core Logo Live!

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Musical theatre fans can choose between the church of punk rock, or the Church of Latter Day Saints (both feature cuss words). It’s a question a critic often gets asked, especially by those who don’t see a lot of stage shows: “What’s...Show More Summary

In Photos: Geeking Out at Toronto Comic-Con

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Degrassi Junior High's original cast members discuss how they got lucky. Fans of comics, fantasy, anime, cosplay, and gaming were on display all weekend long at Toronto ComiCon at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Along with costumes, comic books, and merchandise, fans got up close and personal with celebrities getting pictures and autographs. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered the Trump/Russia Bombshell and Cardboard Trudeaus

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

But the robots are the real winners. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. Scandal engulfs the front pages of Toronto’s newspapers this morning, with tales of trust violated, fair...Show More Summary

Motels Along Kingston Road Tell The Story of Scarborough

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

No Vacancy exhibit shows the evolution of Toronto. By Myseum By Erin Sylvester If you’ve ever driven along Kingston Road in Scarborough, you’ve probably seen them. Motels, dotted between the small restaurants and big box stores that line the street. Show More Summary

Kristyn Wong-Tam Questions Mayor Tory’s Integrity After Cheat Sheet Leak

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Mayor John Tory has some explaining to do. “What’s before us is an issue of leadership and integrity of decision-making. We all recognize we live in the most diverse city in the world, and the mayor often talks about inclusion and ensuring...Show More Summary

Cruising the History of Policing Gay Sex in Toronto Parks

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For many local queer people, the arrests in Marie Curtis Park felt like 1981 all over again. It’s the first day of spring, and that means the city’s public parks will soon fill up with Torontonians. But for queer people trying to cruise, that can mean increased police surveillance and possible criminalization. Show More Summary

Fewer People Using Transit and More Cars On The Road Would Be Outcome of SmartTrack, Says Metrolinx Study

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Unless GO Transit makes major changes, some new SmartTrack stations are almost useless. Overall ridership would actually decline with John Tory’s SmartTrack plan as existing riders would abandon the system due to longer travel times with the new stops, according to new Metrolinx reports. Show More Summary

The Preventable Epidemic: How Safe-Injection Sites Are Being Brought To Toronto

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Fentanyl is now the number one cause of opiate-related overdose death in Ontario. In depth: Part one in a three-part series examining the opioid crisis in the city. During the late afternoon hours on New Year’s Eve 2015, Amy Wright, a...Show More Summary

See the City Through Future(ing) the Past

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Tour the city through the eyes of five Toronto-based artists. The Intersections Festival, organized by Myseum of Toronto and running all throughout March across the city, looks to get Torontonians to look at the streets and public sphere of our city with fresh eyes. Show More Summary

Transit Guru Ed Levy Says the Scarborough Subway Extension Has Zero Support Among Experts

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Three transit experts weigh in on where Toronto went wrong. “On Scarborough. You won’t find a single independent transit professional who can support this, but they won’t say so publicly. The three of us can say this stuff without recrimination;...Show More Summary

End of an Era for Live Music In Toronto?

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Concern deepens for the city's vanishing music venues. Let me put this in perspective: in 1981, you could drive 80 km per hour along Queen Street between Spadina and University, past butcher shop pigs’ heads and underwear jobbers and...Show More Summary

Get Your Geek On at Toronto Comic-Con

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This year's event features a Degrassi reunion with five original cast members. This weekend is the 2017 Toronto Comic-Con, a celebration of comics, cosplay, and geek culture in general. Besides a plethora of comic writers and panels,...Show More Summary

Historicist: The Trouble With O’Brien

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This post originally appeared on February 16, 2013. Just after 9 p.m. on May 3, 1887, a train carrying Canada’s Governor General rolled into the North Toronto Canadian Pacific Railway station. Accompanied by municipal officials, Lord...Show More Summary

Toast Little Green Men This St. Patrick’s Day

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The 39th annual Martian Awareness Ball has moved to the Garrison this year. There is, of course, a plethora of places to drink and dance tonight in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. (Now Magazine has a comprehensive planner in printShow More Summary

Skyrocketing Rents are Squeezing Everyone, But Here’s How People Are Fighting Back

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

New NDP bill aims for real rent controls for everyone across Ontario. For most renters, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to afford a roof over your head in Toronto. The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment went up 4.4 per cent...Show More Summary

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