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Where xXx: The Return of Xander Cage was filmed in Toronto

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto gets all extreme and puts some Diesel in its tank when the heroic Xander Cage and friends come to visit. 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

Walking the Lower Don Trail Will Be Possible This Summer

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Construction on the Lower Don should be finished in a few months, but more work is needed to make Toronto's ravines accessible for residents. We watched from the Don River overpass. An older cyclist slowed as he approached a blue metal gate blocking the Lower Don path. Show More Summary

In Photos: The Pride Flag Raising at City Hall

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Pride Month began with the raising of the Pride flag and Transgender Pride Flag at City Hall. The annual Pride flag raising at City Hall on May 31 marks the start of Pride Month in Toronto, with plenty of celebrations to come. Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale) emceed the event. Show More Summary

Veteran NDPers Discuss the Way Forward Without Fossil Fuels

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Filmmaker Avi Lewis and MPP Cheri DiNovo discussed the Leap Manifesto, climate justice, and the future for the NDP. “No political party in Canada is taking a strong principled stand on the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels,” said journalist, filmmaker, and activist Avi Lewis during a panel at Ryerson University last week. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, May 31–June 6

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Returning clowns, swashbucklers, and sketch performers; pizza in the park and music at the fort; wrestling, dinosaurs, and true crime; a memorial for WWII soldiers, and one for a young cyclist. Wednesday, May 31 With Honest Ed’s coming...Show More Summary

Ontario is Getting a $15/hour Minimum Wage

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Ontario, the fight for a $15 minimum wage will soon become a reality. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced that Ontario’s minimum wage will rise to the $15 per hour mark by January 2019, phased in with a $14-per-hour increase at the start of 2018. Show More Summary

Conservative Columnists Insist Andrew Scheer Isn’t That Bad (and Can Definitely Beat Trudeau)

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Jordan Peterson's free speech brigade has a new leader. This weekend, the federal Conservative Party of Canada selected its new leader, Andrew Scheer, the former Speaker of the House of Commons in the last Harper Government. Scheer was...Show More Summary

Council Spends The Day Debating Whether or Not To Continue Funding Pride Toronto. Again

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

After a long, and at times hostile debate, City Council votes in favour of giving Pride Toronto its $260,000 grant. Pride Toronto has survived the latest attempt, spearheaded by Councillor John Campbell (Ward 4, Etobicoke Centre), to suspend its City grant of $260,000 until uniformed police officers were allowed to march in the annual parade. Show More Summary

Historicist: Sir Edmund Walker

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How a boy from Hamilton became a banker, an art collector, and a museum founder. Disclosure: An academic version of this article appeared in the Journal of Canadian Studies, Winter 2006 It’s true: The Royal Ontario Museum wasn’t built in a day. Show More Summary

The Downtown Relief Line Still Being Debated After More Than a Century

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Mayor John Tory continues his stand-off with the Province to demand it fund transit projects, rather than even considering raising property taxes. After nearly 100 years of being debated in one form or another, the famed Relief LineShow More Summary

The Story of Toronto’s First Jewish Congregation

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For Jewish Heritage Month, we look back on the small group of Jewish Torontonians who came together and created a community. Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. In the mid-1800s, the Jewish population in Toronto was very small. Show More Summary

The Arrogance of Scarborough Transit Planning Leaves Thousands Behind

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The LRT network would reach 125,000. The one-stop subway reaches a small fraction of that. It takes vision to build rail transit. That kind of hard infrastructure takes billions of dollars and years of disruption for construction. It...Show More Summary

The Winners From The 2017 Toronto Theatre Critics Awards

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An expanded slate of critics recognized exceptional shows such as Robert Lepage's 887, Annie Baker's John, and Sankoff & Hein's hit musical Come From Away. It should come as little surprise that Come From Away, the musical created here...Show More Summary

Leaving The Comfort Zone; Looking Back on Toronto’s After-Hours Institution That Closes This Weekend

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The notorious Sunday morning party will continue at a new home on King West. The recent closing of the Silver Dollar Room was seen as a major blow to Toronto’s efforts to be a “music city,” even if the City managed to get the developer to agree to include some kind of music venue at site. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: Here’s What’s On In Toronto This Week, May 24-30

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This week, solo performances at the Soulo Festival (and otherwise); more festival programming from Empire Comedy, CBC Music, and Cycle Toronto; Pedestrian Sundays and Doors Open Toronto return. Wednesday, May 24 Two panels tonight tackle...Show More Summary

It’s Past Time For Indigenous Writers To Get a Seat at the Table

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What it was like being one of the first Indigenous reporters to work at the Toronto Star. As a young, Indigenous journalist, just starting out in this chaotic world of news, it made me angry, disappointed, and frustrated to see how the appropriation prize mess unfolded the way it did. Show More Summary

Goodbye To Toronto’s Fabulously Tacky Honest Ed’s Sign

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Bloor and Bathurst will never be the same. The corner of Bloor and Bathurst just got a lot less bright. Today, the landmark Ed Mirvish sign came down after lighting up the intersection for decades. The sign, which contains 23,000 bulbs spread out over 12 exterior signs, was installed in 1984, more than 30 years after Mirvish first opened. Show More Summary

Postmedia Columnists Hate Political Correctness Even More Than Terrorism Now

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Also overly sensitive analysis of Lou Reed lyrics. They hate that, too. It pains us to report that the dumb shockwaves of outrage against “political correctness” triggered by the glib suggestion of an “Appropriation Award” for whiteShow More Summary

Mayor Tory Missed Opportunity to Speak Up for Gay Chechens

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Human rights organizations like Rainbow Railroad are calling on the Canadian government to grant emergency visas to people trying to escape. At the annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia flag-raising ceremony...Show More Summary

May Council Preview: Relief Lines, Budget Directions, Pride Motions, and Cricket

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Here's some of the items you'll want to keep your eye on this week. It’s that time of the month—City Council will meet this week for its May session. Amidst a climate of challenges facing Toronto—an increasingly dire housing crisis,Show More Summary

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