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This Pan Am Games Police Logo is Everything

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's missing a wolf, but otherwise it is perfect. The Pan Am Games is officially a success. That’s right, we can all go home now, because Toronto has a legacy that will live for generations beyond the games: We have designed the perfect logo. Specifically, the Toronto Police Services’ Pan Am Info Twitter account has the perfect logo. With its blend of clip art […]

Pan Am Games: Images Around Town

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

These pictures are much prettier than images of HOV lanes. There may be mixed feelings about the Pan Am Games, but if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the event is very photogenic. After all, infrastructure gets built, things go boom, and athletes perform amazing feats. And so we stop and marvel at these highlights, and present another Pan Am gallery […]

Toronto Fringe Festival 2015: Highlights & Lowlights

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The weather co-operated, the buzz was shared by many shows, and the festival experience was as smooth as its ever been. The Toronto Fringe Festival smashed last year’s box office totals by more than $30,000, delivering 476K to participating artists and companies. Audiences were generous with regards to the Fringe, too; the festival’s volunteers and […]

Newsstand: July 14, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's To Kill A Mockingbird Sequel Day, now with a morally questionable Atticus Finch! In the news: Pan Am traffic might not be that bad, an ad campaign invokes anti-Irish messaging, and a waterfront announcement. You know all that kvetching about Pan Am Games traffic? Well, don’t look now, but it might not be all that bad. Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: Tangerine, The Tribe, For Your Eyes Only

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a humane comedy about two trans sex workers on a mission in L.A., an austere crime drama presented entirely in unsubtitled Ukrainian sign language, and a pretty good Bond movie. Tangerine Directed by Sean Baker Carlton […]

Meet Toronto’s Pan Am Athletes

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Some of the top Olympic hopefuls set to grace the Pan Am Games, all hailing from the GTA. With the 2015 Pan Am Games in full swing, we took a look at our top athlete picks who hail from the 6ix. Crispin Duenas: Meet Scarborough-via-North-York’s Crispin Duenas, a.k.a. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Pan Am Sign Penetrates Collective Consciousness, Anti-Poverty Campaign Hits Nathan Phillips Square, and Uber Launches Carpool Service

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In an apparent attempt at overcompensating for Toronto’s lack of interest in this year’s Pan Am Games, the Toronto Pan Am sign is here to stay, the city announced Sunday. The sign will remain at Nathan Phillips […]

Spotted: Pavement Poetics

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

WHERE: Ossington and Churchill WHEN: Sunday, July 12 WHAT: Remember magnetic poetry, those magnetic strips of words and phrases that you could string together on your refrigerator into accidentally poignant snippets of verse? Some clever graffiti artist has taken the concept off the fridge and onto the city’s marked-up infrastructure. These stencilled phrases made their […]

Televisualist: The One Where We Don’t Even Mention the Pan Am Games

2 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 Guilty Pleasures: a show about professional television chefs explaining how they love decadent fast foods. Thank god Bobby Flay will tell us about his favourite greasy […]

Newsstand: July 13, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

News this Monday morning: Ontario has a lot of work to do if it wants to meet its 2020 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, the Financial Accountability Officer is meeting resistance trying to do his job, and a group of Brazilian cyclists ended up on the DVP. Show More Summary

Historicist: Hometown Rivals

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Before the Pan Am Games, boxers Sammy Luftspring and Frankie Genovese gave Toronto world-class competition. In the 13th round, the advantage had swung to the hard-hitting “Sockin’ Sammy” Luftspring, but as they stared each other down in the boxing ring, Canadian welterweight champion Frankie Genovese wouldn’t relent. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: July 11, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

News today: family and those close to last weekend's Etobicoke shooting victim Lecent Ross want a crackdown on illegal guns, the HOV lanes get an examination, and a rundown of the Pan Am Games' opening ceremony. Some of the people who...Show More Summary

Torontoist Week in Review: July 6-10

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A lot happens in the course of a workweek. Here’s a look back at the top stories from the past five days that you might have missed, or might care to revisit. It Takes a Village… from Giordano Ciampini on Vimeo. Touring the Pan Am Athetes’ Village The 2015 Pan Am Games are officially underway! […]

The Big Five: July 10-12

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five. Vigil for Andrew Loku Eglinton Gilbert Parkette | 504 Gilbert Ave (Eglinton West & Gilbert Avenue) July 10, 7p.m. Free. A vigil to honour and remember Andrew Loku, a Black […]

All the Pan Am Games Apathy Fit to Print

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

America noticed us! And how we are pretty meh about the Pan Am Games! Toronto has a case of Pan Am Games apathy, and the New York Times is on it. In America’s paper of record, Canadian correspondent Ian Austen writes that Torontonians just aren’t that into the sporting event that has taken over the city: But too few spectators seem to care. Only about 800,000 of the 1.4 […]

We’re All In This Together

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Panamania play The Watershed goes beyond ideologies to grapple with Canada’s environmental challenges in the 21st century. The Watershed Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street) Runs to July 19 $15 – $42 You’ve got to admire Annabel Soutar’s journalistic integrity. Show More Summary

Inherent Weisse: All The Noise About Left Field Brewery

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In a lot of ways, Left Field Brewery is one of the great Toronto beer success stories: a husband-and-wife team quit their jobs, and start brewing small batches of their beer in another brewery before finally being able to set up their own establishment in a long-abandoned industrial building on Wagstaff Avenue in Leslieville. Their […]

Vandalist: Shalak Week

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A wonderfully vibrant addition to our streetscape. BY: Shalak LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Lisa dee Young FIELD NOTES: Toronto has a bad case of Pan-American fever. We’re jumping on the bandwagon and celebrating the work of Canadian-Chilean street artist Shalak. Show More Summary

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