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Newsstand: January 25, 2016

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The news this morning: a Tim Hortons owner reaches out to people fired by Goodwill, cancer researchers get good results from a court hearing, and baby pandas are up for an award. Following last Sunday’s sudden closure of 16 GoodwillShow More Summary

Historicist: Ousting Sewell

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The province refused to renew John Sewell's contract as chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Housing Authority in 1988, which blew up in its face The headline was tucked in the bottom right corner of the 1988 Labour Day weekend edition...Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: January 23, 2016

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Saturday morning news: the Scarborough subway is in the news again, despite not yet existing; Catholic schools need repairs; and UberTaxi is now a licensed taxi dispatch service in Toronto. A new plan for the beleaguered Scarborough subway extension may be in the works: rather than a three-stop subway extension, a joint subway-LRT route. Show More Summary

Inherent Weisse: Fighting Sexism in the Craft Beer World

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How sexism isn't limited to TV ads from big brewers, and what some local brewers are doing about it. When Christina Coady, brewer at Folly Brewpub, set out last week to write a blog post to enlist volunteers to brew a special beer with...Show More Summary

Vandalist: Raccoon City

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A tribute to Toronto's unofficial mascot. BY: Swizzle Machen LOCATION: Kensington Market PHOTO BY: Swizzle Studio FIELD NOTES: For creatures that mostly knock over garbage bins, make messes, and wake us up in otherwise calm summer nights...Show More Summary

Newsstand: January 22, 2016

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news this morning: Goodwill employees will be paid, stimulus funds can be used for repairs, and is Peter Sloly actually "in sync" with Mark Saunders on police reform? This morning, Goodwill CEO Keiko Nakamura announced that employees...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: The “Cynical” Transit Criticism, New Life for the McLaughlin Planetarium, and Josh Donaldson’s Acting Debut

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. It’s been a really busy week for big city hall projects—SmartTrack’s western spur disappeared in favour of “Crosstown West,” and the three-stop Scarborough subway extension was reduced to one in favour of a 17-stop LRT. John Tory […]

Public Art Caught in Middle of Muzik Nightclub Negotiations

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Daughter of sculptor E.B. Cox claims the statues are being held "hostage" to gain leverage in lucrative lease negotiation. Amidst ongoing negotiations over Muzik nightclub’s lease, a small cluster of sculptures has become a bargaining chip for the nightclub’s lobbyists, according to the artist’s daughter. Show More Summary

Relief Line: Justin Trudeau’s and John Tory’s Secret Transcript

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What happens behind closed doors when the mayor meets the prime minister? Relief Line has all the details. Relief Line is your not-so-serious glance at the city we love. Date: Wednesday January 13, 2016 Location: Toronto City Hall The...Show More Summary

Reel Toronto: Spotlight

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nominated for six Oscars, the Boston-centric movie owes its shooting locations to Toronto. ‘Tis the season of the Oscars and it’s been a while since our fair city had such a prominent role. Room was not only shot here, but it won the coveted audience award at TIFF. Show More Summary

Newsstand: January 21, 2016

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: Covenant House campaign aims to prevent sex trafficking, tamperer turns vodka into water, and you should come up to Ferris Bueller's room. The Covenant House is launching a new, multi-media fundraising campaign to help young girls spot the early signs of luring and sex trafficking. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: The $2.5 Billion Subway Stop, the Police Chief’s Complaint, and Grimes Makes Bay Lower Wonderful

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Remember the Scarborough subway debate? Yeah, well we’ll probably go through that again. The proposed three stop Scarborough subway could be reduced to one stop, according to reports from the Globe and Star. According to not-yet-released staff […]

Uber’s Rise Draws a Big Boost in Number of Female Cab Drivers

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

About 1,000 female cab drivers have joined Toronto's UberX in the past three months, almost doubling the number. Esther Nerling is the UberX Queen of Toronto. On most Saturday nights, the 60-year-old drives her black Volkswagen Jetta around the GTA, picking up customers through the ride-sharing app Uber. Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Jazz Cartier, Majid Jordan

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

#ICYMI, a roundup of noteworthy musical happenings in the city some call The 6. Jazz Cartier: Arguably the most intriguing Toronto rapper not named Drake, Jazz Cartier had a strong 2015. This year promises to be even better, if we can go by latest offering “Opera.” An obvious take on Broadway hit The Phantom of […]

Analyzing SmartTrack’s Demand

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Steve Munro takes a close look at the latest SmartTrack numbers and what they mean for the viability of the proposal, and transit in the GTA. John Tory launched his SmartTrack plan with considerable fanfare in May 2014 as the centrepiece of his mayoral campaign. Show More Summary

Newsstand: January 20, 2016

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: East Gardiner plans are expensive, Toronto market sells sustainable pies, and a fetus is linked to a December murder-suicide. City staff and Waterfront Toronto have unveiled three options for John Tory’s “hybrid” revamp of the East Gardiner, with plans for construction assessed at over $1 billion. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Tumbleweed on SmartTrack’s Western Spur, a Drake Colouring Book, and Davenport Rail Bridge Opposition

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. John Tory’s SmartTrack received mixed news today as expert reports show the controversial Western Spur from Mount Dennis to the airport does not have the support to continue. The mayor touted other SmartTrack numbers that showed higher […]

A Quarter Century of Suspect Video

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A tribute, or perhaps a requiem, to the Mirvish Village institution. On August 4, 1991, Suspect Video opened its doors in the southwest corner of Honest Ed’s with an auspicious event: an autograph session with the late Gunnar Hansen....Show More Summary

Eight Euphemisms You’ll Hear During Toronto’s Budget Process

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Do you hear some odd terms during council's budget debates? Here's what they really mean. No one wants to hear there’s going to be service cuts. No one wants to hear there will be higher taxes, either. Unfortunately, you’ve got to have one or the other. Show More Summary

Front Page Challenge: January 19, 2016

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. Note: between details on cops vs. cops, combat missions, and Toronto’s Deadly Streets, this week’s Front Page Challenge contains some pulse-pounding information. Take special care if you are reading this above the twenty-fifth floor. The Globe and Mail The Globe‘s main […]

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