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Ontario Father Says Scientology Destroyed His Family; “We Didn’t Know What Was Going On”

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Former members are speaking out in desperate pleas to reunite families. Part one of two examining the roots and lingering grip of Scientology in Toronto  Phil Jones hasn’t spoken to his son or daughter in four years. The Ajax nativeShow More Summary

Out of the Closets, Into the Streets: Toronto’s LGBTQ History Walking Tour

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto's queer history isn't all in the Church and Wellesley Village. By Scott Dagostino Flanked by a Shoppers Drug Mart and a Starbucks, the corner of King and Yonge doesn’t seem like a pivotal spot for the LGBTQ community in Toronto. Show More Summary

Where Suits Season 6 was Filmed in Toronto (Part One)

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Suits is back for another season of high power legal drama in Toronto's financial district, dressed up as Manhattan. 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

Greening Hospitals and Saving Money

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Over the past 13 years, the TRCA has helped 60 hospitals cut a combined 100,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, saving close to $28 million. At a monthly meeting a few years back, the energy management team at Providence Healthcare in Scarborough noticed their water use had jumped by more than 50 percent over the past few weeks. Show More Summary

Dear Metrolinx: The Problem Is Not Your Communication Strategy or Your Branding

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The larger concern is a provincial government playing politics with Toronto's transit. In my last column, I asked Metrolinx to do a better job with their communications on the Crosstown project. In response, the Crosstown people reached out on Twitter, and Metrolinx sent a long letter to the editor of Torontoist. Show More Summary

Historicist: The Catalina Kid and the Black Shark

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The world’s top marathon swimmers compete at the 1927 CNE. In the early hours of January 16, 1927, an exhausted 17-year-old Toronto swimmer named George Young reached a beach on mainland California, having spent 15 hours and 46 minutes in the Pacific Ocean, during which he covered a distance of more than 20 miles. Show More Summary

Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival in Photos and Video

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Last weekend marked the 50th anniversary of celebrating Caribbean and African culture. Vibrant colours, jubilant crowds, elaborate floats, and costumes filled the streets last weekend for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, formerly known as Caribana. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, August 11-16

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This week, the final days of the SummerWorks Festival, and the opening of Assembly Theatre and Bad Dog's Blockbuster Week; The Night Market, Taste of The Danforth, and Kultura festivals; shooting stars, sex worker rights, and savingShow More Summary

Putting Sex Worker Rights Front and Centre at SlutWalk Toronto

3 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What began in Toronto in 2011 has now grown an international movement against sexual violence and victim blaming. SlutWalk will be hitting the streets of Toronto on August 12 calling on Torontonians to join the fight for sex worker rights and recognize how sexual violence is impacting the city’s most vulnerable communities. Show More Summary

Torontoist‘s Best of SummerWorks 2017

4 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We've seen almost two-thirds of the 2017 SummerWorks Performance Festival's offerings, and here's what we've been really impressed by so far. The annual SummerWorks Performance Festival, which opened August 3 and closes this Sunday,Show More Summary

What Toronto Can Learn from Montreal’s Green Laneways

4 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

More than 69 kilometers of laneways have been transformed by benches, bike parking and flower beds. If connected, they would be almost as long as the Montreal Metro Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-buildingShow More Summary

“Let Me See You Smile”: Ida Lupino’s Outrage And The Horrors Of Rape Culture

4 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

TIFF Lightbox retrospective on the remarkable career of the actor/director runs August 4 to September 2. We open on a woman. Disheveled, terrified, she stumbles through yawning streaks of black and pools of too-bright silver: a film-noir labyrinth, the dreadful minotaur somewhere in the darkness behind her. Show More Summary

West Coast Cities are Putting Toronto to Shame When It Comes to Transit Ridership

4 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Other cities are enjoying a ridership boom, but Toronto is struggling to just keep the riders it has. What could we learn from other cities? On July 26, Translink, the transit agency for Metro Vancouver, released its ridership figures for the first six months of 2017. Show More Summary

Galen Weston Knows Paying a Living Wage is Bad for Capitalism

4 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A full-time minimum wage worker takes home $25,877. In Toronto where rent averages $2,000 a month, that means living in poverty. Galen Weston Jr., the mild-mannered, bespectacled grocery-store magnate you may recognize from President’s Choice commercials, is a thoroughly Canadian one-percenter. Show More Summary

With Growing Fears in Toronto’s Gay Community, Police Ramp Up Investigation into the Missing Men

4 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

At a recent town hall, a concerned crowd told that there's no new information into the search for the vanishing men from the Village. It was standing-room-only at an August 1 town hall meeting discussing the inexplicable disappearances of five men who frequented gay bars in the Church and Wellesley Village and online cruising sites. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, August 4-9

4 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Massive festivals—Caribana, Summerworks, Veld, and more—galore this week, but also local indie events like Dusk Dances, Comedy Brawl, and the Stranded Festival. Friday, August 4 This year’s SummerWorks Performance Festival, as we wrote...Show More Summary

Melania Trump’s Presence at Invictus Games in Toronto is an Insult to Vets with Disabilities

4 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

When Donald Trump mocked a disabled reporter during the election campaign, where was Melania? The Invictus Games, started by Prince Harry, are a noble endeavour. Allowing thousands of soldiers with life altering disabilities to compete in adaptive sport events is a win for everyone involved. Show More Summary

Protected: Why Toronto Needs Rail Deck Park

4 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: Why Toronto Needs Rail Deck Park appeared first on Torontoist.

The Unbearable Whiteness of CBC’s Reporting of the Blue Jays Beer Can Tosser

4 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The CBC devotes 5,000 words to the redemption of one white man, but fails to report on the racist slurs hurled at Black players during the same baseball game. In the six “chapter” CBC feature “Throwing it all away”, readers are reminded...Show More Summary

Summerworks Increases Accessibility and Visibility of People with Disabilities

4 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Here's our picks for 10 sensational must-see shows at the upcoming 2017 festival The Summerworks Performance Festival is no stranger to the idea of inclusive, accessible shows. This year brings with it an even greater resolve among festival...Show More Summary

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