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Newsstand: April 8, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Apparently Marilyn Manson was punched in the face at a Denny’s restaurant in Lethbridge, Alberta over the weekend. Lethbridge, this is why you are not allowed to have nice things. In the news: John Tory's “big data” idea to improve Toronto...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Missing York Student Returns Home, Toronto Sports Fans Feel Miserable, and the Grand Hotel Gets Grander

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. York student Amina Lawal, who went missing on her 19th birthday over two weeks ago, has now safely returned home. Police tell Torontoist that it is a non-criminal matter, and consequently no additional details will be released […]

Torontoist Explains: Tenant Rights

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A look at the often misunderstood and confusing rights of tenants. With rental vacancy rates in the GTA hovering around 1.6 per cent for purpose-built rental buildings and 1.3 per cent for condos, landlords seem to have most of the leverage...Show More Summary

Social Justice and Magic Wands Converge at TIFF Kids International Film Festival

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Entering its 18th year, the TIFF kids festival proves children's cinema is more than just fun and games. Prepare for more than the usual number of little ones in your area, King Westers: the 2015 TIFF Kids International Film Festival rolls out this week. Show More Summary

Public Works: Preparing Sewage Treatment Plants for Climate Change

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

As Toronto anticipates worse storms and more flooding, Boston's Deer Island wastewater facility has planned for the worst. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Show More Summary

Hidden Homelessness in the Suburbs

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

While homelessness is often thought of as a downtown phenomenon, experts warn of "hidden homelessness" in the suburbs. As the cost of housing skyrockets across the GTA, academics and support workers worry that inadequate housing and “hidden homelessness” are increasing issues in the inner suburbs and York region. Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 7, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

All news, all the time. Here is what is happening in our fine city: a proposal to review dog bylaws, the TSO cancels an appearance by a controversial Ukrainian pianist, and the hunt for a purple and gold statue in the Beach. City councillor Mike Layton (Ward 19,Trinity-Spadina) has proposed some reforms aimed to help curb violent dog attacks. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Short Turns, Game of Thrones, and a Jays Win

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Short-turn haters, beware. Spadina and College will shut down for construction until mid-June. The intersection will open up again in time for the Pan Am games, but we’re betting there will be some frustrated streetcar riders in […]

An Illustrated Look at Fake Spring

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A look at the scenes that make up the purgatorial season where the weather doesn't know what it wants to be. It’s that time of year again, when the weather enters that purgatorial phase that is not-quite-winter but not-quite-spring.Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: Clouds of Sils Maria, The Wonders, and National Gallery

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 metafictional drama about performance starring Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart, an intimate family drama, and a probing look at the National Gallery. Clouds of Sils Maria Directed by Olivier Assayas TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King […]

Spotted: Playola

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Crayons bloom in Trinity-Bellwoods, seems normal. SPOTTED BY: Sam Queen WHERE: Trinity-Bellwoods Park WHEN: Thursday, April 2, late afternoon WHAT: If you walked into Trinity-Bellwoods late last week and saw giant crayons, you may have shrugged and thought, “Of course, the annual Trinity-Bellwood crayon bloom,” and carried on. Show More Summary

Looking Back at 78 Years of Daiter’s Grocery

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The cherished uptown Jewish market closed its doors on Friday, but not before sharing memories. By mid-afternoon last Thursday, little remained besides a few packages of flatbreads, stacked haphazardly on a table near the coffee maker. Show More Summary

Televisualist: “The Dramatists” Didn’t Sound as Good

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 The 2015 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament final is tonight, featuring two number 1 seeds—Duke (a.k.a. Always the Worst College Basketball Team With the Worst […]

Newsstand: April 6, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Not to talk about the weather all the time, but seriously: snow in April? Some of us moved out of the Prairies for a reason. In the news: Uber is trying to make friends in Canada, a Toronto food bank is looking for donations, and the TDSB will be cutting an additional $7 million from its budget. Show More Summary

Historicist: Sidney Furie and A Dangerous Age

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A young Canadian filmmaker's doomed ambition to make a movie in Toronto. “I wanted to start a Canadian film industry,” Sidney Furie told the Canadian Press in January 1962 from his self-imposed exile in England. “But nobody cared. There’s...Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: April 4, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Check out an investigation of the current search for a new police chief, a chicken-renting service, and find out which college at U of T demanded its dean be let go. An “overwhelming” majority of Ontario Institute for Studies in Education...Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 3, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Good Friday! Easter weekend! Great stuff. In the news: Air Canada doesn't want jets at Billy Bishop Airport, carding is up for debate at the Toronto Police Services Board, and Canadian Muslims are encouragng each other to vote. Air Canada has come out against the proposed expansion of Billy Bishop Airport that would allow the airport to handle jets. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Sim Bhullar Makes NBA History, Condo Drama During Pan Am Games, and a NXNE Headliner

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Pan Am Village construction. Photo by Bryan Bonnici from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.[/caption] Toronto-born 7’5 basketball player Sim Bhullar just inked a deal with the Sacramento Kings, earning him the distinction of becoming the first NBA player […]

Rob Ford Scheduled to Have Surgery in May

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The former mayor learned that his malignant abdominal tumour has shrunk enough to qualify for surgery. In a press conference outside Mount Sinai hospital, Rob Ford announced that his tumour is operable. Ford is scheduled to have an eight to 10 hour operation on May 11. Show More Summary

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