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Weekend Planner: August 2-3, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In this Weekend Planner: Caribana's Grand Parade, a festival of food trucks, and guardians of a comedy galaxy. Parades: Regardless of the weather forecast, it’s guaranteed to be hot in the Exhibition Place region this Saturday. That’s when the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival comes to a head with its most celebrated event—the Grand Parade. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Rob Ford’s Subpoena, Councillors’ Voting Records, and Airport Parking Fees

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 seems Mayor Rob Ford might be on the receiving end of a subpoena in the coming days—it’s being reported that police are ready to serve one requiring that he appear as a witness in the preliminary […]

Say Goodbye to the Inglis Sign and Its Inspirational Quotes

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The sign that's been standing by the Gardiner Expressway since 1975 has now come down. The at-least-somewhat-iconic Inglis sign is no more. It’s been stationed by the side of the Gardiner Expressway since 1975, flashing affirming messages to drivers, but it was removed earlier this week. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: TPSB chair Alok Mukherjee on Not Renewing Chief Bill Blair’s Contract

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For the Toronto Police Service to adapt to changing needs, Mukherjee says it will need to adopt a change in leadership. “He understood 10 years ago what needed to be done and what the public expectation was. But he will have done that...Show More Summary

Vandalist: Power Up

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Brock Avenue joins the Mario Kart circuit. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Brock Avenue between College Street and Dundas Street West PHOTO BY: Jonathon Rivait FIELD NOTES: Imagine if our streets were like Mario Kart—if while driving or cycling we could pick up power-ups that put us ahead and put our annoying fellow road-users behind. Show More Summary

Newsstand: August 1, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Inglis billboard, the last vestige of a company that ties Toronto to its manufacturing roots, was taken down this week. Progress marches ever onward. Here's your pre-weekend news: John Tory is doing well in the mayoral race, a sloth is uninterested in civic honours, and Captain John's restaurant has been sold. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: August 1, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: Art: The Xpace Cultural Centre is hosting a building-wide opening reception for new work in its three exhibition spaces, and celebrating the opening of a fourth. In the Main Space, Amber Landgraff curates Uncommon...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Vote Ford for Mayor, a Big New Landlord, and Toronto Millionaires

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. “He understands that his job is to keep Toronto running well and doesn’t aspire to representing Toronto on the world stage or areas that are the rightful purview of the provincial and federal government such as youth […]

Spotted: The Colourful Lights of Mt. Dennis

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Streetlamp art installation Nyctophilia lights up the night in rainbow hues. SPOTTED BY: Shawn Micallef WHERE: Weston Road and Dennis Avenue WHEN: Wednesday, July 30, 9:45 p.m. WHAT: A controversial new art project in the York neighbourhood of Mt. Show More Summary

David Soknacki Raises Concerns About Police Chief Search

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Mayoral candidate argues that beginning the search while an election is underway raises issues about fairness. The selection process for a new Toronto police chief should not begin until the municipal election is over, argues mayoral candidate David Soknacki in a press release. Show More Summary

What a Revitalized Ontario Place Might Look Like

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

New vision for a year-round destination includes music venue and waterfront promenade—and doesn't include condos. The province is moving ahead with its revitalization of Ontario Place, with construction of a new urban park and waterfront trail set to begin sometime this fall. Show More Summary

Toronto Has Two New Medical Marijuana Clinics

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How these resources are changing doctor-patient relationships and making treatment options more available. Toronto got its first two medical marijuana clinics this summer. Danforth Avenue’s Medical Marijuana Clinics of Canada (MMCC)Show More Summary

Newsstand: July 31, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Goodbye July, you were swell. August, show us what you've got! In the news: a few potential candidates to replace Bill Blair emerge, the NDP will announce its candidate in the yet-uncalled Whitby-Oshawa federal byelection, a convicted murderer vies for city council seat, and Mary-Margaret McMahon talks about getting struck by a vehicle while cycling. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: July 31, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: Fringe favourites, the return of Beatlemania, and air-guitar showdowns. Theatre: Some of our city’s favourite plays are being reprised as part of On Stage On Demand. Five days will see the performance of six independent productions, with all ticket proceeds donated to charities of the playwrights’ choice. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Rob Ford Campaign Videos, Streetlight Art, and New Bike Lanes

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Today, the Rob Ford campaign released a new video—in which it also managed to release some phone numbers belonging to constituents. The video, which seems to have been filmed in his office (and thus contravenes election rules) […]

Sound Advice: A Place Like This, by Majid Jordan

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto duo offer up breezy, R&B-tinged pop on their new EP. With the almighty power of Drake backing them, Toronto duo Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman’s five-track EP A Place Like This sparkles. Majid Jordan—who are signed to...Show More Summary

Who’s Watching Torontonians?

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

There are CCTV surveillance cameras all over the city—here's who owns them, and what they're doing to protect your privacy. Toronto is wired up. If you look carefully, just tilt your head up a touch, you’ll notice how many CCTV surveillance cameras there are in this city. Show More Summary

Police Board Announces They Won’t Renew Bill Blair’s Contract

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto police chief's tenure will come to an end next April. The Toronto Police Services Board today announced that it will not be renewing Police Chief Bill Blair’s contract, which expires next year. Blair’s tenure began in 2005,...Show More Summary

Putting Toronto Songs on the Map

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Track Toronto is building a virtual map of city-related tunes—and constructing actual street signs to mark the spots. Are you familiar with Career Suicide’s “Cherry Beach,” Corin Raymond’s “Heading West on Dundas,” or Final Fantasy’s...Show More Summary

Joe Cressy Running for Council in Trinity-Spadina (Ward 20)

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

After losing the Trinity-Spadina federal by-election to former councillor Adam Vaughan, Cressy will make a bid for Vaughan's old municipal office instead. Earlier this summer, Joe Cressy—social activist, NDP stalwart, and 2011 campaign chair for Olivia Chow—ran to replace Chow as the NDP MP for Trinity-Spadina. Show More Summary

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