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The CN Tower Turns 40, Pot Shops Get An Unlikely Ally, and More Bike Share for Toronto

16 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Sunday marked the 40th birthday of the CN Tower. For four decades, the structure has stood proud as one of the tallest buildings in history,...Show More Summary

How Tegan and Sara are Queering Toronto’s Mainstream Pop Circuit

18 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The pop band is expanding its appeal to the masses. Exist in Toronto’s lesbian community long enough and you will become accustomed to all the usual tropes: that you will likely know your ex-girlfriend’s new girlfriend; that U-Hauling is a reality for many; that Canadian pop band Tegan and Sara are gay lady favourites. Show More Summary

I’m a Scarborough Resident and I Don’t Want a Subway

18 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's time for politicians to admit they're wrong about the Scarborough subway extension. It’s becoming painfully clear that Mayor Tory, MPP Brad Duguid, Councillor De Baeremaeker, and the rest of the pro-subway political class are not interested in building transit that serves Scarborough in any meaningful way. Show More Summary

The Toronto Veggie Pride Parade Creates Visibility for Vegans

21 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The vegans are coming! The vegans are coming! The marchers looked like they were suited up for a Halloween party as they took to Bloor Street: adorned in pig costumes, dressed up in bright orange carrot ensembles. “Let’s go veggies, eat your broccoli,” they chanted. Show More Summary

Public Art Remembers Victims of Pulse Nightclub Shooting

23 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The painted planter outside of The Beaver pays tributes to the 49 Orlando victims. WHERE: Outside of The Beaver, 1192 Queen Street West WHAT: In the weeks following the massacre of 49 Floridians at a gay Orlando nightclub, Toronto’s LGBTQ communities have come together to reflect on the realities of being queer and trans in 2016. Show More Summary

The Truth About SmartTrack

23 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

John Tory's plans are no more than a brand name for pre-existing transit projects. In 2014, then-mayoral candidate John Tory ran on a campaign of sound fiscal management, returning decorum to City Hall, and a curious new transit plan called SmartTrack, which promised “London-style” rapid transit from Mississauga to Markham. Show More Summary

Help Us Hire an LGBTQ Staff Writer

We need your help! This Pride Month, Torontoist made a commitment to publish one LGBTQ story every day. So far, we’ve managed to keep it up. But once July rolls around, we’ll need more resources to continue to bring you awesome stories queer and transgender Torontonians and the issues they face. Show More Summary

How LGBTQ Youth are Dealing with Drug Addiction

Pieces to Pathways is one of Toronto's few safe spaces for queer and trans youth with substance abuse issues. Content warning: this article describes first-hand accounts of drug use. Before his first manic episode and a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, RJ’s substance use was a daily routine. Show More Summary

Historicist: How the St. Charles Tavern went from Chinese-Food Restaurant to Popular Gay Bar

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

"Meet under the clock" was a slogan ingrained in the city's gay community. “Meet me under the clock”—for several decades, it was the slogan of the St. Charles Tavern. While it began in the early 1950s as a cocktail lounge owned by a prominent local horse breeder, the St. Show More Summary

How Brexit Will Affect Toronto

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Bad news for entrepreneurs. Yesterday, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. It’s too early to determine the effects of this decision on Britain, but they’re probably going to be massive. Scotland has said it’s likely...Show More Summary

The Torontoist Guide to Losing Your Pride Virginity

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Pride newbies, we've got you covered. Pride can be a bit overwhelming your first time out. There’s the month-long, jam-packed official calendar, which starts with a flag-raising ceremony and stretches on for an entire month. Every major institution in the city, from TIFF to the TSO, is getting in on the action. Show More Summary

Municipal Budget 2017: Brace Yourselves, Budget Cuts Are Coming

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Mo' money, mo' problems. As City staff gear up for the 2017 budget process, the mayor has declared that an above-inflation property tax revenue increase is off the table. Council has also successfully pushed off introducing any new revenue tools until next year. Show More Summary

Get to Know Scotland’s Royalty in The James Plays at Luminato Festival

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This epic U.K. import brings a thrilling contemporary aspect to the history of Scotland’s 15th-century kings and queens. The James Plays Trilogy Hearn Generating Station (440 Unwin Avenue) Runs to June 26 Tickets: $39 and up James I:...Show More Summary

Talking Pride Over Pints

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

I don't normally celebrate Pride—but having a drink with a new friend helped me understand it. My editors at Torontoist have asked me to write a Pride-themed beer column this week. I’m not unfamiliar with the subject, being a ratherShow More Summary

Graffiti vs. Ads

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The red hare-ing that is graffiti. BY: Poser, ABM LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Bella Manu FIELD NOTES: It’s been a while since we’ve featured Poser’s rabbits. We’ve missed you, pal! Many people would have a negative knee-jerk reaction to the obvious graffiti. Show More Summary

TORONTO Sign Safe For Now, Don’t Sell Fake TTC Tokens, and You Can Finally Stop That Speed Walk at Intersections

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The TORONTO sign has stayed off the chopping block—at least until the fall. It’s been a rough few weeks for the popular backdrop of countless...Show More Summary

Local Ladies Who Make Us Laugh in 2016

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our sixth-annual profile of talented female performers and writers in Toronto who don't always get the attention they deserve. A veteran stand-up comic, and an emerging one; a puppeteer (and emerging improviser); a character comic and singer, and a sketch writer, performer, and impresario. Show More Summary

Why Toronto Pride Matters For Those Just Coming Out

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For one journalist, this year's Pride is different for all the right reasons. Arielle Piat-Sauvé is a journalist, and a regular contributor to Torontoist. This is what Pride means to her. When I was six years old, Pride meant sitting...Show More Summary

A Look Inside the Buried Huron Village in the Heart of Toronto

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. Around 950 years ago, the summer sun would have risen over a settlement in what is now Forest Hill. The approximately two-hectare site would likely have been surrounded by a wooden palisade, encircling several longhouses. Show More Summary

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