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Extra, Extra: Strikers Storm Munk Centre, Detached Houses Surpass $1 Million, and a Ghost Bus Goes Rogue

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. pic.twitter.com/FFwIHDud0f — CUPE 3902 (@cupe3902) March 4, 2015 At approximately 2 p.m. today, some 500 CUPE 3902 Unit 1 strikers disrupted a talk by university president Meric Gertler at the Munk School of Global Affairs before marching […]

TVCITY Street Style: Queen and Spadina

9 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Torontoist presents TVCITY Street Style, a video series that captures the look and feel of the city. You can see more TVCITY Street Style videos on its YouTube channel.

Vintage Toronto Ads: A Taste of Hungary

10 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

At one time, Toronto was a bastion of Hungarian cuisine, especially in the "Goulash Archipelago" Walking into the Country Style Hungarian Restaurant along Bloor Street in The Annex is more than dining on central European cuisine served on checkered tablecloths. Show More Summary

Diving Into a Mysterious Abyss

13 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Tarragon Theatre continues its German fixation with Maria Milisavljevic's engrossing but enigmatic thriller. Abyss Tarragon Theatre Extraspace (30 Bridgman Avenue) Runs to March 15 $42-$55 Tarragon Theatre is becoming Toronto’s go-to place for contemporary German theatre. Show More Summary

Plans Revealed for Honest Ed’s

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Westbank offers details including rental units, boutique retail, public space, and community art. Last night, the future of Honest Ed’s became a little clearer. At a community meeting, Westbank Properties—the developer that bought the property back in 2013—revealed its initial plans for the southwest corner of Bloor and Bathurst. Show More Summary

Newsstand: March 4, 2015

17 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Welcome to Wednesday! Since we don’t know what is going to happen on Thursday yet, here are some news headlines to kick off your morning: 15,000 Torontonians are without power, an aide to MPP Monte McNaughton faces criminal harassment charges, a Good Samaritan helps a local Jane and Finch business owner, and TSN issues an on-air apology. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Pan Am Medals Revealed, Zach Paikin Returns, and a Call to Surrender Seasonal Optimism

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. With the Pan Am Games now just over four months away, their physical presence is increasingly around us. Take, for instance, the Pan Am medals unveiled today at the Royal Ontario Museum. Described by the event’s host, […]

416 Strike City

Toronto universities' contract faculty and TAs have had enough with subpar wages. Picket line at York #CUPE3903 pic.twitter.com/f5bu0cUUJj — murat ucoglu (@muratucoglu) March 3, 2015 With major labour disruptions at Ontario’s two largest...Show More Summary

A New Toy Rocket for the Junction Triangle

The creative force behind Cuppa Coffee Animation are repurposing an old structure into a massive piece of public art. The Junction Triangle is in lift-off. While developers buy up land and business owners open shop, two recent locals...Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: The Duke of Burgundy, Inherent Vice, and The Theory of Everything

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a strange S&M relationship dramedy to put Fifty Shades to bed, Paul Thomas Anderson’s richly comic Thomas Pynchon adaptation, and a bland Oscar-winning bio of Stephen Hawking. The Duke of Burgundy Directed by Peter Strickland The […]

Public Works: Raising the Bar for Development Projects

Portland has told its city planners to scrutinize development proposals for neighbourhood compatibility, nature preservation, and other factors. Here's why Toronto can't be that firm. 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

Newsstand: March 3, 2015

Google says it will soon offer cellular network plans—details are scant, but company reps say it won't pose a threat to traditional phone and Internet providers. But, really? If it means cheaper cell phone bills, Canadians are all for a few threats. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: An Innocent Man Cave, the End of a Jokinen Era, and the Downtown Relief Line Needs You

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The mystery behind Mystery Tunnel is a mystery no more—sort of. According to Toronto police spokesman Victor Kwong, the hole near York University’s Rexall Centre was designed to serve as a “man cave” by an unnamed pair […]

Legendary DJ Dr. Trance Passes Away

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Also known as Don Berns, the DJ played an integral role in Toronto's club and rave scene, both in clubs and on the radio. Don Berns, known to Toronto ravers as Dr. Trance, died yesterday evening. Berns was referred to as the “godfather of the Toronto rave scene,” and with good reason. Show More Summary

Audit Shows ‘Hundreds of Thousands’ of Dollars Unaccounted for at U of T Union

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Scathing audit of Local 1998 alleges mismanagement and lack of accountability at union that represents U of T's clerical and professional employees. A scathing audit of the union chapter that represents U of T’s clerical and professional...Show More Summary

The Eastern Commerce Way

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Despite an enrolment of only 62 students, Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute continues to have one of the best basketball programs in Toronto. With the school facing closure, we followed the team through the playoffs as the Saints tried to defend their city championship, and the school's legacy. Show More Summary

Sandro Lisi Trial Begins Preliminary Hearing

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

High-profile Sandro Lisi extortion case begins with preliminary hearing at Old City Hall. The preliminary hearing into the extortion court case against Rob Ford’s friend and former driver Sandro Lisi begins this morning. Lisi is accused of extorting two men in connection to the Rob Ford crack video. Show More Summary

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