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Weekend Planner: September 20-21, 2014

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In this Weekend Planner: vintage treasures, a Fort York festival, and the word hits the street. Fashion: For those of you who sigh heavily while browsing through rack upon rack of ill-fitting fad clothing, longing for the class of yesteryear,...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Goodbye WORN, Toronto’s New Woonerf, and Leafs Already in Last Place

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. WORN Fashion Journal has been been around for 10 years and published 20 issues, but now the independent Toronto fashion publication is calling it quits. It endeavoured to provide “opinion and intelligent commentary that’s untainted by advertisers’ […]

Subway and RT Service Disruptions Coming Up This Weekend

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A portion of Line 1 will be shut down for the weekend, while Line 3 will get a late start on Sunday. There will be service disruptions on two of the city’s four rapid-transit lines this weekend. Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) will be closed between Union and St. Show More Summary

Community Food Centre Launches in Regent Park

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With programs featuring hands-on food and nutrition-related activities, the new hub is already bringing the neighbourhood together. On Thursday evening the rich aroma of grilled vegetables and grilled chicken was puffing through theShow More Summary

Books Make Room for Art at Word on the Street

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

At this year's annual book and magazine fair, sculptures will show off new Canadian literature in a unique way. The annual Word on the Street festival returns to Queen’s Park this Sunday—it’s a chance to flaunt your new scarf with aShow More Summary

Campaign Launched to Save the McLaughlin Planetarium

8 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

U of T plans to replace the underused landmark with a cultural complex, but an architecture prof is fighting to save it from the wrecking ball. On September 9, the University of Toronto announced plans to tear down the McLaughlin Planetarium...Show More Summary

From Girls to Women: Lena Dunham Talks Young Adult Novels, Jian Ghomeshi, and Artistic Development

9 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We catch up with the creator and star of Girls and author of Not That Kind of Girl ahead of her Just for Laughs performance on Saturday. Lena Dunham, creator and star of the hit HBO series Girls, is in town to headline the Just for Laughs...Show More Summary

Vandalist: Grumpy Vandal

10 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Doug Ford fur mayor? BY: Unknown LOCATION: Dundas Street East and Logan Avenue PHOTO BY: Elsie Nisonen FIELD NOTES: Mayor Rob Ford is no stranger to Toronto’s graffiti artists. Some might even call him a muse with all the street art he’s inspired. So, given the events of this past week, it should come as no surprise that Ford’s […]

Racism Is Alive and Well in Toronto

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

If we want to create a just and diverse society, we have to acknowledge how racism shapes this city. Toronto isn’t Ferguson, Missouri. In some ways it’s worse. That’s because we don’t admit there’s a racial divide in this city. We talk...Show More Summary

Newsstand: September 19, 2014

12 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Last night voters in Scotland turned out in historic numbers and voted to stay in the U.K. But just because they didn't vote for independence, doesn't mean the story's over. There will likely be some major changes to the U.K. in the coming months and years. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: September 19, 2014

13 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: folk music on Bloor West, absurdist modern dance, and paintings of Alex Colville. Music: The third annual Bloor Ossington Folk Festival kicks off on the Friday night with acts such as The Woodshed OrchestraShow More Summary

Highlights from Andray Domise’s Reddit AMA

In an Ask Me Anything session, the Ward 2 council candidate talked about the Ford family, racial discrimination, taxation, and more. Andray Domise, a former insurance manager, is making a bid for a council in Ward 2, Etobicoke North—Doug...Show More Summary

Concert Marks Anniversary of Ongoing Migrant Strikes

Protesters march in solidarity with undocumented migrants detained in a maximum-security prison without charges or trials. Last night, about 100 protesters gathered downtown to mark the anniversary of one of the largest acts of migrant dissent in Canadian history. Show More Summary

Meet the Winners of the 2014 Golden Tap Awards

Celebrating the best, brightest, and tastiest in Ontario's beer industry. Beerbistro on King Street was bustling with excitement last night as some of the Ontario beer world’s elite gathered for the Golden Tap Awards. The Golden TapShow More Summary

Rob Ford Issues Audio Statement

Mayor thanks Torontonians for their well-wishes, urges city to elect his brother Doug. Mayor Rob Ford, recently diagnosed with a malignant abdominal tumour, has recorded an audio statement in order to “speak directly to the people of...Show More Summary

Doug Ford Launches Campaign Website

The mayoral candidate's campaign has not yet officially kicked off, but his website and social media accounts are now up and running. Doug Ford, Rob Ford’s brother and campaign manager, entered the mayoral race on September 12 afterShow More Summary

Glad Hand: Reaction

Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.

Reel Toronto: Terrible Disney Channel Movies

Disney sure knows how to use Toronto—and bad blue-screening—to entertain the tweener crowd. 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

Newsstand: September 18, 2014

As the world waits with bated breath to learn whether or not Scotland will become an independent country, one truth will remain unchanged no matter what the result—haggis is gross. In the news: Joe Pennachetti reminds incumbent councillors...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: September 18, 2014

In today's Urban Planner: Just for Laughs kicks off, a book about women in clothes, and some macabre cinema. Comedy: It’s the time of year when everyone could probably use a good laugh—the recent drop in temperatures is making it increasingly...Show More Summary

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