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Rounding Up the Different Animals that Have Escaped Toronto Zoos

18 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Seriously, how did they lose a gorilla? The people of Toronto love a good animal caper. When Toronto police tweeted Tuesday that two female capybaras were on the lam from their pen at High Park Zoo, it was really just history repeating itself. Show More Summary

A Different Kind of Finger Painting on Spadina

1 hour agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Not your average digital art. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Spadina and Dundas, Spadina and St. George PHOTO BY: Martin Reis FIELD NOTES: One thing is certain, this artist is handy with a can of spray paint! But seriously folks, we really like these pieces. Show More Summary

Toronto Police Raid Dispensaries, Dufferin Road Not as Bad as Last Year, and Produce on the TTC

16 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Toronto Police have confirmed that they are raiding marijuana dispensaries. The operation has been dubbed “Project Claudia,” probably because “Project Cannabis go bye-bye” doesn’t sound as cool. Show More Summary

Photoist: Quack, Quack, Quack

20 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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How a Group of Philanthropists Changed the Face of Jewish Charitable Work

21 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. Brought to you by Heritage Toronto’s Plaques and Markers Program. In 1917, a group of philanthropists felt their community was being solicited by too many charities during the holidays. Show More Summary

Where the Ricky Gervais Netflix Movie Special Correspondents Was Filmed in Toronto

23 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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. The post Where the Ricky Gervais Netflix Movie Special Correspondents Was Filmed in Toronto appeared first on Torontoist.

John Tory Loves Ward Boundary Status Quo

Status quo is actually from 1991. John Tory often touts how he reads studies and evaluates expert staff recommendations. The rhetoric goes that this approach separates him from his predecessor, who was more interested in his personal preferences than facts and evidence. Show More Summary

The Plan to Get the Capybaras Back, The Tragically Hip Play Toronto, and a “$1 House” Sells Below Asking (Kind of)

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The High Park zoo has a plan to get the Capybaras back into their pen. The undercover, covert mission will involve another capybara, and leaving a door open. Show More Summary

What You Should Explore at Doors Open 2016

Your guide to some of the best of the 130 buildings taking part in Doors Open this year. If you’ve ever passed by a Toronto building and felt the urge to learn more, then this weekend is the chance to explore that curiosity. Many ofShow More Summary

We Need Toronto Police to be More Accountable in the Deaths of Black Citizens

If you thought the U.S. was worse off, think again. After almost two years since the death of Jermaine Carby, we finally know the name of the police officer who shot and killed him. At a coroner’s inquest earlier this month into theShow More Summary

Photoist: We the Other

Alien The post Photoist: We the Other appeared first on Torontoist.

We Still Don’t Understand Sexual Harassment in Toronto’s Workplaces

The Ghomeshi trial is over and #Elbowgate has subsided. But women don't feel any safer. Women in Toronto is a new column exploring the issues that women in the city face. Emily was 18 years old when she worked her first night at a restaurant. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Cruise Ship Workers Train for Emergencies

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

All aboard! Standing at the edge of the city’s east-end water port, a Toronto police officer turns to the gaggle of students gathered in front of him. “I don’t mean to be politically incorrect,” he begins, “but when anybody goes in the...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Escaped Capybaras, Superman in Toronto, and the Raptors Earn Respect

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Two capybaras (a creature that looks like a mix between a pig and a rat, with an added dash of cuteness) have escaped from the High Park Zoo. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered The Raptors’ Big Win Against LeBron

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. You would think the Raptors would be the big story of the morning, what with their hard-fought series with the Cleveland Cavaliers all tied up at two apiece. Show More Summary

Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity (Book Excerpt)

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In this book excerpt, a look at how planning and zoning intersects with faith and identity in Mississauga. On Tuesday night, Coach House Books launches Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity. An anthology of essays, observations, and arguments, the book looks at planning and growth through the lens of multiculturalism. Show More Summary

How Toronto Can Expand Bike Parking

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With a few ideas from our friends in Strasbourg. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Cycling is a big deal in France’s seventh largest city. Show More Summary

This Week in TV: Primetime Price is Right and The Raptors (Will Probably) Dominate

2 days 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. Tuesday In tonight’s season premiere of...Show More Summary

Raptors Fans Were Always The Other

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

#WeTheOther is about more than just sports pride. I grew up in a basketball neighbourhood. It was the stretch of Dixon Road between Islington and Kipling avenues, predominantly made up of Somali or South Asian immigrants. Despite our 416 area code, you would be hard pressed to see a Leafs jersey anywhere on my block. Show More Summary

Historicist: Ernest Thompson Seton, Charles Sauriol, and Discipleship in the Don Valley

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How Seton inspired Sauriol to love the Don Valley and to try to save it. The Don Valley might look very different today, if it were’t for the writings of Ernest Thompson Seton. Seton was writing in the early 20th century about his idyllic...Show More Summary

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