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Extra, Extra: Traffic Congestion, Beer Fearmongering, and a Star Reporter’s New Job

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Those of you interested in reducing traffic congestion will be delighted to hear that it’s possible not one of the suggestions presented by the current crop of mayoral candidates would actually do anything to reduce traffic congestion. […]

Sound Advice: Sacred White Noise, by Thantifaxath

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

By annihilating their individual identities, the members of this black metal project find a common, if alien, voice. Sacred White Noise by Thantifaxath The members of Thantifaxath prefer to remain anonymous. There are no credits in the...Show More Summary

Sex Criminals, Trade Paperback Edition

6 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Local troublemaker Chip Zdarsky talks super powers, bank robbing, orgasms, and comics. What if you had a super power that was triggered only when you orgasmed? That’s the premise of Sex Criminals, the hugely successful comic from Image Comics co-created by writer Matt Fraction and artist Chip Zdarsky. Show More Summary

City Launches Annual Bike Cleanup

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Abandoned bikes will soon be removed from streets and sidewalks. If you haven’t checked on your bike in a while, you might want to pay it a visit: starting today, the City will be unchaining and removing abandoned bikes from Toronto streets as part of its annual spring cleanup. Show More Summary

Ontario Wants to Share Its Data

9 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

But the province wants your help deciding which information should be shared first. Perhaps you’d like to take a look at data related to regulated provincial parks and conservation reserves. Maybe you’d like to scrutinize information...Show More Summary

Reel Toronto: A Few Weird Ones

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto owes a strange cinematic debt to Tommy Lee Jones, Nicolas Cage, and, um, Dennis Rodman. For all the big films that get shot here, there are plenty of smaller or quirkier films that make you kind of scratch your head. Do you remember The Park Is Mine? Of course not. Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 16, 2014

12 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Can someone tell me if Coachella is over yet? I’m tired of having my eyes offended by celebrities prancing around dressed like idiots. In the news: the west end gets hit with a blackout, Olivia Chow leads the mayoral race, a fringe mayoral candidate criticizes the police budget, and Toronto marijuana grow-ops are disappearing. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: April 16, 2014

13 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: Killer burlesque, a night of SpecFic, and a new screening series. Performing Arts: Smart and sexy will collide for one special night, courtesy of Nerd Girl Burlesque. Tassels and Tabletop 7: Attack of the Killer Bs is busting with burlesque boys and babes who all have names starting with B. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Robbed of the Blood Moon, Archival Secrets, and Ford’s Campaign Kick-Off

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. It appears that despite our near complete lack of meteorological know-how, we were right in suspecting that the sudden and upsetting return of winter weather would rob Torontonians of the opportunity to take in the lunar eclipse. […]

Province Announces $15 Billion in Transit Funding

But Kathleen Wynne's big funding announcement on Monday was years too late and billions of dollars short. When Kathleen Wynne became premier over a year ago, she offered Toronto’s urbanists and transit supporters hope that the GTHA’s transit funding problems would finally get the serious attention they deserved. Show More Summary

The Library’s Travelling Cellist

In honour of the TPL's One Book selection, cellists performed on 22 consecutive days in various locations all over the city. Throughout April, the Toronto Public Library has been presenting the Keep Toronto Reading Festival, which involves 80 events at 50 branches. Show More Summary

Province to Invest $25M in Cycling

The investment will help create a cycling infrastructure across the province. Torontonians could enjoy more bike lanes, new signage, and extended bike routes soon, thanks to a new $25-million investment from the province that will fund cycling infrastructure across Ontario over the next three years. Show More Summary

Camera Bar Launches New Monthly Screening Series

Series will introduce Toronto audiences to innovative and obscure films not playing anywhere else in the city. When Atom Egoyan gave up creative control of Camera Bar to the adjoining Stephen Bulger Gallery in 2006, many wondered whether the small 50-seat theatre had a future amongst the other repertory cinemas the city has to offer. Show More Summary

Public Works: Take That Park and Ride It

ParkCycle Swarm attaches micro-parks to bikes, letting you take your green space wherever you go. 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: April 15, 2014

If April showers bring May flowers, then what about snow flurries? In the news: Premier Wynne announces $29 billion for transit, cyclists get $25 million from the province, council contemplates a salary hike, and Toronto Police say it isn’t their fault that U.S. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: April 15, 2014

In today's Urban Planner: the business of blogging, a spring book launch, and a classic novel hits the stage. Technology: So, you’ve got a pretty clever little blog, and you want to share it with the world. Better yet, you want to make money off of it. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Leafs Get a New President, Winter Is Coming (Back), and a Lunar Eclipse Is on Its Way

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 Toronto Maple Leafs have a new president: Mimico-born, Stanley Cup–winning, Olympic Gold medal–earning Brendan Shanahan. It’s possible that since he was a boy, he’s been dreaming of the day the words “takes over after Toronto misses […]

Rep Cinema This Week: Sorcerer, The Monuments Men, and Finding Vivian Maier

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a new digital restoration of William Friedkin’s rarely seen nihilistic cult classic, George Clooney’s...Show More Summary

Televisualist: Send In the Clones, There Ought to Be Clones

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. Monday The Ron James Show ends another season of mediocrity with, we assume, more mediocrity, because we don’t think Ron James has a comedy equivalent of Sergeant […]

Mayoral Candidate Responds to Dance Ban With Footloose

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

David Soknacki clearly wants Toronto to cut loose and kick off its Sunday shoes. Mayoral candidate David Soknacki has responded to a recent ban on electronic dance music (EDM) parties at Exhibition Place by channelling a little bit of Kevin Bacon. Show More Summary

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