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Newsstand: November 20, 2014

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto Raptors extended an olive branch to Vince Carter by playing a tribute video honouring the former Raptor at Wednesday night's game. It's nice to see bygones be bygones, isn't it? In the news: Former TCHC houses are earning...Show More Summary

Historicist: Delivering the Mail

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The first of a two-part look at the back half of the Globe and Mail's name. What’s in a name? In the case of the Globe and Mail, it’s a combination of two historical Toronto newspapers that clashed politically. Most people are familiar...Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: November 22, 2014

8 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The weather's not bad! Get out there and enjoy a crisp fall-winter day today, but not until after you read the news: A man acquitted of murder is suing the Peel police, Peel city councils need more diversity, and the Pan Am Games mascot has cost Toronto a lot of money. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Cheap Black Cats, Dufferin Station’s Transformation, and the Leafs Snub Their Fans for Karma

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The City of Toronto is holding a “cat adoption blitz” this weekend. In honour of Black Friday, the usual $75 adoption fee will be waived for anyone wanting to take home a kitten or cat with any […]

Urban Toronto: Pioneer Village Station Shaping Up Nicely

Scheduled to open in 2016, the new station just off Steeles Avenue West is part of the TTC's Spadina Subway Extension. Construction is continuing on the Toronto Transit Commission’s Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, and today we take a look at the fourth of the six new stations on the extended Spadina subway line: Pioneer Village Station. Show More Summary

Get Ready to Lace Up Your Skates

Outdoor rinks will be opening across the city this weekend. It’s a well-known fact that cold weather is more manageable and enjoyable when you spend at least some of it trying to balance on a pair of skates. This weekend, you’ll be able to glide (or teeter, as the case may be) across a variety of icy surfaces, when the City opens over a dozen […]

Duly Quoted: Steve Paikin, on Police ‘Kettling’ at the 2010 G20 Summit

The TVO host testified yesterday at the hearing of a senior officer facing multiple charges for his conduct during the weekend meeting. “I’ve never seen this much riot gear, never seen the kind of hemming in that officers did this time.”...Show More Summary

Vandalist: 10:45 AM

In which bike posts are the sundials of the 21st century. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Parliament and Carlton streets PHOTO BY: Jax A Muse FIELD NOTES: When we imagine graffiti artists plying their trade we typically imagine them skulking about in the wee hours of the morning, away from the sun and prying eyes. Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 21, 2014

It's been quite a week. Relax with some hot chocolate and the news: streetcar sex on King, Porter is still waiting to hear about its jets, and Rob Ford will sell the remainder of his bobble heads. Passengers on the 504 westbound streetcar Thursday around 5:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: International Transgender Day of Remembrance, Rush-Hour Snow, and Transit Trolls

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Today marked the 16th annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance, which raises awareness and honours the victims of transphobic violence. And for the first time, this day was marked by a flag-raising at City Hall. The raising […]

Toronto Theatres Have Sex—and Sexploitation—on the Brain

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Studio 180's NSFW satirizes skin mags, while Tarragon's Sextet finds harmony in erotic discord. NSFW The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street West) November 20–30 $15–$39 Sextet Tarragon Theatre (30 Bridgman Avenue) November 20–December 14 $27–$57 Lucy Kirkwood’s NSFW is a very funny play that leaves you feeling very sad. Show More Summary

Compulsory Voting: Better for Politics or Better for Populists?

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How mandatory voting could change elections in Toronto. Should Canada require citizens to vote or face a fine as Australia, Argentina, Brazil, and eight other countries do? Debate over the merits of compulsory voting seem to spring up every time there’s an election. Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Patreon Accounts for All!

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

The Uncertain Future of the Finch LRT

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The light-rail route will face renewed opposition when council reconvenes. The Finch West LRT will, if and when it is constructed, run between the Finch West subway station and Humber College—a distance of 11 km. An environmental assessment...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: The World’s Largest Plane, Uber Mayor-Elect, and the Award-Winning Jordan Tannahill

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Today was a very exciting day for Toronto plane and/or largest-things-in-the-world enthusiasts: the AN-225 Mriya, which happens to be the largest plane in the world, touched down at Pearson this past Monday and then took off from […]

Bob Your Head to This: The Secret Life of Pigeons

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

New documentary takes a look at nature's most misunderstood bird. If the internet has taught us anything, it’s that everyone loves a good downfall story. But let’s halt our gossip over questionable life choices for a moment, and talk about pigeons. Show More Summary

Love or Love: Lawrence Heights Remembers It All

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Members of the community share their memories as part of the neighbourhood's revitalization. It’s a familiar trope, and all the more satisfying for being true: sometimes your greatest weakness can become your greatest strength. For the...Show More Summary

Health Coalition Says Refugee Claimants Need Access to Social Assistance

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Group condemns proposed law that could limit access to social assistance for those who aren't permanent residents. A group representing health care and community organizations met in front of federal finance minister Joe Oliver’s office Tuesday morning to condemn a proposed law that could deny refugee claimants access to social assistance. Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Dirty Laundry, by Ben Stevenson

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The new EP from the Toronto-based singer and songwriter is dreamy, minimalistic, and darkly experimental. Originally from Edmonton and now based in Toronto, singer and songwriter Ben Stevenson mines his love for the electro-R&B sounds of artists such as Frank Ocean and Miguel for this chilled-out project. Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: Fabulous Cloverdale Mall

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From dance parties featuring the music of Pat Boone to new health-conscious initiatives, how the mall has served its south Etobicoke community since 1956. In many ways, Cloverdale Mall fulfils the visions of early shopping-centre designers: a convenient, one-stop destination at the heart of a suburban community. Show More Summary

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