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NBA All-Star Saturday Afternoon: A Lull Before The Storm

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

While the NBA all-stars get some time to rest, the D-League grabs their moment to shine. NBA All-Star Weekend features many events, but most of the attention centres on the Saturday night contests (the three-point shooting competition,...Show More Summary

Torontoist Live-Sketches TIFF’s Space Jam Live-Read

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Prelim sketch for Space Jam Live Read at 1 PM at @TIFF_NET. Follow me, @dzolts & @torontoist for the live drawing. pic.twitter.com/lTODaZ8Q5Y — Evan Munday (@idontlikemunday) February 13, 2016 It’s been 20 years since the film Space Jam was released in theatres, and changed our understanding of multi-platform brand synergies. Show More Summary

Historicist: Banned in Buffalo

12 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A Toronto teen was booted off a popular dance show in 1959 for dancing with a white girl. To a few irate viewers of WGR’s Dance Party, two Toronto teenagers had travelled down the QEW to commit an offensive act live on Buffalo television. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: February 13, 2016

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The news today, before you start your weekend: attempts are (probably) being made to tame the police budget, an Ontario First Nation needs a ferry before it loses access to the Canadian mainland and Win Butler's MVP speech was cut short when he mentioned health care. Show More Summary

The Torontoist NBA Celebrity All-Star Game Liveblog

Can Drake, Win Butler, and Tracy McGrady hold off Kevin Hart's crew in the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game? The stakes could hardly be lower. PREAMBLE Every year, the NBA All-Star Game presents a large number of side events and competitions,...Show More Summary

Every Official NBA All-Star Player Emoji, Ranked

Poor Kevin Durant. Because the NBA is a sporting league that is down with the Youth Of Today and knows how Millennials Use The Social Media, they have created a set of special commemorative emoji to celebrate the 2016 All-Star Game in Toronto. Show More Summary

Toronto OkStupid Group Therapy Session

An open mic night provides a platform for women share their "best worst" online conversations with potential suitors—but they're often sadder than they are funny. I pride myself on being the kind of person who shows up unreasonably early for everything—especially when my plans for the evening include a deadline and a word count. Show More Summary

The Mix: Fun With Fernet

Four takes on a classic Italian bitter. In The Dark Knight Rises, loyal butler Alfred fantasizes about Bruce Wayne’s retirement from the cape. “Every year, I took a holiday. I went to Florence—there’s this cafe, on the banks of the Arno. Show More Summary

Vandalist: Daily Smile

A much needed dose of mid-February positivity. BY: Bareket Kezwer LOCATIONS: Yonge and Bloor, Queen and Spadina, and Roncesvalles and High Park PHOTOS BY: Bareket Kezwer FIELD NOTES: Apparently the theme of February Vandalist is positivity! First it was Lovebot’s group hug, and now it’s the #365daysofsmile project. Show More Summary

Newsstand: February 12, 2016

Canadians agree Uber can work "under the right circumstances," UP Express needs to lowers its fares, and surprise, surprise, most of our police force lives in the burbs. Nearly two thirds of Canadians think that while Uber should beShow More Summary

Drake Gets Key to the City

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

He's probably very emotional right now, you guys. Local cheerleader Drake is going to have a really good weekend. Not only is he hosting the NBA for all-star weekend, but he’ll receive the key to the city on Friday. The recording artist/producer, Raptor booster, and Degrassi alumnus becomes the first recipient of Toronto’s key to the city since Rob Ford gave it to […]

Extra, Extra: Wine To Hit Ontario Supermarket Shelves, Library’s Inspirational Collection Of V-Day Cards, and The End Of Jian Ghomeshi’s Trial

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Yet another reason to avoid those long weekend line-ups at the LCBO: the Toronto Star reported yesterday new privately-run wine distribution outlets are headed to Ontario supermarkets. The vino will be available at 70 grocery stores this […]

Torontoist Explains: How Extreme Cold Weather Alerts Work

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's another frigid day, and the Chief Medical Officer of Health has issued a cold weather alert. Here's what that means. Last winter was exceptionally brutal for Torontonians. February 2015 was the city’s coldest month on record, with the lowest temperature dropping to -25.5 C (-40 C with the wind chill). Show More Summary

City Labour Negotiations Continue as Union Offers Proposal

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Union leaders stress job insecurity faced by workers. City workers who provide some of Toronto’s most essential services face so much job insecurity that many are left waiting for a phone call to tell them when they next work, union leaders told the media Wednesday. Show More Summary

The Canadian Government Must Do Better With LGBTQ Syrian Refugees

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Just weeks before their February deadline for resettlement, immigration officials don't know how many LGBTQ Syrians have come to Canada. It has been nearly two months since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne welcomed the first planeload of Syrian refugees to Toronto. Show More Summary

Torontoist Explains: City Council Revenue Tools

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Council's perennial budget woes could be solved with the right mix of revenue tools. Here's what those options are. I won’t call them revenue tools. I think that’s a misnomer. We have to have more taxes or fees to offset the cost of government. Show More Summary

Flushing Toronto’s Traffic Congestion With Gusto

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Movie mayor Bert Xanadu on ending traffic wars—the 1973 way. It’s been said that the word “traffic” is derived from an Ancient Greek prefix meaning “unlanceable boil.” As God is my witness, I will lance Toronto’s boil. Man may have stopped...Show More Summary

Newsstand: February 11, 2016

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: top cardiologist faces disciplinary hearing, city councillors denounce UberX, the Raptors open a new decked-out-as-heck training facility, and 24/7 Jordan pop-up hits Toronto. A top cardiologist who was once described as...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Taxi Protest Cancelled, Karygiannis Clarifies Bey Remarks, and Yoga Studio Closure Sparks Twitter Rage

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Your Friday afternoon commute will not be as hellish as previously planned: Toronto taxi drivers called off their planned protest against Uber, a move that would have slowed traffic throughout the downtown core. The United Taxi Workers […]

Queen and Dovercourt Starbucks Closes, “Drake You Ho” Culprit Still at Large

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Have we solved the mystery of the "Drake You Ho" graffiti? Torontonians are devastated—devastated!—to find out that a cherished local landmark is closing. That’s right, the news is just beginning to settle that the Starbucks at Queen and Dovercourt will close on February 19th, and make way for the Natrel Milk Bar. Show More Summary

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