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Historicist: The Murder of Wabakinine

2 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The repercussions of the 1796 killing of a Mississaugas chief. To mark National Aboriginal History Month this June, Historicist will focus on aboriginal issues throughout Toronto’s history. This is the first of that series. In war and...Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: May 30, 2015

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Saturday, and what a day! The sun is out and the muggy humidity hasn't yet claimed us all. In the news: the Pan Am Games force closures around the city, Sunday-only streetcar stops will be a thing of the past, and the High Park Zoo peacock. Show More Summary

The Big Five: May 29-May 31

20 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five. Ranked Ballots: Crash Course + Cocktails!? Centre for Social Innovation Annex (720 Bathurst St.) May 29, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Free admission. A fun evening of short speeches and […]

Free E-Cig Kits Given to Smokers Willing to Dump their Last Pack of Cigarettes

20 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

180 Smoke - Toronto vape retailer of e-cigarettes and e-juices announced a giveaway of free rechargeable kits to anyone visiting the store and willing to dump their last pack of tobacco cigarettes (June 1st-7th). 180 Smoke – TorontoShow More Summary

Torontoist Week in Review: May 25-29

22 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A lot happens in the course of a workweek. Here’s a look back at the top stories from the past five days that you might have missed, or might care to revisit. The Toxic Myth of Density Creep North Toronto showed the city some world class NIMBYism this week, as neighbours worried that prospective homes […]

Combustion Festival 2015: Mixing & Matching Improv

23 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Bad Dog Theatre's Combustion Festival brings improvisers from across the continent (and further) to try out new formats and cross-pollinate their art. Combustion Festival Bad Dog Theatre (875 Bloor Street West) May 25 – May 30 FREE –...Show More Summary

Inherent Weisse: The Beerology Boffin, Mirella Amato

Inherent Weisse is our biweekly guide to beer news and reviews you can use. Wubba lubba dub dub, everyone! You made it! It’s Friday and, thank goodness, it looks like things are finally starting to get a little more summer-like! Here are a few things to look forward to this weekend and beyond: Saturday May […]

Don’t Look Back in Anger, But Love

Two indie remounts of now-classic Canadian / Torontonian plays focus on the comedic and poetic tribulations of true love, which never did run smooth. Trout Stanley Storefront Theatre (955 Bloor Street West) May 21 – June 6 $15-$25 The...Show More Summary

Footage of the High Park Peacock on the Loose

A High Park Zoo peacock is just strutting around the neighbourhood, because why not. Sometime this week, one of the High Park Zoo peacocks escaped from the west end attraction. The peacock made its way towards Roncesvalles, perhaps to scope out a family-size rental dwelling. Show More Summary

Vandalist: Billboard Takeover

Art versus commerce. BY: Voltron Crew LOCATION: Yonge and Dundas PHOTO BY: Jmaxtours FIELD NOTES: In some ways graffiti and advertising share common ground. They both aim to show dominance, create brand familiarity and gain the attention of the public. And in both cases they are inflicted on the public without our say in the matter. A key […]

Newsstand: May 29, 2015

It's Friday again! The weather is good, the weekend is here, and we should have all seen Mad Max: Fury Road by now. Seriously, it's great. In the news this morning: foreign military personnel get half off at the LCBO, Mark Saunders defends carding, a new Iron Chef-related restaurant will open in Toronto, and a local musician suffered a stroke. Show More Summary

A Moment for Council to Build the Waterfront Toronto Deserves

By removing the Gardiner and building a better vision for the waterfront, Toronto has the rare opportunity to learn from its historic mistakes, writes Jennifer Bonnell. On June 10, Toronto City Council will decide the future of portion of the Gardiner Expressway east of Jarvis Street. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Birthday Mayor’s Arts Lunch, Unanimous Consent on Conversion Therapy, and Toronto is One Step Closer to Ranked Ballots

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Mayor John Tory rang in his 61st birthday today at the Mayor’s Arts Lunch celebration to recognize winners of the Toronto Arts Foundation Awards. Selected from three finalists per nomination category, award recipients included the composer Emilie […]

The 5th Biennial Toronto International Deaf Film and Arts Festival Has Its Day

The singular fest introduces important works by and about Deaf, hard of hearing, and Deaf-blind people. In a city rife with mini film festivals that seem at times to be scavenging over TIFF’s leftovers rather than carving out an identity for themselves, the Toronto International Deaf Film and Arts Festival manages to stand out from the pack. Show More Summary

Reel Toronto: Wonderfalls

2 days 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. Reel Toronto revels in digging up and displaying the films that attempt to mask, hide, or—in rare cases—proudly display our city. For […]

Glad Hand: Two Track Tory

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s weekly political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb.

TVCITY: Toronto’s Michael Jackson Eucharist Service

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Torontoist presents TVCITY, which is all about presenting aesthetic and engaging views of city life. You can see more TVCITY videos on its YouTube channel.

The Sinking of Captain John’s

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

As the former floating restaurant is hauled out of the harbour today, a look back at the time Captain John Letnik's original ship had a sinking feeling. A version of this article was originally published July 3, 2012 by The Grid online (TheGridTO.com). Show More Summary

Newsstand: May 28, 2015

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: People aren't buying Pan Am Games tickets at a terribly enthusiastic rate (to say the least), and a petition to prevent the rapper Action Bronson from playing Yonge and Dundas Square during NxNE might actually have worked. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Drake Simpson, Action against Action Bronson, and the Library Releases its 2014 Materials Review

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Someone got a tattoo of Bart Simpson as Drake because why not http://t.co/pWjTWW4QyH pic.twitter.com/CZ55B5VdXV — BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) May 27, 2015 Tattoo artist Franz Stefanik gave someone a tattoo of Drake as Bart Simpson, and BuzzFeed was naturally […]

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