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Historicist: Come Out to Caribana ’67

19 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What began as a centennial year project grew into an annual summer tradition. Festival fever was in the air in 1967. Canada was in a celebratory mood during its centennial year and while most of the action was at Expo in Montreal, the...Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: August 1, 2015

19 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's Caribana weekend, August long weekend, and "no longer so hot I want to stick my head in an ice bucket" weekend. Cause for celebration all around! In the news today: a profile on the group Black Lives Matter Toronto, a possible increase to TTC fares, and West Nile mosquitoes in Mississauga. Show More Summary

Unwined: What’s Up in Your Grill?

Our roundup of the food-friendly summer wines at your local LCBO. A lot of people get overwhelmed when it comes to pairing wine with food at home. For many people it doesn’t get more complicated than champagne with turkey at Christmas, and red wine — any red wine — with pizza. Here are a few wines that would make a great addition to your next barbecue, […]

Simcoe Day: Party Like It’s 1793

An annual Fort York commemoration event reminds us to honour our long weekend's namesake. Fort York Simcoe Day Celebration Fort York (250 Fort York Blvd) August 3, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free. Most of Canada has a day off on Monday,...Show More Summary

Torontoist Week In Review: July 27-31

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. Olivia Chow Announces Federal Run, Sets Matchup Against Adam Vaughan Earlier this week, Olivia Chow confirmed her hope to return to federal politics. […]

Photoist: Empty Locker

Empty Locker by Lori Whelan. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Vandalist: Buff Monster

A monstrous gift from south of the border. BY: Buff Monster LOCATION: Queen and Dufferin PHOTO BY: Nick K FIELD NOTES: We love it when visiting graffiti artists give back to Toronto with their work. Not only does it validate the fact that Toronto is a world class city for graffiti and street art, it’s a lovely gesture. We’re particularly appreciative of this […]

Newsstand: July 31, 2015

Has the heat broken? Can it be? in the news today: the sale of Hydro One is wildly unpopular, more details about Jermaine Carby, and a man with Tourettes was kicked out of a local club. Polling done by the provincial Liberal Party has revealed that a majority of Ontarians don’t want to see Hydro One partially privatized. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Toronto to Host First World Champion Boxing Event in 30 Years, Pastor Makes First Appearance After Being Detained in North Korea, and KD Rebrands to… Well, KD

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. According to online boxing database Boxrec.com, Toronto is scheduled to host its first World Champion Boxing event in 30 years. The match, which is scheduled for September 11 at the Ricoh Coliseum, would see Montreal’s Adonis Stevenson […]

That Time Gord Perks Told Off the Premier

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A look back at a moment in history when the young then-activist took David Peterson to task. You might say that we here at Torontoist are a little soft in the ticker, but we sure do love anniversaries. So it’s only fitting that we end the day with a look back at a moment in local history that happened exactly 25 years ago. The day was July 30, 1990. Ontario Premier David […]

At Long Last, the Billy Bishop Airport Pedestrian Tunnel is Open

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Almost a year after its originally proposed opening, Billy Bishop's underwater tunnel is here. For you. For me. For us all. A first look at the massive escalator system leading down to the Billy Bishop Island Airport pedestrian tunnel...Show More Summary

Sex-ist: Sex Therapy 101

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We talk with a sex therapist about what it takes to resolve people's most intimate concerns. Each month, Sex-ist looks at topics relating to sex and sexuality in and around the GTA We have a pretty cut-and-dried relationship with our bodies. Show More Summary

Photoist: Amateur B&W

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Amateur B&W by Slacker. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Newsstand: July 30, 2015

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's airport tunnel day! Happy airport tunnel day! In the news: police are investigating a small shower of concrete chunks at Yonge-Dundas Square, the Billy Bishop airport tunnel finally (finally!) opens, and Jilly's gets stripped. “It’s raining concrete chunks” doesn’t have a great ring, and it’s even worse in practice. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: John Tory Doesn’t Want to Talk 2025 Expo, Notoriously Invasive Carp, and Meek Mill Shows Up Late

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In addition to Toronto’s proposed bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, the City will now have to decide on whether to submit an application for the 2025 Expo. In similar fashion to his non-answer on Toronto’s […]

Bidding for the Summer Olympics

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Reviewing Toronto's five previous attempts to display the Olympic rings. As the 1952 Summer Olympics wound down in Helsinki, Canadian Olympic Association (COA) president A. Sidney Dawes believed our country was nowhere near ready to win the games. Show More Summary

Bombardier’s Revised Streetcar Schedule Sees One-Year Delay

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Streetcar manufacturer Bombardier commits to new schedule after missing previous deadlines. In a statement made today by TTC streetcar manufacturer Bombardier, a revised delivery schedule will see the city’s new vehicles roll out at least one year behind schedule. Show More Summary

Reel Toronto: Suits – Season 4 (Part One)

3 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. Man, […]

Photoist: Art Gallery of Ontario

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Art Gallery of Ontario by Duane Schermerhorn. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Newsstand: July 29, 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It could be the hottest day of the year out there, so make sure to have lots of freezies and popsicles. In the news: Jermaine Carby's toxicology report, the McNicoll bus garage goes ahead, and Batman has car trouble. The Toronto SunShow More Summary

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