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Extra, Extra: More Shelter Ire in Leaside, Pumpkins Plundered, and a Very Happy Birthday to Pandas

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. A video containing hidden camera footage linked to the now-infamous Leaside homeless shelter hoax has been released, leaving some neighbourhood residents displeased about the way the community’s reaction was portrayed (e.g. within striking distance of heartless NIMBYdom). […]

From the Beltline to the Bloomingdale Trail: What can Toronto learn from Chicago’s newest park?

6 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How Toronto can make the most from our own rail line-turned-park. In June, Chicago’s Bloomingdale Trail joined New York’s High Line as the latest set of train tracks to be transformed into a public park. But before you turn green with...Show More Summary

You Can Handle the Truth

9 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Photographer Nir Bareket faces down a tragedy in his family’s Palestinian past with Pandemic Theatre’s They Say He Fell. They Say He Fell Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace (16 Ryerson Avenue) Runs to Oct. 18 $25 – $30 (Sundays PWYC) The...Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: Queen of Earth, The Forbidden Room, and He Hated Pigeons

10 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: A 1970s-inspired psychological thriller starring Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss; Guy Maddin’s most delirious and enjoyable pastiche yet; and the newest from Toronto DIY queen Ingrid Veninger. Show More Summary

Photoist: Autumn at the Kortright Centre

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Autumn at the Kortright Centre Gordon Brough. Torontoist Flickr Pool.

How to Vote in the 2015 Federal Election

13 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How to vote, where to vote, and how to decide who to vote for. The federal election takes place on Monday, October 19, and includes some new rules about voting requirements. To prepare you for this, Torontoist put together a guide for where to vote, how to prove eligibility, and how to choose which party’s policies might best suit your priorities. Show More Summary

Newsstand: October 13, 2015

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Farewell to the long weekend, hello to the short week! In the news: Mohamed Fahmy returns to Toronto, the Jays force Game 5, and a stabbing outside a Tim Hortons. Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy has returned home following a near two-year ordeal in an Egyptian jail cell. Show More Summary

Thank You, R.A. Dickey

It isn't his knuckleball that separates Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey from his peers. It's what goes beyond baseball. “Ultimately the thing that helped me find some healing [was when] I learned that life was not about turning the page, or getting to the other side of something. Show More Summary

Historicist: Hats off to Howley and his Hustling Horde

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto Maple Leafs win the International League pennant and play in the 1926 Little World Series. Between 1919 and 1925, the Baltimore Orioles dominated baseball’s International League. Thanks in no small part to the machinations...Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: October 10, 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Saturday! Long weekend! What a great feeling. In the news: a TTC passenger charged with assault, contract negotiations for city workers, health care crisis at Toronto's newest jail, and a stowaway opossum making a full recovery. A 60-year-old...Show More Summary

Unwined: It’s Time to Talk Turkey

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From food pairings to bargain bottles, Unwined demystifies Ontario wines. I love Thanksgiving. It marks the beginning of turkey season, that sweet time of year between October and January when we get to gorge ourselves on potatoes, gravy and stuffing guilt-free (because we’re hiding the evidence under parkas and denial until the spring). I also […]

Will Toronto Lead or Follow on Ranked Ballots?

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Justin Di Ciano's motion against ranked ballots only shows how much momentum there is behind voting reform, argues Dave Meslin. Last Thursday, City Councillor Justin Di Ciano (Ward 5, Etobicoke-Lakeshore) inadvertently delivered a boost to democratic reform efforts in Toronto and across Ontario. Show More Summary

Vandalist: By the Train Tracks

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A gallery for those on the go. BY: Everyone! LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Ahmed Syed FIELD NOTES: As I write this column I am on vacation halfway around the world. Usually, when arriving in a new city, I start at airports on the outskirts of my destination. One of my favourite things about traveling into urban centres from the landing points is […]

Newsstand: October 9, 2015

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news today: Peel police, a raw milk farmer facing "joke" charges, and racial profiling. Peel police are overwhelmingly white (87 per cent) while they serve a region whose population is 60 per cent non-white, according to recently released data. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: OK Blue Jays, A SmartTrack Promise, and the Birds’ Nest

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Just in time for the Blue Jays playoffs, it’s time for a look at the team’s campy, nostalgia-laden seventh-inning stretch song, “OK Blue Jays.” That’s what separate publications thought, as CBC offers an oral history of the […]

A Cityscape Remembered

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We look at some of the nominees up for the five Heritage Toronto Awards to be announced next week. Every year, Heritage Toronto recognizes outstanding contributions to the celebration and preservation of the city’s heritage in five categories that span media, architectural conservation, and community heritage. Show More Summary

TVCITY: Violin Prophet

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Torontoist presents TVCITY, presenting cinematic views of city life. Street violinist Ezra Azmon is the son of Holocaust survivors, and he was born on a kibbutz in Israel. Though he studied violin with the intent of becoming a concert soloist, his spirituality led him to play on the streets. You can see more TVCITY videos […]

I Want Your Job: Yifat Shaik, Library Innovator in Residence

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Games about brutalist architecture and teaching 3D modeling are all in a day's work. From September 8 to October 17, Yifat Shaik’s job includes leading lectures about Dames Making Games, and introducing Torontonians to concepts like 3D modelling and creating textures in Photoshop. Show More Summary

A Very Deserving Team

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

As the Blue Jays make their way into the American League Division Series, we reflect on why their victories are a win for us all. Last Wednesday, which feels like a lifetime ago, I sat in the back of a cab on its way to the airport and watched, on my phone, the Toronto Blue Jays win the American League East. Show More Summary

Photoist: Greetings From….

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Greetings from… jmaxtours. Torontoist Flickr Pool.

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