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Historicist: “An Exceptional Man”

Hollywood actor Sterling Hayden gets busted for hashish at Toronto International Airport. Departing Toronto International Airport on April 16, 1981, veteran Hollywood actor Sterling Hayden—star of The Asphalt Jungle (1950) and Dr. Strangelove (1964)—was found by U.S. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: January 24, 2015

Get out there and enjoy the weekend! But before you do here's some news: the TTC has released a new customer charter, Uber alleges more than two dozen Toronto taxi drivers failed to meet the company's standards, and a former Toronto inmate has lodged a human rights complaint. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Transit Cancellation Fees, the Worst Sentence in Canadian Journalism, and TTC Promises

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. You know how Toronto’s capital budget is a mess, with the debt ceiling reaching 97 per cent of the City’s capacity in 2020, a number which doesn’t include the $7-billion-unfunded state-of-good-repair backlog? The City could really use […]

Vintage Toronto Ads: Zellers

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

When Target Canada announced its demise, nostalgia for Zellers ensued. When Target recently announced its decision to pull the plug on its Canadian misadventure, it provoked a wave of nostalgia for the discount chain it supplanted. Memories...Show More Summary

Of Babies and Boomers

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Diane Flacks’s Waiting Room finds drama in neonatal medicine, while Rick Miller's Boom chronicles a generation. Waiting Room Tarragon Theatre (30 Bridgman Avenue) Runs to Feb. 15 $29-$55 Boom Panasonic Theatre (651 Yonge Street) Runs to Feb. Show More Summary

A Portrait of Homelessness

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An upcoming photo exhibit tells the stories of homeless people from the downtown east side. People in Parks?? City Hall (100 Queen Street West)? January 29–30 FREE There’s been a big chill in Toronto lately. The first few weeks of 2015 have seen a rash of deaths from people freezing outdoors, and the City has taken notice. Show More Summary

Vandalist: Pay No Attention to This Art

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Just keep on walking. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Harbord and Grace, Harbord and Bathurst PHOTO BY: Jeff Conlin FIELD NOTES: Spend five minutes watching the news, scrolling though Facebook, or even looking out the window, and it’s clear that our world is not always super. It’s almost impossible not to feel overwhelmed by all the bad news we consume, even […]

Newsstand: January 23, 2015

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

As January draws to a close, we have two things to grit our teeth and hold on to until the spring comes: budgets and awards shows. If you happen to like politics and celebrity, this is your time of year. In the news: median incomes in...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: 3D-Printable Subways, Pride’s New Executive Director, and Having Your Say on the Scarborough Subway

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. If you are (a) a lover of small, beautiful things, (b) a 3D-printing enthusiast, or (c) someone who just wants to look at an H6 subway car on a regular basis, you will be happy to know […]

Advocates Say Housing Budget Provides Only Limited Relief

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

New funds for emergency shelter use are welcome, but there are large funding gaps for existing and new affordable housing Housing advocates are welcoming the City’s new investments in emergency homeless shelters, even as they insist Toronto’s housing crisis demands more comprehensive solutions. Show More Summary

Reel Toronto: Variety Film Fun Bag!

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Believe it or not, these four flicks were shot here—even if they don't show us all that much of our city. A perfect way to start the new year is by looking at a few of those movies that were shot here but don’t really feature the city enough to warrant their own special columns. Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Unzip

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

Warpit of Coiling Atrocities, by Adversarial / Paroxsihzem

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This death metal split releases offers a lot of heat but little comfort.

Newsstand: January 22, 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

If you’ve ever been lost in the maze that is the PATH, you’ll be happy to know that new, easier-to-use directional signage and maps are coming to the system in time for the Pan Am Games. Google is also developing a way for the PATH to be listed on Google Maps. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Fabricland at Honest Ed’s, the Taste of Subway Stations, and Discounted Bikes

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Those still mourning the loss of the Fabricland store at Yonge and Bloor will be excited to hear that the retailer will soon be setting up shop in the Honest Ed’s building. As of next month, you’ll […]

The Rise and Fall of Stollerys

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This weekend's hasty demolition of the century-old menswear store at Bloor and Yonge raises issues about heritage preservation in the city. There’s a good chance Frank Stollery wouldn’t have been impressed by what happened to his building this past weekend. Show More Summary

Reading the Fine Print: The TTC’s 2015 Budget

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

There's some upbeat news, but a closer look reveals how far the TTC still has to go to reach financial health. When Toronto’s proposed 2015 budget was launched Tuesday, much attention focused on improvements planned for the transit system—new and enhanced services for bus and streetcar riders, for example, and free rides for children. Show More Summary

Seeing New Things in The Seagull

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Crow's Theatre stages an insightful and beautifully acted version of Chekhov's classic. The Seagull Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street) Runs until February 8 $30–$49 Earlier this season, Tarragon Theatre offered us a boldly contemporary, German-inspired spin on Henrik Ibsen’s 19th-century classic An Enemy of the People. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: Andy Byford, on Implementing Presto Ahead of Schedule

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The smart-card system will be hitting all streetcars—even the old ones—by the end of 2015. “We will go hell for leather to have it all implemented, fully implemented, by the end of 2016, not 2017. That means every bus, every streetcar. Show More Summary

Newsstand: January 21, 2015

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Welcome to yet another subarctic day in Toronto, friends. Okay, perhaps that is a bit of an exaggeration. Either way, here is your daily dose of news: new recommendations to improve TTC driver safety, an elderly woman who has been waiting...Show More Summary

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