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Extra, Extra: An LGBT Sports Centre for Moss Park, a New Bike Lane, and the Raptor Visits City Hall

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Moss Park could become the home of a dedicated LGBT sports and recreation facility. A report released Wednesday by city staff recommended that council approve a due diligence review to redevelop the east end park to house […]

The Big Five: April 17-19

5 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. 1) Just For Cats Festival? TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St W)? April 17, 7:00 p.m., 9:15 p.m. Rush tickets available. More info here. In case you had any doubts […]

Hero and Villain of the Week: Daredevil Raccoon, and the Toronto Police Service Board

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every week, Toronto is filled with Heroes and Villains. These are their stories. Every week, Toronto is filled with Heroes and Villains. These are their stories. Hero of the Week: Daredevil Raccoon It has been a good month for raccoon news, which, to this raccoon-biased publication, is always welcome. Show More Summary

Week in Review: The Carding and Gardiner Edition

8 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A lot happens in the course of a work week. Here’s a look back at the top stories from the past five days that you might have missed, or care to revisit. 1.) Sandro Lisi Extortion Trial: A Primer Yesterday we learned that renowned local thug, Sandro Lisi, would be going to trial for “alleged […]

The Torontoist Guide to the Raptors Playoffs

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Don't count your baskets before they're shot. In the Torontoist guide to the 2015 Raptors playoffs, we outline what you need to know, and some things you don’t. Wooooo! Playoffs, baby! Wooooooo! Yes. The Toronto Raptors have, for the second year in a row, made the NBA playoffs. You seem awfully sedate. WE’RE IN THE PLAYOFFS! MOST WINNING RAPTORS TEAM EVER! DIVISION […]

Vandalist: Just the Tip

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Of the iceberg. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Trinity Bellwoods Park PHOTO BY: Chris De Castro FIELD NOTES: There are some parts of Toronto we can visit to reliably enjoy quality graffiti. Take a stroll through Rush Lane (aka Graffiti Alley), Kensington Market, or pretty much any laneway south of Bloor and you’re guaranteed to find some great work. An […]

Newsstand: April 17, 2015

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

News you can use: a Canadian teacher convicted of child abuse in Indonesia has criticized the federal government for not attempting to help him, a pillar in downtown Toronto may be more than it appears, and Bill Blair's last days as police chief are filled with conflict. Show More Summary

Sandro Lisi Extortion Case Going to Trial

Lisi is scheduled to appear back in court at the end of next month. The preliminary hearing for Sandro Lisi’s extortion case wrapped up today. The case was committed to trial. Lisi is scheduled to appear at a Toronto courthouse on May 27, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: CBC Releases Ghomeshi Report, Formerly Homeless Toronto Woman Crowdfunds Harvard Tuition, and a Bold Raccoon Climbs High

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The CBC failed to give its staff a workplace “free from disrespectful and abusive behaviour,” according to a report released today by an independent investigator hired to probe the corporation’s handling of former radio host Jian Ghomeshi. […]

Cheers to Change: Ontario Beer Reform Announced

A look at what this might mean for the brewing industry, consumers, and retailers. Rumours started last month, but it was just today that the Ontario government officially confirmed beer will be sold in as many as 450 grocery stores across the province and significant changes will be made to The Beer Store and the LCBO. Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: Heritage Highways

As leisurely drive season kicks into gear, why not explore a historic route flowing through our city? As the frigid winter of 2015 gives way to spring, the thoughts of some Torontonians turn to long drives. With ice and snow seasonally...Show More Summary

Black Residents Call Carding Proposal “Terrorism” Against Community

The proposal would allow police to document residents personal information without telling them why. Organizations that represent black Torontonians are warning the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) that a proposal to formalize carding—the...Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Hey, Big Spender!

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

Reel Toronto: Madonna: Innocence Lost

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. Gentle […]

Newsstand: April 16, 2015

Once more, with feeling! In the news: The provincial government gets set to sell some of its stake in Hydro One, loosening up restrictions on food truck permits, and the taxi industry cozies up to Jim Karygiannis. The provincial government will announce plans today for it to sell 60 per cent of its stake in Hydro One. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: The Constant Gardiner, Draft Bill Blair, and “q”

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The City and Waterfront Toronto released their environmental assessment about what to do with the easternmost portion of the Gardiner. The two most popular options are removal, and a so-called hybrid option that would see a similar […]

Toronto’s Spring (Book) Awakening

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our pick of the top city-centric books to look forward to this season. April in Toronto means re-awakened brain cells, and not just from gawking at passersby who simultaneously rock short-shorts and parkas. It also marks the season when local independent publishers begin to put out their springtime catalogues. Show More Summary

Looking For Sex—and a New Production Model

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Little Death, a poetic play about an ailing man’s erotic quest, helps launch Why Not Theatre’s ambitious RISER Project. Little Death The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street West) April 17-May 3 $15-$25 For a low-budget indie production in an intimate venue, Daniel Karasik’s Little Death has some big names attached to it. Show More Summary

Robarts Library is Getting a Giant New Pavillion

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Phase two of the iconic library's renewal will consist of a huge new study pavilion. The University of Toronto’s Robarts Library—also love-hateingly known as “The Turkey,” “Fort Book,” and “The Temple of Tears,” among other things—is about to get the third pavilion it always wanted. Show More Summary

Kensington Responds to City’s Rooming House Consultation

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With a multi-neighbourhood consultation, the City hopes to develop an improved policy for often contentious rooming house issues. Residents of the Kensington Market, Grange, and Harbord Village neighbourhoods shared their views about...Show More Summary

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