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Extra, Extra: A Scarborough Subway Hiccup, Good Cycling News, and the Telltale Heart

10 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The proposed three-stop Scarborough subway extension faces another hurdle, as it turns out that developers don’t want to pay $165 million in increased development fees to help fund the project. The Building Industry and Land Development Association, […]

Ross Petty’s Final Christmas Present

10 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

After 20 years of annual Christmas pantos, Ross Petty acts in his final production with the opening of Peter Pan on Friday. The co-writer of two of those productions looks back on the zany, fart-filled, and much-loved tradition. In the...Show More Summary

Reel Toronto: The Strain—Season Two (Part One)

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From present-day New York City to mid-century Vienna, The Strain travels all around Toronto, between all the bloodletting. 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.

How Heritage Conservation Districts Get Funded in Toronto

13 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With mounting development pressures, heritage conservation districts play an increasingly crucial role in preserving the city's historical fabric. An article published here called into question the funding model for heritage conservation...Show More Summary

Relief Line: The Story Behind Toronto’s Nicknames

15 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Relief Line is your not-so-serious glance at the city we love. Tkaronto: The Mohawk term Tkaronto—meaning “where there are trees standing in the water”—was used to describe the area near the Humber River until the English showed up and immediately began mispronouncing it “Turanna.” Dirty Little York: Toronto’s previous incarnation of York received this unfortunate […]

Newsstand: November 26, 2016

19 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: medical marijuana smokers exempt from e-cigarette ban, a Toronto couple is charged with gang sex assault on a minor, and Jose Bautista's bat flip gets the ugly Christmas sweater treatment. Come January 1, medical marijuana users will be exempt from a law that will ban e-cigarette use where smoking is prohibited. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Toronto Cheese Thieves Caught in the Act, David Price Approves, Torontonians Fight Against Islamophobia

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Three men have been apprehended this morning for the most un-brie-levable crime: a cheese heist. The men stole a tractor trailer “loaded” with cheese near Hwy 7 and Vaughn Valley Blvd. around 1:40 a.m. this morning. They […]

The #HotlineBlingBooth is Extremely Awkward

In which we dance in the #HotlineBlingBooth so you don't have to The faint echos of Hotline Bling can be heard immediately upon entering the ACC: the Hotline Bling Booth awaits. The booth is a makeshift version of the setting of Drake’s now infamous music video for his hit single. Show More Summary

From Raqqa to Roncesvalles: Toronto Gets Ready to Welcome Syrian Refugees

Community organizations in Toronto rally in support of refugees. With the Canadian government extending their end of year deadline to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees, Torontonians are taking matters into their own hands. All across the city, individuals, institutions, and community organizations are coming together to raise money and donate clothing. Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Maylee Todd, Allie

#ICYMI, a roundup of noteworthy musical happenings in the city some call The 6. Maylee Todd: The initial thing that strikes you about Toronto-based singer-songwriter and creative powerhouse Minae Omi, the danceable number pops with assorted synths and keys. Allie: When it comes to R&B-oriented sounds, there is a tendency for the genre to take […]

Fan Initiative Attempts to Convince David Price to Stay a Jay

Thousands of fans are adding their own personal pledges to a hypothetical Price-Jays contract, and they're pretty ridiculous. Jays fans desperate to see ace pitcher David Price re-sign with the Blue Jays for the 2016 season are willing to do just about anything to see him stick around. Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 25, 2015

In the news: Grenadier Pond may see lift of ice skating ban, @norm wants more Toronto signs, and Toronto's first snowfall causes several collisions across the city. The city may remove a ban on ice skating on High Park’s Grenadier Pond following a unanimous vote by the Parks and Environment Committee Monday morning. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Fort York Bridge At Last, Purpose-Built Rental Developments Spike, and a Police Dog Survives a Machete Attack

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In 2017, Fort York will finally get a we so excited. Remember when it seemed like nobody was developing attacked with a machete on the job today. Police officers showed up at a North York home to […]

Late Company Arrives, and Not a Moment Too Soon

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The final play in The Theatre Centre's November Ticket triptych is its most intimate look at grief and loss–and the most optimistic. 1115 Queen Street West) November 19 – 29 $25-$30 In a jam-packed month for Toronto theatre, the Theatre...Show More Summary

Music Schooled in Racism, Power + Privilege 101

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Tonight, Hooded Fang's April Aliermo hosts a PWYC panel discussion on racism in music featuring Fucked Up's Damian Abraham and more. To say that power and privilege remain hot-button issues in the music community would be an understatement. Show More Summary

Front Page Challenge: November 24, 2015

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. After the gloomy front pages of Toronto’s main papers last week, the clouds have parted and Canada came across as a happier place this week, emanating the “sunnier, more optimistic tone” that Alberta Conservative MP Jason Kenney supposedly longs to achieve […]

Public Works: How to Make Parks More Accessible

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The New York City parks department is soliciting suggestions from regular people on how to improve park borders Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Show More Summary

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