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The Plan to Get the Capybaras Back, The Tragically Hip Play Toronto, and a “$1 House” Sells Below Asking (Kind of)

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The High Park zoo has a plan to get the Capybaras back into their pen. The undercover, covert mission will involve another capybara, and leaving a door open. Show More Summary

What You Should Explore at Doors Open 2016

17 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Your guide to some of the best of the 130 buildings taking part in Doors Open this year. If you’ve ever passed by a Toronto building and felt the urge to learn more, then this weekend is the chance to explore that curiosity. Many ofShow More Summary

We Need Toronto Police to be More Accountable in the Deaths of Black Citizens

19 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

If you thought the U.S. was worse off, think again. After almost two years since the death of Jermaine Carby, we finally know the name of the police officer who shot and killed him. At a coroner’s inquest earlier this month into theShow More Summary

Photoist: We the Other

19 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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We Still Don’t Understand Sexual Harassment in Toronto’s Workplaces

19 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Ghomeshi trial is over and #Elbowgate has subsided. But women don't feel any safer. Women in Toronto is a new column exploring the issues that women in the city face. Emily was 18 years old when she worked her first night at a restaurant. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Cruise Ship Workers Train for Emergencies

23 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

All aboard! Standing at the edge of the city’s east-end water port, a Toronto police officer turns to the gaggle of students gathered in front of him. “I don’t mean to be politically incorrect,” he begins, “but when anybody goes in the...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Escaped Capybaras, Superman in Toronto, and the Raptors Earn Respect

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Two capybaras (a creature that looks like a mix between a pig and a rat, with an added dash of cuteness) have escaped from the High Park Zoo. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered The Raptors’ Big Win Against LeBron

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. You would think the Raptors would be the big story of the morning, what with their hard-fought series with the Cleveland Cavaliers all tied up at two apiece. Show More Summary

Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity (Book Excerpt)

In this book excerpt, a look at how planning and zoning intersects with faith and identity in Mississauga. On Tuesday night, Coach House Books launches Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity. An anthology of essays, observations, and arguments, the book looks at planning and growth through the lens of multiculturalism. Show More Summary

How Toronto Can Expand Bike Parking

With a few ideas from our friends in Strasbourg. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Cycling is a big deal in France’s seventh largest city. Show More Summary

This Week in TV: Primetime Price is Right and The Raptors (Will Probably) Dominate

Each week, Torontoist examines the upcoming TV listings and makes note of programs that are entertaining, informative, and of quality. Or, alternately, none of those. The result: Televisualist. Tuesday In tonight’s season premiere of...Show More Summary

Raptors Fans Were Always The Other

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

#WeTheOther is about more than just sports pride. I grew up in a basketball neighbourhood. It was the stretch of Dixon Road between Islington and Kipling avenues, predominantly made up of Somali or South Asian immigrants. Despite our 416 area code, you would be hard pressed to see a Leafs jersey anywhere on my block. Show More Summary

Historicist: Ernest Thompson Seton, Charles Sauriol, and Discipleship in the Don Valley

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How Seton inspired Sauriol to love the Don Valley and to try to save it. The Don Valley might look very different today, if it were’t for the writings of Ernest Thompson Seton. Seton was writing in the early 20th century about his idyllic...Show More Summary

Naming More Toronto Parks After Women, Odor Gets Fee Ribs for Life, and Chase Someone Dressed as Bigfoot

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. There’s a push to start naming more Toronto parks after women. A report from Spacing Magazine showed that only six per cent of Toronto parks are named after women, while 21 per cent are named for men. Show More Summary

Photoist: Windows

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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The Pink Wines You Should Drink this Spring

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Rosé is making a comeback, and you should join the bandwagon. One of my favourite parts of spring are when the shelves of your local wineries become flooded with a bevy of pink wine. Rosé is one of those kinds of wine that has been the butt-end of jokes for so long that no one takes it seriously. Show More Summary

How Complete Streets Improve Commutes For City Cyclists—and Motorists

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A new book proves the success of the projects in two downtown case studies. After heated debate in City Council and the eventual passage of the Bloor bike-lane pilot project, the feasibility of cycling on Toronto’s roadways has been brought to the fore. Show More Summary

Toronto Street Artist Shows Off Sense of Humour with “Normal Things” Sign

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's the new weird. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Bathurst Street and Olive Avenue PHOTO BY: Anna Elaine FIELD NOTES: Someone certainly has a sense of humour. The “Normal Things” sign is a humorous counterbalance to the shop next door, Weird Things. Show More Summary

Tory Calls on Feds to Stop Gun Smuggling, New Data on Commuters, and Toronto Zoo Names Baby Rhino

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In light of the shooting death of Toronto mother Rochelle Bobb, Mayor John Tory is calling on the federal government to stop the flow of illegal guns into Canada. Show More Summary

Should John Tory Crack Down on Toronto’s Marijuana Dispensaries?

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our contributors square off on the legal grey area surrounding weed shops. In Torontoist vs. Torontoist, two contributors face off to debate a current issue, idea, or event. On May 12, Mayor John Tory penned a letter to Tracey Cook, executive director of the Licensing and Standards Committee. Show More Summary

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