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Vandalist: Happy Days

2 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This time they're here to stay. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Martin Reis FIELD NOTES: It’s easy to get bogged down by the constant bombardment of bad news. Sometimes it seems as if we can’t go five minutes without hearing of some new tragedy. In times like these it’s important to step back and remember that although the world can […]

Newsstand: October 24, 2014

2 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Happy birthday, Drake! Yes, the holiday that will (hopefully) one day surpass Christmas in Canada has arrived: our own Aubrey Graham is one year older. It hardly seems worthwhile, but there's also other news to look at today: Doug Ford...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: October 24, 2014

2 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: a musical anniversary, a new stand-up showcase, and a whole lot of sex. Offbeat: The 15th-annual Everything to Do With Sex Show will feature three days of… well, everything to do with sex. That includes fetish and burlesque exhibitions, conferences, artwork, toys, seminars, and so on, and so forth. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Partial Solar Eclipses, Sandro Lisi’s Electioneering, and House Hippos

3 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. At about 5:40 p.m. today, you might notice something slightly unusual about the sun—that’s because the moon will be throwing its weight around and end up covering roughly two-thirds of that fine star, creating a partial solar […]

Toronto Public Health Launches Flu Clinics

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Flu season has returned, and the Ontario government and Toronto's medical officer of health want you to get the shot. Toronto Public Health today launched its flu immunization clinics, which offer free flu shots to anyone six months or older at a number of locations across the city. Show More Summary

Scene: Candlelight Vigil for Soldier Murdered in Ottawa

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A small ceremony at Queen's Park on Wednesday night honoured the memory of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. WHERE: Queen’s Park WHEN: Wednesday, October 22 WHAT: Toronto first-aid trainer Mark Dewdney saw the news unfold on Wednesday that a Canadian soldier, Cpl. Show More Summary

In Concord Floral, the Kids Aren’t All Right

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Jordan Tannahill's funny, haunting new play focuses on the dark secrets of troubled suburban teens.

Your Toronto 2014 Election Navigator

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How the candidates compare on some of the city's biggest issues.

Newsstand: October 23, 2014

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Sometimes, you just have to get right to it. In the news: Parliament will sit today in the wake of the Ottawa shootings, Bill Blair says there is no credible threat of a similar attack in Toronto, Queen’s Park holds a moment of silence...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: October 23, 2014

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: a nightmare on Queen Street, showcasing Latin-Canadian playwrights, and a small but mighty music festival.

Immigration and Visible Minority Status Shape Toronto Election Turnout, Study Finds

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Candidates often don't reflect the diversity of their constituencies—and that may be keeping some residents away from the ballot box.

Ottawa: Multiple Shootings at Parliament Hill and Surrounding Area

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A gunman has been killed at Centre Block while police continue to search for other suspects.

Sound Advice: Praise Break, by Daniel Caesar

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto-based singer's latest EP proves R&B and soul are alive and well in Canada.

How to Decide Who to Vote For

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto activists, academics, and community organizers explain what issues voters should consider before they head to the polls.

Haven’t We Seen Helen Lawrence Before?

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With its dual-medium production and liberal use of film noir stereotypes, Canadian Stage’s latest play looks a bit too familiar.

Newsstand: October 22, 2014

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Apparently, a Niagara-on-the-Lake hotel has the greatest restroom in Canada. The porcelain thrones at Shaw Club Hotel and Spa are described as a convergence of “style and radiance.” Given that a public lavatory in Toronto that offers...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: October 22, 2014

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: Anishinaabe art, a hip hopera, and drama Down Under. Ongoing… Art: “Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes“ is a collaborative effort of the AGO and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, in New York City, where the exhibition recently wrapped up after a one-year run. Show More Summary

Toronto Election 2014: John Tory on Seven Key Issues

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From transit and cycling to the environment and policing, here's how he would tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the city. TRANSIT In late May, John Tory launched his plan for a new transit line called SmartTrack—the centrepiece of his “One Toronto” transit plan [PDF]. Show More Summary

Toronto Election 2014: Doug Ford on Seven Key Issues

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From transit and cycling to the environment and policing, here's how he would tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the city. TRANSIT While Rob Ford was still a mayoral candidate, his subway plan appeared on September 3, 2014....Show More Summary

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