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Extra, Extra: Vital Signs Report Released, Czehoski Closes its Doors, and the Blue Jays Flag is Raised at City Hall

6 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Time to dust off that copy of Capital in the Twenty-First Century that you bought and never read. Today, the Toronto Foundation released its 14th Vital Signs report on the state of the city, and income inequality […]

Scarborough Youth Shelter Closes Sooner than Expected

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Despite a 4,000 person petition, Scarborough's only youth shelter closes three weeks earlier than expected. Scarborough’s only youth shelter closed on October 1, three weeks earlier than expected. The move came as a surprise to shelter...Show More Summary

Ten Things We Loved About JFL42 2015

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The festival may be called JFL42 Northwest, and the talent pool being shared between annual festivals at three Canadian cities, the success of these festivals rests on the producers continuing to balance a potent mix of local and international talent–and we have some ideas on that, for Toronto, at least. 10. John Hodgman’s “Privileged” Storytelling […]

This Is Halloween: Your Event Guide

12 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How to maximize the scares this October. The leaves are turning, the temperature is dropping, and nearly everything is becoming pumpkin-spiced. What does it mean? All Hallows Month is upon us! Since we don’t want you to miss out on any...Show More Summary

Markham House Aims to Engage Residents in Redevelopment Plan

15 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Westbank recently opened "city building lab" partners with local businesses, attempts to engage Torontonians with development plans “They’re saying we can’t use our tent!” exclaims a slightly panicked volunteer, rushing into the crowded exhibit space. Show More Summary

Newsstand: October 6, 2015

15 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: trial underway for paediatrician charged in sex abuse scandal, Scotiabank drops sponsorship for Nuit Blanche, and Toronto remembers Michael Burgess. Scotiabank officials have announced that the company will no longer sponsor Toronto’s Nuit Blanche all-night contemporary art thing. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Toronto Homes Reach $1-Million Mark, Giant Michael’s Opens, Blue Jays Flag to be Raised at City Hall

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. First-time homeowners beware: Toronto property prices have surged just past the $1-million mark. September sales results from the Toronto Real Estate Board place the average price of a detached home at $1,053,871. That’s a 10.7 per cent […]

800 Years of Magna Carta

An exhibit at Fort York celebrates how the 13th-century document has inspired the fight for democracy and human rights. Magna Carta: Law, Liberty & Legacy Fort York Historic Site (250 Fort York Boulevard) October 4, 2015 to November 7, 2015 $20 adult admission King John was not the luckiest of English monarchs. Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: Jafar Panahi’s Taxi, Kill Bill Vol. 1, and House

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a powerful documentary-comedy hybrid set in contemporary Tehran, Quentin Tarantino’s blood-soaked revenge thriller, and a surreal Japanese cult-horror classic. Show More Summary

Nuit Blanche: A Recap

Our two correspondents share their takes of what worked, what didn't, and now not to puke at Nuit Blanche 2015. Nuit Blanche is kind of like a Choose Your Own Adventure novel, and can have wildly different outcomes. The two correspondents we sent out are living proof of that. Show More Summary

Residents Share “Regent Park Stories”

A TCHC initiative sees residents in Canada's first social housing community share stories about what makes the neighbourhood special. Ashrafi Ahmed remembers what Regent Park was like before the revitalization project underway here brought...Show More Summary

A Dispatch from Ford Fest 2015

Only the old-stock Ford Nationals remained at this year's edition of Ford Fest, but that didn't dampen the spirits of our intrepid correspondent. Folks, when Torontoist asked me to write about Ford Fest 2015, I gotta say, I was a bit surprised. Show More Summary

Newsstand: October 5, 2015

Post-Nuit Blanche, there's actually still some Nuit Blanche to see downtown. Check it out if you want. Also in the news: an NDP platform focused on big cities and a private members' bill to make both members of a same-sex couple parents of their children. Show More Summary

Historicist: “Ontario’s Public Enemy No. 1?

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Part Two of a look at Toronto's late 1930s gambling kingpin, Manny Feder. Just before 5 p.m. on a Saturday in November 1940, a loud cheer arose from the 300 gamblers gathered at the Combine Club, the enormous and opulent club Manny Feder had built on The Queensway after shuttering the Brown Derby. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: October 3, 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Saturday morning! Crisp and lovely. in the news: James Forcillo pleads not guilty in the case of Sammy Yatim's murder, the Gardiner burial project is (probably) dead, and traffic data from GPS providers is helping the city. James Forcillo,...Show More Summary

The Nuit Blanche 2015 Survival Guide

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The key to a successful Nuit Blanche is knowing what to avoid. We provide some helpful tips to ensure you make the most of your night. Getting through Nuit Blanche can be something of a challenge. After all, the event challenges art-thing participants to stay up all night, try to withstand overwhelming crowds, and appreciate some art along the way. Show More Summary

Nuit Blanche 2015 Guide: Renegade Art

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This year's Nuit Blanche will include plenty of semi-secret, off-program art and events. Here's our 10 favorites. For its 10th edition, Nuit Blanche is officially hosting more than 110 projects produced by nearly 400 Torontonian, Canadian,...Show More Summary

Nuit Blanche 2015 Zone Guide: HTUOS/HTRON

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our zone guide gives you Nuit Blanche highlights for every part of the city. Subtitled “The New Coordinates of the Americas,” exhibits in the HTUOS/HTRON zone seek to invert the traditional political, spacial, and even temporal relationships between North and South America. Curator Agustin Pérez Rubio has brought together a diverse team of multi-disciplinary artists […]

Nuit Blanche 2015 Guide: Getting Around

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How to keep your cool while navigating the night's chaos. How you navigate Nuit Blanche can make or break your experience. A little forethought will help you reach exhibits without questioning why you bothered to brave the crowds. Here are some tips for getting around to help you see everything that’s going on. Leave the car at home. There’s no need to drive into the […]

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