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Extra, Extra: Superman Coins, Voters’ Lists, and Recreation Registration

8 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Last year, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced a seven-coin Superman series, which then proceeded to sell out. Now the mint has created four new collector coins featuring some of the most iconic Superman comic book covers. The […]

Lekan Olawoye Makes Council Bid in York-South Weston

8 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The youth-agency director is looking to unseat incumbent councillor Frank Di Giorgio in Ward 12. Lekan Olawoye’s Toronto story began as many do—in another country. Olawoye’s Nigerian parents moved to Toronto in the ’70s and started a family while his father studied architecture. Show More Summary

TIFF 2014: What We’d See, If We Were You

9 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Sexually transmitted hauntings. Viggo Mortensen as a Danish general in 19th-century Patagonia. Here's a look at some of our favourite and most anticipated titles at the fest. Take a look at the offerings for TIFF’s 39th annual kick at...Show More Summary

Olivia Chow Proposes Land Transfer Tax Hike, Expanded Nutritional Programs for Kids

10 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The mayoral candidate calls for "more progressive city taxes" to support children's health and transit. Mayoral candidate Olivia Chow released more details of her platform today, calling for changes to the Land Transfer Tax and stating...Show More Summary

Meet a Council Candidate: Dyanoosh Youssefi, Ward 16

13 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Snapshots of candidates running for city council in 2014. Candidate: Dyanoosh Youssefi (Age 43) Ward: 16 (Eglinton-Lawrence), an open seat currently occupied by Karen Stintz. Background: Youssefi was a criminal lawyer before having kids, and now maintains her own law practice. Show More Summary

Two Days, One Night

13 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Dardenne brothers and Marion Cotillard deliver with a neorealist riff on Norma Rae. Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne (Belgium/France, Special Presentations) French masters Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne perfect their neo-neorealist style with the familiar but affecting Two Days, One Night. Show More Summary

An Eye for Beauty

13 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The dullards invade Toronto in Denys Arcand's tedious new romantic drama. Denys Arcand (Canada, Special Presentations) Academy Award-winning Quebecois filmmaker Denys Arcand is going to want to call for a mulligan after An Eye for Beauty,...Show More Summary

National Gallery

13 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Master documentarian Frederick Wiseman takes a peek behind the curtain of the National Gallery. Frederick Wiseman (France/USA, TIFF Docs) Frederick Wiseman delivers another exhaustive but incisive look at an institution with National...Show More Summary

Torontoist‘s Totally Serious and Valuable TIFF Survival Guide

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Checking your phone, charging your phone, and yelling at Adam Sandler. If there’s one thing we love about TIFF, it’s TIFF Survival Guides. Ostensibly, TIFF is daunting. Though most people in Toronto may—may—go see a movie or two, maybe...Show More Summary

Keegan Henry-Mathieu Setting His Sights on Ward 7 Council Seat

15 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

First-time candidate will be facing off against incumbent councillor Giorgio Mammoliti in York West. Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7, York West) remains competitive in his riding despite a fundraising scandal and his own erratic-at-best behaviour over the years, but Keegan Henry-Mathieu isn’t very interested in discussing Mammo’s foibles. Show More Summary

Scene: Toronto’s New Streetcars Roll Out at Last

16 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Hundreds turned up at Spadina Station this weekend to ride the TTC's much-hyped new vehicle. WHERE: Spadina Station WHEN: Sunday, August 31 WHAT: The long-awaited debut of Toronto’s new streetcars. Hundreds of transit enthusiasts cheered...Show More Summary

Newsstand: September 2, 2014

16 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Oh, back to school! Back to school! To prove to Dad that I'm not a fool. In the news: A man is taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after joyriding on a TTC bus, Rob Ford drops out of two debates scheduled for this week,Show More Summary

Urban Planner: September 2, 2014

17 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: Cirque du Soleil's steampunk dream, music in Kensington, and farmers in condo-ville. Ongoing… Art: “Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes“ is a collaborative effort of the AGOShow More Summary

TIFF 2014: Your Guide to the Gala Presentations

The festival's red carpet premieres include a vengeful Denzel Washington and an unhinged Steve Carell. “Movie stars. Red-carpet premieres. Major audience interest.” That’s TIFF’s curt and not especially illuminating introduction to its...Show More Summary

Leviathan

Leave it to our trend-setting friends in Russia to make a movie about a boorish mayor before anyone in Toronto got the chance. Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia, Masters) Andrey Zvyagintsev won an award for screenwriting at Cannes for Leviathan,...Show More Summary

It Follows

An American indie filmmaker gets his John Carpenter on with this creepy tale of a sexually transmitted haunting. David Robert Mitchell (USA, Midnight Madness) Nothing in David Robert Mitchell’s tender debut The Myth of the American Sleepover...Show More Summary

TIFF 2014: Special Presentations

A look at the fest's Special Presentations programme, from Kristen Stewart's finest performance to Xavier Dolan's latest hyperactive opus. Typically the bastion for holdovers from the main competition at Cannes and fresher awards hopefuls...Show More Summary

TIFF Survival Guide: Getting Celebrities on Camera

You're not a paparazzo, but you want some decent photos of famous people to liven up your Facebook wall. Here's how to get them. To capture the magic and misdeeds of TIFF, photographers on the red carpet and paparazzi in the streets arm themselves with some of the most expensive and advanced camera equipment available. Show More Summary

Televisualist: Man, Those Angels Are Testy

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. Monday The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story is probably not safe for you to watch. It is, after all, unauthorized. This is a special that has […]

Newsstand: September 1, 2014

Celebrate your day off by reading about the labour movement! Or is that not what most people consider a fun holiday? If that's not up your alley, take a look at the new streetcars or read about a local surgeon who may be on the cusp of revolutionizing the field. Show More Summary

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