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Extra, Extra: Toronto Skyline Porn, Tory on the TPSB, and Black Friday Madness

6 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Over the past four years, Ryan Emond has been shooting scenes of the Toronto skyline from different heights and during different seasons: the result is a “full-frontal visual journey through Toronto’s growing skyline.” Clouds rush by, fireworks […]

A Tale of Two Options: Selling Beer in Ontario

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For small breweries looking to make a buck in this province, now is not the best of times. Last week Glutenberg Brewery, the award-winning Montreal outfit known for its selection of above-par gluten-free beers, launched an IndieGoGo campaign to bring its beer to Ontario. Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: The Art Shoppe

8 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A look at some historical ads and offers from the former fixture of the Yonge-Eglinton community. No matter how timeless a business may seem, change inevitably occurs. Take the case of high-end furniture store the Art Shoppe, which was...Show More Summary

The Evolution of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

10 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Theatre Passe Muraille’s The De Chardin Project excavates the life of the visionary paleontologist-priest. A Jesuit priest, paleontologist, and philosopher, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881–1955) died in obscurity but became a rockstar to religious intellectuals in the decades following his death. Show More Summary

Vandalist: Fish Out of Water

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This street art is off the hook. BY: Nando Zevê LOCATION: Lansdowne Avenue and Dupont Street PHOTO BY: Nando Zevê FIELD NOTES: Artist Nando Zevê is indeed a fish out of water. Having moved to Toronto from sunny Brazil, he must be feeling particularly out of place at this time of year. But that’s not the inspiration for his #peixeforadagua (Portuguese for […]

Newsstand: November 28, 2014

13 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Darwin the Ikea monkey is now nearly triple the weight he was in the heady days of his brush with fame, and the sanctuary housing him is looking for donations to find a larger home for him and his compatriots. In the news: John ToryShow More Summary

Extra, Extra: TTC Emergencies, Doug Ford’s Future, and Fortified Clubhouses

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. So far this year, the yellow alarm strips on the subway have been activated a total of 2,677 times: more than two-thirds of those activations were unrelated to emergency situations. To make it clear that the strip […]

Festival Spotlights Home-Grown Horrors

Check out our country's best horror movies at the Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival. Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival Carlton Cinemas (20 Carlton Street) November 28–30 $11; Saturday ticket $30; festival pass $65 Let’s...Show More Summary

Who Wears the Hat / Pants / Dog Collar?

The Motherfker With the Hat and Human Furniture are two plays that look at status and honesty in adult relationships. The Motherfker With The Hat The Coal Mine (798 Danforth Avenue) November 9–November 30 $25-$30 Human Furniture Storefront...Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Roo’s to Blame?

Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.

Reel Toronto: The F Word

Finally, a romantic comedy that Toronto can call its own. 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. Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 27, 2014

A new study by a Toronto ad agency finds that Canadians actually enjoy commuting. So when you’re cursing loudly and banging on your steering wheel because the 401 is at a standstill, remember that deep down you’re really having a good time. Show More Summary

Dana Kaluzny: A Woman Who Took Cycling to a New Level

Dana Kaluzny didn’t know she was pregnant when she signed up for the Ride to Conquer Cancer last year. “I planned on being captain for the Steam Whistle team again, and when I found out I was going to have a baby, I just thought, ‘I’m still doing it.’ I remember telling my family and […]

Jian Ghomeshi Released on $100,000 Bail

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The former Q host appeared in court today on sexual assault charges. Jian Ghomeshi appeared at the College Park court Wednesday afternoon, charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking. He was released on $100,000 bail—but he won’t be able to leave Canada and will have to live with his mother. Show More Summary

Toronto Leading the Resurgence of Narrative Ballet

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The National Ballet of Canada is paving the way for a new era of narrative ballet—and taking their performances to new frontiers. Nijinsky is not your typical ballet. It’s a dark and haunting portrayal of one of history’s most lauded ballet dancers and his descent into madness. Show More Summary

Jian Ghomeshi Charged With Four Counts of Sexual Assault

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The former CBC radio host is scheduled to appear in court early Wednesday afternoon. Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking, and is scheduled to appear in court early Wednesday afternoon. Show More Summary

Scene: Toronto Rallies for Michael Brown

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Thousands gathered on Wednesday to protest police brutality in the wake of a U.S. grand jury decision not to charge the white Missouri police officer who shot and killed the black teen. WHERE: University Avenue, near the U.S. consulate WHEN: Tuesday, November 25 WHAT: A rally against police brutality spurred by the recent U.S. Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 26, 2014

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Weather Network is forecasting colder-than-average temperatures from eastern Saskatchewan through to New Brunswick this winter. Unless Ontario gets some legs and heads west to hang out with British Columbia, this means we’re officially in for it. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Ghomeshi Drops His Lawsuit, Narrowing Traffic Lanes, and “Windstorm Chaos”

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Former Q host Jian Ghomeshi has dropped his $55-million lawsuit against the CBC. “The parties have reached a settlement; the lawsuit has been withdrawn but it still needs to be formalized through a court order,” said Chuck […]

Duly Quoted: Education Minister Liz Sandals, on Governance Issues at the TDSB

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Provincial government orders independent review of TDSB to address "ongoing concerns." “The ongoing concerns at the TDSB are putting public confidence at risk—not just in Toronto but across the province. As minister, I have no choice...Show More Summary

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