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Historicist: Sticky Business

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Peter R. Lamb and Co. glue factory generates a big stink. “The offensive odours which are wafted into the Necropolis from Lamb’s glue factory are so powerful that they drive people out of the graveyard.” So claimed an item that ran in the Globe on June 21, 1880, typical of the increasing public complaints about the factory. The factory in question was the Peter R. Lamb […]

Weekend Newsstand: March 28, 2015

9 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

On this beautiful weekend morning, here is some not-so-beautiful news: new guidelines for the police carding policy are not winning over critics, Toronto's housing market is still outrageously expensive, and John Tory ran the most expensive mayoral campaign in the city's history. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Drake Attire, a Construction Tragedy, and a Children’s Aid Ruling

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In today’s Drake news, the Degrassi star-turned hip hop sensation launched a clothing line in collaboration with the Raptors. Sadly, there are no branded lint rollers to go along with the merchandise. Tragically, two men died at […]

Hero and Villain of the Week: March 27

Every week, Toronto is filled with Heroes and Villains. These are their stories. Hero of the Week: Fiona Crean Fiona Crean announced this week that she would be stepping down from her role as the city’s ombudsman at the end of her term in November. As the city’s watchdog, Crean has spent the past five […]

The Big Five: March 27–29

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five. 1) That Guy Dick Miller with Dick and Lainie Miller Q&A?? Carlton Cinema (585 Carlton Street)? March 27, 7:00 p.m. (with A Bucket of Blood) and March 28, 7:00 p.m. […]

Odysseo‘s Super Horsies

An exhaustive peek at the show's four-legged stars, NEIGHsayers be damned. Cavalia: Odysseo 383 Lakeshore Boulevard East April 8–April 26 $34.50 to $264.50 Cavalia’s Odysseo is back after last galloping through town in 2012. We got a...Show More Summary

Next Station: The Resurrection of Christ

Soulpepper Theatre prepares for Easter with The Gospel According to Mark and Subway Stations of the Cross. The Gospel According to Mark Subway Stations of the Cross Young Centre for the Performing Arts (50 Tank House Lane) Gospel runs...Show More Summary

Vandalist: Evolution

From regular cat to SUPER CAT BY: Becky Ip and Ryan Ringer LOCATION: Bloor and Dufferin PHOTOS BY: Becky Ip FIELD NOTES: One of our favourite things about graffiti is how it evolves over time. It almost feels organic, the way a piece can transform from one day to the next. Just over a month ago we featured an adorable kitty […]

Newsstand: March 27, 2015

In the news this morning: the U of T strike has ended, the Sunshine List comes out today, and drug testing may soon be increasing for TTC workers. After a vote last night, University of Toronto employees represented by CUPE 3902 Unit...Show More Summary

Daniels Unveils $700 Million East Bayfront Development

Daniels Corporation reveals their plans for a massive mixed-use waterfront development. Another mega-project is about to make a splash on Toronto’s waterfront. In a press conference on Thursday, Daniels Corporation unveiled its plans for a $700 million mixed-use development at the site that used to house the massive nightclub the Guvernment. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Spadina Extension Cost Overrun, CBC Layoffs, and Another Apology by That One Councillor

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. York Region has agreed to pay an additional $60 million as its share of the Spadina extension cost overrun. The region is responsible for 40 per cent of the cost of the extension, which goes beyond Toronto’s […]

Prism Prize Honours the Music Video

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The young award ceremony honours the best in Canadian music videos, and the upstart filmmakers behind them. In 2015 nobody’s quite talking about wanting their MTV, and MuchMusic barely plays music videos anymore. So where, then, do music videos fit into the cultural landscape? It’s a question that Louis Calabro is more than happy to answer. Show More Summary

A Woman Is a Secret: No Great Mystery, But Pleasing to Tell

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Three local theatre companies premiere new work (though not quite a new play) by renowned playwright John Patrick Shanley. A Woman Is a Secret The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street West) Runs until April 5 $20-$30 Oscar, Tony, Emmy,Show More Summary

Sound Advice: March 26, 2015

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

#ICYMI, a roundup of noteworthy musical happenings in the city some call The 6. Shad Shines: Shout out to Shad, whose national profile and brand awareness jumped a few notches with his landing the coveted hosting gig at CBC’s Q. Kudos to the underrated rapper-artist, whose gig this Friday (March 27) at Massey Hall will […]

Spice City Toronto: This crumbling Scarborough strip mall is home to some great Haitian home cooking

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Kennedy Road harbours a hidden gem. A small restaurant in a half-abandoned strip mall in Scarborough is serving up the vibrant flavours of Haiti. The opening of Alabon Libon Caribbean Cuisine at 623 Kennedy Road last May signalled a welcome return of Haitian food to the area, which is home to many immigrants from the island nation. In 2013, Haitian food, […]

Glad Hand: Media Consolidation Funnies

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s weekly political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb.

Newsstand: March 26, 2015

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

#AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik. If that reference is lost on you, consider yourself a blessed human being. In the news: tempers flare at a meeting of the executive committee, Mayor Tory tells the premier to get on with municipal election reform, and UofT hopes that binding arbitration will end the teaching assistant strike. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Peace Out, Two Solitudes; Executive Committee Revisits Woodbine; Pancer’s Deli Is Back

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. “The two solitudes are over,” said Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre today in a morning press conference with Mayor John Tory, assuring denizens of both mayors’ cities that when it comes to seeking international investment, the historically rival […]

The Post and Sun are Poised to Join Forces

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our very helpful suggestions for how the conglomerate can maximize its new #brand. Today, Canada’s competition bureau informed Postmedia Network Canada Corp., the parent company of the National Post, that it does not intend to challenge the company’s purchase of Sun Media under the Competition Act. Show More Summary

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