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Extra, Extra: Sessional Instructors, a Lucky Elizabeth Gallagher, and Thousands of Potholes

12 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In news that will depress but not surprise sessional instructors everywhere, Centennial College has decided it will now be paying its part-time instructors by the hour, rather than by the day or week. And by “by the […]

Theatre for the Naughty and Nice

13 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto stages serve up festive fare for a wide variety of tastes this holiday season. Would you prefer to spend the holidays with the Sugar Plum Fairy or a flame-haired dominatrix in kinky boots? Whatever your tastes, naughty or nice, Toronto’s stages have something to make you merry this season. Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: Political Decor

16 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Long before the Rob Ford bobblehead doll, you could own a bust of the prime minister or a print of the premier. It’s possible that some lucky souls will find a Rob Ford bobblehead doll under their Christmas tree this year. Whether hoarded...Show More Summary

Sound Advice: 1021, by Rochelle Jordan

18 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The R&B vocalist and songwriter continues to experiment on her first full-length album. Toronto-raised, Los Angeles-based Rochelle Jordan has been an underground R&B darling for a couple of years now, and the praise she’s received is wholly warranted. Show More Summary

Newsstand: December 17, 2014

20 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It would appear that fog is the new snow. In the news: a Ryerson student gets flack for encouraging people to give pizza to the homeless, the TCHC approves a $2.5-billion budget for 2015, a retirement home gets slapped with a $10,000 fine for operating without a license, and a woman is hit by a bus near Yonge and Eglinton. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Bike Lane Surveys, the New City Librarian, and Maple Syrup Imposters

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Do you love the new cycle tracks on Richmond, Adelaide and Simcoe streets? Alternately, do you hate the new cycle tracks on Richmond, Adelaide and Simcoe streets? If you have an opinion about them, you can have […]

An Open Letter to Toronto’s Next Police Chief

It's not your job to defend racist police practices. It's your job to correct them. Dear Madam or, most likely, Sir: As Toronto’s next police chief, you doubtless face a daunting list of institutional priorities. I hope the acknowledgment and elimination of racist policing in our city is at or near the top of this list. Show More Summary

TTC to Accept Debit and Credit Payment for Fares

The The TTC is venturing boldly into the 1990s. Starting January 1, customers will be able to use their debit and credit cards to purchase fares at all subway stations. “In a global city like Toronto, the idea that most transactions would have to take place with cash is something that is almost prehistoric,” said Mayor […]

Public Works: Turning Out the Lights in the Big Apple

Why a New York City councillor wants commercial buildings in the city to go dark at night. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Show More Summary

Newsstand: December 16, 2014

Happy Hanukkah, dear friends! In the news: Pan Am Games organizers spent nearly $500,000 on travel expenses in four years, a restaurant fights to keep its accessibility ramp, and homebuyers pay a premium to live near public transit.Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Free Turkeys, Heckling the Premier, and $1.2 Billion for Ontario

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Hundreds lined up at Honest Ed’s today to get their hands on free turkeys and fruitcakes. The annual festive-food giveaway has been taking place since 1987, but its future is in doubt now that the building has […]

Rep Cinema This Week: Advanced Style, Home Alone, and 2001: A Space Odyssey

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a spirited look at septuagenarian fashionistas, a quote-along presentation of a holiday staple, and a 70-mm print of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece. Show More Summary

Spotted: ‘Black Lives Matter’ March

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Hundreds of Torontonians took to the streets on Saturday to protest police brutality and racism. SPOTTED BY: Michael Fillier WHERE: Yonge Street at Queen Street WHEN: Saturday, December 13, 2014 WHAT: A march in protest of police brutality and racism. Show More Summary

Televisualist: Featuring the Ruggedly Predictable Jim Parsons

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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 MasterChef Canada: A Holiday Special is a special one-shot MasterChef wherein former contestants return to the MasterChef Canada Kitchen (man, that is an unwieldy name) to […]

Newsstand: December 15, 2014

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Raptors beat the Knicks, and even the Leafs succeeded. It was truly a remarkable weekend for Toronto sports teams. In the news this morning: an outsider is coming to review police practices, farm workers get a health clinic tailored to their needs, and doctors at St. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: December 13, 2014

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Thank God the snow has melted. In the news today: Toronto isn't spending its community grants where it should, it's now legal in Ontario to buy milk in three-litre increments, and Queens Quay construction is far over budget. The City...Show More Summary

Historicist: Torn Between the Synagogue and Concert Hall

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto connections of Joseph Shlisky, one of the world's greatest cantors. Jewish immigrants in the early 20th century looked forward to weekly services at the synagogue—and on holidays like Passover, Yom Kippur, or Hanukkah (which occurs this year between December 17 and 24)—with great anticipation. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Feral Cats, Mammoliti’s Sort-Of Mea Culpa, and Getting to the Airport for a Token

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. For the first time ever, the City is launching a trap, spay/neuter and release initiative for cats. Over the course of six months, 400 feral or “free-roaming” felines will be scooped up by Toronto Animal Services as […]

Winter Beers Bring Holiday Cheers

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Winter is coming. Celebrate the cold days, lack of sunlight, and interminable snow pile-ups with a variety of wonderful warming beers and beer-related events. Remember long johns, shovels, and all those other things you cathartically...Show More Summary

Variety Shows to Put You in the Holiday Spirit

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Here are a few ways to get your cheer on this holiday season. The holidays are approaching, and festive shows abound, but we’ve decided to look at some comedy and variety acts that aren’t simply slapping a Santa hat on their usual gags. Show More Summary

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