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Extra, Extra: Historical Halloween Pranks, Racist Cartoons, and What It’s Like to Face Ford Nation

3 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. It turns out Toronto has an impressive history of Halloween hooliganism—much of it involving livestock of various kinds. On one memorable occasion, recounted in a 1913 edition of the Toronto Daily Star, it seems several cows were shooed […]

Encapsulating Toronto’s Past

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A look at time capsules across the city—and what's in them. Email, cell phones, Twitter, and even old-fashioned snail mail mean there are plenty of ways to communicate in the present—but if you want to send a message to the future, there’s only one thing for it: a time capsule. Toronto has been squirreling away all sorts of trinkets in time capsules over the past hundred […]

Vandalist: Hand Guns

6 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Pew pew. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Lisa Dejong FIELD NOTES: Everyone get ready to unholster your fake guns—Halloween is here and we expect to see all kinds of creative prop usage. We anticipate cowfolk, gangsters, spies, and more packing “handmade” heat while gorging on candy and chocolate. We’re looking forward to everyone dressing up, living […]

Spice City Toronto: Gourmet Satay Offers Up Classic Malaysian Cuisine

8 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Dishes at the new Scarborough restaurant are carefully prepared and packed with flavour. One of the absolute best Southeast Asian restaurants in the Toronto area is Gourmet Malaysia, an oversized dining hall in Scarborough with a massive menu of Malaysian, Indonesian, and Singaporean favourites. Show More Summary

No Subway Service Between Bloor and Eglinton Stations This Weekend

9 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The TTC is once again shutting down a portion of Line 1 for track work. Another weekend has arrived, and with it another subway shutdown. On November 1 and 2, there will be no subway service on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) between Bloor and Eglinton stations due to track work. Show More Summary

Newsstand: October 31, 2014

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Happy Halloween, everyone! Don a costume today if only to pretend for an evening that the past week hasn't happened. We certainly will. Before you do that, though, read some news! Rob Ford's tumour hasn't shrunk (but it also hasn't grown),...Show More Summary

Goodbye, and Thank You

When I left grad school, halfway through a PhD I’ll probably never finish, I didn’t have any idea I’d wind up as a journalist. Back in Toronto after five years away, all I knew was that I still wanted to write, and that living elsewhere had made me freshly aware of this city: of how […]

Extra, Extra: Doug Ford’s Ambitions, Electoral Maps, and Petition Supporting the Women Affected by Jian Ghomeshi

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Those of you mourning the end of the mayoral campaign will be glad to hear there might be another contest on the horizon involving one of the municipal election’s central figures. “I can honestly say I wouldn’t rule […]

TIFF Opens the Pod Bay Doors on Its Massive Stanley Kubrick Exhibition

Exhibition celebrates the 50-year career of the enigmatic, genre-hopping American filmmaker. Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) October 31–January 25 $12.50 “Meet you in Room 237,” TIFF Director...Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Warning List

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

Our Broken Discourse About Sexual Assault

Accusers continue to step forward with allegations of sexual assaults committed by Jian Ghomeshi. His accusers deserve the presumption of innocence just as much as he does. After the CBC announced Sunday that he had been fired, JianShow More Summary

Reel Toronto: Nikita — Season 3 (Part Two)

After three years of adventuring everywhere on the planet without leaving Toronto, Nikita finally visits our fair city. 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: October 30, 2014

Halloween is tomorrow?this means only one more day of having to suffer through that annoying Village People–themed Value Village radio commercial. We may not have costumes, but we sure do have some news for you: The provincial government...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Hefty Fines for Illegal Signs, Toronto in Four Maps, and the City’s First “Street Store”

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. It’s been a rough week for Doug Ford. First he lost the mayoral election. Now it looks as if he’s going to lose some money too. CP24 reports that Ford is facing an $11,950 fine over illegally […]

Toronto’s Spookiest Stage Shows

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Check out our Halloween theatre roundup, featuring all the fairies, demons, and puppets you can handle. Earlier this month we published a roundup of Halloween-themed events happening in Toronto. Now we turn our attention to tales of terror and suspense that are gracing stages across the city. Show More Summary

The Search Is on for a New Toronto Police Chief

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto Police Services Board is looking for the city's next top cop—and they want the public's help in their search. On election night, Toronto showed that it is ready for a fresh start. But a new mayor is not the only major change coming to the city—by February, Toronto will have a new chief of police, too. Show More Summary

The Art of Building a Bunker Brings the Frightening Reality of Racism to the Stage

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Adam Lazarus's dark satire strikes a chord in the wake of Toronto's municipal election. The scariest show this Halloween has nothing to do with zombies, vampires, or other fictional monsters. It’s about that very real monster, the racist—a...Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Bring Down the Sky, by Northumbria

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto-based ambient drone duo's sophomore effort is both beautiful and devastating. Last Halloween, experimental drone duo Northumbria released a stunning debut record. All Days Begin As Night was a complex creation that folded and unfolded itself in exquisite layers, with sounds shuffling and shivering against each other. Show More Summary

Newsstand: October 29, 2014

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Welcome to Wednesday, Tory Nation. In the news: drivers snapping cellphone shots of yesterday's DVP rollover get charged, charges are laid against a TTC driver in a fatal crash, Doug Ford mulls a run for Progressive Conservative leadership, and a researcher finally discovers the name of a mysterious ROM mummy. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: October 29, 2014

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: Anishinaabe artists of the Great Lakes, dramatizing the aftermath of war, and a crude musical. Ongoing… Art: “Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes“ is a collaborative effort of...Show More Summary

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