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Extra, Extra: John Tory Doesn’t Want to Talk 2025 Expo, Notoriously Invasive Carp, and Meek Mill Shows Up Late

21 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In addition to Toronto’s proposed bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, the City will now have to decide on whether to submit an application for the 2025 Expo. In similar fashion to his non-answer on Toronto’s […]

Bidding for the Summer Olympics

21 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Reviewing Toronto's five previous attempts to display the Olympic rings. As the 1952 Summer Olympics wound down in Helsinki, Canadian Olympic Association (COA) president A. Sidney Dawes believed our country was nowhere near ready to win the games. Show More Summary

Bombardier’s Revised Streetcar Schedule Sees One-Year Delay

21 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Streetcar manufacturer Bombardier commits to new schedule after missing previous deadlines. In a statement made today by TTC streetcar manufacturer Bombardier, a revised delivery schedule will see the city’s new vehicles roll out at least one year behind schedule. Show More Summary

Reel Toronto: Suits – Season 4 (Part One)

21 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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. Reel Toronto revels in digging up and displaying the films that attempt to mask, hide, or—in rare cases—proudly display our city. Man, […]

Photoist: Art Gallery of Ontario

21 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Art Gallery of Ontario by Duane Schermerhorn. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Newsstand: July 29, 2015

21 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It could be the hottest day of the year out there, so make sure to have lots of freezies and popsicles. In the news: Jermaine Carby's toxicology report, the McNicoll bus garage goes ahead, and Batman has car trouble. The Toronto SunShow More Summary

Extra, Extra: U of T Research Facility Receives $114 Million Grant, Just Desserts’ Bittersweet Bash, and FHRITP

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The University of Toronto has received a $114 million from the federal government, the largest single research grant in the school’s history. Under the Canada First Excellence Research Fund, Minister of State for Science and Technology Ed […]

Poll Position: Majority Supports 2024 Olympic Bid

With the Pan Am Games at a close, Toronto now has to decide whether or not to submit a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. “Do you support of oppose Toronto making a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games?” Approve: 61% Disapprove: 30%...Show More Summary

Olivia Chow Announces Federal Run, Sets Matchup Against Adam Vaughan

Former mayoral candidate confirms return to federal politics with a bid for Spadina-Fort York. She’s ba-ack. This morning, Olivia Chow confirmed suspicions of her planned return to federal politics, and announced official plans to accept the NDP nomination and run to be the Member of Parliament for the Spadina-Fort York riding. Show More Summary

Black Lives Matter Protests on the Allen Expressway

Yesterday, Black Lives Matter took over Allen Road to share their message, and some people chose to focus on their tactics. Hundreds of protesters took to Eglinton Gilbert Parkette yesterday evening to demand justice for Jermaine Carby and Andrew Loku, who both recently died at the hands of local police. Show More Summary

TIFF Announces 40th Anniversary Opening Lineup

The festival celebrates its 40th anniversary with a reciprocating saw-sporting Jake Gyllenhaal and a man-bunned Paul Gross. TIFF CEO Piers Handling and Artistic Director Cameron Bailey took to the TIFF Bell Lightbox this morning to announce the first wave of programming for the festival’s 40th anniversary. Show More Summary

Photoist: Dark Art

Dark Art by JD’s Photography. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Newsstand: July 28, 2015

We're sweating, and it's not the because of athletic exertion. Today's headlines: changes before the Parapan Am Games, a Black Lives Matter Toronto protest shuts down part of Allen Road, and the Supreme Court gets another Conservative-appointed judge. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: The RCMP Wants to Be Your Facebook Friend, Jeff Lyons Passes Away at 75, and A New Aga Khan Exhibit

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Have your Facebook posts ever been “liked” by a waddle of penguins? If so, the RCMP may be watching you. Officers reportedly created a fake Facebook profile, Bebop Arooney, with a profile picture of three penguins gathered on a beach, to monitor and communicate more than two dozen Toronto organizations. These groups included Black Lives […]

Rep Cinema This Week: Sentimental Education, Stories We Tell, The Look of Silence

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: an experimental riff on Flaubert, Sarah Polley’s moving family saga, and a sobering critique of the Indonesian death squads. Show More Summary

Spotted: Blazing Tower Power

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

SPOTTED BY: Tharanga Ramanayake WHERE: CityPlace WHEN: Sunday, July 26, 10:00 p.m. WHAT:The Pan Am Games closed with a literal bang, as evidenced by the time-lapse footage from one Torontoist reader of last night’s jaw-dropping CN Tower fireworks display. According to Joshua Hind, the PANAMANIA site manager at Nathan Phillips Square, the CN Tower display […]

Torontoist Explains: How Heat Alerts Work

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We know it feels like heat-alert weather, but what does that mean and how does Toronto Public Health respond? Earlier today, Toronto Public Health declared a heat alert for the city, as temperatures are expected to hit 38 degrees Celsius with the humidex. Show More Summary

Photoist: Fire in the Sky

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Fire in the Sky by Jason Cook. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Televisualist: In Which Television Goes Down Under

3 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 Earlier this year, Banished was BBC Two’s biggest premiere in a long time: the series, a drama about the first British penal colony in Australia, got […]

Newsstand: July 27, 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's still hot as all get-out, so don't... get out... if you don't have to. And please blame the bad joke on the weather. In the news today: a Toronto bid on the 2024 Olympics seems increasingly likely, Eve Adams lost her Liberal nomination, and when Kanye West performed last night boring haters didn't destroy the city. Show More Summary

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