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Extra, Extra: Toronto’s New Bike Lanes, Councillors Express Olympic Skepticism, and Not the Last Time “Trump” and “Unstable” Are Used Together in One Sentence

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Cyclists will now have more bike lanes, with construction on the existing Richmond and Adelaide Streets lanes expected to get underway this week. The lanes, which currently run from Bathurst to University, will be extended east to […]

Learning to Love “the Actor’s Nightmare” in Wonderstruck Live and Mixed Company

8 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

These shows are bringing stage actors and improvisers closer together. Wonderstruck Live Storefront Theatre (955 Bloor Street West) Sunday August 30, 8 p.m. PWYC Mixed Company Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West) Monday August 31, 8 p.m. Show More Summary

Full House Delivers an Empty Show

9 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With unwanted hugs, giant dildos, and Perez Hilton, National Lampoon Presents: Full House the Musical! A Tanner Family Parody! shocks without a discernible message. National Lampoon Presents: Full House the Musical! A Tanner Family Parody!...Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: Inside Out, Irrational Man, and Mad Max: Fury Road

10 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: Pixar’s glimpse into the emotional life of a young girl, Woody Allen’s umpteenth take on crime and punishment, and Mad Max and Furiosa’s feminist apocalypse. Inside Out Directed by Pete Docter Fox Theatre (2236 Queen Street […]

Duly Quoted: Russell Martin, on the Jays’ Winning Ways

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

After years of mediocrity, the Jays are winning and loving every minute of it. “If this isn’t the feel of a championship team, I don’t know what is.” —Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin, who has made the playoffs in seven of his nine seasons, speaks to reporters about the Jays’ momentum over the past month. Show More Summary

Spotted: Zombie Death March

13 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The popular zombie walk saw its last edition on Saturday, as the local undead gave the event a fitting farewell. WHAT: The Toronto Zombie Walk bade farewell to Toronto on Saturday with a funeral ceremony at the Royal Cinema, followed by a wake at the CNE. Show More Summary

Televisualist: The Late Mrs. Robot Does Not Appear

14 hours 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 The newest entry in the Million Dollar Listing franchise is Million Dollar Listing: San Francisco, which, because it is San Francisco, probably means a lot of […]

Newsstand: August 31, 2015

15 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

News today for you: a sex-ed ad blitz timed with the beginning of school, education workers without contracts vote to escalate job actions, and what it's like to live in a TCHC home that desperately needs repairing. The province’s new...Show More Summary

Historicist: Johnny at the Fair

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Before he was a fine artist, Charles Pachter wandered the Canadian National Exhibition as a four-year-old for the NFB in 1947. Out of 100 or so boys who auditioned for the title role in the National Film Board’s celebration of the 1947 Canadian National Exhibition, Johnny at the Fair, Charles “Sonny” Pachter stood out. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: August 29, 2015

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Weekend news coming at you! A couple of end-of-summer street festivals, a strong opiate was stolen and may be reaching the streets soon, former PC leadership candidate Christine Elliott stepped down, and demands to end carding continue. Show More Summary

Torontoist Week in Review: August 24 to 28

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A lot happens in the course of a workweek. Here’s a look back at the top stories from the past five days that you might have missed or might care to revisit. All The Food That Will Break Your Heart at the CNE Poutine balls. Coco bites. S’more baos. We tried the latest (and not-so-greatest) […]

Unwined: Summer Isn’t Finished Yet, Damn It

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Wines to enjoy to the last drops of their bottles while you squeeze the last drops from the summer season. I will admit that when I left the house in the mornings this week it felt a lot less like summer. Meanwhile, in wine country, something else has started to happen. Show More Summary

Second City’s Click, Bait, & Switch Is Buzz-Worthy

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We review the notoriously hilarious sketch troupe's latest revue. The Second City: Click, Bait, & Switch Second City Toronto (51 Mercer Street) $16-$45 How best to evaluate Click, Bait, & Switch, Second City Toronto’s latest sketch revue offering? The first and easiest question: is it funny? Yes, very much so. Show More Summary

Photoist: Dog on Ferry

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Dog on Ferry by Isaac Yu Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

Vandalist: This Is Important

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

You're important too. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Trinity Bellwoods Park PHOTO BY: Georgette P FIELD NOTES: Sometimes we all feel a little insignificant. As easy as it is to let these thoughts get us down we need to remember that everything, no matter how insignificant it may seem, is important. This piece is important. Graffiti is important. Trinity Bellwoods […]

Newsstand: August 28, 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's almost school! The seasons come and go, don't they? In the news: the Catholic school board is building a new school, Toronto South Detention Centre is facing another problem, and former school board chair Chris Spence is under fire for professional misconduct. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: A Ferry Passenger’s Freakout, Watching Porn is Considered Cheating, and Independent Grocers Fight to Stay Open

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. A Toronto Island ferry passenger says he was concerned for his safety after getting stuck behind a locked gate on his way to Ward’s Island Sunday afternoon. Robert Bernecky, one of many passengers who became stuck on […]

Making Money on the Streets

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

BuskerFest performers discuss the ins and outs of life as professional street artists. 26-year-old Kaile Glick is in character as soon as she sits in front of her typewriter. For the past five years she’s been playing the role of the Spontaneous Prose Store’s proprietor. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: The Conservative Approach to the Media

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Conservatives would rather not answer questions from the media. “We don’t go by your deadlines, sir. We go by our deadlines and you don’t happen to accept that.” —A volunteer for MP Joe Daniel (Conservative, Don Valley North) explains why the incumbent won’t speak to a Star reporter. Show More Summary

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