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How Toronto’s Papers Covered Subway Air Pollution and Raptors Fever

3 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Sorry Leafs fans. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. It was only two weeks ago that the Toronto Sun‘s famed columnist and man-about-town Joe “Night Scrawler” Warmington declared...Show More Summary

10 Hidden Gems in the Plateau

A Schwartz-free zone Le Plateau Mont Royal is a magical neighbourhood for people who love to eat. It’s dense with restaurants, cafes, and specialty grocery stores, and it’s tough to walk a block without finding somewhere new you’d like to try. Show More Summary

The Audacity of Canada 150; a Lie Designed To Erase Our Legacy of Genocide

6 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Indigenous people are tired of explaining why Canada's history is nothing to celebrate. I prefer not to identify as Canadian these days. There was a time when I was proudly Canadian, though that was more of an unexamined acceptanceShow More Summary

Ever-Affordable Caterer Kiffin Gets Its Own Plateau Restaurant

Can you say “under $10”? Kiffin (formerly Tiffin) has been doing healthy budget-conscious food since 2013 — first in San Francisco, then in Montreal since 2015. Now the company has opened up a permanent spot on St-Denis in the Plateau. Affordable...Show More Summary

See Second City Fellows Curry Laughs

23 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The 2017 Bob Curry Fellows perform tonight on the Second City Mainstage. Mondays are the Second City Mainstage revue‘s night off, which normally means the touring company has the stage. But tonight, there will be a special performance: the Bob Curry Fellowship Showcase. Show More Summary

Imagine Life After Trump Goes Nuclear

Tonight's politically minded theatrical cabaret asked contributing playwrights to come up with short pieces on possible "Nuclear Option" fallouts. Politics, art, and activism collide in the Wrecking Ball cabaret series, an event showcasing brand new short works by theatre artists every few months or so. Show More Summary

South Shore Gets A Swanky Victorian Pub in Madame Bovary

Mall vibes be gone South Shore-ites have a shiny new venue that may give a little incentive to not cross over to the island for a night out — Madame Bovary has just opened up in Boucherville, in the former Rack ‘N’ Roll space. The location...Show More Summary

Library Union Prepares to Fight Staffless Pilot Project

The Toronto Public Library is planning to extend opening hours at some branches by replacing staff with security cameras. The Toronto Public Library is a beloved public institution, as Maureen O’Reilly, president of the Toronto Public...Show More Summary

Want to End Poverty? Let’s Talk About a Maximum Income for Ontario

Anti-poverty groups handed out pamphlets outside RBC’s annual general meeting. The Ontario government is rolling out its basic income pilot project later this year. Roughly speaking, the idea is to provide everyone in a given area—aShow More Summary

Critic Laments BYOB Restaurant Prince’s Plump Price Tag

And Lesley Chesterman has lunch tips to share — Courtesy of Le Journal de Montréal critic Thierry Daraize, Plateau BYOB Prince — from bring-your-own-wine big gun Georges Blais — has earned its third positive write-up. Well, kind of —...Show More Summary

See The World’s Oldest Father and Son Cajun Duo

The latest reunion show of the uber-veteran musical duo The Williamson Playboys will cover such relevant topics as the Prussian-Brazilian War, and the Hindenburg disaster. Their gigs these days are fewer and farther between. Maybe age...Show More Summary

Hear and See (Actual) Women Discuss Women in Music

A screening of the 1954 film Carmen Jones will be followed by a discussion on women in music. Despite the many excellent women and women-fronted acts playing at Canadian Music Week, the talk in media and music circles over the festival...Show More Summary

City Council Preview: April 26-28, 2017

We read the agenda so you don't have to. Headlining Acts After last month’s showdown over the Scarborough subway extension (the worst idea in Toronto transit and current suburban fetish object), next week’s council session is comparatively routine. Show More Summary

Toronto Needs Immediate Solutions to Ongoing Homelessness Crisis

The entire shelter system in the city is dangerously overcapacity. Several agencies on the frontlines helping Toronto street-involved residents called an emergency press conference April 18 to address the city’s ongoing homelessness crisis. Show More Summary

See the Cracks Mental Illness Causes in Little Pretty And The Exceptional

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Playwright Anusree Roy dug deep for this story of a seemingly thriving Canadian family coping with mental illness. Off the top of Little Pretty and The Exceptional, in its premiere run at Factory Theatre, Toronto theatre audiences could be forgiven for drawing early comparisons to Kim’s Convenience. Show More Summary

Spinning is Biking Without All The Good Stuff

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A city cyclist gets dragged to a Toronto spin class. About a month ago I was out for a work date with Victoria, one of my oldest friends. About two coffees into our spreadsheet-addled afternoon, she leaned over and in a conspiratorial tone asked: “Do you want to go to SoulCycle?” My immediate response was NO. Show More Summary

Say Farewell to Doughnut Champs Chez Boris This Weekend — And Other Closures

And Peter Sergakis gets his way as a big gay club goes under on permit technicalities MILE END — Russian doughnut slinger extraordinaire Chez Boris’ final day of business is this Sunday, April 23. As Eater reported back in February,Show More Summary

Toronto’s Rainbow Railroad Responds to Reports of a Gay Concentration Camp in Chechnya

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Canada urged to take immediate action following reports of gay men being rounded up, tortured with electric shocks and beaten to death. By now you may have read reports that nearly 100 men suspected of being gay or bisexual are being detained in Chechnya, in what is being called the first concentration camp since Nazi Germany. Show More Summary

Watch Images of Art and Eroticism

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Two long-running local events—The Images Festival, and the rebranded Feminist Porn Awards (now the Toronto International Porn Festival)—kick off tonight. Two film festivals with particular focus on their use of the medium kicked off with opening receptions last night. Show More Summary

UberEats Has Started Delivering in Montreal

More of the “gig economy” on the food delivery scene As of this week, Montreal is the latest pin on the map for ride hailing service Uber’s food delivery offshoot, UberEats. The service is now in some 68 cities globally, and severalShow More Summary

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