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What Commuting is Like for This 82-Year-Old Torontonian

32 minutes agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Can't things just arrive on time? When Judith Goldfarb, 82, was liberated from Ravensbrück, a women’s concentration camp in northern Germany, in 1945, she made her way to Toronto to start a brand new life. After marrying Steven, 96,Show More Summary

Oh God, is the Toronto Casino Debate Back Again?

1 hour agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We hope you like reruns! Time is a flat circle. Three years after we declared a downtown casino “well and truly dead,” it’s back on the table. Here’s a quick guide to what happened last time, why we’re back here again, and what might happen. Show More Summary

Patrick Brown’s Flip-Flopping on the Sex-Ed Curriculum is Detrimental to Youth

3 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The PC leader's latest move is part of his trend of flip-flopping on LGBTQ issues. This past July, Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown strode down Yonge Street, banner in hand, as part of Toronto’s annual Pride parade. Show More Summary

What to Check Out in Toronto August 29–September 4: The Glass Menagerie, Fan Expo, BuskerFest

3 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What's going on this week? More than meets the eye. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Monday August 29 Theatre company Soulpepper is wrapping up its...Show More Summary

Historicist: The Telegraph and the Early Career of John Ross Robertson

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Early journalistic efforts of the founding publisher of the Telegram. While it only lasted six years, the Telegraph filled an important role in shaping one of Toronto’s most powerful newspaper publishers. The experience taught John Ross...Show More Summary

Senator Nicole Eaton Hates Toronto’s Bike Lanes

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Is Toronto like a third world country? This senator thinks so! We certainly can’t find anyone better to comment on the effectiveness of Toronto’s bike lanes than a wealthy senator. Enter Nicole Eaton. Notable for her Conservative fundraising,...Show More Summary

Toronto Establishment Lets Wine Lovers Store Their Bottles in a Dream Cellar

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For a steep cost, that is. In my tasting notes for wines in the column, I often mention how long a wine will age in a cellar. But, the reality is that no matter how serious you get about wine, most of us will never have the ideal wine cellar. Show More Summary

Taxi Driver Charged After Collision with Cyclist Captured by YouTube Star

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Charges come days after viral video depicted the incident. A taxi driver is facing charges after a video that showed him crashing into a cyclist went viral last week. Thornhill resident Ali Farkhondehfall, 57, has been arrested and charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and assault with a weapon. Show More Summary

Amazing Graffiti Art Enlivens This Trinity Bellwoods Alley

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A fine example of the art our alleys have to offer. BY: Several artists LOCATION: Trinity Bellwoods Park PHOTO BY: Mooncall2012 FIELD NOTES: It should come as no surprise to regular Vandalist readers that we love the abundance of alley graffiti our city has to offer. Show More Summary

The West Toronto Railpath Finally Gets Funding For Expansion

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Cyclists, rejoice! After years of local organizing, things are finally getting underway for the West Toronto Railpath extension. The federal government announced this week that it will fund $11.7 million of the estimated total of $23 million for the extension. Show More Summary

We Went to Toronto’s Vape Olympics, Which Might Be the Last of its Kind in Ontario

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Competitive vaping is a thing. Past the vendors and industry insiders, the backroom at the Canadian Cloud Circuit was filled with smoke. Held in May in conjunction with the Canadian Vape Expo, Canada’s leading e-cigarette trade show, the CCC attracted the very best vapers in the country. Show More Summary

Resident Killjoy John Tory Removes Pokémon Go Stops at Ferry Terminal

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This is why we can't have nice things. Looking to catch a rare water Pokémon? Your chances just got slimmer—and you can thank potential Team Rocket conspirator Mayor John Tory for that. The mayor’s call to reduce the number of Pokéstops...Show More Summary

This Light Display Livens Up Bay Street

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Drake has been inspired by the artist's penchant for trippy colours. INSTALLATION: Straight Flush DATE: September 2009 LOCATION: 333 Bay Street, Bay and Adelaide streets (lobby of Bay Adelaide Centre) It’s always a bit of a gamble to commission work for the cityscape. Show More Summary

How to Borrow Art from the AGO for Less than the Cost of a Weekly TTC Pass

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

To classy up our apartment kitsch, we borrowed fine art from the AGO. I picked up the elk two summers ago when they were left leaning against a trash bin on Dundas and Dovercourt. Rendered in shades of teal in paint-by-numbers acrylic, they were pure Canadiana kitsch constrained only by a garish, gold-dusted frame. Show More Summary

Pilot Project Will Test Pay-to-Play at Toronto’s Public Tennis Courts

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

2017 pilot project will make players pay permit fees per hour on public courts. Tuomo Perala hits the Moss Park tennis courts every day at noon. It’s a routine, one that keeps him active and playing the sport he loves. As it stands, rallying during the lunch hour doesn’t cost Perala. Show More Summary

Jerry Agar is Wrong About the Olympics

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We were waiting for a lousy column about the Olympics and Agar delivered. We had been waiting for a truly idiotic post-Olympics hot take from the Toronto mediocritat, and Jerry Agar delivered a world-class performance. Writing in the...Show More Summary

Torontonians Remember Jack Layton, Five Years Later

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Public memorial celebrates the late politician's work, both locally and federally. Around 8 p.m. on Monday evening—the shade growing across leafy Riverdale Park West—a slow procession made its way across Winchester Street towards the Toronto Necropolis, Jack Layton’s final resting place. Show More Summary

Now Magazine is Looking for a Weed Writer

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

"This Strawberry Cough gets five Ns, that's for sure." We don’t often promote job listings on behalf of our friends at Now magazine. But in this case, we’ll make an exception. The fact that there is a local journalism job—even a freelance one—now constitutes news. Show More Summary

We Should be Grateful to the YouTube Star Who Captured a Cyclist Accident on Camera

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Viral video forces Torontonians to confront the realities of road safety. The accident happens in a matter of seconds. A courier cyclist riding north on Bay Street motions at a taxi driver, and bangs on his window. Then the driver veers right into the cyclist, and knocks him onto the sidewalk, bending his front wheel. Show More Summary

In Praise of Unsexy Infrastructure

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

New federal money for TTC planning studies, accessibility, bike lanes, and the Railpath deserves our attention. In Toronto, no one wins elections for ensuring water comes out of your tap or the streetcar comes on time. You can lose votes if these things don’t happen, and that’s because this is basic infrastructure that we take for granted. Show More Summary

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