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Historicist: The Caravan is on its Way

Torontonians travel the world—without leaving the city borders. “Toronto was once a mausoleum where nothing moved on Sunday but clergymen’s lips,” wrote the Toronto Star‘s Trent Frayne in 1974. However, in the years since the SecondShow More Summary

Video and Photos: Trans Marchers Celebrate the Passing of Trans Human Rights Bill

“I'm marching today because I finally have the freedom to be the person I always wanted to be" The mood was jubilant as thousands took part in the 9th annual Toronto Trans March on Friday evening. Marchers took off from Bloor Street at Church, headed south down Yonge Street, turned left on Carlton Street, ending up in Allan Gardens. Show More Summary

In Photos: Toronto’s Annual Queer Night March Blocks Traffic in Front of Police Headquarters

The Night March is the annual reminder that Pride is political. The annual queer and trans Night March, now in its sixth year, led hundreds of marchers through Toronto’s Gay Village, across College Street, before temporarily stopping traffic in front of police headquarters Wednesday evening. Show More Summary

Meet Barley - Bar À Céréales, Little Burgundy’s Incoming Cereal Bar

#EatItUp: A new bar for breakfast eats LITTLE BURGUNDY — Come August, the Notre-Dame Ouest strip will see the arrival of Barley - Bar À Céréales, offering the breakfast food as parfaits, smoothie bowls, or doused in milk. Owner Soufian...Show More Summary

Flooding Across the GTA Will Only Get Worse With Climate Change

Severe flooding on Ward's Island has led to a plunge in business at the Rectory Café. It will close for good in October. After one of the rainiest springs on record, Toronto is grappling with prolonged flooding. Here’s what the TRCA is doing to keep the damage at bay. Show More Summary

In Photos: AIDS Vigil Shines a Light on Indigenous Health

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What does reconciliation and decolonization mean for people living with HIV and AIDS? As part of a larger, Pride-wide focus on Indigenous issues this year—the parade’s grand marshal is Cree artist Kent Monkman and the youth ambassador...Show More Summary

Mirthful Mx. In The 6ix: 2017 Edition

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our annual comedy profile, previously named Local Ladies Who Make Us Laugh, is evolving—much like these comedic talents. This is Torontoist‘s seventh-annual feature showcasing some of the city’s best established and emerging comedic talent, and up until now, they’ve all been female-identifying. Show More Summary

Anti-Muslim Hate Groups Plan to March in the Toronto Pride Parade

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

"We’re going there to cause some shit. The lefties are going to lose their shit." Far-right groups have invited the Jewish Defence League to join them in marching in the Toronto Pride parade on Sunday, carrying Islamophobic signs and “severed heads,” according to a public video posted on Facebook. Show More Summary

‘We Got Here On Time and We’ve All Been Locked Out’; Black Lives Matter Toronto Disrupt Police Board Meeting

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With the meeting at capacity, activists and parents staged a protest in the hall calling for uniformed police officers out of Toronto schools. Protests erupted in the hall outside a Toronto Police Services Board meeting last week after attendees who were kept out became fed up with the situation. Show More Summary

Torontoist Explains: Green Bonds, Making a Profit While Making a Difference

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Green bonds are helping to fund the transition to a renewable energy-based economy. In the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump pulling out of the Paris climate accord, you might be looking for ways to protect the planet that don’t rely solely on governments and international treaties. Show More Summary

Have a Look Inside Verdun’s New Cambodian Restaurant Les Street Monkeys

Grand opening this Thursday At last, Montreal can boast a new Cambodian restaurant to its diverse catalog of restaurants. Les Street Monkeys, a street food-inspired endeavour spun from the minds of co-owner Tota Oung, William Kit, and...Show More Summary

30 Epic Montreal Terrasses

Sunny ways and boozy days The sun is out and the temperatures are climbing. That can only mean one thing: Terrasse season is here. Whether you're looking for brunch, lunch, drinks, or dinner, Montreal provides a bevy of outdoor options. Show More Summary

Toronto Sun Columnist Has a Warning for Artists Who Take On Trump Through Shakespeare

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

More hot takes in today's Sun, the resident right-wing gay Jewish muckraker goes to pot. The Toronto Sun‘s prolific conservative columnist and Lou Reed fan Anthony Furey delivered a mind-blowing hot take in today’s paper in responseShow More Summary

Falafel Avenue’s New Plateau Location Opens Next Week

The vegan and vegetarian eatery opens its doors on June 29th Mark your calendars; as of June 29th, Falafel Avenue will be opening the doors of its new Plateau location on the Mont-Royal strip, designed by Jean-Pierre Viau with a mural...Show More Summary

X-Men Actors Spotted Noshing in Montreal

James McAvoy treating himself to the Atwater Market, and Kodi Smit-McPhee in the Old Port Last week, a report by Journal de Montréal announced the anticipated arrival of several actors in Montreal for the filming of X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Show More Summary

Body Blitz Spa Told Unequivocally That Trans Women are Women

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Since going public about discrimination, the couple have been bombarded by transphobic abuse. On June 15, Bill C-16, federal trans rights legislation, adding gender identity and gender expression to the Canadian Human Rights Act’s list of prohibited grounds of discrimination, passed in the Canadian Senate without a single amendment. Show More Summary

10 Essential Restaurants for Seafood in Montreal

Head here for shellfish and more No shade to meat and potatoes, but summer calls for the briny, fresh offerings of the ocean. Whether you’re looking for sashimi, lobster, grilled octopus, cod croquetas, fish and chips, clams, oysters, or an impressively-seared piece of fish with crispy skin, Montreal has got you covered. Show More Summary

In Photos: York Region Pride Marches Through Newmarket

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Small but mighty: community Pride events send a powerful message of acceptance and inclusivity. On June 17, Main Street in the sleepy Toronto suburb of Newmarket was an explosion of rainbows for the annual York Region Pride Parade. The Pride parade was held in Newmarket for the first time after several years in Richmond Hill. Show More Summary

Metrolinx and the Surveillance State

To live in a modern city is to live in a state of near-constant surveillance, unequally applied across vectors of race and class. Earlier this month, the Toronto Star reported that Metrolinx, the provincial agency responsible for regional...Show More Summary

8 Restaurants Worth The Drive From Montreal

Fill up the tank Face it: sometimes, you just need to get the hell away from our island hellscape of potholes and roadworks. There’s no singular stand-out food town within immediate proximity of Montreal, but from the Laurentians toShow More Summary

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