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Historicist: The Toronto Eighteen

9 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In 1911, a group of prominent Liberal businessmen from Toronto take on the prime minister—and win. Torontonians flocked to the streets in jubilation on September 21, gathering outside newspaper headquarters and crowding the streets from Front to Queen between Church and York. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: September 20, 2014

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

JFL42 launched this week. Is everybody laughing? If we don't laugh enough they'll sic the Just For Laughs Gags crew on the city, so everybody start enjoying yourselves. In the news today: John Tory takes a strong stand on Queers Against...Show More Summary

Weekend Planner: September 20-21, 2014

In this Weekend Planner: vintage treasures, a Fort York festival, and the word hits the street. Fashion: For those of you who sigh heavily while browsing through rack upon rack of ill-fitting fad clothing, longing for the class of yesteryear,...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Goodbye WORN, Toronto’s New Woonerf, and Leafs Already in Last Place

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. WORN Fashion Journal has been been around for 10 years and published 20 issues, but now the independent Toronto fashion publication is calling it quits. It endeavoured to provide “opinion and intelligent commentary that’s untainted by advertisers’ […]

Subway and RT Service Disruptions Coming Up This Weekend

A portion of Line 1 will be shut down for the weekend, while Line 3 will get a late start on Sunday. There will be service disruptions on two of the city’s four rapid-transit lines this weekend. Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) will be closed between Union and St. Show More Summary

Community Food Centre Launches in Regent Park

With programs featuring hands-on food and nutrition-related activities, the new hub is already bringing the neighbourhood together. On Thursday evening the rich aroma of grilled vegetables and grilled chicken was puffing through theShow More Summary

Books Make Room for Art at Word on the Street

At this year's annual book and magazine fair, sculptures will show off new Canadian literature in a unique way. The annual Word on the Street festival returns to Queen’s Park this Sunday—it’s a chance to flaunt your new scarf with aShow More Summary

Campaign Launched to Save the McLaughlin Planetarium

U of T plans to replace the underused landmark with a cultural complex, but an architecture prof is fighting to save it from the wrecking ball. On September 9, the University of Toronto announced plans to tear down the McLaughlin Planetarium...Show More Summary

From Girls to Women: Lena Dunham Talks Young Adult Novels, Jian Ghomeshi, and Artistic Development

We catch up with the creator and star of Girls and author of Not That Kind of Girl ahead of her Just for Laughs performance on Saturday. Lena Dunham, creator and star of the hit HBO series Girls, is in town to headline the Just for Laughs...Show More Summary

Vandalist: Grumpy Vandal

Doug Ford fur mayor? BY: Unknown LOCATION: Dundas Street East and Logan Avenue PHOTO BY: Elsie Nisonen FIELD NOTES: Mayor Rob Ford is no stranger to Toronto’s graffiti artists. Some might even call him a muse with all the street art he’s inspired. So, given the events of this past week, it should come as no surprise that Ford’s […]

Racism Is Alive and Well in Toronto

If we want to create a just and diverse society, we have to acknowledge how racism shapes this city. Toronto isn’t Ferguson, Missouri. In some ways it’s worse. That’s because we don’t admit there’s a racial divide in this city. We talk...Show More Summary

Newsstand: September 19, 2014

Last night voters in Scotland turned out in historic numbers and voted to stay in the U.K. But just because they didn't vote for independence, doesn't mean the story's over. There will likely be some major changes to the U.K. in the coming months and years. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: September 19, 2014

In today's Urban Planner: folk music on Bloor West, absurdist modern dance, and paintings of Alex Colville. Music: The third annual Bloor Ossington Folk Festival kicks off on the Friday night with acts such as The Woodshed OrchestraShow More Summary

Highlights from Andray Domise’s Reddit AMA

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In an Ask Me Anything session, the Ward 2 council candidate talked about the Ford family, racial discrimination, taxation, and more. Andray Domise, a former insurance manager, is making a bid for a council in Ward 2, Etobicoke North—Doug...Show More Summary

Concert Marks Anniversary of Ongoing Migrant Strikes

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Protesters march in solidarity with undocumented migrants detained in a maximum-security prison without charges or trials. Last night, about 100 protesters gathered downtown to mark the anniversary of one of the largest acts of migrant dissent in Canadian history. Show More Summary

Meet the Winners of the 2014 Golden Tap Awards

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Celebrating the best, brightest, and tastiest in Ontario's beer industry. Beerbistro on King Street was bustling with excitement last night as some of the Ontario beer world’s elite gathered for the Golden Tap Awards. The Golden TapShow More Summary

Rob Ford Issues Audio Statement

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Mayor thanks Torontonians for their well-wishes, urges city to elect his brother Doug. Mayor Rob Ford, recently diagnosed with a malignant abdominal tumour, has recorded an audio statement in order to “speak directly to the people of...Show More Summary

Doug Ford Launches Campaign Website

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The mayoral candidate's campaign has not yet officially kicked off, but his website and social media accounts are now up and running. Doug Ford, Rob Ford’s brother and campaign manager, entered the mayoral race on September 12 afterShow More Summary

Glad Hand: Reaction

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.

Reel Toronto: Terrible Disney Channel Movies

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Disney sure knows how to use Toronto—and bad blue-screening—to entertain the tweener crowd. 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. Show More Summary

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