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Historicist: Birth of a Golf Superstar

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An unknown Arnold Palmer kicks off his career into gear at the Canadian Open. In late August 1955, Arnold Palmer arrived at Weston Golf and Country Club, along the banks of the Humber River on the outskirts of Toronto, for the Canadian Open as a relatively unknown rookie who had yet to win a tournament. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: August 23, 2014

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's going to be a cool day, so get out there and make the most of it. Grab tight to what's left of summer and try not to let go. In the news this morning: Warren Kinsella has deleted some campaign-related blog posts, Joe Pennachetti...Show More Summary

Weekend Planner: August 23–24

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In this Weekend Planner: celebrating the art of Alex Colville, monologue showdowns, and walking your dog for charity. Art: Alex Colville’s paintings include some of the most recognizable works of Canadian art. Prints of his iconic Horse and Train and To Prince Edward Island hang in homes and classrooms and art shops around the world. Show More Summary

Jane-Finch Residents Rally Against Immigration Detentions

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Protesters denounce police targeting of Latin American migrants as racial profiling. On Tuesday, August 19, immigration consultant Alberto Mestanza stood on the southwest corner of Jane Street and Finch Avenue and delivered a strongShow More Summary

Duly Quoted: Airport Employees, on Union-Pearson Express Fare Prices

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Workers at Canada's busiest airport are furious at being priced out of the new rapid-transit link. “This train serves absolutely no purpose for us … you go to any other city and the rail link is public transit, not half a billion dollars...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: August 22, 2014

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: a double-bill of comedy powerhouses, and a first-time-ever live taping. Comedy: Comedians Andrew Johnston and Sara Hennessey know how to keep busy. Both spent the year touring the country separately; this summer,...Show More Summary

No Subway Service Between Bloor and Eglinton Stations This Weekend

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Section of Line 1 will be closed for signal upgrades and track work. The TTC will once again be upgrading its nearly 60-year-old signal system this weekend, and that means no subway service on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) between Bloor and Eglinton stations. Show More Summary

Vandalist: Reality Alert!

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Sanity-inspiring posters to get your life back on track. BY: The Urban Sanity Initiative, a task force of the Marxist Nudist Taxidermy Club LOCATION: John Street and Richmond Street West; Queen Street West and Beverley Street PHOTOSShow More Summary

Newsstand: August 22, 2014

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's Friday! What a day to be alive! Here's what's going on in our fair city: councillors are hoping Metrolinx will make the Union-Pearson Express fare affordable for residents, Maria Augimeri violated council's code of conduct, and motorcycle deaths keep adding up. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Tim Leiweke’s MLSE Departure, Rob Ford’s Conflicting Interests, and Councillor’s Push to Change ‘O Canada’ Lyrics

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. First he was going. Then he was staying. Now it seems the Mick Jones–style waffling is at an end—Tim Leiweke will leave his post as president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment by June 30, […]

Sound Advice: Kings Among Men, by Crimson Shadows

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The winners of the Wacken Metal Battle are ready for war once again with this sword-rattling epic. Last year, Toronto-based power metallers Crimson Shadows did something extraordinary: they won both the Canadian and international editions of the Wacken Metal Battle. Show More Summary

Karen Stintz Drops Out of Mayoral Race

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The candidate and former TTC chair announced her exit at City Hall today. After days of conspicuous campaign silence, Karen Stintz (Ward 16, Eglinton-Lawrence) announced this morning that she will exit the 2014 mayoral race. “I knew more than anyone that I was in for a difficult race,” Stintz said during a press conference at City Hall. Show More Summary

Scene: The New Ryerson Student Learning Centre

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Get a sneak peek inside the bold new Yonge Street landmark, set to open in January 2015. WHERE: 341 Yonge Street, at Gould Street WHEN: Wednesday, August 21 WHAT: A new downtown landmark and a new space for Ryerson University students to study, collaborate, and hang out. Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Get a Bike

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

Newsstand: August 21, 2014

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was kicked up a notch when former president George W. Bush denied the challenge, labelling it un-presidential. He offered to make a donation to the cause, but thankfully his wife, Laura Bush, had a bucket of ice water at the ready to dump over him, thus fulfilling the wishes of many an American liberal. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: August 21, 2014

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: buskers hit the streets, talking baseball, and improvising Shakespeare. Festivals: It doesn’t seem possible, but the downtown Yonge Street strip is about to get a whole lot more colourful over the next few days. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: “Segregationist” Transit, Giant Pandas, and Big-Name Authors

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Yesterday, Olivia Chow campaign strategist Warren Kinsella described John Tory’s transit proposal as “segregationist,” and shared a map that featured John Tory saying “You will note we were careful to exclude Jane/Finch and Rexdale from SmartTrack.” Kinsella […]

Liz West Doubles Down in Toronto-Danforth

The TV broadcaster who lost to Paula Fletcher by 259 votes in 2010 takes a second shot at the Ward 30 council seat. In 2010, Liz West lost a photo-finish election to incumbent councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30, Toronto-Danforth), who defeated her by a mere 259 votes. Show More Summary

Reel Toronto: Orphan Black — Season Two

Tatiana Maslany is back for a second season of clone adventures in and around Toronto. 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

What Toronto Can Learn From the Police Shooting of Michael Brown

Police militarization, racial profiling, and excessive force—they're not just problems for Ferguson, Missouri. It might be comforting to think that the tragic shooting of Michael Brown—an 18-year-old unarmed black man—by a white police officer on August 9 and the resulting chaos in Ferguson, Missouri, are a distinctly American phenomenon. Show More Summary

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