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Aspiring Opera Singers Ready to Raise Their Voices at Centre Stage

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Seven young vocalists look to make names for themselves at the Canadian Opera Company's annual singing competition. Canadian Opera Company Centre Stage Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (145 Queen Street West) November 25,Show More Summary

Public Works: Pocket Parks Turn Concrete Curbs Into Green Space

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

San Francisco and London are squeezing tiny recreational spaces into busy urban areas. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 25, 2014

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

RIP Pat Quinn. You will be missed. In the news: A transport plan for the Pan Am Games, a (likely) end to paid plasma donations in Toronto, a list of dead pets, and a warning to condo builders to slow down new builds. The provincial government has announced the transportation plan for the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Committees on Sexual Violence, So Long to Menthols, and John Tory Feeds Martin Short a Doughnut

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. After pressure was brought to bear by the Conservatives, Premier Kathleen Wynne has decided that a select committee on sexual violence and harassment would be a good idea for Ontario. “I believe that the committee’s work should […]

Rep Cinema This Week: Citizenfour, Mommy, and Maps to the Stars

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a tense behind-the-scenes look at Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing, Canada’s Oscar hopeful, and David Cronenberg’s Hollywood satire. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: John Tory, on the Positive Response to SmartTrack

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Mayor-elect says "the city is strangling itself on transit," wants to bring sense of urgency to transit planning. “I have not yet identified a councillor in all of my meetings—and they’ve been from all points on the spectrum as it were...Show More Summary

Legendary Leafs Coach Pat Quinn Dies at 71

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The former player, coach, and executive died at Vancouver General Hospital on Sunday night. Former NHL coach Pat Quinn, who stood behind the bench for more than 600 Toronto Maple Leafs games, died at Vancouver General Hospital on Sunday night at the age of 71. Show More Summary

Spacing Opens City Store

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The cityscape magazine opens a design-focused shop in Toronto—and it's got streetcar pillows and buttons galore. Spacing, the Canadian magazine that celebrates our cities, is extending its retail reach, opening a bricks-and-mortar store at 401 Richmond. Show More Summary

Televisualist: It’s Not Christmas Yet, Carol

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

televisualist Each week, Torontoist examines the upcoming TV listings and makes note of programs that are entertaining, informative, and of quality. Or, alternately, none of those. The result: Televisualist. Monday AMC airs Eagle Eye,...Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 24, 2014

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Don't forget to cheer on the Raptors tonight as they play the Phoenix Suns. #WeTheNorth, right, everyone? We can't leave Drake out there alone. The news this morning: the zoo's revenue is down, a man wants prosthetic legs but can't get...Show More Summary

Historicist: Delivering the Mail

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The first of a two-part look at the back half of the Globe and Mail's name. What’s in a name? In the case of the Globe and Mail, it’s a combination of two historical Toronto newspapers that clashed politically. Most people are familiar...Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: November 22, 2014

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The weather's not bad! Get out there and enjoy a crisp fall-winter day today, but not until after you read the news: A man acquitted of murder is suing the Peel police, Peel city councils need more diversity, and the Pan Am Games mascot has cost Toronto a lot of money. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Cheap Black Cats, Dufferin Station’s Transformation, and the Leafs Snub Their Fans for Karma

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The City of Toronto is holding a “cat adoption blitz” this weekend. In honour of Black Friday, the usual $75 adoption fee will be waived for anyone wanting to take home a kitten or cat with any […]

Urban Toronto: Pioneer Village Station Shaping Up Nicely

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Scheduled to open in 2016, the new station just off Steeles Avenue West is part of the TTC's Spadina Subway Extension. Construction is continuing on the Toronto Transit Commission’s Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, and today we take a look at the fourth of the six new stations on the extended Spadina subway line: Pioneer Village Station. Show More Summary

Get Ready to Lace Up Your Skates

Outdoor rinks will be opening across the city this weekend. It’s a well-known fact that cold weather is more manageable and enjoyable when you spend at least some of it trying to balance on a pair of skates. This weekend, you’ll be able to glide (or teeter, as the case may be) across a variety of icy surfaces, when the City opens over a dozen […]

Duly Quoted: Steve Paikin, on Police ‘Kettling’ at the 2010 G20 Summit

The TVO host testified yesterday at the hearing of a senior officer facing multiple charges for his conduct during the weekend meeting. “I’ve never seen this much riot gear, never seen the kind of hemming in that officers did this time.”...Show More Summary

Vandalist: 10:45 AM

In which bike posts are the sundials of the 21st century. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Parliament and Carlton streets PHOTO BY: Jax A Muse FIELD NOTES: When we imagine graffiti artists plying their trade we typically imagine them skulking about in the wee hours of the morning, away from the sun and prying eyes. Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 21, 2014

It's been quite a week. Relax with some hot chocolate and the news: streetcar sex on King, Porter is still waiting to hear about its jets, and Rob Ford will sell the remainder of his bobble heads. Passengers on the 504 westbound streetcar Thursday around 5:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: International Transgender Day of Remembrance, Rush-Hour Snow, and Transit Trolls

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Today marked the 16th annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance, which raises awareness and honours the victims of transphobic violence. And for the first time, this day was marked by a flag-raising at City Hall. The raising […]

Toronto Theatres Have Sex—and Sexploitation—on the Brain

Studio 180's NSFW satirizes skin mags, while Tarragon's Sextet finds harmony in erotic discord. NSFW The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street West) November 20–30 $15–$39 Sextet Tarragon Theatre (30 Bridgman Avenue) November 20–December 14 $27–$57 Lucy Kirkwood’s NSFW is a very funny play that leaves you feeling very sad. Show More Summary

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