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The Toronto Maple Leafs Off-season Preview

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Leafs were bad last season. But with a few smart moves, optimism might be warranted again. July 1 marks the beginning of the NHL free-agency period, which is a benchmark of hockey’s off-season. Being a lousy team, the Toronto Maple Leafs did not make the playoffs so their off-season started in early April. Show More Summary

Newsstand: June 30, 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Today is a leap second day! Since we all have a spare second, let's catch up on the news: Olivia Chow could defeat Adam Vaughan, John Tory thinks weed should be decriminalized, and the Mystery Tunnel keeps on giving. A new poll shows Olivia Chow could defeat MP Adam Vaughan, but it would be a close race. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Geese Police, HOV Lanes in Effect, Toronto’s Newest Arts Advocate

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Carol Guy and her two canine companions, Will and Hank, are the city’s geese police, a group dedicated to reducing Toronto’s urban waterfowl. As featured in an adorable Star video, together the three scour beaches and other […]

An Afternoon with the Divine: Apocalypsis

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Luminato closer Apocalypsis challenges the bounds of conventional theatre. The foyer at the Sony Centre for Performing Arts was packed on Sunday afternoon as art lovers came to witness R. Murray Shafer’s Apocalypsis for its last performance. Show More Summary

Photo Gallery: The Best of Pride 2015

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A look back on Pride 2015 in photos. Torontonians partied extra hard this year for Pride Week—in part for the usual reasons, but also due to the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling. With the help of the Torontoist Flickr Pool, we took a look at some of the best photos and moments from a rainy, damp, and excellent Pride 2015.

Rep Cinema This Week: Eden, RoboCop, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

4 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 personal look at France’s electronic dance music scene in the 1990s, Paul Verhoeven’s ultra-violent action classic, and a definitive Howard Hawks musical. Show More Summary

A Day in the Life of Toronto’s Firefighters

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our fearless reporter learns what it means to be a firefighter. “Trust me, you’re in for a real treat.” Variations of this line are repeated to me throughout the day, but I can’t say I ever need the reminder. It’s 7:15 a.m., and I’m on my way to participate in Fire Ops 101, a PR exercise in which politicians and journalists are invited to live like […]

Local Ladies Who Make Us Laugh (2015 Edition)

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our fifth-annual profile of funny female performers and writers in Toronto who don't always get the attention they deserve. Last year’s “Local Ladies Who Make Us Laugh” feature (we’ve taken to referring to the series as LLWMUL, for short)...Show More Summary

New Union Station Glass Installation Lets the Darkness Through

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What’s more depressing: the new art installation at Union Station, or the complaints about how depressing it is? Stuart Reid’s 500-foot-long ribbon of floor-to-ceiling stained glass, titled Zones of Immersion, doesn’t exactly brim with fizz and pep. Many of the figures depicted in the panels exhibit an aura of isolation, as if trapped inside themselves. […]

Televisualist: In Case You Didn’t Know About Beach Flip

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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 The 2015 Wimbledon Championships...Show More Summary

Newsstand: June 29, 2015

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Monday morning news! There's a holiday in two days, so let's just get through this together. In the news: Pan Am Games security, contract agreements for Bombardier employees, and cigarette-butt recycling. The Pan Am Games, which will...Show More Summary

Reflections on Pride’s Political History

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A look back at Pride's humble origins, and what it meant to march and take back the streets. On December 22, 1967, then-justice minister Pierre Trudeau made his infamous speech in favour of amending Canada’s Criminal Code to mitigate laws against homosexuality. Show More Summary

Scene: Trans Community Die-In

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Trans March gets political with a die-in. WHERE: Intersection of Yonge and College WHEN: Friday June 26, 9 p.m. WHAT: As the Trans March made its way south on Yonge Street, dozens of activists stopped traffic and lied in the middle of College Street in honour of those in the transgender and non-binary community who have died. For about five minutes, advocates […]

Historicist: History in Objects

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Canadian Historical Exhibition stirs nationalist sentiment in June 1899. When the Canadian Historical Exhibition opened at Toronto’s Victoria College in June 1899, journalists hailed that its myriad exhibits would, by arousing historical awareness, awaken nationalist sentiment among visitors. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: June 27, 2015

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Today in the news: Jagmeet Singh violated parliamentary procedure but won't be penalized, a bike shop is searching for an expensive stolen bike, Neil Bantleman's mother wants more done to bring her son home, and SmartTrack might not bring all the transit solutions we want. Show More Summary

Week In Review: Pride Edition

A lot happens in the course of a workweek. Here’s a look back at the top stories from the past five days that you might have missed, or might care to revisit. 15 Cheap Things To Do For Pride 2015 If you’ve missed this week’s Pride festivities, never fear! We’ve got a list of cheap […]

The Big Five: June 26-29

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five. Trans Pride Rally and March 2015 Church & Isabella Streets June 26, 7p.m. Free. The first annual Trans Pride Community Fair caps off with this personal and political march that […]

TIFF Cinematheque Spends Its Summer In Italy

The summer-long programme offers highlights from heavy-hitters like Rosselini, Fellini, and Antonioni. TIFF Cinematheque celebrates its 25th anniversary by returning to its roots with Summer In Italy, a diverse, expansive program of Italian classics. Show More Summary

Scene: Cipher Cabaret

WHERE: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre – The Chamber, 12 Alexander Street WHEN: Wednesday June 24, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. WHAT: Through their touching and intimate performances, performers at this year’s Cipher Cabaret navigated the queer, transgender, and two-spirited experience for those curious and willing to listen. Hosted by human rights activist and curator Kim Katrin […]

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