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Newsstand: February 24, 2015

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The truth is stranger than fiction. That phrase should be a platitude, except that it is, well, true. Just take today’s mixed bag of news: a mysterious tunnel discovered near Rexall Centre, Toronto’s worst parking offenders, the woes of the Toronto Transit Commission, and a new job for Hazel McCallion. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Mother Nature Is Cruel and Unloving, Wayne Gretzky Has a Political Endorsement, and Olivia Chow Goes Back to School

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Photo by Kelli Korducki. If you’ve been outdoors to endure Mother Nature’s corporal punishment today, you’ll know it’s cold. But maybe you didn’t realize that it was record-breakingly cold. Today’s 6 a.m. temperature of -21.6 C at […]

Rep Cinema This Week: Birdman, Whiplash, and Two Days, One Night

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: the high-flying Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Oscar’s favourite bad jazz teacher, and Marion Cotillard’s nominated but sadly unrewarded performance in a drama from the Dardenne brothers. Show More Summary

Massey Hall’s Major Facelift Kicks Off

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The historic performance venue embarks on its seven-year-long revitalization. Massey Hall’s projected seven-year, $135-million revitalization project kicked off today, with representatives of the federal and provincial governments in tow to announce respective $8-million investments in the project’s privately and publicly funded first phase. Show More Summary

Scene: Icycle Race 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Cyclists try to zip along the iciest bike lane in the city. WHERE: Dufferin Grove Park WHEN: Saturday, February 21, 8:30 p.m. WHAT: At the 14th annual Icycle Race, adventurous and silly cyclists raced inside the Dufferin Grove ice rink in an event that draws bike nerds and everyday thrill-seekers alike. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: Josh Colle, on Twitter

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The TTC chair gives Twitter an existential crisis. “Real people aren’t on Twitter.” —TTC chair Josh Colle (Ward 15, Eglinton-Lawrence) speaks with the press at a City Hall event that brings together nine former TTC chairs. Presumably,...Show More Summary

Televisualist: Now Adapted From Australians

3 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 Night Shift returns for a second season of doctors…but at night! How are night doctors different? Well, for starters, it’s harder to see them, and […]

Newsstand: February 23, 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The family of Elijah Marsh, the little boy who died after leaving his apartment last week, says the support they've received since is "more than anyone can imagine." Elsewhere in the news this morning: a baby was born at Pearson Airport,...Show More Summary

Historicist: Ascending the Nile

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Frederick Denison leads Canadians into battle with Mahdist Sudan in 1884. On the morning of August 25, 1884, when he was about depart for Toronto after a quiet weekend at his summer home in Chippawa, Frederick Charles Denison received...Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: February 21, 2015

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news this morning: the province's new sex-ed curriculum is set to come out Monday, the Bay-Bloor pedestrian scramble is in trouble, and the city aims to improve George Street. According to an email obtained by the Canadian Press, the new Ontario sex-ed curriculum will be unveiled Monday. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Shinny is Saved, Buy the CBC Building, and Meth is Bad

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In what has become an annual event, the City faced criticism today that despite the cold weather, budgetary constraints will force its 35 shinny rinks to prematurely shut down for the season on February 22. But this […]

Duly Quoted: Morgan Rielly, on the Leafs’ Work Ethic

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The promising Leafs defenseman uses unfortunate language to frame the team's struggles. “You’re not here to be a girl about it.” —Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly on the need for the team to have a better work ethic and be positive as it goes through some tough times. Show More Summary

The Torontoist Guide to the Oscars

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A guide to celebrating Hollywood's Biggest Night! (In Toronto.) If there’s one thing we can agree on, it’s that the Oscars are important. Who could forget seeing such timeless classics as The Broadway Melody, Cimarron, Cavalcade, Going...Show More Summary

Vandalist: The Claws Are Out

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A purrrfect solution for tagging. BY: Becky Ip and Ryan Ringer LOCATION: Bloor and Dufferin PHOTO BY: Becky Ip and Ryan Ringer FIELD NOTES: At Vandalist, we hear a lot of whinging about the blight of tagging that plagues the city. While all forms of graffiti are illegal, it seems like the more skill and intelligence that goes into a […]

Glad Hand: How Much Did We Save Today?

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s weekly political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb.

Newsstand: February 20, 2015

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Will it ever be warm again? Will the sun ever shine through and warm our cold hearts? Stay tuned to find out. In the news: the city saved $100 million less than it thought by using "efficiency experts," a call for better regulation of third-party training companies, and the TDSB is still under scrutiny. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Xtra, Core Service Review Revisited, and a Tragic Death

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Today marks the 31st anniversary of Xtra, and sadly it is also their last print issue. The pioneering LGBTQ bi-monthly magazine played a crucial role in the Toronto media landscape, documenting the AIDS crisis, addressing stories that […]

Scene: Celebrating the New Year in Chinatown

The new year is always better with a Lion Dance. WHERE: Spadina and Dundas WHEN: Thursday, February 19, 11:00 a.m. WHAT: On Chinese New Year’s Day, Heritage Toronto unveiled a new plaque honouring the Wong Association of Ontario. The...Show More Summary

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