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Why We Must Talk About White Privilege

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The idea that systemic racism has victims but no benefactors is a lie we must confront and destroy. In the last days of Toronto’s municipal election campaign, front-runner John Tory was asked—in the wake of a growing wave of racist attacks...Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: Listen Up Philip, Force Majeure, and Maps to the Stars

2 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 bracing new dramedy from one of the luminaries of the American independent scene, a wry dark comedy about marriage and male cowardice from Sweden, and a showbiz satire from Toronto’s own David Cronenberg. Listen Up […]

Scene: Clay & Paper Theatre’s Night of Dread

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Giant puppets, masked performers, and costumed revellers hit the streets to mock our fear of Us versus Them. WHERE: Dufferin Grove Park WHEN: Saturday, October 25, 4 p.m. WHAT: The 15th annual Night of Dread, organized by Clay & Paper Theatre. Show More Summary

Televisualist: The Versatility of the Frozen North

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 Toronto municipal election is here at long last. You have numerous options for coverage: if you want all-night coverage, there’s OMNI (starting at 8 p.m.), […]

The Rise of Islamophobia in Toronto’s Election

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

School Board candidate Ausma Malik has been the target of Islamphobic slurs, and she's not the only one. We need to stand against these vile attacks. Ausma Malik is running for school board trustee in Trinity-Spadina. She wears the hijab,...Show More Summary

Where to Watch the Municipal Election

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From free beer, to bingo, to burlesque, we round up the best Toronto has to offer on election night 2014. Election day has arrived at long last, and whether you’re looking for in-depth analysis, a bit of levity, or just beer, the city’s got you covered. Show More Summary

Newsstand: October 27, 2014

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Finally, the day of reckoning has arrived. Our patience has been rewarded, and by this time tomorrow we will have a new mayor, new city council, and nearly four merciful years without municipal campaigning. That alone is a victory. In...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: October 27, 2014

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: an election viewing party, Canada's tainted blood scandal, and the cream of the city's comedy. Civic Engagement: Torontonians across the city will likely be glued to TV sets, and those who’ve been campaigning...Show More Summary

Historicist: The Tiny Perfect Candidate

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

David Crombie and reformist council candidates rode upon a wave of discontent to capture City Hall in 1972. Victory took a while to sink in for David Crombie. As returns flowed into his campaign headquarters at 887 Yonge Street on December 4, 1972, he sat in a back room for several hours watching television coverage. Show More Summary

The Strange Journey of Ari Goldkind

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Over the past four years, countless Torontonians frustrated with Rob Ford have engaged themselves in municipal politics for the first time. This one decided to run for mayor. There are two Ari Goldkinds: the one before the gunshot, and the one after. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: October 25, 2014

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Election, election, election. It's happening Monday and it's probably all you'll hear about until it's over. (You may well hear about it for a while after, but let's pretend while we can that Monday will be the end.) In the news: Cycle...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Doug Ford Decries Disingenuous Pollsters, Students Protest Grimy Portables, and Paying More to Watch the Jays Lose

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Doug Ford says his campaign’s internal polling puts him in a dead heat with John Tory, despite the fact that Tory has led in every single public opinion poll conducted since early July, including one published today […]

Weekend Planner: October 25-26, 2014

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In this Weekend Planner: strolling around with zombies, a sketchy mayoral concession party, and the El Mocambo's last slam. Offbeat: It would seem that there’s no more room in hell, as the dead will be walking the earth—or at least our streets—this weekend at the Toronto Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade. Show More Summary

TTC Explains Its Blue Priority Seating

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

New video outlines the purpose behind the TTC's bright blue seats—and how they should be used. All TTC vehicles will eventually boast blue priority seating—it’s intended for people with disabilities, seniors, and expectant mothers, as the decals positioned near the areas make clear. Show More Summary

Torontonians Treated to a Partial Eclipse of the Sun

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Here's what it looked like when the moon got up close and personal with the sun yesterday. At about 5:40 p.m. yesterday, the moon passed in front of the sun, covering roughly one-third of it and creating a partial solar eclipse. TheShow More Summary

The Property Tax Myth of Campaign 2014

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The leading candidates promise they can keep property taxes around or below inflation. Here's why that promise is either irresponsible or the product of wishful thinking. On the mayoral campaign trail, it has become an accepted truism through sheer force of repetition: Toronto cannot afford a property tax increase beyond the rate of inflation. Show More Summary

Vandalist: Happy Days

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This time they're here to stay. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Martin Reis FIELD NOTES: It’s easy to get bogged down by the constant bombardment of bad news. Sometimes it seems as if we can’t go five minutes without hearing of some new tragedy. In times like these it’s important to step back and remember that although the world can […]

Newsstand: October 24, 2014

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Happy birthday, Drake! Yes, the holiday that will (hopefully) one day surpass Christmas in Canada has arrived: our own Aubrey Graham is one year older. It hardly seems worthwhile, but there's also other news to look at today: Doug Ford...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: October 24, 2014

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: a musical anniversary, a new stand-up showcase, and a whole lot of sex. Offbeat: The 15th-annual Everything to Do With Sex Show will feature three days of… well, everything to do with sex. That includes fetish and burlesque exhibitions, conferences, artwork, toys, seminars, and so on, and so forth. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Partial Solar Eclipses, Sandro Lisi’s Electioneering, and House Hippos

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. At about 5:40 p.m. today, you might notice something slightly unusual about the sun—that’s because the moon will be throwing its weight around and end up covering roughly two-thirds of that fine star, creating a partial solar […]

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