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Photoist: Last Night’s Sunset

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Sound Advice: Junia-T, Soul Motivators, D.O. Gibson

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

#ICYMI, a roundup of noteworthy musical happenings in the city some call The 6. Junia-T has summer on his mind: The underrated hip-hop artist dropped the strong Eye See You LP late last year and the new video for single “We Got This” now sees the light of day. Set in sunny Los Angeles, the […]

Newsstand: May 20, 2015

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Congratulations, team, it's already hump day! In the news, Toronto Public Health is on the lookout for Lyme disease on the Islands, city councillors muse about road tolls to pay for the Gardiner, and a look at a pioneering police officer. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Larry Tanenbaum Buys the Argos, Rental Market Sadface, and Drake’s Little Buddy Speaks

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. If you were planning on buying the Toronto Argonauts, we regret to inform you that you’ve missed the boat. The CFL team has been reportedly sold to Bell and MLSE chairman Larry Tanenbaum, with an official announcement […]

Scarborough Civic Centre Gets a Library

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

After years of planning, the Toronto Public Library's 100th branch opens on May 20. Many things strike you at once when you approach the new Scarborough Civic Centre library branch: the angles and curves designed to complement thoseShow More Summary

Toronto Police Launch Body-Worn Camera Pilot Project

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

As Toronto police launch their body-camera pilot project this week, the initiative comes with its own set of concerns. After discussions with community groups and months of reports, this week the Toronto Police Service launches a nearly yearlong pilot project that equips 100 police officers with body-worn cameras. Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: L for Leisure, The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear, and Raiders of the Lost Ark

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 dry ’90s comedy about vacationing grad students, an experimental docudrama about Georgian life, and a Steven Spielberg pulp classic. L for Leisure Directed by Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn Camera Bar (1028 Queen Street West) […]

Torontoist Explains: Cap and Trade

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Torontoist Explains is a recurring series where we tell you everything you need to know about local issues, ideas, and how things work. I remember hearing about this. What’s it all about? In April, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that Ontario would implement a “cap and trade” system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This plan will […]

Televisualist: Not A Pirate

5 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. Tuesday Your celebrity finalists on this year’s Dancing With The Stars are Bruce Willis’s daughter, a guy who was on Glee and is in a band that […]

Newsstand: May 19, 2015

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We hope you all found a nice BBQ for the long weekend. But now, time for the news: the Church of Scientology owes the City of Toronto money, an MPP calls for a sex-trafficking task force, and the New York Times marvels at Kijiji's Canadian success. Show More Summary

Historicist: Early Cinema, Made in Canada

The ambitious but short-lived Conness-Till movie studio in Swansea. “Will you move over, Miss So and So?” the director barked into a megaphone. “For God’s sake, look a little less wooden, Mr. Somebody,” he yelled next, as actors in evening...Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: May 16, 2015

Body-worn police cameras are coming to Toronto, Loblaw employees voted for strike action, and ducklings were rescued by firefighters: here's your Saturday news! A yearlong pilot project will see 100 Toronto police officers sporting body-worn cameras for a year, after which a report will be released by June 2016. Show More Summary

Torontoist Week in Review: May 11-15

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. Torontoist Explains: Subway Shutdowns We asked the TTC to walk us through a subway shutdown, why they occur, and the decision-making they use […]

Hero and Villain of the Week: Shauna Hunt and Saturday Night Live

Every week, Toronto is filled with Heroes and Villains. These are their stories. Hero of the Week: CityNews Reporter Shauna Hunt Trolls are the worst. It’s one thing when they’re at a safe distance in a comment section that makes your eyes roll, but what if they showed up to your workplace, IRL, and shouted […]

The Big Five: May 15-18

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. Beer & Ball Festival? Handlebar (159 Augusta Ave.) May 15, 7:00p.m.- 2a.m. $8 cover. The final night of Kensington Market’s 1st annual Beer & Ball Festival features pinball tournaments and […]

Theatre as an Incendiary Device

Amy Nostbakken talks about bringing Ballad of the Burning Star, a controversial drag musical about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to Toronto. Ballad of the Burning Star The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street West) May 19-24 $19.99Show More Summary

Inherent Weisse: Long Weekend Plans & Getting on the Bike With Radlers

Inherent Weisse is our biweekly guide to beer news and reviews you can use. Happy Long Weekend! Before we get into things, if you’re one of the many people who are staying in the city for Victoria Day, fear not! There ar plenty of beery things you can do that will make you feel less […]

Vandalist: All Kinds of Talent

Who needs a gallery when you have the street? BY: Unknown LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Battlebran FIELD NOTES: Graffiti is the source of many debates but one thing that can’t be denied is the sheer talent of many writers. This piece demonstrates a vast range of style that in and of itself deserves praise. Knowing it was probably created quickly in the wee hours […]

Newsstand: May 15, 2015

A messy apartment building seemingly caused by an absentee landlord, Legal Aid Ontario funding wrongful conviction cases, and the mayor fully supports the Gardiner: what more do you need on Friday morning? As part of an apartment-building...Show More Summary

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