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An Open Letter to the Leafs’ Number One Draft Pick

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

You have no idea what's in store for you, rookie. Relief Line is your not-so-serious glance at the city we love. Dear Future of the Franchise, I want to start by saying congratulations. Being drafted first overall in the NHL is a great accomplishment and you should be very proud. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: Police Chief Mark Saunders Apologizes for Bathhouse Raids

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Thirty-five years later, LGBTQ communities get their "sorry." “The 35th anniversary of the 1981 raids is a time when the Toronto Police Service expresses its regret for those very actions. It is also an occasion to acknowledge the lessons learned about the risks of treating any part of Toronto’s many communities as not fully a part of society. Show More Summary

Where Natasha Was Filmed in the GTA

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We hope you like biking in the suburbs to a Canadian indie pop soundtrack. Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny. The post Where Natasha Was Filmed in the GTA appeared first on Torontoist.

Maple Leafs Fight Snoop Dogg Over Trademark, Assault by Pee, and Another Startup Leaves Toronto

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. While the Toronto Maple Leafs lose to just about everybody, they’re hoping to beat Snoop Dogg. Snoop recent created a logo for his “Leafs...Show More Summary

Toronto Police Apology for Bathhouse Raids is Too Little, Too Late

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Actions speak louder than words—and TPS has yet to prove it's truly sorry. When you need a good photo-op, some palatable sound bites, and a little bit of cheap social currency, apologize to the gay community. Apologizing to the gays is the hottest look this season. Show More Summary

Violence is Still a Threat for Transgender Women in Toronto

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

As Toronto celebrates Pride Month, we can't forget the discrimination trans women fight every day. Women in Toronto explores the issues that women in the city face. Susan Gapka answers my call on speakerphone, slightly out of breath....Show More Summary

Does Your City Councillor Support Bike Lanes?

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Use our handy chart to find out! On a scale of Mike Layton to Giorgio Mammoliti, how much does your City councillor support bike lanes? For the two aforementioned councillors, this is a fairly easy question to answer. One of them isShow More Summary

How Riding the TTC Has Affected My Mental Health

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

I commute four hours every day, and it has worsened my stress and anxiety. Every day, I spend nearly four hours on the TTC. I’m from the east end and I work in west end, and travel is about two hours one way. Being underground for such a long time complicates a lot of my everyday functioning. Show More Summary

Why Toronto’s Long-Term Care Homes Need to be LGBTQ Friendly

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Of 10 long-term care homes in the city, only Fudger House is fully LGBTQ friendly. Fudger House is a nondescript building, perched on the corners of Sherbourne and Wellesley streets. Despite renovations, brown brick walls betray that the home was built in the 60s. Show More Summary

Gardiner Construction Done Early, Crackdown on Dogs Underway, and A Destroyed Phone Booth

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. It may feel like the Gardiner has been under construction since 1955, but today that came to an end—and ahead of schedule. As of this...Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered The First Day Of Summer

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. There is a fascinating contradiction on the front page of Toronto’s daily papers this morning. It is officially summertime, and yet many of today’s...Show More Summary

How Wayfinding Can Reduce Congestion

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Colourful signs and consistent maps help tourists and Torontonians alike get around faster 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

What You Need to Know About the Toronto Police Task Force’s Interim Report

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The report's recommendations aim to reduce policing costs over three years. Not that the Toronto Police Service is ever exempt from public scrutiny, but the past few months have been especially difficult for the city’s bluecoats. InShow More Summary

Artist Paints Names of Orlando Victims in Church-Wellesley Village

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A simple but touching tribute. WHERE: The Village, spanning Church Street from Gloucester to Maitland. WHAT: In the aftermath of the Orlando mass shooting at a gay nightclub that claimed the lives of 49, Toronto’s LGBTQ communities have come together to celebrate their lives and the importance of solidarity. Show More Summary

A Close Reading of Joe Warmington’s 1994 Billy Ray Cyrus Biography

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Before Rob Ford, the Sun columnist known as the Scrawler developed his brand by writing about a young Billy Ray Cyrus. It’s fascinating to watch an artist’s familiar themes emerge in their early work. It’s rare—and exciting—to find an artist who was born fully formed. Show More Summary

Toronto Sign May Have Trouble Staying On, Bombardier Outsources Jobs, and Renters Win Over Condo Developers

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 lovable TORONTO sign in front of City Hall may have trouble keeping the lights on. The sign was never meant to be permanent fixture, but was kept on because of popular demand. Show More Summary

Council Needs to Re-evaluate the Scarborough Subway

The old John Tory wouldn't have stood for this. The Scarborough subway: by any measure this scheme will become Toronto’s whitest of elephants, a taxpayer-funded $3-billion subway station that will cost more than the shopping mall it’s meant to serve. Show More Summary

These Seven Torontonians Explain What It Means to be Queer

It's unique for everyone. Say the word “queer” and a few images come to mind for most: two white men holding hands and rainbow flags all about. But queerness is much bigger than that. It encompasses a diverse spectrum of people of different ethnicities, abilities, genders, and sexualities. Show More Summary

This Week in TV: Real Talk About Everything On Your Screen

Goodbye for now. 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. Editor’s note: This is the final installation of Televisualist. Show More Summary

Toronto’s Vision Zero Plan Leaves A Lot to Desire

There are better ways to implement lower speed limits. Toronto’s Vision Zero plan was always going to be a great plan—until its details were released. What politician wouldn’t want to be associated with a plan to save lives? Even great champions of cars support a lower death toll on roads, so long as the business-as-usual model stays in place. Show More Summary

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