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Jenna Morrison’s Memorial Is Full of Life

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Reflexology footpath built in her memory is serene, but also vibrant and welcoming. Jenna Morrison is known to many Torontonians as the cyclist struck and killed by a truck at Dundas Street West and Sterling Road in 2011. But she was also a mother, wife, and beloved member of the community. Show More Summary

Newsstand: July 29, 2014

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

As July wanes we quickly approach the August long weekend, or Simcoe Day as we Torontonians call it. Our Hamilton neighbours call it George Hamilton Day, which is either to honour the city’s “official” founder, or the perfectly bronzed character actor from the show Dynasty. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Doug Ford Makes Accusations, a Handy Debate List, and David Miller in 2003

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In the wake of a Globe and Mail investigation that suggests the Ford brothers helped a client of their family business, Deco Labels and Tags, lobby the City for work, Doug is accusing the paper of having […]

Rep Cinema This Week: Altman, Tiger Tail in Blue, and 20 Feet From Stardom

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: Toronto filmmaker Ron Mann’s look at the life and work of Robert Altman, a finely observed American independent relationship drama, and an examination of the lives and careers of backup singers. Altman Directed by Ron Mann […]

Scene: Vintage Bike Show at Trinity Bellwoods

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A showcase of the coolest bicycles no one in their right mind should ever try to ride. WHERE: Trinity Bellwoods Park WHEN: Sunday, July 27 WHAT: No, these aren’t the second-hand fixies you can buy on Kijiji for $150—at this gathering...Show More Summary

Fords Helped Client of Family Business Lobby City for Contract

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Internal document reveals that RR Donnelley has indeed subcontracted out work to Deco Labels. Back in June, it was discovered that Mayor Rob Ford and his brother and campaign manager Councillor Doug Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) had lent a helping hand to Chicago-based printing company RR Donnelley and Sons. Show More Summary

Televisualist: But What About the Pointy Elven Ears?

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 Running Wild With Bear Grylls is the famous survival expert’s new show, wherein he takes celebrities into the wilderness to do surviving things. The first episode […]

Spotted: Thousands Gather at Queen’s Park to Protest the Conflict in Gaza

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli groups both demonstrated, kept apart by police barricades. SPOTTED BY: Alex Guibord, from the Torontoist Flickr pool WHERE: Queen’s Park WHEN: Saturday, July 26 WHAT: Protests sparked by the ongoing conflict in Gaza, which has now resulted in the deaths of more than 1,000 Palestinians and 45 Israelis. Show More Summary

Newsstand: July 28, 2014

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's a nice cool Monday after that humid weekend, so put on some pants and enjoy it. In the news this morning: Laureen Harper was stung by a bee, milk bags may soon be replaced by milk jugs, and the TTC won't move to distance-based fares. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: July 28, 2014

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: eat, drink, and learn on a green rooftop, and converse with Colm Feore. Technology: Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is hosting a night of lectures, a screening, and an outdoor BBQ for its Green Roof Gathering. Show More Summary

Historicist: One Tough Cookie

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Football great "Cookie" Gilchrist's turbulent time in Argonaut double-blue. “I dealt with racism when I was in Canada. I dealt with racists. I was totally exploited. I was left with nothing, with no dignity. I was treated like an animal,” Cookie Gilchrist seethed in a July 1983 interview with Paul Patton of the Globe and Mail. Show More Summary

Ford Fest 2014 Starts Weird and Turns Ugly

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Tempers flare, crowd confronts LGBTQ activists at annual Ford family barbecue. Men and women who have been in a warzone describe it as long stretches of boredom punctured by short bursts of action. Ford Fest 2014 was hardly Da Nang, but it was slow, it was hot, it was tense, and it was confusing. It was sometimes pitiful and largely absurd. It was a lot of […]

Weekend Newsstand: July 26, 2014

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The weather calls for rain this weekend, so stay inside and on the internet. Here's some weekend news: A local business owner makes a statement about the Israel-Palestine conflict, mulberries are an overlooked urban treat, and Annaleise Carr ends her swim across Lake Erie. Show More Summary

Weekend Planner: July 26-27, 2014

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In this Weekend Planner: highlighting Anishinaabe art, a painting showdown, and a Hasselhoff extravaganza. Art: “Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes“ is a collaborative effort of the AGO and the Smithsonian...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: The Ford Gravy Train, Houseboat Living, and Why Ending Poverty Is Uncharitable

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. “DO THE FORDS HAVE THEIR OWN GRAVY TRAIN GOING ON?” So asks thefordgravytrain.com, a new website “authorized” by the John Tory for Mayor Campaign. And the answer is a resounding “yes,” which will not surprise anyone who […]

Urban Toronto: Excavation Uncovers Remnants of Historical Wharf

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

New condo construction provides glimpse of 19th-century Toronto. The development, design, and history of building projects, brought to you by UrbanToronto.ca. It seems that nearly every time a new building is under construction in the area south of the Gardiner Expressway, another reminder of Lake Ontario’s former size pops up. Show More Summary

Making Toronto Safer for Pedestrians

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How improving infrastructure for drivers, walkers, and cyclists can make our streets more pedestrian-friendly. About three times a day, a pedestrian and a vehicle collide in our city. This month, three of those collisions resulted in pedestrian deaths. Show More Summary

Summer Festival Will Open Yonge and Bloor to Pedestrians and Cyclists

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This August, Open Streets TO will turn two iconic routes into hubs of activity and exploration. On August 17 and 31, Yonge and Bloor will be not merely be routes, but destinations. As part of a massive street festival known as Open Streets...Show More Summary

Vandalist: Four Eyes

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Beware what lies beneath big bangs... BY: Unknown LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Mark Beauchamp FIELD NOTES: We’ve never quite understood the insult “four eyes.” Maybe it’s because our fancy, newfangled, modern-day glasses aren’t as reflective as when that insult was at its peak. Show More Summary

Newsstand: July 25, 2014

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's going to be a blustery, rainy weekend, so settle in and catch up on the news. A squirrel is pretending to run for mayor, Bloor and Yonge will be blocked off two mornings in August to allow more space for pedestrians and cyclists, and a 16-year-old attempts to swim across Lake Erie. Show More Summary

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