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Front Page Challenge: November 24, 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. After the gloomy front pages of Toronto’s main papers last week, the clouds have parted and Canada came across as a happier place this week, emanating the “sunnier, more optimistic tone” that Alberta Conservative MP Jason Kenney supposedly longs to achieve […]

Public Works: How to Make Parks More Accessible

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The New York City parks department is soliciting suggestions from regular people on how to improve park borders 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

Newsstand: November 24, 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: Canada anticipates the arrival of Syrian refugees, a social media group creates a "buddy system" for vulnerable travellers, and a Toronto web design company is under fire. With Prime Minister Trudeau’s promise to bring in...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Doo Doo the Clown New City Hero, Expected TTC Fare Hike, Toronto Ranks First for Youth Employment Opportunities

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Toronto has a new hero: Doo Doo the Clown. On Sunday afternoon, a man was seen “rampaging” down Front Street, accosting pedestrians and jumping onto the hoods of cars. Shane Farberman—otherwise known by his clowning alias, Doo […]

The Changing Face of George Street

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A half-billion dollar project could dramatically change one of Toronto's oldest and neediest streets, and local advocates want to make sure it's done right. A half-billion dollar revitalization of one of Toronto’s most blighted streets...Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: In Jackson Heights, Crimson Peak, The Assassin

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: an absorbing documentary about one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the United States, a bloated gothic romance, and a stately martial arts drama. In Jackson Heights Directed by Frederick Wiseman Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 […]

Bloordale Artist Looks for Just the Facts

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What happens when you put out a neighbourhood "factbox" to collect interesting tidbits? Did you know that a deaf athlete invented the football huddle? Shari Kasman did not until someone scrawled that tidbit on a piece of paper and left it in the cardboard box she puts in front of her Bloordale Village house. Show More Summary

Televisualist: The Inferior Thanksgiving

4 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 Turner Classic airs Being There, the 1979 Peter Sellers movie that was his last great film before his death. Fun fact: when he died, he left […]

Newsstand: November 23, 2015

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news this morning: a tenant faces off against her landlord, a family wonders why one of their own died when police came, and how John Tory stacks up on council votes. A landlord on the east side of the city has been fined $3,000...Show More Summary

Historicist: Toronto’s First Mosques

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Two west end sites provided Muslims with their first ongoing public worship spaces during the 1960s. Toronto’s first mosque had little going for it physically. The former leather shop at 3047 Dundas Street West was, according to early attendee Alia Hogben, a “very cheap, very dirty, very crummy little place. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: November 21, 2015

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news today: trans activists, Muslims calling for an end to bigotry, and TTC fare debate. The University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus was the site of a protest Thursday over insufficient accommodation for trans, intersex, and...Show More Summary

Unwined: Mull It Over, Baby

With winter in our midst, one thing I look forward to is sipping some mulled wine on a cold day. If you have never had mulled wine, it’s basically just warm wine spiced with the flavours you would typically find in Christmas baking: allspice and nutmeg, orange, anise, and just enough added sweetness to pull […]

Voices from the Lowdown Tracks

A new documentary explores the stories and music of Toronto's homeless buskers. Their music forms the soundtrack to our daily commutes, yet their stories go largely unheard. In the new documentary The Lowdown Tracks, filmmaker Shelley...Show More Summary

New Polar Bear Cub Moved to Intensive Care Unit

One of the Toronto Zoo's polar bears gave birth to two cubs; one has passed away, the other is in intensive care. The Toronto Zoo announced today that one of their two female polar bears, Aurora, gave birth to two cubs on Wednesday, November 11. Show More Summary

Vandalist: Love Link

Fanciful fences across the city. BY: Unknown LOCATION: West Toronto Railpath and Trinity Bellwoods Park PHOTOS: Jae Yang and Rapsackbackpack FIELD NOTES: Flurries may be in the air but so is love! How else do you explain multiple amorous...Show More Summary

The Raffi Principles

This weekend, Raffi comes to town supporting a new album and longstanding principles. In 1996, Raffi Cavoukian was struck from his horse on the road to Damascus. For nearly 30 years, the onetime folk singer had been Canada’s most beloved...Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 20, 2015

In the news today: testimony that James Forcillo used unnecessary force in shooting Sammy Yatim, hunger strike at the Toronto South Detention Centre, and affordable housing promises from John Tory. As Toronto police officer James Forcillo’s...Show More Summary

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