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Why Are Wages for Toronto’s Early Childhood Educators So Low?

Daycare costs may be skyrocketing, but workers are not cashing in. It’s no secret that childcare costs have—and continue to—skyrocket in Toronto. These days, the median cost of childcare for an infant is now more than $1,700 per month, and that number seems to be growing steadily. Show More Summary

This Week in TV: The Raptors Cross Their Fingers, and Stephen Hawking Offers Life Advice

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 Mike and Molly concludes, after six seasons, because CBS didn’t want to spend more money on Melissa McCarthy’s acting services. Show More Summary

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CONTEST RULES & REGULATIONS ??The “Torontoist Bike Giveaway/Patreon Pedal Pusher” Contest is provided by Torontoist. All questions regarding the contest rules should be directed to Torontoist at: 111 Queen Street E., Suite 320, Toronto ON M5C 1S2. Show More Summary

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Everyone wins! The weather is finally nice, and the best way to appreciate the city is on a brand new Urbanite bike. Oh, you don’t have an Urbanite bike? Why, we have a solution for you! If you would like this bike to be yours–it’s a pretty sweet ride–then all you have to do is become a […] The post Support Torontoist and You Could Win This Bike appeared first on Torontoist.

Why This Artist is Taking Her Pro-pussy Campaign to TCAF

Convicted of obscenity this week, Japanese artist Rokudenashiko brings her art to the Reference Library. Rokudenashiko wants to de-problematize the pussy. Doing so has created some problems. Her quest has garnered the Japanese artist...Show More Summary

Historicist: Toronto’s First Baseball Mascot

Before the Blue Jays' Ace and BJ Birdy, the city's first baseball mascot was a young Black boy named Willie Hume. In the story of the popular 1880 musical play La Mascotte, Rocco, a 17th-century Italian farmer, is down on his luck. While...Show More Summary

What Busking Teaches Us About Building A Better Streetscape

Council voted against banning them from Yonge and Dundas—and rightfully so. Imagine, for a minute, Yonge and Dundas without any buskers. No jazz bands playing Maroon 5 outside the Cineplex. No Spiderman jumping from one lamp pole to the next. Show More Summary

An Ode to Bar Volo, Closing this September

After 28 years the famous beer destination is closing, but the Morana Family is already looking ahead. I was saddened at first to hear that the little hip beer bar at 587 Yonge Street was closing down. Bar Volo was the first craft beer bar I ever went to. Show More Summary

Why this Kensington Graffiti Project Displays Hard-To-Look-At Photographs From Around The World

A worldwide series that highlights the lowlights of our planet. BY: #Dysturb LOCATION: Kensington Market PHOTO BY: Anonymous FIELD NOTES: Photojournalists from around the world have teamed up to create the #Dysturb project. From Paris...Show More Summary

A Grocery Glitch, Riot Fest Cancels Toronto Stop, and Tory to Crackdown on Pot Dispensaries

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The Loblaws chain closed stores this morning after a computer crash made the cash registers malfunction. The grocery hiccup affected Shopper’s Drug Mart, Real Canadian Superstore, and No Frills. Show More Summary

Canoeing Down Toronto’s River Conservation Success Story

In 1969, the Don River was declared dead. But with conservation efforts and advocacy, that's changed. In 1969, the Don River was declared dead. A solemn procession made its way along College street, guiding the Don’s remains—buckets of polluted water—in a green Cadillac hearse to its final resting place. Show More Summary

How One Toronto Woman Changed the Way Canadians View Nursing

Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. The devastating Spanish influenza outbreak was surely still fresh in people’s minds when Edith Kathleen Russell decided that nurses needed to be better trained. Show More Summary

Where Harriet the Spy Was Filmed in Toronto

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 Harriet the Spy Was Filmed in Toronto appeared first on Torontoist.

Nine Imagined iPhone Apps Every Torontonian Needs

Bike lanes? Gentrification? John Tory's day in a nutshell? There's an app for that. Relief Line is your not-so-serious glance at the city we love. 1 Bandwagon Alert We Torontonians love our sports teams. Except when we don’t. Then we really diligently ignore them. Show More Summary

Toronto Healthier Than the Rest of Ontario, Mississauga Bans Uber, and an Airbnb Party House

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Take a deep breath, Toronto, today we’ve earned some of our smugness. New data from Toronto Public Health shows that Toronto is healthier than other parts of Ontario. Show More Summary

Build Toronto Torn Between Affordable Housing and Making Money

How should City agencies balance social responsibility with financial needs? In 2010, the arms-length development agency Build Toronto agreed with the City to build 1,250 units of affordable housing over the following five years. As of March, 2015, it built 12. Show More Summary

Don’t Worry About my Safety as a Woman in an Uber

Uber is now legal in Toronto. But that shouldn't create panic for the women who use the service. Women in Toronto is a new column exploring the issues that city women face. In May 2015, York Regional Police charged an Uber driver with sexual assault. Show More Summary

Bar Volo to Close in Fall, Yogen Fruz Owners Might Buy Promenade, and Mississauga Uber Debate Heats Up

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. After 28 years in operation, Bar Volo is officially shuttering. The Yonge and Wellesley bar has been a staple for its passion, and variety of brews. Show More Summary

The TTC is (Finally) Rolling Out Presto on Buses This Week

Here's how they did it. The monumental task of installing Presto card readers on the TTC’s massive fleet of buses and streetcars is finally underway. By the end of this year, the transit commission has pledged to complete its long-awaited switch to the electronic fare card and do away with physical tokens, tickets, day passes, and Metropasses. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered Fort McMurray, Ghomeshi, and the Raptors Loss

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. The news that the second Ghomeshi trial has been called off due to a settlement offer that goes before the judge on Wednesday makes it to the front of four of Toronto’s five dailies today. Show More Summary

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