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Is Adam Giambrone Toronto’s Anthony Weiner?

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Kind of, but not really. Adam Giambrone speaking at City Hall this morning. Photo by Miles Storey/Torontoist. In the second act of Adam Giambrone’s career, the one-time mayoral aspirant has landed in New York as the director of a $2.5-billion light rail project. Show More Summary

Photoist: Row Your Boat

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Life is but a dream. Centre Island Pier The post Photoist: Row Your Boat appeared first on Torontoist.

How Women Facing Violence Struggle to Access Safe Housing

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Skyrocketing rent prices makes it difficult for women to afford to leave abusive situations. Four and a half years ago, Billie W. was living with an abusive father—but she couldn’t leave. She experienced PTSD and alcoholism as a result of her abuse, and was unable to afford rent for her own place. Show More Summary

Exploring Toronto’s Hidden Waterfronts

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Just because you don't see water doesn't mean it's not there. “Waterfront” is a relative term. Torontonians tend to think of the waterfront as the place where they can see water, as the term implies. But the city also keeps a few extra waterfronts in the back, where there’s no water in sight. Show More Summary

Historicist: Wicket Little Town

Toronto's well-to-lo learn the game of cricket, and the origins of the first ever international cricket match. George A. Barber came to Upper Canada from England in the 1820s to assume a teaching position at the Home District Grammar School in the town of York. Show More Summary

How Black Torontonians are Creating Their Own Spaces in the City

The Black Futures Now Conference is the start of a conversation we need to have about forging our place in Toronto. Living in Toronto means hearing the word “multiculturalism” a lot in the context of progress. It is often touted as the most diverse, most friendly, and most livable city in the world. Show More Summary

FOI Results on Ranked Ballots and Drug Overdoses, but not Pandas

Find out why the Zoo needs extra time to release panda medical records. In the first wave of results for this column’s freedom of information requests I’ve learned a few things. Among these lessons are international panda politics. The...Show More Summary

How to Paint a Beautiful Mural in Three Easy Steps

Maybe it's not easy, but it's fun! BY: Jimmy Chiale LOCATION: Leslieville PHOTO BY: Allan Parke FIELD NOTES: Ever see a big, beautiful mural and wonder how it goes from blank wall to finished project? This photograph provides a little bit of insight into the process. Show More Summary

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Yonge Subway Extension

Put yourself in York Region's shoes for a moment. While the Scarborough subway circus is in full bloom, you may miss the hullabaloo surrounding another suburban plan, the Yonge North Extension. It would take the Yonge subway seven kilometres north from its current terminus at Finch, across Steeles Avenue and into York Region. Show More Summary

Watch John Tory Lose His Cool When Questioned About the Scarborough Subway

John Tory evades transit questions, loses cool, and echoes history. Yesterday was a victory for John Tory and his Council allies. At long last, the mayor passed a series of motions about the future of Toronto’s transit network, and he got what he wanted. Show More Summary

The TTC Used to Have Fare Zones—and They May be Coming Back

The TTC has had a tumultuous history with fare zones over the years. Now, Metrolinx might bring them back. While attention remains on the one-stop Scarborough subway extension, and John Tory continues to sing SmartTrack’s praises, there’s...Show More Summary

Giorgio Mammoliti Really Doesn’t Like Black Lives Matter

Mammo loves his press releases. Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7, York West) is really bummed about this year’s recipient of the William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations: Black Lives Matter Toronto. The award, whose namesake was...Show More Summary

The Ontario Science Centre is Using Holograms to Engage New Visitors

With the launch of Bitmorph, the Science Centre aims to improve its technology—and its educational reach. Museums are a cultural touchstone. They’ve existed in different cultures for thousands of years, but their place in today’s world has been harder to understand. Show More Summary

Casper’s flawlessly engineered mattress is upping Toronto’s sleep game

This post contains an affiliate code, which means Torontoist receives a commission if you make a purchase using it. In a buzzing city like Toronto, quality sleep (even if it’s usually a little shorter than we’d like) is key to keeping up with all the fun. Show More Summary

The CNE is Right to Allow People with Disabilities Free Admission

Free fare at the fair allows those with disabilities participate when we otherwise might be not able to. Last week, the Canadian National Exhibition changed its policy for people with disabilities, which previously allowed anyone with disabilities free admission to the annual summer fair. Show More Summary

Toronto’s Asian Night Markets Helped Me Reconnect with my Culture

I've never been to China, but Toronto's celebration of my culture took me one step closer. I smelled it before I saw it. The air was hazy, filled with smoke coming off the many grills and deep-fryers. Pungent and sharp, the notorious odour of stinky tofu—the food I came here to taste—filtered through the humidity and hit me square in the face. Show More Summary

Public Art Worth a Double Take

Shayne Dark's condo-front installations aim to bring nature to the urban landscape. BY: Shayne Dark LOCATION: X2 Condominiums, 101 Charles Street East, between Jarvis and Charles INSTALLATION: 2010, 2014 Public art helps turn unremarkable street corners into something beautiful, worth stopping for. Show More Summary

Yorkdale Station Could Get a Groovy Makeover

A motion to fund public art at the station leaves many hopeful for an Arc en Ciel return. These days, Yorkdale subway station is lacklustre compared to its adjacent shopping centre. The mall is currently in the midst of construction on a $331-million upscale expansion. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: Mel Lastman, on the Scarborough Subway Extension

The mayor who championed the Sheppard subway line doesn't think the proposed one-stop Scarborough extension is a good deal. “It’s only one stop!” —Former mayor Mel Lastman opposes the proposed one-stop subway extension in favour of an LRT network. Show More Summary

Matilda the Musical Celebrates Brain Power

In a banner year for stupidity, this summer's big Mirvish show strikes a blow for intelligence and wit. Matilda the Musical Ed Mirvish Theatre (244 Victoria Street) Runs to October 16 Tickets: $38 to $139 Up until now, 2016 has beenShow More Summary

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