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Extra, Extra: Laneway Dreams, Out-of-Province Plates, and Televising Corsets

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Could your neighbourhood laneway use some sprucing up? If you have an alley-related vision you’d like to see realized, the Laneway Project wants to hear about it. The local organization is currently taking applications for two “laneway […]

Then & Now: RPM

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We revisit the club that brought nightlife to the deepest edge of downtown, welcomed legends like the Ramones and Beastie Boys, and transformed resident DJ Chris Sheppard into a globe-trotting superstar. The massive club The Guvernment hosted its last event Sunday, as Deadmau5 closed out the joint that propelled his career. Show More Summary

Wherein John Tory Passes a Lot of Bucks

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What Tory's budget choices, or lack thereof, say about what we might expect from his mayoralty. Mayor John Tory’s new budget is being praised as “aggressively moderate.” But let’s be clear: it’s only “moderate” in a world where the politics of Rob Ford are treated as a serious alternative. Show More Summary

Skating on Thick Ice

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Why we should (and should be allowed to) make the most of Grenadier Pond. I looked forward to the possibility of some opportunistic urban skiing when I moved to the High Park neighbourhood last fall, but the single snowfall we’ve had since then lasted only one night and half a day. Show More Summary

Public Works: Real-Time Pollution Data Delivered to Your Smartphone

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Chinese environmentalists have created a pollution app, spurring a growing demand for better industry regulation in the country. 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: January 27, 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops in 1945, a day we would be remiss to forget. In the news: a new policy aims to protect the human rights of transgender prison inmates, new parking rules...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: World’s Third-Favourite Giant Panda, Landfill Stickers, and Blizzards

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. We don’t know what Belgium’s Hao Hao or Spain’s Xing Bao have on Toronto’s own Er Shun, but we’re still glad she’s been recognized as the world’s third-favourite giant panda not currently living in China. We’re shocked […]

Spotted: Cosplay at Nathan Phillips Square

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Public spaces are for making public scenes, and these cosplayers made the most of City Hall on Saturday. SPOTTED BY: Brian Crosby WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen Street West) WHEN: January 24, 2014, 2 p.m. WHAT: You would be forgiven for thinking that a mini–Fan Expo took place on Saturday at City Hall. Show More Summary

Instruments of Resistance

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto's Lemon Bucket Orkestra brings the 2014 Ukrainian revolution vividly to life in new immersive play, Counting Sheep. Counting Sheep St. Vladimir Institute (620 Spadina Avenue) Runs until February 1 $100 (includes dinner) Often it seems as if the problems of the world are playing out on a single channel. Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, The 50 Year Argument, and Leviathan

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: a genre-mixing vampire western smash from last year’s edition of Sundance, Martin Scorsese’s in-depth tour of The New York Review of Books, and Russia’s Oscar hopeful for Best Foreign Language Film. A Girl Walks Home Alone […]

Televisualist: Wig Level—American

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 The 2015 AHL All-Star Game is tonight, in case you really wanted to watch minor-league hockey. Some of you do. This is Canada, after all. (Sportsnet, […]

Newsstand: January 26, 2015

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's Monday and it's cold, but doesn't the week feel like it has potential? Keep your chin up and hope for the best. In the news: don't leave your fishing gear for birds to eat, St. Lawrence Market cart vendors are being displaced this spring, Uniqlo is coming to Toronto, and the city begins its search for the next police chief. Show More Summary

Historicist: “An Exceptional Man”

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Hollywood actor Sterling Hayden gets busted for hashish at Toronto International Airport. Departing Toronto International Airport on April 16, 1981, veteran Hollywood actor Sterling Hayden—star of The Asphalt Jungle (1950) and Dr. Strangelove (1964)—was found by U.S. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: January 24, 2015

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Get out there and enjoy the weekend! But before you do here's some news: the TTC has released a new customer charter, Uber alleges more than two dozen Toronto taxi drivers failed to meet the company's standards, and a former Toronto inmate has lodged a human rights complaint. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Transit Cancellation Fees, the Worst Sentence in Canadian Journalism, and TTC Promises

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. You know how Toronto’s capital budget is a mess, with the debt ceiling reaching 97 per cent of the City’s capacity in 2020, a number which doesn’t include the $7-billion-unfunded state-of-good-repair backlog? The City could really use […]

Vintage Toronto Ads: Zellers

When Target Canada announced its demise, nostalgia for Zellers ensued. When Target recently announced its decision to pull the plug on its Canadian misadventure, it provoked a wave of nostalgia for the discount chain it supplanted. Memories...Show More Summary

Of Babies and Boomers

Diane Flacks’s Waiting Room finds drama in neonatal medicine, while Rick Miller's Boom chronicles a generation. Waiting Room Tarragon Theatre (30 Bridgman Avenue) Runs to Feb. 15 $29-$55 Boom Panasonic Theatre (651 Yonge Street) Runs to Feb. Show More Summary

A Portrait of Homelessness

An upcoming photo exhibit tells the stories of homeless people from the downtown east side. People in Parks?? City Hall (100 Queen Street West)? January 29–30 FREE There’s been a big chill in Toronto lately. The first few weeks of 2015 have seen a rash of deaths from people freezing outdoors, and the City has taken notice. Show More Summary

Vandalist: Pay No Attention to This Art

Just keep on walking. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Harbord and Grace, Harbord and Bathurst PHOTO BY: Jeff Conlin FIELD NOTES: Spend five minutes watching the news, scrolling though Facebook, or even looking out the window, and it’s clear that our world is not always super. It’s almost impossible not to feel overwhelmed by all the bad news we consume, even […]

Newsstand: January 23, 2015

As January draws to a close, we have two things to grit our teeth and hold on to until the spring comes: budgets and awards shows. If you happen to like politics and celebrity, this is your time of year. In the news: median incomes in...Show More Summary

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