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Urban Farmers Acting Foul, Toronto Councillor Found to a Possible Conflict, and An Alleged Fraudster With 88 Charges

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Some Toronto residents are ignoring bylaws and creating a buzzraising bees and chickens within the city limits. Bylaws don’t allow for this, but they are only enforced by a complaint basis. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Newly Proposed Wards Will Shake Up the City

The new boundaries would give a greater voice to downtown residents at City Hall. Despite major population growth, concentrated in only a few parts of the city, Toronto’s ward boundaries have not changed since 2000, when the number of city councillors was chopped from 56 to 44. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered The Candice Rochelle Bobb Shooting, and the Raptors Making the Semifinals

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. Toronto was shocked to hear about this weekend’s latest victim of the city’s gun violence, Candice Rochelle Bobb, who was shot to death in aShow More Summary

The Raptors Win, The Jays Brawl, and Hamilton’s Last Samurai

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. For the first time in Raptors history, the team is moving to the Eastern Conference Finals. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan combined for 63 points en route to scorching the Heat 116-89 in Game 7 yesterday. Show More Summary

How to Fight Against the Devastating Emerald Ash Borer

The tiny green insect will devour 850,000 Toronto ash trees, but the City and local non-profits hope to limit the damage. It might look innocuous, but the tiny emerald ash borer has had a profound effect on Toronto’s tree canopy. The emerald ash borer is an invasive species of beetles first spotted in North America in 2002. Show More Summary

Players Go Word for Word at the 2016 Canadian National Scrabble Championship

Spelling victory, one tile at a time. Silence in Bond Place Hotel’s basement is punctuated with what could be mistaken for the shakings of a rhythmically challenged maraca player. It’s the sound 52 of Canada’s top Scrabble players make shuffling tiny plastic tiles in pouches as they draw letters on this warm Saturday afternoon. Show More Summary

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

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

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