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Newsstand: June 25, 2015

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It has now been five years since the G20 overtook Toronto. In the news: Bombardier is still delayed on those long overdue streetcars, Kathleen Wynne doesn't want you to watch this TVO documentary, and the Raptors get a minor league team in Mississauga. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Auroras Light the Sky, Google Has Your Back, and Rogers Spends a Lot of Money

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

If you missed last night’s auroras, never fear: all you have to do is look up. The northern and southern lights will make a repeat performance tonight around 7 p.m. due to a solar flare earlier in the week, resulting in one cool-as-heck kaleidoscopic treat. If you’ve ever made a spelling error, forgotten to attach […]

The Better Side of Food Festivals: The Stop’s Night Market

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto's food festivals are generally awful, but The Stop's Night Market gets it right. Toronto has a tumultuous history with food markets, fairs, and festivals. For a city full of top-notch restaurant options, it fails miserably at orchestrating epicurean events. Show More Summary

Pride in Their Own Words: Kyle Kirkup

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A legal scholar shares what Pride means to him, and how it's about looking forward to issues that continue to affect LGBTQ individuals. Kyle Kirkup is a 2013 Trudeau Scholar at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. His research examines the role of contemporary Canadian criminal law in regulating queer and trans people. Show More Summary

David Byrne Brings Colour to Luminato

The revered Talking Heads frontman wrings high art from the high school football field. Contemporary Color – Luminato 2015 from 8 String Media on Vimeo. Leave it to the legendary experimenter, David Byrne, to turn a fixture of North American high school pep rallies into a spectacle of multimedia performance art. Show More Summary

Scene: 2015 AIDS Candlelight Vigil

In a moving vigil, hundreds gathered in an annual ceremony to remember the thousands of Torontonians who have passed away from HIV/AIDS. WHERE: Barbara Hall Park, 519 Church Street WHEN: Tuesday June 23, 9 p.m.-10 p.m. WHAT: Since 1988, over 2700 names have been added to the Toronto AIDS memorial next to the 519 Community Centre. Show More Summary

Newsstand: June 24, 2015

'Tis the day of the hump! Have you found a maypole yet? In the news: a Megabus crash leaves more than half of the 43 Toronto-bound passengers injured, relief for TTC riders is coming (but only temporarily), and the City's executive committee wants to talk about gambling. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Speed Limits Will Definitely Drop, and Toronto-filmed Hannibal is Done Like Dinner

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Following up with a blurb we wrote yesterday, Torontonians will, in fact, see a drop in city speed limits after a unanimous decision made at City Hall Monday evening. The change will affect 387 kilometres of residential […]

Sharing the Secret Loves of Nerd Girls

A new publishing effort shows off underappreciated aspects of fandom and plenty local content. Toronto publisher Hope Nicholson is taking a break from reviving classic comic book heroes to give a voice to modern nerdy women—though, as far as she’s concerned, the two aren’t so different. Show More Summary

Queer Author Faces Backlash for Children’s Pride Book

A 28-page LGBTQ-themed ABC book has fired up controversy among the school board and parents. In the working draft of Catherine Hernandez’s ABC Pride children’s book, M is for Mustache, the letter Q, she wrote, stands for “Quiet Down,...Show More Summary

Eastern Commerce Basketball Players Search for a New Home

An association rule about transferring student athletes makes it tough for players on the Eastern Commerce Saints to play for strong teams, and could limit their basketball careers. Their school is closing, their storied basketball team...Show More Summary

15 Cheap Things to Do For Pride 2015

A handy guide to getting the most out of Pride without breaking the budget. To kick off this year’s annual Pride fest, we took a look at some of the best (and cheapest!) events going on in the city. TUESDAY, JUNE 23 Sapphic Aquatica. Oasis Aqua Lounge, 231 Mutual Street @ 8 p.m. Price: $20 at the door Note: Cis women and transfolk only Sapphic Aquatica features music by […]

For the Urban Aboriginal Community, Reconciliation Must Start from Within

With more than half of First Nations people living off-reserve, cultural preservation relies on creating unified Aboriginal communities in cities. Sunday was National Aboriginal Day, a chance to celebrate Toronto having the largest Aboriginal community in Ontario, with an estimated 13 per cent of the province’s Aboriginal population. Show More Summary

Newsstand: June 23, 2015

It's Tuesday! Happy Tuesday! In the news: wicked overnight storm pics, an anti-poverty plan, and Dora Awards with a Torontoist twist. Severe thunderstorms rocked the GTA last night, which means there is now at least one cool picture of of lighting striking the CN Tower on Reddit. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Happy Pride, Slower Speed Limits (Maybe), and the End of Mouse Ears Feud

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. “I’m a lesbian and I’m the premier of Ontario. How great is that?” Kathleen Wynne said happily at this morning’s Pride flag-raising event at the Ontario Legislature. Wynne, along with Mayor John Tory and Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward […]

Rep Cinema This Week: What Now? Remind Me, Ex Machina, and When Marnie Was There

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a filmmaker’s powerful chronicle about a year living with HIV, a cult classic in the making about artificial intelligence, and a coming-of-age almost-love story from Studio Ghibli. What Now? Remind Me Directed by Joaquim Pinto The […]

The Anatomy of the MMVAs

Our MMVA correspondent studies the practiced perfection of red-carpet stars. The first thing we see is his hair—a thick, flowing wave on top, but buzzed at the sides, slowly disintegrating into a tasteful stubble beard as it makes its way past his ears. By the time his twinkly eyes and shiny teeth have emerged from the car and onto the red carpet of the Much […]

NXNE Weekend Recap

Early summer's flagship music festival has come and gone. We were there to tell you what you should've seen, and what you were better off missing. Fat as Fuck – M is for Manning, June 19. Despite being called “Fat as Fuck,” none of the members of the seven-member band were noticeably big-boned. Show More Summary

A Tour of Luminato With Director Jorn Weisbrodt

We went over the rainbow to check out what this summer's premiere arts extravaganza had to offer. From a contemporary colour guard to an industrial rave in an abandoned power plant, this year’s Luminato festival has breadth. But on Friday,...Show More Summary

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