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Extra, Extra: Anti-Muslim Attack on the TTC, Luminato Takes Over the Hearn, and Free Headshots for Women

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Two Muslim women were accosted yesterday evening as they boarded a subway train at Sherbourne Station, the latest in a series of anti-Muslim incidents in the GTA following last week’s attack in Paris. TTC spokesman Brad Ross […]

Toronto Slowly Learns More About SmartTrack

Information isn't coming out quickly, and doesn't always look good. Senior civil servants walked into the mayor’s office today with a sign saying “What we know so far.” We don’t know what the subject of the meeting might be—maybe they...Show More Summary

Short (Run) and Sweet (and Salty) Shows

In the midst of Toronto's busiest theatre season, we look at two short run shows: an adaptation of German tragicomedy Casimir and Caroline, and new sketch show F#% IT. The Howland Company Presents Casimir and Caroline Luella Massey Studio Theatre (4 Glen Morris Street) November 19 – 22, 8 p.m. Show More Summary

Toronto Students Respond to Mizzou with Rallies, Share Experiences of On-Campus Racism

Recent anti-racism movements on U.S. college campuses spark similar protests in Toronto. Toronto university students rallied yesterday in response to the recent events at the University of Missouri—where there were protests, the football...Show More Summary

Reel Toronto: Pixels

Adam Sandler brings his latest opus to town to blow things up, arcade style. 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.

Ask the Bartender: SUV Stroller Edition

Ask the Bartender is Torontoist’s new advice column. Do you have a question or problem for Eva to solve? Email

Newsstand: November 19, 2015

In the news: body of Canadian killed in Syria to return home Friday, Jays second baseman gets shoulder surgery, and a Mississauga man in critical condition following decorating fall. The body of a Canadian soldier who was killed fighting the Daesh will be repatriated Friday, the Canadian Heroes Foundation reports. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: New TTC Map Revealed, Heart Found Outside Ryerson University, New Fund In Support of LGBT Cancer Patients

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. An image of what a new-and-improved TTC might look like has just been released. A report on the agenda for the next TTC board meeting provides an image of a new subway map featuring the Eglinton Crosstown […]

Ground Breaks on Worst-Named Condo Development in Toronto

A tall, truly terribly-named development is headed for Victoria and Richmond Streets. Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34, Don Valley East) was joined by Christopher Wein, president of development firm Great Gulf, to break ground on the horribly named Yonge + Rich condo development today. Show More Summary

Filmmakers rejoice: Toronto Reference Library Opens Green Screen Room

The latest edition to the library's Digital Innovation Hub provides a free space for film and audio recording. As of Monday, the Toronto Reference Library is offering a space for aspiring filmmakers and musicians to record their work,...Show More Summary

A Dive into the Cat Room

We visited Toronto's new cat café to see whether it was (sorry, so sorry) really the cat's meow. Cat cafés: evil or pure genius? Well, that depends on how you feel about animal rescue. TOT, the Cat Café

I Want Your Job: Imogen Grace, Feminist Filmmaker

Local filmmaker urges The next time you shell out 14 bucks to see a movie on the big screen (or spend the night on your couch surfing Netflix, we don’t judge), ask yourself: where are the women? Less than 60 per cent of Hollywood productions currently pass the Bechdel Test, which asks: Does a film have 1) two […]

Why Making Transgender Reassignment Surgeries More Accessible Matters

Proposed trans healthcare legislation provides a welcome change. Marcel’s body does not match his gender identity. It’s a fact he has spent years contemplating, and a truth that has cost him thousands upon thousands of dollars to consolidate. Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 18, 2015

In the news: taxi drivers consider an industry-wide strike, Peel police respond to a suspected suicide bomber, and a Toronto-born man makes the INTERPOL wanted list. Toronto’s taxi drivers are considering an industry-wide strike in protest against Uber and UberX. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Underwater Power, An Alleged Hate Crime, and Chip News

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. There’s a new infrastructure project in Toronto, but you (probably) can’t see it. Described as a “very cool underwater battery,” a Toronto Hydro pilot project uses pipes and balloons at the bottom of Lake Ontario to transfer […]

Fighting the Forces of Darkness

Afghan actress Parwin Mushtael relives her struggle against extremist intolerance in Human Cargo’s The Road to Paradise. The Road to Paradise Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street) Runs to Nov. 28 $20 – $37 What is especially...Show More Summary

Making the Davenportage

This Sunday, 19 "historian athletes" met up to portage Ontario's oldest footpath. This Sunday marked the second, now annual, Davenportage—a 16.5 kilometre portage from the banks of the Humber River skirting the top of downtown Toronto to the Don River. Show More Summary

Under the Gardiner, We’ll Be Falling in Love

A new public space is coming to an underpass near you. If you’ve found yourself singing “Under the Gardiner” to the tune of “Under the Boardwalk,” you’re not alone..@UnderGardiner project will create magical space beneath Gardiner, bridging...Show More Summary

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