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Scene: Candlelight Vigil for Soldier Murdered in Ottawa

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A small ceremony at Queen's Park on Wednesday night honoured the memory of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. WHERE: Queen’s Park WHEN: Wednesday, October 22 WHAT: Toronto first-aid trainer Mark Dewdney saw the news unfold on Wednesday that a Canadian soldier, Cpl. Show More Summary

In Concord Floral, the Kids Aren’t All Right

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Jordan Tannahill's funny, haunting new play focuses on the dark secrets of troubled suburban teens.

Your Toronto 2014 Election Navigator

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How the candidates compare on some of the city's biggest issues.

Newsstand: October 23, 2014

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Sometimes, you just have to get right to it. In the news: Parliament will sit today in the wake of the Ottawa shootings, Bill Blair says there is no credible threat of a similar attack in Toronto, Queen’s Park holds a moment of silence...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: October 23, 2014

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: a nightmare on Queen Street, showcasing Latin-Canadian playwrights, and a small but mighty music festival.

Immigration and Visible Minority Status Shape Toronto Election Turnout, Study Finds

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Candidates often don't reflect the diversity of their constituencies—and that may be keeping some residents away from the ballot box.

Ottawa: Multiple Shootings at Parliament Hill and Surrounding Area

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A gunman has been killed at Centre Block while police continue to search for other suspects.

Sound Advice: Praise Break, by Daniel Caesar

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto-based singer's latest EP proves R&B and soul are alive and well in Canada.

How to Decide Who to Vote For

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto activists, academics, and community organizers explain what issues voters should consider before they head to the polls.

Haven’t We Seen Helen Lawrence Before?

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With its dual-medium production and liberal use of film noir stereotypes, Canadian Stage’s latest play looks a bit too familiar.

Newsstand: October 22, 2014

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Apparently, a Niagara-on-the-Lake hotel has the greatest restroom in Canada. The porcelain thrones at Shaw Club Hotel and Spa are described as a convergence of “style and radiance.” Given that a public lavatory in Toronto that offers...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: October 22, 2014

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: Anishinaabe art, a hip hopera, and drama Down Under. Ongoing… Art: “Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes“ is a collaborative effort of the AGO and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, in New York City, where the exhibition recently wrapped up after a one-year run. Show More Summary

Toronto Election 2014: John Tory on Seven Key Issues

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From transit and cycling to the environment and policing, here's how he would tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the city. TRANSIT In late May, John Tory launched his plan for a new transit line called SmartTrack—the centrepiece of his “One Toronto” transit plan [PDF]. Show More Summary

Toronto Election 2014: Doug Ford on Seven Key Issues

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From transit and cycling to the environment and policing, here's how he would tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the city. TRANSIT While Rob Ford was still a mayoral candidate, his subway plan appeared on September 3, 2014....Show More Summary

Toronto Election 2014: Olivia Chow on Seven Key Issues

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From transit and cycling to the environment and policing, here's how she would tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the city. TRANSIT In March 2014, Olivia Chow was first out of the gate with a three-pronged transit platform:...Show More Summary

Toronto Election 2014: Issue Navigator—Transportation

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Olivia Chow Olivia Chow has promised to build 200 kilometres of new bike lanes within four years, including separated bike lanes downtown. She also wants to improve bike lane maintenance and snow clearance, and create more bicycle parking at TTC stations. All upgrades would be paid for by reallocating priorities in the existing cycling capital […]

Toronto Election 2014: Issue Navigator—Taxes

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Olivia Chow Chow has committed to keeping property taxes, which account for about 40 per cent of the City’s total revenue, “around” the rate of inflation. What this means has been the subject of debate and speculation on the campaign trail, and she has committed herself to no more than 3 per cent a year. […]

Toronto Election 2014: Issue Navigator—Environment

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Olivia Chow Chief among Olivia Chow’s environmental commitments is a promise to restore Toronto’s tree canopy, which was devastated by last year’s ice storm and floods. She proposes to pay for a 50-per-cent increase in the City’s contribution to tree planting with a hike in treatment fees paid by polluting businesses. Chow would fight the […]

Toronto Election 2014: Issue Navigator—Child Care

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Olivia Chow As city councillor, Olivia Chow was a strong advocate for children, and now child care is a key plank of her mayoral platform. Her child-care policy statement released at the end of September promises an investment of $15 million over four years to create 3,000 new child-care spaces, half of which would be […]

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