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Vandalist: The Cat in the Pylon

With bonus potatoes! BY: Gino Graffiti LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Georgete P. FIELD NOTES: Times are tough for artists. It’s not enough to be skilled and resourceful, we all need side jobs to fund our creativity. For some of us it’s bartending and serving, or writing a weekly column about graffiti, or even getting into the lucrative potato […]

Newsstand: July 24, 2015

Today's news: Toronto police won't say which recommendations they've implemented from a report on dealing with emotionally distressed people (without shooting them), more than five dozen cats were rescued from an apartment, and the city looks into making sports and athletics more inclusive for the LGBTQ community. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Loblaws to Close 52 Stores, Leafs Hire a Devil of a GM, and Mazing: The Masked Crusader

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Loblaw Companies Ltd. has announced plans to close 52 unprofitable stores across the country in the next 12 months. Though the company hasn’t yet released which locations are slated for closure, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs […]

Daily PANAMANIA Tip Sheet: Fito Blanko

You know what’s world-class? PANAMANIA’s music festival programming. Here’s our guide to the must-see free music shows of the day, every day, during the fest. Fito Blanko CIBC PANAMANIA Live @ The Distillery District Thursday, July 23 at 8:45 p.m. (1 Trinity Square) If the word “reggaeton” conjures nothing to you but Daddy Yankee’s decade-old […]

Scene: Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic Kid Around

Two Canadian tennis stars give a lesson to kids, and have some fun too. WHERE: HTO Park WHEN: July 22, 12:00 WHAT: In advance of the Rogers Cup, tennis stars Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard led a clinic with kids from local tennis clubs. Show More Summary

We Welcome Our Porcupine Overlord

Toronto's got a fever, and the only cure is more PACHI. According to the more than 50,000 people who have signed the petition for his removal as closing ceremony headliner, Kanye West is antithetical to the spirit of the Pan Am Games. Show More Summary

I Want Your Job: David Dunkley, Milliner

Mad as a hatter? David Dunkley's elegant creations are for "confident people" who aren't afraid of a feather or two. At first glance, David Dunkley Fine Millinery is an unassuming storefront on Bathurst Street, but even a cursory peek in the window reveals a wonderland. Show More Summary

Blurring The Lines Between Art and Activity (and Athletics)

Torontonians can get lots of exercise with their art in "experiential" theatre shows like It Comes in Waves and Monday Nights. It Comes In Waves Meet at Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak (283 Queens Quay West) July 15 – July 24 $30-$47 Monday...Show More Summary

Photoist: Toronto’s TTC York University Busway Threads its Way Through the Finch Hydro Corridor

Toronto’s TTC York University busway Threads its Way Through the Finch Hydro Corridor by Vic Pahwa. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Newsstand: July 23, 2015

Happy Little Thursday! In the news: the global spotlight is on Scarborough sprinter Andre De Grasse, who took gold in yesterday's 100m race. Also, a man in California has replicated the Guvernment nightclub, and aerial drones remind us Toronto is A-Okay. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Mayor Doesn’t Want to Talk Future Olympics, Parking App Services May Be Illegal, and Funding Announced for Downview’s Aerospace Building

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Mayor John Tory says it’s too early to talk about future Olympic bids for the City, and would rather focus on the current Pan Am Games before opening up any further discussion. Said Tory, “I guess everything […]

Vintage Toronto Ads: A&P

As the remnants of the venerable American grocery chain circle the drain, a look at its Toronto operations. At its peak, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company was the largest retailer on the planet. By the end of the 1920s, the grocer boasted up to 16,000 stores across the United States, Ontario, and Quebec. Show More Summary

Daily PANAMANIA Tip Sheet: Café Tacvba

You know what’s world-class? PANAMANIA’s music festival programming. Here’s our guide to the must-see free music shows of the day, every day, during the fest. Café Tacvba Panamania Live @ Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen Street West) Monday, July 22 at 9:45 p.m. Across the entire Spanish-speaking world, which includes some 400 million people in […]

Group Calls for De-Streaming Ontario High Schools

People for Education claims streaming limits the flexibility high school students need. It was not until Grade 12 that Dimal Kaci realized he could not go to university. When Kaci was in middle school, his family moved from Albania to the GTA, and they lacked a firm grasp of the Ontario high school system. Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Adria Kain, DJ Agile, Jully Black

Adria Kain got soul: Adria Kain has long been an unheralded gem in the local scene. The shortage of acclaim could soon change, however, with the launch of the singer-songwriter’s new album titled Island In My Mind. Single “Higher” is a slice of dreamy soul. Check out the video for proof: DJ Agile revamps the […]

Photoist: Headspin

Headspin by Uncomman. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Newsstand: July 22, 2015

It's day two of athletics at the Pan Am Games, which means we all wonder how the triple jump works. In the news: the SIU finds no criminal wrongdoing in the Peel Jermaine Carby case, the TTC probably won't open early on Sundays after the Pan Am Games, and your unicorn chaser for the day. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Veld to Crack Down on Illicit Drug Use, Cheating Website Hacked, and Water Balloons a Concern to Some

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Two deaths and 13 drug-related hospitalizations at last year’s Veld Music Festival are prompting organizers to crack down on illicit substance use at the event. Organizers will now offer public service announcements about the dangers of drug […]

Panamania Reviews: The Postman and Gimme Shelter

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The festival’s theatre fare includes a front porch–stomping tribute to Toronto’s first black letter carrier and an ancient perspective on the climate-change crisis. The Postman The Annex (various locations) Runs to July 26 $14.45 Gimme...Show More Summary

The National Post Goes Mobile-ish

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Post decides that what it needs is a food truck, but with Christie Blatchford playing the role of Zane Caplansky. In an effort to reach out to readers they once took for granted, newspapers are on a quest to innovate. Today, theShow More Summary

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