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Urban Planner: October 13, 2014

In today's Urban Planner: brews and foods at Torontoberfest, and comedy with a side of turkey. Food: The Brewery Market returns to the Evergreen Brickworks with a daytime holiday celebration of food and drink for the whole family (though of course the alcoholic brewed beverages will be solely for those of legal drinking age). Show More Summary

Historicist: A Running Start

Seven years of the Ward Marathon, Toronto's first annual marathon. The origins of the modern marathon are generally traced to the birth of the modern Olympic games, when organizer Pierre de Coubertin included an unusually long endurance race to act as a grand finale to the games in Athens. Show More Summary

Weekend Planner: October 11-12, 2014

In this Weekend Planner: a bizarre bazaar, film-noir Vancouver, and the funniest people in Toronto. Performing Arts: While we’d rather not think about the frigid and blustery months ahead of us, we can’t help but be excited about the return of Long Winter. Show More Summary

Campaign Fact-Check: Doug Ford on Subways, Subways, Subways

Ford was astoundingly dishonest when discussing his transit plan this week. Over the course of this campaign we’ve attempted to provide a basis for comparing the candidates on one simple metric: how often do they lie? For each of the...Show More Summary

Olivia Chow’s Lost Momentum on Transit

A plan that considers our overall network, but lacking the scope and ambition to tackle our deepest transit problems. In March 2014, Olivia Chow was first out of the gate with a three-pronged transit platform: run better bus service, build the LRT network approved before Ford took office, and start design work on the Downtown Relief subway line. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: October 11, 2014

It's Thanksgiving, a time when we celebrate the long weekend with friends and family and, maybe, reflect on the colonization of this country that led to this holiday. Before you get into that heady stuff, here's some local news: former...Show More Summary

Spice City Toronto: Legendary Jerk Chicken Joint Gets a New Home

The North York staple has moved to bigger and brighter digs, but the food is still dependably tasty—and spicy. Allwyn’s Bakery has long been a legend amongst residents of North York. The location at Parkwoods Village Centre was obscure...Show More Summary

Ten of Toronto’s Unique Heritage Achievements

From Corinthian columns to the last stacked theatres in the world, a look at our heritage and the people who worked to preserve it. Torontoist is pleased to be the media sponsor for the 40th annual Heritage Toronto Awards and William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture. Show More Summary

Vandalist: Two for the Price of One

An artist visiting from Montreal makes his mark on Toronto. BY: Whatisadam LOCATION: Chinatown PHOTOS BY: Mark Beauchamp FIELD NOTES: Writing Vandalist can sometimes be a tough gig. There’s so much great street art in Toronto that we often have trouble deciding what artist to feature. Show More Summary

Newsstand: October 10, 2014

Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old who fights for girls' right to education in Pakistan, won the Nobel Peace Prize today. How many 17-year-olds do you know who are even aware of the Nobel Peace Prize? Congratulations, Malala. In the local...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: October 10, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: a theatrical double bill, a dirty southern soap, and the art of Alex Colville. Theatre: b current Theatre is presenting a double bill of solo shows at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre over the next two weeks, billed together as the second edition of its afteRock Plays. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Journalists in Political Ads, TTC Data, and Bill Blair on Pot

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Journalists could soon find themselves front and centre in political advertising: it seems the Conservative government is interested in changing the Copyright Act so that politicians, political parties, and those who work for politicians and political parties […]

Your Guide to Fall Beers at the LCBO

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This chilly season has some creamy, pumpkin-y, malty upsides. It’s that time of year again. The air is getting a little colder, the leaves are falling, and we find ourselves or the people we care about buying pumpkin-flavoured everything. It’s also the time of year when the LCBO begins to release a new selection of beers for fall. This season features a rather lengthy […]

Life, Death and The Blues Best When It’s True to Life

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The production engages when actor/playwright Raoul Bhaneja digs deep into his personal experiences of the blues. Quite a few stories are told in Life, Death and The Blues, which was developed over the last 15 years by distinguished Toronto bluesman (and noted actor/playwright) Raoul Bhaneja. Show More Summary

CAMH Recommends Legalization of Marijuana

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

New Cannabis Policy Framework concludes that legalization with regulation would reduce the drug's health and social harms. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has been studying cannabis use and harm-reduction strategies, and in...Show More Summary

Why the Redpath Sugar Factory Isn’t Going Anywhere

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The 56-year-old facility is an icon of Toronto's industrial past amid proliferating waterfront condos. On a waterfront teeming with condo developments and office buildings the Redpath sugar factory is hard to miss. It takes up a full...Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Poll-uted

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.

Newsstand: October 9, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The long weekend is so close that you can almost smell the turkey, can’t you? In the news: A strike by WoodGreen leaves hundreds of parents without childcare, poorly maintained street sweepers are contributing to poor air quality in the city, and increased border screening to prevent the spread of Ebola is coming to Canadian airports. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: October 9, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: a queer poetry slam, a comedic one-night stand, and an undead Halloween talk show. Poetry: Have some words in your brain and feelings in your heart that you just need to release? Well, here’s good news—there’s...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Stifled Research, John Tory’s “Lost Years,” and Hockey Lovers

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. David Hulchanski spent five years developing a series of maps that charted urban poverty in Toronto. The Star refers to his maps as “sophisticated” and “eye-opening.” But because of Conservative government’s cancellation of the long-form census, Hulchanski […]

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