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Truth is Stranger Than 6ix-tion: Toronto Filmmakers at Hot Docs 2017

A look at five powerful must-see docs by Toronto-based directors. Yesterday, the full schedule for Hot Docs 2017 rolled out, and the 24th edition of the Canadian International Documentary Festival has the strong lineup one would expect, with 230 films from 58 countries and nearly 48 per cent of the lineup directed by women. Show More Summary

From Switzerland to Toronto; “I Just Loved the City”

After a crisis in life, a new beginning. I was a high school teacher in Zurich. I taught French and German and history. And I loved it. But there was always a voice in the back of my mind saying, “Sabine! You should teach them how to...Show More Summary

Sing (or Headbang) Along to The Book of Mormon and Hard Core Logo Live!

Musical theatre fans can choose between the church of punk rock, or the Church of Latter Day Saints (both feature cuss words). It’s a question a critic often gets asked, especially by those who don’t see a lot of stage shows: “What’s...Show More Summary

In Photos: Geeking Out at Toronto Comic-Con

Degrassi Junior High's original cast members discuss how they got lucky. Fans of comics, fantasy, anime, cosplay, and gaming were on display all weekend long at Toronto ComiCon at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Along with costumes, comic books, and merchandise, fans got up close and personal with celebrities getting pictures and autographs. Show More Summary

Police Are Looking For The Chez Cora Kidnapper

It also turns out 911 didn’'t do a great job responding to the kidnapping Quebec’s provincial police, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) have released details of a man they suspect in the kidnapping of the president of Quebec-based breakfastShow More Summary

Hey Bros: That Hooters is Now Open Downtown on Crescent

America’s biggest breastaurant arrives on the island Hey dudes, do you need a new hang spot to knock back some brewskis and brewchachos while surrounded by scantily-clad servers? You are in luck, as after a nine-month wait, MontrealShow More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered the Trump/Russia Bombshell and Cardboard Trudeaus

But the robots are the real winners. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. Scandal engulfs the front pages of Toronto’s newspapers this morning, with tales of trust violated, fair...Show More Summary

Motels Along Kingston Road Tell The Story of Scarborough

No Vacancy exhibit shows the evolution of Toronto. By Myseum By Erin Sylvester If you’ve ever driven along Kingston Road in Scarborough, you’ve probably seen them. Motels, dotted between the small restaurants and big box stores that line the street. Show More Summary

Kristyn Wong-Tam Questions Mayor Tory’s Integrity After Cheat Sheet Leak

Mayor John Tory has some explaining to do. “What’s before us is an issue of leadership and integrity of decision-making. We all recognize we live in the most diverse city in the world, and the mayor often talks about inclusion and ensuring...Show More Summary

Cruising the History of Policing Gay Sex in Toronto Parks

For many local queer people, the arrests in Marie Curtis Park felt like 1981 all over again. It’s the first day of spring, and that means the city’s public parks will soon fill up with Torontonians. But for queer people trying to cruise, that can mean increased police surveillance and possible criminalization. Show More Summary

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Gets Another Glowing Review

But it’s definitely not Lesley Chesterman’s opinion The Montreal Gazette is now the third out of four local publications to issue a verdict on the culinary value of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon — the Montreal Casino outlet of the celebrated...Show More Summary

Salad Be Gone: Gusta Brings Vegan Comfort Food To Jean-Talon Market

The vegan sausage maker gets its own restaurant Gird your loins, Montreal vegans: a promising new vegan option has landed in Petite-Patrie for your dining out needs. Gusta Foods has been producing all-vegan sausages and cheese since founder Sylvain Karpinski raised enough funds via Indie Go Go to get it up and running in 2016. Show More Summary

Fewer People Using Transit and More Cars On The Road Would Be Outcome of SmartTrack, Says Metrolinx Study

Unless GO Transit makes major changes, some new SmartTrack stations are almost useless. Overall ridership would actually decline with John Tory’s SmartTrack plan as existing riders would abandon the system due to longer travel times with the new stops, according to new Metrolinx reports. Show More Summary

The Preventable Epidemic: How Safe-Injection Sites Are Being Brought To Toronto

Fentanyl is now the number one cause of opiate-related overdose death in Ontario. In depth: Part one in a three-part series examining the opioid crisis in the city. During the late afternoon hours on New Year’s Eve 2015, Amy Wright, a...Show More Summary

See the City Through Future(ing) the Past

Tour the city through the eyes of five Toronto-based artists. The Intersections Festival, organized by Myseum of Toronto and running all throughout March across the city, looks to get Torontonians to look at the streets and public sphere of our city with fresh eyes. Show More Summary

Transit Guru Ed Levy Says the Scarborough Subway Extension Has Zero Support Among Experts

Three transit experts weigh in on where Toronto went wrong. “On Scarborough. You won’t find a single independent transit professional who can support this, but they won’t say so publicly. The three of us can say this stuff without recrimination;...Show More Summary

End of an Era for Live Music In Toronto?

Concern deepens for the city's vanishing music venues. Let me put this in perspective: in 1981, you could drive 80 km per hour along Queen Street between Spadina and University, past butcher shop pigs’ heads and underwear jobbers and...Show More Summary

Get Your Geek On at Toronto Comic-Con

This year's event features a Degrassi reunion with five original cast members. This weekend is the 2017 Toronto Comic-Con, a celebration of comics, cosplay, and geek culture in general. Besides a plethora of comic writers and panels,...Show More Summary

Historicist: The Trouble With O’Brien

This post originally appeared on February 16, 2013. Just after 9 p.m. on May 3, 1887, a train carrying Canada’s Governor General rolled into the North Toronto Canadian Pacific Railway station. Accompanied by municipal officials, Lord...Show More Summary

The Joël Robuchon Drama Made It All The Way to The New York Times

On the same day another two big articles slam the restaurant The fuss and criticism around Montreal’s new Joël Robuchon restaurant has made it out of Quebec, with three big articles in four days about the blockbuster project in the Casino...Show More Summary

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