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Why Delivering Food Via Bicycle is Good For Neighbourhoods

The case for relocalizing our food system. Bicycles never used to be thought of as central to the food system, but the Internet has allowed this particular wheel to be reinvented as a prime tool for localizing food systems while reducing traffic jams, cutting global warming emissions, and providing jobs. Show More Summary

Check Out LOV And Its Swanky Vegan Food in Old Montreal

Photos from Patricia Brochu. Possibly the most shimmering vegan-vegetarian restaurant you ever did see is arriving in Old Montreal tomorrow. The name is LOV (standing for Local, Organic, Vegetarian) and it comes from Dominic Bujold, the man behind Pizzeria No. Show More Summary

Three Local Anti-Racism Campaigns You Need to Know About Now

Alarming hateful and racist acts aren't only happening south of the border. Here's a look at some initiatives that are combatting discrimination here. The normalization and mainstreaming of neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups south of the border has made many Torontonians pause and reflect. Show More Summary

This New Art Exhibit Will Help You Embrace Winter

Come January, Ice Breakers will stretch along Queens Quay from Yonge to Bathurst. BY: RAW Design INSTALLATION: Jan. 21 through to Feb. 26, 2017 LOCATION: Queens Quay (Yonge to Bathurst streets) By the time winter rolls around, the image of throngs of tourists and locals roaming the waterfront starts to give way to a starker picture of stillness. Show More Summary

The December 2016 Toronto Executive Committee Liveblog: Revenue Tools Edition

Also on the agenda: ranked ballots and poverty reduction. Photo by Himy Syed from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. It’s December 1, which means it’s time for egg nog, Mariah Carey Christmas music, latkes, and City budget-related debates.Show More Summary

Renting Isn’t a Dirty Word

It's just pretty normal. Housing is really expensive. For a lot of Torontonians, that means they rent for longer periods of time before pursuing home ownership or forego that goal altogether. It’s a pretty common conversation where someone...Show More Summary

Re-opening the Gardiner Debate is the Right Thing to Do

With $1.8 billion in additional costs to the City, we're owed an opportunity to re-visit the decision. As costs for the Gardiner continue to escalate amid a traffic jam of bad news, the contentious project to build the portion east of Jarvis faces renewed opposition. Show More Summary

Teen MPP is Surly and Evasive (But Totally Not a Homophobe!)

The most 19-year-old politician ever. The first thing you learn about Ontario’s newest MPP is that he is 19. That’s what you read before you learn that Zach Morris look-alike Sam Oosterhoff wants to freeze time in 1956, or what his policy stance is on Hydro (he thinks you should pay less!). Show More Summary

Mezcla Switches Chefs Following Brutal Review

A fresh take on Peruvian food is incoming. A few years ago, Village restaurant Mezcla was a darling of the culinary scene — the critics raved about it, crowds loved it, and it appeared on the very first Eater 38. Since then, things changed. Show More Summary

Why I Co-Created an App to Better Understand Toronto’s Budget

Budgetpedia helps Torontonians make sense of the city's often confusing budget and finances. is a place for people to learn about Toronto’s budget and meet like-minded people. It launched this week. I’m the project lead, and the lead software developer; more than 60 people have helped along the way over almost one and a half years. Show More Summary

28 Essential Montreal Microbreweries and Craft Beer Bars

What's on tap Good beer isn’t hard to find in Montreal. Since Le Cheval Blanc first broke the seal back some 30-odd years ago, the scene has progressively bulked up with sleek new bars, brewpub expansions, and microbreweries doing everything...Show More Summary

The Ontario Municipal Board is Long Overdue for Repairs

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A Guide to Winter Cycling in Toronto

How to navigate the city's slushy, snowy, icy streets. I have a confession to make. I have never been a winter cyclist. In the past couple of years, I have gotten into enough scrapes in the balmiest of weather that I thought it wise to avoid the inevitable accidents that would come with cycling in slush and ice between December and April. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Reacted to Castro’s Death, and Trudeau’s Reaction

In other news: Syria, Patrick Brown's byelection woes, and the Toronto Sun's fear-mongering. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. This week’s Front Page Challenge still shows lingering...Show More Summary

Aldea Wants To Add New Life To Plateau Portuguese

But with decades of family experience. Opening a Portuguese restaurant in the Rachel Street and Saint Laurent Boulevard vicinity is, to say the least, well-trod territory. But soon to open restaurant Aldea is hoping to spruce up theShow More Summary

What to Do in Toronto November 28–December 4: Queer and Present Danger Tour, Come From Away, and Long Winter

See queer-oriented comedy and theatre, and observe World AIDS Day; marvel at Come From Away, and laugh at Uncalled For; party with Flo & Joan, MSTRKRFT, and Chris Tsujiuchi. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Show More Summary

Streetcar Murals Are a Smart and Inexpensive Idea, So Let’s Do It

NXT City winner offers practical solution. What if a street mural could beautify a neighbourhood and help keep streetcar riders safe? With a simple intervention, that’s what the winning pitch for the 2016 NXT City Prize hopes to do. Founded in 2014, NXT City aims to get creative talent to propose ideas that can improve Toronto’s public spaces. Show More Summary

Four Reasons Why Road Tolls Are a Good Idea

They'll benefit everyone—motorists and non-motorists. The first thing to note about proposed tolls on the Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway is that they’ll benefit everyone—drivers and non-drivers. Drivers should notice the highways are less congested and their trips faster, as some motorists opt for other means of transportation. Show More Summary

Ville St-Laurent Tim Hortons Serves Coffee, Bagels, Racial Profiling

Customers were reportedly kicked out because of their race. Three customers at a Tim Hortons cafe in the borough of Ville St-Laurent have complained that they were racially profiled and kicked out, along with several others — all ofShow More Summary

TTC Opens Online Merchandise Store Just in Time for the Holiday Shopping Season

Will this be the successful transit store that has always eluded the TTC? The TTC takes its latest shot at selling branded transit merchandise with, an online store that was unveiled today. The timing coincides with the peak...Show More Summary

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