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Rep Cinema This Week: Manufactured Landscapes, Stories We Tell, and The Social Network

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a gorgeous and disturbing look at industrial wastelands, Sarah Polley’s moving family history, and the story of the birth of Facebook. Manufactured Landscapes Directed by Jennifer Baichwal

Torontoist Explains: The Ontario Municipal Board

The OMB exerts great influence over how Toronto's cityscape is shaped. We explain how the controversial land-use planning tribunal works. Torontoist Explains is a recurring series where we tell you everything you need to know about local issues, ideas, and how things work. Show More Summary

Photoist: Electric Midway

Electric Midway by Phil Marion Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

Televisualist: Sadly, There Is No Great British Blade-Off

Each week, Torontoist examines the upcoming TV listings and makes note of programs that are entertaining, informative, and of quality. Or, alternately, none of those. The result: Televisualist. Monday The Abyss is, at this point, perhaps the least-famous of James Cameron’s films that isn’t Piranha Part Two: The Spawning, but it remains one of his […]

Newsstand: Monday, August 24

In the news this fine Monday: a man says he was beaten outside last year's OVO Fest afterparty, a car was found in the bottom of a pit, and one man's swim across Lake Ontario. This year’s fatal shooting related to the OVO Fest afterparty...Show More Summary

Historicist: A Toronto Journalist Reports from the USSR in 1932

Frederick Griffin, the ace reporter of the Star, spends the summer of 1932 touring the USSR. Frederick Griffin was generally impressed with the Soviet Union. For eight weeks in the summer of 1932, the Star‘s ace reporter explored the country, recording his impressions and insights for readers back home in a long series of dispatches. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: August 22, 2015

Are you ready for a heavy dose of Saturday news? Best to get it over with before you enjoy your day. The Catholic Children's Aid Society is embroiled in a strange legal battle with an angry father, the riding of Eglinton-Lawrence is one to watch, and mental health services in Peel are a work in progress. Show More Summary

Torontoist Week in Review: August 17-21

A lot happens in the course of a workweek. Here's a look back at the top stories from the past five days that you might have missed, or might care to revisit. A lot happens in the course of a workweek. Here’s a look back at the top stories from the past five days that you might have missed, or might care to revisit. Show More Summary

Working on Shows, And Community, With Musical Works In Concert

The concert series for musicals in development aims to cultivate audiences as well as new shows, and use them to fine tune potential hits in the making. Musical Works in Concert Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst Street) August 20 – August 23 $20-$50 Toronto has for decades been known as a testing ground for musicals. Show More Summary

Video: The Urbane Explorer Goes to the Ex

The Urbane Explorer goes beyond Bessarion to check out everyone's favourite end-of-summer exhibition. The Ex is all about exploring. You can explore the creative (and sometimes gross) offerings at the Food Building, the animals who chill...Show More Summary

Inherent Weisse: Bristlin’ Burdocks! The Burdock Officially Launches Their Beer

While Toronto is home to some fantastic examples such as Bellwoods Brewery, The Granite and Mill Street among others, the idea of the new generation of brewpubs either in development or recently opened here has elicited reactions of skepticism and cynicism from many in the beer scene. When it comes to the beer, nightmarish images […]

Photoist: Halls of Justice

Halls of Justice by Javin Lau. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Vandalist: Burnt Bacon

A mural that looks as good as its namesake tastes BY: Bacon LOCATION: Parkdale PHOTO BY: CheechAndBong FIELD NOTES: Giving yourself the handle “Bacon” is genius. Named after the widely adored food, Bacon must be winning everyone’s hearts (and stomachs). Show More Summary

Newsstand: August 21, 2015

Happy Friday! We've made it to the weekend, finally. In the news today: a man was arrested after impersonating a monk and aggressively soliciting donations, and people in the city have feelings about Uber. Although the headlines areShow More Summary

Extra, Extra: Canada’s Wonderland Takes You to New Heights, More Names Revealed in Ashley Madison Hack, and We Are All Lying Pieces of Shit, Apparently

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Hang tight! Canada’s Wonderland has announced two new rides for the 2016 summer season. Skyhawk, the first ride of its kind in North America, will allow riders to take control of their own cockpit and maneuver through […]

Duly Quoted: Josh Paterson, on Bill C-24

BCCLA executive director Josh Paterson criticizes Canada's notorious Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, otherwise known as Bill C-24. “All Canadian citizens used to have the same citizenship rights, no matter what their origins....Show More Summary

Farewell To Pachi

We hardly knew ye. Goodbye, Au revoir, Adios, PACHI Pals! Our memories will live forever in my heart // Goodbye, Au revoir, Adios amis de PACHI! Les souvenirs vivront dans mon cœur pour toujours // Goodbye, Au revoir, Adios amigos de PACHI! Los recuerdos vivirán en mi corazón para siempre Niagara Escarpment // l'escarpment du Niagara // la escarpa de Niagara. […]

Seaton Village is Where the Porches Dance

A dance festival in its fourth year places a west end community at centre stage. On any other day, the porches of Seaton Village seem nothing out of the ordinary, serving their community quietly with nary a glance from passersby. But...Show More Summary

What Could You Buy With An Olympic-Sized Cheque?

We go on a city building Supermarket Sweep using the estimated money the Toronto Olympics would cost. With the Pan Am and Parapan Games over and Pachi put out to pasture, talk has turned to Toronto hosting the 2024 Olympic Games. IfShow More Summary

Photoist: CN Tower Edge Walk Daredevils

CN Tower Edge Walk Daredevils by Jeremy Gilbert. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

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