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Rob Ford Moved to Mt. Sinai Hospital for Further Tests Following Discovery of Abdominal Tumour

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It will take up to a week for biopsy results to reveal the mayor's diagnosis. On Thursday evening Dr. Zane Cohen, a colorectal surgeon at Mt. Sinai Hospital who is overseeing the medical team taking care of the mayor, updated members of the media on Rob Ford’s condition, following news Wednesday that a tumour had been discovered in his abdomen. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Tentative Bombardier Deal, Deadmau5 Picks Up Fares, and Scarborough Residents Want Subways (Maybe)

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. After striking for eight weeks, workers at a Bombardier plant in Thunder Bay have reached a tentative deal with the company. This will be of immediate interest to Toronto transit riders because it’s this Bombardier plant that’s […]

Toronto Region Board of Trade Calls for a Better Way on Transit

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Trade group's new discussion paper urges a more reasonable, de-politicized approach to transit planning. There’s a maxim in urban planning that all planning is political, and Toronto’s ever-changing transit proposals certainly bear it out. Show More Summary

Hunting for TIFF’s Autograph Hunters

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We talk to celebrity-signature wranglers and get some "no's" and "piss off's"—and also a few tips. How much is your signature worth? If you’re the average schmuck, it’s probably not even worth the price of the piece of paper it’s written on. Show More Summary

Hill of Freedom

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Beers, bars, and broken English make up Hong Sang-soo's latest delight. Hong Sang-soo (South Korea, Masters) Hong Sang-soo returns with a soju-drenched comedy of manners in Hill of Freedom, the director’s funniest film in years. Despite...Show More Summary


6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Willem Defoe steps into the shoes and thick frames of Pier Paolo Pasolini for Abel Ferrara's dreamy portrait. Abel Ferrara (France/Italy/Belgium, Special Presentations) A strange, shambling love letter from one iconoclastic filmmaker...Show More Summary


6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Viggo Mortensen wanders into the heart of darkness in this strange little off-Western. Lisandro Alonso (Denmark/USA, Wavelengths) Viggo Mortensen plays a Danish general wandering through the grim desert of 19th-century Patagonia in search of his runaway daughter in Jauja (pronounced how-ha), Lisandro Alonso’s strange, captivating formalist jewel. Show More Summary

Scene: Inside the New Aga Khan Museum

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A sneak peek at the museum and its massive collection spanning 1,400 years of Islamic history. WHERE: Aga Khan Museum WHEN: Wednesday, September 10 WHAT: The new Aga Khan Museum in Don Mills. Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Fumihiko Maki, the museum incorporates elements of historical Islamic architecture into its modern design. Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Tin Foil Hearts

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

Toronto’s Last Abattoir to Auction Off Slaughtering Equipment

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Purchase a piece of Hogtown history, or check out the century-old Tecumseth Street facility. When it was announced earlier this year that Hogtown’s last pig slaughterhouse was closing, and its operators, Quality Meat Packers and Toronto...Show More Summary

Newsstand: September 11, 2014

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

As the federal NDP start to think about the 2015 election, the party has unveiled a new slogan: “Change that’s ready.” Underwhelming? Nonsensical? Inspiring? For once it would be nice for a slogan to reflect political reality, but there...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: September 11, 2014

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: a unique beer experience, in-demand plays, and nine funny women. Food: Beer may not be considered the fanciest of drinks, but it shouldn’t be solely a bro party beverage either. Enter The Beer Experience, a festival for the most discerning of drinkers. Show More Summary

Breaking: Rob Ford Hospitalized with a Tumour

Medical officials say the mayor has a tumour in his abdomen, but no word yet on whether it is malignant, or how it will affect his campaign. Rob Ford checked into the downtown location of Humber River Hospital on Wednesday due to ongoing stomach pain; later in the evening doctors confirmed that he has been diagnosed with a tumour. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Andrea Horwath Talks NDP Values, Mike Tyson Swears, and David Soknacki Channels Douglas Adams

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The NDP socialist caucus has called on Andrea Horwath to resign as the leader of the provincial NDP, claiming her recent campaign was the NDP’s worst “since Bob Rae attempted to defend his infamous social contract in […]

Duly Quoted: David Soknacki, on Who Would Be a Better Mayor Than Rob Ford

In his exit speech today, the former candidate said he will not be endorsing anyone in the mayoral race—least of all Ford. “Anybody. If I had a cat it would make a better mayor than Rob Ford.” —Former mayoral candidate David Soknacki, who dropped out of the race Tuesday night, at a press conference outside City Hall today. Show More Summary

Monday Nights: A Basketball Bromance With Hustle and Heart

Five Toronto actors bring blood, sweat, tears, and more sweat to this immersive show. The Theatre Centre’s latest production, Monday Nights, has all the hallmarks of a classic sports tale: a team of underdogs, personal and athletic growth, a dramatic final shot, and most importantly, a lot of heart. Show More Summary

A Wicked Good Time at Ed Mirvish Theatre

With an intriguing plot, fabulous visuals, and a talented backing orchestra, the ever-popular musical offers something for everyone. If you’ve lived anywhere in North America in the last 10 years, you’ve probably heard at least one person gush over Wicked. Show More Summary

Day in the Life of TIFF: Tuesday

Nothing shatters the illusion that TIFF is about art like seeing people with TIFF lanyards eating at Hooters. If you spend enough time promenading around the TIFF corridor (John Street between Richmond and King, basically), dirty and...Show More Summary

Sound Advice: The Key, by Emmanuel Jal

The social activist's latest mix of hip hop and soul is a musically fearless exercise is positive thinking. The musician and social activist known as Emmanuel Jal has come a long way from his former life as a child soldier in South Sudan. Show More Summary

Newsstand: September 10, 2014

Canadian Tire has announced that Canadian Tire money is going digital. The company says that the move won’t replace their paper bills, but simply offer an online alternative to collect and redeem rewards. This means that Sandy McTire’s sweet moustache and tam-o'-shanter will live on. Show More Summary

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