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Glad Hand: The Context of Our Time

Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s weekly political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb.

Shaw Festival 2015: Beards, Beach Balls, and Emancipated Women

Niagara's annual theatre fête kicks off with complementary—but unequal—productions of Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea and Shaw's You Never Can Tell. The Lady from the Sea Court House Theatre (26 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake) Runs to Sept. Show More Summary

Newsstand: May 21, 2015

Happy Little-Friday! Today in the news, a gruesome alleged Uber incident that might tip the local debate in favour of licensed taxicabs, Fiona Crean sets her sights on the province, and a local comedian puts her foot down against sexual harassment onstage. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Babcock Joins the Leafs, Community Newspaper Investigated for Hate Crimes, and the Police Chief Gets Sworn In

Every weekday's end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The Toronto Maple Leafs have a new...Show More Summary

Development Signs Could Become Less Boring, More Readable

Worthwhile Toronto initiative could see the City "sell democracy" through better design. The current signage for Toronto’s development proposals are anything but inviting: the language is boring, the images uninspiring or difficult to decipher, and consequently the offer to become involved seems disingenuous. Show More Summary

The End of The Simpsons’ Era

The wildly popular Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play might be a sign of the death knell of the show's cultural resonance. It’s the longest-running televised cartoon, and it’s spawned comics, a movie, music albums, and countless merch.Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: Town & Country

One of Toronto's first all-you-can-eat "French" buffets. Once upon a time, the all-you-can-eat buffet was marketed as an exotic experience with a touch of European class. Descended from the Swedish smorgasbord, the mid-20th-century buffet was marketed as a way to sample fancy dishes drawn from a United Nations of cuisines. Show More Summary

Photoist: Last Night’s Sunset

Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Sound Advice: Junia-T, Soul Motivators, D.O. Gibson

#ICYMI, a roundup of noteworthy musical happenings in the city some call The 6. Junia-T has summer on his mind: The underrated hip-hop artist dropped the strong Eye See You LP late last year and the new video for single “We Got This” now sees the light of day. Set in sunny Los Angeles, the […]

Newsstand: May 20, 2015

Congratulations, team, it's already hump day! In the news, Toronto Public Health is on the lookout for Lyme disease on the Islands, city councillors muse about road tolls to pay for the Gardiner, and a look at a pioneering police officer. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Larry Tanenbaum Buys the Argos, Rental Market Sadface, and Drake’s Little Buddy Speaks

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. If you were planning on buying the Toronto Argonauts, we regret to inform you that you’ve missed the boat. The CFL team has been reportedly sold to Bell and MLSE chairman Larry Tanenbaum, with an official announcement […]

Scarborough Civic Centre Gets a Library

After years of planning, the Toronto Public Library's 100th branch opens on May 20. Many things strike you at once when you approach the new Scarborough Civic Centre library branch: the angles and curves designed to complement thoseShow More Summary

Toronto Police Launch Body-Worn Camera Pilot Project

As Toronto police launch their body-camera pilot project this week, the initiative comes with its own set of concerns. After discussions with community groups and months of reports, this week the Toronto Police Service launches a nearly yearlong pilot project that equips 100 police officers with body-worn cameras. Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: L for Leisure, The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear, and Raiders of the Lost Ark

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a dry ’90s comedy about vacationing grad students, an experimental docudrama about Georgian life, and a Steven Spielberg pulp classic. L for Leisure Directed by Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn Camera Bar (1028 Queen Street West) […]

Torontoist Explains: Cap and Trade

Torontoist Explains is a recurring series where we tell you everything you need to know about local issues, ideas, and how things work. I remember hearing about this. What’s it all about? In April, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that Ontario would implement a “cap and trade” system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This plan will […]

Televisualist: Not A Pirate

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. Tuesday Your celebrity finalists on this year’s Dancing With The Stars are Bruce Willis’s daughter, a guy who was on Glee and is in a band that […]

Newsstand: May 19, 2015

We hope you all found a nice BBQ for the long weekend. But now, time for the news: the Church of Scientology owes the City of Toronto money, an MPP calls for a sex-trafficking task force, and the New York Times marvels at Kijiji's Canadian success. Show More Summary

Historicist: Early Cinema, Made in Canada

The ambitious but short-lived Conness-Till movie studio in Swansea. “Will you move over, Miss So and So?” the director barked into a megaphone. “For God’s sake, look a little less wooden, Mr. Somebody,” he yelled next, as actors in evening...Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: May 16, 2015

Body-worn police cameras are coming to Toronto, Loblaw employees voted for strike action, and ducklings were rescued by firefighters: here's your Saturday news! A yearlong pilot project will see 100 Toronto police officers sporting body-worn cameras for a year, after which a report will be released by June 2016. Show More Summary

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