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TTC Fare Hike on the Horizon

Mayor John Tory announces he'll be requesting millions in transit funding, free TTC rides for children 12 and under—and a fare hike. Mayor John Tory is hoping improvements can be made to the city’s transit service—and soon. At a press...Show More Summary

Televisualist: Too Sane to Solve Crimes

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 You might want to catch the annual Tournament of Hearts, if you like curling. Some people do. We don’t judge them for that. (Rogers 10, 7 […]

Municipal Budget 2015: A Time To Be Bold

David Soknacki writes that with its next budget, city council should look to make an impact. As of tomorrow morning, another budget cycle will be upon us at Toronto City Hall. While the process typically produces fair entertainment value, what matters most is how budget decisions will impact residents. Show More Summary

Newsstand: January 19, 2015

Target is dead! Long live Walmart. (French monarchic references should probably be avoided on a Monday morning, but too late for that now.) In the news today: Canada's immigration laws might be hurting people with or at risk of contracting HIV, Stollerys is being demolished, and Target is leaving Canada and its Canadian employees in the lurch. Show More Summary

Historicist: The Yonge Street Mall

A brief 1970s experiment turned our main drag into a pedestrian-only zone. For Globe and Mail columnist Bruce West, the debut of the Yonge Street Mall in the spring of 1971 offered Toronto “an enjoyable thing that used to exist only in small towns on a Saturday night. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: January 17, 2015

January is more than half over! It's a brave new 2015 world and we're almost past the worst month of it. In the news: the TDSB has some hard work to do, the Liberty Village shuttle project is finished, and the many uses of Section 37 funds. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Norm Tweets, A Ford Endorsement, and Media Criticism

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. One of the most surprising developments in Rob Ford’s term was Norm Kelly, or at least his social media presence. Today brings another classic @Norm tweet, which is itself a great Twitter handle, as he wishes Raptors […]

Union Station Features Art Exhibit

The traveling contemporary art show Villa brings its latest exhibit to Toronto's transit hub. Union Station’s Great Hall renovation is not yet complete, but Torontonians will get a chance to see the space all dressed up this week as the centrepiece of Villa Toronto. Show More Summary

Metrolinx and TTC Launch Fare Integration Project

For an additional $60, you can get unlimited travel on the GO corridor between Exhibition and the Danforth. GO Transit will try to make your downtown commute slightly easier with the introduction of more affordable fares for TTC users. Show More Summary

Tory Announces TCHC Task Force

Former mayor Art Eggleton to lead task force, and will look at restructuring the housing agency. With a six person task force announced this morning to look at TCHC, John Tory is following through on one of his campaign promises. Led...Show More Summary

Vandalist: The good ol’ hockey game

Hockey Night in Canada just got a lot more interesting. BY: Whatisadam LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Martin Reis FIELD NOTES: Montreal-based street artist Whatisadam has returned to Toronto, and he brought along his hometown pride. Look out, Maple Leafs, the Habs are out for blood. Show More Summary

Newsstand: January 16, 2015

As usual, this week's announcement of the Academy Awards nominations left plenty for everyone to be upset about. Seriously, though: did the Academy even watch Selma? In more local news, Leslie Roberts has resigned from Global, Barrie...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Mimico Development Allegations, Sony Shuts Doors, MLS Draft Picks

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. A residents association in south Etobicoke claims their neighbourhood lost out on $100,000 in community benefits due to a last-minute amendment by councillor Mark Grimes (Ward 6, Etobicoke-Lakeshore). The CBC report says that the developer building an […]

Spice City Toronto: A Taste of Macau

Just outside of Toronto, a food court stall serves up Macau's distinct fusion cuisuine. Downtown Toronto chefs at restaurants like The People’s Eatery and Oddseoul have made names for themselves by serving creative fusions of Asian and Western food. Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Stats Can’t

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

Duly Quoted: Margaret Wilson, on the “Culture of Fear” at the TDSB

Independent review identifies numerous operational and governance problems plaguing the country's largest school board. “I’ve dealt with this level of professionals throughout my career. I’ve never interviewed people before where they’ve...Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Tudo Está Dito, by Bruno Capinan

Smooth, samba-styled rock music with a contemporary feel. Brazilian-born singer-songwriter Bruno Capinan has been delivering his unique brand of Brazilian rhythms from his home base of Toronto for a while now. A follow-up to his 2010...Show More Summary

Target Is Closing Up Shop in Canada

Target Canada has filed for creditor protection, will be shutting all 133 locations across the country. Target’s Canadian experiment has officially ended: today, the retailer announced that it will be halting its operations here and seeking court approval to start the liquidation process. Show More Summary

Newsstand: January 15, 2015

As of this morning, the cheapest gas in the GTA can be found at an Oshawa Costco location. At 76.9 cents per litre, it is the lowest gas prices have been since the spring of 2009. Enjoy it while it lasts. In the news: One woman is dead...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Beer Lawsuits, Toronto FC Moves, and XTRA Folds Print

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The Beer Store might have to drink a cold one, because it’s being sued. The private monopoly has faced intense criticism lately over its ownership structure and retail practices, and Kathleen Wynne has promised reform. Michael Hassell, […]

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