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This Toronto Street Art is Pointing Fingers

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every time you point a finger there are three pointing back at you BY: Unknown LOCATION: The Beach PHOTO BY: Michael Ishlove FIELD NOTES: While deciding what to write about this lovely graffiti piece, I came across a variation of a classic finger-pointing quote: “When you point your finger at someone, anyone, it is often a moment of judgment. Show More Summary

Taking a Stroll Back in Time Through University of Toronto’s Philosopher’s Walk

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. There are a few natural go-to locations for Torontonians to explore in the summer. Toronto’s most famous buried river, Garrison Creek, used to run roughly...Show More Summary

John Tory Wants to Take Away Liqour Licenses to Stop Gun Violence, Scarborough Subway Might Ruin A Woodlot, and Mayors Want Toronto to Pay for The Pan Am Games

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. John Tory is looking at ideas to deal with the spike in violence across the city over the past few weeks. They range in practicalityShow More Summary

Why is Toronto’s Oldest Bookstore Leaving Yonge Street?

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Glad Day Bookshop is betting on the Village to survive. It has been a staple of Toronto for decades, its pink-and-purple storefront and giant rainbow flag waving over Yonge. Now, thirty-five years since opening its second-floor Yonge and Wellesley location, Glad Day Bookshop is about to leave its post. Show More Summary

Attending Pride in Toronto is Still a Political Act to Me

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Pride began as a political march—and it remains just as political today for this Toronto woman. Samira Mohyeddin is a broadcaster and journalist, and a regular Torontoist contributor. Here’s what Pride means to her. The year was 1998. Show More Summary

A Look at Joe Warmington’s Terrible, Shameless Hackery

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Raveena Aulakh's suicide was tragic. And Joe Warmington's sickening response only made the grieving process worse. Raveena Aulakh died by suicide on May 28. She was an award-winning environmental journalist whose excellent work on climate change impacts, endangered species and agricultural damages won her a National Newspaper Award. Show More Summary

We Shouldn’t Ignore Voyeurism in Toronto

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's a common, passive issue in the city—and we need to address it. Women in Toronto explores the issues that women in the city face. Most mornings, I’ll look out my blindless window at the city while I get dressed. Anyone staring from...Show More Summary

Meet the Man Behind This Year’s Pride Month

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Mathieu Chantelois is Pride Toronto's executive director, an ex-reality TV star—and a queen bee. Mathieu Chantelois bounds up and down the stairs at The 519 community centre two at a time, as if he owns the place. The centre is hosting its St. Show More Summary

Pan Am Games Went Over Budget, Scarborough Subway Will Cost (Extra) Millions, and Construction Around the Clock

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Remember the Pan Am and Parapan Am games? It was when we got the TORONTO sign in front of City Hall, 217 medals, and the sense of pride that we hosted something like the Olympics. Show More Summary

For Toronto Millennials, Being Politically Correct is Funny

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The city's comedy scene is marred with racist, classist jokes—and young people aren't laughing. It’s a packed night, and G.C. is sitting by the bar, precariously balancing on the now three-legged stool cradling a Molson. It’s a ritual to down a beer every time he swings by. Show More Summary

Music, Theatre, and Film Headed to Toronto’s Parks this Summer

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Arts in the Parks is making our city's natural space a lot more entertaining. Toronto parks are no longer just for lazy days lounging in the grass, catching some rays, and scenic strolls. This summer, they’ll be transformed into outdoor art galleries, stages, and theatres. Show More Summary

Celebrating the Past Year in Queer Legislation for LGBTQ Torontonians

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Since June 2015, the government has stepped up for the community. For decades, the LGBTQ community has been fighting for protections at all levels of government. Whether it’s for basic support in the Canadian Human Rights Act, or a legislative...Show More Summary

Cheri DiNovo Helps Liberals Draft Parental Recognition Law, U of T Food Could Get Less Gross, and Scarborough Councillor Wants Driverless TTC Buses

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. NDP MPP Cheri DiNovois working with Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government to draft a new bill on parental recognition for same-sex couples in the province despite being rather chuffed about it earlier this week. Show More Summary

Cheri DiNovo Goes for the Bernie Sanders Role in NDP Race

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The first leadership candidate (sort of) for the federal race calls for a return to principles. Win or lose, Cheri DiNovo wants to become Canada’s very own Bernie Sanders. The Ontario NDP MPP for Parkdale-High Park has put her name forward as the NDP’s first candidate in the party’s federal leadership race—albeit as an unofficial candidate. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered Clinton and the Capybaras

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. This morning’s Front Page Challenge is a particularly competitive battle, with all five of Toronto’s dailies performing at high levels of skill. Show More Summary

What It’s Like Inside Toronto’s Bathhouses

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Thirty-five years after the raids, we head back into Toronto's bathhouses—and get breakfast. It’s no hard task to find gay bathhouses in this city, if you know where to look. Follow the smell of chlorine down an alleyway in the Church-Wellesley Village, pass through a set of heavy metal doors and up a flight of stairs, and there is Steamworks. Show More Summary

The June 2016 City Council Liveblog: City Budgeting, Landlord Licensing, and the 10-Year Cycling Plan

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The weather is nice, kids are excited about the end of school, and everyone is talking about their summer vacation plans. That’s right, it’s the perfect day for a Council meeting. In this Council session: the future of city budgeting, landlord licensing, and Toronto’s proposed 10-year cycling plan. Show More Summary

How the Hearn Pushes the Possibilities for Adaptive Reuse in Toronto

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Luminato transforms the “sleeping beauty” of the Port Lands into a cultural hub…for now. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Show More Summary

Proposed Ward Changes Call for Splitting Church-Wellesley Village

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The group in charge of redrawing the city split up some of the city’s most distinct neighbourhoods. Civic-minded residents of downtown Toronto may have been chagrined (though not entirely surprised) to learn, upon the release of information...Show More Summary

City Council Preview: June 2016

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Budgeting, drugs, and Jim Karygiannis. On this month's City Council agenda: inclusionary zoning, pot crackdowns in midtown, licensing landlords, and our financial future. The Big Ticket In an impressive new report, the City Manager,Show More Summary

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