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Urban Planner: August 20, 2014

In today's Urban Planner: journey to the Forbidden City, take in Anishinaabe, or look at iconic shots of the '60s. Ongoing… Art: If The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors has a mascot, it’s Emperor Yongzheng. The image...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Mayor Ford on Streetcars and Raccoons, and TIFF Celebrities

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Mayor Rob Ford appears to no longer hate streetcars as much as he’s historically hated streetcars, announcing today that he’d be in favour of improving the system if he were to win the election in October: “I’m […]

Our Ten Favourite Things From SummerWorks 2014

The annual theatre festival is over for another year—here's what we'll remember most about SummerWorks 2014. The end of SummerWorks always signals the beginning of the end of the summer season, but this year it’s doubly bitter. (Cold, that is.) But at least we now know that we’ll get another hit of SummerWorks this winter. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: Josh Matlow, on Union-Pearson Express Train Fare

The councillor believes the anticipated $20–30 ticket price is unaffordable and unfair. “The Union-Pearson Express should be something that is celebrated,” Matlow said. “I think Metrolinx will find a lot of upset people if the only rapid transit link to the airport is unaffordable.” -Councillor Josh Matlow (Ward 22, St. Show More Summary

Local Comedy Powerhouses Join Forces

Andrew Johnston and Sara Hennessey come together to celebrate the end of summer with a live taping. Comedians Andrew Johnston and Sara Hennessey know how to keep busy. Both spent the year touring the country separately; this summer,Show More Summary

Public Works: Less Confusing Parking Signs

One New York designer is trying to re-imagine and simplify signage—and she's looking for public input. 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

Newsstand: August 19, 2014

Happy birthday, John Stamos. In the news: the centre-loading Eglinton Crosstown LRT platforms will be dangerous to the vision-impaired, Union Station’s Bay concourse will not be ready for the Pan Am Games, plans move forward to shorten election lawn sign campaigns, and a new study looks at the use of anti-psychotic drugs on dementia patients. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: August 19, 2014

In today's Urban Planner: produce in condo-ville, appreciating Robert Altman, and a playful approach to Robert Munsch. Ongoing… Art: If The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors has a mascot, it’s Emperor Yongzheng. The...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: White Squirrels, TTC Improvements, and Rob Ford vs. Raccoons

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. One of the beloved white squirrels that inhabit Trinity Bellwoods Park was found dead this weekend—seemingly after having been electrocuted. Animal Services will not be involved in the removal of the squirrel—it was found still hanging from […]

Rep Cinema This Week: Señoritas, Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater, and Wellness

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a Toronto filmmaker’s feature debut about a twentysomething Colombian woman, a look at the friendship...Show More Summary

Jim Karygiannis Sets His Sights on Scarborough-Agincourt

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The former MP now seeks a local seat in the area he represented federally for 25 years. Former Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis first got involved in local politics nearly 30 years ago, when concerns about his daughter’s safety prompted him to join her school’s parent-teacher association. Show More Summary

Gardiner Pedestrian Bridge Brings Downtown Closer to the Waterfront

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

New, glass-walled pathway installed over the weekend will expand the city's PATH network south. The uninviting aesthetic of the Gardiner Expressway and the breadth of Lake Shore Boulevard have long been seen as pedestrian barriers to Toronto’s waterfront, but over the weekend a solution in the form of a window-lined footbridge began to take shape. Show More Summary

Televisualist: They Should’ve Called It “Paratelepathimedic”

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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 Listener, the Canadian-madeShow More Summary

Scene: Open Streets TO

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Hundreds of people took to the car-free streets this weekend to cycle, amble, and explore. WHERE: Bloor Street West and Yonge Street WHEN: Sunday, August 17; 8 a.m.–noon WHAT: A pilot program promoting physical activity and community exploration. Show More Summary

Union Station’s Second Platform Now Open for Business

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

As of this morning, riders will start waiting for Yonge line and University line trains on separate platforms. It’s been three years and $137 million in the making, but Union Station’s second platform is finally presented and accounted for. Show More Summary

Newsstand: August 18, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's one of the last Mondays before school starts, kids, so enjoy summer while it lasts (by reading the news online, of course). This morning's news: teachers go back to the bargaining table with the province next month, Argos fans are...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: August 18, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: Munsch at play, a trip to the Forbidden City, and the madness of Stratford. Theatre: Mystic Forest Productions is presenting a week-long run of a selection of theatrically staged Robert Munsch stories, entitled Munsch At Play. Show More Summary

Historicist: Space Hogg

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Renowned astronomer Dr. Helen Sawyer Hogg shares her love of the stars. On April 30, 1935, the Toronto Star featured a profile of Dr. Helen Sawyer Hogg, a researcher at the new David Dunlap Observatory. Sawyer Hogg, the article explained,...Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: August 16, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Vulcan, Alberta hopes to raise $2 billion to make a working spacecraft. Is there a more fitting cause for Kickstarter? We think not. In the news: CUPE takes issue with Rob Ford's bomb threat handling, bike impounding in front of a Hudson's...Show More Summary

Weekend Planner: August 16-17, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In this Weekend Planner: a downtown Yogathon, an undead car wash, and girls who rock. Sports: The world is about to get a whole lot mellower this Saturday, thanks to Yogathon, which is taking over 43 different cities. Grab your mat and...Show More Summary

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