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How To Find Your Friends in High Park With This Handy Map

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A grid system to solve all your High Park problems. Five years ago, James McDonough wanted to solve a problem that west end Torontonians face with embarrassing frequency. How do you find your friend in Trinity Bellwoods Park? Obviously calling a friend on their phone is out of the question; no one does that anymore. Show More Summary

Photoist: Bloor Bike Lane First Ride

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Bloor Bike Lane First Ride The post Photoist: Bloor Bike Lane First Ride appeared first on Torontoist.

Why the Proposed Rail Deck Park Should Make Toronto Hopeful

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The proposed Rail Deck Park could be our last big downtown park, and it's an opportunity we should seize. Downtown Toronto has a parks problem. Neighbourhoods in the core have the lowest levels of parkland relative to population in the city. Show More Summary

John Tory’s Impending Impasse Over TTC Budget Cuts

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

John Tory wants the TTC to address a $231-million gap without cutting service. Sometimes you get what you pay for. At Council’s meeting in July, a lot of attention was paid to the approval for the $3.2-billion one-stop Scarborough subway extension. Show More Summary

A Preview of What Toronto’s Totally Desperate and Predictable 2028 Olympic Bid Could Look Like

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How else can we be certified as a World Class City? Relief Line is your not-so-serious glance at the city we love. Last year Mayor John Tory put an end to Toronto’s nascent bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. It seemed like the dream of being an Olympic city would die there. Show More Summary

Now and Then: George Luscombe and Toronto Workshop Productions

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. Summer is a great season for theatre in the city. There are outdoor arts festivals and shows inside, if you prefer to escape the heat and bugs. While Toronto has a vibrant theatre scene today, its history is impressive as well. Show More Summary

Where Police Academy 4 Was Filmed in Toronto

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Including a David Spade skateboarding scene with Tony Hawk as the stunt double. Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny. Show More Summary

Proposed 21-Acre Raildeck Park Could Bring Much-Needed Green Space to Downtown Toronto

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Cost and timeline have not yet been determined. The growing downtown core could become increasingly connected with the addition of a 21-acre park above the rail corridor between Bathurst and Blue Jays Way. Invoking the image of Toronto...Show More Summary

The TTC Gets Brutally Honest about Mental Health

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Brad Ross addresses those ominous "personal injury at track level" messages. If you’re a regular TTC commuter, you’ve probably heard the messages plenty of times before. They’re purposefully vague, and riders seldom hear what happens...Show More Summary

What a Scarborough Single Mother’s Daily Commute Looks Like

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This 53-year-old travels four hours a day through the city. In this new photo series, we follow Torontonians on their daily commutes through the city to explore the challenges faced while in transit. Jeanly Baylon lives in a house in...Show More Summary

Six Torontonians To Watch For at the Rio Olympics

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Your guide to the athletes repping the 6ix this summer. The Rio Olympic Games are almost here, and with qualifying and trials all done and dusted, it’s an important time for Torontonians who will be competing on the world’s biggest sporting stage. Show More Summary

Want to Join Torontoist? Here’s How

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Love the city? Want to contribute journalism that makes a difference? Join our team. If you love Toronto, and you want to contribute thoughtful journalism about the issues that matter, then we want you on our team. Here’s how you can join as a contributor. Show More Summary

How One Young Gay Activist Fought Against Police Homophobia in Toronto

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In this book excerpt, a look back at the early life of gay activist Tim McCaskell. “Downtown” by Kaeleen Pendleton-Jiménez is excerpted from Queers Were Here: Heroes and Icons of Queer Canada, edited by Robin Ganev and R.J. Gilmour © 2016. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: SummerWorks, Dusk Dances, TIME Festival

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Get ready for SummerWorks. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Tuesday August 2 There are some choice offerings for those in the Pay What You Can bracket (which, really, is everyone). Show More Summary

Toronto is Still Battling Against Islamophobic Anti-Women Hate Crimes

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We need to talk about the connection between anti-Muslim hate crimes and rape culture. “You would be pretty if only you didn’t have that thing on your head,” he said. I remember being confused: was he complimenting me? Was he insulting...Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Are Covering the Countdown To The Rio Olympics

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto Sun is disqualified. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. The Rio Olympic Games start this Friday, and Toronto’s papers are starting to gear up for what is usually the biggest multi-sport event on the planet. Show More Summary

How To Turn Parking Spots Into Public Spaces

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Making San Francisco-style parklets work in Toronto requires more than just California dreamin’. 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

Historicist: Elizabeth Simcoe, A Toronto Pioneer

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A prolific diarist and artist, Elizabeth Simcoe provides a portrait of 18th century Toronto. “Everybody is sick of York. But no matter, the Lady likes the place and therefore everyone else must.” – Hannah Jarvis The lady to whom Mrs....Show More Summary

Purchase Toronto Islands Ferry Tickets From Your Smartphone—Finally

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Because line-ups suck. The world of internet-enabled devices has revolutionized how we experience everyday tasks. You can pre-order your specialty Starbucks drink from a mobile app. You can load your Presto pass on any internet browser (although that has its hiccups). Show More Summary

Queer Youth Explain Why LGBTQ Transitional Housing is a Basic Need

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

After six months in operation, the YMCA's Sprott House has become a safe haven for LGBTQ youth. When YMCA Sprott House opened its doors in February, Akia Munga could not have needed housing more. Munga, 24, had just been discharged from...Show More Summary

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