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Weekend Newsstand: September 6, 2014

It's TIFF time and we've all got celeb fever. Get downtown and snap some selfies with whoever you find; you never know, they might be famous someday soon. In the news this morning: Pearson Airport employees will speak to Metrolinx about...Show More Summary

Weekend Planner: September 6-7, 2014

In this Weekend Planner: roller-derby mayhem, free music on the Island, and a poetry showdown. Sports: All good things must come to an end, and thus we have the GTA Rollergirls Season Closer. Get your fix of bruisin’ babes as the Derby Debutantes take on the Northeastern Ontario Roller Derby NEOFights in the last home bout of the year. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Charging Developer Fees to Maintain Schools, Cycling in Tweed, and Chatting About Poop

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The Toronto District School Board wants to collect fees from developers in order to help pay for much-needed renovations, maintenance, and school construction, and they’re imploring the provincial government to let them. Currently, the Catholic school board […]

New Simpsons Art Exhibit Is One You D’oh Not Want to Miss

From the literal to the absurd, Homer's Odyssey turns up the nostalgia with everyone's favourite Springfieldianites. Homer Simpson may not have the greatest understanding of the arts, but for Homer’s Odyssey curator Lindsay Cahill he and his nucular family of five are the perfect muse. Show More Summary

TIFF 2014: Your Guide to Wavelengths

The fest’s home for the avant-garde features a mind-bending Viggo Mortensen Western, a playful riff on Shakespeare, and more. Like Midnight Madness, Wavelengths tends to draw some of TIFF’s most self-selecting crowds, a hyper-literate...Show More Summary

TIFF 2014: Your Guide to TIFF Docs

The fest's nonfiction programming spans subjects as diverse as the Indonesian killings of the mid-1960s, Soviet hockey, and a Chinese pop idol contest. Hitting up Toronto’s documentary junkies in the sweet lull between Hot Docs and HBO...Show More Summary

No Subway Service Between Bloor and Lawrence Stations This Weekend

Signal upgrades and track work are once again behind the shutdown on Line 1. Another weekend, another subway closure—this time on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) between Bloor and Lawrence stations. The section will be closed all day...Show More Summary

Joe Cressy Making Council Bid in Trinity-Spadina

After a failed run for MP in Trinity-Spadina, the activist and former Olivia Chow staffer is setting his sights on municipal government. When Torontoist last spoke with Joe Cressy in June, the former staffer for Olivia Chow was running...Show More Summary

TIFF 2014 Scenes: Opening Night, Featuring The Humbling and The Judge

In which Robert John Downey, Jr. proves for the 18-billionth time that he is a lovable scamp. The 10-day orgy of star-gazing and movie-watching that is TIFF kicked off last night with a gala presentation of David Dobkin’s The Judge, starring Robert Downey, Jr., Robert Duvall, and Vera Farmiga. Show More Summary

Day in the Life of TIFF: Opening Night

The best and worst of the fest's opening night—featuring bike valets, Bill Murray Day, and a soppy Robert Downey, Jr. drama. Every morning during TIFF 2014, we’ll recap the best (What Rules) and worst (What Sucks) of the festival. And also some tweets. Show More Summary

Vandalist: Hard to Be-leaf

Art that rewards the attentive eye. BY: Paul Karkas LOCATION: Evergreen Brick Works PHOTOS BY: Paul Karkas FIELD NOTES: For most of us the changing of the leaves is a traumatizing reminder of the cold weather to come. Paul Karkas, however, has made the best of our grim meteorological fate. His colourful pieces blend into the surrounding trees, and yet they […]

Newsstand: September 5, 2014

It's going to be a hot one today, maybe even record-breaking—if the temperature passes 32 C, it will be the warmest Sept. 5 on record—so stay hydrated (or, preferably, somewhere air-conditioned). In the news this morning: on transitShow More Summary

Urban Planner: September 5, 2014

In today's Urban Planner: a street festival takes over Cabbagetown, Fringe meets TIFF, and a big-band cover-night extraordinaire. Festivals: The 38th edition of Toronto’s longest-running community street festival, the Cabbagetown Festival...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: No-Car King Street, Mayoral Candidates on Film, and Rob Ford Campaign Workers

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. If you enjoyed the recent Open Streets TO event but thought it could have used fewer healthy activities and a little more Hollywood star power, you might want to mosey on down to King Street—and then mosey […]

Province Puts Downtown LCBO Land on the Market

The Ontario government is looking to sell 11 acres of valuable land near the city's waterfront. Queen’s Park today announced plans to sell 11 acres of prime downtown land currently home to the LCBO’s Queens Quay store, its head office, and a warehouse. Show More Summary

Paula Fletcher Seeks Re-Election in Toronto-Danforth

The three-term councillor, who won a close contest in 2010, is looking to hold on to her Ward 30 seat. In 2010, Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30, Toronto Danforth) edged out challenger Liz West to retain her downtown east seat, which she’s held since 2003. Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Record of Success

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

Liveblog: Mayoral Debate at the Board of Trade

Fact-checking, analysis, and updates from the first major debate of the fall election season. It’s the week after Labour Day, which means election season is officially kicking into overdrive. There are about 40 debates between now and election day (October 27th! Everyone vote!), and today’s promises to be one of the most far-ranging. Show More Summary

Mystery Twitter Account Sends Up Stuffy Seriousness of TIFF Media

Twitter user @tofilmcritic spoofs chain-smoking, self-persecuting, professional movie- In the New York Times last week, film critic A.O. Scott drew a distinction between “normal people” and “the citizens of Movieland,” which he defined...Show More Summary

Nick Di Nizio Is Back for Another Round in Ward 7

He fell to Giorgio Mammoliti in 2010, but Di Nizio is determined to unseat the incumbent this time. Nick Di Nizio first ran for city council in the 2010 election, coming closer than anybody has in a long time to unseating Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7, York West)—and although Mammo still won comfortably, he did so by a lower margin than usual. Show More Summary

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