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Highlights from Andray Domise’s Reddit AMA

In an Ask Me Anything session, the Ward 2 council candidate talked about the Ford family, racial discrimination, taxation, and more. Andray Domise, a former insurance manager, is making a bid for a council in Ward 2, Etobicoke North—Doug...Show More Summary

Concert Marks Anniversary of Ongoing Migrant Strikes

Protesters march in solidarity with undocumented migrants detained in a maximum-security prison without charges or trials. Last night, about 100 protesters gathered downtown to mark the anniversary of one of the largest acts of migrant dissent in Canadian history. Show More Summary

Meet the Winners of the 2014 Golden Tap Awards

Celebrating the best, brightest, and tastiest in Ontario's beer industry. Beerbistro on King Street was bustling with excitement last night as some of the Ontario beer world’s elite gathered for the Golden Tap Awards. The Golden TapShow More Summary

Rob Ford Issues Audio Statement

Mayor thanks Torontonians for their well-wishes, urges city to elect his brother Doug. Mayor Rob Ford, recently diagnosed with a malignant abdominal tumour, has recorded an audio statement in order to “speak directly to the people of...Show More Summary

Doug Ford Launches Campaign Website

The mayoral candidate's campaign has not yet officially kicked off, but his website and social media accounts are now up and running. Doug Ford, Rob Ford’s brother and campaign manager, entered the mayoral race on September 12 afterShow More Summary

Glad Hand: Reaction

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

Reel Toronto: Terrible Disney Channel Movies

Disney sure knows how to use Toronto—and bad blue-screening—to entertain the tweener crowd. 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

Newsstand: September 18, 2014

As the world waits with bated breath to learn whether or not Scotland will become an independent country, one truth will remain unchanged no matter what the result—haggis is gross. In the news: Joe Pennachetti reminds incumbent councillors...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: September 18, 2014

In today's Urban Planner: Just for Laughs kicks off, a book about women in clothes, and some macabre cinema. Comedy: It’s the time of year when everyone could probably use a good laugh—the recent drop in temperatures is making it increasingly...Show More Summary

Mayoral Candidates and Ford Family React to News of Rob Ford’s Cancer Diagnosis

Olivia Chow, John Tory, and Doug Ford wished the mayor well in his struggle against a rare tumour. Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a rare tumour, a pleomorphic liposarcoma, and will begin chemotherapy to treat a large abdominal tumour within 48 hours. Show More Summary

Rob Ford Diagnosed With Malignant Abdominal Tumour

Ford to begin an aggressive course of chemotherapy within the next 48 hours; doctors are "optimistic" about his prospects for recovery. Dr. Zane Cohen, the colorectal surgeon at Mt. Sinai Hospital who is overseeing the medical team taking...Show More Summary

Highlights From Olivia Chow’s Reddit AMA

In an Ask Me Anything session, the mayoral candidate talked about transit, the waterfront, vote-splitting, and more. This afternoon, mayoral candidate Olivia Chow participated in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), during which she fielded...Show More Summary

Just for Laughs Brings the Funny to Toronto

Five comics talk about yelling at hecklers, drowning in debt, and avoiding Hitler as the 10-day comedy festival approaches. It’s the time of year when everyone could probably use a good laugh—the recent drop in temperatures is making...Show More Summary

UrbanToronto: Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Now Open for Business

The facility represents the largest single investment in Canadian amateur sport history—and it's got plenty of fancy features. The development, design, and history of building projects, brought to you by UrbanToronto.ca. The Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC), located at the University of Toronto Scarborough campus, began operating this week. Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Sewer Disease, by IRN

The Toronto doom metallers trade icy slush for searing sludge on their full-length debut.

Newsstand: September 17, 2014

After more than a year of displaying witty and inspirational messages in the front window of his home for passers-by to enjoy, the Atlas Avenue chalkboard guy has decided to hang up his chalk, and call it a day. We salute you, chalkboard...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: September 17, 2014

In today's Urban Planner: celebrating Toronto beer, drama Down Under, and theatrical basketball. Ongoing… Art: “Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes“ is a collaborative effort of the AGO and the Smithsonian...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Fort York’s New Visitor Centre, Mayoral Election Polls, and More Mayoral Election Polls

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. On September 19, Fort York will be marking the official opening of its new visitor centre—and then on September 20 and 21, it will be celebrating the opening some more with various events and activities. The 24,000-square-foot […]

A Poem in Praise of Regent Park

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

New music video featuring local poet spotlights the community's pride—and its hopes for the future. The Daniels Spectrum, which opened in Regent Park two years ago as part of the larger neighbourhood revitalization, has become a cultural...Show More Summary

Meet a Council Candidate: Tony Vella, Ward 6

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Snapshots of candidates running for city council in 2014. Candidate: Tony Vella (age 42) Ward: 6 (Etobicoke-Lakeshore), currently represented by Mark Grimes, who is seeking his fourth term as councillor. Background: A police spokesperson, Vella is on an unpaid leave of absence to run for council. Show More Summary

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