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Extra, Extra: The Federal Budget, How to Choose a Chief, and What Carding Means

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The federal budget launched this afternoon, with the government announcing various pre-election goodies, like tax breaks for small businesses. There’s also transit funding, which will be $250 million from 2017-2018, and $1 billion thereafter (although it will […]

FAT is Not Your Grandma’s Fashion Festival

Returning for a tenth year, the bad girl of Canadian fashion festivals proves that "Made in Canada" is a point of pride. Vanja Vasic was just another Ryerson fashion student when she started the Fashion Art Toronto festival 10 years ago. Show More Summary

New Exhibit Sheds Light on Canada’s Roma Community

RomaRising dispels myths of a long-maligned community whose rich cultural legacy is often overshadowed by a history of persecution. Throughout most of modern Europe’s history, the Roma have endured a rash of pogroms, oppression, repression, and even mass murder during the Nazi holocaust. Show More Summary

TCHC Denied Lower Mortgage Rates by Crown Corporation

TCHC needs lower interest rates in order to tackle it's multi-billion dollar repair backlog, but in spite of a massive surplus and an affordable housing mandate CMHC, its main mortgage lender, isn't budging. Toronto Community Housing...Show More Summary

Boring Machine Exciting

Dozens of transit geeks showed up to Eglinton and Allen Rd. on Saturday night to watch the second Eglinton Crosstown tunnel borer get moved. It’s not every day you see a 400-tonne machine pulled by a massive trailer. This weekend, dozens...Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 21, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A baffling explosion that wiped out a Scarborough home and left one man dead yesterday evening has police and fire services scratching their heads over what might have been its source. Read about that, plus a new proposed Mississauga-Brampton LRT line and a new Metcalf Foundation report on the city's working poor. Show More Summary

Public Works: Keeping (Many) Cars Off the Roads

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Parts of Toronto have experimented with car-free days, but Madrid hopes to get vehicles out of its city centre by 2020. 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

Extra, Extra: Mapping Property Taxes, Raptor Lou Williams Wins Award, and Q?

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. A new map shows that Ward 28, Toronto Centre-Rosedale collects 10 times as much in property tax as Ward 43, Scarborough East. Metro mapped out property taxes collected by ward, and the results are about what one […]

The Hidden Costs of Beer in Grocery Stores

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A decades-old battle to reuse or recycle drinking containers could mean additional costs to municipalities, argues Councillor Gord Perks. Before celebrating beer sales in supermarkets, let’s do a little thought experiment that explores the hidden costs of last week’s news. Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: Buzzard, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and 2001: A Space Odyssey

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a lean, mean American indie comedy, a Marilyn Monroe classic, and Stanley Kubrick’s psychedelic sci-fi odyssey. Show More Summary

The Scary Truth About Tom at the Farm

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

At Buddies in Bad Times, Michel Marc Bouchard’s original play proves to be darker—and funnier—than the Xavier Dolan film. Tom at the Farm Buddies in Bad Times (12 Alexander Street) Runs to May 10 $27-$37 (Rush tickets $20) If, like most...Show More Summary

Televisualist: The Summer Baking Extravaganza

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 Brad Meltzer’s Lost History features the bestselling author who, once per episode, recovers a valuable historical artifact (the flag which flew over Ground Zero, the original […]

Newsstand: April 20, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

As expected, news of the next Toronto police chief reached the public this weekend, via a leak: Mark Saunders will replace Bill Blair and will be the city's first black police chief. Read about that news, along with some more: the troubles plaguing Toronto Community Housing, and a teachers' strike. Show More Summary

Mark Saunders Named New Police Chief

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Deputy Chief becomes first black police chief in Toronto history. There’s a new chief in town. Deputy Chief Mark Saunders, 52, will be named the next chief of the Toronto Police Service in a press conference scheduled for 10 a.m. Saunders will become the first black police chief in the city, and the second in a major Canadian city. Show More Summary

Historicist: Now That April’s Here

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An "over-praised and over-attacked" movie filmed in Toronto in 1958. Klieg lights filled the sky above Yonge and Bloor on the evening of June 19, 1958, as the stars of Now That April’s Here, a new film shot in Toronto with an entirely Canadian cast and crew, arrived at the Towne Cinema in a convoy of luxury convertibles. Dressed in black tie and lush gowns […]

Weekend Newsstand: April 18, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Today: the next chief of police could be announced this weekend, GO Transit will be upgraded significantly with Hydro One funds, and a deep look at outgoing police chief Bill Blair. The successor to outgoing Toronto Police Services chief Bill Blair could be announced as early as this weekend. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: An LGBT Sports Centre for Moss Park, a New Bike Lane, and the Raptor Visits City Hall

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Moss Park could become the home of a dedicated LGBT sports and recreation facility. A report released Wednesday by city staff recommended that council approve a due diligence review to redevelop the east end park to house […]

The Big Five: April 17-19

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five. 1) Just For Cats Festival? TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St W)? April 17, 7:00 p.m., 9:15 p.m. Rush tickets available. More info here. In case you had any doubts […]

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