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Extra, Extra: Streetcar Casualties, Silver Dollar Heritage, and Working for Rob Ford

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Thanks to the bitter cold and to the fact that the TTC’s aging streetcar fleet does not cope well with the bitter cold, it’s time again for another streetcar cold-weather casualty update: 28 streetcars will be sidelined […]

Next Stage 2015: The Full Lineup, Reviewed

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We check out the 10 plays on offer at the Toronto Fringe's winter showcase. The Next Stage Theatre Festival? Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst Street)? January 7–18 $10 (Antechamber), $15 (Main/Studio) The Next Stage Theatre Festival, the...Show More Summary

These Aren’t Your Average Lifeguard Stations

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Winners of the Winter Stations Design Competition will bring some warmth to the cold Toronto shoreline. Four winning entries in the Winter Stations Design Competition were revealed today, part of an initiative to turn snow-covered lifeguard stands in Toronto’s Beach area into art installations on the city’s icy shores. Show More Summary

Poll Position: Plurality Disapprove of Carding

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Torontonians narrowly disapprove of the controversial police practice. When police create a record in a police database of someone they’ve interacted with the practice is called ‘Carding’. Critics say this practice unfairly targets and detains minority groups while supporters say it is a necessary tool to ensure public safety. Show More Summary

Public Works: New York City Bans Polystyrene Foam

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto recycles its foam dishes, trays, and packaging, but those can still have a harmful effect on health and the environment. 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: January 13, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Three million copies of this week’s issue of Charlie Hebdo will be printed in 16 languages, according to a lawyer for the publication. This far exceeds the usual 60,000 copies of its typical weekly print run, and is a stronger memorial than any local rally. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Amanda Lang Allegations, the Tory Scorecard, and More Cold Weather

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Actually, it’s about ethics in business journalism. Canadaland reports that Amanda Lang, CBC’s senior business correspondent, tried to undermine an investigative report on temporary foreign workers employed by RBC. The media criticism outlet points to six instances […]

Poll Position: Small Majority Wants Fourth Scarborough Subway Stop

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Glenn De Baeremaeker knows what the people want, and it's more subway stops near his ward. Toronto City Council has approved a 3 stop subway for Scarborough. There have been suggestions to add an extra stop to create a 4 stop subway for an additional cost of $100-150 million. Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: Winter Sleep, The Overnighters, and Nightcrawler

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: the loquacious Turkish Palme d’Or winner, the Toronto Film Critics Association’s pick for best documentary of 2014, and a pitch-black satire of craven news media. Winter Sleep Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 […]

Televisualist: Are You Ready for Some Slightly Different Football

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 It’s the first-ever college football championship game (well, sort of—we’re not going to get into how this differs from how American college football used to determine […]

Spotted: Toronto Rallies for France

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Hundreds gathered at Nathan Phillips Square to show solidarity with the people of France. SPOTTED BY: Alex Guibord, from the Torontoist Flickr pool WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square WHEN: Sunday, January 11 WHAT: A rally that drew hundreds to downtown Toronto on Sunday to show support for those killed in separate attacks in France last week. Show More Summary

Newsstand: January 12, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Did your picks win last night at the Golden Globes? Or do you not watch shameless parades of wealth and celebrity? If you don't, this news might be more up your alley: the Eglinton Crosstown LRT is already impacting real estate, Toronto...Show More Summary

Historicist: Steele’s Tavern and the Rise of Gordon Lightfoot

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A Yonge Street institution gives rise to a generation of budding folk stars. The Yonge Street strip has been many things: retail district, home to the city’s first nightclubs, heart of the music scene, haven for sex shops and strip clubs. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: January 10, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Is it still cold out? Let's just stay inside until Monday morning and then check. In the news: John Tory laments the poor treatment of the mentally ill, Bill Cosby performed in Hamilton last night, and microfibers are the new microbeads—and that's not good. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Cold Alert, Mental Health Issues, and Union Station Progress

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. If you’re thinking, “Hey, it’s extremely cold,” you’d be right. The City’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has issued an extreme cold weather alert, and cautions people against exposed skin in weather that will feel like -20 […]

Sound Advice: Arcane Death Ritual, by Sortilegia

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Infernal black metal duo Sortilegia have brought forth a leviathan.

Vandalist: Return of the Bain Street Mattress Menace!

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Their work is looking a little spotty... BY: Unknown LOCATION: Bain Ave PHOTO BY: Marie Wilson FIELD NOTES: Watch out, the mattress menaces are at it again. We’ve featured other mattress art, but none with the consistency of the Bain Co-op mattress defacers. They’ve struck mattresses here at least twice before. This is clearly their turf. Keeping their eyes on the co-op, […]

I Want Your Job: Matt Wilson, Owner of the Backyard Axe-Throwing League

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Taking axe-throwing from a backyard sport to an international business. “The biggest trick to throwing an axe is just to follow through. Grip is important, your stance is important, but I’d equate it to a tennis serve.” As the owner of BATL Alternative Sports, Matt Wilson would know. Show More Summary

Toronto, Now in Glorious 3D

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With the latest Open Data release, Toronto City Planning hopes app developers will find creative uses to model the city in 3D.   Toronto’s City Planning office has released data files that will help architects, designers, app developers, and laypeople better understand and interpret the built landscape of the city. Show More Summary

Newsstand: January 9, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

On Wednesday, Bill Cosby drew a standing ovation from the crowd that had paid nearly $100 to see him in London. He'll perform again tonight in Hamilton. In the news: Global TV's Leslie Roberts is suspended indefinitely, consent will soon be a part of Ontario sex ed, and Jian Ghomeshi faced three new charges today. Show More Summary

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