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The TTC’s Subway Parking Lot Crunch Doesn’t Actually Suck

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The TTC is selling off more parking lots. But that's a good thing. In recent years, the Toronto Transit Commission has slowly reduced the amount of parking at its stations. While customers complain about crowded parking lots and parking fees, the TTC’s approach is sustainable and sensible. Show More Summary

Historicist: Huskies and Hoops

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

They hosted the first game in the precursor to the NBA, but only lasted one season. Here's the story of the Toronto Huskies. This Historicist instalment originally appeared on November 13, 2010. Given that basketball was invented byShow More Summary

Hot Docs: My Scientology Movie, Southwest Of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four, and Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A controversial church, the wrongful prosecution of four Texas lesbians, and look at a TV icon. My Scientology Movie Director: John Dower, UK, 100 min Screenings Sunday, May 8, 6:15 p.m. TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St. West) There have...Show More Summary

Hot Docs: Life, Animated, Wizard Mode, and KONEL?NE: Our Land Beautiful

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our Hot Docs weekend picks span intimate portraits of autistic men with rare talents and a look at a remote First Nations territory in British Columbia. At Hot Docs this weekend: Two engaging docs about autistic young men with peculiar talents, and a beautiful travelogue of the Tahltan First Nation’s territory in British Columbia. Show More Summary

The Difference a Good Wine Glass Can Make

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The stem is there for a reason. What’s in a glass? We all know what a typical wine glass looks like, but seldom do we ask ourselves why we bother serving wine in a glass with a long stem. Spoiler alert: it’s not just to look classy.Show More Summary

Reflecting on My Immigration to Toronto, Through Film

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How a film about Jewish Russian immigrants to the city helped one writer meditate on her own assimilation. I met the Bermans more than 10 years ago in a fiction-writing workshop. It was my first semester at Concordia University in Montreal,...Show More Summary

Muralist Bacon Strikes Again with a Stunning Light Show of a Painting

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This week's Vandalist is for the birds. BY: Bacon LOCATION: Kensington Market PHOTO BY: Ashton Pal FIELD NOTES: We love Bacon. The muralist, that is, not the food (but also the food). This piece is nothing short of stunning. It’s like the electrified night sky of our dreams alive with light and birds and bacon, but on a wall in Kensington Market. Show More Summary

Not-So-Raccoon-Proof Bins, Another Ford in Ward 2, and a Police Sergeant Charged With Sexual Assault (Again)

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The new raccoon-proof bins have arrived, and been promptly dismantled by some furry critters. At least one expert says that it’s notShow More Summary

Your Guide to Jane’s Walk 2016

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For every type of walker in the city. This year marks the centennial of Jane Jacobs’s birth, and the ninth year of Jane’s Walks. From a start of just a few dozen strolls through Toronto, Jane’s Walk has grown into a global phenomenon, with walks taking place on every continent—except Antarctica (though penguins may organize a walk next year). Show More Summary

Kensington Market is Becoming a Haven for Pot Dispensaries

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

"I'm so surprised," said no one ever. On a road trip from Florida to San Diego and up the Pacific coast to British Columbia, Chris Cardozo made a pit stop in Venice Beach, California, where he purchased a licence to buy marijuana from dispensaries. Show More Summary

The Public Art that Lives Under the Gardiner

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Under Gardiner project isn't the first effort to transform the otherwise bleak expanse. BY: Adad Hannah LOCATION: 20 Bruyeres Mews, The Yards at Fort York COMMISSIONED: 2012 The Gardiner Expressway’s crumbling underbelly can’t easily fashion itself as a hangout—even in a neighbourhood sorely lacking in open spaces. Show More Summary

UberX Legalized, Accused in Stabbing Fires her Lawyer, and an Esports Bar

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. After what seems like months in a City Council meeting yesterday, people who want to use UberX now have a legal and regulated way to do so. Show More Summary

Dear City Council, Community Groups Are Not Lobbyists

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Denzil Minnan-Wong's latest proposal would create unnecessary roadblocks for civic action, argues advocacy group Women in Toronto Politics. If advocacy is lobbying, then volunteering is employment and corporations are voters. The proposal...Show More Summary

A Toronto Developer Made a Video Game Where You Get Carded

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What it’s like to be Black in Toronto, told through pixels. You’re on your way to work when you see him—a cop, leaning against his cruiser. He eyes you warily, head swivelling to follow your movements. Before you can pass him by, heShow More Summary

How the Poet Laureate of Toronto Wants to Celebrate the City’s Diversity

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Anne Michaels wants your voice to be heard. Did you know that April was National Poetry Month? As we bid it adieu, ciao, shalom, ha det, ???? ???, ?? ???????, doei doei, bok, and hágoónee’, let’s reflect on the untapped wealth of literature that resides in our colourful city. Show More Summary

Toronto Zoo Considers High-Speed Train Technology to Replace the Old Monorail

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Hovering, driverless trains, reaching 200 kilometres per hour seem hardly practical for a city zoo, but Toronto’s is poised to get one free of charge. Here’s why. Robin Hale, the Toronto Zoo’s chief operating officer, remembers riding the Domain Ride and is often asked whether the Zoo plans to bring it back. Show More Summary

Ford Family Wanted an Open Casket, Toronto Journalists Join the Weed Beat, and Drake Steals Photo on Instagram

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The Ford family wanted you to see late councillor Rob Ford‘s body in an open casket, but those requests were denied by City Hall staff. Show More Summary

Rewriting Art History and the Bible on Stage with Botticelli in the Fire and Sunday in Sodom

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Jordan Tannahill’s audacious pair of one-act plays bring Canadian Stage's season to a blazing conclusion. Botticelli in the Fire and Sunday in Sodom Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street) Runs to May 15 Tickets: $24–$53 Brad Fraser...Show More Summary

Why Parents of Autistic Children Plan to Protest at Queen’s Park this Thursday

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

They're furious about Ontario's changes to services and funding for their kids. Tara Ranger has a lot on her plate. Her son, who is six years old, has autism. His needs, however, are milder than other children, and as a result, he was discharged from a government-run therapy program, called intensive behavioural intervention, or IBI therapy. Show More Summary

How the Toronto Dailies Covered the Invictus Games Announcement

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Oh, and the Raptors need some serious love. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. This morning’s Front Page Challenge is that rare thing: all five of Toronto’s daily papers feature...Show More Summary

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