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Newsstand: June 18, 2015

It's a big day for you Battle of Waterloo re-enactors, because it's the 200th anniversary! (Spoiler: Napoleon loses.) In the news: a mystery transit announcement, Senator Don Meredith allegedly had an illicit relationship with a 16-year-old, and Deadmau5 doesn't want you to see a satiric Fringe musical. Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: Oscar Peterson

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the legendary jazz pianist's birth. In July 1945, Globe and Mail record reviewer Dillon O’Leary (in his tongue-twistingly-titled column “Hot Platter Patter”) declared that 20-year-old jazz pianist...Show More Summary

Torontoist’s Top Picks for NXNE

We cut through the noise, and give our best best for the annual music fest. It’s time for another year of NXNE, with free shows and for-money shows all around the downtown core (and a bit beyond). This year featured a big distraction...Show More Summary

Wind Mobile: The TTC’s First Mobile Carrier

Mayor John Tory announced at a press conference this morning that Wind Mobile will be the TTC’s first mobile carrier. Starting today, Wind customers will be able to enjoy full cell phone service at Bay, St. George, and Yonge/Bloor. Eighteen of the TTC’s downtown subway stations, including all of the “downtown loop,” will be equipped […]

NXNE Goes to the Movies

The fest-within-the-fest spotlights Amy Winehouse, Brendan Canning, and industrial music. After successfully snagging the Canadian premiere of Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed and Oscar-feted Boyhood last year, NXNE’s fledgling film festival has broadened its horizons a bit further in 2015. Show More Summary

Picturing the Americas at the AGO

Exploring the landscape of the Americas from top to bottom. Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West) June 20, 2015 to September 20, 2015 $25 adultShow More Summary

The Richmond and Adelaide Bike Lane Success Story

After seeing cycling triple after the installation of the Richmond and Adelaide separated bike lanes, public works considers extending the project to Parliament Street. A proposal from City staff to extend the Richmond and Adelaide bike lanes farther east is before the public works and infrastructure committee this morning. Show More Summary

Newsstand: June 17, 2015

In the news: there's going to be an announcement today about something that will make the TTC riding experience better for us, its customers! That glimmer of hope comes amidst some damning information about Bombardier's ability to meet its commitments with regard to the TTC's new streetcar fleet. Show More Summary

Memorial Group Calls out to Public for Ghost Bikes

In the wake of a string of fatal cyclist collisions, the advocacy group responsible for setting up memorials to fallen cyclists is running short on bikes. After Saturday marked the third cyclist fatality in two weeks, the advocacy group...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Love Hurts, Tory and Keesmaat Are Sorta OK, and Toronto’s Coolest Condoms

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. York Regional Police have laid over 40 charges against nine people involved in an online romance scam, proving that when love sucks, it really sucks. Investigators say the primarily male suspects targeted women on dating websites, and […]

Extra, Extra: Mind the Gap, Elementary School Stages Walkout, and the Magna Carta Comes to Toronto

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. If you’re in need of durable, comfortable clothes, you’d better hurry: Gap Inc. announced that it will shut a quarter of its North American Gap specialty stores over the next few years, with 140 slated for closure […]

East Side Icon Project Celebrates Lighting the Riverside Bridge

How a pin-up calendar helped light up an iconic piece of infrastructure, and celebrate a community in the preocess. For years, bar owner Rachel Conduit envisioned a project that would unify the residents of Riverside and Leslieville....Show More Summary

Ditch Your Human Legs at AquaMermaid

It’s not all hair flips and seashell bras; mermaiding is hard work, and one Montrealer is bringing it to Toronto. Mermaid school is not for the faint of heart. What at first seems like a shimmery, fantastic excuse to do your best Ariel impression is in fact a demanding workout that will challenge even experienced swimmers. Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: Slow West, Singin’ in the Rain, and The Nightmare

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 revisionist western with Michael Fassbender, a technicolor musical classic, and a spooky documentary on sleep paralysis. Show More Summary

Televisualist: It’s “Long-Dead Television Shows Return Week”

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 World Cup action today: Germany probably destroys Thailand (TSN, 4 p.m.); Cote d’Ivoire, after losing to Germany 10-0, likely loses to Norway as well (TSN2, 4 […]

Newsstand: June 15, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Blue Jays have won 11 in a row, which is a lot. In other news: principals want you to stop calling them, officials are looking at ways to minimize Pan Am policing costs, and a 19-year-old is charged with a hit-and-run that left a cyclist dead. Show More Summary

Editorial: The Evidence is in—John Tory is the Mayor of the Status Quo

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We learned a lot about the mayor and his allies from the Gardiner debate. Above all, they represent more of the same. It might be an understatement to write that many members of City Council are simply not interested in facts, evidence, and expert opinion. Show More Summary

Historicist: The Credit Village

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Mississaugas' thriving agricultural village on the Credit River, 1826-1847. To mark National Aboriginal History Month this June, Historicist will focus on aboriginal issues throughout Toronto’s history. “We found ourselves on an elevated plateau, cleared of wood,” J.E. Show More Summary

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