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Historicist: Revealing Fictions

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Bestselling author Mazo de la Roche's private life with Caroline Clement. Mazo de la Roche was among the bestselling Canadian authors of the first half of the 20th century, surpassing the popularity of Lucy Maud Montgomery and equalling that of Stephen Leacock. Show More Summary

Trinity-Spadina Byelection Candidates: Adam Vaughan of the Liberal Party

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our last of three candidate interviews ahead of Monday's federal byelection. Torontoist reached out to the major candidates in the upcoming Trinity-Spadina byelection to get their views on five important federal issues. On Friday, we...Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: June 28, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How is everyone enjoying the weekend? Great! That sounds great. In the news today: a high school on U of T property may have to find a new home, allies donate blood in place of gay and bisexual men, and former Afghan interpreters graduate high school. Show More Summary

Weekend Planner: June 28-30

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In this Weekend Planner: rockabilly swing, soon-to-be-huge bands, and walking the Necropolis. Dance: If big band and rockabilly get your toes a-tappin’, we have a treat for you this weekend: Harbourfront is hosting Swingin’ Saturday, which involves a number of demonstrations, lessons, and performances on all things swing. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: A New Complaint Against Ford, Swimming at Toronto Beaches, and the Pride Parade’s Grand Marshal

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. It’s been somewhat quiet here for a while. It’s been at least a few days since a mayoral Escalade was last impounded, or a scandalous video made public. But things will likely become more eventful on Monday, […]

Explore Toronto’s Queer Past with Queerstory

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

New mobile app lets users explore the history of the city's LGBT community. Take a stroll through Toronto’s queer history with Queerstory, a free mobile app that’s come out just in time for WorldPride. The app, produced by the non-profit...Show More Summary

Vandalist: All Apologies

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nothing says sorry like an anonymous apology. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Nick K. FIELD NOTES: To all those who have been negatively affected by vandalism, at last, an apology. Sure, it’s an apology in the form of vandalism, but you’ve gotta take ‘em where you can get ‘em. And it looks lovely, which should count for something. Okay, okay—we admit […]

Andrew Wiggins Picked First Overall in NBA Draft

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It was a big night for the Vaughan native, and for basketball in the GTA. Last night, at the 2014 NBA draft, Vaughan’s Andrew Wiggins became the second straight Canadian and second straight player from the GTA to be picked first overall, following Jane and Finch native Anthony Bennett’s no. Show More Summary

Newsstand: June 27, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The long weekend is upon us, as well as the wrap-up of this year's Pride festivities. Get out your sunscreen and get ready to party. In the news: Premier Wynne is continuing with her public pension proposal, transit spending may be spent on GO rather than the TTC, and a Canadian was the first overall pick in the NBA draft. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: June 27, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: In cahoots with theatre, make a scene at the Gardiner, and a legendary musical birthday. Theatre: Cahoots Theatre Company presents its LIFT OFF! Festival, a weekend of free workshops, play readings, and meet-and-greets in its (relatively) new studio space. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Soknacki’s Adorkableness, Ontario’s New Lieutenant-Governor, and Pricey Pink Umbrellas

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Mayoral candidate David Soknacki is now sitting at 6 per cent in the polls (or at least in the most recent poll). This is impressive when you consider that it is the highest percentage he has reached […]

Councillors Get Their Environmental Report Cards

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

See who made the grade in the Toronto Environmental Alliance end-of-term assessment. The non-profit Toronto Environmental Alliance today released its City Council Enviro Report Card, and while 16 councillors received failing grades for...Show More Summary

A Big Gay Wedding at Toronto’s Botanical Garden

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

More than a dozen LGBTQ couples exchanged vows at the ceremony. Bill Ward and Tom Seaton have been together for 28 years, but they’d never celebrated their partnership with any pomp or pageantry—that is until yesterday, when they were...Show More Summary

CBC Will Make Cuts to News, In-House Programs

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

And that means more job losses are coming. Television and radio will no longer be top priorities for the CBC—that’s because the corporation intends to focus more on digital and mobile services. “We used to lead with television and radio. Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Blame Lame

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

Newsstand: June 26, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The good news? It is almost the long weekend. The other good news? France has advanced to the knockout stage in the World Cup. Allez, les bleus! In the news: Flooding on the DVP, the challenges of an aging population living with HIV, and Giorgio Mammoliti attacks clothing swaps. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: June 26, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: shooting the '60s, a roller-derby Clam Slam, and dancing by the lake. Photography: Our fascination with fame and celebrity isn’t new—and this is illustrated in Izzy Gallery’s newest exhibit, Terry O’Neil: The Man Who Shot the Sixties. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Rainbow Bikes, Rob Ford’s Competitiveness, and Eating Jamie Oliver

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Libraries are gussied up for Pride. Buses have gotten fancy for Pride. Crosswalks, too, are boasting rainbows. And it appears that Bike Share Toronto, too, has joined in the celebration. “Rob Ford still competitive after seven-week […]

Arts Program Closed by Dispute Over Union, Former Staffer Says

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

CUPE complaint to the Ontario Labour Relations Board may shed light on the abrupt closure of a Jane-Finch arts program. The sudden closure of Palisades Media Arts Academy is related to an ongoing dispute at the Ontario Labour Relations Board, according to one former employee of the program. Show More Summary

Star Gives Library More Than One Million Vintage Photographs

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Images spanning the last century will soon be available to the public. The Toronto Public Library’s special collections department has just received a sizeable donation: more than one million photographs, which represent the complete photographic archive of the Toronto Star for the years 1900–1999. Show More Summary

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