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Sex, Drugs, and Sonnets

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Ken Gass kicks off his second Canadian Rep season with a revisionist take on poet-lovers Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. How Do I Love Thee? Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs [26 Berkeley Street] Runs to February 22 $35-$40 It’s nice to finally be able to talk to Ken Gass on a happy occasion. Show More Summary

Black Hole Sun (News)

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A eulogy for the Sun News Network. Sun News is dead, and although we might mock the Ezra Levants and Michael Corens and other such types who now have to scurry to find another conservative cause to monetize, in some ways it’s almost a shame. The network employed approximately 200 people, and most of those 200 people are not Ezra Levants and […]

Newsstand: February 13, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The most relevant Toronto news is that Drake's mix tape came out last night. Put that on while you cue up this morning's news. Toronto has more than six million people, Sun News Network is no more, and John Tory has an idea for saving the city's budget. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Drake’s 14 Minutes of Toronto Feelings, Budget Plugs, and a Baby Bear’s Farewell

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. “The whole energy out here is just changing,” says Drake as he revisits his hometown in his new 14-minute film dropped today, Jungle. The film features, among other things, local footage, Drake being pensive, Drake being nostalgic, […]

Post-Jilly’s, Plans Revealed for the Future New Broadview Hotel

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Change is afoot for the historic Riverdale landmark. When it was announced last spring that the Riverdale strip club Jilly’s was closing down in the historic century-old Broadview Hotel building at the corner of Queen Street East and...Show More Summary

“A Black Clint Eastwood with Martial Arts:” An Interview with Fred “The Hammer” Williamson

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Just don't call his movies "blaxploitation." Fred “The Hammer” Williamson earned his nickname during his years in pro football for using martial arts moves against opposing players. So, right there you know he’s a cool guy. But while Williamson’s NFL and AFL football career lasted nine years and saw him play in Super Bowl 1, his greatest legacy is as one […]

Glad Hand: Enchantment Today

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

Duly Quoted: Rob Ford, on His Secrets

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Despite a possible Sandro Lisi tell-all, Rob Ford claims that he has nothing left to hide, again. “If you want to go write a book, knock yourself out…I am looking right now in my closet, I think I have two hangers left in my closet. Everything is out there that people want to know. Show More Summary

From Then to Now: Muddy York Brewing Co. Launches

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The launch of a brewery is always a very tense time for the brewer. Years of perfecting and planning finally get put into motion and the beer moves from the safety of a circle of friends and colleagues to the glasses of the general public. The initial reception can tell the brewer several things, like […]

Newsstand: February 12, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Prepare for another Arctic front. Winter isn't over yet. In the news: the number of opiate-addicted infants in Toronto has hit a 20-year high, parents and business owners are upset about smelly but legal grow-ops, and campaign finances have been released for the 2014 elections. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Rob Ford (Regrettably) Speaks, Toronto Disrupts, and a Gentle Reminder to Shovel

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In City Hall news, the quotably terrible councillor for ward two was in vintage form today. Discussing a motion about suicide prevention doors for the TTC, the former mayor who-shall-not-be-named said that while suicide is tragic, people […]

Is Dovercourt Village Toronto’s Next Big Thing?

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The ugliest street in Toronto is powering a neighbourhood's commercial revitalization. A funny thing began happening in the past year: people decided to stop ignoring Geary Avenue. The street that marks the top of Dovercourt Village,...Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: Valentine’s Day

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A look at valentine trends throughout history that made Toronto swipe right. Valentine’s Day: a time to demonstrate one’s appreciation for others, to profess one’s love, and to write florid verse and purple prose in the name of Cupid. Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Carpe Diem, by Tona

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The latest release from Tona shows a new level of introspection for the Scarborough artist. Toronto hip-hop veteran Tona has always brought the goods, but with Carpe Diem, the man born Kwame Nantwi looks inward to deliver a more introspective and personal album. Show More Summary

A Case of Comic Anarchy

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Soulpepper Theatre gives Dario Fo’s classic police farce a timely Toronto makeover. Accidental Death of an Anarchist Young Centre for the Performing Arts (50 Tank House Lane) Runs to February 21 $29.50-$89 Right now, Soulpepper Theatre‘s Accidental Death of an Anarchist can lay fair claim to being the funniest show in town. Show More Summary

Newsstand: February 11, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news this fine Wednesday morning: Ryerson students call for more inclusive bathroom options, former Conservative MP Eve Adams gets criticized by Liberal MPPs, and John Tory met with developers to try and solve the affordable housing crisis. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: The Star Gets Voxxed, Libraries Lose the Internet, and a Man and His Goat Forge a Future

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Photo by Keith Watson Photography from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. The Toronto Star got called out, and we all learned a lesson. Vox.com’s medicine and public health reporter (and former Torontonian) Julia Belluz chided her hometown paper […]

Spotted: The People Want Jetpacks

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Jetpacks, jetpacks, jetpacks. SPOTTED BY: Sandy Carroll WHERE: Victoria Park Avenue and Sheppard Avenue East. WHEN: Monday, February 9, 1:30 p.m. WHAT: Don’t let anyone tell you that all of Scarborough prefers one mode of transportation. Show More Summary

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