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Extra, Extra: Short-Turning Buses, Top Ten Canadian Films, and Former Q Producer Speaks Out

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. At the end of a hard day (or at any time during any kind of day, really), it is frustrating to be informed that the TTC vehicle in which you are currently travelling will be short turning—and […]

John Tory Sworn in as Toronto’s 65th Mayor

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

He was joined by a new group of councillors that looks a lot like the previous one. With bagpipes opening the proceedings, City Hall’s inaugural session is unlike any other in the term. To begin with, it’s mostly ceremonial. The 44 incoming...Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: Cheri DiNovo, on Rape Culture and Breaking the Silence

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The MPP for Parkdale-High Park discusses sexual assault and speaking out. “The best solution, if there is such a thing, is for people to know that it’s not going to be quiet anymore. This is not going to be hush-hush. This is going to go out on social media. I’d like to see men coming forward next. Maybe #RapedNever Reported should be the next hashtag.” —Cheri […]

Public Works: Lessons From Stockholm’s Traffic Tax

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Public reaction to the Swedish system shows how attitudes toward commuting can evolve. 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: December 2, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Ladies and gentlemen, Zanta is back. He made an impromptu appearance on Global News last week, crashing a live interview by reporter Mark Carcasole. While his days of shirtless subway push-ups appear to be over, his Santa hat was out in all its glory. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Food Bank Statistics, Man on Wire, and Comics at the Library

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 Ontario Association of Food Banks has released its 2014 report, and it highlights some worrisome trends. Last year, about 14,200 new households used food banks; this year, the number was approximately 17,000—a jump of 20 per […]

Rep Cinema This Week: Whiplash, John Wick, and My Neighbor Totoro

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: Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons face off in a jazz-drumming thriller, Keanu Reeves shoots some bad guys, and a Studio Ghibli favourite gets a repeat engagement. Whiplash Directed by Damien Chazelle The Royal (608 College Street) […]

Mayor John Tory Chooses Denzil Minnan-Wong to Be Deputy Mayor

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The selection of Minnan-Wong and a largely right-wing executive committee sets the stage for the next four years of city governance. Umbrella enthusiasts beware: Mayor John Tory has chosen right-wing Scarborough councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong...Show More Summary

Scene: Urban Decay, in Miniature

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Local graphic designer Chris Thomas brought his Hood Times—complete with tiny trash bags and tiny abandoned mattress—to Goodfellas Gallery. WHERE: Goodfellas Gallery (1266 Queen Street West) WHEN: Friday, November 29, 6 p.m.–11 p.m. Exhibition closed on November 30. Show More Summary

Spotted: A Cavalcade of Lights at Nathan Phillips Square

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A very large Christmas tree was lighted, fireworks were set off, revellers revelled: the holiday season has now officially begun. SPOTTED BY: d_pham, from the Torontoist Flickr pool. WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square WHEN: Saturday, November 29, starting at 7 p.m. Show More Summary

Televisualist: Now an Official Holiday Tradition

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 Awful Christmas Movie Alert: The Santa Clause 2, the second instalment of the inexplicably successful franchise starring Tim Allen as the worst Santa Claus ever (that’s […]

Newsstand: December 1, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It may be December, but you wouldn't know it from the weather. If the cold rain we're expecting this week starts to get you down, take a look at what our Prairie companions are dealing with, and rejoice. In the news today: John ToryShow More Summary

Historicist: An Authentic Viking Hoax

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A zealous archaeologist, a cheeky prospector, and the ensuing debacle about whether the Beardmore Relics really came from Ontario. Tucked in the European galleries on the third floor of the Royal Ontario Museum, there is a display of Viking weapons containing the head of a battle axe, and a sword, broken in two. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: November 29, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

If you hate winter (as all right-thinking people do), soak up these last few hours of pre-December time. Soak them up well! In the news today: Acrimony in the Toronto Public School Board, the Toronto Star has a new political survey, John Tory steps down from boards and back from a debate, and the CBC investigates itself (and does so superbly). Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Toronto Skyline Porn, Tory on the TPSB, and Black Friday Madness

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Over the past four years, Ryan Emond has been shooting scenes of the Toronto skyline from different heights and during different seasons: the result is a “full-frontal visual journey through Toronto’s growing skyline.” Clouds rush by, fireworks […]

A Tale of Two Options: Selling Beer in Ontario

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For small breweries looking to make a buck in this province, now is not the best of times. Last week Glutenberg Brewery, the award-winning Montreal outfit known for its selection of above-par gluten-free beers, launched an IndieGoGo campaign to bring its beer to Ontario. Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: The Art Shoppe

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A look at some historical ads and offers from the former fixture of the Yonge-Eglinton community. No matter how timeless a business may seem, change inevitably occurs. Take the case of high-end furniture store the Art Shoppe, which was...Show More Summary

The Evolution of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Theatre Passe Muraille’s The De Chardin Project excavates the life of the visionary paleontologist-priest. A Jesuit priest, paleontologist, and philosopher, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881–1955) died in obscurity but became a rockstar to religious intellectuals in the decades following his death. Show More Summary

Vandalist: Fish Out of Water

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This street art is off the hook. BY: Nando Zevê LOCATION: Lansdowne Avenue and Dupont Street PHOTO BY: Nando Zevê FIELD NOTES: Artist Nando Zevê is indeed a fish out of water. Having moved to Toronto from sunny Brazil, he must be feeling particularly out of place at this time of year. But that’s not the inspiration for his #peixeforadagua (Portuguese for […]

Newsstand: November 28, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Darwin the Ikea monkey is now nearly triple the weight he was in the heady days of his brush with fame, and the sanctuary housing him is looking for donations to find a larger home for him and his compatriots. In the news: John ToryShow More Summary

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