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Extra, Extra: OCAD Gets A Makeover, The Library Smells, And Gordan Ramsay in Toronto

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 campus surrounding the ugly, mouldy loaf stabbed by coloured pencils will get a makeover. The province announced it will put $24 million toward rebuilding parts of OCAD University’s downtown campus. Show More Summary

Visiting The Wizard of Oz. . . and Killer Joe

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

YPT’s family classic and the Coal Mine’s violent thriller have nothing in common—except terrific performances. The Wizard of Oz Young People’s Theatre (165 Front Street East) Runs to May 15 Tickets: $10 – $45 Killer Joe Coal Mine Theatre...Show More Summary

Inquest Launched into Death of Andrew Loku

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Loku died after he was shot by police in 2015. After weeks of protest from Black Lives Matter Toronto, an Ontario coroner is launching an inquest into the death of Andrew Loku. Dr. James Edwards, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Toronto East Office, announced the inquest Wednesday afternoon. Show More Summary

This Artist Created a 3D Exhibit To Get the Government Moving on TTC Overcrowding

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

3D art for the better way. An upcoming art exhibit will allow you to relive the cramped details of your TTC commute, all in glorious 3D. Entitled “Congestion in 3D,” the exhibit from local artist Trevor Twells, 24, promises to recreate...Show More Summary

Idle No More Toronto Stages Protest in Response to Attawapiskat State of Emergency

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The group is demanding improved access to resources for young people. They lie, their bodies splayed across the tiled floor of the cramped office, each one representing the death by suicide of a young person in Attawapiskat. This isShow More Summary

Drake and River Tiber Tease Their Albums

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

#ICYMI, Sound Advice provides a roundup of noteworthy musical happenings in the city some call The 6ix. River Tiber: As the march towards a full-length album continues, Toronto producer-artist River Tiber (real name Tommy Paxton-Beesley) dropped a couple of new cuts to hold us over. Show More Summary

Why Stories of LGBTQ Sexual Assault are Underreported

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Mainstream narratives about sexual assault rarely focus on LGBTQ survivors, rendering many of their stories invisible. The first time Sarah S. was sexually assaulted, they weren’t sure that what happened to them was wrong. They were just 18, spending a weekend at their friend’s cottage to celebrate the end of their high school career. Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 13, 2016

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: Toronto postal worker is a douche, 4D cinemas to hit theatres this summer, TTC yoga, and the UPX goes down. If it’s been 12 years and you still haven’t received a reply from Santa, your letters are probably in the back of some guy’s closet. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Selfie Snob Kicked Off Stage, a Ryerson Men’s Rights Lawsuit, and Jail Time For Smuggling Turtles

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. I bet this girl wishes she brought her selfie stick. A young woman was kicked—literally kicked—off stage by the lead singer of a pop-punk...Show More Summary

Wait, How Are You Supposed to Spell the 6ix, the Six, or the 6?

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Torontoist copy editors debate this all-important issue. Drake Week celebrates all things Toronto and Drake in anticipation of the city hype man’s latest album, Views from the 6. Torontoist is in the midst of revamping its house style...Show More Summary

Front Page Challenge: Who Will Wynne?

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. On Monday, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne revealed her plans to tighten up loopholes in the province’s political fundraising standards. Can you...Show More Summary

LGBTQ Parents Issue Charter Challenge Against Ontario Government

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Cy and Ruby's Act was tabled in October 2015, but it remains stalled. Charter challenge issued against ON Gov. Inaction on #CyandRuby Act = #LGBTQ parents discriminated #parkHP #onpoli pic.twitter.com/RS12QEqGbE — Cheri DiNovo (@CheriDiNovo)...Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 12, 2016

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: TDSB trustee Howard Kaplan has died, man arrested in connection to TTC bomb threats, and the Argonauts return to Guelph. Toronto public school trustee Howard Kaplan has died. The 72-year-old, five-year representive of Ward...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: A Proposed Monorail for the Zoo, Shopify Moves to King West, and a Space for Art by Disabled People

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Well sir, there’s nothing on Earth like a genuine, bonafide, magnetized monorail! Since the Toronto Zoo closed down its monorail train in 1994 after a serious accident, the track has been left dormant. Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: The Fly, The Witch, and Youth

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

At rep cinemas this week: a fly, a witch, and an aging composer. The Fly Directed by David Cronenberg TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) Saturday, April 16, 9 p.m. David Cronenberg reached a career high with 1986’s The Fly, his singular, at times operatic, adaptation of the 1950s sci-fi classic. Show More Summary

Toronto’s Bike-Sharing Network Set to Double

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The organization will add 1,000 bikes and 120 bike stations to its fleet. Bike sharing is about to boom in Toronto: through a new supplier agreement, Bike Share Toronto will add 1,000 new bikes and 120 new bike stations to its operations, doubling the capacity of the current network. Show More Summary

Everything You Wanted to Know About Ranked Ballot Voting

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Ranked ballots could replace first past the post in Toronto City Council elections. Here's how it works. Academics who study electoral systems largely agree that first past the post (FPTP) is among the least fair voting schemes around for multi-party races. Show More Summary

New Support Group Emerges as Reverend Brent Hawkes Returns to Court

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto pastor faces two sexual assault charges. As Toronto Reverend Brent Hawkes’s case returns to provincial court in Nova Scotia for charges of sexual assault, a group has stepped forward to raise funds and support the pastor....Show More Summary

Televisualist: Donnie Wahlberg, Jenny McCarthy, and the Grim Abyss

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. They’re not saying anything in this photo because they’re silent. Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 11, 2016

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The news this morning: BLMTO co-founder Yusra Khogali pushes back against critics, Ontario's education minister apologizes to teachers, and a Toronto filmmaker is released from Iranian prison. A co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto...Show More Summary

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