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Photoist: C:/DATA

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

C:/DATA by Jack Landau. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Newsstand: August 14, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news today: negotiations aplenty for Ontario teachers, a possible Toronto Olympic bid, and could it be? Is the Toronto District School Board making positive changes? It’s been a year of education-related strikes in Ontario, from...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Stolen Fentanyl Puts Police on High Alert, Parking Prices to Rise, and the Shaw Festival’s New Artistic Director

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Toronto police are on high alert after 20 fentanyl patches were stolen from a car in the Yonge and Finch area on Tuesday. Police said in a news release, “If the patch is cut or altered from […]

The Wizards of Trinity Bellwoods Games a Favourite Hangout

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A new mobile video game invites players to explore the popular park's ecosystem through a whole new lens. Walking through Chris de Castro’s video game, The Wizards of Trinity Bellwoods, a person might just get a different sense of the familiar west-end park and summertime meeting spot. Show More Summary

Things That Have Happened Since the Jays Were Last Competitive

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's been at least a generation since the Jays were competitive. We take a look at some of the things that have happened since Alomar and Olerud were leading the way. It is a strange feeling for Toronto sports fans, because it is August and the Jays just pulled ahead of the Yankees and into first place in their division. Show More Summary

Meet Three Canadian Parapan Swimming Medalists

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We talked to a trio of young champs to learn about what it takes to become a pro para-athlete, and how to have fun in between training sessions. Rain may have forced Monday’s Parapan Swimming celebrations indoors, but it didn’t put a damper on the Canadian competitors’ spirits. Show More Summary

Photoist: The Entrance of Ryerson University

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Entrance of Ryerson University by Mandalaybus. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Duly Quoted: Austra, On What Would Be Really Cool

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Katie Stelmanis states the obvious. “This is a really cool event, but we really need more money for affordable housing.” —Austra vocalist and keyboardist Katie Stelmanis speaks to the crowd at Nathan Phillips Square as part of the band’s PANAMANIA show. Show More Summary

Rouge National Urban Park Stalled

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto could be the home of Canada's first national park in an urban area—if the federal government can reach an agreement with Ontario. Kathleen Wynne isn’t the only Ontario politician critical of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s environmental record. Show More Summary

Newsstand: August 13, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The birds are chirping and it's a beautiful day to read the news! Speaking of news and birds, the Blue Jays are now division leaders. In other news (sans birds): a massive reptile rescue hits a Toronto home, and an Uber crackdown is under way. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: OVO After-Party Faces Possible Ban, A Class-Action Lawsuit, and the TDSB’s New Chair

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Two Toronto city councillors want to ban future OVO Fest after-parties and similar events from the Exhibition Place following last week’s shooting at Muzik Nightclub that left two people dead and three injured. The motion, backed by […]

Toronto Ward Boundary Review: A Primer

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An ongoing process at city hall could re-shape wards across the city. Here's what that might look like. Over the last year, the City of Toronto has been reviewing its ward boundaries, an overdue process that seeks to ensure relatively proportional council representation for city residents. Show More Summary

Best of SummerWorks 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our critics round up the must-see selections of this year's late-summer showcase. Beautiful Man Groundwater Productions VENUE: The Theatre Centre Mainspace (1115 Queen Street West) Erin Shields has a twisted and dark sense of humour,...Show More Summary

Daily PANAMANIA Tip Sheet: Chancha Vía Circuito

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

You know what’s world-class? PANAMANIA’s music festival programming. Here’s our guide to the must-see free music shows of the day, every day, during the fest. Chancha Vía Circuito CIBC PANAMANIA Live @ Nathan Phillips Square 6:00 p.m. About a decade ago, Argentinian DJ Chancha Vía Circuito was among an early wave of Latin American producers […]

A Call For the Idaho Stop

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Why one Toronto cyclist thinks that car-centric road rules are made to be broken. When I am on my bike I normally don’t stop at stop signs. I’ll slow, take a peek around corners and continue on my way, attempting to be safe while also maintaining precious momentum. Show More Summary

Photoist: Underground

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Underground by Umair Khan. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Vintage Toronto Ads: Columbia House

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For more than half a century, a record club built up music collections and drove customers crazy. The bait was hard to resist: up to a dozen albums for a penny. Sure, there was a “small” shipping and handling fee. And buy x-number of albums at full price over x-number of years. Show More Summary

Newsstand: August 12, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Another day, another Jays win. In other news, city hall's wards could see a shakeup, and a magazine we're unfamiliar with says we're the most livable city in the world. City Hall’s long-awaited ward boundary review has been issued. The...Show More Summary

Surf’s Up… In Toronto

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A small but dedicated subculture of surfers prove you can hang 10 in the 416. Multimedia producer Matt Pancer took up surfing while living in Brazil and Australia, but he never imagined that he would be able to keep up the hobby after returning home to Canada. Show More Summary

Daily PANAMANIA Tip Sheet: Raoul and the Big Time

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

You know what's world-class? PANAMANIA's music festival programming. Here's our guide to the must-see free music shows of the day, every day, during the fest. You know what’s world-class? PANAMANIA’s music festival programming. Here’s our guide to the must-see free music shows of the day, every day, during the fest. Show More Summary

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