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Dave Bidini: Toronto Maple Leafs On The Edge of Glory

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The playoffs are in sight. It all comes down to tonight's game. My friend has a son, Austin. His name is one letter removed from the Leafs star rookie, Auston Matthews. Austin started hockey this year and will come of age in a time when the Leafs won’t be torturously bad or dysfunctional, as they were, and have been, for me. Show More Summary

CAMH Wants You To Know, ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

One Brave Night aims to encourage discussion about mental health If you look down and pay close attention to the pavement in Toronto, you’re likely to find stenciled graffiti that tells you: “It’s okay not to be okay.” The street art...Show More Summary

Where Crimson Peak Was Filmed in Toronto

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Guillermo del Toro's gothic and creepy period romance used local Victorian-era locales to haunting effect. Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny. Show More Summary

Mega Japanese Barbecue Chain Gyu-Kaku is Coming to Montreal

With DIY meat-cooking at your table Brace for yakiniku — it looks like Japanese barbecue giant Gyu-Kaku is likely to be opening its first Montreal location downtown. An astute Chowhounder noticed the storefront on Crescent Street, and someone has indeed registered a Facebook page for the store, although it remains silent. Show More Summary

Learn Survival Tips from a Tomboy

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Author and storyteller Ivan Coyote talks about the book adaptation of their play Tomboy Survival Guide. The Tomboy Survival Guide is a music and storytelling show detailing Ivan Coyote‘s experiences growing up and being at odds with traditional gender norms. Show More Summary

Cute As A Button Empanadas Land In The Village, And Other Recent Openings

And another nine restaurant and café openings you may have missed VILLAGE — Now that Notre-Dame West is partly off-limits to new restaurants under zoning laws, it seems that eyes are turning east to the Gay Village (i.e. Sainte-Catherine Street East). Show More Summary

Mayor’s Roundtable Less About Affordable Housing, More About Real Estate

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Advocates for low-income residents in need of affordable housing were not invited to the table. For people facing extreme rent hikes on some city condos, mired in astronomical bidding wars on city homes, or languishing on the waiting list for social housing—now nearly 100,000 names long—Toronto’s housing crisis is reaching a desperate apex. Show More Summary

Sexual Violence Survivors Feel Silenced After Posters Removed at University of Toronto

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How a campus advocacy group is supporting survivors, fighting sexual violence and calling out institutional negligence.    On the morning of March 16, students at the University of Toronto’s downtown campus were met with stirring posters stuck to street poles and community message boards across campus. Show More Summary

We Read Between the Lines of That TTC Comic

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

David Namisato's comic shows us the real reason for the frequent signal problems on Line 1. Last week, a comic by David Namisato made the rounds on Twitter, which provided a much-needed explanation for the perpetual “signal problems” that plague the TTC. Show More Summary

Biscuits & Confetti Is Bringing Good Coffee and a Kid-Friendly Space to NDG

A "family friendly but parent targeted” café Coffee-drinking parents in NDG have a new venue on the horizon — Biscuits & Confetti, a café-and-more, is landing on Sherbrooke West in mid-April. Jennifer Podmore — a barista-trained doula who spends plenty of time with her six-year-old niece — is the woman behind it. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered A Russian Terror Attack and the NHL Skipping The Winter Olympics

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Sports has the papers pretty bummed out today. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. Monday’s terrorist bombing of the St. Petersburg subway is front page news on all five of Toronto’s...Show More Summary

We Rank the Walkability of NBA and NHL Arenas

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

And continue to judge cities that are not Toronto. Last year, to mark the 2016 home opener of the Toronto Blue Jays, Torontoist ranked the walkability of all 30 ballparks in Major League Baseball. As the Toronto Raptors and the Toronto...Show More Summary

Via Rail Debacle Shows Demand for Affordable Transit

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

When public transit options are offered, young people will enthusiastically use them. A week ago, VIA Rail announced that they were offering Canada 150 Youth passes for unlimited travel across the country the month of July. These passes,...Show More Summary

Bounce Test Ideas on Organized Religion, 80s Horror, and DNA

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Lauren Bride curates tonight's edition of Trampoline Hall. Longtime collaborator and volunteer Lauren Bride takes over this month’s curatorial duties at amateur expert speaker series Trampoline Hall. Tonight’s speakers? Comic Meredith...Show More Summary

Le Balmoral Will Morph Into Le Blumenthal With Ex-Leméac Chef

In Place des Arts A restaurant many Montrealers would have considered to be tourist central is getting a big overhaul — Le Balmoral on Sainte-Catherine, just metres from Place des Arts, closed up a few months ago and will be re-emerging...Show More Summary

Mayor Tory Pushes Province to Fund Downtown Relief Line

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Tory wants a commitment from the province to match funding in the federal budget. Mayor John Tory said he would be “flabbergasted” and “dumbfounded” if the provincial government decides to fund a northern extension of the subway on Yonge Street and not the Downtown Relief Line. Show More Summary

Now and Then: Anti-Greek Riots

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Waves of new immigrants after the First World War led to rising xenophobia. Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. In August 1918, Canada was still in the midst of the the Great War, which dragged on for four long years. Show More Summary

Toronto City Council’s Repeated Threats to Defund Pride are Homophobic and Racist

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Some councillors previously tried to punish Pride for not censoring Queers Against Israeli Apartheid. Last week, seven Toronto city councillors said they are prepared to pull Pride Toronto’s funding in retaliation for the exclusion of uniformed police floats and recruiter booths. Show More Summary

Beachy Venice Opens A Second Location Downtown Today

Double the California cuisine Venice, the healthy, California vibes restaurant that opened up in Old Montreal last year has apparently proved popular (indeed, it was critically-approved, too) — just 12 months after opening, it spawns...Show More Summary

The Preventable Epidemic: Criminality of Drugs Directly Contributes to Overdoses

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Concerns that safe injection sites not accessible for users outside the downtown, many of whom are racialized. In depth: Part three in a three-part series examining the opioid crisis in the city. Homecoming Amy Wright’s brother was homeless for three weeks in rural Nova Scotia and died by suicide in September 2011. Show More Summary

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