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Duly Quoted: John Tory, on the Positive Response to SmartTrack

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Mayor-elect says "the city is strangling itself on transit," wants to bring sense of urgency to transit planning. “I have not yet identified a councillor in all of my meetings—and they’ve been from all points on the spectrum as it were...Show More Summary

Legendary Leafs Coach Pat Quinn Dies at 71

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The former player, coach, and executive died at Vancouver General Hospital on Sunday night. Former NHL coach Pat Quinn, who stood behind the bench for more than 600 Toronto Maple Leafs games, died at Vancouver General Hospital on Sunday night at the age of 71. Show More Summary

Spacing Opens City Store

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The cityscape magazine opens a design-focused shop in Toronto—and it's got streetcar pillows and buttons galore. Spacing, the Canadian magazine that celebrates our cities, is extending its retail reach, opening a bricks-and-mortar store at 401 Richmond. Show More Summary

Televisualist: It’s Not Christmas Yet, Carol

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

televisualist 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 AMC airs Eagle Eye,...Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 24, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Don't forget to cheer on the Raptors tonight as they play the Phoenix Suns. #WeTheNorth, right, everyone? We can't leave Drake out there alone. The news this morning: the zoo's revenue is down, a man wants prosthetic legs but can't get...Show More Summary

Historicist: Delivering the Mail

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The first of a two-part look at the back half of the Globe and Mail's name. What’s in a name? In the case of the Globe and Mail, it’s a combination of two historical Toronto newspapers that clashed politically. Most people are familiar...Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: November 22, 2014

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The weather's not bad! Get out there and enjoy a crisp fall-winter day today, but not until after you read the news: A man acquitted of murder is suing the Peel police, Peel city councils need more diversity, and the Pan Am Games mascot has cost Toronto a lot of money. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Cheap Black Cats, Dufferin Station’s Transformation, and the Leafs Snub Their Fans for Karma

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The City of Toronto is holding a “cat adoption blitz” this weekend. In honour of Black Friday, the usual $75 adoption fee will be waived for anyone wanting to take home a kitten or cat with any […]

Urban Toronto: Pioneer Village Station Shaping Up Nicely

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Scheduled to open in 2016, the new station just off Steeles Avenue West is part of the TTC's Spadina Subway Extension. Construction is continuing on the Toronto Transit Commission’s Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, and today we take a look at the fourth of the six new stations on the extended Spadina subway line: Pioneer Village Station. Show More Summary

Get Ready to Lace Up Your Skates

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Outdoor rinks will be opening across the city this weekend. It’s a well-known fact that cold weather is more manageable and enjoyable when you spend at least some of it trying to balance on a pair of skates. This weekend, you’ll be able to glide (or teeter, as the case may be) across a variety of icy surfaces, when the City opens over a dozen […]

Duly Quoted: Steve Paikin, on Police ‘Kettling’ at the 2010 G20 Summit

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The TVO host testified yesterday at the hearing of a senior officer facing multiple charges for his conduct during the weekend meeting. “I’ve never seen this much riot gear, never seen the kind of hemming in that officers did this time.”...Show More Summary

Vandalist: 10:45 AM

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In which bike posts are the sundials of the 21st century. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Parliament and Carlton streets PHOTO BY: Jax A Muse FIELD NOTES: When we imagine graffiti artists plying their trade we typically imagine them skulking about in the wee hours of the morning, away from the sun and prying eyes. Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 21, 2014

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's been quite a week. Relax with some hot chocolate and the news: streetcar sex on King, Porter is still waiting to hear about its jets, and Rob Ford will sell the remainder of his bobble heads. Passengers on the 504 westbound streetcar Thursday around 5:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: International Transgender Day of Remembrance, Rush-Hour Snow, and Transit Trolls

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Today marked the 16th annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance, which raises awareness and honours the victims of transphobic violence. And for the first time, this day was marked by a flag-raising at City Hall. The raising […]

Toronto Theatres Have Sex—and Sexploitation—on the Brain

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Studio 180's NSFW satirizes skin mags, while Tarragon's Sextet finds harmony in erotic discord. NSFW The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street West) November 20–30 $15–$39 Sextet Tarragon Theatre (30 Bridgman Avenue) November 20–December 14 $27–$57 Lucy Kirkwood’s NSFW is a very funny play that leaves you feeling very sad. Show More Summary

Compulsory Voting: Better for Politics or Better for Populists?

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How mandatory voting could change elections in Toronto. Should Canada require citizens to vote or face a fine as Australia, Argentina, Brazil, and eight other countries do? Debate over the merits of compulsory voting seem to spring up every time there’s an election. Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Patreon Accounts for All!

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

The Uncertain Future of the Finch LRT

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The light-rail route will face renewed opposition when council reconvenes. The Finch West LRT will, if and when it is constructed, run between the Finch West subway station and Humber College—a distance of 11 km. An environmental assessment...Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 20, 2014

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto Raptors extended an olive branch to Vince Carter by playing a tribute video honouring the former Raptor at Wednesday night's game. It's nice to see bygones be bygones, isn't it? In the news: Former TCHC houses are earning...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: The World’s Largest Plane, Uber Mayor-Elect, and the Award-Winning Jordan Tannahill

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Today was a very exciting day for Toronto plane and/or largest-things-in-the-world enthusiasts: the AN-225 Mriya, which happens to be the largest plane in the world, touched down at Pearson this past Monday and then took off from […]

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