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Vandalist: Boxed In

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This artist was thinking inside the box. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Dupont Street and Spadina Road PHOTO BY: Wesley Moir FIELD NOTES: Closed down in 2005 and boarded up ever since, the peculiarly designed restaurant Nite-Caps by the Castle has seen its fair share of graffiti. Show More Summary

The Best (and Worst) of Toronto Architecture

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Condos near-universally panned at the 2014 Pug Awards. The good, the not-bad, and the pugly were all on display Wednesday night at the 10th annual Pug Awards, which celebrate the best—and mildly reprove the worst—in Toronto architecture. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: David Soknacki, on Banning Street Parking Downtown

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Mayoral candidate has radical idea to help both cyclists and drivers get around the city. “On arterial roads, we ban on-street parking at all times. That would free up real estate to allow for cycling and better flow of traffic.” -Mayoral...Show More Summary

Newsstand: June 20, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How is everyone's World Cup team doing so far? Either far worse or a little better than expected seems to be the norm. Good luck. In the news today: David Soknacki's radical reimagining of downtown, Wi-Fi on the TTC (kind of), and no e-payment on Toronto ferries until the fall. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: June 20, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: Welcoming WorldPride, celebrating indigenous arts, and transforming St. Clair. Festivals: For ten days this June, Toronto will welcome the world to our city—a city that’ll be bursting with queer-positive cultural...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Honouring Nelson Mandela, the Polaris Long List, and BlackBerry Millions

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Now that the issue has been debated (in that Rob Ford voted against it and then said he hadn’t meant to do that and wanted to vote again), the City will proceed with its plans to honour […]

Protestors Call for Action on Migrant Worker Rights

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Activists demand an end to the federal government's moratorium on temporary foreign workers in the restaurant and food industry. At a protest held this afternoon, migrant justice and labour organizers demanded an end to the federal government’s moratorium on temporary foreign workers in the restaurant and food industry. Show More Summary

Travel Through the Solar System in a Few Short Blocks

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Artist creates installation of astronomical proportions. Running along Grace Street and Gore Vale Avenue on the stretch from Bloor to Queen—hidden in plain sight—is a map of our solar system. Masquerading as a set of municipal street signs, Walkable Planets is a self-guided planetary tour that has been integrated seamlessly into our urban landscape. Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Erotic City Come Alive

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

Spotted: The TPL’s Pillars of Pride

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Yorkville Branch welcomes WorldPride with giant rainbows. SPOTTED BY: Becky Toyne WHERE: The Toronto Public Library’s Yorkville Branch (22 Yorkville Avenue) WHEN: Wednesday, June 18, 2:30 p.m. WHAT: Rainbow-wrapped columns in honour of WorldPride, which officially kicks off tomorrow. Show More Summary

Newsstand: June 19, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Apparently, a Toronto advertising company has relocated its office to a local bar for the duration of the World Cup so that employees can take in games, while still maintaining some level of productivity. Who doesn’t appreciate a company...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: June 19, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: all that jazz, live music meets film, and musical killer rabbits. Music: On June 19, the Toronto Jazz Festival will once again descend upon Nathan Phillips Square and clubs and concert halls all over the city. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Soccer-Watching Fees, Spacing Stores, and Award–Winning Playwrights

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. It seems Cafe Diplomatico customers will be very full or somewhat intoxicated or extremely frustrated (or all three of those things) by the end of each of Italy’s World Cup appearances, because the Little Italy mainstay has […]

TIFF Unveils Bruce LaBruce’s Skin Flicks

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

TIFF Cinematheque showcases the radical Toronto queercore filmmaker. Anyone seeking proof that all it takes for a radical to become part of the establishment is a little bit of endurance need only look to “Skin Flicks,” TIFF Cinematheque’s...Show More Summary

New Human Rights Policy for Ontarians With Mental Illness or Addiction

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Ontario Human Rights Commission releases guidelines to prevent discrimination. In Ontario, organizations are legally required to prevent violations of the Human Rights Code, and to respond appropriately to any such violation. Employers...Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Brotherhood by Antigen Shift

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The industrial duo's latest album tests the boundaries of their genre. Brotherhood by Antigen Shift Industrial music has made a big comeback in the last few years. Artists such as Zola Jesus, Light Asylum, Youth Code, and Toronto’s own Trust have all been making music that would have fit right in on Wax Trax! Records circa 1991. Show More Summary

Massive Storm Hits Toronto, Makes Sky Disappear

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

But unlike the Barrie region, we didn't have to contend with a tornado. You might have noticed that last night round about 7 p.m., the sun was blotted out, fast-moving clouds turned the sky black, and the city was then buffeted by strong winds and pounded by torrential rains. Show More Summary

Newsstand: June 18, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Anyone in the market for an obnoxiously painted Ferrari 458 should call Deadmau5—does he have a deal for you! In the news: A tornado touches down in Angus while huge storms down power for 47,000 people in Ontario, four golfers get hit...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: June 18, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: mayoral candidates meet, poetry communities come together, and PrideCab hits the stage. Politics: If the end of the provincial election has created a political void in your life, you might consider heading to...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Aerial Shots, the Magna Carta Plans a Visit, and More Parkdale Love

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The Lee-Chin Crystal doesn’t look nearly so pointy or jagged when viewed from the air. City Hall looks quite serene from up high. And in aerial photographs, the places where highways meet and mingle kind of resemble […]

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