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Vandalist: Beach Bound

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We shore like this art. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Leslie Spit PHOTO BY: Elsie Nisonen FIELD NOTES: It’s not exactly beach weather but there are still great reasons to head lakeside. Spotting hidden artistic gems this time of year is significantly easier when their vivid colours stand out against the season’s dreary grey. It’s not like the summer, when they’re obscured […]

SmartTrack: Now You See It, Now You Don’t

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The mayor's signature transit proposal could see big changes, reports the Globe. The Globe and Mail reports that there are major changes in the works to John Tory’s SmartTrack proposal, the signature campaign promise and transit initiative of the mayor. Show More Summary

Newsstand: January 15, 2016

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's finally Friday! Hopefully no beloved celebrities die today, right? In the news: Carl's Jr. has closed up shop abruptly in the city, weed dispensaries are the hot new thing, and parking pads in front of homes are (some hope) decidedly not. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Coach Drake, the Newest Toronto FC Midfielder, and a Weird Crosstown Name

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 6ix God will coach Canada’s celebrity basketball team as part of the upcoming all-star weekend in Toronto. Drake, who got his start playing basketball star Jimmy on Degrassi, will coach a team that includes Arcade Fire […]

The Annex Welcomes Canada’s First LGBTQ Youth Shelter

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

After a 10 year effort to make it happen, Toronto will open Canada's first LGBTQ transitional house on February 1. On any given night, 400 LGBTQ2S youth are homeless in Toronto. That total represents 20 per cent of the city’s homeless youth, and 8 per cent overall. Show More Summary

Torontoist Explains: Public Art Funding

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We explain how the City adds to its expanding collection of public art. It’s no coincidence that for nearly every tall condo building a piece of public art emerges alongside it. Toronto owes its ever-growing outdoor gallery to City policy. Show More Summary

All of the 2016 Next Stage Theatre Festival, Reviewed

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We saw all 10 shows running in the Next Stage Festival—from improv to dance, Greek tragedy to school drama. The Next Stage Theatre Festival? Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst Street)? January 7–18 $10 (Antechamber), $15 (Main/Studio) The...Show More Summary

Is Toronto a Playground for the Rich?

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A new panel series kicks off by looking at affordability in the city. The average price of a detached Toronto home is $1.07 million. Household incomes in our richest neighbourhoods grew by 80 per cent over the past few decades, while they rose by just two per cent in the poorest communities. Show More Summary

Metrolinx Finalizes Eglinton Crosstown Station Names

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Eglinton Crosstown will finally get station names, but not before one last conference call today. Map of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT showing the original working station names along the corridor Metrolinx will hold a special meeting via teleconference today at 2:00 p.m. Show More Summary

Newsstand: January 14, 2016

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Good morning, all non-billionaires! In the news: Toronto vandal hates Powerball, York U's massive mess-up, and TDSB lice policy is being reviewed. A west end bakery offering free Powerball tickets was victim to vandalism after a man threw a sandwich board through the front window. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Tory + Trudeau, Bad Postmedia Headlines, and the Hells Angels Club Selloff

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. New beginnings #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/0tHBTWCYhi — John Tory (@JohnTory) January 13, 2016 Remember how 15 months ago Stephen Harper was Prime Minister and Rob Ford was mayor? Well, Justin Trudeau and John Tory met at city hall today […]

Urban Glossary: Sneckdowns

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

You know when snowbanks push out the curb from the sidewalk? That has a name, and tells us something about how we can plan our intersections. Much to the dismay of many, winter has finally arrived in Toronto. But the blankets of snow which cloak our city can reveal some interesting things if you know where and how to look. Show More Summary

Public Works: Replacing Phone Booths With Wi-Fi Kiosks

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

NYC is building 7,500 internet access points in place of old payphones. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Phone booths have long outlived their usefulness to most of us. Show More Summary

Toronto’s Panda Cubs Are Now Officially Cute

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Finally, they're doing their job. The two panda cubs at the Toronto Zoo are three months old, and if we are to go by their social media pictures, they are now officially cute. Time flies when you're this cute. Our giant panda cubs are now three months old #TOPandaCubs pic.twitter.com/CHt4C56ziM — The Toronto Zoo (@TheTorontoZoo) January 13, 2016 This is […]

Newsstand: January 13, 2016

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: student wins mental-health fight, Canada sees first successful hand transplant, and Anthopoulos joins the LA Dodgers. York University students will no longer have to declare mental illnesses when seeking disability services after a precedent-setting ruling in favour of the school’s students last week. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: A New Davenport Rail Bridge Proposal, a 32-storey Development Rejection, and Students Get Told

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Metrolinx has unveiled a new design for the Davenport rail bridge that has seen lots of neighbourhood opposition. Local opponents of the project have likened it to the Gardiner on rails, and have complained about a lack […]

Cara Ricketts Takes Aim at Hedda Gabler

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto actress and her director, Jennifer Tarver, discuss their 1950s take on Ibsen’s dangerous housewife. Hedda Gabler Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street) Runs to Feb. 7 Tickets: $30-$53 After starring in last season’s...Show More Summary

Front Page Challenge: January 12, 2016

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. The news of David Bowie’s death came too late on Sunday evening to be included in Monday’s front pages, but today newspapers around the globe are paying tribute to the passing of a cultural giant, recognizing the magnitude of this moment […]

Newsstand: January 12, 2016

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: manager in 2009 Christmas Eve scaffolding deaths sentenced, Toronto disability advocate passes away, and winter is finally here to stay. The manager involved in the scaffolding deaths of four city construction workers on Christmas Eve 2009 has been sentenced to three and a half years in federal prison. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: A Leslieville Shelter, a David Bowie Tribute, and a TCHC Re-organization

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Leslieville could get a homeless shelter for men. An 80-bed shelter run by the Salvation Army is proposed for 29 Leslie Street, which would help offset the closure of their 124-bed shelter at College and McCaul. The […]

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