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Newsstand: July 10, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

News today: the CN Tower wasn't on fire, medical pot growers are fighting to unionize, and a controversial member of the Police Services Board was reappointed. No, the CN Tower was not on fire yesterday. Employees of licensed medical...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Never Go To A Concert Alone Ever Again, Alzheimer Care Centre Faces Bankruptcy, and Luis Scola’s Happy Tweet

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Ever wanted to see a band none of your friends liked? Been ditched right before a show one too many times? Meet Meet On The Way, a new website and soon-to-be iOS app for concert-goers and music […]

Spotted: Pan-demonium

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

WHERE: Downtown Toronto WHEN: 2015; various dates WHAT: City dwellers are gearing up for the official July 10th start of the 2015 Pan American Games. On Wednesday, Team Canada welcomed Pan Am’s international athletes to the Athletes’ Village in the West Don Lands, and celebrated with drums, dancing, and an appearance by our very favourite […]

Pilot Project Could Turn Hydro Corridors Into Urban Farms

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Community groups are looking to access Hydro One-owned land to grow market gardens. Some of Toronto’s hydro corridors could be yielding fruit and vegetable crops in time for next year’s harvest as a fresh pilot project plants roots.Show More Summary

Discovering the Pan Am Game’s More Unusual Events

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Roller Figure-Skating, Anyone? With the athletes landed and the opening ceremonies just hours away, Torontonians continue to compete with one another to see who thinks less of the Pan Am Games, otherwise known as the junior Olympics. But everyone love a sports underdog story, right? Just like the Pan Am Games themselves, there are several events within the […]

Touring the Pan Am Athletes’ Village

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

International athletes break in the West Don Lands neighbourhood. It Takes a Village… from Giordano Ciampini on Vimeo. It’s easy to simultaneously feel impressed and cynical while wandering the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village. Show More Summary

Newsstand: July 9, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: Dummies in the HOV lane (no, but really), Dwayne Casey donates suits to the unemployed, and the police's Special Investigations Unit probes a fatal police shooting. Yesterday morning, surveillance footage caught a person driving in the Gardiner East HOV lane with two clothed and baseball-capped dummies. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Pulitzer Winner Quits the Toronto Star, Council Debates a Casino, and Cineplex Downsizes Pop

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Watson has resigned from the Toronto Star over the paper’s “refusal to publish a story of significant public interest.” He announced on his blog Tuesday, “Resigning is the only way I can resume […]

Isn’t it Bromantic? (Nope!)

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An all-female, feminist live reading of Entourage kicks off Bad Dog Theatre's new Women Playing Men series. With the new Entourage movie out in theatres, people are once again talking about the now-defunct HBO tele-series it’s based on. Show More Summary

Steve Simmons is the Worst

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In writing a critique of former Maple Leaf Phil Kessel, Toronto Sun columnist Steve Simmons shows how his own work comes up short. Hours after Phil Kessel—by far the most talented forward to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs since Mats...Show More Summary

Newly Discovered Horned Dinosaur, Wendiceratops, on Display at the ROM

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The 79-million-year-old creature is the latest new species dug up by a team led by the ROM's curator of vertebrate paleontology. The Royal Ontario Museum has announced the official name and details about a newly discovered dinosaur — one of the oldest known members of the horned-face dinosaur family Ceratopsidae. Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: Please Walk on the Grass

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In "The Friendly City," people were encouraged to take advantage of Metro Toronto's parkland. As the 1970s approached, Toronto seemed primed to throw off its old cold, unfriendly shackles. The puritanical laws which had cut down on fun, especially regarding alcohol or doing anything on a Sunday, were slowly loosening. Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Bizzarh, Sean Jones, Tanika Charles

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Bizzarh brings the fire: We’ve been clamouring for Toronto duo Bizzarh (Charli Champ and Dollar Paris) to finally put out a full-length project for more than a minute now. No word on if their second EP will still be titled Soft Porn but in the meantime, they’ve dropped a gem that will serve to tide […]

Newsstand: July 8, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Sorry if you were hoping to catch non-Pan Am Games-related news, but we can't help you here. Try again in six weeks? In the news: A local woman alleges excessive force was used against her by Pan Am security officers, the Games are stirring up predictable Olympics chatter, and a Climate Summit protest shuts a downtown intersection. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Rent Increase Puts CAMH at Risk, U of T Anti-Vaccine Course Goes Away, and a Sinkhole Opens Another Dimension

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. A massive rent increase at College Street’s Centre of Addiction and Mental Health could put the future of the facility at risk. According to city councillor Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina), landowner Brookfield Asset Management is “trying […]

Torontoist Hits the Fringe

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We've rounded up our top picks of this year's fest, so far. A Man Walks Into a Bar Circle Circle VENUE: Tarragon Theatre Extraspace (30 Bridgman Avenue ) Mansplaining doesn’t get much uglier than in playwright-actress Rachel Blair’sShow More Summary

Sound Advice: Dearly Beloved’s Who Wants to Know 7?

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The latest output from one of Toronto's hardest-working bands. Limited Edition 'WHO WANTS TO KNOW / RESOLUTION' – 7" Vinyl by Dearly Beloved Dearly Beloved is among a particular breed of band that thrives on the infinite cycle of touring and recording, incapable of ever being quiet. Show More Summary

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