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Televisualist: A Leisurely Saunter to the Panic Room

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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 Bates Motel returns for a third season and goddammit how much longer do we have to wait for Norman Bates to murder his mother, it’s all […]

Newsstand: March 9, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What did you do yesterday to celebrate International Women's Day and the women in your life? Did you think about how awesome women are? In the news this morning: traffic and daylight saving time are connected, train derailments in Ontario call safety into question, and the York strike might be over very soon. Show More Summary

Historicist: Scarborough’s Bombshell Beauties

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Thousands of women work in Scarborough's munitions plant during World War II. It’s highly unlikely that the 20,000 workers—predominantly women—of Scarborough’s General Engineering Company (GECo) munitions factory would have observed International Women’s Day each March between 1942 and 1945. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: March 7, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's almost spring! Are we excited yet? In the news: a woman found a different name on her prescription drugs, a new sexual-violence policy in Ontario, and delays on subway construction are irking John Tory. Toronto woman Sarah Atwell says she peeled back the prescription labels on her bottles and found other people’s names on them. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: U of T’s Pioneering Women, an Intrepid Icewalker, and a York Hit-and-Run

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In honour of International Women’s Day, U of T Magazine tweeted out this gem of an archival photograph, featuring a group of university dignitaries strolling over to graduation ceremonies at Convocation Hall. At the lead are three […]

Hero and Villain of the Week: March 6

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every week, Toronto is filled with Heroes and Villains. These are their stories. Every week, Toronto is filled with Heroes and Villains. These are their stories. Hero of the Week: Dr. Trance This past week, legendary Toronto DJ Dr. Trance passed away. Show More Summary

The Big Five: March 6-8

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five. 1.) Toronto Park Summit?? Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas Street East)? March 7. 1:00pm to 5:00pm Free. Pre-register here. We’re extremely fortunate in Toronto to have a vibrant network of more […]

Duly Quoted: John Tory on Transit Cost Overruns

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The mayor shows his angry side. “Suffice it to say, alongside the people of Toronto, I am furious this happens over and over again.” —Mayor John Tory responds to cost overruns on the Spadina subway extension, which is reportedly $400 million over budget and two years over schedule. The mayor frequently cited cost overruns on infrastructure projects as a place where […]

Not Here, Not There

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Feminist Art Conference marks International Women's Day with an exploration of immigration and power. You’re Not Here?? Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas Street East)? March 3–31 PWYC This Sunday, March 8th marks the 104th anniversary of International Women’s day. Show More Summary

Vandalist: The Search For Meaning

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Where is your quest leading you? BY: Jerm IX LOCATION: Queen West and Peter PHOTO BY: Georgette P. FIELD NOTES: Searching for meaning in our lives is no easy task. It’s a journey that can take us across the world, deep into our own psyches, or to places of spiritual enlightenment. It’s a quest that has inspired everything from ancient religious […]

Newsstand: March 6, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Striking workers at York University agree to sit back down with administration, gas shortages affect drivers in Ontario, and a judge delivers a compassionate ruling: your Friday morning news. Four days after voting to walk off the job, York teaching assistants will sit down again for negotiations with university officials. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Mystery Tunnel Digger Speaks, Green P Launches an App, and Pitchfork Maps Out Drake’s Toronto

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 self-described “main digger” behind the Mystery Tunnel found near York University has spoken to The Toronto Sun about his project. Elton McDonald, 22, went on to explain to the Sun that he hoped to expand it […]

A Not-So-Corporate #ToryTakeover

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The mayor took over the Toronto Sun's Twitter account to answer questions. Not everything went according to plan. If there’s one thing politicians strive for in 2015, it’s to create just the right Twitter presence. Not everyone can be a Twitter (and real-life) superstar like U.S. Show More Summary

Maintaining the Streetcar Fleet in Winter Months

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Upkeep on the streetcar fleet is tough work in cold weather, but a new generation of vehicles brings a different set of challenges for TTC mechanics. Winter Blues on the Red Rocket from Giordano Ciampini on Vimeo. Jeff Fleming took his first job with the TTC just three weeks after he graduated high school in 1983. Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Honest

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s weekly political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb.

Reel Toronto: Disney’s Ice Princess

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Disney family film hits all the formula beats and tours the town. 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

Hundreds Gather to Remember Sumaya Dalmar

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With her cause of death still unknown, some supporters of the 26-year-old trans Somali-Canadian woman question whether police are doing enough. They called each other “aunty,” “uncle,” “brothers and sisters.” Hundreds of people packed...Show More Summary

Newsstand: March 5, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Rob Ford is at least $23,000 richer thanks to his recent online auctions of “memorabilia.” One collector warns that the buyers are unlikely to see a profit from their investment, so here is hoping the person who spent over $16,000 on Ford’s NFL tie really does have that kind of scratch to burn. Show More Summary

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