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I’m a Scarborough Resident and I Don’t Want a Subway

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's time for politicians to admit they're wrong about the Scarborough subway extension. It’s becoming painfully clear that Mayor Tory, MPP Brad Duguid, Councillor De Baeremaeker, and the rest of the pro-subway political class are not interested in building transit that serves Scarborough in any meaningful way. Show More Summary

The Toronto Veggie Pride Parade Creates Visibility for Vegans

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The vegans are coming! The vegans are coming! The marchers looked like they were suited up for a Halloween party as they took to Bloor Street: adorned in pig costumes, dressed up in bright orange carrot ensembles. “Let’s go veggies, eat your broccoli,” they chanted. Show More Summary

Public Art Remembers Victims of Pulse Nightclub Shooting

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The painted planter outside of The Beaver pays tributes to the 49 Orlando victims. WHERE: Outside of The Beaver, 1192 Queen Street West WHAT: In the weeks following the massacre of 49 Floridians at a gay Orlando nightclub, Toronto’s LGBTQ communities have come together to reflect on the realities of being queer and trans in 2016. Show More Summary

The Truth About SmartTrack

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

John Tory's plans are no more than a brand name for pre-existing transit projects. In 2014, then-mayoral candidate John Tory ran on a campaign of sound fiscal management, returning decorum to City Hall, and a curious new transit plan called SmartTrack, which promised “London-style” rapid transit from Mississauga to Markham. Show More Summary

Help Us Hire an LGBTQ Staff Writer

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We need your help! This Pride Month, Torontoist made a commitment to publish one LGBTQ story every day. So far, we’ve managed to keep it up. But once July rolls around, we’ll need more resources to continue to bring you awesome stories queer and transgender Torontonians and the issues they face. Show More Summary

How LGBTQ Youth are Dealing with Drug Addiction

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Pieces to Pathways is one of Toronto's few safe spaces for queer and trans youth with substance abuse issues. Content warning: this article describes first-hand accounts of drug use. Before his first manic episode and a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, RJ’s substance use was a daily routine. Show More Summary

Historicist: How the St. Charles Tavern went from Chinese-Food Restaurant to Popular Gay Bar

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

"Meet under the clock" was a slogan ingrained in the city's gay community. “Meet me under the clock”—for several decades, it was the slogan of the St. Charles Tavern. While it began in the early 1950s as a cocktail lounge owned by a prominent local horse breeder, the St. Show More Summary

How Brexit Will Affect Toronto

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Bad news for entrepreneurs. Yesterday, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. It’s too early to determine the effects of this decision on Britain, but they’re probably going to be massive. Scotland has said it’s likely...Show More Summary

The Torontoist Guide to Losing Your Pride Virginity

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Pride newbies, we've got you covered. Pride can be a bit overwhelming your first time out. There’s the month-long, jam-packed official calendar, which starts with a flag-raising ceremony and stretches on for an entire month. Every major institution in the city, from TIFF to the TSO, is getting in on the action. Show More Summary

Municipal Budget 2017: Brace Yourselves, Budget Cuts Are Coming

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Mo' money, mo' problems. As City staff gear up for the 2017 budget process, the mayor has declared that an above-inflation property tax revenue increase is off the table. Council has also successfully pushed off introducing any new revenue tools until next year. Show More Summary

Get to Know Scotland’s Royalty in The James Plays at Luminato Festival

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This epic U.K. import brings a thrilling contemporary aspect to the history of Scotland’s 15th-century kings and queens. The James Plays Trilogy Hearn Generating Station (440 Unwin Avenue) Runs to June 26 Tickets: $39 and up James I:...Show More Summary

Talking Pride Over Pints

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

I don't normally celebrate Pride—but having a drink with a new friend helped me understand it. My editors at Torontoist have asked me to write a Pride-themed beer column this week. I’m not unfamiliar with the subject, being a ratherShow More Summary

Graffiti vs. Ads

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The red hare-ing that is graffiti. BY: Poser, ABM LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Bella Manu FIELD NOTES: It’s been a while since we’ve featured Poser’s rabbits. We’ve missed you, pal! Many people would have a negative knee-jerk reaction to the obvious graffiti. Show More Summary

TORONTO Sign Safe For Now, Don’t Sell Fake TTC Tokens, and You Can Finally Stop That Speed Walk at Intersections

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The TORONTO sign has stayed off the chopping block—at least until the fall. It’s been a rough few weeks for the popular backdrop of countless...Show More Summary

Local Ladies Who Make Us Laugh in 2016

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our sixth-annual profile of talented female performers and writers in Toronto who don't always get the attention they deserve. A veteran stand-up comic, and an emerging one; a puppeteer (and emerging improviser); a character comic and singer, and a sketch writer, performer, and impresario. Show More Summary

Why Toronto Pride Matters For Those Just Coming Out

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For one journalist, this year's Pride is different for all the right reasons. Arielle Piat-Sauvé is a journalist, and a regular contributor to Torontoist. This is what Pride means to her. When I was six years old, Pride meant sitting...Show More Summary

A Look Inside the Buried Huron Village in the Heart of Toronto

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. Around 950 years ago, the summer sun would have risen over a settlement in what is now Forest Hill. The approximately two-hectare site would likely have been surrounded by a wooden palisade, encircling several longhouses. Show More Summary

An Open Letter to the Leafs’ Number One Draft Pick

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

You have no idea what's in store for you, rookie. Relief Line is your not-so-serious glance at the city we love. Dear Future of the Franchise, I want to start by saying congratulations. Being drafted first overall in the NHL is a great accomplishment and you should be very proud. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: Police Chief Mark Saunders Apologizes for Bathhouse Raids

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Thirty-five years later, LGBTQ communities get their "sorry." “The 35th anniversary of the 1981 raids is a time when the Toronto Police Service expresses its regret for those very actions. It is also an occasion to acknowledge the lessons learned about the risks of treating any part of Toronto’s many communities as not fully a part of society. Show More Summary

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