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Reel Toronto: Nikita — Season 3 (Part Two)

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

After three years of adventuring everywhere on the planet without leaving Toronto, Nikita finally visits our fair city. 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

Newsstand: October 30, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Halloween is tomorrow?this means only one more day of having to suffer through that annoying Village People–themed Value Village radio commercial. We may not have costumes, but we sure do have some news for you: The provincial government...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Hefty Fines for Illegal Signs, Toronto in Four Maps, and the City’s First “Street Store”

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’s been a rough week for Doug Ford. First he lost the mayoral election. Now it looks as if he’s going to lose some money too. CP24 reports that Ford is facing an $11,950 fine over illegally […]

Toronto’s Spookiest Stage Shows

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Check out our Halloween theatre roundup, featuring all the fairies, demons, and puppets you can handle. Earlier this month we published a roundup of Halloween-themed events happening in Toronto. Now we turn our attention to tales of terror and suspense that are gracing stages across the city. Show More Summary

The Search Is on for a New Toronto Police Chief

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto Police Services Board is looking for the city's next top cop—and they want the public's help in their search. On election night, Toronto showed that it is ready for a fresh start. But a new mayor is not the only major change coming to the city—by February, Toronto will have a new chief of police, too. Show More Summary

The Art of Building a Bunker Brings the Frightening Reality of Racism to the Stage

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Adam Lazarus's dark satire strikes a chord in the wake of Toronto's municipal election. The scariest show this Halloween has nothing to do with zombies, vampires, or other fictional monsters. It’s about that very real monster, the racist—a...Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Bring Down the Sky, by Northumbria

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto-based ambient drone duo's sophomore effort is both beautiful and devastating. Last Halloween, experimental drone duo Northumbria released a stunning debut record. All Days Begin As Night was a complex creation that folded and unfolded itself in exquisite layers, with sounds shuffling and shivering against each other. Show More Summary

Newsstand: October 29, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Welcome to Wednesday, Tory Nation. In the news: drivers snapping cellphone shots of yesterday's DVP rollover get charged, charges are laid against a TTC driver in a fatal crash, Doug Ford mulls a run for Progressive Conservative leadership, and a researcher finally discovers the name of a mysterious ROM mummy. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: October 29, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: Anishinaabe artists of the Great Lakes, dramatizing the aftermath of war, and a crude musical. Ongoing… Art: “Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes“ is a collaborative effort of...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Royal York to Be Sold, a Big Win for Polls, and David Soknacki to Join Team Tory

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. An ownership shuffle is afoot at Toronto’s historic Royal York Hotel. According to the Toronto Star, real estate company KingSett will nab a 60 per cent interest in the hotel, worth just over $110 million. Meanwhile, the […]

John Tory Delivers First Press Conference as Mayor-Elect

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Outside City Hall this afternoon, Tory spoke about transitioning into office and getting former opponents on his team. This afternoon mayor-elect John Tory was at Nathan Phillips Square, where he delivered his first press conference since winning the 2014 Toronto mayoral election Monday night. Show More Summary

Local Art as Experience at Elephant in the Attic

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Through eclectic curating and collaboration, this new Dundas West art shop is doing things differently. Accessibility is a challenge in the art world. Fresh-faced artists have a difficult time finding an audience, or a place within the art community—and art enthusiasts have a difficult time finding those underrepresented artists. Show More Summary

Public Works: Creating a Natural Swimming Pool in the Heart of Berlin

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Swimming, boardwalks, and wetlands could transform a bustling Berlin tourist area—and bring the city together with nature like never before. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Show More Summary

Election 2014: We Needed Better Than This

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto's most vulnerable populations, and the quality of our public discourse, are not much better off today than they were under Rob Ford. In John Tory’s victory speech Monday night, he said, “Tonight we start the work of building one Toronto.” He has spoken relentlessly during this campaign about the need for goodwill and unity. Show More Summary

Lessons from Rob Ford’s City Hall

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto would be remiss to forget the past four years. A reflection on where to find inspiration in the Ford era, and what we need to do next. I was an unlikely attendee at my first city council meeting, in May 2011. I wasn’t a journalist...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: October 28, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: Anishinaabe art, the paintings of Alex Colville, and singing Mormons. Ongoing… Art: “Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes“ is a collaborative effort of the AGO and the Smithsonian...Show More Summary

Election 2014: City Council Still Doesn’t Look Like the City

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Once again, Toronto's representatives don't reflect the population that elected them. Many observers have already commented that this election demonstrated the power of incumbency: 37 of the 38 sitting councillors who were running won back their seats. Show More Summary

Newsstand: October 28, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Dear Norm Kelly, thanks for being the greatest almost-but-not-really mayor this city has ever had. Mayor Tory has some big shoes to fill. In the news: John Tory is our new mayor, a roundup of all the new faces coming to city council, John Nunziata says he was assaulted outside of a polling station, and mayoral race highlights from around the GTA. Show More Summary

Liveblog: Municipal Election 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Results, analysis, fact-checks, and more. Follow along as Toronto elects its new mayor and city council. Click on any ward to see council results. Colours indicate which mayoral candidate won in each ward: We’ve been in campaign mode...Show More Summary

Why We Must Talk About White Privilege

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The idea that systemic racism has victims but no benefactors is a lie we must confront and destroy. In the last days of Toronto’s municipal election campaign, front-runner John Tory was asked—in the wake of a growing wave of racist attacks...Show More Summary

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