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How Public Transit Fosters Community

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Believe it or not, riding the subway or streetcar serves a bigger purpose than just getting from point A to point B. Public transit is an important conduit. It serves an essential need in an urban economy: mobility. But public transit is also an important public space. Show More Summary

Now and Then: Century House Plaques

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

By Erin Sylvester Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. Brought to you by Heritage Toronto’s Plaques and Markers Program. A few weeks ago, we brought you the story of how Heritage Toronto makes its historic plaques. Show More Summary

The SAQ is Getting In Between You And The Alcohol You Want

Not to mention the reasonably-priced booze you want, too Want your dining and booze news with a side of opinions? You’re in luck — today we’re introducing op-eds to Eater Montreal — opinion pieces from people in the hospitality, food, and restaurant industries, and those who care about them. Show More Summary

The Top 10 Toronto Sun Covers of 2016

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Whether you think they're the best or worst, these are the top-10 on-brand Toronto Sun covers of 2016. Since Torontoist‘s Front Page Challenge column started in the fall of last year, the Toronto Sun has always been in the thick of the race for first place on our weekly standings chart. Show More Summary

Where Black Christmas Was Filmed in Toronto

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Featuring U of T, Scaramouche, and more. ‘Tis the season to finally catch up and cover one of the classic Toronto flicks. We probably haven’t gotten to Black Christmas before because there are relatively few locations to spot and they are fairly obvious. Show More Summary

How Many People Fall on Snowy and Icy Sidewalks in Toronto? A Lot.

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto Public Health released some numbers showing how many people went to the emergency room after falling on sidewalks in the winter. Toronto’s first major snowfall of the year usually results in collisions on city streets and highways. Show More Summary

Ford Nation Isn’t A Good Book, But It’s Still Important

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Doug Ford has taken to malls for book signings, and to bolster his image. Let's not forget who he is. The inherent problem in reviewing Ford Nation, the new book by Doug Ford (and supposedly also Rob Ford, and definitely not a ghostwriter...Show More Summary

Ex-Queue de Cheval Team To Get Casual in Griffintown

Mauvais Garçons is hoping to elevate the basics It might be tougher to open a restaurant on Notre-Dame Street now, but restaurants are still headed to Griffintown. Mauvais Garçons is set to arrive there any day now: a small plates spot...Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered The Assassination Of The Russian Ambassador To Turkey

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Despite the same powerful photograph, there are still differences in how each publication covers the tragic news. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. The attention of the world was directed to a shocking political assassination at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey on Monday. Show More Summary

The Essential Guide to Eating in Côte-des-Neiges

Your guide to the mountain's other side It may not be a neighbourhood on fine dining enthusiasts' radars, but ignore the plethora of dining options in Côte-des-Neiges at your own peril. Maybe it's the presence of gaudy icons such asShow More Summary

Are Jordan Peterson’s Claims About Bill C-16 Correct?

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The U of T professor has made claims about going to prison for his beliefs and criminalizing free speech. Here's what the legislation says. Could Bill C-16 trample free speech and criminalize freedom of expression? So claims Jordan Peterson,...Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: Former TDSB Director Chris Spence, on the Fallout From His Plagiarism Scandal

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The former education director asked for compassion. “Years later, I still do not feel like I am alive. I do not feel like I am breathing.” —Former TDSB director Chris Spence speaks about the aftermath of his plagiarism scandal. Spence was let go from his job four years ago, after it was revealed that he plagiarized parts of several articles. Show More Summary

New Laval Restaurant Draws From A Portlandia Sketch, And Other Intel

Plus, a new grocery spot from Le Comptoir LAVAL — With certain Montreal neighbourhoods becoming saturated with eateries, could the next big restaurant zone be in Laval? Probably not, but La Presse reports on one promising spot to have opened up in the city’s Sainte-Rose area. Show More Summary

What to Do in Toronto December 19–26: TSO’s Messiah, Winter Solstice Celebrations, and The Strumbellas

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This week, classic holiday events like Handel's Messiah, the Winter Solstice Parade, and Toronto Christmas Market run. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Show More Summary

Evaluating Toronto’s 2016 Mall Santas

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We reviewed Toronto's Santas so you know which one is for you. It’s Christmastime in the city, and what better way to ring in the holidays than with a Torontoist Santa review? This year, we evaluate the different local options and the legitimacy of their respective beards in various markets and storefronts in the city. Show More Summary

Historicist: “The Bull in a China Shop Had Nothing on This Cow”

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

One cow's Sunday morning adventure along the streets of Toronto. It was the kind of story that spurred the imagination of headline writers: “COW RUNS AMUCK FOR OVER TWO HOURS” (Globe) “PEOPLE WERE FRIGHTENED TO DEATH BY CRAZY COW” (News)...Show More Summary

Inclusionary Zoning is Almost Here, But There’s Much More Work to be Done

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A handful of recent legislative victories give affordable housing advocates the sense of hard-won momentum, but progress shouldn't stop now. No, our local apartment woes have not come to an end. There has been an abundance of recent legislative victories won by people who think renting an apartment shouldn’t come at the cost of, say, food. Show More Summary

These Councillors Effectively Killed Ranked Ballots in Toronto

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

These incumbents say the status quo works just fine, thank you very much. An effort led by rookie councillor Justin Di Ciano successfully reversed council’s 2013 decision on ranked ballots. Seven councillors changed their vote. Clockwise...Show More Summary

Steak-Dropping Hotel Restaurant Maggie Oakes Misfires For A Critic

And Thierry Daraize finds a solid prix-fixe brunch La Presse critic Marie-Claude Lortie is the first to visit the Antonopoulos Group’s latest, Maggie Oakes, which opened this summer as the restaurant accompaniment to the William Gray hotel with Top Chef alumni Derek Bocking in the kitchen. Show More Summary

Where to Eat on New Year's Eve in Montreal

Au revoir 2016. Why not say goodbye to the old and hello to the new on the right foot? This year’s offerings for New Year’s Eve in Montreal are chock full of options, from pleasant brunches and sharing menus to raucous parties bursting...Show More Summary

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