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The Big Five: June 12-14

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. Taddle Creek Summer Launch? Jet Fuel Coffee Shop (519 Parliament Street) June 12, 8:30 p.m. Free admission. If loving Taddle Creek magazine is wrong, we don’t want to be right. […]

Inherent Weisse: A Question of Quality

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

June 12-21: Ontario Craft Beer Week has officially launched! From the June 12 to the June 21, beer events will be happening all over the province. For Toronto folks, certainly one event that shouldn’t be missed is Session Toronto, featuring a huge number of Ontario beers on tap along with entertainment and “Collaboration Nation”, in […]

Newsstand: June 12, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Gardiner debate is over and it looks like Mayor Tory's so-called hybrid option of maintaining the expressway is in the cards for our future. That, plus a little tow truck drama and poutine restaurant expansion, round off your Friday morning news. Show More Summary

Vandalist: Welcome Back, Waxhead

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An art reunion with a once-local favourite. BY: Waxhead LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Bella Manu FIELD NOTES: We love it when graffiti artists visit us from afar and we’re thrilled to have this mural from the amazingly-talented Montreal-based artist Waxhead. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: TCDSB Trustees Call for a Delay to New Sex Ed Curriculum, Fiona Crean is Honoured, and Pan Am Executives Are Richer Than Us

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Catholic school trustees Angela Kennedy and Garry Tanuan have called for a one-year delay on Ontario’s new sex ed curriculum. The proposed curriculum, they claim, contradicts ideals of the Catholic faith and provides no context for sexuality […]

A Look at Glad Hand Over the Years

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For five years, Brett Lamb has provided us with Glad Hand, our weekly political cartoon. Last week, we said goodbye to our good friend, who has retired his drawing implements (for now, anyway). We took a look back at some of our favourite panels from over the years. Glad Hand, you’ll be truly missed.

Reel Toronto: Martin & Lewis

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The rise and fall of Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin is recreated on the streets of Toronto. 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

Sex—and Self-Loathing—are Just a Mouse Click Away

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Cliff Cardinal’s Stitch finds both comedy and tragedy in the out-of-control life of an internet porn star. Stitch Aki Studio (Daniels Spectrum) (585 Dundas Street East) Runs to June 14 $15 – $25 If there was a Dora Award for Best Simulated Self-Mutilation by an Actress, Georgina Beaty would be this season’s hands-down winner. Show More Summary

Shadows of Pompeii

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The ROM explores life in Pompeii before it was buried under the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queen’s Park) June 13, 2015 to January 3, 2016 $28 adult admisssion The cloud first appeared in Pompeii in the early afternoon. Show More Summary

Newsstand: June 11, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's Thursday, and we've finally endured our first melodramatic summer storm. Good job, us! Today in the news we have a court challenge against the Toronto Police, a fatal hit-and-run and, of course, more on that wacky storm. A 23-year-old woman is in police custody following a hit-and-run that resulted in the death of a cyclist early this morning. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Evan Solomon Fired From CBC, City Councillors Vote on Fate of the Gardiner, and Pride Parade Denies Men’s Rights Group’s Application to March

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. This morning, city councillors took to Toronto City Hall to discuss future plans for the fate of the Gardiner Expressway. A letter signed by more than 80 prominent citizens—including former mayors David Crombie and John Sewell, and […]

Skyjacked Signs Off

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We bid farewell to the city's sky-highest Twitter account. Rob Mac, better known as @Skyjacked793 or “the man who tweeted photos of a raccoon atop a sky crane,” has just announced his resignation as crane operator, bringing an end to photographs from new heights. In a Twitter post made late Tuesday night, Mac said, “As it turns out @jeffkearns you saw my last lift […]

Live Blog: Council Debates the East Gardiner

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It’s another big debate at City Hall, so it’s time for another live blog! Council will decide the future of the Gardiner east of Jarvis, with two main options: The so-called hybrid option, which will mostly rebuild the east Gardiner as-is, and add two off-ramps by Cherry Street. The long-term cost is $919 million, it […]

Anything You Can Do, We Can Do Better

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In its final week, Analogue Gallery's Women in Rock exhibition digs into women's influence in the music industry. “I want to be around a really long time. I want to be a thorn in the side of everything as long as possible.” – Patti Smith...Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: Black’s

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A look back at the photography retailer, which will shut down in August. “Black’s is Photography.” Or at least it was until yesterday, when Telus announced that it will shut the chain’s 59 remaining stores by August 8. A spokesperson...Show More Summary

City Council Preview: June 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In which we highlight key items from the month’s city council meeting, and let you know how you can follow along. It’s the biggest test of John Tory’s mayoralty, and the future of the east Gardiner hangs in the balance. Only six months into his term, the mayor faces the prospect of losing a major […]

Newsstand: June 10, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The week is halfway done! Hurrah if it's a bad one, and boo if it's a good one. In the news: CBC's Evan Solomon faces a scandal, Toronto's favourite crane operator resigns, and it's Gardiner decision day. Another day, another fallen CBC star. Show More Summary

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