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What We Loved (and Didn’t Love) at Nuit Blanche 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Some reflections on the highlights and lowlights of Saturday's all-night contemporary art party. This past Saturday night saw the ninth annual Nuit Blanche. This might be news to you if (a) you are just getting back from a long tripShow More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: Out of Mind, Out of Sight; Magic in the Moonlight; and 20,000 Days on Earth

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: an absorbing documentary about treating violent mental health patients, a dark Woody Allen comedy about magic, and an offbeat take on the life of songster Nick Cave. Out of Mind, Out of Sight Directed by John […]

Televisualist: Seeing Dead

3 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 In preparation for the season premiere of The Walking Dead, AMC is—once again—doing a marathon of the show from the first episode, in preparation for their […]

Postmedia Buys Sun Media’s English Newspapers

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The $316-million purchase includes flagship publication the Toronto Sun. The Postmedia Network announced today that it will acquire Sun Media’s English-language newspapers and speciality publications—175 in all—including its flagship daily, the Toronto Sun. Show More Summary

John Tory’s Board of Trade Speech: Speaking a Lot, Saying Very Little

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We tried to fact-check John Tory's latest major speech. He made it difficult, and not in a good way. Here is the thing about John Tory: he has gotten much better at political rhetoric over the course of this campaign, and is now, in fact, much than at it than he’s been at any point in his career. Show More Summary

Newsstand: October 6, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Dr. Stephen Scherer of Sick Kids Hospital didn't win the Nobel Prize in medicine, announced today, but he's still accomplished more than most of us ever will. In the news: a new world poutine-eating champ was crowned Saturday, Doug Ford...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: October 6, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: reading poetry and prose, and discussing contemporary art. Books: The Rowers Reading Series kicks off its eighth season in a new venue and with a new slate of readers. For its season opener, host Heather Wood...Show More Summary

Historicist: The Great Fire of 1922

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto's peculiar, innovative relief efforts for the catastrophic fire in the Temiskaming District. When a wildfire devastated Temiskaming (or Timiskaming) District on October 4 and 5, 1922, destroying residences, schools, farms, homesteads,...Show More Summary

Newsstand: October 4, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Is everyone ready for some rainy public art? That's right, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche happens tonight! If you can stomach the crowds, it's a great way to pack a year's worth of modern art appreciation into one night. Here's some news before...Show More Summary

Weekend Planner: October 4-5, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In this Weekend Planner: Toronto's all-night art party, a Velveteen Rabbit ballet, and a haunted scavenger hunt. Dance: Remember how much you loved The Velveteen Rabbit as a child? Choreographer Kathleen Rea does—so much so that she’s turned the beloved story into a dance production with Ballet Jorgen. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Doug Ford’s Inaccuracies, Ford Conflicts of Interest, and Olivia Chow’s Campaign Platform

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. When Doug Ford appeared on CBC’s Metro Morning today, he revealed more than simply his affection for the word “disingenuous.” He also, according to the Star‘s “campaign lie detector,” said nine inaccurate things on subjects such as […]

Nuit Blanche 2014: How to See the Art Through All Those People

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Two programmers of Nuit Blanche talk about the real reason millions of people take to the street—the art. This year, 43 commissioned projects, 82 independent projects, and 5 projects made in collaboration with sponsors—that’s 130 in total for anyone who’s counting—will be unleashed across Toronto for the ninth annual Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. Show More Summary

Doug Ford: ‘”I love the Chinese community, and what I see is they love us too”

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Chinese community is not a homogenous blob of voters. When I heard mayoral candidate Doug Ford’s recent comments about the Chinese community, I found them, in the words of John Oliver, literally unbelievable—as in, I was pretty sure they weren’t based on any facts whatsoever. Show More Summary

Ten of Toronto’s Unique Heritage Achievements

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From Young People's Theatre to a historical atlas of Toronto—projects that preserve and promote the city’s rich history. Torontoist is pleased to be the media sponsor for the 40th annual Heritage Toronto Awards and William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture. Show More Summary

Vandalist: Contagious Smile

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We'd like to take a moment to reflect on this graffiti. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Bathurst and Wellington PHOTO BY: Martin Reis FIELD NOTES: They say that smiles are contagious—that if you give someone a smile, you’ll get one in return. While this hugely grinning face is somewhat isolated, thanks to a well-placed puddle, the smile is not alone. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: Doug Ford, on His Council Attendance Record

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Mayoral candidate tells the CBC that he works hard—and that he's absolutely not a bully. “You’re being disingenuous with the listeners … I worked 18 hours a day … Did I miss a few votes about maybe a stop sign? Or about extending a lunch or extending a speaking time? Yeah … I had one of the best attendance records for showing up, being there; I was out lobbying votes. […]

Newsstand: October 3, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Morgan the Great Dane, the world's tallest female dog and an Ontario resident, has died at six years old. Happy Friday? In the news today, and it doesn't get much better: a patient in the city is being tested for Ebola, racism plagues...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: October 3, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: comedy from the East Coast, a folk-rock choir, and an art show with pancakes and booze. Comedy: “There will be Donairs, There will be Screech, There will be Acadians”—and also a great many former Maritime performers now living here in Toronto—at the East Coast Comedy Night. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Denver’s LRT, Rob Ford the Porcupine, and a Mayoral Candidate Elitism Test

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. It seems Toronto could stand to pick up a thing or two from Denver, Colorado—namely, how to get business leaders, environmental lobbyists, and politicians together to create an impressive light rail system. Starting October 6, author Paul […]

TIFF Cinematheque Introduces Toronto to Late Godard

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

"Godard Forever: Part Two" spans the French filmmaker's post-1960s output, from his radical 1970s work to this year's Adieu au language. Weekend, Jean-Luc Godard’s capstone to his work in the 1960s, closes on a dark note worthy of the apocalyptic drama that precedes it. Show More Summary

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