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Public Works: Come See Toronto’s Not-So Famous Sights

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Amsterdam's marketing pros want more tourists to visit the outer reaches the city's greater metropolitan area. 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

Newsstand: March 31, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

If there is one thing to be gleaned from today's headlines, it's that if people ran their personal finances in the same way that governments ran theirs, most of us would either be destitute or in jail. In the news: the provincial government...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: York Classes Could Resume, a School Trustee Is Out, and Tower Renewal

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. York University TAs could be back as early as Wednesday if the latest tentative agreement is ratified by members of CUPE 3903. Tutorials and many classes have been shut down since March 3, leaving first-year keeners not […]

Rep Cinema This Week: A Separation, The Babadook, and Selma

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: Asghar Farhadi’s elegant human drama about class and religion in contemporary Iran, Jennifer Kent’s creepy horror debut, and Ava DuVernay’s timely look at the march from Selma to Washington. Show More Summary

Police Chief’s Carding Rules Ignore Board Demands

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We look at the civilian police board's requested carding reforms, and what the police have actually delivered. In perhaps his final major announcement as Toronto’s police chief, Bill Blair unveiled a draft of new procedures on police carding on Friday. Show More Summary

Poll Position: Surprising to No One, the People Want Their Grocery Store Beer and Wine

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

But wine buyers are still most likely to buy from LCBO, the poll finds. “Are Ontario adults on-board with buying beer and wine in grocery stores?” Yes: 64%  No: 30%  No Opinion: 6%  Poll taken: March 26, 2015 Sample size: 881  Methodology: Interactive...Show More Summary

Televisualist: Judging Your Sock Drawer

2 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 The WWE Monday Night RAW the night after WrestleMania is generally considered to be the best episode, or at least the most interesting, of any given […]

Newsstand: March 30, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Happy Monday! Here's some news to get you out of bed this morning: York University might be on the road to ending its strike, new homeless shelters are planned for the city (kind of), and Earth Hour was less well-observed than usual....Show More Summary

Historicist: Sticky Business

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Peter R. Lamb and Co. glue factory generates a big stink. “The offensive odours which are wafted into the Necropolis from Lamb’s glue factory are so powerful that they drive people out of the graveyard.” So claimed an item that ran in the Globe on June 21, 1880, typical of the increasing public complaints about the factory. The factory in question was the Peter R. Lamb […]

Weekend Newsstand: March 28, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

On this beautiful weekend morning, here is some not-so-beautiful news: new guidelines for the police carding policy are not winning over critics, Toronto's housing market is still outrageously expensive, and John Tory ran the most expensive mayoral campaign in the city's history. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Drake Attire, a Construction Tragedy, and a Children’s Aid Ruling

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In today’s Drake news, the Degrassi star-turned hip hop sensation launched a clothing line in collaboration with the Raptors. Sadly, there are no branded lint rollers to go along with the merchandise. Tragically, two men died at […]

Hero and Villain of the Week: March 27

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every week, Toronto is filled with Heroes and Villains. These are their stories. Hero of the Week: Fiona Crean Fiona Crean announced this week that she would be stepping down from her role as the city’s ombudsman at the end of her term in November. As the city’s watchdog, Crean has spent the past five […]

The Big Five: March 27–29

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. 1) That Guy Dick Miller with Dick and Lainie Miller Q&A?? Carlton Cinema (585 Carlton Street)? March 27, 7:00 p.m. (with A Bucket of Blood) and March 28, 7:00 p.m. […]

Odysseo‘s Super Horsies

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An exhaustive peek at the show's four-legged stars, NEIGHsayers be damned. Cavalia: Odysseo 383 Lakeshore Boulevard East April 8–April 26 $34.50 to $264.50 Cavalia’s Odysseo is back after last galloping through town in 2012. We got a...Show More Summary

Next Station: The Resurrection of Christ

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Soulpepper Theatre prepares for Easter with The Gospel According to Mark and Subway Stations of the Cross. The Gospel According to Mark Subway Stations of the Cross Young Centre for the Performing Arts (50 Tank House Lane) Gospel runs...Show More Summary

Vandalist: Evolution

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From regular cat to SUPER CAT BY: Becky Ip and Ryan Ringer LOCATION: Bloor and Dufferin PHOTOS BY: Becky Ip FIELD NOTES: One of our favourite things about graffiti is how it evolves over time. It almost feels organic, the way a piece can transform from one day to the next. Just over a month ago we featured an adorable kitty […]

Newsstand: March 27, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news this morning: the U of T strike has ended, the Sunshine List comes out today, and drug testing may soon be increasing for TTC workers. After a vote last night, University of Toronto employees represented by CUPE 3902 Unit...Show More Summary

Daniels Unveils $700 Million East Bayfront Development

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Daniels Corporation reveals their plans for a massive mixed-use waterfront development. Another mega-project is about to make a splash on Toronto’s waterfront. In a press conference on Thursday, Daniels Corporation unveiled its plans for a $700 million mixed-use development at the site that used to house the massive nightclub the Guvernment. Show More Summary

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