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How Toronto Reacted to the Dublin Easter Rising 100 Years Ago

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How a rebellion in Ireland raised the temperature on long-simmering tensions between Toronto’s Irish Catholics and Protestants. On April 25, 1916, Torontonians awoke to a Toronto Daily Star headline declaring that “IRISH REBELS HOLD PARTS OF CITY OF DUBLIN.” The news alarmed even the most war-weary. Show More Summary

Televisualist: Spies Like Us

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Poor Will Arnett. 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 Containment is...Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 25, 2016

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: Beyoncé's latest visual album is out, Drake stopped by a pop-up shop, housing prices are still going up, and a school board trustee may have used her office to get her kid higher grades. First and foremost, let us take a moment to note that Beyoncé’s sixth album dropped over the weekend. Show More Summary

Historicist: The Molar Maulers

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A team of dentists and dental students reached the peak of the hockey world in 1917. In the early decades of the 20th century, professional ice hockey leagues were still struggling to establish themselves, as many Canadians felt hockey should remain an amateur affair. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: April 23, 2016

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news today: Toronto-specific microbes, John Tory is excluding BLMTO from a meeting, a worker dies at Pearson, and Urbancorp is restructuring. New research suggests cities have their own microbial signature—which is to say, bacteria and fungi in a specific urban area blend in a way unique to that location. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: TTC CEO Andy Byford on the Latest Bombardier Streetcar Delay

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Bombardier is delivering streetcars like your unreliable friend who owes you money. “At the time of writing, I am unable to confirm a delivery schedule, but it is evident that Bombardier will not hit the four vehicles per month thatShow More Summary

How to Read Ontario Wine Labels

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What do all those terms mean? Now that you can confidently purchase a bottle of Canadian wine thanks to Canadian Wine 101, it’s time to get deeper into the bottle. Wine labels can be fairly confusing to read if you’re new to wine, as the industry comes with its own jargon and standards. Show More Summary

Why an Ottawa Lawyer Filed a Human Rights Complaint About an East Toronto Tabloid

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Lodged against Canada Post and the Canadian government, the complaint aims to stop the delivery of Your Ward News. Anti-Semitic, racist, homophobic, sexist: these are just a few of the ways a formal complaint filed against the Canada Post and the Canadian government describes Your Ward News. Show More Summary

Here’s What it Takes To Keep a Record Store Alive in Toronto

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Three local shops on the different ways to approach selling vinyl. This past Saturday, vinyl-heads around the world could be found sifting through bins of discounted records for Record Store Day 2016. Toronto’s record stores celebrated the annual event with a combination of in-store sales and performances. Show More Summary

This Art Brings Sesame Street to the Beach

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Bert is the Word. BY: Unknown LOCATION: The Beach PHOTO BY: Elsie Nisonen FIELD NOTES: It is a sunny day, the clouds are being swept away, and the spring air sure is sweet. This graffiti-covered concrete might not be the best place to...Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 22, 2016

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This morning's news involves police being terrible in many, many ways: the RCMP wants to compel two men to stay in the country despite not having charged them with anything; police need to stop killing people with mental illness; and...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Torontonians Prioritize Relief Line, Restaurant Opens City’s First Selfie Room, and Puppy Stolen at Gunpoint Goes Home

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Torontonians want a Downtown Relief Line, and believe it should be built ahead of the Scarborough subway extension and Mayor John Tory’s SmartTrack, according to a new poll. Show More Summary

Toronto University Students Spend Way Too Much Time in Transit

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A new report finds students spend two or more hours commuting to class. During my first year at Ryerson University, I lived in residence. I was lucky to get in—because the school has just three res buildings, with a total of 850 rooms, only the students who live farthest from campus are accepted. Show More Summary

Musician Prince Has Died

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

He was 57. A photo posted by PRINCESTAGRAM (@prince) on Feb 13, 2016 at 7:22pm PST Grammy-award-winning musician Prince has died in his Minnesota home, reports say. He was 57. The singer was reportedly battling a flu. He’s best known for his monster hits, over-the-top fashion sense, and wide vocal range. Show More Summary

Canada Has a Black Incarceration Problem

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

There are 70 per cent more Black Canadians in federal prison than there were 10 years ago. What are we doing about it? Last month, federal prison watchdog Howard Sapers presented his annual report in Parliament detailing the demographics and conditions within our federal prisons. Show More Summary

This Public Art Installation Packs Canada’s History into Stamps

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The postmaster lives on. ArtVenturist looks at the public art that fills the city around us. BY: Joanne Tod and Jon Reed LOCATION: 234 Adelaide Street East INSTALLATION: 2011 Return to Centre is a clever and insightful take on urban wayfinding, unexpectedly directing passers by to the First Post Office while packing in an abridged history of Canada. Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 21, 2016

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: Yonge-Dundas Square gets lit, TTC approves random drug testing, Toronto is cultured in fruit, and 17 going on 30. It was a hazy day at Yonge-Dundas Square Wednesday as hundreds gathered to celebrate in the name of cannabis. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Dirty Subway Cars, Canadian Reality Show Lawsuit, and Cop Blames End of Carding for Homicides

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. If you’ve ever thought the Bloor-Danforth subway cars look grimier than your average filthy TTC train, you’re actually right. Transit...Show More Summary

That Time Christie Blatchford Ate Only Bananas for a Week—for Journalism

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This shit is bananas. While most reporters aspire to focus on hard-hitting stories that strike a deep nerve with their readers, sometimes, especially early in their careers, they wind up with the fluffy stuff. Some days, you cover crime...Show More Summary

Shows That Make You Ask: What If and WTF?

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The New York musical If/Then and the German comedy Das Ding provoke speculation, laughs, and disappointment. If/Then Princess of Wales Theatre (300 King Street West) Runs to May 8 Tickets: $35 – $130 Das Ding (The Thing) Berkeley Street...Show More Summary

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