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Glad Hand: Refining Your Technique

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Glad Hand is Torontoist’s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.

Newsstand: August 14, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Just in case you were wondering, there are 38 days left in summer. In the news: Joe Pennachetti says that Toronto has never been on the edge of a fiscal cliff, University Avenue might be ceremonially renamed to honour Nelson Mandela, a mattress fire at the old Jilly's building, and a Toronto-bound plane makes an emergency landing in Ottawa. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: August 14, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: an old-timey Paris cabaret, and sailing in to the cinema. Performing Arts: Attention all anachronists and romantics! We’ve come across a simple way to get you to old-timey Paris, so you can quit working on that time machine. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: New Subway Platforms, Historical CNE Highlights, and Pooping Barn Swallows

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. As of Monday, Union Station will boast not one, but two subway platforms: construction on the station’s new second platform is now complete, and soon Yonge-line riders and University-line riders will be able to head down their […]

Food at the CNE: What You Should Eat and What You Should Probably Avoid

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Ex has unveiled its newest culinary concoctions. Here's the scouting report on the the must-haves and must-avoids on this year's menu. They’re here. Today, the new foods of this year’s Canadian National Exhibition were revealed. Swoon at the bacon. Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Stigmata, by Tre Mission

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto producer Tre Mission took his talents to the U.K. and came back with a fresh perspective on Canadian hip-hop. After wearing the hell out of the “next big thing,” 22-year-old Tre Mission drops a full-length project, Stigmata, which follows his well-received debut, last year’s Malmaison. Show More Summary

Doug Ford Publicly Apologizes to Chief Bill Blair

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Councillor retracts his statements about Blair and alleged information leaks from the police after Blair files defamation suit against him. Two days after Chief Bill Blair filed a defamation notice against Councillor Doug Ford (WardShow More Summary

I Want Your Job: Michael Smith, Pastry Professor

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto baking instructor talks foodie trends, carnival confectionery, and the architecture of cakes. The Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts is an unexpectedly sweet wonderland hidden away on an industrial stretch of Caledonia Road. Show More Summary

What Mayoral Candidates Want to Know About Art

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In a twist on the traditional election debate, cultural leaders took questions from mayoral candidates about art's place in the city. The Toronto mayoral election is more than two months away, but voters have already had ample opportunity...Show More Summary

Newsstand: August 13, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Rare panda triplets were recently born in China, and the first photos of them just became available yesterday. Man, are they ever ugly babies! Seriously, they are not cute. In the news: Baldwin Street is left in tatters due to the construction...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: August 13, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: shocking educational films, the madness of Stratford, and a comedic launch. Film: Many horror fans can recall the first time they encountered the genre, and how it affected their lives. But chances are that our first tastes of gore and terror came from the most unassuming and well-meaning sources. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Rob Ford on Transit and Unemployment, West Nile Mosquitoes, and Bike-Lane Flexi-Posts

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Are you unemployed? Do you use public transit? If you answered “yes” to both those questions, then one of your answers was incorrect. In a press conference today during which he discussed respect for taxpayers, Mayor Rob […]

Stratford Festival Roundup: We’re Crazy in Love With These Shows

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The 2014 Stratford Festival looks at many different kinds of madness—and you'd be crazy to miss it. Only about two hours away from Toronto, madness is infiltrating the town of Stratford, Ontario—but fortunately, it’s the kind that produces delightful results. Show More Summary

Postering the Canadian National Exhibition

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From kitschy nostalgia to Group of Seven artwork, a look back at more than a century of CNE posters. Flipping through more than a century of posters and program covers at the Canadian National Exhibition Archives gives a sense of the...Show More Summary

Chief Bill Blair Files Defamation Notice Against Doug Ford

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Action comes in response to Ford's allegations that Blair leaked information about a criminal case involving the mayor. Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair has served Councillor Doug Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) with a defamation notice. Show More Summary

SummerWorks 2014: Best Bets for Theatre

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Wondering what to check out at the festival? We review some of this year's can't-miss performances. The SummerWorks Performance Festival is in full swing, and Torontoist reviewers have been busily taking in the festival’s offerings since it opened last week. Show More Summary

Public Works: Growing Fresh Food at the Ballpark

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The San Francisco Giants have built an urban farm in their stadium to teach kids about nutrition and provide fans with healthy snacks. 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: August 12, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

O CAPTAIN! My Captain! Our fearful trip is done. Robin Williams, you will be missed. In the news: No bombs at City Hall, a possible ban on e-cigarettes, the CNE improves food safety regulations, and the Shangri-La prohibits balcony use due to falling glass. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: August 12, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: visit the Forbidden City, explore Anishinaabe art, and enjoy free yoga and tai chi. Ongoing… Art: If The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors has a mascot, it’s Emperor Yongzheng. The image of...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Drake Costs Raptors Money, Mikey Ford’s Campaigning, and Bus Shelters We Really Like

3 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 Drake may have cost the Raptors some money—US$25,000, to be exact. While on stage at a recent concert, Drake urged Kevin Durant to join the Raptors—and as the musician is also global ambassador for the […]

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