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Liveblog: The 2015 Federal Election Debate

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We fact-check and analyze the federal election debate. Follow along for all your debate needs! With Canada’s longest election campaign since 1872 underway, it’s time for the first election debate of 2015. Hosted by Maclean’s and moderated...Show More Summary

A Guide to SummerWorks 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In time for this year's festival, we round up a few of the collaborations we're most interested in catching. Summertime in Toronto can feel like a hamster wheel of artistic programming, sometimes too overwhelming to even ponder. It’s...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: 416 Home Prices Go Up, Bonjour to Toronto’s Only French Bookstore, and Police Appeal to Drake in Musik Shooting

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. If you want to own a home in the city, you better get to buying—and fast. According to the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), prices of Toronto homes are climbing, with the average price of a detached […]

I Want Your Job: Ebonnie Rowe, Honey Jam Queen Bee

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We spoke with the founder of Honey Jam about local women in music, gangsta rap, and Nelly Furtado. The earworm of spring 2015 was undoubtably “Females Are Strong As Hell,” but Ebonnie Rowe already knew that. As the founder and executive director of Honey Jam, she’s been showcasing promising up-and-coming female music acts for the last twenty years. Show More Summary

TIFF Keeps Things Close To Home

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The festival announced its Canadian offerings, with a little help from John Tory. TIFF CEO Piers Handling and Artistic Director Cameron Bailey took to the stage of the Royal York Fairmont Hotel yesterday to unveil the now 40-year-old festival’s Canadian offerings as well as a slate of industry initiatives for burgeoning filmmakers. Show More Summary

Photoist: Toronto’s Striking St. Lawrence Hall and Home of Heritage Toronto

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto’s Striking St. Lawrence Hall and Home of Heritage Toronto by Vik Pahwa. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Reel Toronto: Suits—Season 4 (Part Two)

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In this edition of Reel Toronto, we slow down the fast-paced world of Suits to notice all those locations in the second half of season four. 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

Newsstand: August 6, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Happy first-debate-of-the-federal-election day! To distract you from what's really going to feel like an endless campaign, here's some news about a superstar architect collaboration on a local development, a library initiative, and a new #blacklivesmatter allegation against police. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Toronto’s New Storm Updates, the Doctors Are Out, and Evan Solomon Is Employed Again

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Toronto will now begin issuing water quality updates when storms and wet weather affect our Great Lake, which sometimes sees sewage spills in heavy storms. The decision came from a two-year-long legal application made by Lake Ontario […]

Sound Advice: PARTYNEXTDOOR, Tory Lanez, Devontée

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

#ICYMI, a roundup of noteworthy musical happenings in the city some call The 6. PARTYNEXTDOOR plays it cool: Late last month, OVO crooner PARTYNEXTDOOR dropped “Kehlani’s Freestyle,” which happens to be titled after the up-and-coming Oakland-based R&B singer Kehlani, his rumoured girlfriend. Since being given the Drake co-sign, the artist alternately known as PND has […]

Federal Election 101

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Your preliminary guide to what all those annoying ads are about. On Sunday morning of the long weekend, Prime Minister Stephen Harper went to the Governor General’s residence and requested to dissolve Canada’s 41st Parliament. With that...Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: Party Nomination Battles, 1926 Edition

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Conservatives experienced a nasty split in Toronto Northeast. The 1926 federal election campaign was going to be long and ugly. It was precipitated by a constitutional crisis, two brief minority governments, and a customs scandal involving bribery and booze. Show More Summary

Spotted: Protest Outside of the Consulate General of Jamaica

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

SPOTTED BY: Margaret Walker WHERE: Outside of the Consulate General of Jamaica, 303 Eglinton Ave. E. WHEN: Wednesday, August 5, approximately 12:30 p.m. WHAT: A crowd took to the outside of the Consulate General of Jamaica calling for a repeal of Jamaica’s “buggery” laws, which outlaw homosexual conduct. With a rendition of Jamaica’s national anthem […]

Photoist: One Note

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

One Note by Mariela Avila. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Newsstand: August 5, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Stop fighting over the office thermostat and start fighting over the news! There's a new Scarborough transit poll, a Chinese restaurant chain appears to be a very bad employer, and rooming-house battles rage on. A plurality of Torontonians...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: YouTubers Get A New Space, Shaun Chen Resigns TDSB Chair Position, and Chris Hyndman Has Been Found Dead

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Canadian YouTube stars will soon have their very own space to create top-of-the-line videos. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced Canada’s very first YouTube Space, an area for content creators with at least 5,000 to 10,000 subscribers and no current copyright strikes or Terms of Service violations to work with professional-level gear, as well as network […]

Scene: Caribana 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Scenes from the country's best Caribbean party. WHERE: Exhibition Place & Lakeshore Boulevard, 15 Saskatchewan Road WHEN: Saturday, August 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. WHAT: This Saturday marked Toronto’s 47th annual Caribana Festival. Show More Summary

New Life for an Old Space on King and Spadina

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Taken over by a tech company, the former Global Village Backpackers building gets a heritage-conscious revamp. The Konrad Group, a multi-city technology innovation company, is taking over the iconic historical building at the northwest corner of King and Spadina with BrainStation, a digital-technology education business. Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Dead Ringers, Porch Stories

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: Steven Spielberg’s family classic, David Cronenberg’s tragic psycho-drama about twin gynaecologists, and Sarah Goodman’s Toronto-set comedy-drama. Show More Summary

Photoist: Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival 2015 by BruceK. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

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