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Extra, Extra: Toronto Cheese Thieves Caught in the Act, David Price Approves, Torontonians Fight Against Islamophobia

9 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Three men have been apprehended this morning for the most un-brie-levable crime: a cheese heist. The men stole a tractor trailer “loaded” with cheese near Hwy 7 and Vaughn Valley Blvd. around 1:40 a.m. this morning. They […]

The #HotlineBlingBooth is Extremely Awkward

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In which we dance in the #HotlineBlingBooth so you don't have to The faint echos of Hotline Bling can be heard immediately upon entering the ACC: the Hotline Bling Booth awaits. The booth is a makeshift version of the setting of Drake’s now infamous music video for his hit single. Show More Summary

From Raqqa to Roncesvalles: Toronto Gets Ready to Welcome Syrian Refugees

13 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Community organizations in Toronto rally in support of refugees. With the Canadian government extending their end of year deadline to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees, Torontonians are taking matters into their own hands. All across the city, individuals, institutions, and community organizations are coming together to raise money and donate clothing. Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Maylee Todd, Allie

15 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

#ICYMI, a roundup of noteworthy musical happenings in the city some call The 6. Maylee Todd: The initial thing that strikes you about Toronto-based singer-songwriter and creative powerhouse Minae Omi, the danceable number pops with assorted synths and keys. Allie: When it comes to R&B-oriented sounds, there is a tendency for the genre to take […]

Fan Initiative Attempts to Convince David Price to Stay a Jay

16 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Thousands of fans are adding their own personal pledges to a hypothetical Price-Jays contract, and they're pretty ridiculous. Jays fans desperate to see ace pitcher David Price re-sign with the Blue Jays for the 2016 season are willing to do just about anything to see him stick around. Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 25, 2015

17 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: Grenadier Pond may see lift of ice skating ban, @norm wants more Toronto signs, and Toronto's first snowfall causes several collisions across the city. The city may remove a ban on ice skating on High Park’s Grenadier Pond following a unanimous vote by the Parks and Environment Committee Monday morning. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Fort York Bridge At Last, Purpose-Built Rental Developments Spike, and a Police Dog Survives a Machete Attack

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In 2017, Fort York will finally get a we so excited. Remember when it seemed like nobody was developing attacked with a machete on the job today. Police officers showed up at a North York home to […]

Late Company Arrives, and Not a Moment Too Soon

The final play in The Theatre Centre's November Ticket triptych is its most intimate look at grief and loss–and the most optimistic. 1115 Queen Street West) November 19 – 29 $25-$30 In a jam-packed month for Toronto theatre, the Theatre...Show More Summary

Music Schooled in Racism, Power + Privilege 101

Tonight, Hooded Fang's April Aliermo hosts a PWYC panel discussion on racism in music featuring Fucked Up's Damian Abraham and more. To say that power and privilege remain hot-button issues in the music community would be an understatement. Show More Summary

Front Page Challenge: November 24, 2015

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. After the gloomy front pages of Toronto’s main papers last week, the clouds have parted and Canada came across as a happier place this week, emanating the “sunnier, more optimistic tone” that Alberta Conservative MP Jason Kenney supposedly longs to achieve […]

Public Works: How to Make Parks More Accessible

The New York City parks department is soliciting suggestions from regular people on how to improve park borders 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: November 24, 2015

In the news: Canada anticipates the arrival of Syrian refugees, a social media group creates a "buddy system" for vulnerable travellers, and a Toronto web design company is under fire. With Prime Minister Trudeau’s promise to bring in...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Doo Doo the Clown New City Hero, Expected TTC Fare Hike, Toronto Ranks First for Youth Employment Opportunities

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Toronto has a new hero: Doo Doo the Clown. On Sunday afternoon, a man was seen “rampaging” down Front Street, accosting pedestrians and jumping onto the hoods of cars. Shane Farberman—otherwise known by his clowning alias, Doo […]

The Changing Face of George Street

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A half-billion dollar project could dramatically change one of Toronto's oldest and neediest streets, and local advocates want to make sure it's done right. A half-billion dollar revitalization of one of Toronto’s most blighted streets...Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: In Jackson Heights, Crimson Peak, The Assassin

2 days 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 one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the United States, a bloated gothic romance, and a stately martial arts drama. In Jackson Heights Directed by Frederick Wiseman Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 […]

Bloordale Artist Looks for Just the Facts

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What happens when you put out a neighbourhood "factbox" to collect interesting tidbits? Did you know that a deaf athlete invented the football huddle? Shari Kasman did not until someone scrawled that tidbit on a piece of paper and left it in the cardboard box she puts in front of her Bloordale Village house. Show More Summary

Televisualist: The Inferior Thanksgiving

2 days 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 Turner Classic airs Being There, the 1979 Peter Sellers movie that was his last great film before his death. Fun fact: when he died, he left […]

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