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What It’s Like to be Queer and Latinx During Pride

1 hour agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the aftermath of the Orlando shooting, five LGBTQ Torontonians discuss ethnicity and pride. Politicians, celebrities, and even some in LGBTQ communities claimed the Orlando shooting could have happened to anyone as if it was a random attack. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Trans March Has Evolved

1 hour agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The resilient history behind a march only seven years old. This year ushers in renewed hope for transgender legislation with Bill C-16 offering trans protections. It’s also the first year since the Trans March began that Pride Toronto’s proposed route has not been met with frustration or fear from its original organizers. Show More Summary

White Squirrel Found Dead Near Trinity Bellwoods, Twitter Will Help City Officials Make Decisions, and Pride Sausage

16 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The unofficial mascot of Trinity-Bellwoods, the famed white squirrel, was found dead on the sidewalk near the park. It’s a sad story,...Show More Summary

Exhibiting Lawren Harris

19 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With the opening this weekend of a major show spotlighting the Group of Seven member, a look at the first retrospective exhibition of his work in 1948. Lawren Harris has long drawn attention to the Art Gallery of Ontario. While The Idea...Show More Summary

Stories Behind the 2016 Toronto AIDS Candlelight Vigil

19 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Why these Torontonians are attending and remembering. Jesse, Maggie, Michael—these were just some of the names the hundreds gathered in Barbara Hall Park uttered last night for a sombre roll call of those they’ve known who have died from HIV/AIDS. Show More Summary

I Want Your Job: Karlene Williams-Clarke, LGBTQ Resettler

19 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

She helps at-risk members of the global queer community get new starts in safe havens. In her day job, Karlene Williams-Clarke is the LGBT Newcomer Community Services Coordinator at The 519 community centre. But in her off-hours, she extends her reach a little further. Show More Summary

TTC Chair Talks Privacy, Councillors’ Text and Email Habits with the FOI Raccoon

21 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Josh Colle discusses our FOI request, which he calls "invasive." When TTC Chair Josh Colle (Ward 15, Eglinton-Lawrence) received a recent freedom-of-information request from Torontoist, his first thought was, “That was a bit invasive.” Then he called me to talk about it. Show More Summary

Where Queer as Folk’s First Season Was Filmed in Toronto

21 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

You're not in Pittsburgh anymore. 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. The post Where Queer as Folk’s First Season Was Filmed in Toronto appeared first on Torontoist.

Pride Must Be Political

21 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our mayor has called for Pride to be less political. I am calling for the opposite. Pride isn’t for people with bodies and wallets like mine. I say this knowing that I’m not old enough to have screamed “Fuck you, 52” at police after the bathhouse raids. Show More Summary

Meet Alexander Wood, the Pioneer of Toronto’s Gay Village

Delving into the complicated history of a man who helped found the Church-Wellesley Village. At the corner of Church and Alexander stands an two-and-a-half-metre-tall bronze statue of Alexander Wood, the early Canadian merchant who owned much of the surrounding land that has since become the Church-Wellesley Village. Show More Summary

Both Capybaras Captured, No One Knows Where to Sell Legal Weed, and Rick Mercer’s Plane Ticket

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. After more than a month, both capybaras have been caught, and are about to be reunited at the High Park Zoo. While the first capybara...Show More Summary

John Tory is Lying About the Scarborough Subway

We break the mayor's latest op-ed down, line by line. John Tory’s greatest power as a politician is his veneer of respectability and reasonableness. No matter how irresponsible a position Tory takes, he is masterful at presenting himself as someone who has considered all positions and chosen the most moderate and reasoned course. Show More Summary

Photoist: Waiting for Pride

Anticipation 2016 The post Photoist: Waiting for Pride appeared first on Torontoist.

A Look Inside Honest Ed’s Months Before Closure

Sixty-eight years since its opening—and now near closing—the iconic Toronto shop still has dedicated customers. Ed Mirvish was surely honest with his thrifty prices at his iconic bargain centre. But after 68 years of living at the corner of Bloor and Bathurst, Honest Ed’s will be closing down for good by the end of the year. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered the Brexit Fallout

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. What a difference a few days make. Since the last edition of Front Page Challenge, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, a stunning...Show More Summary

A Look Back at the Origins of Photography in Toronto

In this book excerpt, a look at how photography has evolved in the city. Excerpted from Picturing Toronto: Photography and the Making of a Modern City by Sarah Bassnett, courtesy of McGill-Queen’s University Press. By the early twentieth...Show More Summary

How Torontonians are Modernizing the Mental Health Care System

Resources, like the City of Brains Project and 211, help those in the city get the help they need. Mark Freeman did what many of us do when he experienced mental health issues a few years back: he started looking online for help. InShow More Summary

The CN Tower Turns 40, Pot Shops Get An Unlikely Ally, and More Bike Share for Toronto

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Sunday marked the 40th birthday of the CN Tower. For four decades, the structure has stood proud as one of the tallest buildings in history,...Show More Summary

How Tegan and Sara are Queering Toronto’s Mainstream Pop Circuit

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The pop band is expanding its appeal to the masses. Exist in Toronto’s lesbian community long enough and you will become accustomed to all the usual tropes: that you will likely know your ex-girlfriend’s new girlfriend; that U-Hauling is a reality for many; that Canadian pop band Tegan and Sara are gay lady favourites. Show More Summary

I’m a Scarborough Resident and I Don’t Want a Subway

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's time for politicians to admit they're wrong about the Scarborough subway extension. It’s becoming painfully clear that Mayor Tory, MPP Brad Duguid, Councillor De Baeremaeker, and the rest of the pro-subway political class are not interested in building transit that serves Scarborough in any meaningful way. Show More Summary

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