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The Torontoist Week in Review

10 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A lot happens in the course of a workweek. Here’s a look back at the top stories from the past five days that you might have missed, or might care to revisit. TCHC Denied Lower Mortgage Rates by Crown Corporation “The Toronto Community Housing Corporation is asking its main mortgage lender, the Canada Mortgage and […]

Hero and Villain of the Week: Lois Lilienstein and the Budget-Makers

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every week, Toronto is filled with Heroes and Villains. These are their stories. Hero of the Week: Lois Lilienstein Few people get to do a job they love, have a positive impact on thousands of children (and parents), and leave an enviable legacy that can be summed up in one word. But then you have […]

“I’ll Sock You in the Goddamn Face”

12 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A New Documentary Shows How ABC Network Desperation Helped Cement the Legacies of William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal. In 1968, the struggling ABC news division hit upon a cost-effective way to compete with NBC and CBS’s exhaustive coverage of the Democratic and Republican conventions: hire ideological opposites William F. Show More Summary

The Big Five: April 24-27

13 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five. Tangled Arts Festival: Strange Beauty? 401 Richmond (401 Richmond St. W) April 24, 9:00 am – 7:00 p.m. April 25, 9:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ?Free. This collection of new […]

Unwined: A Little Glass (or Two) of Spring

15 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Unwined is your weekend guide to booze news and reviews you can use. The crummy, chilly weather we’ve been experiencing doesn’t mean we can’t put some spring in our glass. Unwined presents a few budget-friendly wines that are extremely versatile to pair with whatever you plan on eating this weekend. 2013 Cave Spring Estate Bottled […]

Vandalist: Rules of the Road

17 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Let's put the brakes on sexual harassment BY: Unknown LOCATION: Kensington Market PHOTOS BY: Martin Reis FIELD NOTES: This is the second time in a month that we’ve featured street art about public sexual harassment. A funny thing we noticed in the comments last time was the common opinion that the onus should have been on the victim to stop the harassment […]

Glad Hand: Lost in the Shuffle

18 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s weekly political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb.

Remembering the Armenian Genocide 100 Years Later

19 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Despite overwhelming evidence of the atrocity, some Turkish groups oppose commemoration, creating local battles over who gets to define history--even in Toronto. On August 22, 1939, eight days before he gave the go ahead to invade Poland, Adolf Hitler gave a speech about his intentions and how he would reach his goals. Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 24, 2015

19 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

If it snows again today, let's all move to Miami. In the news: a lying police officer, budgetary finagling, and finally a couple breaks for students on financial assistance. A Superior Court judge has said a Peel police officer “misled”...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Liberal Budget Allocates $49.8 Billion for GTHA Transit, and a Farewell to Lois

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The Liberal government has announced a plan to invest $49.8 billion in Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area public transit, bridges, and highways over the next decade. The budget that was unveiled today also formalized the sale of […]

Don’t call the cops: The Gladstone Hotel hosts four days of nature-inspired art

Back for a third year, Grow Op invites urbanites consider the interaction between natural and built environments. The Gladstone Hotel’s Grow Op is back and, no, there’s nothing illegal about it. The third iteration of this annual multi-disciplinary...Show More Summary

Hot Docs is Here

From excavations of comedy history to a glance at political rivalries, we give you some of our most hotly anticipated picks for the 2015 festival. Hot Docs, North America’s premiere festival of documentary cinema, begins tonight. We’ve rounded up some of the films we’re most anxious about watching. Show More Summary

I Want Your Job: Samridhi Kundra, Jane’s Walk School Edition Coordinator

Asked to name a urban hero, Samridhi Kundra says, “Can I pick Jane Jacobs? I like her idea her about everyone being involved. She seems like a cool person.” For Kundra, it’s an easy choice: she’s the School Editions Coordinator at Jane’s Walk. Since 2007, the Toronto-based organization has paid homage to the respected urbanist […]

Photoist: GBH- Great Blue Heron

Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Newsstand: April 23, 2015

Missing OCAD student Asmaa Bana has been found safe and sound at a Tim Hortons. The last reported sighting of the 20-year-old student had been Monday afternoon at school. Police were concerned to discover, at the time, that her social media accounts had been deactivated. In May, city councillors will be asked to approve an […]

Extra, Extra: The Raccoons Song You Always Needed, Chasing the UPX, and Analyzing the Federal Budget

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. For all of our robot or raccoon-loving friends out there, the Cybertronic Spree uploaded a video of them performing “Run With Us,” the theme song from the great Canadian 80s cartoon The Raccoons. The band performed the […]

Deputy Mayor Wonders Why He Was Blocked on Twitter by the Chief Planner

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Helpful as always, we aid Denzil Minnan-Wong in solving this mystery. This morning, Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34, Don Valley East) took to Twitter to ask an urgent question, one that would definitely receive the appropriate attention. Show More Summary

Sex-ist: Going Deep at the Feminist Porn Awards

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Each month, Sex-ist looks at topics relating to sex and sexuality in and around the GTA. “Imagine a woman. She’s blonde, wearing a skintight dress. Breasts the size of watermelons.” Erika Lust is on stage at the Royal Cinema, kicking off the 2015 Feminist Porn Awards. Lust, who looks like a teenaged babysitter in her […]

Vintage Toronto Ads: Wexford Restaurant

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Cracking eggs and squeezing oranges for nearly 60 years in Scarborough. When the Kiriakou family took over the Wexford Restaurant in May 1958, they likely had little idea that nearly 60 years later a sign in their parking would proudly boast about the billions of eggs cracked and oranges juiced. Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Jully Black, Jazz Cartier, Pluto

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

#ICYMI, a roundup of noteworthy musical happenings in the city some call The 6. Jully’s Back: Long touted as Canada’s queen of R&B, Jully Black arrives back on the scene as a “100% independent artist” on a serious grind. On the heels of “Fever”—the first single from her upcoming album tentatively titled “Jully Black the […]

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