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Extra, Extra: Missing Streetcars, Rising Rent, and Downsizing Darcys

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 TTC expects the fourth of its shiny new streetcars to be delivered next week, meaning the odds that your next trip on the 510 Spadina will be not entirely dreadful have slightly increased. The trouble is […]

Toronto Zoo’s Giraffes Have a New Place to Call Home

17 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Twiga and Mstari have taken up residence in the zoo's former elephant enclosure. How do you build a house for a giraffe? That sounds like a set-up line for a joke, but it was asked in all seriousness by managers at the Toronto Zoo last year. The existing giraffe house was one of the Zoo’s original wooden structures, dating back to 1974, and was due to for an […]

40 Years of Black Christmas

18 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Revisit one of horror's most iconic films this Saturday at the Royal. ‘Tis the season for spending time with loved ones, so Rue Morgue and Anchor Bay Entertainment are inviting you to gather your friends and get cozy in the warming glow of the Royal Cinema’s screen on Saturday, December 20. What sort of festive cheer are they offering? Well, with the help of the Blood in […]

I Want Your Job: Yvonne Bambrick, Urban Cycling Consultant

20 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

On advocacy, riding in winter, and building a city-wide cycling network. Yvonne Bambrick wears many hats. She’s a founding member of Pedestrian Sundays, the popular series of street closure events in Kensington Market that acts as a showcase for area businesses, musicians, and local colour. Show More Summary

Vandalist: TGIF

21 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Thank goodness it's a fetus. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Harbord and Grace streets PHOTO BY: Renee Saucier FIELD NOTES: As television networks try to stay ahead of their competition, the premises of reality shows seem to get more and more personally invasive. As it is, there are plenty of shows about having babies. It only makes sense for the next phase […]

Newsstand: December 19, 2014

23 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Beware the Santabomb, 2014's answer to Snowmageddon. Buy your supplies now. In the news: a U of T graduate finds an innovative way to get her name out, Tory says no to new taxes, and a man may have been shot by police at Agincourt Mall. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Government Data-Wiping, a Bell From the HMS Erebus, and City Hall Gets Competitively Festive

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. It seems that the husband of former premier Dalton McGuinty’s chief of staff might just have wiped information related to gas-plant cancellations from government computers. Apparently, the IT consultant was not savvy enough to also wipe from […]

Holiday Homestretch Concert Planner

It's not too late to get your fill of festive cheer. Love it or hate it, Christmas is almost here. The annual deluge of so-so treats and miscellaneous gift cards is about to drown us all in holiday cheer, and it’s time to face the music. Seriously, go to a concert: music makes Christmas good. But there’s only one week left, so we’ve rounded up a […]

Say It With Beer: A Gift Guide for Beer Lovers

Here are 10 ways to bring some Christmas cheer(s) to your suds-sipping friends and family. The time of holiday parties and festive gatherings is upon us once again. Getting a gift for the beer lover in your life can feel daunting—there’s a lot out there, and it’s not always easy to find something of high quality that’s easy on the wallet. Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Oil Spoil

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

Newsstand: December 18, 2014

Remember that time when a movie by Seth Rogen and James Franco became the target of terrorist threats? Welcome to life in 2014. In the news: Waterfront Toronto defends running over-budget on the Queens Quay revitalization project, the...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Sessional Instructors, a Lucky Elizabeth Gallagher, and Thousands of Potholes

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In news that will depress but not surprise sessional instructors everywhere, Centennial College has decided it will now be paying its part-time instructors by the hour, rather than by the day or week. And by “by the […]

Theatre for the Naughty and Nice

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto stages serve up festive fare for a wide variety of tastes this holiday season. Would you prefer to spend the holidays with the Sugar Plum Fairy or a flame-haired dominatrix in kinky boots? Whatever your tastes, naughty or nice, Toronto’s stages have something to make you merry this season. Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: Political Decor

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Long before the Rob Ford bobblehead doll, you could own a bust of the prime minister or a print of the premier. It’s possible that some lucky souls will find a Rob Ford bobblehead doll under their Christmas tree this year. Whether hoarded...Show More Summary

Sound Advice: 1021, by Rochelle Jordan

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The R&B vocalist and songwriter continues to experiment on her first full-length album. Toronto-raised, Los Angeles-based Rochelle Jordan has been an underground R&B darling for a couple of years now, and the praise she’s received is wholly warranted. Show More Summary

Newsstand: December 17, 2014

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It would appear that fog is the new snow. In the news: a Ryerson student gets flack for encouraging people to give pizza to the homeless, the TCHC approves a $2.5-billion budget for 2015, a retirement home gets slapped with a $10,000 fine for operating without a license, and a woman is hit by a bus near Yonge and Eglinton. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Bike Lane Surveys, the New City Librarian, and Maple Syrup Imposters

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Do you love the new cycle tracks on Richmond, Adelaide and Simcoe streets? Alternately, do you hate the new cycle tracks on Richmond, Adelaide and Simcoe streets? If you have an opinion about them, you can have […]

An Open Letter to Toronto’s Next Police Chief

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's not your job to defend racist police practices. It's your job to correct them. Dear Madam or, most likely, Sir: As Toronto’s next police chief, you doubtless face a daunting list of institutional priorities. I hope the acknowledgment and elimination of racist policing in our city is at or near the top of this list. Show More Summary

TTC to Accept Debit and Credit Payment for Fares

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The The TTC is venturing boldly into the 1990s. Starting January 1, customers will be able to use their debit and credit cards to purchase fares at all subway stations. “In a global city like Toronto, the idea that most transactions would have to take place with cash is something that is almost prehistoric,” said Mayor […]

Public Works: Turning Out the Lights in the Big Apple

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Why a New York City councillor wants commercial buildings in the city to go dark at night. 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

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