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Extra, Extra: Mystery Tunnel Digger Speaks, Green P Launches an App, and Pitchfork Maps Out Drake’s Toronto

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The self-described “main digger” behind the Mystery Tunnel found near York University has spoken to The Toronto Sun about his project. Elton McDonald, 22, went on to explain to the Sun that he hoped to expand it […]

A Not-So-Corporate #ToryTakeover

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The mayor took over the Toronto Sun's Twitter account to answer questions. Not everything went according to plan. If there’s one thing politicians strive for in 2015, it’s to create just the right Twitter presence. Not everyone can be a Twitter (and real-life) superstar like U.S. Show More Summary

Maintaining the Streetcar Fleet in Winter Months

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Upkeep on the streetcar fleet is tough work in cold weather, but a new generation of vehicles brings a different set of challenges for TTC mechanics. Winter Blues on the Red Rocket from Giordano Ciampini on Vimeo. Jeff Fleming took his first job with the TTC just three weeks after he graduated high school in 1983. Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Honest

15 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

Reel Toronto: Disney’s Ice Princess

15 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Disney family film hits all the formula beats and tours the town. 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

Hundreds Gather to Remember Sumaya Dalmar

17 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With her cause of death still unknown, some supporters of the 26-year-old trans Somali-Canadian woman question whether police are doing enough. They called each other “aunty,” “uncle,” “brothers and sisters.” Hundreds of people packed...Show More Summary

Newsstand: March 5, 2015

17 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Rob Ford is at least $23,000 richer thanks to his recent online auctions of “memorabilia.” One collector warns that the buyers are unlikely to see a profit from their investment, so here is hoping the person who spent over $16,000 on Ford’s NFL tie really does have that kind of scratch to burn. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Strikers Storm Munk Centre, Detached Houses Surpass $1 Million, and a Ghost Bus Goes Rogue

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. — CUPE 3902 (@cupe3902) March 4, 2015 At approximately 2 p.m. today, some 500 CUPE 3902 Unit 1 strikers disrupted a talk by university president Meric Gertler at the Munk School of Global Affairs before marching […]

TVCITY Street Style: Queen and Spadina

Torontoist presents TVCITY Street Style, a video series that captures the look and feel of the city. You can see more TVCITY Street Style videos on its YouTube channel.

Vintage Toronto Ads: A Taste of Hungary

At one time, Toronto was a bastion of Hungarian cuisine, especially in the "Goulash Archipelago" Walking into the Country Style Hungarian Restaurant along Bloor Street in The Annex is more than dining on central European cuisine served on checkered tablecloths. Show More Summary

Diving Into a Mysterious Abyss

Tarragon Theatre continues its German fixation with Maria Milisavljevic's engrossing but enigmatic thriller. Abyss Tarragon Theatre Extraspace (30 Bridgman Avenue) Runs to March 15 $42-$55 Tarragon Theatre is becoming Toronto’s go-to place for contemporary German theatre. Show More Summary

Plans Revealed for Honest Ed’s

Westbank offers details including rental units, boutique retail, public space, and community art. Last night, the future of Honest Ed’s became a little clearer. At a community meeting, Westbank Properties—the developer that bought the property back in 2013—revealed its initial plans for the southwest corner of Bloor and Bathurst. Show More Summary

Newsstand: March 4, 2015

Welcome to Wednesday! Since we don’t know what is going to happen on Thursday yet, here are some news headlines to kick off your morning: 15,000 Torontonians are without power, an aide to MPP Monte McNaughton faces criminal harassment charges, a Good Samaritan helps a local Jane and Finch business owner, and TSN issues an on-air apology. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Pan Am Medals Revealed, Zach Paikin Returns, and a Call to Surrender Seasonal Optimism

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. With the Pan Am Games now just over four months away, their physical presence is increasingly around us. Take, for instance, the Pan Am medals unveiled today at the Royal Ontario Museum. Described by the event’s host, […]

416 Strike City

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto universities' contract faculty and TAs have had enough with subpar wages. Picket line at York #CUPE3903 — murat ucoglu (@muratucoglu) March 3, 2015 With major labour disruptions at Ontario’s two largest...Show More Summary

A New Toy Rocket for the Junction Triangle

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The creative force behind Cuppa Coffee Animation are repurposing an old structure into a massive piece of public art. The Junction Triangle is in lift-off. While developers buy up land and business owners open shop, two recent locals...Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: The Duke of Burgundy, Inherent Vice, and The Theory of Everything

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: a strange S&M relationship dramedy to put Fifty Shades to bed, Paul Thomas Anderson’s richly comic Thomas Pynchon adaptation, and a bland Oscar-winning bio of Stephen Hawking. The Duke of Burgundy Directed by Peter Strickland The […]

Public Works: Raising the Bar for Development Projects

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Portland has told its city planners to scrutinize development proposals for neighbourhood compatibility, nature preservation, and other factors. Here's why Toronto can't be that firm. 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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