Seriously, how did they lose a gorilla? The people of Toronto love a good animal caper. When Toronto police tweeted Tuesday that two female capybaras were on the lam from their pen at High Park Zoo, it was really just history repeating itself. Show More Summary
Because it's 2016? Nope. On a sweltering summer day in July 2014, 115 LGBTQ couples gathered at Casa Loma to say their vows and tie the knot. The largest LGBTQ mass wedding in North America’s history, it was a show of pure love and devotion,...Show More Summary
More show and tell from pot dispensary raids @CityNews pic.twitter.com/fQDo6QTihb — Cynthia Mulligan (@CityCynthia) May 27, 2016 The Toronto police held a press conference today to show the spoils of their raids on 43 dispensaries yesterday. Show More Summary
The sixth annual Toronto Theatre Critics Awards, to be handed out on June 20, recognize the breadth and depth of theatre in the city. A taut revenge thriller; a queer historical drama double bill; radical re-imaginings of a Quebecois folk tale and a classic Maritimer play. Show More Summary
It's not the municipal government's job to tell people what ride-sharing apps they should use. Toronto isn’t a hub of innovation. The venture capital community is famous for its stinginess, and we’re regressive when it comes to any disruptive technology. Show More Summary
May brought some new breweries along with the flowers, and Toronto beer drinkers couldn't be happier. There may be a wealth of breweries popping up across Ontario—with 87 new ones (that we know about) opening by the start of 2017—but we’re all not as blasé as you’d think about yet another cropping up. Show More Summary
A new spin on an old tavern. The Mix is Torontoist‘s monthly cocktail column. Opened more than a century ago at 955 Gerrard Street East, Maple Leaf Tavern was once a thriving hotel. By the 80s, it developed something of a reputation....Show More Summary
Not your average digital art. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Spadina and Dundas, Spadina and St. George PHOTO BY: Martin Reis FIELD NOTES: One thing is certain, this artist is handy with a can of spray paint! But seriously folks, we really like these pieces. Show More Summary
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Toronto Police have confirmed that they are raiding marijuana dispensaries. The operation has been dubbed “Project Claudia,” probably because “Project Cannabis go bye-bye” doesn’t sound as cool. Show More Summary
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Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. Brought to you by Heritage Toronto’s Plaques and Markers Program. In 1917, a group of philanthropists felt their community was being solicited by too many charities during the holidays. Show More Summary
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 the Ricky Gervais Netflix Movie Special Correspondents Was Filmed in Toronto appeared first on Torontoist.
Status quo is actually from 1991. John Tory often touts how he reads studies and evaluates expert staff recommendations. The rhetoric goes that this approach separates him from his predecessor, who was more interested in his personal preferences than facts and evidence. Show More Summary
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The High Park zoo has a plan to get the Capybaras back into their pen. The undercover, covert mission will involve another capybara, and leaving a door open. Show More Summary
Your guide to some of the best of the 130 buildings taking part in Doors Open this year. If you’ve ever passed by a Toronto building and felt the urge to learn more, then this weekend is the chance to explore that curiosity. Many ofShow More Summary
If you thought the U.S. was worse off, think again. After almost two years since the death of Jermaine Carby, we finally know the name of the police officer who shot and killed him. At a coroner’s inquest earlier this month into theShow More Summary
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The Ghomeshi trial is over and #Elbowgate has subsided. But women don't feel any safer. Women in Toronto is a new column exploring the issues that women in the city face. Emily was 18 years old when she worked her first night at a restaurant. Show More Summary
All aboard! Standing at the edge of the city’s east-end water port, a Toronto police officer turns to the gaggle of students gathered in front of him. “I don’t mean to be politically incorrect,” he begins, “but when anybody goes in the...Show More Summary
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Two capybaras (a creature that looks like a mix between a pig and a rat, with an added dash of cuteness) have escaped from the High Park Zoo. Show More Summary