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There’s Way Too Much Garbage Along the Lakeshore

26 minutes agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Clean up after yourselves, people. Last Sunday, about 30 volunteers spent the day picking up garbage along the lakeshore, from Budapest Park to Humber Bridge. They cleaned up: 3,490 cigarette butts 413 bottle caps 70 empty packs of cigarette packs 65 metal cans 15 syringes 200 plastic bottles Ew. Show More Summary

Voltron of Mayors Asks Feds for Affordable Housing Cash, Crosses Fingers in Hope

1 hour agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Who will be the legendary defender for Toronto's social housing needs? Canadian mayors are banding together to make the case for increased investment in housing, reports the Toronto Star. The move comes in the midst of declining federal...Show More Summary

What to Check Out in Toronto September 26–October 2: Blind Date, FORMS, and Nuit Blanche

2 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Can you believe it's already time for Nuit Blanche? Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Monday, September 26 Theatre creator and PhD candidate Martin Julien’s Player to Player series asks actors about iconic stage roles they’ve played, such as Hamlet. Show More Summary

Toronto Mom Opens Mental Health Centre Because Her Daughter Didn’t Have the Supports She Needed

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Moms are the best. We often hear about, or experience ourselves, a lack of mental health services in the city. But few among us decide to fill that gap ourselves. Donna Green did just that, as the CBC reports. Green’s daughter struggled...Show More Summary

One in Eight Toronto Households Can’t Afford a Nutritious Food Basket, and the City Should do Something About It

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The cost of a nutritious food basket has increased 20 per cent since 2009. In the Waspy Toronto the Good I grew up in, everyone was proud to look down their noses at the nation to our south and proclaim, “we do not have the divisionShow More Summary

Historicist: Toronto Metros-Croatia, 1976 Soccer Bowl Champions

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The saga of Toronto's 1970s entry in the North American Soccer League, and its underdog championship. Toronto sports fans needed a champion in 1976. The Argonauts hadn’t hoisted the Grey Cup since 1952. The Maple Leafs were nine years into their Stanley Cup drought. Show More Summary

What Ontario Wineries Can Learn From Oregon

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What a decade head-start on our province's wineries has done for the northwestern state. Earlier this summer, I headed out west to taste some wines. Oregon is an up-and-coming wine region in the United States. At the moment, it is aShow More Summary

Street Art Made Without Rules

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Graffiti gives artists the opportunity to create without guidelines or hesitations. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Michael Ishlove FIELD NOTES: One of the draws of being a graffiti artist is that they answer to no one while still having their work be visible to a large audience. Show More Summary

How Ryerson’s Queer Studies Course Could Transform Canadian Newsrooms

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Young journalists get the LGBTQ lowdown. Once upon a time, Andrea Houston was the resident queer in the newsroom. While she was working at the Peterborough Examiner, LGBTQ stories were often tossed her way. Although some would bristle at the categorical treatment, Houston appreciated the opportunities. Show More Summary

DineSafe Worked for Restaurants—and It Will Work for Landlords, Too

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Renters undergo a slew of background checks before they move into an apartment. Who's checking out the landlords? Toronto has a food scene like no other. In a city where 51 per cent of the population hails from somewhere else, a cultural synthesis of flavours works to offer the best of everything. Show More Summary

The TDSB’s Repair Backlog is the Result of Years of Underfunding

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Its 588 schools require $3.4 billion in repairs. Two years ago, when Krista Wylie’s two children were attending an aging school in Toronto’s west end, she banded together with other parents in the neighbourhood who were concerned about the condition of their kids’ schools. Show More Summary

This Intersection Takes More Than Eight Minutes to Legally Cross and Shows What’s Wrong with the Gardiner

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The waterfront is a destination, but it's hard to access it with intersections like Spadina and Fort York. Built in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Gardiner Expressway was built to get motorists in and out of downtown Toronto quickly, and to bypass the growing commercial and cultural centre of Ontario. Show More Summary

This Arts Festival is Revitalizing Ontario Place

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In/Future sets the stage for the park’s return from irrelevance. NAME: In/Future INSTALLATION: September 15–25 LOCATION: West Island, Ontario Place Ontario Place opened to much fanfare in 1971, hailed as an icon of the province’s progress. Show More Summary

Cool (Mostly Irrelevant) Apology, Pride Toronto

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Pride's remorseful statement wasn't sent to those who needed to hear it most. Apologizing isn’t hard. Even children know the right way of saying sorry involves sincere remorse and a willingness to pick up the pieces. At first glance,...Show More Summary

The Sharing Economy is Here to Stay—Get Used to It

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

First there was Uber and Airbnb. Now, there's cars2go. A pile of parking tickets is usually an unsettling sight because it suggests that someone is repeatedly breaking the law. And in this case someone is but, somehow, hardly anyone is complaining. Show More Summary

How Toronto Became a Hub for Green Roofs

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Thanks to a City bylaw, they're popping up like weeds. Few environmental successes are as pronounced yet absent from Torontonians’ daily awareness as our city’s embrace of green roofs. Maybe it’s because we can’t see them from our bar...Show More Summary

Two More Options for What Toronto’s New Ward Boundaries Could Look Like

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Executive Committee considers the item in late October, and Council will likely decide ward boundaries in November. After much study and several rounds of public and stakeholder consultation, the Toronto Ward Boundary Review Team—made...Show More Summary

The Switch to Presto Could Make Life a Lot Harder for Seniors and Students

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Discounted fares will only be available at Davisville station until 2017. Renz Gamboa uses the TTC every day. He’s a student who attends school in Toronto, and he used to purchase a Metropass for his commute. He didn’t know about the...Show More Summary

Why Toronto’s Law Firms Need To Be More Diverse

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Race and racism are at the forefront of issues in the justice system. For the past four years, a working group created by the Law Society of Upper Canada has analyzed racism and discrimination in the legal profession. The ChallengesShow More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered A Terror Suspect’s Arrest

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Plus Trudeau at the UN and Kathleen Wynne. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. Ahmad Khan Rahami, an American citizen born in Afghanistan, was arrested Monday in connection with a pair of bombings in New York City and Linden, New Jersey, over the weekend. Show More Summary

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