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Extra, Extra: John Tory’s Had the Time of His Life, Bike Share Toronto to Expand, and Toronto’s Gold Medal

3 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. If you wanted a reason to love our mayor, here’s a video of John Tory and Luminato artistic director Jörn Weisbrodt singing karaoke in June. (And a hat tip to NOW journalist Jonathan Goldsbie for bringing this […]

What Do You Call a Problem Like Uber?

3 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

When last week's Superior Court decision left taxi regulation in the City's hands, it set a new priority for city council. Last week, the Ontario Superior Court rejected a request for an injunction that would ban Uber from operating their app-enabled, unlicensed taxicab service in Toronto. Show More Summary

Spotted: Jane Fonda and David Suzuki Among Thousands at Climate March

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

WHERE: Outside of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Queen’s Park; various downtown streets WHEN: Sunday, July 5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. WHAT: On Sunday, thousands gathered outside of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario at Queen’s Park to rally and march for action on climate change. The march, which started at Queen’s Park and […]

The School Board Studies Mixed-Use Schools

6 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The cash-strapped TDSB is studying whether more mixed-use schools and private-public partnerships makes sense for Canada's largest school board. Toronto could see more schools in condos and commercial buildings, as the financially struggling...Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: Porch Stories, Madame Bovary, and Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a Toronto-based romantic comedy-drama, a flat adaptation of Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, and a smug exposé of Scientology. Show More Summary

Televisualist: The Pan Am Games Invade Your Television

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Each week, Torontoist examines the upcoming TV listings and makes note of programs that are entertaining, informative, and of quality. Or, alternately, none of those. The result: Televisualist. Monday Love It Or List It Vancouver comes back for another season of Show About Selling A House; maybe HGTV will sue W for infringing on their […]

Newsstand: July 6, 2015

12 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Both bad and good-ish news this Monday, so let's start with the bad: beer will be hitting grocery store shelves around Christmas, but wine won't follow until 2016; the Ministry of Labour is essentially useless in collecting unpaid wages; and a large group gathered in the city yesterday to call for action on climate and the economy. Show More Summary

Historicist: “Sip ‘n Sex” in North York

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Paul Godfrey battles the menace of rowdy teens at drive-in restaurants in mid-1960s suburbia. “Sex-and-snacks draw fire.” “Bra and bottles litter lawns.” “North York fears another Yorkville.” Mid-1960s headlines such as these suggested the end of Western civilization for the upstanding, hard-working taxpayers of North York. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: July 4, 2015

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news today: Uber has won an important legal victory in Toronto, and strike actions: a one-day walk-off at Pearson Airport yesterday, and a strike deferred at Loblaws. A Toronto judge has ruled that Uber and, more specifically, the company’s UberX app, are not operating an illegal taxi service. Show More Summary

Torontoist Week in Review: June 29-July 3

3 days 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. Lobbyists Face Penalties for Mammoliti Fundraiser Following in the footsteps of Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7, York West), four lobbyists face penalties after donating […]

The Big Five: July 3-5

3 days 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. Fin de Fiesta Flamenco Small World Music Centre (180 Shaw St.) July 3, 8p.m. $20 advance, $20 at the door. Fin de Fiesta are an ensemble of Canadian and American […]

Unwined: You’ll Find Me at Archive

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This is going to come as a surprise to no one, but when my friends feel like heading out for a drink, I’m the guy in the group asking, “How about a wine bar?” Unless I’m with a group of seasoned wine drinkers, I’m usually met with some skepticism. That’s not to say that there […]

What to Say When Your Friend’s Fringe Show is Horrible

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Look, they can't all be winners. One of the great joys of Fringe is that it’s an unjuried free-for-all. This accessibility allows it to be an exciting launching pad for so many new, young, and up-and-coming voices. Unfortunately, it’s also what causes so many of plays to be the theatrical equivalent of a tire fire. For every fresh new creative genius […]

Vandalist: Here Be Dragons

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A downtown dragon looks for its Khaleesi. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Graffiti Alley PHOTO BY: Chris Nguyen FIELD NOTES: We are head over heels for this piece! We love the contrast between the perfectly detailed dragon eye, including the reflected cityscape, and the stylized painting around it. Show More Summary

Newsstand: July 3, 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Friday morning news! Masaharu Morimoto in Toronto, Trinity Western University, and taxi drivers in Toronto. Iron Chef and Iron Chef America personality Masaharu Morimoto has a restaurant slated to open in Toronto in 2016, but apparently he hasn’t yet settled on the type of cuisine he’ll serve. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Amir Johnson Says Goodbye, Pals For Hire, and Taxi Drivers are Frustrated

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In perhaps the most bittersweet Canada Day to date, as Raptors favourite Amir Johnson took to social media Wednesday night to bid adieu to his Canuck fans after signing a two-year, $24 million deal with the Boston […]

Toronto’s Surprisingly Modern Dungeon

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

"Just because we like to do dirty things doesn’t mean we like to do it in a dirty space.” Each month, Sex-ist looks at topics relating to sex and sexuality in and around the GTA. The Ritual Chamber doesn’t look like much from the outside. Show More Summary

Councillor Proposes Toronto Biennale

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For a 150th birthday present, Kristyn Wong-Tam wants Toronto to throw a big arts party. Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale) wants to ring in Canada’s sesquicentennial with a giant art fair. The Ward 27 councillor hasShow More Summary

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