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Where The Strain‘s fourth season was shot in Toronto (Part One)

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Guillermo del Toro's horror drama returns to Toronto for one last season. 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

Building on Toronto’s park legacy

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

By Jake Tobin Garrett This is the second in a series of posts exploring Rail Deck Park. Future posts will dive into international examples of similar projects and the funding mechanisms that could be used to pay for the park. The beauty of a good park is that once it’s been built it feels like […] The post Building on Toronto’s park legacy appeared first on Torontoist.

Video: Inside the pow wow at Regent Park

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Here's what went down at the dance. As summer came to a close and the back-to-school season loomed, the Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre hosted its inaugural pow wow. “The Restoration of Identity” was held in Regent Park on August 26, in affiliation with the Daniels Spectrum Summer Series produced by Artscape. Show More Summary

Sidewalks and the “last mile” problem

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We forget that walking can be a part of our public transit system too. On one of those gorgeous weekends Toronto has been enjoying recently, a friend and I went on an urban exploration. We took transit. We met up at St. Clair West Station and headed for the Scarborough Bluffs. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, September 15-20

This week, the music of the movies; Toronto Fringe Festival hits return; outdoor eating and activities on the streets, beaches, and in parks; celebrations of Jon Kaplan, the Polaris Prize short list, and more. Friday, September 15 The Toronto International Film Festival wraps up this weekend, and the city’s live theatre companies are raring to go. Show More Summary

Public Works: What Toronto can learn about cohousing from Quebec

Community members replace the role of private developer to construct a new lifestyle. When was the last time you asked your neighbour for a cup of sugar? For many city dwellers, the idea of counting on the person next door for a favour (no matter how small) harkens back to another era. Show More Summary

Free Wi-Fi goes live at all TTC subway stations

Now that Wi-Fi is available at all subway stations, the TTC will tackle connectivity in the tunnels next. TTC riders now have access to Wi-Fi at every subway stop, completing one of the TTC’s 2017 promises to riders. York Mills became the final station to offer TCONNECT, the ad-supported free Wi-Fi network. Show More Summary

Public Works: What Toronto can learn about co-housing from Quebec

Community members replace the role of private developer to construct a new lifestyle. When was the last time you asked your neighbour for a cup of sugar? For many city dwellers, the idea of counting on the person next door for a favour (no matter how small) harkens back to another era. Show More Summary

Councillors grapple with gruesome anti-abortion pamphlets

At a public meeting, anti-choice activists clashed with upset residents. Graphic anti-abortion pamphlets depicting dead fetuses are making their way into residential mailboxes and across city streets. The flyers are prompting a trio of lawmakers to take action. Show More Summary

Patios and Pedestrians: Toronto Needs Stickier Streets

Toronto can learn a lot about how to improve our streets from cities like Vancouver When you think of Paris, Copenhagen, or Vancouver, their sprawling, pedestrian and public space-focused, patio-filled sidewalks may come to mind. InShow More Summary

Gambling with Billions

Mega-projects keep failing. So why does the mayor love them so? What a state we are in, Toronto. The City lacks political consensus and expert support on at least three projects that will cost billions of dollars. And yet we hurtle forward. Show More Summary

Q-and-A: Richard Feren, the man behind @DougFrod

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

“I have a half-dozen photos of Rob and Doug posing with Trump that I will happily pull out when it’s relevant.” Among their many distinguished achievements, the Ford family has also inspired some of Twitter’s greatest works of satire. Show More Summary

The 2017 Ford Fest Survival Guide

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's a massive, annual public festival that draws international attention and boldface names. And no, it's not TIFF. There’s a feeling of excitement in the air in Toronto this week, as another chapter begins in the storied history of...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, September 7-13

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Highlights this week include "The Festival of Festivals," music and comedy on wheels and on the water, and new songs by two Rankin family members. Thursday, September 7 The Toronto International Film Festival arrives today, slightlyShow More Summary

Walking the Ward

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Long regarded as simply a slum, the Ward neighbourhood in Toronto supported many immigrant communities over the years. By Erin Sylvester The Another View of the Ward Heritage Toronto walking tour promises a deeper look at one of Toronto’s historically most maligned and now mostly forgotten neighbourhoods. Show More Summary

Cyclists are frustrated with the slow roll-out of the City’s bike plan

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Bike lanes are more vigilantly monitored, but the City is still soft-pedalling expansion of cycling infrastructure This week, Margaret Harvey rode her bike on a trail for the first time since she was run over by a garbage truck in 2012. Show More Summary

In Praise of Keezy

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What will the city's high-profile chief planner do next? News of Jennifer Keesmaat’s resignation, effective September 29, has fuelled speculation of a possible run in municipal or provincial politics. After all, the federal Liberal party unsuccessfully courted her to run in the 2015 election. Show More Summary

Solidarity from Toronto to Charlottesville

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Rally at Queen’s Park encourages Torontonians to fight against far-right groups and condemn white supremacy. At her first anti-fascist rally, demonstrator Eleni Vlahiotis grasped her sign and marched in the thick of the crowd through Queen’s Park on Thursday evening. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, September 1-6

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Jet planes, comic heroes, fire breathers, and more in this long weekend edition; plus Second City's new revue, spicy food and sports by the water, and 60 years of life (drawing). Friday, September 1 With the ascendancy of comics andShow More Summary

Where Suits Season 6 was Filmed in Toronto (Part Two)

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We return to complete the sixth season of Suits, plus our built-in drinking game. 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

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