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Contemplating Aga Khan Park

18 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The green link of the Aga Khan cultural complex officially opens. “The garden has for many centuries served as a central element in Muslim culture,” the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismali community, noted at the official opening of his namesake park yesterday. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Pride Unveils 2015 Lineup, High Schoolers Defy Administrators, and Mammo’s Gotta Mammo

12 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Pride Toronto unveiled its 2015 lineup earlier today, and there’s a number of high profile names that will be part of the festivities. Among them are John Waters, Pussy Riot, and Cyndi Lauper. Mayor John Tory will […]

The Reality of Being a Woman in Comedy

12 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Recent comments by The Morning Show host Jeff McArthur have reopened an ongoing debate about industry sexism. Three years ago there was a debate about whether or not sexism exists in comedy in a Facebook group called the Toronto Stand-up Community. Show More Summary

Taking A Trip on the Union-Pearson Express

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We rode the Union-Pearson Express to the airport and back, and took some photos along the way. The Union-Pearson Express has been much maligned. Critics argue tickets for the airport-to-downtown rail link are too expensive, and that the tracks should have been electrified. Show More Summary

The Toxic Myth of “Density Creep”

20 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Residents involved in NIMBY causes across the city may have already gotten their isolationist wish—to the potential detriment of their own property value. “I’m really concerned about my property value going down” is not a statement that’s going to garner much sympathy in Toronto these days. Show More Summary

Newsstand: May 26, 2015

21 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news today: raccoons are slowly taking over and IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT. (Just kidding... Or are we?) Meanwhile, cyclists can stop wringing their hands in shame over their aversion to making a complete stop at residential stop signs because, as it turns out, leading cycling advocates think it's kinda silly that they're expected to. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Air Canada’s Carry-On Crackdown, Stintz’s Astroturf War, and Kitty Stalls the QEW

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In an effort to make air travel just a wee bit more hellish than it was already competitive with other airlines, Air Canada has issued a crackdown on overstuffed carry-on baggage to weed out passengers trying to […]

Public Health Report Prefers Gardiner Removal

Toronto's Medical Officer of Health identifies eight ways in which removing the eastern portion of the expressway will benefit residents' health. A new report from Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David McKeown, prefers removing the Gardiner east of Jarvis rather than preserving it with Mayor Tory’s hybrid option. Show More Summary

TVCITY Street Style: Spring Sprang Spung

Torontoist presents TVCITY Street Style, a video series about inspirational people, art, and moments in public spaces. You can see more TVCITY Street Style videos on its YouTube channel.

Rep Cinema This Week: Roar, Iris, and It Follows

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a mind-boggling cult film about a modern Swiss Family Robinson besieged by lions, tigers, and elephants; a charming profile of a 93-year-old New York style maven; and a smart new thriller about a sexually transmitted curse. […]

Televisualist: Americans Got Cookfood

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 Texas Rising is a miniseries produced expressly for Memorial Day about the Texas Revolution. It is basically crap, despite starring Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, […]

Newsstand: May 25, 2015

Monday: it's back again. Today, vendors at St. Lawrence Market have a temporary stay of eviction, TTC services will be expanded in September, and swatting is a bad prank to pull. A controversial decision to evict outdoor and indoor north building vendors at St. Show More Summary

Historicist: Raiding the Bathhouses

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

When Toronto police raided four bathhouses in the 1980s, the city's gay community fought back. Every weekend, Historicist looks back at the events, places, and characters—good and bad—that have shaped Toronto into the city we know today. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: May 23, 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What a day, what a glorious day. In the news: the Pan Am Games are under budget on capital costs, the benefits and problems with P3s (and a handy definition), and the retirement of Canada's first female major-airline pilot. Despite being...Show More Summary

Torontoist Week in Review: May 19-22

4 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. Torontoist Explains: Cap and Trade In April, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that Ontario would implement a “cap and trade” system to reduce greenhouse […]

The Big Five: May 22-24

4 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. Doors Open Toronto Various Locations May 23-24 Free. More than 155 buildings across the city will open their doors for free walking tours this weekend in this once-a-year discovery weekend, […]

Chief City Planner Jennifer Keesmaat on How to Think About the Gardiner

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The City Planner prefers a grand boulevard over "antiquated, dark, crumbling infrastructure." In conversation with former Chief City Planner Paul Bedford earlier today, Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat came out strongly in favour of removing the Gardiner east in order to create a boulevard. Show More Summary

Photoist: The Art of Passing Time

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Unwined at the Farmers’ Markets

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This year marks the second year of a pilot program from the government that allows wineries to sell wine at farmers’ markets. This means that wineries who currently don’t have space on LCBO shelves get a chance to sell their wines outside of the wineries themselves, and that those wineries that do have LCBO representation […]

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