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Extra, Extra: Mapping Property Taxes, Raptor Lou Williams Wins Award, and Q?

10 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. A new map shows that Ward 28, Toronto Centre-Rosedale collects 10 times as much in property tax as Ward 43, Scarborough East. Metro mapped out property taxes collected by ward, and the results are about what one […]

The Hidden Costs of Beer in Grocery Stores

11 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A decades-old battle to reuse or recycle drinking containers could mean additional costs to municipalities, argues Councillor Gord Perks. Before celebrating beer sales in supermarkets, let’s do a little thought experiment that explores the hidden costs of last week’s news. Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: Buzzard, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and 2001: A Space Odyssey

12 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 lean, mean American indie comedy, a Marilyn Monroe classic, and Stanley Kubrick’s psychedelic sci-fi odyssey. Show More Summary

The Scary Truth About Tom at the Farm

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

At Buddies in Bad Times, Michel Marc Bouchard’s original play proves to be darker—and funnier—than the Xavier Dolan film. Tom at the Farm Buddies in Bad Times (12 Alexander Street) Runs to May 10 $27-$37 (Rush tickets $20) If, like most...Show More Summary

Televisualist: The Summer Baking Extravaganza

16 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 Brad Meltzer’s Lost History features the bestselling author who, once per episode, recovers a valuable historical artifact (the flag which flew over Ground Zero, the original […]

Newsstand: April 20, 2015

18 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

As expected, news of the next Toronto police chief reached the public this weekend, via a leak: Mark Saunders will replace Bill Blair and will be the city's first black police chief. Read about that news, along with some more: the troubles plaguing Toronto Community Housing, and a teachers' strike. Show More Summary

Mark Saunders Named New Police Chief

23 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Deputy Chief becomes first black police chief in Toronto history. There’s a new chief in town. Deputy Chief Mark Saunders, 52, will be named the next chief of the Toronto Police Service in a press conference scheduled for 10 a.m. Saunders will become the first black police chief in the city, and the second in a major Canadian city. Show More Summary

Historicist: Now That April’s Here

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An "over-praised and over-attacked" movie filmed in Toronto in 1958. Klieg lights filled the sky above Yonge and Bloor on the evening of June 19, 1958, as the stars of Now That April’s Here, a new film shot in Toronto with an entirely Canadian cast and crew, arrived at the Towne Cinema in a convoy of luxury convertibles. Dressed in black tie and lush gowns […]

Weekend Newsstand: April 18, 2015

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Today: the next chief of police could be announced this weekend, GO Transit will be upgraded significantly with Hydro One funds, and a deep look at outgoing police chief Bill Blair. The successor to outgoing Toronto Police Services chief Bill Blair could be announced as early as this weekend. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: An LGBT Sports Centre for Moss Park, a New Bike Lane, and the Raptor Visits City Hall

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Moss Park could become the home of a dedicated LGBT sports and recreation facility. A report released Wednesday by city staff recommended that council approve a due diligence review to redevelop the east end park to house […]

The Big Five: April 17-19

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. 1) Just For Cats Festival? TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St W)? April 17, 7:00 p.m., 9:15 p.m. Rush tickets available. More info here. In case you had any doubts […]

Hero and Villain of the Week: Daredevil Raccoon, and the Toronto Police Service Board

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every week, Toronto is filled with Heroes and Villains. These are their stories. Every week, Toronto is filled with Heroes and Villains. These are their stories. Hero of the Week: Daredevil Raccoon It has been a good month for raccoon news, which, to this raccoon-biased publication, is always welcome. Show More Summary

Week in Review: The Carding and Gardiner Edition

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A lot happens in the course of a work week. Here’s a look back at the top stories from the past five days that you might have missed, or care to revisit. 1.) Sandro Lisi Extortion Trial: A Primer Yesterday we learned that renowned local thug, Sandro Lisi, would be going to trial for “alleged […]

The Torontoist Guide to the Raptors Playoffs

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Don't count your baskets before they're shot. In the Torontoist guide to the 2015 Raptors playoffs, we outline what you need to know, and some things you don’t. Wooooo! Playoffs, baby! Wooooooo! Yes. The Toronto Raptors have, for the second year in a row, made the NBA playoffs. You seem awfully sedate. WE’RE IN THE PLAYOFFS! MOST WINNING RAPTORS TEAM EVER! DIVISION […]

Vandalist: Just the Tip

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Of the iceberg. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Trinity Bellwoods Park PHOTO BY: Chris De Castro FIELD NOTES: There are some parts of Toronto we can visit to reliably enjoy quality graffiti. Take a stroll through Rush Lane (aka Graffiti Alley), Kensington Market, or pretty much any laneway south of Bloor and you’re guaranteed to find some great work. An […]

Newsstand: April 17, 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

News you can use: a Canadian teacher convicted of child abuse in Indonesia has criticized the federal government for not attempting to help him, a pillar in downtown Toronto may be more than it appears, and Bill Blair's last days as police chief are filled with conflict. Show More Summary

Sandro Lisi Extortion Case Going to Trial

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Lisi is scheduled to appear back in court at the end of next month. The preliminary hearing for Sandro Lisi’s extortion case wrapped up today. The case was committed to trial. Lisi is scheduled to appear at a Toronto courthouse on May 27, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: CBC Releases Ghomeshi Report, Formerly Homeless Toronto Woman Crowdfunds Harvard Tuition, and a Bold Raccoon Climbs High

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The CBC failed to give its staff a workplace “free from disrespectful and abusive behaviour,” according to a report released today by an independent investigator hired to probe the corporation’s handling of former radio host Jian Ghomeshi. […]

Cheers to Change: Ontario Beer Reform Announced

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A look at what this might mean for the brewing industry, consumers, and retailers. Rumours started last month, but it was just today that the Ontario government officially confirmed beer will be sold in as many as 450 grocery stores across the province and significant changes will be made to The Beer Store and the LCBO. Show More Summary

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