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Extra, Extra: Racoon-Foiling Green Bins, Ask Soknacki Anything, and Retiring Civil Servants

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Raccoons have been in the news of late following the announcement from Mayor Rob Ford that he regularly has “standoffs” and “run-ins” with them, and that even if you were to yell at them, they would “just […]

The Coffee Mill to Close After More Than 50 Years in Business

17 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Yorkville staple has struggled to attract new customers since TIFF left the neighbourhood. The last vestige of Yorkville’s bohemian coffeehouse culture will soon disappear—The Coffee Mill cafe and eatery is set to close after more than 50 years in business. Show More Summary

Peter Fenech Seeks Etobicoke Centre Council Seat

19 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The political newcomer's Ward 3 election campaign is focused on public space and infrastructure development. Peter Fenech, council candidate for Ward 3, Etobicoke Centre, is quick to admit he has limited experience in politics and community involvement. Show More Summary

Public Works: Building More Resilient Cities

21 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Oakland's new chief resiliency officer will help city prepare for catastrophic events and overcome chronic social problems. Flooding in Toronto, July 2013. Photo by Woodrow Walden, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool." /> Public Works looks...Show More Summary

Newsstand: August 26, 2014

22 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The latest edition of the Farmers’ Almanac goes on sale this week, and it calls for yet another frigid, snowy winter. Let joy be unconfined. In the news: Stiffer penalties are en route for texting while driving, a doctor says that medical...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: August 26, 2014

23 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: the art of Alex Colville, free yoga and tai chi, and a farmers' market in condo-ville. Ongoing… Art: If The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors has a mascot, it’s Emperor Yongzheng. The image...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: New Raptors Training Facility, Charter Rights, and Heat Alerts

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Mayor Rob Ford and his brother Councillor Doug Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) voted against the motion in council today, but 38 others were in favour of it—so Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment will now be getting […]

Jamie Kennedy Signs on as Executive Chef of Duggan’s Brewpub

The award-winning chef and his team will oversee menu development at the new Parkdale location. To the excitement of foodies and beer lovers citywide, brewmaster Michael Duggan revealed today that Jamie Kennedy will serve as executive chef of the new Duggan’s brewpub in Parkdale, which is set to open this fall. Show More Summary

Anshul Kapoor Making Council Bid for Trinity-Spadina

Former No Jets T.O. organizer says grassroots credentials set him apart in a crowded downtown race. When Anshul Kapoor registered to run for city council in Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina, last week, two dozen other candidates had alreadyShow More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: Finding Fela, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Boyhood

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a documentary about Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, a Wes Anderson confection, and Richard Linklater’s profile of an American boy’s adolescence. Show More Summary

Televisualist: Ben Stein Is Out of Style

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 The Emmy Awards are tonight, and the big story going into the awards is the seeming total collapse of major networks with respect to Emmy nominations: […]

What’s on Council’s Agenda: August 2014

Here's what city council will be debating at this month's meeting—the last of the current term. In which we highlight key items from the month’s city council meeting. You can also watch it live. This is it: on Monday and Tuesday, city...Show More Summary

Mayoral Candidates Debate Toronto Heritage Preservation

Olivia Chow, John Tory, and David Soknacki discussed history, the Ontario Municipal Board, and the concept of a Toronto museum. Just three candidates participated in last Thursday’s mayoral debate on heritage preservation issues, and in a refreshing change of pace, the participants managed to find some common ground. Show More Summary

Newsstand: August 25, 2014

Burger King and Tim Hortons may merge, passenger pigeons could come back from extinction, and some kindly old elephants are enjoying their retirement: the news today might have implications down the road, but for now, enjoy the sci-fi-ness of recreating an entirely extinct species. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: August 25, 2014

In today's Urban Planner: actors and improvisors collide, the paintings of Alex Colville, and walking with the ROM. Comedy: The monthly improv comedy show pairing screen actors with stage improvisers (there’s inevitably some crossover,...Show More Summary

Historicist: Birth of a Golf Superstar

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An unknown Arnold Palmer kicks off his career into gear at the Canadian Open. In late August 1955, Arnold Palmer arrived at Weston Golf and Country Club, along the banks of the Humber River on the outskirts of Toronto, for the Canadian Open as a relatively unknown rookie who had yet to win a tournament. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: August 23, 2014

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's going to be a cool day, so get out there and make the most of it. Grab tight to what's left of summer and try not to let go. In the news this morning: Warren Kinsella has deleted some campaign-related blog posts, Joe Pennachetti...Show More Summary

Weekend Planner: August 23–24

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In this Weekend Planner: celebrating the art of Alex Colville, monologue showdowns, and walking your dog for charity. Art: Alex Colville’s paintings include some of the most recognizable works of Canadian art. Prints of his iconic Horse and Train and To Prince Edward Island hang in homes and classrooms and art shops around the world. Show More Summary

Jane-Finch Residents Rally Against Immigration Detentions

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Protesters denounce police targeting of Latin American migrants as racial profiling. On Tuesday, August 19, immigration consultant Alberto Mestanza stood on the southwest corner of Jane Street and Finch Avenue and delivered a strongShow More Summary

Duly Quoted: Airport Employees, on Union-Pearson Express Fare Prices

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Workers at Canada's busiest airport are furious at being priced out of the new rapid-transit link. “This train serves absolutely no purpose for us … you go to any other city and the rail link is public transit, not half a billion dollars...Show More Summary

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