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Rep Cinema This Week: The Duke of Burgundy, Inherent Vice, and The Theory of Everything

45 minutes agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a strange S&M relationship dramedy to put Fifty Shades to bed, Paul Thomas Anderson’s richly comic Thomas Pynchon adaptation, and a bland Oscar-winning bio of Stephen Hawking. The Duke of Burgundy Directed by Peter Strickland The […]

Public Works: Raising the Bar for Development Projects

3 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Portland has told its city planners to scrutinize development proposals for neighbourhood compatibility, nature preservation, and other factors. Here's why Toronto can't be that firm. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Show More Summary

Newsstand: March 3, 2015

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Google says it will soon offer cellular network plans—details are scant, but company reps say it won't pose a threat to traditional phone and Internet providers. But, really? If it means cheaper cell phone bills, Canadians are all for a few threats. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: An Innocent Man Cave, the End of a Jokinen Era, and the Downtown Relief Line Needs You

20 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The mystery behind Mystery Tunnel is a mystery no more—sort of. According to Toronto police spokesman Victor Kwong, the hole near York University’s Rexall Centre was designed to serve as a “man cave” by an unnamed pair […]

Legendary DJ Dr. Trance Passes Away

23 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Also known as Don Berns, the DJ played an integral role in Toronto's club and rave scene, both in clubs and on the radio. Don Berns, known to Toronto ravers as Dr. Trance, died yesterday evening. Berns was referred to as the “godfather of the Toronto rave scene,” and with good reason. Show More Summary

Audit Shows ‘Hundreds of Thousands’ of Dollars Unaccounted for at U of T Union

Scathing audit of Local 1998 alleges mismanagement and lack of accountability at union that represents U of T's clerical and professional employees. A scathing audit of the union chapter that represents U of T’s clerical and professional...Show More Summary

The Eastern Commerce Way

Despite an enrolment of only 62 students, Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute continues to have one of the best basketball programs in Toronto. With the school facing closure, we followed the team through the playoffs as the Saints tried to defend their city championship, and the school's legacy. Show More Summary

Sandro Lisi Trial Begins Preliminary Hearing

High-profile Sandro Lisi extortion case begins with preliminary hearing at Old City Hall. The preliminary hearing into the extortion court case against Rob Ford’s friend and former driver Sandro Lisi begins this morning. Lisi is accused of extorting two men in connection to the Rob Ford crack video. Show More Summary

Mystery Tunnel Dug for “Personal Reasons”

Mystery tunnel no longer a mystery to police, although it still is to the public. The Toronto Police Service has issued a statement that the famous mystery tunnel by York University was dug for “personal reasons,” and that there was no criminal intent or threat. Show More Summary

Televisualist: CYBER!

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 Following, the remarkably stupid serial-killer drama featuring Kevin Bacon as the guy trying to stop the serial killer who inspires other people to be serial […]

Newsstand: March 2, 2015

It's a new month, and it's nearly spring, and also it's Monday. Two out of three isn't bad, though. In the news this near-spring morning: labour action at U of T, a likely strike at York, and doctors who hide malpractice by way of backroom deals. Show More Summary

Historicist: The Tabor Hill Ossuary

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The bones of 500 First Nations people are found in a centuries-old Scarborough burial pit. On August 17, 1956, while levelling land to make way for a new subdivision, a power shovel ripped into the side of Tabor Hill, northeast of the intersection of Lawrence Avenue and Bellamy Road. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: February 28, 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news this fine February morning: astronaut Chris Hadfield's uniform was found in a thrift store, Toronto is Canada's least equal city, and the SIU won't release the name of a man shot by police last week. By now, Canadian astronaut-cum-politician Chris Hadfield is a household name. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Income Inequality, Conrad Black, and the Greenbelt Strategy

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. A new United Way study shows that Toronto’s income inequality is now the worst in the country. The report reveals that between 1980 and 2005 income inequality grew by 14 per cent across Canada, but that number […]

Leonard Nimoy Pitches a Galaxii to 1969 Toronto

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

As Star Trek came to an end in 1969, the actor promoted a futuristic CNE attraction. “The voice of Mr. Spock of television’s Star Trek filtered through eerie space sounds and galactic lighting in the McLaughlin Planetarium last night–in the role of salesman,” the Star reported on April 4, 1969. Show More Summary

Hero and Villain of the Week: February 27, 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every week, Toronto is filled with Heroes and Villains. These are their stories. Hero of the Week: The Mystery Tunnel Deep in the woods of North York, there is a tunnel that leads to a special place. We don’t know exactly what the Mystery Tunnel is, or what it means, but we know that it […]

Canuck Casts Shine in The Wild Party and Once

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The stories and music come from other places and times, but Canadian companies make two musicals their own, and for the better. The Wild Party Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street) Runs until March 8 $18-$55 Once Ed Mirvish Theatre...Show More Summary

No Strike for U of T’s Untenured Faculty

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Despite fears of a strike at Canada's largest university, U of T's untenured faculty reached a last minute agreement. At 12:54 a.m. this morning, not a full hour following the midnight strike deadline for the University of Toronto’sShow More Summary

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