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Photoist: Ryerson Rink

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Hockey Ryerson Rink by Ryan. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. The post Photoist: Ryerson Rink appeared first on Torontoist.

All the Things Toronto Could (and Should) Do With Trump Tower

18 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Kevin O'Leary Tower, anyone? Relief Line is your not-so-serious look at the city we love. After five years of financial difficulties, it was recently announced that Toronto’s very own Trump Tower is up for sale. The future of the building is unclear, but rumours are that new ownership will likely make some changes, including ditching the name. Show More Summary

Where the Rob Lowe Cult Classic Youngblood Was Filmed in Toronto

19 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With bonus Peter Zezel content. Youngblood is no classic, but for whatever series of reasons, this 1986 hockey movie has kind of stood the test of time as something of a cult film. Yes, even though it’s (spoiler alert!) a hockey movie that ends both with a time-expired penalty shot in a tie game and a character-building post-game, mano-a-mano brawl. Show More Summary

Now and Then: Royal Canadian Yacht Club

20 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. It was lonely being a boating enthusiast in early 19th century Toronto. Lake Ontario is on our doorstep, but a yacht fan would have nowhere to turn for companionship. Show More Summary

Why Toronto Should Become More Climate Change Resilient

21 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Climate change is already well underway, but with some smart choices Toronto can mitigate the impact. By The post Why Toronto Should Become More Climate Change Resilient appeared first on Torontoist.

Photoist: Painting Parkdale Purple and Green

Purple and Green The post Photoist: Painting Parkdale Purple and Green appeared first on Torontoist.

Rex Murphy Doesn’t Understand Transit Planning, or Economics, or Why We All Must Die One Day

Rex Murphy uses lots of multi-syllabic words. But it doesn't mean the arguments make sense. Rex Murphy is one of the modern Great Old Men of Canadian journalism, which is all the evidence one really needs to realize most Canadian journalism is bad. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: John Tory, on Police Participation in Pride

The mayor sees a role for police participation in Pride and calls for conciliation. “I am hopeful that people of goodwill can find a way to resolve [police participation in Pride] and to ensure that we can continue to build those vitally...Show More Summary

Poll: Toronto Shows Strong Support for Safe Injection Sites

At 61 per cent, Toronto shows the third-highest support for safe injection sites in the country. “Do you approve or disapprove of a safe injection site being opened and operated in Toronto?” Approve: 61% Disapprove: 28% Other/Don’t Know:...Show More Summary

Reasons to Look Forward to York University’s New Subway

It's not perfect, but here's to looking at the glass half full. I was angry and frustrated with the TTC this past week. Several times. Sometimes, I find the weaknesses in the system, which are overwhelmingly due to insufficient funding, get me down. Show More Summary

The Economist Really Doesn’t Understand Toronto Transit

The venerable publication gets its facts wrong, and makes for a dangerous drinking game. Consider the following possible exam question: you and your classmates are each provided with a copy of an article published last week by the internationally respected news magazine the Economist. Show More Summary

Photoist: The Allenby Theatre

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Allenby by Dominic Bugatto. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. The post Photoist: The Allenby Theatre appeared first on Torontoist.

How Toronto’s Papers Covered a Canadian Military Scandal

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Almost all of Toronto's dailies have the same thing on their front page today—with slightly different takes. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. Most of Toronto’s newspapers lead...Show More Summary

Coasters Can Help Put Consent Culture on the Table, But We Need to Hold Venues Accountable

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Aisle 4's coaster project is a step forward in the conversation about how bars and restaurants can do something about gender-based sexual assault In my six years of bartending, no one ever told me about a protocol if I thought a guest was being harassed. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: TCHC CEO Greg Spearn, on the Social Housing Crisis in Toronto

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

“We’ll be at a pace of closing about one unit per day…We’ve been able to raise enough money to complete our capital repairs program for 2017. But we are out of repair dollars at the end of 2017 without support from somewhere.” —TCHCShow More Summary

What to Check Out in Toronto, January 16–22: Born Ruffians, Comedy on College, Women’s March on Washington: Toronto

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This week, learn more about media relations, cycling infrastructure, and xenophobia. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Monday, January 16 FollowingShow More Summary

Photoist: 200 Wellesley Street East

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

200 Wellesley Street East by Lori Whelan. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. The post Photoist: 200 Wellesley Street East appeared first on Torontoist.

Poll Position: John Tory Enjoys Middle of the Road Approval Ratings

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A new poll puts Tory at a 55 per cent approval rating. “Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Tory is handling his job as mayor?” Approve: 55% Disapprove: 36% Other/Don’t Know: 9% Poll taken: January 3–4, 2017 Sample size: 603...Show More Summary

Historicist: The Toronto School of Medicine

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Rival medical schools struggle to serve Toronto students. Dr. John Rolph arrived in York in 1831 with an impressive resumé. Having first earned medical and law degrees in England, he had spent 10 years in what is now southern Ontario,...Show More Summary

How Toronto Is Dealing With Its Waterfront Pollution

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

David Clark has been living in Toronto since 1985. He fishes along Toronto’s harbour and the city’s parks every week all year with a few of his friends. Not every part of the experience is pleasant. “We’re constantly hooking wet wipes...Show More Summary

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