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Extra, Extra: U of T Research Facility Receives $114 Million Grant, Just Desserts’ Bittersweet Bash, and FHRITP

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The University of Toronto has received a $114 million from the federal government, the largest single research grant in the school’s history. Under the Canada First Excellence Research Fund, Minister of State for Science and Technology Ed […]

Poll Position: Majority Supports 2024 Olympic Bid

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With the Pan Am Games at a close, Toronto now has to decide whether or not to submit a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. “Do you support of oppose Toronto making a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games?” Approve: 61% Disapprove: 30%...Show More Summary

Olivia Chow Announces Federal Run, Sets Matchup Against Adam Vaughan

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Former mayoral candidate confirms return to federal politics with a bid for Spadina-Fort York. She’s ba-ack. This morning, Olivia Chow confirmed suspicions of her planned return to federal politics, and announced official plans to accept the NDP nomination and run to be the Member of Parliament for the Spadina-Fort York riding. Show More Summary

Black Lives Matter Protests on the Allen Expressway

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Yesterday, Black Lives Matter took over Allen Road to share their message, and some people chose to focus on their tactics. Hundreds of protesters took to Eglinton Gilbert Parkette yesterday evening to demand justice for Jermaine Carby and Andrew Loku, who both recently died at the hands of local police. Show More Summary

TIFF Announces 40th Anniversary Opening Lineup

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The festival celebrates its 40th anniversary with a reciprocating saw-sporting Jake Gyllenhaal and a man-bunned Paul Gross. TIFF CEO Piers Handling and Artistic Director Cameron Bailey took to the TIFF Bell Lightbox this morning to announce the first wave of programming for the festival’s 40th anniversary. Show More Summary

Photoist: Dark Art

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Dark Art by JD’s Photography. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Newsstand: July 28, 2015

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We're sweating, and it's not the because of athletic exertion. Today's headlines: changes before the Parapan Am Games, a Black Lives Matter Toronto protest shuts down part of Allen Road, and the Supreme Court gets another Conservative-appointed judge. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: The RCMP Wants to Be Your Facebook Friend, Jeff Lyons Passes Away at 75, and A New Aga Khan Exhibit

Have your Facebook posts ever been “liked” by a waddle of penguins? If so, the RCMP may be watching you. Officers reportedly created a fake Facebook profile, Bebop Arooney, with a profile picture of three penguins gathered on a beach, to monitor and communicate more than two dozen Toronto organizations. These groups included Black Lives […]

Rep Cinema This Week: Sentimental Education, Stories We Tell, The Look of Silence

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: an experimental riff on Flaubert, Sarah Polley’s moving family saga, and a sobering critique of the Indonesian death squads. Show More Summary

Spotted: Blazing Tower Power

SPOTTED BY: Tharanga Ramanayake WHERE: CityPlace WHEN: Sunday, July 26, 10:00 p.m. WHAT:The Pan Am Games closed with a literal bang, as evidenced by the time-lapse footage from one Torontoist reader of last night’s jaw-dropping CN Tower fireworks display. According to Joshua Hind, the PANAMANIA site manager at Nathan Phillips Square, the CN Tower display […]

Torontoist Explains: How Heat Alerts Work

We know it feels like heat-alert weather, but what does that mean and how does Toronto Public Health respond? Earlier today, Toronto Public Health declared a heat alert for the city, as temperatures are expected to hit 38 degrees Celsius with the humidex. Show More Summary

Photoist: Fire in the Sky

Fire in the Sky by Jason Cook. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Televisualist: In Which Television Goes Down Under

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 Earlier this year, Banished was BBC Two’s biggest premiere in a long time: the series, a drama about the first British penal colony in Australia, got […]

Newsstand: July 27, 2015

It's still hot as all get-out, so don't... get out... if you don't have to. And please blame the bad joke on the weather. In the news today: a Toronto bid on the 2024 Olympics seems increasingly likely, Eve Adams lost her Liberal nomination, and when Kanye West performed last night boring haters didn't destroy the city. Show More Summary

Historicist: Toronto’s Yiddish Playhouse

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Standard Theatre as a centre of Jewish cultural life in Toronto. As an expression of a new, secular Jewish culture, “Yiddish theatre served an important psychological function for the Jewish immigrant” in Toronto, historian Stephen A. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: July 25, 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Some heavy news for this Saturday morning: police are trying to combat gun crime in the city with SWAT-style raids of families' homes, TCHC wants more power to kick out and ban people, and the city's homeless shelters are working overtime despite the warm weather. Show More Summary

Daily PANAMANIA Tip Sheet: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Calle 13, and Aline Morales & Baque de Bamba

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

You know what’s world-class? PANAMANIA’s music festival programming. Here’s our guide to the must-see free music shows of the day, every day, during the fest. - Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Panamania Live @ Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen Street West) Friday, July 24 at 9:45 p.m. 29-year-old New Orleans bandleader Troy Andrews (or, if […]

Torontoist Week In Review: July 20-24

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. Mimico Creek Ducks Return Home A week-and-a-half ago, an accident on Highway 427 resulted in a 6,000 litre oil spill, some of which […]

Inherent Weisse: Things To Do, People To See, Beer To Drink

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Well, it took its sweet time, but we seem to be actually getting a warm summer now and that means that we’re all more prone to going out and having some fun. As you’ve no doubt heard, this weekend is the Toronto Festival of Beer, arguably the city’s largest beer festival. However, if watching dudebros […]

Photoist: All Red Off Brock Avenue

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

All Red Off Brock Ave. by Stafree. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

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