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UberX Legalized, Accused in Stabbing Fires her Lawyer, and an Esports Bar

16 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. After what seems like months in a City Council meeting yesterday, people who want to use UberX now have a legal and regulated way to do so. Show More Summary

Dear City Council, Community Groups Are Not Lobbyists

19 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Denzil Minnan-Wong's latest proposal would create unnecessary roadblocks for civic action, argues advocacy group Women in Toronto Politics. If advocacy is lobbying, then volunteering is employment and corporations are voters. The proposal...Show More Summary

A Toronto Developer Made a Video Game Where You Get Carded

19 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What it’s like to be Black in Toronto, told through pixels. You’re on your way to work when you see him—a cop, leaning against his cruiser. He eyes you warily, head swivelling to follow your movements. Before you can pass him by, heShow More Summary

How the Poet Laureate of Toronto Wants to Celebrate the City’s Diversity

22 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Anne Michaels wants your voice to be heard. Did you know that April was National Poetry Month? As we bid it adieu, ciao, shalom, ha det, ???? ???, ?? ???????, doei doei, bok, and hágoónee’, let’s reflect on the untapped wealth of literature that resides in our colourful city. Show More Summary

Toronto Zoo Considers High-Speed Train Technology to Replace the Old Monorail

22 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Hovering, driverless trains, reaching 200 kilometres per hour seem hardly practical for a city zoo, but Toronto’s is poised to get one free of charge. Here’s why. Robin Hale, the Toronto Zoo’s chief operating officer, remembers riding the Domain Ride and is often asked whether the Zoo plans to bring it back. Show More Summary

Ford Family Wanted an Open Casket, Toronto Journalists Join the Weed Beat, and Drake Steals Photo on Instagram

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The Ford family wanted you to see late councillor Rob Ford‘s body in an open casket, but those requests were denied by City Hall staff. Show More Summary

Rewriting Art History and the Bible on Stage with Botticelli in the Fire and Sunday in Sodom

Jordan Tannahill’s audacious pair of one-act plays bring Canadian Stage's season to a blazing conclusion. Botticelli in the Fire and Sunday in Sodom Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street) Runs to May 15 Tickets: $24–$53 Brad Fraser...Show More Summary

Why Parents of Autistic Children Plan to Protest at Queen’s Park this Thursday

They're furious about Ontario's changes to services and funding for their kids. Tara Ranger has a lot on her plate. Her son, who is six years old, has autism. His needs, however, are milder than other children, and as a result, he was discharged from a government-run therapy program, called intensive behavioural intervention, or IBI therapy. Show More Summary

How the Toronto Dailies Covered the Invictus Games Announcement

Oh, and the Raptors need some serious love. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. This morning’s Front Page Challenge is that rare thing: all five of Toronto’s daily papers feature...Show More Summary

I Want Your Job: Guitar-Making Gurus

When the Frank brothers aren't crafting guitars they're playing in their band. But this gig really is "already the dream job." Out of a workshop in Toronto’s east end Tim and Nick Frank craft electric guitars for a living. Their older brother Jon manages the business, which opened shop two years ago. Show More Summary

The May 2016 City Council Liveblog: Uber, Bloor Bike Lanes, and Replacing Rob Ford

Follow along as we fact-check and analyze the ongoing council debate. If the City Clerk’s office charged surge pricing for sitting in council chambers, they would make so much money this meeting. On this meeting’s Council agenda: a debate...Show More Summary

What to Look Forward to at Toronto’s First-Ever Pride Month

Pride Toronto unveils jam-packed June schedule to celebrate LGBTQ life in the city. Pride in Toronto this year is chock full of firsts. For the first time in its history—since its humble beginning as a tiny gathering at Hanlan’s Point—the...Show More Summary

City Council Preview: May 2016

This month: the highly anticipated Uber vs. taxi debate, much-needed child care, and filling Rob Ford's shoes. This City Council meeting will be a busy one, with taxis, bike lanes, Rob Ford’s replacement, the TORONTO sign, and more on the agenda. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Justin Bieber Upsets PETA, The Raptors Move On, and the CBC Buys Pot

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. A photo posted by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on Apr 30, 2016 at 4:05pm PDT Justin Bieber has come under fire again, this time from PETA. Show More Summary

Top Next-Generation Degrassi Toronto Hangouts

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Whatever it takes, I know I can make it to these locations. By Erica Lenti • Illustration by Evan Munday Degrassi: the show is a beloved city staple. In all of its iterations, the franchise has been on the air for 35 years. Its characters...Show More Summary

Hot Docs: Future Baby, Migrant Dreams, and Off the Rails

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Hot Docs livens your weekend with films about the migrant worker crisis in Canada, the eerie but possibly hopeful future signalled by new reproductive technologies, and a compulsive bus hijacker who only wants to get his passengers to...Show More Summary

Should Busking Be Banned at Yonge and Dundas?

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Two Torontoist contributors square off on the issue. In Torontoist vs. Torontoist, two contributors face off to debate a current issue, idea, or event. One of Toronto’s busiest intersections could soon get a lot quieter. On April 28,...Show More Summary

Where’s Newsstand?

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's moved! Wondering where Newsstand went, dear Torontoist reader? We’re happy to announce that our daily morning news roundup is now a newsletter, sent exclusively to Torontoist supporters. So, if you want to start your day with local...Show More Summary

How the Ontario Food Terminal Works

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We head inside the fast-paced world of buying and selling produce. It’s Friday at 3:30 a.m., the sort of hour that falls into the uncertain realm between yesterday and tomorrow. I’m outside the Bondi Produce head office on an industrial side street in South Etobicoke. Show More Summary

Televisualist: Adele, The Good Wife, and Donald Trump

3 days 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 Houdini and Doyle—it’s sort of like...Show More Summary

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