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Every Official NBA All-Star Player Emoji, Ranked

1 hour agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Poor Kevin Durant. Because the NBA is a sporting league that is down with the Youth Of Today and knows how Millennials Use The Social Media, they have created a set of special commemorative emoji to celebrate the 2016 All-Star Game in Toronto. Show More Summary

Toronto OkStupid Group Therapy Session

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An open mic night provides a platform for women share their "best worst" online conversations with potential suitors—but they're often sadder than they are funny. I pride myself on being the kind of person who shows up unreasonably early for everything—especially when my plans for the evening include a deadline and a word count. Show More Summary

The Mix: Fun With Fernet

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Four takes on a classic Italian bitter. In The Dark Knight Rises, loyal butler Alfred fantasizes about Bruce Wayne’s retirement from the cape. “Every year, I took a holiday. I went to Florence—there’s this cafe, on the banks of the Arno. Show More Summary

Vandalist: Daily Smile

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A much needed dose of mid-February positivity. BY: Bareket Kezwer LOCATIONS: Yonge and Bloor, Queen and Spadina, and Roncesvalles and High Park PHOTOS BY: Bareket Kezwer FIELD NOTES: Apparently the theme of February Vandalist is positivity! First it was Lovebot’s group hug, and now it’s the #365daysofsmile project. Show More Summary

Newsstand: February 12, 2016

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Canadians agree Uber can work "under the right circumstances," UP Express needs to lowers its fares, and surprise, surprise, most of our police force lives in the burbs. Nearly two thirds of Canadians think that while Uber should beShow More Summary

Drake Gets Key to the City

23 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

He's probably very emotional right now, you guys. Local cheerleader Drake is going to have a really good weekend. Not only is he hosting the NBA for all-star weekend, but he’ll receive the key to the city on Friday. The recording artist/producer, Raptor booster, and Degrassi alumnus becomes the first recipient of Toronto’s key to the city since Rob Ford gave it to […]

Extra, Extra: Wine To Hit Ontario Supermarket Shelves, Library’s Inspirational Collection Of V-Day Cards, and The End Of Jian Ghomeshi’s Trial

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Yet another reason to avoid those long weekend line-ups at the LCBO: the Toronto Star reported yesterday new privately-run wine distribution outlets are headed to Ontario supermarkets. The vino will be available at 70 grocery stores this […]

Torontoist Explains: How Extreme Cold Weather Alerts Work

It's another frigid day, and the Chief Medical Officer of Health has issued a cold weather alert. Here's what that means. Last winter was exceptionally brutal for Torontonians. February 2015 was the city’s coldest month on record, with the lowest temperature dropping to -25.5 C (-40 C with the wind chill). Show More Summary

City Labour Negotiations Continue as Union Offers Proposal

Union leaders stress job insecurity faced by workers. City workers who provide some of Toronto’s most essential services face so much job insecurity that many are left waiting for a phone call to tell them when they next work, union leaders told the media Wednesday. Show More Summary

The Canadian Government Must Do Better With LGBTQ Syrian Refugees

Just weeks before their February deadline for resettlement, immigration officials don't know how many LGBTQ Syrians have come to Canada. It has been nearly two months since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne welcomed the first planeload of Syrian refugees to Toronto. Show More Summary

Torontoist Explains: City Council Revenue Tools

Council's perennial budget woes could be solved with the right mix of revenue tools. Here's what those options are. I won’t call them revenue tools. I think that’s a misnomer. We have to have more taxes or fees to offset the cost of government. Show More Summary

Flushing Toronto’s Traffic Congestion With Gusto

Movie mayor Bert Xanadu on ending traffic wars—the 1973 way. It’s been said that the word “traffic” is derived from an Ancient Greek prefix meaning “unlanceable boil.” As God is my witness, I will lance Toronto’s boil. Man may have stopped...Show More Summary

Newsstand: February 11, 2016

In the news: top cardiologist faces disciplinary hearing, city councillors denounce UberX, the Raptors open a new decked-out-as-heck training facility, and 24/7 Jordan pop-up hits Toronto. A top cardiologist who was once described as...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Taxi Protest Cancelled, Karygiannis Clarifies Bey Remarks, and Yoga Studio Closure Sparks Twitter Rage

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Your Friday afternoon commute will not be as hellish as previously planned: Toronto taxi drivers called off their planned protest against Uber, a move that would have slowed traffic throughout the downtown core. The United Taxi Workers […]

Queen and Dovercourt Starbucks Closes, “Drake You Ho” Culprit Still at Large

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Have we solved the mystery of the "Drake You Ho" graffiti? Torontonians are devastated—devastated!—to find out that a cherished local landmark is closing. That’s right, the news is just beginning to settle that the Starbucks at Queen and Dovercourt will close on February 19th, and make way for the Natrel Milk Bar. Show More Summary

Deputy Police Chief Peter Sloly Retires

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The 49-year-old had been a candidate for chief, two years left on his contract, and sought police reform. Deputy Police Chief Peter Sloly, who was a candidate for the top job in 2015, is retiring from the Toronto Police Service, reports say. Show More Summary

How to Help Syrian Refugees Without Donating Money

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Refugees need your time, expertise, and stuff—not just your funding. There’s no shortage of love for Syrian refugees in Toronto, but knowing how to channel that desire to help can be tricky. It becomes especially confusing when you want to offer support and don’t have a wealth of disposable income. Show More Summary

Unwined: In Search Of Hidden Treasure

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Where to go and what to buy in anticipation of Valentine's Day. Heading out to Prince Edward County or Niagara to discover new wines can be a treat—there’s nothing quite like strolling through wineries with the sun shining down as you sip on homegrown vino. But it’s not feasible to spend every weekend in wine country. Instead, plan a trip to a Toronto LCBO for a local […]

Black Lives Matter Named Pride Toronto’s 2016 Honourary Group

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The advocacy group will help lead this year's Pride Parade. On July 27, 2015, advocacy group Black Lives Matter shut down a strip of Allen Road, near Eglinton Avenue, in protest of the deaths of two Toronto men. Andrew Loku was one of them; the 45-year-old died at the hands of police just steps away from the protest site 10 days earlier. The activists stood […]

Newsstand: February 10, 2016

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: Porter denies looking for a buyer, Leafs captain traded to the Senators in nine-player deal, and the Toronto Stock Exchange falls two per cent as prices of oil continue to plummet. Porter Airlines is denying a report stating that it is currently shopping for a buyer. Show More Summary

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