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Vintage Toronto Ads: Season’s Greetings

A sampling of holiday-themed ads, featuring merry messages from brewers, department stores, disgraced politicians, and more. A scene from Christmas past… or Christmas present? A front-page story from the December 22, 1964, edition of...Show More Summary

Newsstand: December 24, 2014

Dear Christmas shopping lollygaggers: your time is almost up! Merry almost-Christmas! In the news: a Toronto restaurant owner fends off a robber, the Scarborough Subway needs a fourth station according to Glenn De Baeremaeker, two former...Show More Summary

2014 Hero: Antonia Zerbisias and Sue Montgomery

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nominated for: creating a safe space in social media where women can talk about sexual assault. Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Show More Summary

2014 Hero: The Fort York Neighbourhood

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nominated for: rejuvenating a historic site and the surrounding neighbourhood. Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Show More Summary

2014 Hero: Julie Dumais Osborne, of Bad Dog Theatre

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nominated for: leading Bad Dog Theatre to its new home in Toronto's "comedy corridor." Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Show More Summary

2014 Hero: David Soknacki

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nominated for: showing us that political campaigns can be better than our worst impulses. Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Show More Summary

2014 Hero: Long Winter

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nominated for: creating performance art for all ages and incomes. Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Show More Summary

2014 Hero: Pink Umbrellas

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nominated for: demonstrating the difference between cost and value. Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Show More Summary

2014 Hero: Steve Murray/Chip Zdarsky

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nominated for: ruling both the internet and the comics industry with cuteness and crassness. Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Show More Summary

2014 Hero: The Toronto Raptors

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Cast your ballot until 5 p.m. on December 30. At noon on December 31, we’ll reveal your choices for Toronto’s Superhero and […]

2014 Hero: Mustafa the Poet

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nominated for: giving voice to his vision of a better Toronto. Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Show More Summary

2014 Hero: The Theatre Centre’s New Home

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nominated for: inspiring cultural institutions to put more life into live performances. Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Show More Summary

2014 Hero: Nathan Fielder

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nominated for: making Nathan for You one of television's greatest pleasures. Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Show More Summary

2014 Hero: WorldPride

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nominated for: inviting Toronto to honour and express its pride on a world stage. Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Show More Summary

2014 Hero: Michael Wekerle

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nominated for: saving the El Mocambo. Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Cast your ballot until 5 p.m. on December 30. At noon on December 31, we’ll reveal your choices for Toronto’s Superhero and […]

2014 Hero: New Streetcars

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nominated for: short-turning transit cynicism. Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Cast your ballot until 5 p.m. on December 30. At noon on December 31, we’ll reveal your choices for Toronto’s Superhero and […]

2014 Hero: Toronto Voters

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nominated for: turning out in record numbers. Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Cast your ballot until 5 p.m. on December 30. At noon on December 31, we’ll reveal your choices for Toronto’s Superhero and […]

2014 Hero: Shirtless Jogger

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nominated for: spontaneously giving our former mayor a piece of his mind. Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Show More Summary

2014 Villain: Not-So-Latent Bigotry on the Campaign Trail

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nominated for: encouraging the ignorant and intolerant and demeaning our public discourse. Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Show More Summary

2014 Villain: Sam Sotiropoulos (@TrusteeSam)

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Nominated for: spreading bigotry and hate while serving as a TDSB trustee. Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains—the people, places, things, and ideas that have had the most positive and negative impacts on the city over the past 12 months. Show More Summary

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