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Torontoist Week in Review: May 19-22

11 hours 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. Torontoist Explains: Cap and Trade In April, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that Ontario would implement a “cap and trade” system to reduce greenhouse […]

The Big Five: May 22-24

12 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five. Doors Open Toronto Various Locations May 23-24 Free. More than 155 buildings across the city will open their doors for free walking tours this weekend in this once-a-year discovery weekend, […]

Chief City Planner Jennifer Keesmaat on How to Think About the Gardiner

13 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The City Planner prefers a grand boulevard over "antiquated, dark, crumbling infrastructure." In conversation with former Chief City Planner Paul Bedford earlier today, Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat came out strongly in favour of removing the Gardiner east in order to create a boulevard. Show More Summary

Photoist: The Art of Passing Time

14 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Unwined at the Farmers’ Markets

16 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This year marks the second year of a pilot program from the government that allows wineries to sell wine at farmers’ markets. This means that wineries who currently don’t have space on LCBO shelves get a chance to sell their wines outside of the wineries themselves, and that those wineries that do have LCBO representation […]

TCDSB Accepts Report Recommendations After Double Shooting

18 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

While the school board accepted all 33 recommendations, funding questions remain to see whether they will be implemented. The long-awaited Safe Schools Panel Inquiry was presented to Toronto Catholic District School Board trustees Thursday...Show More Summary

Vandalist: Cherry On Top

19 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This artist has mad skulls. BY: Johnny Cakes LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Mark Beauchamp FIELD NOTES: Grotesque ice cream is a trend that’s sweeping the nation (and by trend we mean we’ve featured this and one other great example, and by nation we mean Toronto). We assume it’s because graffiti artists are so pleased it’s ice cream eating season that […]

Newsstand: May 22, 2015

20 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For Friday, think about the people around you: the precariously employed people making up half the city's workforce, the Serbian Orthodox Church leader asked to step down, and the teachers clashing with provincial government who may soon be legislated back to work. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Steamwhistle Pumps Up Local Cycling, Labour is More Precarious, and the Star Remembers Marlene Arpe

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Toronto Star “Stargazing” columnist Malene Arpe passed away suddenly today, eliciting an outpouring of grief on social media from readers and colleagues alike. She will be missed. Steamwhistle Brewery has come up with a novel promotion. The […]

Four Good Reasons Why the Pan Am Games Won’t Suck

With 50 days left before the Games, we reflect on reasons to be optimistic for the athletic extravaganza. The mere mention of the upcoming Pan Am Games has the power to elicit a very special kind of groan from…well, almost everyone who lives downtown. Show More Summary

Taxis and Hot Dogs: The Uber Controversy and Dysfunctional Municipal Regulation

With Uber and taxis, the City has the opportunity to do licensing and regulation differently, and finally get it right. The popularity of the Uber private driver service has forced cities around the world to take a hard look at their taxi licensing systems. Show More Summary

Glad Hand: The Context of Our Time

Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s weekly political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb.

Shaw Festival 2015: Beards, Beach Balls, and Emancipated Women

Niagara's annual theatre fête kicks off with complementary—but unequal—productions of Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea and Shaw's You Never Can Tell. The Lady from the Sea Court House Theatre (26 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake) Runs to Sept. Show More Summary

Newsstand: May 21, 2015

Happy Little-Friday! Today in the news, a gruesome alleged Uber incident that might tip the local debate in favour of licensed taxicabs, Fiona Crean sets her sights on the province, and a local comedian puts her foot down against sexual harassment onstage. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Babcock Joins the Leafs, Community Newspaper Investigated for Hate Crimes, and the Police Chief Gets Sworn In

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday's end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The Toronto Maple Leafs have a new...Show More Summary

Development Signs Could Become Less Boring, More Readable

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Worthwhile Toronto initiative could see the City "sell democracy" through better design. The current signage for Toronto’s development proposals are anything but inviting: the language is boring, the images uninspiring or difficult to decipher, and consequently the offer to become involved seems disingenuous. Show More Summary

The End of The Simpsons’ Era

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The wildly popular Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play might be a sign of the death knell of the show's cultural resonance. It’s the longest-running televised cartoon, and it’s spawned comics, a movie, music albums, and countless merch.Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: Town & Country

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

One of Toronto's first all-you-can-eat "French" buffets. Once upon a time, the all-you-can-eat buffet was marketed as an exotic experience with a touch of European class. Descended from the Swedish smorgasbord, the mid-20th-century buffet was marketed as a way to sample fancy dishes drawn from a United Nations of cuisines. Show More Summary

Photoist: Last Night’s Sunset

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Sound Advice: Junia-T, Soul Motivators, D.O. Gibson

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

#ICYMI, a roundup of noteworthy musical happenings in the city some call The 6. Junia-T has summer on his mind: The underrated hip-hop artist dropped the strong Eye See You LP late last year and the new video for single “We Got This” now sees the light of day. Set in sunny Los Angeles, the […]

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