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Ashley Madison’s Ugly Mirror

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The hack of the Toronto-based infidelity site reveals uncomfortable truths about the society in which we live. Don't want to get caught #cheating? Read this! http://t.co/lJ15IbKRXS — Ashley Madison (@ashleymadison) July 19, 2015 “Life is short. Show More Summary

A Farewell to Videofag

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The beloved Kensington arts space will be shuttering its doors after its upcoming season. William Ellis and Jordan Tannahill were artistic and romantic partners when they founded Videofag, the memorably monikered performance space in Kensington Market, three years ago. Show More Summary

All The Food That Will Break Your Heart At The CNE

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We tried the most extreme foods this year's CNE has to offer, so that you don't have to. Two years ago, Corbin Smith and I had the dubious pleasure of telling all of Torontoist‘s fine readers what they should avoid eating at the CNE....Show More Summary

Photoist: Pop Tables

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Pop Tables by Lori Whelan Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

Newsstand: August 25, 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Happy Tuesday! In the news: Wynne signs a political accord with First Nations in Ontario, former MOCCA location to be condo site, and a violent week in Toronto provokes anxiety. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Ontario regional Chief...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Hunger Strikes at the Toronto South Detention Centre, Toronto Raccoons Invade the Wall Street Journal, and the TTC Serves 30 Billion

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Inmates at the Toronto South Detention Centre are threatening to stage another hunger strike in protest of what they say are increasingly routine lockdowns, according to a corrections union official. Jordan Brown, an inmate and strike organizer, […]

Summer FOMO Checklist

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With the end of summer in sight, we've put together a list of things you should probably do before sweater weather makes its grisly appearance. The CNE has begun its annual butter-sculpture-and-foods-on-sticks extravaganza. Smell that? It’s ragweed in full bloom. Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: Manufactured Landscapes, Stories We Tell, and The Social Network

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a gorgeous and disturbing look at industrial wastelands, Sarah Polley’s moving family history, and the story of the birth of Facebook. Manufactured Landscapes Directed by Jennifer Baichwal

Torontoist Explains: The Ontario Municipal Board

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The OMB exerts great influence over how Toronto's cityscape is shaped. We explain how the controversial land-use planning tribunal works. Torontoist Explains is a recurring series where we tell you everything you need to know about local issues, ideas, and how things work. Show More Summary

Photoist: Electric Midway

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Electric Midway by Phil Marion Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

Televisualist: Sadly, There Is No Great British Blade-Off

4 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 The Abyss is, at this point, perhaps the least-famous of James Cameron’s films that isn’t Piranha Part Two: The Spawning, but it remains one of his […]

Newsstand: Monday, August 24

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news this fine Monday: a man says he was beaten outside last year's OVO Fest afterparty, a car was found in the bottom of a pit, and one man's swim across Lake Ontario. This year’s fatal shooting related to the OVO Fest afterparty...Show More Summary

Historicist: A Toronto Journalist Reports from the USSR in 1932

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Frederick Griffin, the ace reporter of the Star, spends the summer of 1932 touring the USSR. Frederick Griffin was generally impressed with the Soviet Union. For eight weeks in the summer of 1932, the Star‘s ace reporter explored the country, recording his impressions and insights for readers back home in a long series of dispatches. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: August 22, 2015

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Are you ready for a heavy dose of Saturday news? Best to get it over with before you enjoy your day. The Catholic Children's Aid Society is embroiled in a strange legal battle with an angry father, the riding of Eglinton-Lawrence is one to watch, and mental health services in Peel are a work in progress. Show More Summary

Torontoist Week in Review: August 17-21

6 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. 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. Show More Summary

Working on Shows, And Community, With Musical Works In Concert

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The concert series for musicals in development aims to cultivate audiences as well as new shows, and use them to fine tune potential hits in the making. Musical Works in Concert Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst Street) August 20 – August 23 $20-$50 Toronto has for decades been known as a testing ground for musicals. Show More Summary

Video: The Urbane Explorer Goes to the Ex

The Urbane Explorer goes beyond Bessarion to check out everyone's favourite end-of-summer exhibition. The Ex is all about exploring. You can explore the creative (and sometimes gross) offerings at the Food Building, the animals who chill...Show More Summary

Inherent Weisse: Bristlin’ Burdocks! The Burdock Officially Launches Their Beer

While Toronto is home to some fantastic examples such as Bellwoods Brewery, The Granite and Mill Street among others, the idea of the new generation of brewpubs either in development or recently opened here has elicited reactions of skepticism and cynicism from many in the beer scene. When it comes to the beer, nightmarish images […]

Photoist: Halls of Justice

Halls of Justice by Javin Lau. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Vandalist: Burnt Bacon

A mural that looks as good as its namesake tastes BY: Bacon LOCATION: Parkdale PHOTO BY: CheechAndBong FIELD NOTES: Giving yourself the handle “Bacon” is genius. Named after the widely adored food, Bacon must be winning everyone’s hearts (and stomachs). Show More Summary

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