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Weekend Planner: August 30-September 1, 2014

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In this Weekend Planner: improvising Whedon, a swing fling, and quoting Mean Girls. Music: Forget California dreaming—we want you to partake in a full Hawaiian Fantasy with A Polynesian Music Theatre Extravaganza! Musician Laurance Tan will perform songs from the islands with the help of classical concert pianist Dr. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: A Very Loud Air Show, Raccoon Population Control, and Rob Ford’s Robbie Bobbies

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Depending on where you live in the city, you might have noticed a loud, rushing, deafening roar coming from the general region of the sky: that’s because the CNE air show is back, and it creates a […]

Pop-Up Goes the Museum

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

City's pop-up museums let Torontonians get up close and personal with local history. The term “pop-up” conjures images of hip retailers and restaurants occupying temporary storefronts. But the concept is spreading to other fields, too. Show More Summary

Bureaucrats Take the Fight for Waterfront LRT Straight to Higher Levels of Government

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

TTC CEO Andy Byford and city manager Joe Pennachetti are going over council's head and taking their proposal directly to the province and the feds. TTC CEO Andy Byford and city manager Joe Pennachetti believe Toronto needs a new light-rail...Show More Summary

Toronto Police Suicides Spark Call for Investigation

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Chief Bill Blair has been asked to report to the police board after two recent officer suicides. Within the past four months two Toronto police officers have hanged themselves, and the chair of the Toronto Police Services Board wants to know why. Show More Summary

Porter Airlines Planning to Sell Billy Bishop Terminal

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The sale is expected to net about $500 million, which the company would channel into expansion. Porter Airlines is putting its Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport passenger terminal on the market, reports the Wall Street Journal. People...Show More Summary

Vandalist: Cozy Love

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A post about yarn bombing a post. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Ossington Avenue and Harbord Street PHOTOS BY: Arnie Singh FIELD NOTES: It’s that time of year again. The days are getting a little shorter, the air is feeling a little crisper, and all the kids are sullen about their impending scholastic imprisonment. That’s right: fall is just around the corner. It’s time […]

Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios Creates Steampunk Wonderland

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

When you walk into the Grand Chapiteau venue, you're entering a bizarro steampunk contortionist dream. Cirque du Soleil is magical. Across from T&T Supermarket on Cherry Street, the pop-up striped tent transforms Polson Pier into a scene of fantastical fun—it’s a better location than any Las Vegas hotel or Orlando strip mall. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: August 29, 2014

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: the city's ghostly past, the smartest funnyman in the world, and the out-of-this-world offerings of Fan Expo. Offbeat: There’ll be a full moon in the sky, so it’ll be a good night to take a stroll as the sun goes down and learn about some of Toronto’s spookier history. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Retiring Councillors, Rare Baby Turtles, and Fighting Phrag

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. At city council today, longtime councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby (Ward 4 Etobicoke Centre) announced she would not be running for re-election. Mayor Rob Ford thanked her for her service, although in the past the two have had […]

The Bells and Whistles of Toronto’s New Streetcar

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

At the Hillcrest rail yard, the TTC showed off some of its hotly anticipated new vehicle's modern features. It’s just three more sleeps until Toronto’s new streetcars roll out on the 510 Spadina line, and during a media event today the TTC showed off some of the vehicle’s modern features at the Hillcrest rail yard on Bathurst Street. Show More Summary

Six Things to Do at Fan Expo 2014

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Because it's about more than just the costumes—there'll also be board games, and video games, and werewolf cops, and Richard Dreyfuss. (And also costumes.) Every year, just before the fall kicks in, it’s time for Fan Expo, the city’s...Show More Summary

Nick Dominelli Seeks Office in York-South Weston

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The former City staffer, who finished a close second to incumbent councillor Frank Di Giorgio in 2010, is making another run. Nick Dominelli made a bid for council seat in Ward 12, York-South Weston, during the 2010 election, finishing...Show More Summary

New Allegations Emerge About Rob Ford’s Time Coaching High School Football

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

According to Catholic school board documents, the mayor turned up drunk for practice, threatened a teacher, and forced players to roll in goose droppings. When Mayor Rob Ford was banned in May from coaching football at any Catholic school...Show More Summary

Poll Position: Rob Ford Gaining Support, Olivia Chow Losing Ground

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The first poll since Karen Stintz exited the race shows John Tory has retained his position as frontrunner, and Olivia Chow is losing momentum. If a mayoral election were held today, who would you vote for if the candidates were RobShow More Summary

Newsstand: August 28, 2014

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Tim Hortons debuted a spicy, savoury doughnut called the “Buffalo Crunch” at the Great New York State Fair this week. The treat is covered in buffalo-style chicken wing sauce and crunched-up kettle chips. If that wasn’t already enough, tortilla strips wade in a pool of buffalo sauce at the centre. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: August 28, 2014

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: the geektacular orgies of Fan Expo, bands take over Kensington Market, and exploring the universe. Festivals: Since you’re probably going to notice an increase in the number of interestingly dressed people downtown...Show More Summary

Highlights From David Soknacki’s Reddit AMA

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In an Ask Me Anything session, the mayoral candidate talked about transit, the police budget, open data, and more. This afternoon mayoral candidate David Soknacki took part in a Reddit AMA—that is, Ask Me Anything—during which he answered...Show More Summary

Nuit Blanche Announces Full Lineup for 2014

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The all-night art street party returns with 120 art projects aimed at inspiring curiosity, wonder, and some audience participation. From Saturday, October 4 at 6:53 p.m. until sunrise on Sunday, October 5, the city will once again be...Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Stranger Things Have Happened, by Shi Wisdom

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto artist's latest EP is a delicious, moody slice of R&B that you might have overlooked. If you didn’t check out Shi Wisdom’s latest when it first dropped a few months back, now is the time to get caught up. When it comes to...Show More Summary

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