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Newsstand: November 21, 2014

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's been quite a week. Relax with some hot chocolate and the news: streetcar sex on King, Porter is still waiting to hear about its jets, and Rob Ford will sell the remainder of his bobble heads. Passengers on the 504 westbound streetcar Thursday around 5:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: International Transgender Day of Remembrance, Rush-Hour Snow, and Transit Trolls

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Today marked the 16th annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance, which raises awareness and honours the victims of transphobic violence. And for the first time, this day was marked by a flag-raising at City Hall. The raising […]

Toronto Theatres Have Sex—and Sexploitation—on the Brain

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Studio 180's NSFW satirizes skin mags, while Tarragon's Sextet finds harmony in erotic discord. NSFW The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street West) November 20–30 $15–$39 Sextet Tarragon Theatre (30 Bridgman Avenue) November 20–December 14 $27–$57 Lucy Kirkwood’s NSFW is a very funny play that leaves you feeling very sad. Show More Summary

Compulsory Voting: Better for Politics or Better for Populists?

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How mandatory voting could change elections in Toronto. Should Canada require citizens to vote or face a fine as Australia, Argentina, Brazil, and eight other countries do? Debate over the merits of compulsory voting seem to spring up every time there’s an election. Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Patreon Accounts for All!

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.

The Uncertain Future of the Finch LRT

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The light-rail route will face renewed opposition when council reconvenes. The Finch West LRT will, if and when it is constructed, run between the Finch West subway station and Humber College—a distance of 11 km. An environmental assessment...Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 20, 2014

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto Raptors extended an olive branch to Vince Carter by playing a tribute video honouring the former Raptor at Wednesday night's game. It's nice to see bygones be bygones, isn't it? In the news: Former TCHC houses are earning...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: The World’s Largest Plane, Uber Mayor-Elect, and the Award-Winning Jordan Tannahill

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Today was a very exciting day for Toronto plane and/or largest-things-in-the-world enthusiasts: the AN-225 Mriya, which happens to be the largest plane in the world, touched down at Pearson this past Monday and then took off from […]

Bob Your Head to This: The Secret Life of Pigeons

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

New documentary takes a look at nature's most misunderstood bird. If the internet has taught us anything, it’s that everyone loves a good downfall story. But let’s halt our gossip over questionable life choices for a moment, and talk about pigeons. Show More Summary

Love or Love: Lawrence Heights Remembers It All

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Members of the community share their memories as part of the neighbourhood's revitalization. It’s a familiar trope, and all the more satisfying for being true: sometimes your greatest weakness can become your greatest strength. For the...Show More Summary

Health Coalition Says Refugee Claimants Need Access to Social Assistance

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Group condemns proposed law that could limit access to social assistance for those who aren't permanent residents. A group representing health care and community organizations met in front of federal finance minister Joe Oliver’s office Tuesday morning to condemn a proposed law that could deny refugee claimants access to social assistance. Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Dirty Laundry, by Ben Stevenson

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The new EP from the Toronto-based singer and songwriter is dreamy, minimalistic, and darkly experimental. Originally from Edmonton and now based in Toronto, singer and songwriter Ben Stevenson mines his love for the electro-R&B sounds of artists such as Frank Ocean and Miguel for this chilled-out project. Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: Fabulous Cloverdale Mall

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From dance parties featuring the music of Pat Boone to new health-conscious initiatives, how the mall has served its south Etobicoke community since 1956. In many ways, Cloverdale Mall fulfils the visions of early shopping-centre designers: a convenient, one-stop destination at the heart of a suburban community. Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 19, 2014

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Forget kale—according to some Peruvians, frog juice is the real superfood. Yuck. There is no scientific evidence that it can actually cure asthma and bronchitis as claimed, so let's hope this trend isn't coming to Whole Foods any time soon. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Cufflink Vending Machines, Stolen Goods, and Frivolous Lawsuits

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Who hasn’t at some point thought, “I would like a doughnut right now, preferably one that’s all wrapped up and sitting in a large machine,” or “I would like a pair of cufflinks right now, preferably ones […]

City Trying to Shut Down Toronto Uber Service

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

City has filed an application for a court injunction against the company, citing an increased risk to passengers. This morning, the City submitted an application to the Superior Court for an injunction that would put a stop to Uber services within Toronto. Show More Summary

Empowering Young People Through Bikes

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How one local non-profit is helping create a new generation of cyclists in Toronto. Today, the average Toronto cyclist is a 35-year-old male who lives in the old City of Toronto and cycles in the West End along established bike lanes. Show More Summary

Giant Panda Finds Snow Absolutely Delightful

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Da Mao somersaults, rolls around, and generally frolics in a frenzy of snow appreciation. The weather is getting colder, the streets are getting snowier and saltier, and the number of daylight hours is shrinking: if you find yourself...Show More Summary

Public Works: How Houston Is Putting All Its Waste in One Bin

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The city wants to make separating trash from recycling a thing of the past—but critics say the idea isn't all it's cracked up to be. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 18, 2014

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Apparently Charles Manson was granted a marriage licence and plans to marry his 26-year-old fiancee some time before February. For the perpetually single, try not to let your morning be ruined by the fact that a convicted murderer will be married before you. Show More Summary

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