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Extra, Extra: Royal York to Be Sold, a Big Win for Polls, and David Soknacki to Join Team Tory

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. An ownership shuffle is afoot at Toronto’s historic Royal York Hotel. According to the Toronto Star, real estate company KingSett will nab a 60 per cent interest in the hotel, worth just over $110 million. Meanwhile, the […]

John Tory Delivers First Press Conference as Mayor-Elect

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Outside City Hall this afternoon, Tory spoke about transitioning into office and getting former opponents on his team. This afternoon mayor-elect John Tory was at Nathan Phillips Square, where he delivered his first press conference since winning the 2014 Toronto mayoral election Monday night. Show More Summary

Local Art as Experience at Elephant in the Attic

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Through eclectic curating and collaboration, this new Dundas West art shop is doing things differently. Accessibility is a challenge in the art world. Fresh-faced artists have a difficult time finding an audience, or a place within the art community—and art enthusiasts have a difficult time finding those underrepresented artists. Show More Summary

Public Works: Creating a Natural Swimming Pool in the Heart of Berlin

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Swimming, boardwalks, and wetlands could transform a bustling Berlin tourist area—and bring the city together with nature like never before. 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

Election 2014: We Needed Better Than This

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto's most vulnerable populations, and the quality of our public discourse, are not much better off today than they were under Rob Ford. In John Tory’s victory speech Monday night, he said, “Tonight we start the work of building one Toronto.” He has spoken relentlessly during this campaign about the need for goodwill and unity. Show More Summary

Lessons from Rob Ford’s City Hall

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto would be remiss to forget the past four years. A reflection on where to find inspiration in the Ford era, and what we need to do next. I was an unlikely attendee at my first city council meeting, in May 2011. I wasn’t a journalist...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: October 28, 2014

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: Anishinaabe art, the paintings of Alex Colville, and singing Mormons. Ongoing… Art: “Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes“ is a collaborative effort of the AGO and the Smithsonian...Show More Summary

Election 2014: City Council Still Doesn’t Look Like the City

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Once again, Toronto's representatives don't reflect the population that elected them. Many observers have already commented that this election demonstrated the power of incumbency: 37 of the 38 sitting councillors who were running won back their seats. Show More Summary

Newsstand: October 28, 2014

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Dear Norm Kelly, thanks for being the greatest almost-but-not-really mayor this city has ever had. Mayor Tory has some big shoes to fill. In the news: John Tory is our new mayor, a roundup of all the new faces coming to city council, John Nunziata says he was assaulted outside of a polling station, and mayoral race highlights from around the GTA. Show More Summary

Liveblog: Municipal Election 2014

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Results, analysis, fact-checks, and more. Follow along as Toronto elects its new mayor and city council. Click on any ward to see council results. Colours indicate which mayoral candidate won in each ward: We’ve been in campaign mode...Show More Summary

Why We Must Talk About White Privilege

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The idea that systemic racism has victims but no benefactors is a lie we must confront and destroy. In the last days of Toronto’s municipal election campaign, front-runner John Tory was asked—in the wake of a growing wave of racist attacks...Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: Listen Up Philip, Force Majeure, and Maps to the Stars

4 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 bracing new dramedy from one of the luminaries of the American independent scene, a wry dark comedy about marriage and male cowardice from Sweden, and a showbiz satire from Toronto’s own David Cronenberg. Listen Up […]

Scene: Clay & Paper Theatre’s Night of Dread

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Giant puppets, masked performers, and costumed revellers hit the streets to mock our fear of Us versus Them. WHERE: Dufferin Grove Park WHEN: Saturday, October 25, 4 p.m. WHAT: The 15th annual Night of Dread, organized by Clay & Paper Theatre. Show More Summary

Televisualist: The Versatility of the Frozen North

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 Toronto municipal election is here at long last. You have numerous options for coverage: if you want all-night coverage, there’s OMNI (starting at 8 p.m.), […]

The Rise of Islamophobia in Toronto’s Election

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

School Board candidate Ausma Malik has been the target of Islamphobic slurs, and she's not the only one. We need to stand against these vile attacks. Ausma Malik is running for school board trustee in Trinity-Spadina. She wears the hijab,...Show More Summary

Where to Watch the Municipal Election

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From free beer, to bingo, to burlesque, we round up the best Toronto has to offer on election night 2014. Election day has arrived at long last, and whether you’re looking for in-depth analysis, a bit of levity, or just beer, the city’s got you covered. Show More Summary

Newsstand: October 27, 2014

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Finally, the day of reckoning has arrived. Our patience has been rewarded, and by this time tomorrow we will have a new mayor, new city council, and nearly four merciful years without municipal campaigning. That alone is a victory. In...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: October 27, 2014

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: an election viewing party, Canada's tainted blood scandal, and the cream of the city's comedy. Civic Engagement: Torontonians across the city will likely be glued to TV sets, and those who’ve been campaigning...Show More Summary

Historicist: The Tiny Perfect Candidate

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

David Crombie and reformist council candidates rode upon a wave of discontent to capture City Hall in 1972. Victory took a while to sink in for David Crombie. As returns flowed into his campaign headquarters at 887 Yonge Street on December 4, 1972, he sat in a back room for several hours watching television coverage. Show More Summary

The Strange Journey of Ari Goldkind

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Over the past four years, countless Torontonians frustrated with Rob Ford have engaged themselves in municipal politics for the first time. This one decided to run for mayor. There are two Ari Goldkinds: the one before the gunshot, and the one after. Show More Summary

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