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Road Salt Is Toxic And Should Be Regulated

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Each winter, more than 120,000 tonnes of salt is dumped on Toronto pavement. Brought To You By Toronto and Region Conservation. Nearly every surface of the city was slick with ice when Angela Wallace left home to pick up her children after school on February 7. Show More Summary

Now and Then: The Stories of Draper Street

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A corner of Toronto with a rich Black history Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. The future site of Draper Street, which runs one way from Front Street West to Wellington Street West, first appears on a map in 1833. Show More Summary

Spit Rhymes and Champagne at Hip Hop Karaoke’s Tenth Anniversary

It's also the finale for the monthly series (for now). For 10 years now, on a monthly basis, MCs More or Les and Abdominal have handed over the mics to hip-hop heads who wanted to take a turn doing classic rap songs, with DJ Ted Dancin’ (and earlier in the run, DJs Numeric and Dalia) behind the decks. Show More Summary

Watch Out, Wildcat!, One Night Only

Hardcore fans consider this their best show. Sex T-Rex has earned five-star reviews three years running at the Toronto Fringe Festival from Torontoist for their physical and cinematically inspired comedic plays, but many of the troupe’s long-time hardcore fans consider Watch Out, Wildcat! their best show. Show More Summary

Chaos at Council

Councillors accidentally unbalanced the budget. At midnight. In what Speaker Nunziata mused was the longest single session of the current term, Toronto City Council passed the 2017 Budget early on Thursday morning in a 27-16 vote. But only after accidentally unbalancing the budget. Show More Summary

Rebel Media’s Freedom Rally Was Bonkers

"It's good to be in a room with severely normal people," Kellie Leitch told the crowd Rebel Media‘s “Freedom Rally” at Canada Christian College in Toronto on February 15 was as chilling as you can imagine. Some of the hundreds in attendance did not hold back their support for the conservative speakers. Show More Summary

Spend All the Hours of Your Weekend with the Wavelength Family

Wavelength's music smorgasbord goes all weekend long. The 17th edition of the Wavelength Music Festival is jammed with great local acts and cool programming, much of it in partnership with other music programmers. There are nightly showcases, featuring well known acts like Han Han, Fake Palms, and Julie Doiron. Show More Summary

Bring Tissues to How Black Mothers Say I Love You

Trey Anthony's follow-up to her hit Da Kink in My Hair. Trey Anthony’s How Black Mothers Say I Love You had its world premiere at the Factory Theatre last year, and that short run was popular enough that it’s back for a month this February. Show More Summary

John Tory Defends Blackface in 2012 Video

The Toronto mayor now admits that he was wrong. An audio recording from 2012 resurfaced on Wednesday in which Mayor John Tory defended the practice of blackface, arguing that it “didn’t seem to fit into the definition of racism.” “IShow More Summary

See City Stories Selected by Spacing

Toronto's urbanist magazine plays host at The Garrison tonight. Influential Toronto civic issues publication Spacing and local company Pressgang Theatre, which specializes in theatrical storytelling, are joining forces for the first live taping of the Spacing Radio podcast series. Show More Summary

Happy Valentine’s Day from Toronto City Council

Our raccoon reporter digs up valentines from City Hall recycling bins. Yesterday, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Alberta NDP tweeted a valentine that went over about as well as any oil-pipeline-themed valentine could possibly go, which is to say horribly. Show More Summary

Municipal Budget 2017: The Special Council Meeting Liveblog

Photo by Himy Syed from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. How to Follow Along Follow the Agenda?? City Hall Council Chambers (100 Queen Street West)? January 31, 9:30 a.m. Resources: How Property Taxes Work In Toronto City Hall Budget Terms,...Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered Trump and Trudeau’s First Date

PM Selfie visits You-Know-Who In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travelled down to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump. It’s been a longstanding tradition that Canada is one of the first nations to get to meet with the new American President. Show More Summary

Protecting Toronto’s Music Venues

Toronto will never be "music city" if all our small venues turn into Starbucks Amidst a string of venue closures over the past few months, the Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council met on Monday for the first time this year, in part...Show More Summary

Sample The Rhubarb Festival’s Emerging Queer Performance Art

Beloved past Rhubarb performances to be featured at launch party February 15. The Rhubarb Festival is back, as big and gay as ever. That’s in part thanks to the Department of Canadian Heritage, which, after withdrawing funding in 2013,...Show More Summary

Find Out How All-Star Reporters Like Daniel Dale Cover Donald Trump

Top Trump fact-checker honed his skills covering Rob Ford in Toronto Does it feel like there’s mentally taxing and consuming news coming daily out of America’s sharply divided political sphere and their mendacious head of state? Now imagine if following it and separating truth from fiction was your job. Show More Summary

Neethan Shan is Now a City Councillor, But Will He Stay Put?

Run, Neethan, run. Neethan Shan is Toronto’s newest councillor for Ward 42, Scarborough-Rouge River, who handily won last night’s by-election. With his win, Shan becomes the first Tamil Canadian on Toronto City Council, after the seat was vacated by Raymond Cho. Show More Summary

The Toronto Star Editorial Board is Not Your Ally

The Star editorial board members should take several seats. Once again, the Toronto Star has offered unsolicited, vaguely offensive, and extremely unhelpful advice to Pride Toronto. In an editorial published online Friday, “Toronto police...Show More Summary

Historicist: Opening the Eaton Centre

The downtown attraction debuted 40 years ago with pomp and free shoe horns. 9:10 a.m., February 10, 1977. Chaos reigned on the platforms of Dundas station, which was jammed beyond capacity with people eager to attend the opening of the Eaton Centre. Show More Summary

Giorgio Mammoliti Cries Fowl

Councillor Mammoliti continues to be weird and bad Well, Giorgio’s at it again. In a press release, Councillor Mammoliti (Ward 7, York West) called out Mayor John Tory for declining his invite to a meeting with “hundreds and hundreds” of taxpayers next Monday night in Ward 7. Show More Summary

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