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Scarborough Transit Riders Have Been Lied To About the One-Stop Subway

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Most commuters did not know that the Lawrence East station will close when the subway eventually opens, according to a new survey from a local transit advocacy group. The one-stop subway is just what everyone in Scarborough wants. At least, that’s what its boosters want you to believe. Show More Summary

Historicist: The Spicy Story of Toronto’s First Jewish Delicatessen

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Harris family brought good eats and smoked meats to the city. Toronto is currently one of the most multicultural cities in the world, boasting an abundance of diverse and sophisticated ethnic restaurants across the GTA. When it comes...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, August 24-30

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This weekend hits peak outdoor Shakespeare, plus: outdoor pug grumbles and pow wows; comedy in new venues; luchadors, Taiko drummers, Fake Prom scream queens, and more. Friday, August 25 The monthly leaderless bike ride, Critical Mass,...Show More Summary

A Made-in-Canada Martial Art

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

There’s a new sport in Toronto, developed locally, but based on 3,000 years of Chinese military history. The two men face each other. One master. One student. Each holds a three-metre spear. They drop into fighting stances. Their sneakers skim the studio’s wooden floors. Show More Summary

Investing in High-Speed Rail is Long Overdue for Ontario

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Fighting climate change, means changing how we travel. Rail has the potential to replace cars and airplanes. There are so many good reasons to build cities around walking, cycling, and transit. One of the more valuable contributions of all of these is they help us reduce CO2 emissions. Show More Summary

Last of the Toronto Island Tent Dwellers

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What was it like to live in a tent on Ward's Island? Before cottages were built, there was Tent City. This year will be remembered as the Year of the Flood on the Toronto Island. With the re-opening of the park at the beginning of August, things are finally getting back to normal. Show More Summary

Moss Park Safe Injection Site Staying Put As City Opens Its Own

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

“We were just really sick of watching people die” The organizers behind the ad hoc supervised injection site in Moss Park have no intention of shutting down now that the City has opened its own interim site, says Zoë Dodd, a harm reduction worker and one of the site’s organizers. Show More Summary

That Time Torontonians Beat Up Nazis with Baseball Bats

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The anniversary of the Christie Pits riot was marked with a call to action to once again fight fascism in the city. Toronto’s anti-fascist and anti-racist community held a BBQ in Christie Pits this weekend to commemorate the 84th anniversary of the Christie Pits riot and celebrate the city’s history of anti-fascist action. Show More Summary

Private Parkettes Are No Substitute for Real Public Space

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Are surveillance cameras and private security guards in pseudo-public spaces creating invisible gated communities within the city? As Toronto’s downtown core continues to be congested with towering condominium buildings under construction—and...Show More Summary

Historicist: The Man the Rocks Talked To

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A.P. Coleman uncovered Toronto's prehistory, among other adventures. If you’re at the Evergreen Brick Works Market in the Don Valley, walk north along some 200 yards of lovingly created wetland. When you’ve gone about 50 yards past that, you will be on a little rise. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, August 18-23

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This weekend, the CNE, Sail In Cinema, Camp Wavelength, and more; next week, improv in an art gallery, and robots vs. kaiju on the waterfront. Friday, August 18 The Canadian National Exhibition always comes up with a few unique events...Show More Summary

Tracking the ‘Alt-Right’ in Toronto

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville has emboldened Canadian white nationalists, who are organizing and appear to be on the rise. White nationalist “alt-right” groups are hoping to gain a foothold in Toronto, but they will face strong resistance from Toronto’s anti-fascist and anti-racist community. Show More Summary

The Spooky Story Behind the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

One the oldest buildings in the city is home to eerie local lore about a murdered 19th-century lighthouse keeper. Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. Anyone who grew up in Toronto remembers the lighthouse ghost story. Show More Summary

Lessons in Navigating Rape Culture with Mandi Gray

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A yet-to-be-released film follows the Toronto activist through her experiences in the justice system after being raped by a fellow York University student. Do you know what to do after being raped, or how to help a friend or family member...Show More Summary

Highlights and Lowlights of SummerWorks 2017

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This year's festival strived harder than usual for inclusiveness, accessibility and awareness. It has been a pretty garbage year so far with regards to glimpses into the soul of humanity. But there is something beautiful and sublimeShow More Summary

Ontario Father Says Scientology Destroyed His Family; “We Didn’t Know What Was Going On”

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Former members are speaking out in desperate pleas to reunite families. Part one of two examining the roots and lingering grip of Scientology in Toronto  Phil Jones hasn’t spoken to his son or daughter in four years. The Ajax nativeShow More Summary

Out of the Closets, Into the Streets: Toronto’s LGBTQ History Walking Tour

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto's queer history isn't all in the Church and Wellesley Village. By Scott Dagostino Flanked by a Shoppers Drug Mart and a Starbucks, the corner of King and Yonge doesn’t seem like a pivotal spot for the LGBTQ community in Toronto. Show More Summary

Where Suits Season 6 was Filmed in Toronto (Part One)

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Suits is back for another season of high power legal drama in Toronto's financial district, dressed up as Manhattan. Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny. Show More Summary

Greening Hospitals and Saving Money

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Over the past 13 years, the TRCA has helped 60 hospitals cut a combined 100,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, saving close to $28 million. At a monthly meeting a few years back, the energy management team at Providence Healthcare in Scarborough noticed their water use had jumped by more than 50 percent over the past few weeks. Show More Summary

Dear Metrolinx: The Problem Is Not Your Communication Strategy or Your Branding

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The larger concern is a provincial government playing politics with Toronto's transit. In my last column, I asked Metrolinx to do a better job with their communications on the Crosstown project. In response, the Crosstown people reached out on Twitter, and Metrolinx sent a long letter to the editor of Torontoist. Show More Summary

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