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Newsstand: February 3, 2016

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: WestJet struggles amidst low loonie, Maple Leafs unveil new logo, and some fancy kicks come to Toronto. Executives at WestJet Airlines have been forced to direct more flights to Toronto and Vancouver amidst a struggling economy and weakening looney. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Norm Kelly’s Views From The Six, Seinfeld Pop-Up Bar, and Calls For Affordable Internet

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. 6ix dad @norm (Ward 40, Scarborough-Agincourt) wants to change the way Torontonians see the city. The councillor will bring forth a motion during next week’s council meeting that proposes opening up City Hall’s 27th-floor observation deck to […]

A Hot Winter’s Tale on the Danforth

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The new Groundling Theatre Company brings Stratford Festival firepower to its inaugural Shakespeare production. The Winter’s Tale Coal Mine Theatre (1454 Danforth Avenue) Runs to Feb. 20 Tickets: $20-$35 Imagine a superb ShakespeareShow More Summary

Front Page Challenge: February 2, 2016

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. A disgraced radio host on trial! A guy who calls everyone “losers” losing! Disease-spreading mosquitoes! Today’s Front Page Challenge shows the papers all on the same page, so to speak, with what are the top stories of the day, but which […]

Video: Raccoon Rides The Rocket During Morning Rush

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

They're officially taking over Toronto. First, they stole donuts from a GTA coffee shop. Now, they’re hitching free rides on the TTC. Raccoons are taking over Toronto. Raccoon on the subway. Standard. — Darrell Etherington (@etherington)...Show More Summary

Choir! Choir! Choir! Celebrates Five Years

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Founders reflect on their favourite performances with the city's no-commitment singing group. On February 2, 2011, Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman gathered at the Bosley Real Estate office in Queen West to sing. “We had no idea what we were doing,” the pair suggests. Show More Summary

Public Works: Flexible Parks that Prepare for Flooding

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Copenhagen is redesigning a popular park to be enjoyable even in times of high rain. How Toronto can prepare for the next deluge. 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: February 2, 2016

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: prominent Toronto pastor charged with sex crimes, Corus Entertainment launches new live music initiative, and police call for an end to rooftop photography. Prominent Toronto pastor Brent Hawkes faces charges in connection to alleged sex crimes from the 1970s, including sexual assault, his lawyer Clayton Ruby confirmed yesterday. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: A Possible Toronto Star Lawsuit, OG Record Store Exile, and Roosh V Fans Congregate

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Following a New York Magazine story alleging that the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s Dr. Kenneth Zucker was dismissed in part due to a false assertion by a former patient, the Toronto Star could face legal […]

Field Notes: Long Winter at the Galleria

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Is partying in one of Toronto's crappiest malls at night the best party of the year, or should we call our mom to pick us up? During the day, seagulls, pigeons, and empty McDonald’s bags inhabit the Galleria Mall lot. But on Saturday...Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: A Syrian Love Story, Groundhog Day, and Breathless

5 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 complicated relationship set against the backdrop of the Syrian Civil War, a seasonal romantic comedy classic, and a French New Wave masterpiece. A Syrian Love Story Directed by Sean McAllister Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 […]

History In The Making

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Why Old City Hall could be the perfect grounds for a civic museum. Karen Carter stepped into the courtyard of Old City Hall in awe. It was Nuit Blanche, eight years back. A cultural worker with a background in history, Carter, like many Torontonians, had seen only the outside of the building. Show More Summary

What It Means To Be Nepali

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Photography exhibition explores Nepali identity through raw portraiture NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati has a knack for turning turmoil into art. As Nepal undergoes yet another period of political unrest, the Kathmandu-based photographer and curator used art to reflect on the state of her country and its citizens. Show More Summary

Televisualist: Are You Ready For Some Lucha?

5 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 2016 Iowa presidential candidate caucuses: they will appeal to you if you are a total optimist or a severe pessimist and probably not if you […]

Newsstand: February 1, 2016

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Welcome to February! Here's some morning news with the new month: Kathleen Wynne may or may not have received (but probably did) a ceremonial robe at a prominent Sikh temple in India, a man changes his name to get into politics, and one of the city's foremost (alleged) mob bosses is dead. Show More Summary

Historicist: Get Rid of Those Sideburns!

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the late 1960s, Toronto the Good finds itself in a hairy situation. In March of 1969, the National Ballet of Canada premiered its production of Grant Strate‘s Cyclus. Howard Marcus, one of the company’s most promising young dancers,...Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: January 30, 2016

The news this fine Saturday morning: recommendations to improve the police force are slow to be fully implemented, a portion of a review on Ken Zucker was falsified but the controversial gender identity doctor will still not be working...Show More Summary

Queen Street Route Proposed For Downtown Relief Line

The line would run from Pape Station to City Hall, planners propose. A Downtown Relief Line would run along Queen Street from Toronto’s east end, according to a report by the Globe and Mail. Citing a City Planning report, the proposed subway line would begin at Pape Station and run to the area around City Hall. Show More Summary

Hundreds of Books Donated For LGBTQ Youth Shelter Library

The library will provide queer youth with literature by a diverse range of authors. For youth, a book can be a metaphorical shield—stories can carry them to faraway places, protecting them from outside forces. For queer youth who may be fighting real-world demons of their own, this resonates even more. Show More Summary

Rob Ford Violates Council’s Code of Conduct, Again

Did you expect anything else? Local job creator Rob Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) may not be mayor anymore, but he keeps the City’s integrity commissioner busy with a full slate of work. Integrity Commissioner Valerie Jepson found Ford in violation of the City’s code of conduct after investigating a complaint that the councillor used his constituency newsletter to raise […]

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