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This Event Encourages Men to Open Up and Talk About Their Emotions

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

ManTalks steps away from hyper-masculine, macho culture. Years ago, when Connor Beaton was struggling with addiction and depression, he felt like he had nowhere to turn. While men have innumerable spaces for social interaction—bars, locker rooms, golf courses—these aren’t places that typically invite deep, emotional conversations. Show More Summary

Why Ontario’s Growth Plan Misses the Mark

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

New report says the plan relies on "fatally flawed” approach to determining how much land is needed to meet growth targets. The latest report from Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is claiming that loopholes in the Ontario Growth Plan...Show More Summary

What to Check Out in Toronto August 22–28: Shakespeare in the Ruff, Open Roof Festival, and Keys N Krates Birthday Party

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

As summer's close nears, we focus on screenings, Shakespeare, food and art festivals, and booming beats—all outdoors. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Show More Summary

The Terrible John Tory-Backed Zoning Change That Undermines SmartTrack

Against the advice of City staff, John Tory's and his allies backed a zoning change that benefits a developer, but undermines SmartTrack. Item PG12.8 did not receive much advanced media attention before council debated it in June. After...Show More Summary

Historicist: The People’s Champion

The impressive, inspiring, and possibly unsportsmanlike athletic exploits of Ned Hanlan. This Historicist installment originally appeared on September 7, 2013. Ned Hanlan, the world’s single-sculls rowing champion from 1880 to 1884, was this country’s “first national sporting hero,” in the estimation of the Montreal Gazette. Show More Summary

The Spots Where Toronto Most Needs Wi-Fi

Because free internet keeps us going. Yesterday, a Toronto Redditor with a keen eye snapped a shot of a router being installed at Donlands Station on the city’s east end. The installation is part of the TTC’s efforts to connect riders while underground, a project that launched last April. Show More Summary

Debunking the Myth that Cyclists Don’t Pay Their Fair Share for the Road

Everyone pays for the road. “Cyclists just don’t pay for their fair share of the road.” Have you ever heard that statement from a driver in Toronto, and felt your gut wretch in response? Perhaps you agree with the sentiment. After all, 56 per cent of Torontonians support licensing of cyclists, according to a Forum Research Poll in June. Show More Summary

Leslieville Welcomes a New Brewpub with a Radical Edge

Radical Road opens in the east end—and it's been a long time coming. After a long time planning and what is sure to be a welcome addition to the east end, Leslieville’s Radical Road Brewing Co., located on 1177 Queen Street East, has finally opened its doors. Show More Summary

Toronto Street Art for the Optimist In Us All

A step-by-step look at graffiti. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Church and Wellesley PHOTO BY: Randy McDonald FIELD NOTES: Those graffiti artists are always getting up to something. Or maybe they’re getting down to business. It would seem we have something of a glass half-full/empty situation. Show More Summary

Introducing Newsstand, Torontoist’s Daily Newsletter

Now available to the public! Torontoist wants you to be the most informed of your colleagues around the water cooler. That’s why we created Newsstand, your morning newsletter that features gotta-know news about the city—delivered straight to your inbox every morning. Show More Summary

How Yonge-Dundas Square Can Solve its Programming Gap During The Off-Season

The public square is relatively empty during winter months. Yonge-Dundas Square has played host to many of the city’s cultural events and arts programming. In the summer, it’s the mainstage for Pride performers. Companies rent the space out to promote their new products. Show More Summary

Yorkville’s Riverboat Coffee House, Which Helped Launch Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell

Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. As Canada prepares to say goodbye to the beloved Tragically Hip with their nationally televised Kingston show on August 20, it’s an interesting time to reflect on Canada’s homegrown talent and famous jam spots. Show More Summary

CNE Rides, Games, and Attractions for Overly Anxious People

Or, how to avoid dreaded teenagers. Relief Line is your not-so-serious glance at the city we love. Most Torontonians will be flocking to the Canadian National Exhibition over the next couple of weeks to enjoy all the rides, games, attractions on display. Show More Summary

This Toronto Start-Up Wants More Women to Get Screened for HPV

Eve Medical has developed a self-testing kit for STIs. Six years ago, Jessica Ching was working towards her master’s degree in industrial design at OCAD University. One day, while she and some of her female friends were chatting over coffee, the topic of Pap smears came up. Show More Summary

Highlights And Lowlights From SummerWorks 2016

We take a look at what worked and what didn't for the festival and its shows this year. The SummerWorks Performance Festival has wrapped, and we’re still reflecting on and considering much of what we saw at the eclectic and multi-disciplinary 11-day fair. Show More Summary

Torontoist Wants to Follow Your Apartment Hunt

The struggle is real. In Toronto’s housing market, finding the right apartment can be extraordinarily difficult. There are affordability issues as incomes haven’t increased with housing prices. With affordability concerns comes increased difficulty to find a place that’s transit accessible, near grocery stores, or near other community amenities. Show More Summary

Skepticism Warranted When Police Say They Want Modernization

TPS tweets stat depicts Toronto as twice as violent as Chicago in 2012 and 2013. Violent crime in major cities~Have your say by email or video for Toronto here: ^sm — Toronto PoliceShow More Summary

Balancing Access with Conservation in the Scarborough Bluffs

In the Scarborough Bluffs, where the ecology is both stunning and sensitive, striking a balance between conservation and access is tricky, but necessary, if we want everyone—not just a select few—to be able to enjoy them. The post Balancing Access with Conservation in the Scarborough Bluffs appeared first on Torontoist.

The Film A Better Man Challenges Abusive Partners to be Accountable

New project asks women to share questions they want to ask their abusers. In the trailer for the documentary A Better Man, Attiya Khan sits at a table across from her ex-boyfriend. “Had you ever been physically abusive to anyone before me?” she asks him. Show More Summary

Why Bike Safety is Still an Issue for Women in Toronto

New club aims to address sexism on two wheels. Women in Toronto explores the issues that women in the city face. Two months ago, Claire McFarlane and Lavinia Tanzim were sitting in an empty bicycle store after-hours, waiting for participants who never showed up. Show More Summary

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