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Comic Book Store The Beguiling Plans Move to Kensington Market

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Venerable comics store finds new location for post-Honest Ed's life and will continue to look for additional space. Longtime Mirvish Village institution The Beguiling will close its Markham Street digs on January 28. The venerable comic...Show More Summary

Historicist: The Noiseless Revolution

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The adoption of the global time standard caused almost 20 minutes to completely vanish from Toronto clocks. The approximately 17-and-a-half minutes between 11:35 and 11:52 a.m. on November 19, 1883, didn’t officially exist in Toronto. Show More Summary

How This Toronto Hackathon Helped Bridge the Technology Gap for Non-Profits

What happens when you bring together 141 developers, designers, and UX artists with six non-profits over a 40-hour weekend hackathon? You get a bunch of innovative ideas and digital creations that helps to bridge the technology gap that many non-profits face. Show More Summary

Five Toronto Brewpubs to Check Out

Food and beer made in the same place, what a concept! Well, I think it’s safe to say that it’s officially winter coat weather now. Between the snow and the rain along with temperatures starting to hit zero, nice evening walks are getting a little chilly and the need to go into a pub for a nice drink and a warming, stick-to-your-bones good meal. Show More Summary

Tory Wants Billions in New Taxes, But Will My Bus Show Up Tomorrow?

Road tolls and other taxes don't do anything for the TTC's operating budget. That's a problem. For a few days, the TTC’s 2017 fare increase was the big topic of discussion. Could it be justified? Will the TTC be able to operate its service...Show More Summary

Check Out Birdo’s Bright and Bold Murals

The colours make it hard to miss. BY: Birdo LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: jmaxtours FIELD NOTES: You’ve almost certainly seen Birdo’s murals about town. The distinct combination of biological creatures and geometric shapes, with a dash of bold colour, create a surreal delight that has enriches our streetscape. Show More Summary

What Landlord Licensing Could Mean for Toronto Tenants

Next week's debate at Licensing and Standards could make negligent landlords more responsible. Landlords can wield enormous power over tenants due to the nature of their relationship, but in a city like Toronto that power is compounded...Show More Summary

Our Governments’ Approach to Child Poverty is All Wrong

Here's what we should be doing. Classifying Toronto as the capital city of child poverty, as was done in last week’s report, Divided City: Life in Canada’s Child Poverty Capital [PDF], is bold, but undeniably true. Judging from the way...Show More Summary

Why I’m Going to Miss Beit Zatoun

The centre helped me learn about my Palestinian heritage. Now, it's closing. I had known about Beit Zatoun for a long time before actually going there in person. Being too hopeful, I didn’t think that it would ever close. But, beingShow More Summary

How to Survive Winter in Toronto

Oh god, it's that time of year again. Relief Line is your not-so-serious glance at the city we love. It’s that time of year again. Denim jackets are giving way to heavy overcoats, long johns are replacing normal-sized johns, and pumpkin-spice is being phased out for peppermint mocha. Show More Summary

How Latin American Heritage is Celebrated in Toronto

Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. Latin American Heritage Month is in October, but learning about the Latin American experience in Toronto can happen all year. Latin American immigrants began arriving in large numbers in Toronto in the late 1970s. Show More Summary

TTC Fare Evasion Distracts From the Bigger Picture

John Tory "mused" about publicly shaming fare evaders to make up TTC revenue. There's a better way. The best and worst part about extended live broadcasts with politicians is the prospect that they’ll reveal how they think about problems in real time. Show More Summary

What Should the Future Look Like for Old City Hall?

A city museum and store are among the ideas to move into the 19th century building. Once threatened with demolition, E.J. Lennox’s Richardsonian Romanesque masterpiece—Old City Hall—could soon find a renewed sense of purpose as a City of Toronto Museum, accompanied by sympathetic commercial and institutional uses, in the next decade. Show More Summary

Where Season Three of The Strain Was Filmed in Toronto (Part Two)

Featuring Cabbagetown, Roy Thomson Hall, and alleys. There’s just so much New York-as-Toronto on display in The Strain, there was no way we could fit it all into one post. So here we go, wrapping the locations from season three! Resuming...Show More Summary

How Public Transit Plays a Role in Traffic Safety

Your children are safer on the TTC than in your car. And so are you. Your children are safer on the TTC than in your car. And so are you. Recent attention to the appalling numbers of Toronto automobile drivers hitting cyclists and pedestrians,...Show More Summary

Canadians Want to Prioritize Social Housing: Report

The consultation report is a prelude to 2017's national housing strategy. A national housing strategy has been a long time coming, and with the release of a report by the federal government today, it’s one step closer. The 66-page report...Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered This Week’s Ethics Violations

In which the Sun doggedly pursues the blockbuster DonGhaziWest scandal. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. As we hurtle towards the uncertain new era of President Donald Trump,...Show More Summary

Now is the Time to Move Forward on Housing

Councillor Ana Bailão on National Housing Day, the Toronto Housing Summit, and why governments must work together. This National Housing Day we have an opportunity for the first time in more than a generation to change direction andShow More Summary

How Stairs Can Improve Public Health

Boston commits to climbing higher. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. In a city that is constantly evolving, Torontonians spend an awful lot of time standing still. Show More Summary

Please Council, Don’t Make the Same Revenue Tools Mistakes You Made Last Time

Toronto needs significant budget remedies. But first council needs to fix itself. A long-awaited report on City revenue tools is expected later this week, and it will be a doozy. The last time council had a debate like this, they voted...Show More Summary

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