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Hero and Villain of the Week: February 27, 2015

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every week, Toronto is filled with Heroes and Villains. These are their stories. Hero of the Week: The Mystery Tunnel Deep in the woods of North York, there is a tunnel that leads to a special place. We don’t know exactly what the Mystery Tunnel is, or what it means, but we know that it […]

Canuck Casts Shine in The Wild Party and Once

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The stories and music come from other places and times, but Canadian companies make two musicals their own, and for the better. The Wild Party Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street) Runs until March 8 $18-$55 Once Ed Mirvish Theatre...Show More Summary

No Strike for U of T’s Untenured Faculty

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Despite fears of a strike at Canada's largest university, U of T's untenured faculty reached a last minute agreement. At 12:54 a.m. this morning, not a full hour following the midnight strike deadline for the University of Toronto’sShow More Summary

Vandalist: Buff Orek

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Prepping a fresh canvas BY: Orek LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Steve Ward FIELD NOTES: A bone that many people have to pick, regardless of their stance on graffiti, is how the city punishes property owners for being victims of vandalism. It hardly seems fair that they should have to invest their own time and money into repainting a surface […]

Newsstand: February 27, 2015

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Yesterday was a nice day on the internet: some llamas made a break for it and we all argued about a dress. Hopefully today is a nice light pre-weekend day for everyone as well. In the news: TTC CEO Andy Byford cares about transit, city councillors look at funding rinks, and craft beer stores may be coming to Ontario. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: QuAIA Disbands, Ghomeshi’s Court Date, and Stuff You Can Buy on eBay

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The activist group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, which has been at the centre of periodic controversy around who can and cannot march in the annual Pride parade, has disbanded. Formed in 2008, QuAIA encountered frequent opposition from […]

Maziar Bahari Has Had Enough of Iranian Government Oppression

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Canadian-Iranian filmmaker whose memoir inspired Jon Stewart's first film speaks out on the challenges faced by Iran's Baha'i community post-Revolution. Times were much easier for members of Iran’s Baha’i community before the country’s Islamic Revolution of 1979. Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Sour Soul, by BADBADNOTGOOD and Ghostface Killah

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Jazz-trained hip hop heads make good on a well-hyped collaboration. Blending the fresh instrumental jazz sensibilities of Toronto’s own BADBADNOTGOOD with the seasoned hip hop stylings of Wu-Tang Clan alum Ghostface Killah could have been a discordant disaster. Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Anatomically Correct

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s weekly political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb.

Mapping the City’s Bike Network Gaps

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto is slowly making progress on its bike network, but there's lots of room to grow. Toronto’s bikeway network is often a source of frustration for the city’s cyclists, and with the map above, it’s easy to see why. It illustrates...Show More Summary

Newsstand: February 26, 2015

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It is Thursday and news keeps coming. In light of that, here are some headlines that you might find interesting this morning: pieces of the Gardiner are falling, UofT law students are tackling unpaid law internships, a Newmarket building becomes a meme, and Tory MPP Rick Nicholls does not believe in evolution. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: A Winter SWAT Team, Ezra Levant, and Sex Criminals on TV

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Roughly 300 residents have been without water for more than a week on account of frozen pipes. Now, the city is establishing “a SWAT team dedicated to working with residents who have no water as a result […]

Comics Feast on Cannibal: The Musical

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This stage adaptation of Trey Parker's student film and cult hit dines on the talent of the locally based comic ensemble. Cannibal! The Musical Panasonic Theatre (651 Yonge Street) Runs until March 8 $25-$110 Before they created The Book of Mormon, South Park, and even before Jesus vs. Show More Summary

Mi #Tunnel Es Su #Tunnel

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

At long last, Toronto has something to crack wise about again. (Bonus: it isn't miserably depressing!) Since the new mayor took office, the world has been sorely deprived of surreal Toronto news stories. Deprived, that is, until this...Show More Summary

Fabricland Marks a Changing Neighbourhood’s Last Cheerful Stand

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Doomed for demolition, the city's newest Fabricland is a 16,000-square-foot emblem of an old neighbourhood on the cusp of fading forever. Most Fabricland locations are happy places: they are uniformly bright, clean, and sort of dull, like children who have grown up in households where good table manners trump creativity. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: Kathleen Wynne, on Her Qualifications

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The premier defends her credibility while undermining Monte McNaughton's. “What is it that especially disqualifies me for the job that I’m doing? Is it that I’m a woman? Is it that I’m a mother? Is it that I have a master’s of education? Is it that I was a school council chair? Is it that I was the minister of education? What is it […]

Newsstand: February 25, 2015

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We interrupt your previously scheduled mysterious tunnel discussions to bring you these local headlines. In non-subterranean news: testing gets underway on Union Pearson Express trains, Chris Brown gets denied at the border, the Great Lakes get frozen, and Yorkdale gets evacuated because of a suspicious package. Show More Summary

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