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Duly Quoted: John Tory, on Police Participation in Pride

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The mayor sees a role for police participation in Pride and calls for conciliation. “I am hopeful that people of goodwill can find a way to resolve [police participation in Pride] and to ensure that we can continue to build those vitally...Show More Summary

Poll: Toronto Shows Strong Support for Safe Injection Sites

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

At 61 per cent, Toronto shows the third-highest support for safe injection sites in the country. “Do you approve or disapprove of a safe injection site being opened and operated in Toronto?” Approve: 61% Disapprove: 28% Other/Don’t Know:...Show More Summary

Reasons to Look Forward to York University’s New Subway

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's not perfect, but here's to looking at the glass half full. I was angry and frustrated with the TTC this past week. Several times. Sometimes, I find the weaknesses in the system, which are overwhelmingly due to insufficient funding, get me down. Show More Summary

The Economist Really Doesn’t Understand Toronto Transit

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The venerable publication gets its facts wrong, and makes for a dangerous drinking game. Consider the following possible exam question: you and your classmates are each provided with a copy of an article published last week by the internationally respected news magazine the Economist. Show More Summary

Photoist: The Allenby Theatre

Allenby by Dominic Bugatto. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. The post Photoist: The Allenby Theatre appeared first on Torontoist.

How Toronto’s Papers Covered a Canadian Military Scandal

Almost all of Toronto's dailies have the same thing on their front page today—with slightly different takes. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. Most of Toronto’s newspapers lead...Show More Summary

Coasters Can Help Put Consent Culture on the Table, But We Need to Hold Venues Accountable

Aisle 4's coaster project is a step forward in the conversation about how bars and restaurants can do something about gender-based sexual assault In my six years of bartending, no one ever told me about a protocol if I thought a guest was being harassed. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: TCHC CEO Greg Spearn, on the Social Housing Crisis in Toronto

“We’ll be at a pace of closing about one unit per day…We’ve been able to raise enough money to complete our capital repairs program for 2017. But we are out of repair dollars at the end of 2017 without support from somewhere.” —TCHCShow More Summary

What to Check Out in Toronto, January 16–22: Born Ruffians, Comedy on College, Women’s March on Washington: Toronto

This week, learn more about media relations, cycling infrastructure, and xenophobia. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Monday, January 16 FollowingShow More Summary

Photoist: 200 Wellesley Street East

200 Wellesley Street East by Lori Whelan. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. The post Photoist: 200 Wellesley Street East appeared first on Torontoist.

Poll Position: John Tory Enjoys Middle of the Road Approval Ratings

A new poll puts Tory at a 55 per cent approval rating. “Do you approve or disapprove of the way John Tory is handling his job as mayor?” Approve: 55% Disapprove: 36% Other/Don’t Know: 9% Poll taken: January 3–4, 2017 Sample size: 603...Show More Summary

Historicist: The Toronto School of Medicine

Rival medical schools struggle to serve Toronto students. Dr. John Rolph arrived in York in 1831 with an impressive resumé. Having first earned medical and law degrees in England, he had spent 10 years in what is now southern Ontario,...Show More Summary

How Toronto Is Dealing With Its Waterfront Pollution

David Clark has been living in Toronto since 1985. He fishes along Toronto’s harbour and the city’s parks every week all year with a few of his friends. Not every part of the experience is pleasant. “We’re constantly hooking wet wipes...Show More Summary

6 Sites That Will Ship Beer Anywhere in Ontario

It's cold, so get your beer delivered right to your door instead of going out. Home delivery beer isn’t exactly a new service. In recent memory there’s often been a kind of localized version of it, with Beau’s Brewing and Brew Donkey doing deliveries within the Ottawa region and new brewery County Road Beer Co. Show More Summary

Photoist: A Lonely Streetcar

streetcar The post Photoist: A Lonely Streetcar appeared first on Torontoist.

A Foreign Homebuyer Tax is Just One Option for Tackling Toronto’s Rising Home Prices

Councillor Jim Karygiannis thinks a foreign buyer tax could be a solution to Toronto's rising housing prices. Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt) has reiterated his support for taxing foreign homebuyers on properties they buy in the GTA. Show More Summary

Celebrating Jamie Bradburn’s 10 Years With Torontoist

Ten years ago today, Torontoist was proud to publish Jamie Bradburn’s first article with the publication. Since then, he has contributed 933 articles, been nominated for numerous awards, and earned recognition at the National Magazine Awards and Heritage Toronto Awards. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: CUPE 416 on Outsourcing Garbage

“The best option is to keep it in public hands—we don’t want to start selling off public services or public assets. This is ours. This is what we work for in Toronto.” —Matt Figliano, Vice-President of CUPE 416, argues for keeping waste collection east of Yonge Street in public hands. Show More Summary

This Installation Evokes Togetherness for World AIDS Day

Ness Lee's billboard-sized illustration takes on the meaning of feeling comfortable in your own skin. BY: Ness Lee INSTALLATION: Dec. 1, 2016. LOCATION: King and Spadina Body positivity takes on a heightened meaning in the hands of artist Ness Lee. Show More Summary

Photoist: Snowy St. Lawrence

Snowy St. Lawrence by elsquirrel. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. The post Photoist: Snowy St. Lawrence appeared first on Torontoist.

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