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Extra, Extra: New Raptors Training Facility, Charter Rights, and Heat Alerts

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Mayor Rob Ford and his brother Councillor Doug Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) voted against the motion in council today, but 38 others were in favour of it—so Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment will now be getting […]

Jamie Kennedy Signs on as Executive Chef of Duggan’s Brewpub

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The award-winning chef and his team will oversee menu development at the new Parkdale location. To the excitement of foodies and beer lovers citywide, brewmaster Michael Duggan revealed today that Jamie Kennedy will serve as executive chef of the new Duggan’s brewpub in Parkdale, which is set to open this fall. Show More Summary

Anshul Kapoor Making Council Bid for Trinity-Spadina

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Former No Jets T.O. organizer says grassroots credentials set him apart in a crowded downtown race. When Anshul Kapoor registered to run for city council in Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina, last week, two dozen other candidates had alreadyShow More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: Finding Fela, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Boyhood

3 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 documentary about Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, a Wes Anderson confection, and Richard Linklater’s profile of an American boy’s adolescence. Show More Summary

Televisualist: Ben Stein Is Out of Style

3 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 Emmy Awards are tonight, and the big story going into the awards is the seeming total collapse of major networks with respect to Emmy nominations: […]

What’s on Council’s Agenda: August 2014

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Here's what city council will be debating at this month's meeting—the last of the current term. In which we highlight key items from the month’s city council meeting. You can also watch it live. This is it: on Monday and Tuesday, city...Show More Summary

Mayoral Candidates Debate Toronto Heritage Preservation

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Olivia Chow, John Tory, and David Soknacki discussed history, the Ontario Municipal Board, and the concept of a Toronto museum. Just three candidates participated in last Thursday’s mayoral debate on heritage preservation issues, and in a refreshing change of pace, the participants managed to find some common ground. Show More Summary

Newsstand: August 25, 2014

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Burger King and Tim Hortons may merge, passenger pigeons could come back from extinction, and some kindly old elephants are enjoying their retirement: the news today might have implications down the road, but for now, enjoy the sci-fi-ness of recreating an entirely extinct species. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: August 25, 2014

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: actors and improvisors collide, the paintings of Alex Colville, and walking with the ROM. Comedy: The monthly improv comedy show pairing screen actors with stage improvisers (there’s inevitably some crossover,...Show More Summary

Historicist: Birth of a Golf Superstar

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An unknown Arnold Palmer kicks off his career into gear at the Canadian Open. In late August 1955, Arnold Palmer arrived at Weston Golf and Country Club, along the banks of the Humber River on the outskirts of Toronto, for the Canadian Open as a relatively unknown rookie who had yet to win a tournament. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: August 23, 2014

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's going to be a cool day, so get out there and make the most of it. Grab tight to what's left of summer and try not to let go. In the news this morning: Warren Kinsella has deleted some campaign-related blog posts, Joe Pennachetti...Show More Summary

Weekend Planner: August 23–24

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In this Weekend Planner: celebrating the art of Alex Colville, monologue showdowns, and walking your dog for charity. Art: Alex Colville’s paintings include some of the most recognizable works of Canadian art. Prints of his iconic Horse and Train and To Prince Edward Island hang in homes and classrooms and art shops around the world. Show More Summary

Jane-Finch Residents Rally Against Immigration Detentions

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Protesters denounce police targeting of Latin American migrants as racial profiling. On Tuesday, August 19, immigration consultant Alberto Mestanza stood on the southwest corner of Jane Street and Finch Avenue and delivered a strongShow More Summary

Duly Quoted: Airport Employees, on Union-Pearson Express Fare Prices

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Workers at Canada's busiest airport are furious at being priced out of the new rapid-transit link. “This train serves absolutely no purpose for us … you go to any other city and the rail link is public transit, not half a billion dollars...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: August 22, 2014

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: a double-bill of comedy powerhouses, and a first-time-ever live taping. Comedy: Comedians Andrew Johnston and Sara Hennessey know how to keep busy. Both spent the year touring the country separately; this summer,...Show More Summary

No Subway Service Between Bloor and Eglinton Stations This Weekend

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Section of Line 1 will be closed for signal upgrades and track work. The TTC will once again be upgrading its nearly 60-year-old signal system this weekend, and that means no subway service on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) between Bloor and Eglinton stations. Show More Summary

Vandalist: Reality Alert!

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Sanity-inspiring posters to get your life back on track. BY: The Urban Sanity Initiative, a task force of the Marxist Nudist Taxidermy Club LOCATION: John Street and Richmond Street West; Queen Street West and Beverley Street PHOTOSShow More Summary

Newsstand: August 22, 2014

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's Friday! What a day to be alive! Here's what's going on in our fair city: councillors are hoping Metrolinx will make the Union-Pearson Express fare affordable for residents, Maria Augimeri violated council's code of conduct, and motorcycle deaths keep adding up. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Tim Leiweke’s MLSE Departure, Rob Ford’s Conflicting Interests, and Councillor’s Push to Change ‘O Canada’ Lyrics

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. First he was going. Then he was staying. Now it seems the Mick Jones–style waffling is at an end—Tim Leiweke will leave his post as president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment by June 30, […]

Sound Advice: Kings Among Men, by Crimson Shadows

The winners of the Wacken Metal Battle are ready for war once again with this sword-rattling epic. Last year, Toronto-based power metallers Crimson Shadows did something extraordinary: they won both the Canadian and international editions of the Wacken Metal Battle. Show More Summary

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