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Newsstand: November 23, 2015

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news this morning: a tenant faces off against her landlord, a family wonders why one of their own died when police came, and how John Tory stacks up on council votes. A landlord on the east side of the city has been fined $3,000...Show More Summary

Historicist: Toronto’s First Mosques

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Two west end sites provided Muslims with their first ongoing public worship spaces during the 1960s. Toronto’s first mosque had little going for it physically. The former leather shop at 3047 Dundas Street West was, according to early attendee Alia Hogben, a “very cheap, very dirty, very crummy little place. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: November 21, 2015

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news today: trans activists, Muslims calling for an end to bigotry, and TTC fare debate. The University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus was the site of a protest Thursday over insufficient accommodation for trans, intersex, and...Show More Summary

Unwined: Mull It Over, Baby

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With winter in our midst, one thing I look forward to is sipping some mulled wine on a cold day. If you have never had mulled wine, it’s basically just warm wine spiced with the flavours you would typically find in Christmas baking: allspice and nutmeg, orange, anise, and just enough added sweetness to pull […]

Voices from the Lowdown Tracks

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A new documentary explores the stories and music of Toronto's homeless buskers. Their music forms the soundtrack to our daily commutes, yet their stories go largely unheard. In the new documentary The Lowdown Tracks, filmmaker Shelley...Show More Summary

New Polar Bear Cub Moved to Intensive Care Unit

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

One of the Toronto Zoo's polar bears gave birth to two cubs; one has passed away, the other is in intensive care. The Toronto Zoo announced today that one of their two female polar bears, Aurora, gave birth to two cubs on Wednesday, November 11. Show More Summary

Vandalist: Love Link

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Fanciful fences across the city. BY: Unknown LOCATION: West Toronto Railpath and Trinity Bellwoods Park PHOTOS: Jae Yang and Rapsackbackpack FIELD NOTES: Flurries may be in the air but so is love! How else do you explain multiple amorous...Show More Summary

The Raffi Principles

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This weekend, Raffi comes to town supporting a new album and longstanding principles. In 1996, Raffi Cavoukian was struck from his horse on the road to Damascus. For nearly 30 years, the onetime folk singer had been Canada’s most beloved...Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 20, 2015

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news today: testimony that James Forcillo used unnecessary force in shooting Sammy Yatim, hunger strike at the Toronto South Detention Centre, and affordable housing promises from John Tory. As Toronto police officer James Forcillo’s...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Anti-Muslim Attack on the TTC, Luminato Takes Over the Hearn, and Free Headshots for Women

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Two Muslim women were accosted yesterday evening as they boarded a subway train at Sherbourne Station, the latest in a series of anti-Muslim incidents in the GTA following last week’s attack in Paris. TTC spokesman Brad Ross […]

Toronto Slowly Learns More About SmartTrack

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Information isn't coming out quickly, and doesn't always look good. Senior civil servants walked into the mayor’s office today with a sign saying “What we know so far.” We don’t know what the subject of the meeting might be—maybe they...Show More Summary

Short (Run) and Sweet (and Salty) Shows

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the midst of Toronto's busiest theatre season, we look at two short run shows: an adaptation of German tragicomedy Casimir and Caroline, and new sketch show F#% IT. The Howland Company Presents Casimir and Caroline Luella Massey Studio Theatre (4 Glen Morris Street) November 19 – 22, 8 p.m. Show More Summary

Toronto Students Respond to Mizzou with Rallies, Share Experiences of On-Campus Racism

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Recent anti-racism movements on U.S. college campuses spark similar protests in Toronto. Toronto university students rallied yesterday in response to the recent events at the University of Missouri—where there were protests, the football...Show More Summary

Reel Toronto: Pixels

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Adam Sandler brings his latest opus to town to blow things up, arcade style. Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny.

Ask the Bartender: SUV Stroller Edition

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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Newsstand: November 19, 2015

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: body of Canadian killed in Syria to return home Friday, Jays second baseman gets shoulder surgery, and a Mississauga man in critical condition following decorating fall. The body of a Canadian soldier who was killed fighting the Daesh will be repatriated Friday, the Canadian Heroes Foundation reports. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: New TTC Map Revealed, Heart Found Outside Ryerson University, New Fund In Support of LGBT Cancer Patients

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. An image of what a new-and-improved TTC might look like has just been released. A report on the agenda for the next TTC board meeting provides an image of a new subway map featuring the Eglinton Crosstown […]

Ground Breaks on Worst-Named Condo Development in Toronto

A tall, truly terribly-named development is headed for Victoria and Richmond Streets. Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34, Don Valley East) was joined by Christopher Wein, president of development firm Great Gulf, to break ground on the horribly named Yonge + Rich condo development today. Show More Summary

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