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Weekend Newsstand: June 27, 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Today in the news: Jagmeet Singh violated parliamentary procedure but won't be penalized, a bike shop is searching for an expensive stolen bike, Neil Bantleman's mother wants more done to bring her son home, and SmartTrack might not bring all the transit solutions we want. Show More Summary

Week In Review: Pride Edition

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A lot happens in the course of a workweek. Here’s a look back at the top stories from the past five days that you might have missed, or might care to revisit. 15 Cheap Things To Do For Pride 2015 If you’ve missed this week’s Pride festivities, never fear! We’ve got a list of cheap […]

The Big Five: June 26-29

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five. Trans Pride Rally and March 2015 Church & Isabella Streets June 26, 7p.m. Free. The first annual Trans Pride Community Fair caps off with this personal and political march that […]

TIFF Cinematheque Spends Its Summer In Italy

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The summer-long programme offers highlights from heavy-hitters like Rosselini, Fellini, and Antonioni. TIFF Cinematheque celebrates its 25th anniversary by returning to its roots with Summer In Italy, a diverse, expansive program of Italian classics. Show More Summary

Scene: Cipher Cabaret

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

WHERE: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre – The Chamber, 12 Alexander Street WHEN: Wednesday June 24, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. WHAT: Through their touching and intimate performances, performers at this year’s Cipher Cabaret navigated the queer, transgender, and two-spirited experience for those curious and willing to listen. Hosted by human rights activist and curator Kim Katrin […]

Inherent Weisse – Exploring Toronto Through Beer: The Craft Beer Passport

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Inherent Weisse is our biweekly guide to beer news and reviews you can use. “The edges of the 416 are different from the centre; the alleys are different from the streets. When you walk through places that don’t fit your mental picture of the city, you create what Bertolt Brecht called a Verfremdungseffekt, a ‘distancing […]

Vandalist: Diamond in the Rough

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A piece that offers a gemuine debate. BY: Unknown LOCATION: The Financial District PHOTO BY: James Anok FIELD NOTES: To be a cynic or not to be a cynic, that is the question. This piece could be a commentary on corporate greed and how the question “should we accumulate more riches regardless of the consequences?” always seems to be answered with an […]

Pride in Their Own Words: Kristyn Wong-Tam

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A city councillor shares what Pride means to her, and the underlying principle that makes the party meaningful. Kristyn Wong-Tam is the city councillor for Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale, which includes Toronto’s Gay Village. Here’s what Pride means to her. Show More Summary

Newsstand: June 26, 2015

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

News today: a court case involving workers' deaths should be ruled on today, a government source says the province is working to make gender-reassignment surgery more accessible, and one of the city's biggest landlords agrees on a settlement with two evicted tenants. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Canada Day ‘Eh-mojis,’ a Bad Pole Position, and North America’s Fastest Internet

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Tim Hortons is launching its very own “Ehmoji” keyboard just in time for Canada Day. The free keyboard, which can be found on the iTunes App store July 1, will feature 12 uniquely Canuck images, including a […]

Part Film, Part Theatre, all Toronto: My One Demand

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A pioneer in interactive gaming and theatre, the UK's Blast Theory arrives in Toronto for the world premiere of My One Demand at Luminato. My One Demand TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) Or RSVP to watch online for free June 25-27, 8 p.m. Show More Summary

Toronto to Host Pride House for Pan Am Games

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

To create a safe space for all athletes and allies, the 519 will become a pride house for the Pan Am Games. Following in the footsteps of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Toronto will host its very own Pride House for this summer’s Pan Am Games. Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: A Tale of Two Prides

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A look at how Pride exploded in size in the 1990s. An indication of how much Toronto’s Pride celebrations grew during the 1990s: crowd estimates for the 1991 parade ranged from 25,000 (police, mainstream media) to 60,000 (Lesbian and Gay Pride Day Committee). Show More Summary

CAMH Supports Bill 77 Despite Criticism of Controversial Gender Identity Clinic

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

CAMH is currently going through an external six-month review to respond to LGBTQ complaints. Results are expected this summer. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health says it “welcome[s] the unanimous support for Bill 77,” an Ontario...Show More Summary

I Want Your Job: Reverend Kevin Downer, Queer-Friendly Clergyman

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

He helps lead Toronto's rainbow flock. Reverend Kevin Downer didn’t expect that, one day, the church where he got married would eventually give him a job. “We got married at a time when we couldn’t get married in the States. When we were looking around, we decided to come here,” the 50-year-old explains with a laugh. “When we were talking to […]

Queer Landscapes Queer Journey

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Just in time for Pride, an art exhibition at Bay and Wellesley offers its own take on sex education. Queer Landscapes Queer Journey John B. Aird Gallery (900 Bay Street) June 2 to June 26, 2015 Free Artist Brad McDermott recalls that...Show More Summary

Newsstand: June 25, 2015

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It has now been five years since the G20 overtook Toronto. In the news: Bombardier is still delayed on those long overdue streetcars, Kathleen Wynne doesn't want you to watch this TVO documentary, and the Raptors get a minor league team in Mississauga. Show More Summary

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