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Vintage Toronto Ads: Wexford Restaurant

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Cracking eggs and squeezing oranges for nearly 60 years in Scarborough. When the Kiriakou family took over the Wexford Restaurant in May 1958, they likely had little idea that nearly 60 years later a sign in their parking would proudly boast about the billions of eggs cracked and oranges juiced. Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Jully Black, Jazz Cartier, Pluto

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

#ICYMI, a roundup of noteworthy musical happenings in the city some call The 6. Jully’s Back: Long touted as Canada’s queen of R&B, Jully Black arrives back on the scene as a “100% independent artist” on a serious grind. On the heels of “Fever”—the first single from her upcoming album tentatively titled “Jully Black the […]

The Personal Is Political: Stephen Andrews at the AGO

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We spoke with the artist about his new exhibition, and the tumult that informed it. When the Art Gallery of Ontario offered Stephen Andrews an entire floor for a retrospective exhibition, the Toronto-based artist had his doubts: “I was...Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 22, 2015

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

After a new change in regulations, Toronto is one step closer to joining other major food-friendly cities for whom food trucks play an integral role in the culinary landscape. Read more about that, plus a neighbourhood pollution map and Park People's latest report, which comes out today. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: The Federal Budget, How to Choose a Chief, and What Carding Means

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The federal budget launched this afternoon, with the government announcing various pre-election goodies, like tax breaks for small businesses. There’s also transit funding, which will be $250 million from 2017-2018, and $1 billion thereafter (although it will […]

FAT is Not Your Grandma’s Fashion Festival

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Returning for a tenth year, the bad girl of Canadian fashion festivals proves that "Made in Canada" is a point of pride. Vanja Vasic was just another Ryerson fashion student when she started the Fashion Art Toronto festival 10 years ago. Show More Summary

New Exhibit Sheds Light on Canada’s Roma Community

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

RomaRising dispels myths of a long-maligned community whose rich cultural legacy is often overshadowed by a history of persecution. Throughout most of modern Europe’s history, the Roma have endured a rash of pogroms, oppression, repression, and even mass murder during the Nazi holocaust. Show More Summary

TCHC Denied Lower Mortgage Rates by Crown Corporation

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

TCHC needs lower interest rates in order to tackle it's multi-billion dollar repair backlog, but in spite of a massive surplus and an affordable housing mandate CMHC, its main mortgage lender, isn't budging. Toronto Community Housing...Show More Summary

Boring Machine Exciting

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Dozens of transit geeks showed up to Eglinton and Allen Rd. on Saturday night to watch the second Eglinton Crosstown tunnel borer get moved. It’s not every day you see a 400-tonne machine pulled by a massive trailer. This weekend, dozens...Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 21, 2015

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A baffling explosion that wiped out a Scarborough home and left one man dead yesterday evening has police and fire services scratching their heads over what might have been its source. Read about that, plus a new proposed Mississauga-Brampton LRT line and a new Metcalf Foundation report on the city's working poor. Show More Summary

Public Works: Keeping (Many) Cars Off the Roads

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Parts of Toronto have experimented with car-free days, but Madrid hopes to get vehicles out of its city centre by 2020. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Mapping Property Taxes, Raptor Lou Williams Wins Award, and Q?

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. A new map shows that Ward 28, Toronto Centre-Rosedale collects 10 times as much in property tax as Ward 43, Scarborough East. Metro mapped out property taxes collected by ward, and the results are about what one […]

The Hidden Costs of Beer in Grocery Stores

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A decades-old battle to reuse or recycle drinking containers could mean additional costs to municipalities, argues Councillor Gord Perks. Before celebrating beer sales in supermarkets, let’s do a little thought experiment that explores the hidden costs of last week’s news. Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: Buzzard, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and 2001: A Space Odyssey

5 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 lean, mean American indie comedy, a Marilyn Monroe classic, and Stanley Kubrick’s psychedelic sci-fi odyssey. Show More Summary

The Scary Truth About Tom at the Farm

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

At Buddies in Bad Times, Michel Marc Bouchard’s original play proves to be darker—and funnier—than the Xavier Dolan film. Tom at the Farm Buddies in Bad Times (12 Alexander Street) Runs to May 10 $27-$37 (Rush tickets $20) If, like most...Show More Summary

Televisualist: The Summer Baking Extravaganza

5 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 Brad Meltzer’s Lost History features the bestselling author who, once per episode, recovers a valuable historical artifact (the flag which flew over Ground Zero, the original […]

Newsstand: April 20, 2015

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

As expected, news of the next Toronto police chief reached the public this weekend, via a leak: Mark Saunders will replace Bill Blair and will be the city's first black police chief. Read about that news, along with some more: the troubles plaguing Toronto Community Housing, and a teachers' strike. Show More Summary

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