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Jian Ghomeshi Charged With Four Counts of Sexual Assault

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The former CBC radio host is scheduled to appear in court early Wednesday afternoon. Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking, and is scheduled to appear in court early Wednesday afternoon. Show More Summary

Scene: Toronto Rallies for Michael Brown

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Thousands gathered on Wednesday to protest police brutality in the wake of a U.S. grand jury decision not to charge the white Missouri police officer who shot and killed the black teen. WHERE: University Avenue, near the U.S. consulate WHEN: Tuesday, November 25 WHAT: A rally against police brutality spurred by the recent U.S. Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 26, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Weather Network is forecasting colder-than-average temperatures from eastern Saskatchewan through to New Brunswick this winter. Unless Ontario gets some legs and heads west to hang out with British Columbia, this means we’re officially in for it. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Ghomeshi Drops His Lawsuit, Narrowing Traffic Lanes, and “Windstorm Chaos”

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Former Q host Jian Ghomeshi has dropped his $55-million lawsuit against the CBC. “The parties have reached a settlement; the lawsuit has been withdrawn but it still needs to be formalized through a court order,” said Chuck […]

Duly Quoted: Education Minister Liz Sandals, on Governance Issues at the TDSB

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Provincial government orders independent review of TDSB to address "ongoing concerns." “The ongoing concerns at the TDSB are putting public confidence at risk—not just in Toronto but across the province. As minister, I have no choice...Show More Summary

Pat Quinn’s Greatest Hit

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

When he knocked Bobby Orr out cold during a 1969 playoff game, the truculent Leaf nearly incited a riot at Boston Garden. “By National Hockey League standards he is slow and a trifle awkward,” was the Globe and Mail’s assessment of rookie Maple Leafs defenceman Pat Quinn in December 1968. Show More Summary

Aspiring Opera Singers Ready to Raise Their Voices at Centre Stage

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Seven young vocalists look to make names for themselves at the Canadian Opera Company's annual singing competition. Canadian Opera Company Centre Stage Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (145 Queen Street West) November 25,Show More Summary

Public Works: Pocket Parks Turn Concrete Curbs Into Green Space

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

San Francisco and London are squeezing tiny recreational spaces into busy urban areas. 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

Newsstand: November 25, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

RIP Pat Quinn. You will be missed. In the news: A transport plan for the Pan Am Games, a (likely) end to paid plasma donations in Toronto, a list of dead pets, and a warning to condo builders to slow down new builds. The provincial government has announced the transportation plan for the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Committees on Sexual Violence, So Long to Menthols, and John Tory Feeds Martin Short a Doughnut

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. After pressure was brought to bear by the Conservatives, Premier Kathleen Wynne has decided that a select committee on sexual violence and harassment would be a good idea for Ontario. “I believe that the committee’s work should […]

Rep Cinema This Week: Citizenfour, Mommy, and Maps to the Stars

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a tense behind-the-scenes look at Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing, Canada’s Oscar hopeful, and David Cronenberg’s Hollywood satire. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: John Tory, on the Positive Response to SmartTrack

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Mayor-elect says "the city is strangling itself on transit," wants to bring sense of urgency to transit planning. “I have not yet identified a councillor in all of my meetings—and they’ve been from all points on the spectrum as it were...Show More Summary

Legendary Leafs Coach Pat Quinn Dies at 71

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The former player, coach, and executive died at Vancouver General Hospital on Sunday night. Former NHL coach Pat Quinn, who stood behind the bench for more than 600 Toronto Maple Leafs games, died at Vancouver General Hospital on Sunday night at the age of 71. Show More Summary

Spacing Opens City Store

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The cityscape magazine opens a design-focused shop in Toronto—and it's got streetcar pillows and buttons galore. Spacing, the Canadian magazine that celebrates our cities, is extending its retail reach, opening a bricks-and-mortar store at 401 Richmond. Show More Summary

Televisualist: It’s Not Christmas Yet, Carol

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

televisualist 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 AMC airs Eagle Eye,...Show More Summary

Newsstand: November 24, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Don't forget to cheer on the Raptors tonight as they play the Phoenix Suns. #WeTheNorth, right, everyone? We can't leave Drake out there alone. The news this morning: the zoo's revenue is down, a man wants prosthetic legs but can't get...Show More Summary

Historicist: Delivering the Mail

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The first of a two-part look at the back half of the Globe and Mail's name. What’s in a name? In the case of the Globe and Mail, it’s a combination of two historical Toronto newspapers that clashed politically. Most people are familiar...Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: November 22, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The weather's not bad! Get out there and enjoy a crisp fall-winter day today, but not until after you read the news: A man acquitted of murder is suing the Peel police, Peel city councils need more diversity, and the Pan Am Games mascot has cost Toronto a lot of money. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Cheap Black Cats, Dufferin Station’s Transformation, and the Leafs Snub Their Fans for Karma

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The City of Toronto is holding a “cat adoption blitz” this weekend. In honour of Black Friday, the usual $75 adoption fee will be waived for anyone wanting to take home a kitten or cat with any […]

Urban Toronto: Pioneer Village Station Shaping Up Nicely

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Scheduled to open in 2016, the new station just off Steeles Avenue West is part of the TTC's Spadina Subway Extension. Construction is continuing on the Toronto Transit Commission’s Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, and today we take a look at the fourth of the six new stations on the extended Spadina subway line: Pioneer Village Station. Show More Summary

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