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Weekend Newsstand: January 10, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Is it still cold out? Let's just stay inside until Monday morning and then check. In the news: John Tory laments the poor treatment of the mentally ill, Bill Cosby performed in Hamilton last night, and microfibers are the new microbeads—and that's not good. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Cold Alert, Mental Health Issues, and Union Station Progress

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. If you’re thinking, “Hey, it’s extremely cold,” you’d be right. The City’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has issued an extreme cold weather alert, and cautions people against exposed skin in weather that will feel like -20 […]

Sound Advice: Arcane Death Ritual, by Sortilegia

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Infernal black metal duo Sortilegia have brought forth a leviathan.

Vandalist: Return of the Bain Street Mattress Menace!

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Their work is looking a little spotty... BY: Unknown LOCATION: Bain Ave PHOTO BY: Marie Wilson FIELD NOTES: Watch out, the mattress menaces are at it again. We’ve featured other mattress art, but none with the consistency of the Bain Co-op mattress defacers. They’ve struck mattresses here at least twice before. This is clearly their turf. Keeping their eyes on the co-op, […]

I Want Your Job: Matt Wilson, Owner of the Backyard Axe-Throwing League

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Taking axe-throwing from a backyard sport to an international business. “The biggest trick to throwing an axe is just to follow through. Grip is important, your stance is important, but I’d equate it to a tennis serve.” As the owner of BATL Alternative Sports, Matt Wilson would know. Show More Summary

Toronto, Now in Glorious 3D

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With the latest Open Data release, Toronto City Planning hopes app developers will find creative uses to model the city in 3D.   Toronto’s City Planning office has released data files that will help architects, designers, app developers, and laypeople better understand and interpret the built landscape of the city. Show More Summary

Newsstand: January 9, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

On Wednesday, Bill Cosby drew a standing ovation from the crowd that had paid nearly $100 to see him in London. He'll perform again tonight in Hamilton. In the news: Global TV's Leslie Roberts is suspended indefinitely, consent will soon be a part of Ontario sex ed, and Jian Ghomeshi faced three new charges today. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Toronto Resolutions, Cold-Weather Services for the Homeless, and Raising the French Flag

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Are you still in the mood to make some resolutions for 2015? Until January 9, you can tweet—using the hashtag #cityresolve—about how you plan to make Toronto a better place to live this year: each day, UrbanLandToronto […]

Glad Hand: Cold Day

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.

Bill Blair’s Vanishing Card Trick Isn’t Good Enough

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The police chief's quiet suspension of police carding is no remedy for systemic racism in policing. During an interview on December 30, Dave Trafford of Global News asked Police Chief Bill Blair about the gap in trust between his officers and residents in Toronto’s “more diverse” neighbourhoods. Show More Summary

Ghomeshi Facing Three New Charges of Sexual Assault

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Former Q host appeared in court today to set trial date. Jian Ghomeshi was back in court today to set a date for his upcoming trial on sex assault charges. He originally faced four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming...Show More Summary

Scene: Je Suis Charlie

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

People gathered at the French consulate to show solidarity with the victims of Wednesday's massacre in Paris, and to support free speech. WHERE: Yonge and Bloor WHEN: Wednesday, January 7, 6:30 p.m. WHAT: Despite the cold, Torontonians...Show More Summary

Newsstand: January 8, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Je suis Charlie. In the news: A Toronto vigil for the victims of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, hope for interim funding to create a 24-hour drop-in for homeless women, the possible sale of the passenger terminal at Billy Bishop, and an increase in impaired driving charges during this year’s RIDE campaign. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Cold Streetcars, Extreme Cold Weather Alerts, and Blurring Charlie Hebdo

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Nothing sends a chill through a transit commuter’s heart quite like reading this kind of thing: “Expect delays on the 501 Queen Route, due to Equipment issues resulting from inclement weather conditions.” That’s a tweet from the […]

Beer Token Gesture

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Beer Store opens up ownership to craft brewers, but the move doesn't solve Ontario's beer distribution problem. Earlier this morning, private, foreign-owned retailer the Beer Store made a surprising statement, indicating that it would be opening up ownership to Ontario craft brewers. Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: Brown Betty Tea Rooms

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A restaurant that welcomed the literati, community organizations, and smokers. During its formative period in the early 20th century, the Arts and Letters Club rented its first permanent space above the Brown Betty Tea Rooms, across from the King Edward Hotel on King Street East. Show More Summary

Duly Quoted: John Tory, on Homeless Deaths

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The mayor says "we need to redouble our efforts" on homelessness. “The death of anyone on the streets of Toronto, any single person ever, is one too many and so I think that we have to sort of redouble our efforts.” —Mayor John ToryShow More Summary

That Other Time the Leafs Let Go of Randy Carlyle

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Leafs traded Randy Carlyle in 1978--and lived to regret it. Maple Leafs management felt optimistic during the 1978 off-season. A loss to the Montreal Canadiens in the semi-finals was the longest Stanley Cup run Toronto enjoyed since hoisting the trophy in 1967. Show More Summary

Newsstand: January 7, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

So long, Randy Carlyle, it has been a slice. In the news: Bill Blair suspends carding, the public works and infrastructure committee discusses the future of garbage privatization, Air Canada might bid adieu to Billy Bishop Airport, and the Liberty Village Express is back. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: TTC Timelapse, Professional Cuddling Services, and Warming Centres

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Even if you’re not in the mood to be swayed by soothing piano music and smiling children, you might find yourself both entertained and dizzied by this video—made, director Russell Wellner says, “to show that the TTC […]

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