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Why is Toronto Media Assigning Blame in a Fatal Scarborough Collision to a Rear-Ended TTC Bus?

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Semantics matter. Driver rear-ends #TTC bus, Toronto news headlines… assign agency to the bus? @ttcriders h/t @lloydalter @c_9 pic.twitter.com/8vllS6QPSV — Raphael Dumas (@DumasRaphael) August 30, 2016 After 6:30 this morning, Toronto Police alerted the public that a car crashed into a TTC bus at Finch and Warden, in Scarborough. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered the Last Days of August

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. This week’s Front Page Challenge is another competitive one, with most of the city’s newspapers clearly in the hunt to be considered the winner, each taking different approaches to summarizing the world and capturing this week’s championship. Show More Summary

What Toronto’s Potential Landlord Licensing Program Would Look Like

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Council voted to explore next steps for a program in June. We explore what that means for tenants. I remember being a bright-eyed, innocent first-time renter two years ago. My best friend and I were moving to Toronto and into our first...Show More Summary

What Toronto Can Learn from Chicago’s Electric Garbage Truck

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Electric garbage trucks are poised to deliver more than just peaceful mornings. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Cities are noisy places. Show More Summary

What Commuting is Like for This 82-Year-Old Torontonian

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Can't things just arrive on time? When Judith Goldfarb, 82, was liberated from Ravensbrück, a women’s concentration camp in northern Germany, in 1945, she made her way to Toronto to start a brand new life. After marrying Steven, 96,Show More Summary

Oh God, is the Toronto Casino Debate Back Again?

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We hope you like reruns! Time is a flat circle. Three years after we declared a downtown casino “well and truly dead,” it’s back on the table. Here’s a quick guide to what happened last time, why we’re back here again, and what might happen. Show More Summary

Patrick Brown’s Flip-Flopping on the Sex-Ed Curriculum is Detrimental to Youth

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The PC leader's latest move is part of his trend of flip-flopping on LGBTQ issues. This past July, Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown strode down Yonge Street, banner in hand, as part of Toronto’s annual Pride parade. Show More Summary

What to Check Out in Toronto August 29–September 4: The Glass Menagerie, Fan Expo, BuskerFest

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What's going on this week? More than meets the eye. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Monday August 29 Theatre company Soulpepper is wrapping up its...Show More Summary

Historicist: The Telegraph and the Early Career of John Ross Robertson

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Early journalistic efforts of the founding publisher of the Telegram. While it only lasted six years, the Telegraph filled an important role in shaping one of Toronto’s most powerful newspaper publishers. The experience taught John Ross...Show More Summary

Senator Nicole Eaton Hates Toronto’s Bike Lanes

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Is Toronto like a third world country? This senator thinks so! We certainly can’t find anyone better to comment on the effectiveness of Toronto’s bike lanes than a wealthy senator. Enter Nicole Eaton. Notable for her Conservative fundraising,...Show More Summary

Toronto Establishment Lets Wine Lovers Store Their Bottles in a Dream Cellar

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For a steep cost, that is. In my tasting notes for wines in the column, I often mention how long a wine will age in a cellar. But, the reality is that no matter how serious you get about wine, most of us will never have the ideal wine cellar. Show More Summary

Taxi Driver Charged After Collision with Cyclist Captured by YouTube Star

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Charges come days after viral video depicted the incident. A taxi driver is facing charges after a video that showed him crashing into a cyclist went viral last week. Thornhill resident Ali Farkhondehfall, 57, has been arrested and charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and assault with a weapon. Show More Summary

Amazing Graffiti Art Enlivens This Trinity Bellwoods Alley

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A fine example of the art our alleys have to offer. BY: Several artists LOCATION: Trinity Bellwoods Park PHOTO BY: Mooncall2012 FIELD NOTES: It should come as no surprise to regular Vandalist readers that we love the abundance of alley graffiti our city has to offer. Show More Summary

The West Toronto Railpath Finally Gets Funding For Expansion

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Cyclists, rejoice! After years of local organizing, things are finally getting underway for the West Toronto Railpath extension. The federal government announced this week that it will fund $11.7 million of the estimated total of $23 million for the extension. Show More Summary

We Went to Toronto’s Vape Olympics, Which Might Be the Last of its Kind in Ontario

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Competitive vaping is a thing. Past the vendors and industry insiders, the backroom at the Canadian Cloud Circuit was filled with smoke. Held in May in conjunction with the Canadian Vape Expo, Canada’s leading e-cigarette trade show, the CCC attracted the very best vapers in the country. Show More Summary

Resident Killjoy John Tory Removes Pokémon Go Stops at Ferry Terminal

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This is why we can't have nice things. Looking to catch a rare water Pokémon? Your chances just got slimmer—and you can thank potential Team Rocket conspirator Mayor John Tory for that. The mayor’s call to reduce the number of Pokéstops...Show More Summary

This Light Display Livens Up Bay Street

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Drake has been inspired by the artist's penchant for trippy colours. INSTALLATION: Straight Flush DATE: September 2009 LOCATION: 333 Bay Street, Bay and Adelaide streets (lobby of Bay Adelaide Centre) It’s always a bit of a gamble to commission work for the cityscape. Show More Summary

How to Borrow Art from the AGO for Less than the Cost of a Weekly TTC Pass

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

To classy up our apartment kitsch, we borrowed fine art from the AGO. I picked up the elk two summers ago when they were left leaning against a trash bin on Dundas and Dovercourt. Rendered in shades of teal in paint-by-numbers acrylic, they were pure Canadiana kitsch constrained only by a garish, gold-dusted frame. Show More Summary

Pilot Project Will Test Pay-to-Play at Toronto’s Public Tennis Courts

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

2017 pilot project will make players pay permit fees per hour on public courts. Tuomo Perala hits the Moss Park tennis courts every day at noon. It’s a routine, one that keeps him active and playing the sport he loves. As it stands, rallying during the lunch hour doesn’t cost Perala. Show More Summary

Jerry Agar is Wrong About the Olympics

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We were waiting for a lousy column about the Olympics and Agar delivered. We had been waiting for a truly idiotic post-Olympics hot take from the Toronto mediocritat, and Jerry Agar delivered a world-class performance. Writing in the...Show More Summary

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