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Catch Up With Toronto’s Changing Transit Plans

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We look at the winners and losers of Toronto's big transit makeover. If you just came back from vacation, you might be surprised to learn that Toronto’s transit plans suddenly look very different. Or maybe, given the amount of change the city’s best- and worst-laid transit plans undergo, you wouldn’t be surprised at all. Show More Summary

Game of Thrones Actors Have a Gas with Victorian Thriller

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

But if you’re looking for a heroine with backbone, skip Gaslight and go straight to Elle. Gaslight Ed Mirvish Theatre (244 Victoria Street) Runs to Feb. 28 Tickets: $35-$119 Elle Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue) Runs to Jan. Show More Summary

Front Page Challenge: January 26, 2016

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. The Forcillo verdict rocked and confused the city yesterday, and is a main concern of all five of Toronto’s papers in this week’s Front Page Challenge. This complicated situation, with a jury seemingly ruling that when it comes to police shootings, […]

Goodbye, Galleria: Residents Discuss Future Plans For West-End Mall

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It has been a west-end staple for 40 years, but the Galleria Shopping Centre could soon become a condo-shopping tower There are days when Maria Morgado will climb up to the roof of her Wallace-Emerson home to get an unobstructed view of the city. Show More Summary

Newsstand: January 26, 2016

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: (some) TTC riders get a break, new exhibit details the life and death of Ashley Smith, and Toronto Zoo's panda cubs nominated for cuteness award. For those who loathe the current state of public transit, you’re in luck! The TTC is introducing new express services on five popular routes, with plans for integration due by March 27. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Sunrise Propane Fines, Bye-Bye Hero Burger, and Even More Media Cuts

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Nearly eight years after the blast that killed one and vacated hundreds of Downsview residents from their homes, an Ontario judge has imposed a $5.1-million fine against Sunrise Propane. In addition, directors Shay Ben-Moshe and Valery Belahov, […]

Police Officer James Forcillo Found Guilty of Attempted Murder in Sammy Yatim Shooting

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Found not guilty of murder, Forcillo's lawyer vows to appeal the verdict, and that this is only "phase one." Police officer James Forcillo was found guilty of attempted murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim. Attempted murder with a firearm carries a minimum sentence of four years in jail. Show More Summary

Televisualist: You, this Column, and the Ninja Warriors

2 weeks 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 Lucifer is ostensibly an adaptation of the Vertigo comic book, but that comic was an extensive examination of the existence and exercise of free will (or […]

Previewing the TCHC Task Force Report

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A look at solutions and recommendations that could be on the mayor's TCHC task force final report tomorrow morning. It’s been a year since John Tory assembled his six-person task force charged with providing solutions for Toronto Community Housing. Show More Summary

Mapping TCHC’s Aging Buildings

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

TCHC units are located throughout the city, but because the buildings are reaching the end of their useful life at the same time, they need unprecedented funding. TCHC homes can be found right across the city, in 43 of Toronto’s 44 wards. Show More Summary

Torontoist vs. Torontoist in… John Tory’s Transit Revamp

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

City hall seems to have moved towards a more sensible transit plan, but what does that say about the mayor? In Torontoist vs. Torontoist, two contributors face off to debate a current issue, idea, or event. Last week brought several big changes in Toronto’s ongoing transit saga. Show More Summary

Toronto Community Housing’s Daunting Repair Backlog

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto Community Housing needs $2.6 billion to repair units over the next 10 years, or 18,000 people will find their homes shuttered. In advance of tomorrow's TCHC task force report, we look at what's at stake. Toronto Community Housing faces two related crises: a record-long waiting list, and a daunting capital repair backlog. Show More Summary

Torontoist Explains: The Social Housing Waitlist

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It can take over seven years to get affordable housing in Toronto. Here's why. You’ve probably heard it’s over 95,000 households long—and growing. But there’s a lot more to know about the social housing waitlist, and we’ll explain. Prepare to be depressed. Show More Summary

Does the Tory Compromise Provide Better Transit For Scarborough?

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Steve Munro dives into the details of the last week's landmark transit developments. Mayor John Tory and Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat continue to redraw Toronto’s transit map with their January 21 announcement of a new plan for Scarborough. Show More Summary

Field Notes: Where Disco Never Can Say Goodbye

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From Bollywood beats to French funk, Édition Spéciale plays up disco diversity. Field Notes looks at moments and events from around the city the previous weekend. “They’re an African disco band, like, a throwback African disco band,Show More Summary

Newsstand: January 25, 2016

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The news this morning: a Tim Hortons owner reaches out to people fired by Goodwill, cancer researchers get good results from a court hearing, and baby pandas are up for an award. Following last Sunday’s sudden closure of 16 GoodwillShow More Summary

Historicist: Ousting Sewell

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The province refused to renew John Sewell's contract as chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Housing Authority in 1988, which blew up in its face The headline was tucked in the bottom right corner of the 1988 Labour Day weekend edition...Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: January 23, 2016

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Saturday morning news: the Scarborough subway is in the news again, despite not yet existing; Catholic schools need repairs; and UberTaxi is now a licensed taxi dispatch service in Toronto. A new plan for the beleaguered Scarborough subway extension may be in the works: rather than a three-stop subway extension, a joint subway-LRT route. Show More Summary

Inherent Weisse: Fighting Sexism in the Craft Beer World

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How sexism isn't limited to TV ads from big brewers, and what some local brewers are doing about it. When Christina Coady, brewer at Folly Brewpub, set out last week to write a blog post to enlist volunteers to brew a special beer with...Show More Summary

Vandalist: Raccoon City

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A tribute to Toronto's unofficial mascot. BY: Swizzle Machen LOCATION: Kensington Market PHOTO BY: Swizzle Studio FIELD NOTES: For creatures that mostly knock over garbage bins, make messes, and wake us up in otherwise calm summer nights...Show More Summary

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