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Investing in the Search for Canadian Mental Health Heroes

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Jim and Sandi Treliving have teamed up with CAMH to search for 150 inspiring Canadians. When Sandi Treliving was 10 years old, her older brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia. She knows first-hand the impact that mental illness can have on a family. Show More Summary

Talk Singular Theatre With Haley McGee

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The globe-trotting playwright-performer jets back to town for a short run and tonight's Dark Nights artist talk. The best piece of advice most aspiring actors can receive is “create your own work”; produce, yes, but it’s even better if you can write and perform. Show More Summary

Despite Long Waitlists, Co-ops Seen as a Solution to Toronto’s Housing Crisis

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

So why are they not being expanded across the city? When purchasing a home in Toronto is out of the question and rent continues to climb, some young people are looking for alternatives, such as co-operative housing. But unless you got your name on a list years ago, prepare for a long wait. Show More Summary

Taking Toronto’s Homeless Crisis to Mayor Tory’s Front Door

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's unknown if the mayor was home in his condo at the time. Around 100 protesters, many of them from Toronto’s homeless community, spent the night outside John Tory’s condo at 1 Bedford Place on Saturday night, calling for immediate action to combat the homelessness crisis in Toronto. Show More Summary

Hear the How and the Why of Ontario’s Greenbelt Success

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A discussion with the people instrumental in protecting the ribbon of green space around the GTA at the launch of the new book The Greenbelt. Tonight the Friends of The Greebelt’s CEO Burkhard Mausberg will launch his new book, The Greenbelt: Protecting and Cultivating a Great Ontario Treasure. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered Subway Air Pollution and Raptors Fever

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Sorry Leafs fans. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. It was only two weeks ago that the Toronto Sun‘s famed columnist and man-about-town Joe “Night Scrawler” Warmington declared...Show More Summary

The Audacity of Canada 150; a Lie Designed To Erase Our Legacy of Genocide

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Indigenous people are tired of explaining why Canada's history is nothing to celebrate. I prefer not to identify as Canadian these days. There was a time when I was proudly Canadian, though that was more of an unexamined acceptanceShow More Summary

See Second City Fellows Curry Laughs

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The 2017 Bob Curry Fellows perform tonight on the Second City Mainstage. Mondays are the Second City Mainstage revue‘s night off, which normally means the touring company has the stage. But tonight, there will be a special performance: the Bob Curry Fellowship Showcase. Show More Summary

Imagine Life After Trump Goes Nuclear

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Tonight's politically minded theatrical cabaret asked contributing playwrights to come up with short pieces on possible "Nuclear Option" fallouts. Politics, art, and activism collide in the Wrecking Ball cabaret series, an event showcasing brand new short works by theatre artists every few months or so. Show More Summary

Library Union Prepares to Fight Staffless Pilot Project

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto Public Library is planning to extend opening hours at some branches by replacing staff with security cameras. The Toronto Public Library is a beloved public institution, as Maureen O’Reilly, president of the Toronto Public...Show More Summary

Want to End Poverty? Let’s Talk About a Maximum Income for Ontario

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Anti-poverty groups handed out pamphlets outside RBC’s annual general meeting. The Ontario government is rolling out its basic income pilot project later this year. Roughly speaking, the idea is to provide everyone in a given area—aShow More Summary

See The World’s Oldest Father and Son Cajun Duo

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The latest reunion show of the uber-veteran musical duo The Williamson Playboys will cover such relevant topics as the Prussian-Brazilian War, and the Hindenburg disaster. Their gigs these days are fewer and farther between. Maybe age...Show More Summary

Hear and See (Actual) Women Discuss Women in Music

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A screening of the 1954 film Carmen Jones will be followed by a discussion on women in music. Despite the many excellent women and women-fronted acts playing at Canadian Music Week, the talk in media and music circles over the festival...Show More Summary

City Council Preview: April 26-28, 2017

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We read the agenda so you don't have to. Headlining Acts After last month’s showdown over the Scarborough subway extension (the worst idea in Toronto transit and current suburban fetish object), next week’s council session is comparatively routine. Show More Summary

Toronto Needs Immediate Solutions to Ongoing Homelessness Crisis

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The entire shelter system in the city is dangerously overcapacity. Several agencies on the frontlines helping Toronto street-involved residents called an emergency press conference April 18 to address the city’s ongoing homelessness crisis. Show More Summary

See the Cracks Mental Illness Causes in Little Pretty And The Exceptional

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Playwright Anusree Roy dug deep for this story of a seemingly thriving Canadian family coping with mental illness. Off the top of Little Pretty and The Exceptional, in its premiere run at Factory Theatre, Toronto theatre audiences could be forgiven for drawing early comparisons to Kim’s Convenience. Show More Summary

Spinning is Biking Without All The Good Stuff

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A city cyclist gets dragged to a Toronto spin class. About a month ago I was out for a work date with Victoria, one of my oldest friends. About two coffees into our spreadsheet-addled afternoon, she leaned over and in a conspiratorial tone asked: “Do you want to go to SoulCycle?” My immediate response was NO. Show More Summary

Toronto’s Rainbow Railroad Responds to Reports of a Gay Concentration Camp in Chechnya

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Canada urged to take immediate action following reports of gay men being rounded up, tortured with electric shocks and beaten to death. By now you may have read reports that nearly 100 men suspected of being gay or bisexual are being detained in Chechnya, in what is being called the first concentration camp since Nazi Germany. Show More Summary

Watch Images of Art and Eroticism

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Two long-running local events—The Images Festival, and the rebranded Feminist Porn Awards (now the Toronto International Porn Festival)—kick off tonight. Two film festivals with particular focus on their use of the medium kicked off with opening receptions last night. Show More Summary

Toronto’s Transit Planning Problem Isn’t Politics, It’s Governance

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This City does it different than virtually every other jurisdiction in North America. Calls to “de-politicize” transit planning have become common within Toronto’s editorial circles. The theory goes that if we remove the shenanigans of transit-ignorant politicians, then Toronto’s transit woes will be cured. Show More Summary

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