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Historicist: “The Dream That is Canada’s Wonderland”

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A look at the development of the amusement park, which turns 35 this year. “Must we trade all that is good in our community for the artificial plastic world of profit-motivated developers?” Letter writer Elaine Ziemba’s complaint toShow More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: April 9, 2016

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news this Saturday morning: daycare waitlist fees, Zara managers discriminating against an employee, and the Canadian Mental Health Association's response to the Andrew Loku shooting. In Toronto’s hyper-competitive daycare market,...Show More Summary

Why Torontonians Want The Rogers Centre (Rightfully) Renamed to SkyDome

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Because it has always been the SkyDome in our hearts. We’ve dealt with the Ted Rogers statue outside the stadium (despite threats to throw it into the lake). We’ve swallowed the cost of overpriced beers at the ball game. It’s time that fans got a break. Show More Summary

Unwined: Are Wines Better Sealed with Corks or Screw Caps?

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Of all the ways to package and seal wines, two remain supreme. These days, wines can be sealed up and packaged in ways far unlike the traditional cap or cork-in-a-glass-bottle method. Between the Lines Winery in Niagara just released a Sparkling Vidal that is stored in a can. Show More Summary

We Rank the Walkability of Major League Baseball Stadiums—and Look Down on Cities That Aren’t Toronto

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Take that, Milwaukee. Not only did the Blue Jays lead Major League Baseball in walks in 2015, but their home stadium also leads the league in walkability. Rogers Centre SkyDome is far from perfect. The statue in front of the park isShow More Summary

How to Fall in Love with the 2016 Blue Jays

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Resident Jays lover Stacey May Fowles on what this year in Toronto baseball has to offer. When I was asked to write a primer on falling in love with the 2016 Toronto Blue Jays, I realized I’d probably been given the easiest assignment ever. Show More Summary

Vandalist: Ripley’s Aquarium Sidewalk Art Leaves Us Feeling Crabby

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Ripley's Aquarium is snapping to it with this clever sidewalk art. BY: Probably Ripley’s Aquarium LOCATION: Bremner and York PHOTO BY: Jmaxtours FIELD NOTES: Pinch us, we’re dreaming! Could this be fun street art have been created by...Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 8, 2016

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

News this morning: Rogers is extending its low-cost internet service for low-income Ontario residents, food insecurity is widespread in Toronto, and the Toronto Zoo gets back its accreditation. Rogers Communications is extending a program it began with Toronto Community Housing in 2013 to people in low-income housing across the province. Show More Summary

For Newcomers, the Library is About More Than Just Books

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto Public Library is upping its newcomer support resources to serve the influx of Syrian refugees. The sound of overlapping drum rhythms and nearly dissonant quarter-tone melodies fill the North York Central Library. A group...Show More Summary

Goose Island Brewpub To Open in Toronto

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Chicago-based brewery confirmed it will be joining Toronto's beer scene. While there have been rather strong whispers about it in the Toronto beer scene for a few weeks, renowned Chicago-based brewery Goose Island has confirmed today that Toronto will be the home of their new brewpub. Show More Summary

I Want Your Job: Toronto Wildlife Rescuer

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How Andrew Wight saves the pesky city critters stuck in sticky situations. As the mainstream narrative goes, firefighters rescue cats stuck in trees. But when a raccoon gets stuck on a roof, or a gaggle of geese can’t make it acrossShow More Summary

City Recommends New Rules For Uber and Taxi Drivers

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Recommendations impose more regulations on Uber, while lessening the burden on taxi drivers. After months of debate and protest, the City is proposing new rules for taxi and Uber drivers that it says will level the playing field. Among...Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 7, 2016

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: doctor charged in alleged fentanyl trafficking ring, council to study Mississauga-Peel separation proposal, and two teens arrested after violent attack. A Toronto doctor has been charged in connection to an alleged fentanyl trafficking ring. Show More Summary

We Made More Useful Posters for the TTC’s Next Pedestrian Awareness Campaign

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We hope they're helpful. “Dark clothing can make it hard for motorists to see you at night.” “Be aware of your surroundings and cross at traffic signals or crosswalks.” In the wake of a driver who blamed pedestrians in his “non-pology”...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: G20 Class-Action Lawsuit, Drake Behaving Badly, and the Joggling Champ

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Remember how much fun G20 was? When Toronto Police indiscriminately gave citizens a mandatory field trip to makeshift detention centres, it turns out not everyone was happy with the treatment. Show More Summary

Jerry Agar’s Tweets Explain Why His Black Lives Matter Column is Stupid

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We wade through the sludge so you don't have to. Introducing Too Big to Edit, where we give Toronto’s most egregious columns and articles the feedback they deserve. Spokesperson #blacklivesmatterTO accused me on @CP24 of homophobic, anti-Muslim, anti-women tweets. Show More Summary

From Kim’s Convenience to Chimerica

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (briefly) swaps his role as a lovable Korean shopkeeper for that of a troubled Chinese dissident in Canadian Stage’s epic political thriller. Chimerica Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front Street East) Runs to April...Show More Summary

Torontoist vs. Torontoist in… The LCBO Monopoly

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Is it time for the Crown corporation to give up its monopoly? In Torontoist vs. Torontoist, two contributors face off to debate a current issue, idea, or event. Debate surrounding the mere existence of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) is longstanding—and heated. Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 6, 2016

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: BLM co-founder under fire for alleged racist remarks, Jays lose after falling ill to controversial "no-slide" review, and your children are not walking enough. A two-month-old tweet by a Black Lives Matter Toronto co-founder is causing outrage on social media. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: TTC Advises Pedestrians Not to Get Hit By Cars, John Tory 2.0, and Doug Ford Hearts Scarborough

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’ve noticed the latest TTC campaign to make pedestrians more aware of their surroundings the you’re not alone. Gizmodo has picked...Show More Summary

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