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Extra, Extra: Local Sinkhole Eats Jaguar, Ghastly Commute Times for Torontoians, and the Mayor Gets Grumpy with That One Councillor

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In Saskatoon we call this a #Pothole ………….. #Toronto sinkhole swallows Jaguar http://t.co/XUE8QdOIsk — Darren Hill (@darrenhill1) April 1, 2015 A local Jaguar driver was caught off-guard when a sinkhole opened up and swallowed his car this […]

The Regent Park Education Program That’s Turning Heads

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Over the past 15 years, the Regent Park-made Pathways to Education has been emulated across Canada, and a new U of T study measures its success. Ermias Nagatu grew up in Regent Park and was raised by his single mother, who was chronically sick throughout his childhood. Show More Summary

Katie Boland Talks Women & Film in Television

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We chat with the Toronto-based rising star ahead of the 2015 WIFT-T Showcase, profiling the work of women in screen-based media. WIFT-T Showcase The Royal (608 College Street) April 1, 7 p.m. $25.00 Anyone seeking one last confirmation...Show More Summary

Foreign Workers Exiled Under New Immigration Rule

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Critics say the new policy is "devastating" and will make work more precarious. As of today, an estimated 70,000 temporary foreign workers have lost their legal status in Canada. Under a new, so-called “4 and 4? rule, migrant workers...Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: Chang and Eng Bunker

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The first brothers to be displayed as "Siamese Twins" held a levee at St. Lawrence Hall Unfortunately, based on the press of the day, we cannot tell you what Torontonians who paid their seven-and-a-half pence to see the novelty of conjoined twins in October 1853 thought of the spectacle. Show More Summary

Newsstand: April 1, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

No April Fools' joke this morning, just the news—which, let’s face it, can kind of seem like a bad joke most days: the TTC is investigating a violent altercation involving two transit officers, Mayor John Tory thinks city councillors...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: No More “Trustee” Sam, Potential Artscape Hub for Weston, and an UberX Crackdown

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. A bit of good news to close the day: Former Toronto District School Board trustee Sam “@TrusteeSam” Sotiropoulos (Ward 20, Scarborough-Agincourt) has been banned from running in the next municipal election. A 2014 Villain on this very […]

New Battle Lines Drawn in War on Raccoon

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

But is a new city contract raising a new breed of super-raccoons? A new type of green bin from the City of Toronto aims to finally stymie our number one menace: raccoons. According to a staff report at council, the $31.6-million contract...Show More Summary

Spotted: The White Squirrel Lives!

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

SPOTTED BY: Marie Poliak WHERE: Massey Street at Queen Street West WHEN: Tuesday, March 31 at noon WHAT: A rare white squirrel across the street from Trinity Bellwoods park, a green space that has long been renowned for its small but mighty albino squirrel colony. These snowy squirrels are at a genetic disadvantage because their […]

A Play That Takes the Cosmos Personally

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Hannah Moscovitch—with a little help from the iconoclastic scientist Lee Smolin—explores time, love, and family in her latest work, Infinity. Infinity Tarragon Theatre (30 Bridgman Avenue) Runs to May 3 $29–$55 (rush tickets: $15) What...Show More Summary

Crowdsourcing the City’s Narrative

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How one Montreal woman's Facebook group became an unlikely place for Torontonians to group together. Community is inherently voyeuristic. People watch and whisper about mundane snapshots because it reinforces a kind of humane participation in the collective everyday; we are all moving parts in the same clumsy machine and, hell yes, we talk about it. Show More Summary

Public Works: Come See Toronto’s Not-So Famous Sights

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Amsterdam's marketing pros want more tourists to visit the outer reaches the city's greater metropolitan area. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Show More Summary

Newsstand: March 31, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

If there is one thing to be gleaned from today's headlines, it's that if people ran their personal finances in the same way that governments ran theirs, most of us would either be destitute or in jail. In the news: the provincial government...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: York Classes Could Resume, a School Trustee Is Out, and Tower Renewal

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. York University TAs could be back as early as Wednesday if the latest tentative agreement is ratified by members of CUPE 3903. Tutorials and many classes have been shut down since March 3, leaving first-year keeners not […]

Rep Cinema This Week: A Separation, The Babadook, and Selma

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: Asghar Farhadi’s elegant human drama about class and religion in contemporary Iran, Jennifer Kent’s creepy horror debut, and Ava DuVernay’s timely look at the march from Selma to Washington. Show More Summary

Police Chief’s Carding Rules Ignore Board Demands

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We look at the civilian police board's requested carding reforms, and what the police have actually delivered. In perhaps his final major announcement as Toronto’s police chief, Bill Blair unveiled a draft of new procedures on police carding on Friday. Show More Summary

Poll Position: Surprising to No One, the People Want Their Grocery Store Beer and Wine

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

But wine buyers are still most likely to buy from LCBO, the poll finds. “Are Ontario adults on-board with buying beer and wine in grocery stores?” Yes: 64%  No: 30%  No Opinion: 6%  Poll taken: March 26, 2015 Sample size: 881  Methodology: Interactive...Show More Summary

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