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Public Works: Finding Privately Owned, Publicly-Accessible Spaces

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A database in New York could help Toronto make Privately Owned, Publicly-Accessible Spaces major components of the urban landscape. 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: June 24, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

When you think about it, Tuesday is kind of the unsung hero of the week. It props us up after the catastrophes of Monday, and floats us gently into the welcoming arms of the mid-week. In the news: Cabinet shuffles for Kathleen Wynne’s...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: June 24, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: mindful martinis, fostering inclusive workplaces, and connecting with the Blue Jays. Offbeat: When conjuring up a mental picture of “mindfulness,” a bar probably isn’t the first setting that comes to mind. Singer,...Show More Summary

Scene: H6 Takes Its Last Ride

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's the end of the line for the TTC's 27-year-old trains. WHERE: Eastbound to Kennedy from Greenwood Station WHEN: Friday, June 20, 10 a.m. WHAT: The final service run of the TTC’s oldest train: the H6. Distinguished by dizzyingly orange...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Ann-Marie MacDonald on Pride, Kathleen Wynne Goes Camping, and a Toronto Music Library

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 the Globe, novelist Ann-Marie MacDonald talks about exile, anger, love, and Pride: “Pride is symbolized by a rainbow, not just because it leads to Oz or a pot of gold or even because it signifies diversity, […]

Scene: WorldPride Opening Ceremony

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Thousands gathered in Nathan Phillips Square for the festival's formal kick-off. WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square WHEN: Friday, June 20 WHAT: WorldPride’s opening ceremony, which treated thousands of people to the official flag-raising, a fireworks show, and a free concert featuring artists such as Steve Grand, Deborah Cox, and Melissa Etheridge. Show More Summary

Speaking Lies for Power

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How Toronto's dailies are failing their readers, and failing to hold politicians to account. It’s touching that people were so shocked about the latest journalistic crime committed by the increasingly tawdry Globe and Mail. Despite all...Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: i hate myself :), Last Poems, and Uvanga

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a bracing self-portrait of a relationship gone sour, a collection of lyrical short films adapting a Polish immigrant poet, and a family drama in the Canadian arctic. i hate myself :) Directed by Joanna Arnow Camera […]

Putting the “Park” in Regent Park

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The latest phase of the neighbourhood's revitalization officially opened on the first day of summer. The first day of summer seemed an appropriate day to open the city’s newest major park. Sunny skies, comfortable temperatures, and curiosity...Show More Summary

Televisualist: Unapologetically Booing Italian Soccer

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 Today in World Cup action: Australia vs. Spain in the Game Nobody Cares About of the Day, since both teams have already been eliminated (Sportsnet, 11:45 […]

Pride in Their Own Words: Alex Abramovich

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Canadian researcher discusses his experience of Pride, combating LGBTQ youth homelessness, and why he is filled with hope. Alex Abramovich is a Canadian researcher who focuses on LGBTQ youth homelessness. One of the few researchers in...Show More Summary

Newsstand: June 23, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Hearing about the 30-degree heat and 80-per-cent humidity that World Cup players are dealing with really puts local weather into perspective, doesn't it? Anyway, here's some Monday news for you. City officials were unhappy about theShow More Summary

Urban Planner: June 23, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: theatre awards by the water, and comedy parties underground. Parties: The Dora Mavor Moore Awards, Toronto’s version of Broadway’s Tony Awards, are doing something a little different this year. Inspired by the...Show More Summary

Historicist: Taking It to the Streets

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Early World Cup celebrations in Toronto. Every four years, Torontonians congregate around bars and cafés, glued to live broadcasts of World Cup games. Flags fly from cars and shop windows, and every so often a street fills with fans celebrating their home country’s victory. In the 1960s, such celebrations were still unheard of in Toronto. While the World Cup did warrant […]

Weekend Newsstand: June 21, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Happy Pride! Happy NXNE! Happy World Cup! Happy everything! But seriously, if you can’t find something happening in the city that doesn’t make you happy this weekend, you should probably just move elsewhere. In the news: Joe Cressy and...Show More Summary

Weekend Planner: June 21-22, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In this Weekend Planner: Pin-up burlesque, Gatsby garden parties, and beekeeping. Festivals: Is there any better day on which to plan a celebration than the longest day of the year? The answer is no, which is why The Junction Summer Solstice Festival is taking advantage of our lengthy daylight hours with a small-town street party in the big city. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Doug Ford’s Juicy Story, Olivia Chow’s Bike Plan, and WorldPride Flag-Raising

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. “You want a juicy story? There’s a breach of security in the mayor’s office.” It’s not what you’re thinking—in that what you’re thinking probably involves the mayor’s having done something questionable in his office. The person just […]

A Cockfight Worth Catching

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Love, betrayal, and fighting roosters in Kat Sandler's new play. The latest work by prolific playwright Kat Sandler, who generates clever content for indie-company-on-the-rise Theatre Brouhaha, Cockfight follows an unlikely attempt by three foster brothers to obtain a rooster in order to make their fortune in underground cockfighting matches. Show More Summary

Olivia Chow’s Speech to the Canadian Club: Boringly Accurate, Notably Unambitious

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

When we fact-checked Rob Ford and Karen Stintz’s policy speeches, numerous commenters complained that we would never give Olivia Chow the same treatment, because we are socialist hippies who want to collectivize news into one giant drum circle. Related: On Thursday at the Economic Club, Rob Ford Lied Several Times Every Minute Karen Stintz’s Speech […]

The March to Pride

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Celebrations, protests, and community action in the 1970s that made Toronto's Pride possible. It was a simple poster, one that asked people to bring food, drink, and music to Hanlan’s Point on August 1, 1971. Around 300 people followed...Show More Summary

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