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Toronto Ward Boundary Review: A Primer

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An ongoing process at city hall could re-shape wards across the city. Here's what that might look like. Over the last year, the City of Toronto has been reviewing its ward boundaries, an overdue process that seeks to ensure relatively proportional council representation for city residents. Show More Summary

Best of SummerWorks 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our critics round up the must-see selections of this year's late-summer showcase. Beautiful Man Groundwater Productions VENUE: The Theatre Centre Mainspace (1115 Queen Street West) Erin Shields has a twisted and dark sense of humour,...Show More Summary

Daily PANAMANIA Tip Sheet: Chancha Vía Circuito

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

You know what’s world-class? PANAMANIA’s music festival programming. Here’s our guide to the must-see free music shows of the day, every day, during the fest. Chancha Vía Circuito CIBC PANAMANIA Live @ Nathan Phillips Square 6:00 p.m. About a decade ago, Argentinian DJ Chancha Vía Circuito was among an early wave of Latin American producers […]

A Call For the Idaho Stop

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Why one Toronto cyclist thinks that car-centric road rules are made to be broken. When I am on my bike I normally don’t stop at stop signs. I’ll slow, take a peek around corners and continue on my way, attempting to be safe while also maintaining precious momentum. Show More Summary

Photoist: Underground

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Underground by Umair Khan. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Vintage Toronto Ads: Columbia House

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For more than half a century, a record club built up music collections and drove customers crazy. The bait was hard to resist: up to a dozen albums for a penny. Sure, there was a “small” shipping and handling fee. And buy x-number of albums at full price over x-number of years. Show More Summary

Newsstand: August 12, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Another day, another Jays win. In other news, city hall's wards could see a shakeup, and a magazine we're unfamiliar with says we're the most livable city in the world. City Hall’s long-awaited ward boundary review has been issued. The...Show More Summary

Surf’s Up… In Toronto

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A small but dedicated subculture of surfers prove you can hang 10 in the 416. Multimedia producer Matt Pancer took up surfing while living in Brazil and Australia, but he never imagined that he would be able to keep up the hobby after returning home to Canada. Show More Summary

Daily PANAMANIA Tip Sheet: Raoul and the Big Time

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

You know what's world-class? PANAMANIA's music festival programming. Here's our guide to the must-see free music shows of the day, every day, during the fest. You know what’s world-class? PANAMANIA’s music festival programming. Here’s our guide to the must-see free music shows of the day, every day, during the fest. Show More Summary

A Blue Jays Guide for Bandwagoners

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With the Jays poised for playoffs, some Baseball Life Advice for the newbie Toronto ball fan. Let’s get one thing out of the way right off the bat (sorry): there is absolutely nothing wrong with jumping on a sports fandom bandwagon and anyone who says otherwise hates joy. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Medical Residencies Reduced, New Pension Plan Schedule Announced, and a Soccer Coach Returns to the Field

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Critics are slamming the Liberal government’s decision to eliminate 50 medical residencies for doctors-in-training when hundreds of thousands of Ontarians don’t have a family physician. Health Minister Eric Hoskins is defending the move, saying, “I am confident […]

TIFF Midnight Madness Film List Unveiled

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From embattled punk bands to Yakuza vampires, this year's action-thriller-horror series has something for everyone but your children and your grandmother. Fans of thrills, chills and martial arts skills refreshed their Twitter feeds with great anticipation this morning as the Toronto International Film Festival revealed its Midnight Madness slate. Show More Summary

Photoist: We The North

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We The North by Ash2276. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Newsstand: August 11, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

You might want an umbrella again today, but don't worry about the weather. In the news: it's time to plan for a meteor shower, Syrian-Canadians worry about a proposed new law, and a misogynist blogger visits Toronto. If you’re keen to watch the Perseids meteor shower’s peak show, start making plans for tomorrow night—Wednesday, August 12. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Premier Wynne Blasts Tory MPP, Muzik Nightclub Victim Laid to Rest, and a New Kind of Sex Party

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Premier Kathleen Wynne called Conservative MPP Monte McNaughton “outrageous” and “irresponsible” following a London, Ontario information session last week in which he encouraged parents to home-school their children in lieu of learning from the new sex-ed curriculum […]

Rep Cinema This Week: Diamond Tongues, Magic Mike XXL, and Jaws

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: a Toronto-set indie comedy about a struggling actress, a road movie about male entertainers, and Steven Spielberg’s best thriller. Show More Summary

Meet the GTA’s Parapan Am Athletes

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With over 1,600 para-athletes in town for one of the biggest multi-sport events on earth, we checked out a few who hail from our own backyard. The Parapan Am Games are under way, featuring 1,600 para-athletes from 28 countries competing in 15 sports. Show More Summary

Photoist: Bike Rave

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Bike Rave by Martin Reis. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Televisualist: The One Where Maleficent Has a Kid

3 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 The First 48: Revenge Kills is the latest spinoff of The First 48, the show that reminds us that homicide detectives have to get a lead […]

Newsstand: August 10, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news today, Michael Chan is suing the Globe and Mail for libel, and resources to mitigate poverty in Toronto's suburbs need far more attention. Provincial cabinet minister Michael Chan, who represents the riding of Markham-Unionville, has launched a libel lawsuit against the Globe and Mail. Show More Summary

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