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Public Works: What Toronto can learn about cohousing from Quebec

5 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Community members replace the role of private developer to construct a new lifestyle. When was the last time you asked your neighbour for a cup of sugar? For many city dwellers, the idea of counting on the person next door for a favour (no matter how small) harkens back to another era. Show More Summary

Free Wi-Fi goes live at all TTC subway stations

5 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Now that Wi-Fi is available at all subway stations, the TTC will tackle connectivity in the tunnels next. TTC riders now have access to Wi-Fi at every subway stop, completing one of the TTC’s 2017 promises to riders. York Mills became the final station to offer TCONNECT, the ad-supported free Wi-Fi network. Show More Summary

Public Works: What Toronto can learn about co-housing from Quebec

5 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Community members replace the role of private developer to construct a new lifestyle. When was the last time you asked your neighbour for a cup of sugar? For many city dwellers, the idea of counting on the person next door for a favour (no matter how small) harkens back to another era. Show More Summary

Councillors grapple with gruesome anti-abortion pamphlets

5 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

At a public meeting, anti-choice activists clashed with upset residents. Graphic anti-abortion pamphlets depicting dead fetuses are making their way into residential mailboxes and across city streets. The flyers are prompting a trio of lawmakers to take action. Show More Summary

Patios and Pedestrians: Toronto Needs Stickier Streets

5 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto can learn a lot about how to improve our streets from cities like Vancouver When you think of Paris, Copenhagen, or Vancouver, their sprawling, pedestrian and public space-focused, patio-filled sidewalks may come to mind. InShow More Summary

Gambling with Billions

5 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Mega-projects keep failing. So why does the mayor love them so? What a state we are in, Toronto. The City lacks political consensus and expert support on at least three projects that will cost billions of dollars. And yet we hurtle forward. Show More Summary

Q-and-A: Richard Feren, the man behind @DougFrod

6 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

“I have a half-dozen photos of Rob and Doug posing with Trump that I will happily pull out when it’s relevant.” Among their many distinguished achievements, the Ford family has also inspired some of Twitter’s greatest works of satire. Show More Summary

The 2017 Ford Fest Survival Guide

6 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's a massive, annual public festival that draws international attention and boldface names. And no, it's not TIFF. There’s a feeling of excitement in the air in Toronto this week, as another chapter begins in the storied history of...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, September 7-13

6 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Highlights this week include "The Festival of Festivals," music and comedy on wheels and on the water, and new songs by two Rankin family members. Thursday, September 7 The Toronto International Film Festival arrives today, slightlyShow More Summary

Walking the Ward

6 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Long regarded as simply a slum, the Ward neighbourhood in Toronto supported many immigrant communities over the years. By Erin Sylvester The Another View of the Ward Heritage Toronto walking tour promises a deeper look at one of Toronto’s historically most maligned and now mostly forgotten neighbourhoods. Show More Summary

Cyclists are frustrated with the slow roll-out of the City’s bike plan

6 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Bike lanes are more vigilantly monitored, but the City is still soft-pedalling expansion of cycling infrastructure This week, Margaret Harvey rode her bike on a trail for the first time since she was run over by a garbage truck in 2012. Show More Summary

In Praise of Keezy

6 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What will the city's high-profile chief planner do next? News of Jennifer Keesmaat’s resignation, effective September 29, has fuelled speculation of a possible run in municipal or provincial politics. After all, the federal Liberal party unsuccessfully courted her to run in the 2015 election. Show More Summary

Solidarity from Toronto to Charlottesville

6 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Rally at Queen’s Park encourages Torontonians to fight against far-right groups and condemn white supremacy. At her first anti-fascist rally, demonstrator Eleni Vlahiotis grasped her sign and marched in the thick of the crowd through Queen’s Park on Thursday evening. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, September 1-6

6 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Jet planes, comic heroes, fire breathers, and more in this long weekend edition; plus Second City's new revue, spicy food and sports by the water, and 60 years of life (drawing). Friday, September 1 With the ascendancy of comics andShow More Summary

Where Suits Season 6 was Filmed in Toronto (Part Two)

6 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We return to complete the sixth season of Suits, plus our built-in drinking game. Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny. Show More Summary

Scarborough Transit Riders Have Been Lied To About the One-Stop Subway

6 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Most commuters did not know that the Lawrence East station will close when the subway eventually opens, according to a new survey from a local transit advocacy group. The one-stop subway is just what everyone in Scarborough wants. At least, that’s what its boosters want you to believe. Show More Summary

Historicist: The Spicy Story of Toronto’s First Jewish Delicatessen

6 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Harris family brought good eats and smoked meats to the city. Toronto is currently one of the most multicultural cities in the world, boasting an abundance of diverse and sophisticated ethnic restaurants across the GTA. When it comes...Show More Summary

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, August 24-30

6 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This weekend hits peak outdoor Shakespeare, plus: outdoor pug grumbles and pow wows; comedy in new venues; luchadors, Taiko drummers, Fake Prom scream queens, and more. Friday, August 25 The monthly leaderless bike ride, Critical Mass,...Show More Summary

A Made-in-Canada Martial Art

6 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

There’s a new sport in Toronto, developed locally, but based on 3,000 years of Chinese military history. The two men face each other. One master. One student. Each holds a three-metre spear. They drop into fighting stances. Their sneakers skim the studio’s wooden floors. Show More Summary

Investing in High-Speed Rail is Long Overdue for Ontario

6 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Fighting climate change, means changing how we travel. Rail has the potential to replace cars and airplanes. There are so many good reasons to build cities around walking, cycling, and transit. One of the more valuable contributions of all of these is they help us reduce CO2 emissions. Show More Summary

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