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Duly Quoted: Chief Bill Blair, on Police Investigation of Jian Ghomeshi

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Blair explains why media reports didn't immediately trigger an investigation of the CBC radio personality. “When you’re talking about a crime which hinges on whether or not consent was given to certain conducts and behaviours, that depends entirely on the perspective of the victim, as to whether or not it was consensual. Show More Summary

Public Works: Japan Solves Bike Parking With Automated Underground Storage

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How the Eco Cycle storage system is keeping bikes safe and sidewalks clear in cities across the country. 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: November 4, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Apparently Christian Bale has walked away from playing Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic. Now we'll never know what Batman looks like in a black turtleneck. In the news: Tenants are left hanging after several raw sewage backups at a TCHC...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Liberty Village’s Giant Zipper, Streetcar Detours, and Hockey Optimism

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Developers in Liberty Village believe the area needs something akin to “a giant kind of zipper”—fancy developer-speak for a pedestrian-cycling bridge that would span the rail corridor at Abell and Sudbury streets. “We’re slowly reconnecting the city,” […]

Rep Cinema This Week: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Ida, and Altman

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: Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi epic about the origins of humanity in 70 mm, Pawel Pawlikowski’s haunting take on the ghosts of the Holocaust, and Toronto filmmaker Ron Mann’s look at the life and work of Robert Altman. […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A brilliant art forger bares his soul in Tarragon Theatre’s The Bakelite Masterpiece. The Bakelite Masterpiece Tarragon Extraspace (30 Bridgman Avenue) October 21–November 30, 2014; no shows on Mondays $50–$57 general, $42–$49 seniors,...Show More Summary

New Horror Fiction Turns City Politics Into a Blood Sport

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In his latest collection of short fiction, the dean of City Hall's press gallery writes about knife fights in the Clamshell parking garage. For more than two decades, Metroland Media reporter and columnist David Nickle has been a fixture...Show More Summary

Scene: Sorauren Park Pumpkin Parade

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Kentucky Fried Zombie, Jack Skellington, and a despicable Minion were all on display at the 10th annual jack-o'-lantern spookfest. WHERE: Sorauren Avenue Park WHEN: Saturday, November 1 WHAT: The Sorauren Park Pumpkin Parade. For the...Show More Summary

Televisualist: Just the Ten of Horse

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 BET is showing a mini-marathon of Barbershop and Barbershop 2. Both are pleasant films, even if the second one builds to a climax that never actually […]

Newsstand: November 3, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's a glorious November Monday and we've all had an extra hour of sleep, so let's dive right into the news, shall we? Public schools face marked differences in fundraising, private clinics are failing safety inspections at a disturbing rate, and traffic light synchronization is a beautiful but elusive dream. Show More Summary

Historicist: Space-Age Living, Ahead of its Time

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Architect Uno Prii's beloved, and despised, apartment buildings. In the 1960s and 1970s, an era of staid, Bauhaus-inspired rectilinear boxes, architect Uno Prii designed rental apartment buildings defined by swooping curves and space age forms and shapes. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: November 1, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Tomorrow night, Sunday night, will allow us all an extra hour of sleep as Daylight Savings Time starts. Pity the fools in Saskatchewan who might not have to adjust their clocks and lives, but who also forego the opportunity to sleep in an extra hour one night a year. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Historical Halloween Pranks, Racist Cartoons, and What It’s Like to Face Ford Nation

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. It turns out Toronto has an impressive history of Halloween hooliganism—much of it involving livestock of various kinds. On one memorable occasion, recounted in a 1913 edition of the Toronto Daily Star, it seems several cows were shooed […]

Encapsulating Toronto’s Past

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A look at time capsules across the city—and what's in them. Email, cell phones, Twitter, and even old-fashioned snail mail mean there are plenty of ways to communicate in the present—but if you want to send a message to the future, there’s only one thing for it: a time capsule. Toronto has been squirreling away all sorts of trinkets in time capsules over the past hundred […]

Vandalist: Hand Guns

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Pew pew. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Lisa Dejong FIELD NOTES: Everyone get ready to unholster your fake guns—Halloween is here and we expect to see all kinds of creative prop usage. We anticipate cowfolk, gangsters, spies, and more packing “handmade” heat while gorging on candy and chocolate. We’re looking forward to everyone dressing up, living […]

Spice City Toronto: Gourmet Satay Offers Up Classic Malaysian Cuisine

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Dishes at the new Scarborough restaurant are carefully prepared and packed with flavour. One of the absolute best Southeast Asian restaurants in the Toronto area is Gourmet Malaysia, an oversized dining hall in Scarborough with a massive menu of Malaysian, Indonesian, and Singaporean favourites. Show More Summary

No Subway Service Between Bloor and Eglinton Stations This Weekend

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The TTC is once again shutting down a portion of Line 1 for track work. Another weekend has arrived, and with it another subway shutdown. On November 1 and 2, there will be no subway service on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) between Bloor and Eglinton stations due to track work. Show More Summary

Newsstand: October 31, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Happy Halloween, everyone! Don a costume today if only to pretend for an evening that the past week hasn't happened. We certainly will. Before you do that, though, read some news! Rob Ford's tumour hasn't shrunk (but it also hasn't grown),...Show More Summary

Goodbye, and Thank You

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

When I left grad school, halfway through a PhD I’ll probably never finish, I didn’t have any idea I’d wind up as a journalist. Back in Toronto after five years away, all I knew was that I still wanted to write, and that living elsewhere had made me freshly aware of this city: of how […]

Extra, Extra: Doug Ford’s Ambitions, Electoral Maps, and Petition Supporting the Women Affected by Jian Ghomeshi

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Those of you mourning the end of the mayoral campaign will be glad to hear there might be another contest on the horizon involving one of the municipal election’s central figures. “I can honestly say I wouldn’t rule […]

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