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Televisualist: The One Where We Don’t Even Mention the Pan Am Games

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 Guilty Pleasures: a show about professional television chefs explaining how they love decadent fast foods. Thank god Bobby Flay will tell us about his favourite greasy […]

Newsstand: July 13, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

News this Monday morning: Ontario has a lot of work to do if it wants to meet its 2020 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, the Financial Accountability Officer is meeting resistance trying to do his job, and a group of Brazilian cyclists ended up on the DVP. Show More Summary

Historicist: Hometown Rivals

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Before the Pan Am Games, boxers Sammy Luftspring and Frankie Genovese gave Toronto world-class competition. In the 13th round, the advantage had swung to the hard-hitting “Sockin’ Sammy” Luftspring, but as they stared each other down in the boxing ring, Canadian welterweight champion Frankie Genovese wouldn’t relent. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: July 11, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

News today: family and those close to last weekend's Etobicoke shooting victim Lecent Ross want a crackdown on illegal guns, the HOV lanes get an examination, and a rundown of the Pan Am Games' opening ceremony. Some of the people who...Show More Summary

Torontoist Week in Review: July 6-10

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A lot happens in the course of a workweek. Here’s a look back at the top stories from the past five days that you might have missed, or might care to revisit. It Takes a Village… from Giordano Ciampini on Vimeo. Touring the Pan Am Athetes’ Village The 2015 Pan Am Games are officially underway! […]

The Big Five: July 10-12

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five. Vigil for Andrew Loku Eglinton Gilbert Parkette | 504 Gilbert Ave (Eglinton West & Gilbert Avenue) July 10, 7p.m. Free. A vigil to honour and remember Andrew Loku, a Black […]

All the Pan Am Games Apathy Fit to Print

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

America noticed us! And how we are pretty meh about the Pan Am Games! Toronto has a case of Pan Am Games apathy, and the New York Times is on it. In America’s paper of record, Canadian correspondent Ian Austen writes that Torontonians just aren’t that into the sporting event that has taken over the city: But too few spectators seem to care. Only about 800,000 of the 1.4 […]

We’re All In This Together

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Panamania play The Watershed goes beyond ideologies to grapple with Canada’s environmental challenges in the 21st century. The Watershed Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street) Runs to July 19 $15 – $42 You’ve got to admire Annabel Soutar’s journalistic integrity. Show More Summary

Inherent Weisse: All The Noise About Left Field Brewery

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In a lot of ways, Left Field Brewery is one of the great Toronto beer success stories: a husband-and-wife team quit their jobs, and start brewing small batches of their beer in another brewery before finally being able to set up their own establishment in a long-abandoned industrial building on Wagstaff Avenue in Leslieville. Their […]

Vandalist: Shalak Week

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A wonderfully vibrant addition to our streetscape. BY: Shalak LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Lisa dee Young FIELD NOTES: Toronto has a bad case of Pan-American fever. We’re jumping on the bandwagon and celebrating the work of Canadian-Chilean street artist Shalak. Show More Summary

Newsstand: July 10, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

News today: the CN Tower wasn't on fire, medical pot growers are fighting to unionize, and a controversial member of the Police Services Board was reappointed. No, the CN Tower was not on fire yesterday. Employees of licensed medical...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Never Go To A Concert Alone Ever Again, Alzheimer Care Centre Faces Bankruptcy, and Luis Scola’s Happy Tweet

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Ever wanted to see a band none of your friends liked? Been ditched right before a show one too many times? Meet Meet On The Way, a new website and soon-to-be iOS app for concert-goers and music […]

Spotted: Pan-demonium

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

WHERE: Downtown Toronto WHEN: 2015; various dates WHAT: City dwellers are gearing up for the official July 10th start of the 2015 Pan American Games. On Wednesday, Team Canada welcomed Pan Am’s international athletes to the Athletes’ Village in the West Don Lands, and celebrated with drums, dancing, and an appearance by our very favourite […]

Pilot Project Could Turn Hydro Corridors Into Urban Farms

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Community groups are looking to access Hydro One-owned land to grow market gardens. Some of Toronto’s hydro corridors could be yielding fruit and vegetable crops in time for next year’s harvest as a fresh pilot project plants roots.Show More Summary

Discovering the Pan Am Game’s More Unusual Events

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Roller Figure-Skating, Anyone? With the athletes landed and the opening ceremonies just hours away, Torontonians continue to compete with one another to see who thinks less of the Pan Am Games, otherwise known as the junior Olympics. But everyone love a sports underdog story, right? Just like the Pan Am Games themselves, there are several events within the […]

Touring the Pan Am Athletes’ Village

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

International athletes break in the West Don Lands neighbourhood. It Takes a Village… from Giordano Ciampini on Vimeo. It’s easy to simultaneously feel impressed and cynical while wandering the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village. Show More Summary

Newsstand: July 9, 2015

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In the news: Dummies in the HOV lane (no, but really), Dwayne Casey donates suits to the unemployed, and the police's Special Investigations Unit probes a fatal police shooting. Yesterday morning, surveillance footage caught a person driving in the Gardiner East HOV lane with two clothed and baseball-capped dummies. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Pulitzer Winner Quits the Toronto Star, Council Debates a Casino, and Cineplex Downsizes Pop

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Watson has resigned from the Toronto Star over the paper’s “refusal to publish a story of significant public interest.” He announced on his blog Tuesday, “Resigning is the only way I can resume […]

Isn’t it Bromantic? (Nope!)

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An all-female, feminist live reading of Entourage kicks off Bad Dog Theatre's new Women Playing Men series. With the new Entourage movie out in theatres, people are once again talking about the now-defunct HBO tele-series it’s based on. Show More Summary

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