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Postering the Canadian National Exhibition

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From kitschy nostalgia to Group of Seven artwork, a look back at more than a century of CNE posters. Flipping through more than a century of posters and program covers at the Canadian National Exhibition Archives gives a sense of the...Show More Summary

Chief Bill Blair Files Defamation Notice Against Doug Ford

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Action comes in response to Ford's allegations that Blair leaked information about a criminal case involving the mayor. Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair has served Councillor Doug Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) with a defamation notice. Show More Summary

SummerWorks 2014: Best Bets for Theatre

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Wondering what to check out at the festival? We review some of this year's can't-miss performances. The SummerWorks Performance Festival is in full swing, and Torontoist reviewers have been busily taking in the festival’s offerings since it opened last week. Show More Summary

Public Works: Growing Fresh Food at the Ballpark

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The San Francisco Giants have built an urban farm in their stadium to teach kids about nutrition and provide fans with healthy snacks. 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: August 12, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

O CAPTAIN! My Captain! Our fearful trip is done. Robin Williams, you will be missed. In the news: No bombs at City Hall, a possible ban on e-cigarettes, the CNE improves food safety regulations, and the Shangri-La prohibits balcony use due to falling glass. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: August 12, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: visit the Forbidden City, explore Anishinaabe art, and enjoy free yoga and tai chi. Ongoing… Art: If The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors has a mascot, it’s Emperor Yongzheng. The image of...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Drake Costs Raptors Money, Mikey Ford’s Campaigning, and Bus Shelters We Really Like

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. It seems Drake may have cost the Raptors some money—US$25,000, to be exact. While on stage at a recent concert, Drake urged Kevin Durant to join the Raptors—and as the musician is also global ambassador for the […]

Rob Ford Says City Hall Is Target of Bomb Threat

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Email received by Doug Ford says that unless the mayor and his brother vacate City Hall, the building will be destroyed. An email received by Doug Ford’s office last night states that unless the mayor and his brother leave City HallShow More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: An Honest Liar, It Was You Charlie, and Edge of Tomorrow

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 profile of a magician turned psychic-debunker, a Canadian black comedy, and Tom Cruise’s sci-fi apocalypse. Show More Summary

Protesters Halt Work at Enbridge Pipeline Site in North Toronto

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Demonstration at Dufferin and Finch the latest of many against the company's controversial Line 9 project. A group of protesters at Dufferin Street and Finch Avenue West is obstructing work on an Enbridge pipeline that’s part of the Calgary-based energy giant’s controversial Line 9 project. Show More Summary

Spotted: The Blue Jays Win Their Longest-Ever Game

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Blue Jays beat the Tigers—but only after 19 whole innings of play. SPOTTED BY: Twitter user Jason Lamptey. WHERE: Rogers Centre WHEN: Sunday, August 10, approximately 7:37 p.m. WHAT: Six hours and 37 minutes after the game started, the Toronto Blue Jays emerged victorious from their match-up with the Detroit Tigers. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: August 11, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: a comedy theatre launch, dances at dusk, and performances at SummerWorks. Comedy: After leaving its Danforth location in 2011 to become performing (and training) nomads (most recently, with a long-term residency at Comedy Bar), improv company Bad Dog Theatre has finally settled in a new home near Bloor and Ossington. Show More Summary

Televisualist: The Above-Average Tropical Daisy Cul-de-Sac

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 It’s Shark Week! Tonight, you can catch Great White Serial Killer Reload, which sadly does not answer the question, “What would it be like if sharks […]

Newsstand: August 11, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Yesterday, female giant panda and Toronto Zoo resident Er Shun celebrated her seventh birthday. Send cake (or bamboo?) to the Zoo. In the news today: don't park near a fire hydrant, a chalk memorial to trans people may be replaced by a more substantial one, and thousands protested the persecution of Christians in Iraq. Show More Summary

Historicist: Mixed Media

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Jack Reppen pulls double duty as a cartoonist and a "serious" artist. Befuddled by the display of modern abstract art at the Ontario Society of Artists’ 90th annual exhibition in the spring of 1962, an angry letter-writer under the pen name of “Disillusioned” wrote to the Star (April 30, 1962). Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: August 9, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is currently leading in the women's under-20 FIFA World Cup, with two wins and no losses. If you like watching communist people's republics succeed at sports, best start watching those under-20 women's matches. Show More Summary

Weekend Planner: August 9-10, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In this Weekend Planner: a dance beat down, naked girls reading, and learning how to repair your stuff. Offbeat: Isn’t about time you stopped calling your dad to come over and fix things around the house? Repair Cafe is here to help!...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Tory in the Lead, Mayoral Campaigns Too Long, and Hidden Rose Gardens

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. According to a Forum Research poll [PDF] conducted from August 5 to 6, John Tory is now the candidate to beat in the mayoral race. Only three weeks ago, Forum found the three major candidates in a […]

Lawrence Heights Poised for Revitalization

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto Community Housing planning large-scale, mixed-income makeover for the neighbourhood. It has taken nearly a decade of feasibility studies, community consultations, and discussions with the developers and the City, but the revitalization of Toronto Community Housing’s Lawrence Heights neighbourhood is about to begin. Show More Summary

Forty Years of Heritage Preservation Wins and Losses

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A look at the historical buildings we've preserved and the architectural icons we didn't save. What is the historical value of a building—does it lie in its architectural style, or in the historical events that have taken place within...Show More Summary

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