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Glad Hand: Cover

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s weekly political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb.

I Want Your Job: Alita Sauvé, KooKum

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The woman whose job title is "Grandmother." Before we even sit down to chat, Alita Sauvé’s pride in her job is obvious. She walks us around the Native Child and Family Services building, where she’s worked as KooKum—a Cree word that translates to “your grandmother”—since 2013. Show More Summary

Newsstand: March 12, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Another day, another news headline. Why beat around the bush? Let’s get right to it. In the news: The new municipal budget passes, the development potential of a Scarborough LRT, and plans for the Stollerys building site. Congratulations...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Peel School Board Lawsuit, Terror Suspect Faces Deportation, and a Property Tax Increase

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Karen Thorndyke is suing the Peel District School Board for $16 million, for allegedly locking her son, who is autistic, in small “isolation rooms” –dubbed alternative learning spaces– as punishment. Thorndyke says that five different Mississauga and […]

Chip Zdarsky Strikes Again

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The cartoonist talks to Torontoist about Howard the Duck, depicting female sexuality, and the Sex Criminals TV deal. How seriously should we take the threat of world domination by Marvel Entertainment? Very seriously. Why? Because the...Show More Summary

What You Need to Know About Ontario’s Plan to Curb Sexual Assault

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The provincial government has launched a $43-million initiative to curb sexual assault, violence, and harassment. We break down the details. Last week, Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues Tracy MacCharles (Pickering-Scarborough East) unveiled a three-year plan to address sexual violence and harassment. Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: “The Romance of Mexican Food”

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Revisiting Toronto's original taco craze, when jalapenos were a delicacy. Writing from Cuernavaca, Mexico in 1938, Winston Norman enlightened Globe and Mail readers with descriptions of a cuisine that Torontonians could only experience via travel. Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Imago, by Korry Deez

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Hailing from Scarborough, Korry Deez was a hip-hop constant in the vibrant days of the early 2000s Canadian scene. As part of rap trio IRS, Deez along with Black Cat, and T.R.A.C.K.S. dropped gems back in 2003 with album Welcome to Planet IRS. Back then, the hip-hop scene in this country seemed limitless in the […]

A Belief We Refuse to Name

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Racism is more difficult to name when it's in close proximity or seems familiar, but that's exactly when it's needed. At the Manning Networking Conference this past weekend, New Brunswick MP John Williamson shared some thoughts about the much-criticized Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Show More Summary

Newsstand: March 11, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A new phone app lets you answer all your text messages with lyrics from Drake songs. Not completely useful, but endlessly amusing. In the news: a privacy analyst is under investigation at Trillium Health Centre, hundreds of possibleShow More Summary

Extra, Extra: Heartbreak for Jays Fans, Tory’s First 100 Days, and Drake Heritage Moments

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. 'bunt', 'drill', 'rhp' & 'pitchers' are now trending in #Toronto http://t.co/aqsD7sgjX4 — Trendsmap Toronto (@TrendsToronto) March 10, 2015 Spring is truly in the air: it’s the second consecutive day of almost-mild weather of the year and the […]

Matt Galloway Shares Tasty Film Moments at Upcoming TIFF Series

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Food on Film promises another joint venture between moviegoers and meal-makers. What does Matt Galloway do in the afternoons after his shift hosting the CBC’s Metro Morning? He rolls around Toronto trying out restaurants. “I work really...Show More Summary

Molly Parker Trades the Screen for the Stage in Harper Regan

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The House of Cards star is reliably appealing but even she can’t save this misconceived production of a hit British play. Harper Regan Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front Street East) Runs to March 22 $30-$99 A few years ago, between her role...Show More Summary

Shakespearean

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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Liveblog: Municipal Budget 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Follow the 2015 budget debate as we liveblog the proceedings with analysis, fact-checks, and context. You can also follow the livestream. On the 100th day of John Tory’s mayoralty, city council begins its debate over the city budget. Touted by the mayor as moderate and responsible, the budget has its controversy. The proposed budget borrows […]

Public Works: Crowdsourcing a Map of Urban Decay

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Detroit Blight Removal Task Force enlisted a tech startup to create an app for reporting abandoned and derelict properties. 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: March 10, 2015

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Employees of a state agency in Florida claim they were directed to not use phrases such as "climate change" and "global warming" in official communications. Let that sink in for a second and then facepalm away. In the news: the uncertain future of the Metro Theatre, a TTC lobby group aims to join the commission's board, and spring road closures. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: York University’s “Historic Offer,” Red Door Family Shelter Gets New Digs

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. An unprecedented offer has been put forward by York University to more than triple the number of tenure-track professorships it will offer in the next three years from its bucket of contract faculty, and freeze graduate student […]

Riding the Union-Pearson Express

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We checked out the Union-Pearson Express station at Pearson airport, and did some trainspotting. If you’ve been wondering when the Union­-Pearson Express will officially roll out, don’t worry if you’re still in the dark. It doesn’t seem like officials have any better idea. Show More Summary

Rep Cinema This Week: The Babadook, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, The 50 Year Argument

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 critically acclaimed horror movie about a monstrous mother, a weird child, and their spooky new friend; a hipster Iranian vampire drama; and a loving profile of The New York Review of Books. The Babadook Directed […]

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