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Why the Redpath Sugar Factory Isn’t Going Anywhere

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The 56-year-old facility is an icon of Toronto's industrial past amid proliferating waterfront condos. On a waterfront teeming with condo developments and office buildings the Redpath sugar factory is hard to miss. It takes up a full...Show More Summary

Glad Hand: Poll-uted

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.

Newsstand: October 9, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The long weekend is so close that you can almost smell the turkey, can’t you? In the news: A strike by WoodGreen leaves hundreds of parents without childcare, poorly maintained street sweepers are contributing to poor air quality in the city, and increased border screening to prevent the spread of Ebola is coming to Canadian airports. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: October 9, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: a queer poetry slam, a comedic one-night stand, and an undead Halloween talk show. Poetry: Have some words in your brain and feelings in your heart that you just need to release? Well, here’s good news—there’s...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Stifled Research, John Tory’s “Lost Years,” and Hockey Lovers

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. David Hulchanski spent five years developing a series of maps that charted urban poverty in Toronto. The Star refers to his maps as “sophisticated” and “eye-opening.” But because of Conservative government’s cancellation of the long-form census, Hulchanski […]

Obsidian Theatre Takes Us to The Mountaintop

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Kevin Hanchard and Alana Hibbert are superb in this surprising play about the last hours of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “You just a man, baby,” says Camae, a sassy young chambermaid, to the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in The Mountaintop. Show More Summary

Understanding Metrolinx

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What the agency does, who runs it, and what it means for transit in Toronto. Transit often seems to be the all-consuming issue in Toronto. It’s impossible to live here without griping about the lines we haven’t built, our inability to pay for new transit, and how annoying it is to wait forever for a streetcar and then have three show up at the same time. But wait! We have […]

Meet a Toronto Mayor: William Dennison

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

His retail politics and "concern for the taxpayer's dollar" endeared him to the public, but Dennison increasingly found himself behind the times. Each month in the run-up to the municipal election on October 27, Torontoist will profile...Show More Summary

Toronto Finding Its Way With New Wayfinding System

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Sign prototype at Queen and Bay aims to better orient and direct pedestrians—and improve the city's walkability. On Friday, October 6, the minds behind the Toronto 360 Wayfinding Strategy (flashier title: TO360) unveiled what they’ve...Show More Summary

Sound Advice: In Transit, by Muneshine

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Saskatchewan-raised, Toronto-based rapper delivers an old-school ode to hip hop. Since releasing his debut album way back in the mid-2000s, the man known as Muneshine (real name Rob Bakker) has blessed us with numerous group and solo efforts, including his standout producing work with prolific indie rapper D-Sisive. Show More Summary

Newsstand: October 8, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Rain, rain, go to Spain. Never show your face again. Seriously though, after yesterday we’ve definitely had our fill. No more please. In the news: John Tory’s private meeting with Stephen Harper, Torontonians like the idea of recallShow More Summary

Urban Planner: October 8, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: killer dolls, Anishinaabe art, and musical Mormons. Film: Most of us can remember a time when we feared our dolls and figurines might take on a life of their own—a sinister one. The film industry has exploited this fear for years, turning innocent toys into instruments of evil for our viewing pleasure. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Honey Bee Crises, Literary Nominees, and Blood Moons

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. We all know that honey bees are important and that when their population is reduced, cataclysms cannot be far behind (and it’s not particularly good for the bees, either)—which is why it’s distressing that Environmental Commissioner Gord […]

The Great Halloween Roundup 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Here's how to get your fill of gore, guts, and ghouls this October. For some of us, Halloween is not one day, but a month-long festivity. Since we’d hate for you to miss a moment of the action, we’ve compiled some of the best film screenings, ghost walks, parties, and general hallowed awesomeness that’s going on in our city. Whether gore and guts are part of your daily […]

Checking Toronto’s Vital Signs: 2014 Edition

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An annual report on the well-being and needs of Toronto gives both reason for optimism and cause for concern. Every year, the Toronto Foundation releases Toronto’s Vital Signs Report [PDF], a thick document billed as a snapshot of the trends and issues that define the city. Show More Summary

Dan Harmon Brings Harmontown to Toronto

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The creator of Community discusses the new documentary about him, the appeal of his podcast, and his irresistible impulses. “I’m trying to be a better person. Didn’t you guys see the movie?” Dan Harmon was grappling with a moral dilemma near the end of recording his podcast Harmontown at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on Saturday night. Show More Summary

Public Works: Goats to the Rescue in the War on Weeds

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A new study suggests goats may be the perfect weapon in the fight against an invasive plant species that's taking over Toronto's wetlands. 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

Council Candidates Respond to Recent Gun Violence

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Six candidates write about inequality, investing in youth, and honouring the memories of those killed in Etobicoke and Regent Park on Monday. On Monday afternoon, two young men—including a 15-year-old high-school student—were shot dead in the Dixon Road and Islington Avenue area of Etobicoke. Show More Summary

The Ford Family Subway Plan

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Brother Doug has inherited Rob's transit plan right down to the letter, and now sells it as his own. Is it a plan Toronto should buy? The Ford mayoralty is built on a few catch phrases and a simple prescription for public transit: Subways!...Show More Summary

Newsstand: October 7, 2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It has been confirmed that Twin Peaks will return to Showtime in 2016 for a nine-episode run. Original writer Mark Frost will write all the episodes and co-creator David Lynch is set to direct. We can only hope that Kyle MacLachlan will...Show More Summary

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