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Why Waterfront Toronto Is a Good Investment

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Supporting revitalization now will pay off in the future. Waterfront Toronto‘s finances have recently run the gauntlet of City Hall grandstanding. On June 25, Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34, Don Valley East), chastised the agency for its Sugar Beach landscaping expenses. Show More Summary

Olivia Chow Unveils Affordable Housing Plan

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With Toronto mired in a housing crisis, the proposal is a step in the right direction. Thus far, mayoral candidate Olivia Chow’s policy proposals have been largely of the vague, noncommittal variety, but today she finally released a detailed plan for dealing with Toronto’s affordable housing crisis. Show More Summary

Eye Weekly/The Grid, 1991–2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Wednesday's closure of the Grid brings a 23-year odyssey to an end. Flipping through this week’s print edition of the Grid, one finds no signs the publication folded on Wednesday. There are no final reflections, no retrospectives, no goodbyes—just the usual suggestions about submitting feedback and dating stories. Show More Summary

Vandalist: Don Was Here

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

An urban intervention that examines the dawn of the Don. BY: Labspace Studio LOCATION: Lower Don Valley pathway between Lake Shore Boulevard and Todmorden Mills PHOTOS BY: Labspace Studio FIELD NOTES: Have you ever thought about howShow More Summary

Glad Hand: It Starts in the Bottle

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

Newsstand: July 4, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Let's take a little break from the Brothers Ford and see what else is happening in the city this morning, shall we? Police broke up a fight in Mississauga between Israeli and Palestinian sympathizers, Woodbridge residents love donating to Toronto council candidates, and laneway homes might be one way to ameliorate our housing crisis. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: July 4, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: urban roots music, a living-room arts festival, and satirical songs. Festivals: With three days of outdoors music, the Toronto Urban Roots Festival (or TURF, for short) brings a diverse selection of acts toShow More Summary

Extra, Extra: Mammoliti’s Code of Conduct, All-You-Can-Eat Poutine, and Gutless Media

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. A fundraiser was held for Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7, York West) in 2013. Guests—including lobbyists—payed $5,000 per table to attend. The event organizer then presented the councillor with two cheques each worth $40,000. The City’s integrity […]

On Rob Ford’s Bigotry

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We need to talk less about the perpetrator and more about his victims. In one of his very few post-rehab interviews, with the CBC’s Dwight Drummond, Rob Ford tried repeatedly to blame his years of racial slurs, homophobic insults, and misogynistic denigrations on his “disease,” by which he meant his abuse of drugs and alcohol. Show More Summary

TIFF Cinematheque: The Homes and Worlds of Satyajit Ray

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A major retrospective of over 30 rare and restored features and shorts by one of the luminaries of international cinema. You’d be hard-pressed to think of a filmmaker more frequently linked to his national cinema in the popular imagination...Show More Summary

Who Donated to Rob Ford’s Last Campaign?

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A new map of contributors shows the mayor got help from all over Ontario—even downtown Toronto. Yesterday, the Globe and Mail released an interactive map of contributions made to Rob Ford’s 2010 election campaign, organized by postal code. Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Soul Movement Vol. 2, by Slakah the Beatchild

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Artist-producer Slakah the Beatchild can be described in one word: underrated. Long an underground Toronto music scene favourite, Toronto-by-way-of-Sarnia wunderkind Slakah the Beatchild is well connected, having previously worked with artists Justin Nozuka, Melanie Durrant, and a pre-world-famous Drake. Show More Summary

How to Get Your Own Official Day

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Ever wonder how Toronto gets its official days, weeks, and months of recognition for people, causes, or events? Here's your answer. Mayor Rob Ford proclaims May 17, 2012 to be the Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Toronto. Photo by HiMY SYeD from the Torontoist Flickr Pool" /> We’ve got ourselves a lot of Days in this town. Show More Summary

Newsstand: July 3, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

So, you want to know what’s in the news today? This is what’s in the news today: Rob Ford sits down for an awkward chat with CBC News before cancelling interviews with a bunch of other media outlets, Doug Ford redefines racism, and Jim Wilson is the interim leader of the Progressive Conservatives. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: July 3, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: a little garden music, futuristic visions from the past, and stars under the stars. Music: There’s bound to be a lot of barbecuing, beaching, and boozing around the city this summer, so we’d like to suggest something a little more refined to keep things balanced. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Fencing in the Globe, Rob Ford’s Press Secretary, and Island Mazes

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Today, the Grid announced it was closing, and the Globe and Mail built a fence—an actual, real, non-figurative fence it’s decided might come in handy for shutting its own writers and editors out. It has been a […]

2014 Toronto Fringe Festival Preview

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Ten reasons to see lots of shows at this year's fest. With more than 130 shows and additional programming, the Toronto Fringe Festival can be overwhelming. And since the shows are picked mostly via a lottery system, finding one that will be worth your time and money can be a crapshoot—though the best shows can and have gone on to eventual Broadway runs and major film […]

The Case for Sticky Streets

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

City planning expert Brent Toderian wants streets to make passersby stick around. Brent Toderian, urban design consultant, ex-chief of Vancouver city planning, and founding president of the Council for Canadian Urbanism, wants to talk about getting sticky. Show More Summary

World Film Locations: Toronto

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Read an excerpt from the new book about Toronto on the big screen. For years, Toronto has been both a disguised supporting character in hit Hollywood films and a cinematic muse in its own right. A new anthology from the University of...Show More Summary

The Grid Is Closing

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Much-lauded weekly announces today that next issue will be its last. After three years of operation and dozens of awards, The Grid announced today that that it would cease publication as of tomorrow. The Torstar-owned alternative weekly launched May 12, 2011, after the discontinuation of its predecessor, Eye Weekly.

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