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Extra, Extra: Cheap Black Cats, Dufferin Station’s Transformation, and the Leafs Snub Their Fans for Karma

6 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The City of Toronto is holding a “cat adoption blitz” this weekend. In honour of Black Friday, the usual $75 adoption fee will be waived for anyone wanting to take home a kitten or cat with any […]

Public Works: How Houston Is Putting All Its Waste in One Bin

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The city wants to make separating trash from recycling a thing of the past—but critics say the idea isn't all it's cracked up to be. 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: November 10, 2014

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the "Mississauga Miracle," a train derailment that led to North America's second-largest evacuation. All under Hazel McCallion's watch during her first year in office. Not all the news is as exciting...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Bacon Delivered to Your Door, the Return of the Heritage Minute, and Rob Ford Sounds Off on Councillor Expenses

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Combining the concept of a fruit-of-the-month club with the sensibilities of Ron Swanson, the Bacon Shoppe will deliver one pound of premium pig product to your door on a monthly, bi-weekly, or for the truly addicted, weekly […]

Vandalist: STOP

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Right now. Thank you very much. BY: Unknown LOCATION: St. Joseph Street and Queen’s Park Crescent East PHOTO BY: Trevor John Dunseith FIELD NOTES: Clever stop sign vandalism is all over the city. Off the top of our heads we can recall such alterations as STOP driving, STOP eating meat, and STOP Hammertime—but none of them comes close to the majesty […]

U of T Librarian Creates a Musical Legacy

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Local listening parties celebrate the diverse and expansive record collection of the late Wayne Sorge. When former University of Toronto library technician Wayne Sorge died in 2008 due to complications from a series of strokes, he left behind objects and impressions that reveal an unrelenting curiosity. Show More Summary

Sound Advice: The Calling, by Merna

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Toronto-born vocalist's new album is a soulful, introspective, and artistically daring project. The Toronto-based singer-songwriter and classically trained musician formerly known as Ayah has always delivered artistically engaging music. Show More Summary

Public Works: Japan Solves Bike Parking With Automated Underground Storage

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

How the Eco Cycle storage system is keeping bikes safe and sidewalks clear in cities across the country. 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

Televisualist: The Versatility of the Frozen North

3 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 The Toronto municipal election is here at long last. You have numerous options for coverage: if you want all-night coverage, there’s OMNI (starting at 8 p.m.), […]

The Rise of Islamophobia in Toronto’s Election

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

School Board candidate Ausma Malik has been the target of Islamphobic slurs, and she's not the only one. We need to stand against these vile attacks. Ausma Malik is running for school board trustee in Trinity-Spadina. She wears the hijab,...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Doug Ford Decries Disingenuous Pollsters, Students Protest Grimy Portables, and Paying More to Watch the Jays Lose

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Doug Ford says his campaign’s internal polling puts him in a dead heat with John Tory, despite the fact that Tory has led in every single public opinion poll conducted since early July, including one published today […]

Extra, Extra: Partial Solar Eclipses, Sandro Lisi’s Electioneering, and House Hippos

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. At about 5:40 p.m. today, you might notice something slightly unusual about the sun—that’s because the moon will be throwing its weight around and end up covering roughly two-thirds of that fine star, creating a partial solar […]

Where Are Our Spaces for Public Play?

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Why Toronto sorely needs an arcade revival. In the summer of 2008, Funland Arcade, arguably the last proper arcade in downtown Toronto, closed down. The writing had been on the wall for a while: arcades were past their heyday, usurped by home machines—consoles that looked and played as well as or better than the games arcades offered. Once, arcade machines were readily […]

Toronto Film Tackles Police Violence

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Members of a local community organization share stories of being targeted and abused by police. On October 9, more than a hundred people gathered at the Royal theatre to watch the premiere of What World Do You Live In?, a new Toronto-based film that addresses issues of police violence. Show More Summary

Public Works: Lowering Speeds to Save Lives

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

London's financial district has reduced speed limits on all roads—and reduced traffic fatalities in turn. Should Toronto adopt a similar model? 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

Televisualist: Mocking Kevin O’Leary Since Basically Forever

last monthCanada / 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 Kingdom is a series about a family of mixed martial arts competitors/trainers, which is certainly a novel concept for a series. Also novel: the fact that […]

Campaign Fact-Check: Doug Ford on Subways, Subways, Subways

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Ford was astoundingly dishonest when discussing his transit plan this week. Over the course of this campaign we’ve attempted to provide a basis for comparing the candidates on one simple metric: how often do they lie? For each of the...Show More Summary

Dan Harmon Brings Harmontown to Toronto

last monthCanada / 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

Televisualist: Seeing Dead

2 months 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 In preparation for the season premiere of The Walking Dead, AMC is—once again—doing a marathon of the show from the first episode, in preparation for their […]

Our 10 Favourite Things at JFL42 ’14

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We count down the highlights of this year's JFL42 comedy festival, which included a mix of big names, rising stars, and local talent. As we get used to the unorthodox pass-and-credit system used by the JFL42 comedy festival, we’re realizing...Show More Summary

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