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Cowboy Versus Samurai, Ernest Versus Ernestine

1 hour agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Soulpepper Theatre’s Studio Series has smart fun with love, sex, race, and angry couples. Cowboy Versus Samurai The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine Young Centre for the Performing Arts (50 Tank House Lane) Both shows run to Feb. 20 Tickets: $25-$60 Cowboy Versus Samurai. Show More Summary

Public Works: La Venencia’s Charming Grit

2 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

When it comes to tourist initiatives, does profit trump preservation? Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. It’s not strictly fair to call La Venencia a Hemingway place. Show More Summary

Front Page Challenge: February 9, 2016

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. This week’s Front Page Challenge is about the various definitions of nature; the failings of human nature as reflected in the ongoing Ghomeshi trial, the nature of war as seen from several editorial perspectives, and of course the natural world and […]

Extra, Extra: Joey Bats’ Onesie Party, Reverend Hawkes Speaks Out, and Naming TO’s Pandas

23 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Baseball season may be over, but the Toronto Blue Jays are keeping close—and snuggly. Jose Bautista of bat flip fame hosted a onesie-themed Super Bowl party for his fellow Jays last night—because teammates who play together also […]

City Council Recap: February 2016

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We highlight the important (and trivial) matters you may have missed from the latest council meeting. You read the preview, now here’s the recap. Here’s key happenings from this month’s City Council meeting. Taxi drama Motion | Staff report In a nutshell: Toronto’s taxi system is pretty dysfunctional. Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Shan Vincent de Paul, Tory Lanez

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

#ICYMI, a roundup of noteworthy musical happenings in the city some call The 6ix. SVDP: The Sri Lanka born, Toronto-based Shan Vincent de Paul (SVDP) is set to release his new album sometime this spring. In the meantime, the artist and director is dropping music left and right, most notably tracks “Die Iconic” and “Thank […]

Dancing in the Dark

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

No Lights Not Lycra is exactly like Zoomba — if Zoomba was in the dark and consisted entirely of flailing. If you make your way into the basement of the Dovercourt House on a Monday night, you’ll find yourself in a candlelit room, filled with calming music and an assortment of 20 or so 20-somethings. Show More Summary

Choir! Choir! Choir! Celebrates Five Years

Founders reflect on their favourite performances with the city's no-commitment singing group. On February 2, 2011, Daveed Goldman and Nobu Adilman gathered at the Bosley Real Estate office in Queen West to sing. “We had no idea what we were doing,” the pair suggests. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Relief Line Recommendations, Ridiculous Housing Prices, and the Toronto Teen Winning the Internet

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat announced today that city planners will unveil recommendations for the Relief Line in the coming weeks—much to the delight of city commuters. Potential station areas will also be brought forth. Meanwhile, a 19-year-old […]

Torontoist vs. Torontoist in… John Tory’s Transit Revamp

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

City hall seems to have moved towards a more sensible transit plan, but what does that say about the mayor? In Torontoist vs. Torontoist, two contributors face off to debate a current issue, idea, or event. Last week brought several big changes in Toronto’s ongoing transit saga. Show More Summary

Choir! Choir! Choir! Performs Bowie’s Space Oddity at the AGO

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Over 500 people perform Space Oddity with the help of the AGO's acoustics. More than 500 members of Choir! Choir! Choir! performed at the AGO on Saturday night to pay tribute to the late David Bowie. The group of singers, which welcomes...Show More Summary

Public Works: Replacing Phone Booths With Wi-Fi Kiosks

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

NYC is building 7,500 internet access points in place of old payphones. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Phone booths have long outlived their usefulness to most of us. Show More Summary

Changesbowietoronto

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A look at David Bowie's appearances in Toronto during the 1970s. In the days to come, much will be made of how David Bowie influenced other artists. But appreciating such talent takes time, and, especially for someone who confoundedShow More Summary

Sound Advice: 88 Days of Fortune, Belly

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

#ICYMI, a roundup of noteworthy musical happenings in the city some call The 6ix. 88 Days of Fortune: The Toronto artist collective known as 88 Days of Fortune have been prolific in the local underground scene in recent years. New project They Live reflects a mind-expanding cultural ethos; it’s a freewheeling yet innately structured collection […]

The Oral History of 1990s YTV

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From PJ Phil's initial hostility towards Snit to launching the Backstreet Boys in Canada, we provide an oral history of 1990s YTV. Support articles like this by becoming one of the first Torontoist subscribers. Get great perks and

Public Works: Saying No to So-so Ideas

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

California is toying with tiny lights to try to make crosswalks safer. The idea may be better off dropped. 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

Historicist: A Finger Lickin’ Good Mississauga Colonel

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

During the 1960s and 1970s, Colonel Sanders resided in suburban Toronto. Mississauga’s Melton Drive resembles an ordinary older, well-to-do suburban street: no sidewalks, long driveways, garages attached to roomy bungalows, a couple of trees on each front yard. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: U of T’s New Look, Really Expensive Childcare, and Jaye Robinson’s Real-Life Subtweet

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. U of T’s King’s College Circle is going to get a new look, as a design has been chosen to update the well-used campus space. The selected proposal from KPMB Architects, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, and Urban […]

City Council Preview: December 2015

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Torontoist's Council Watch previews the December 2015 agenda so you know what City Hall is up to. Hello again, everyone! It’s the most wonderful time of the year—that’s right, municipal budget time. But amid our festivities, the everyday business of City Council must go on. Show More Summary

Scenes from the Brunswick House

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Weddings, varying degrees of performing talent, shootings, and other stories from the longstanding bar. In a 1970 profile of the Brunswick House, the Globe and Mail described the venerable watering hole as “the poor man’s Granite Club,...Show More Summary

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