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Local Ladies Who Make Us Laugh in 2016

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Our sixth-annual profile of talented female performers and writers in Toronto who don't always get the attention they deserve. A veteran stand-up comic, and an emerging one; a puppeteer (and emerging improviser); a character comic and singer, and a sketch writer, performer, and impresario. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered The First Day Of Summer

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. There is a fascinating contradiction on the front page of Toronto’s daily papers this morning. It is officially summertime, and yet many of today’s...Show More Summary

This Week in TV: Real Talk About Everything On Your Screen

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Goodbye for now. 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. Editor’s note: This is the final installation of Televisualist. Show More Summary

Bidding Farewell to Reg Hartt’s Cineforum, Again

Maybe this time it's closed for good? We remember the weird rite of passage that was Cineforum. The Cineforum is dead. Again. “For good” this time. For now, at least. Of course, we’ve been down this road before. It seems that every few...Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered The Aftermath of the Orlando Massacre

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of the city's newspapers. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. The world is still reeling from the aftermath of this weekend’s murder spree in the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, the worst mass shooting in American history. Show More Summary

One Capybara Captured, a Rat Boom in Toronto, and Giant Pandas Turn Eight Months Old

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. After weeks of searching, one of the infamous High Park capybaras has been captured. It had been seen lounging in a drainage pond not...Show More Summary

Gordie Howe and Dave Keon’s Halloween Return to Maple Leaf Gardens

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Remember "Mr. Hockey" and his final appearances against the Maple Leafs. While costumed ghouls and goblins wandered the streets of Toronto Halloween night 1979, hockey fans enjoyed tricks and treats of their own at Maple Leaf Gardens. Show More Summary

Attending Pride in Toronto is Still a Political Act to Me

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Pride began as a political march—and it remains just as political today for this Toronto woman. Samira Mohyeddin is a broadcaster and journalist, and a regular Torontoist contributor. Here’s what Pride means to her. The year was 1998. Show More Summary

The June 2016 City Council Liveblog: City Budgeting, Landlord Licensing, and the 10-Year Cycling Plan

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The weather is nice, kids are excited about the end of school, and everyone is talking about their summer vacation plans. That’s right, it’s the perfect day for a Council meeting. In this Council session: the future of city budgeting, landlord licensing, and Toronto’s proposed 10-year cycling plan. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered The Libyan Migrant Crisis and The Pot Dispensary Busts

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. As the merry month of May draws to a close, two lingering issues remain top of mind on the front pages of today’s Toronto dailies: the ongoing refugee crisis, and the aftermath of last week’s police crackdown on pot dispensaries. Show More Summary

How the Toronto Dailies Covered the Invictus Games Announcement

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Oh, and the Raptors need some serious love. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. This morning’s Front Page Challenge is that rare thing: all five of Toronto’s daily papers feature...Show More Summary

The May 2016 City Council Liveblog: Uber, Bloor Bike Lanes, and Replacing Rob Ford

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Follow along as we fact-check and analyze the ongoing council debate. If the City Clerk’s office charged surge pricing for sitting in council chambers, they would make so much money this meeting. On this meeting’s Council agenda: a debate...Show More Summary

How Madonna’s Toronto Hard Candy Gym Failed

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Turns out Toronto was more interested in the Material Girl than getting into the groove. “It’s Friday night, are you ready to party after this? I want to hear you SCREAM!” A room full of sweaty bodies throws their hands up in the air and cheers. Show More Summary

Raccoon-Resistant Green Bins, Man Wanted for Mall Headbutt, and Another Alleged Plagiarized Wente Column

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Scarborough trash pandas are mourning their final week of free garbage buffets, as the City rolls out new, larger, and raccoon-resistant green bins. Show More Summary

How Each Toronto Paper Covers a Terrorist Execution

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

And the one paper that chooses not to cover it at all. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. The execution in the Philippines of Canadian John Ridsdel by ransom-seeking terrorists is the top story on four out of our five daily papers this morning. Show More Summary

Why an Ottawa Lawyer Filed a Human Rights Complaint About an East Toronto Tabloid

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Lodged against Canada Post and the Canadian government, the complaint aims to stop the delivery of Your Ward News. Anti-Semitic, racist, homophobic, sexist: these are just a few of the ways a formal complaint filed against the Canada Post and the Canadian government describes Your Ward News. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Torontonians Prioritize Relief Line, Restaurant Opens City’s First Selfie Room, and Puppy Stolen at Gunpoint Goes Home

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Torontonians want a Downtown Relief Line, and believe it should be built ahead of the Scarborough subway extension and Mayor John Tory’s SmartTrack, according to a new poll. Show More Summary

Shows That Make You Ask: What If and WTF?

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The New York musical If/Then and the German comedy Das Ding provoke speculation, laughs, and disappointment. If/Then Princess of Wales Theatre (300 King Street West) Runs to May 8 Tickets: $35 – $130 Das Ding (The Thing) Berkeley Street...Show More Summary

Front Page Challenge: How Each Toronto Paper Covers the Raptors Playoff Victory

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Above the fold, above the rim. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. This week’s Front Page Challenge finds the Toronto Raptors on the cover of four out of Toronto’s five daily papers, proof that playoff fever is sweeping the city. Show More Summary

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