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A Tale of Two Options: Selling Beer in Ontario

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For small breweries looking to make a buck in this province, now is not the best of times. Last week Glutenberg Brewery, the award-winning Montreal outfit known for its selection of above-par gluten-free beers, launched an IndieGoGo campaign to bring its beer to Ontario. Show More Summary

Festival Spotlights Home-Grown Horrors

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Check out our country's best horror movies at the Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival. Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival Carlton Cinemas (20 Carlton Street) November 28–30 $11; Saturday ticket $30; festival pass $65 Let’s...Show More Summary

Legendary Leafs Coach Pat Quinn Dies at 71

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The former player, coach, and executive died at Vancouver General Hospital on Sunday night. Former NHL coach Pat Quinn, who stood behind the bench for more than 600 Toronto Maple Leafs games, died at Vancouver General Hospital on Sunday night at the age of 71. Show More Summary

Televisualist: It’s Not Christmas Yet, Carol

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

televisualist 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 AMC airs Eagle Eye,...Show More Summary

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

last monthCanada / 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

last monthCanada / 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

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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

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 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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?

2 months agoCanada / 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

2 months agoCanada / 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

2 months agoCanada / 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

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 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 […]

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