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Terrible Decisions Made in the Heat This Week in the GTA

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Hot temperatures = decline in better judgment, apparently. This week’s weather has been unbearable for many in southern Ontario. In the past month in Toronto alone, there have been eight heat alerts and two extreme heat alerts issued by the City. Show More Summary

New CTV Morning Show Premieres Next Month, Whether You Want It or Not

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Just pretend Canada AM never happened. Hey, remember that tearful goodbye to Canada AM, a 43-season morning show on CTV, last month? Do you? Wipe it from your memory. Ben Mulroney’s winning smile is here to replace everything and anything you loved about Canada AM. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered Donald Trump and Russian Athletes

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. Pokémon Go was officially released in Canada on Sunday, and the streets of Toronto are alive with Pokémon hunters wandering through the city staring into their phones. Show More Summary

Matilda the Musical Celebrates Brain Power

In a banner year for stupidity, this summer's big Mirvish show strikes a blow for intelligence and wit. Matilda the Musical Ed Mirvish Theatre (244 Victoria Street) Runs to October 16 Tickets: $38 to $139 Up until now, 2016 has beenShow More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered Pokémon GO and the New British Prime Minister

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. Today’s Front Page Challenge could never have foreseen the return of Pokémon as Page One material, yet here we are. Elsewhere in the news, a new U.K. Show More Summary

The July 2016 Council Liveblog: Transit Plans, Safe Injection Sites, and “Vision Zero”

Another month, another frustrating transit debate at city hall. Or maybe this one will be refreshing and feature thoughtful and nuanced discussion about public policy, and fairly evaluate the underlying evidence? Haha, nahhh. Beyond the future of transit in Scarborough, there’s lots of other items that round out the agenda. Show More Summary

City Council Preview: July 2016

Featuring the long-awaited Scarborough subway throwdown. This is the last City Council meeting before its two-month summer break, and boy, is it a doozy. On the agenda: yet another Scarborough subway/light rail showdown, supervised injection sites, the Road Safety Plan, street hockey, the latest craft brewery, and more. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Trans March Has Evolved

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The resilient history behind a march only seven years old. This year ushers in renewed hope for transgender legislation with Bill C-16 offering trans protections. It’s also the first year since the Trans March began that Pride Toronto’s proposed route has not been met with frustration or fear from its original organizers. Show More Summary

Both Capybaras Captured, No One Knows Where to Sell Legal Weed, and Rick Mercer’s Plane Ticket

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. After more than a month, both capybaras have been caught, and are about to be reunited at the High Park Zoo. While the first capybara...Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered the Brexit Fallout

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. What a difference a few days make. Since the last edition of Front Page Challenge, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, a stunning...Show More Summary

How Tegan and Sara are Queering Toronto’s Mainstream Pop Circuit

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The pop band is expanding its appeal to the masses. Exist in Toronto’s lesbian community long enough and you will become accustomed to all the usual tropes: that you will likely know your ex-girlfriend’s new girlfriend; that U-Hauling is a reality for many; that Canadian pop band Tegan and Sara are gay lady favourites. Show More Summary

Local Ladies Who Make Us Laugh in 2016

last monthCanada / 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

last monthCanada / 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

last monthCanada / 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

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

last monthCanada / 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 months 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

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