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Scene: Icycle Race 2015

Cyclists try to zip along the iciest bike lane in the city. WHERE: Dufferin Grove Park WHEN: Saturday, February 21, 8:30 p.m. WHAT: At the 14th annual Icycle Race, adventurous and silly cyclists raced inside the Dufferin Grove ice rink in an event that draws bike nerds and everyday thrill-seekers alike. Show More Summary

Toronto’s RUNT-naissance

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A new documentary is poised to make the enigmatic Toronto mural artist RUNT as well-known as his style. It seems Toronto is in the middle of a RUNT-naissance. “For a while I felt like a drag of the past, but I don’t feel that way anymore,” the 54-year-old street artist RUNT told Torontoist during a discussion of his latest projects. Show More Summary

Skating on Thick Ice

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Why we should (and should be allowed to) make the most of Grenadier Pond. I looked forward to the possibility of some opportunistic urban skiing when I moved to the High Park neighbourhood last fall, but the single snowfall we’ve had since then lasted only one night and half a day. Show More Summary

Vintage Toronto Ads: Zellers

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

When Target Canada announced its demise, nostalgia for Zellers ensued. When Target recently announced its decision to pull the plug on its Canadian misadventure, it provoked a wave of nostalgia for the discount chain it supplanted. Memories...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: TTC Timelapse, Professional Cuddling Services, and Warming Centres

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Even if you’re not in the mood to be swayed by soothing piano music and smiling children, you might find yourself both entertained and dizzied by this video—made, director Russell Wellner says, “to show that the TTC […]

A Tale of Two Options: Selling Beer in Ontario

3 months 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 months 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

3 months 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

3 months agoCanada / 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

4 months agoCanada / 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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 […]

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