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How Madonna’s Toronto Hard Candy Gym Failed

5 days 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

5 days 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

6 days 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

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

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?

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

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

Do the Raptors Win More When Drake Sits Courtside?

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Raptors are 20-1 in the last 21 home games that Drake hasn't attended. Drake Week celebrates all things Toronto and Drake in anticipation of the city hype man’s latest album, Views from the 6. Since 2013, Drake has been the global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors, a title as ambiguous as it is grandiose. Show More Summary

Reel Toronto: All the Toronto Locations in Drake’s Music Videos

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny. The post Reel Toronto: All the Toronto Locations in Drake’s Music Videos appeared first on Torontoist.

Visiting The Wizard of Oz. . . and Killer Joe

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

YPT’s family classic and the Coal Mine’s violent thriller have nothing in common—except terrific performances. The Wizard of Oz Young People’s Theatre (165 Front Street East) Runs to May 15 Tickets: $10 – $45 Killer Joe Coal Mine Theatre...Show More Summary

Wait, How Are You Supposed to Spell the 6ix, the Six, or the 6?

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Torontoist copy editors debate this all-important issue. Drake Week celebrates all things Toronto and Drake in anticipation of the city hype man’s latest album, Views from the 6. Torontoist is in the midst of revamping its house style...Show More Summary

Front Page Challenge: Who Will Wynne?

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. On Monday, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne revealed her plans to tighten up loopholes in the province’s political fundraising standards. Can you...Show More Summary

How to Fall in Love with the 2016 Blue Jays

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Resident Jays lover Stacey May Fowles on what this year in Toronto baseball has to offer. When I was asked to write a primer on falling in love with the 2016 Toronto Blue Jays, I realized I’d probably been given the easiest assignment ever. Show More Summary

Front Page Challenge: Panama, Papers

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. The world was rocked on Sunday night with the leak of The Panama Papers, 11.5 million files from one of the biggest offshore law firms, Mossack Fonseca. Show More Summary

Meeting Minutes: The March 2016 Council Watch Liveblog

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

On this meeting’s council agenda: the latest manifestation of SmartTrack, the East Gardiner, and more. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you informed and walk you through everything you need to know. How to Follow Along Watch the LivestreamFollow the Agenda?? City Hall Council Chambers (100 Queen Street West)? March 31, 9:30 a.m. Show More Summary

How Much Are Toronto’s Librarians Worth?

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Union president Maureen O'Reilly says the time has come for the city to treat its library workers properly. The Toronto Public Library is, as union president Maureen O’Reilly will be the first to tell you, the most-used urban library system in North America. Show More Summary

What a Lack of National Trans Protections Means for our City

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

There's still no timeline for the introduction of transgender protections in our government, despite Justin Trudeau's promises. It was humid but pouring, the sidewalks lined with passersby in rainbow attire. And yet, the rain did not stop him from bulldozing the streets, pink shirt on his back and a wide smile as he headed down Yonge Street. Show More Summary

ArtVenturist: Roaming Rabbits

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Let the rabbits run free, for the sake of Easter. ArtVenturist looks at the public art that fills the city around us. BY: Cynthia Short LOCATION: 55 John Street, south of Metro Hall INSTALLATION: 1992 With Easter just around the corner, Cynthia Short’s herd-kennel of bronze rabbit-dog creatures is an appropriate way to note the season. Show More Summary

Front Page Challenge: Rob Ford (1969-2016)

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. Yesterday there was so much news we almost couldn’t handle it. On the morning of the federal budget two major competing news stories broke out:...Show More Summary

An Honest Assessment of Rob Ford’s Legacy

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Rob Ford's impact on the city includes harm inflicted on some of the city's most marginalized residents, and a worsened political discourse. We shouldn't forget this. When a controversial figure passes away, there is inevitably an effort to downplay the negative aspects of what made them who they are. Show More Summary

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