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How Toronto’s Papers Covered the Last Days of August

7 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. This week’s Front Page Challenge is another competitive one, with most of the city’s newspapers clearly in the hunt to be considered the winner, each taking different approaches to summarizing the world and capturing this week’s championship. Show More Summary

What to Check Out in Toronto August 29–September 4: The Glass Menagerie, Fan Expo, BuskerFest

What's going on this week? More than meets the eye. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Monday August 29 Theatre company Soulpepper is wrapping up its...Show More Summary

Taxi Driver Charged After Collision with Cyclist Captured by YouTube Star

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Charges come days after viral video depicted the incident. A taxi driver is facing charges after a video that showed him crashing into a cyclist went viral last week. Thornhill resident Ali Farkhondehfall, 57, has been arrested and charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and assault with a weapon. Show More Summary

Resident Killjoy John Tory Removes Pokémon Go Stops at Ferry Terminal

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This is why we can't have nice things. Looking to catch a rare water Pokémon? Your chances just got slimmer—and you can thank potential Team Rocket conspirator Mayor John Tory for that. The mayor’s call to reduce the number of Pokéstops...Show More Summary

We Should be Grateful to the YouTube Star Who Captured a Cyclist Accident on Camera

Viral video forces Torontonians to confront the realities of road safety. The accident happens in a matter of seconds. A courier cyclist riding north on Bay Street motions at a taxi driver, and bangs on his window. Then the driver veers right into the cyclist, and knocks him onto the sidewalk, bending his front wheel. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered a Drunken American Invasion

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. The Olympics are over, and Toronto’s daily newspapers are cooling off during these final dog days of August by scouring the wires for strange local and international stories. Show More Summary

This Toronto Start-Up Wants More Women to Get Screened for HPV

Eve Medical has developed a self-testing kit for STIs. Six years ago, Jessica Ching was working towards her master’s degree in industrial design at OCAD University. One day, while she and some of her female friends were chatting over coffee, the topic of Pap smears came up. Show More Summary

A Love Letter to Light-Rail Transit

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Speed, accessibility, affordability—please be mine. Dear LRT, please be mine. I want to say a few things about light-rail transit (LRT)—really, it’s a love letter—but this is not meant to be a comment on any specific project under discussion in Toronto. Show More Summary

Toronto’s Twice-Annual Avian Massacre Begins Now

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A brightly lit city is like a black hole for night-travelling birds. None can escape its gravitational pull. It’s hard to know what to care about. Our terrible world offers plenty of options, and, considered all together, they are overwhelming...Show More Summary

What to Check Out in Toronto August 15-21: Round-Table on Voting, Mad Decent Block Party, and the Ex

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The return of annual music festivals Camp Wavelength and Mad Decent Block Party; the return of Sail-In Cinema and the Canadian National Exhibition; and the return of hit local comedies Life Records and Swordplay. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Show More Summary

Why 48 Layoffs at the Toronto Star is a Loss for the City

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Forty-five newsroom staff will be laid off. In news that surprised no one in the world of Toronto media, the Toronto Star will lay off 48 employees–including 45 in the newsroom. The reasons are straightforward. Advertising revenues are down significantly as more money goes to Google and Facebook, and the value of each page continues to decline. Show More Summary

Where Bob Dylan’s Terrible 1987 Movie Hearts of Fire Was Filmed in Toronto

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

At his 1980s nadir, Dylan starred in a Toronto and Hamilton-shot musical drama from the director of Return of the Jedi. 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. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered Canada’s Olympic Victories (and More Shirtless Trudeau, of Course)

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. The 2016 Olympic Games are now well underway. Toronto’s daily papers are covering Canada’s winning achievements in these first few days of competition,...Show More Summary

Why The Police Chief’s Letter to Pride Toronto Misses The Point

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Highlighting coffee socials misses the larger context when it comes to LGBTQ and TPS community relations. Last week, Police Chief Mark Saunders sent a letter of support [PDF] to Pride Toronto’s Board of Directors. Officially, he says...Show More Summary

Motorists are Already Driving in the New Bloor Bike Lanes

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A ride-along with a Torontoist reporter proves the pilot project still has some kinks to work out. In May, Council voted overwhelmingly in favour of the installation of a Bloor Street bike lanes pilot project, much to the joy of Toronto cyclists. Show More Summary

Where Police Academy 4 Was Filmed in Toronto

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Including a David Spade skateboarding scene with Tony Hawk as the stunt double. 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. Show More Summary

Historicist: Elizabeth Simcoe, A Toronto Pioneer

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A prolific diarist and artist, Elizabeth Simcoe provides a portrait of 18th century Toronto. “Everybody is sick of York. But no matter, the Lady likes the place and therefore everyone else must.” – Hannah Jarvis The lady to whom Mrs....Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered Hillary Clinton and…Pokémon

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. It’s hard to imagine now, but once there was a time when Toronto’s daily newspapers didn’t provide front-page coverage of Pokémon. But this column...Show More Summary

Terrible Decisions Made in the Heat This Week in the GTA

last monthCanada / 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

last monthCanada / 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

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