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Extra, Extra: Rob Ford Campaign Videos, Streetlight Art, and New Bike Lanes

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Today, the Rob Ford campaign released a new video—in which it also managed to release some phone numbers belonging to constituents. The video, which seems to have been filmed in his office (and thus contravenes election rules) […]

Televisualist: But What About the Pointy Elven Ears?

3 days 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 Running Wild With Bear Grylls is the famous survival expert’s new show, wherein he takes celebrities into the wilderness to do surviving things. The first episode […]

A Who’s Who of Toronto Wildlife

You may have seen them around, but can you name these lesser-known local critters? Torontonians encounter wildlife every day. Pigeons and gulls, chipmunks and squirrels, skunks and raccoons, deer and now even coyotes are common sights for downtowners and suburbanites alike. Show More Summary

Reel Toronto: Hannibal — Season Two

The second season of Hannibal continued to break boundaries and look awesome as it made its way around the GTA. 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

Extra, Extra: Sloth Makes World Cup Pick, LRT Videos, and Tweets Under Construction

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Who hasn’t heard the saying “Don’t place your wager until the sloth has made his upside-down pick?” It is well known in sports circles that one should never make a bet on the outcome of a World […]

Mississauga Hangs Clotheslines Out to Dry

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

City's recent bylaw lays down strict rules about drying laundry—and it's a mistake. The City of Mississauga has regulated clotheslines. As per a new bylaw, passed and enacted July 2, households in the land of Hazel McCallion are permitted...Show More Summary

Eye Weekly/The Grid, 1991–2014

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Wednesday's closure of the Grid brings a 23-year odyssey to an end. Flipping through this week’s print edition of the Grid, one finds no signs the publication folded on Wednesday. There are no final reflections, no retrospectives, no goodbyes—just the usual suggestions about submitting feedback and dating stories. Show More Summary

On Rob Ford’s Bigotry

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

We need to talk less about the perpetrator and more about his victims. In one of his very few post-rehab interviews, with the CBC’s Dwight Drummond, Rob Ford tried repeatedly to blame his years of racial slurs, homophobic insults, and misogynistic denigrations on his “disease,” by which he meant his abuse of drugs and alcohol. Show More Summary

How to Get Your Own Official Day

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Ever wonder how Toronto gets its official days, weeks, and months of recognition for people, causes, or events? Here's your answer. Mayor Rob Ford proclaims May 17, 2012 to be the Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Toronto. Photo by HiMY SYeD from the Torontoist Flickr Pool" /> We’ve got ourselves a lot of Days in this town. Show More Summary

Andrew Wiggins Picked First Overall in NBA Draft

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It was a big night for the Vaughan native, and for basketball in the GTA. Last night, at the 2014 NBA draft, Vaughan’s Andrew Wiggins became the second straight Canadian and second straight player from the GTA to be picked first overall, following Jane and Finch native Anthony Bennett’s no. Show More Summary

Proclaiming Our Pride

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Why Toronto didn't officially proclaim Lesbian and Gay Pride Day until 1991. When Mayor Rob Ford refused to participate in Pride-related events in 2011, it was, as Globe and Mail columnist Marcus Gee put it, “an embarrassment for a city...Show More Summary

The March to Pride

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Celebrations, protests, and community action in the 1970s that made Toronto's Pride possible. It was a simple poster, one that asked people to bring food, drink, and music to Hanlan’s Point on August 1, 1971. Around 300 people followed...Show More Summary

Sound Advice: Brotherhood by Antigen Shift

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The industrial duo's latest album tests the boundaries of their genre. Brotherhood by Antigen Shift Industrial music has made a big comeback in the last few years. Artists such as Zola Jesus, Light Asylum, Youth Code, and Toronto’s own Trust have all been making music that would have fit right in on Wax Trax! Records circa 1991. Show More Summary

Public Works: The Rise of the Zero-Waste Supermarket

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Don't expect to see cellophane or Tetra Paks at a new supermarket opening soon in Berlin. 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

Mammoliti’s Parkdale Slur Met With #ParkdaleLove

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

After the councillor calls Parkdale a "pedophile district," Parkdale-loving Torontonians take to social media to defend the neighbourhood. The Brothers Ford have set the bar for political discourse in this city impossibly low, but yesterday Giorgio Mammoliti tried his best to tunnel under it. Show More Summary

Ontario Craft Beer Week and Beyond

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Some of the best reasons to get out and get drinking this summer. Summer is around the corner, and with warm weather on its way, it will soon be all about the patios, patios, patios, folks! And while beer and sun are really all you need for a great afternoon or evening, there are also plenty of festivals, tastings, and parties to get you out and drinking this […]

Ontario’s Beer Wars

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The province's Beer Store and convenience stores are battling over beer sales—why some Beer Store employees have joined the fight, and who's helping them. As calls for changes to Ontario’s beer and liquor distribution system grow louder,...Show More Summary

Reel Toronto: RoboCop

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The pointless remake trend continues as Robocop comes to town, and Toronto takes a turn as Detroit. 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

NXNE 2014 Preview: Hip Hop

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

While there are quite a few promising hip hop artists from both near and far who’ll be looking to make a name for themselves and win some new fans at this year’s NXNE, it’s hard to ignore the impressive array of established marquee talent prominently featured in the lineup. What makes the opportunity to check […]

Public Works: Getting Paid to Bike to Work

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Commuters in France will earn 25 cents per km for cycling to work. Here's why that should happen in Toronto, too. 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

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