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Extra, Extra: No More “Trustee” Sam, Potential Artscape Hub for Weston, and an UberX Crackdown

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. A bit of good news to close the day: Former Toronto District School Board trustee Sam “@TrusteeSam” Sotiropoulos (Ward 20, Scarborough-Agincourt) has been banned from running in the next municipal election. A 2014 Villain on this very […]

Prism Prize Honours the Music Video

5 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The young award ceremony honours the best in Canadian music videos, and the upstart filmmakers behind them. In 2015 nobody’s quite talking about wanting their MTV, and MuchMusic barely plays music videos anymore. So where, then, do music videos fit into the cultural landscape? It’s a question that Louis Calabro is more than happy to answer. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Ice Ice Baby, Lisi Doesn’t Appear at Court, and Your Measles Update

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In case that annual weather amnesia had you believing that spring had sprung (LOL!), think again, dear friends: Environment Canada says an ice storm might be gracing Southern Ontario with its presence tonight. Toronto Public Health confirmed […]

Island, Island, Burning Bright

The annual rite of a Christmas tree bonfire marks the start of spring for the Island community. In an annual rite around the spring equinox, Islanders gather in a community event to celebrate the long-awaited winter thaw. Throwing Christmas trees onto a giant pyre, they huddle around with music, food, and friends to lift their spirits. Show More Summary

Televisualist: Big-Time Reality Show Combination Platters

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 Big Brother Canada returns and we are Not Its Target Demographic, so okay then. (Global, 8 p.m.) The CBC picked up Chasing Shadows, a British miniseries […]

Televisualist: Your Fortunate Baggage

2 weeks 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 This season on Dancing With The Stars: Patti LaBelle, Suzanne Somers, the older half of LMFAO, Bruce Willis’s eldest daughter, gay football player Michael Sam, and […]

Hero and Villain of the Week: March 13

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every week, Toronto is filled with Heroes and Villains. These are their stories. Hero of the Week: Gord Perks Gord Perks (Ward 14, Parkdale-High Park) is a polarizing politician. He was the proponent of a moratorium on new bars in Parkdale, he believes the revolution will come one day–he has the poster in his office […]

Matt Galloway Shares Tasty Film Moments at Upcoming TIFF Series

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Food on Film promises another joint venture between moviegoers and meal-makers. What does Matt Galloway do in the afternoons after his shift hosting the CBC’s Metro Morning? He rolls around Toronto trying out restaurants. “I work really...Show More Summary

Televisualist: A Leisurely Saunter to the Panic Room

3 weeks 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 Bates Motel returns for a third season and goddammit how much longer do we have to wait for Norman Bates to murder his mother, it’s all […]

Historicist: Scarborough’s Bombshell Beauties

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Thousands of women work in Scarborough's munitions plant during World War II. It’s highly unlikely that the 20,000 workers—predominantly women—of Scarborough’s General Engineering Company (GECo) munitions factory would have observed International Women’s Day each March between 1942 and 1945. Show More Summary

Maintaining the Streetcar Fleet in Winter Months

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Upkeep on the streetcar fleet is tough work in cold weather, but a new generation of vehicles brings a different set of challenges for TTC mechanics. Winter Blues on the Red Rocket from Giordano Ciampini on Vimeo. Jeff Fleming took his first job with the TTC just three weeks after he graduated high school in 1983. Show More Summary

Reel Toronto: Disney’s Ice Princess

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Disney family film hits all the formula beats and tours the town. 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

Scene: Icycle Race 2015

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

2 months agoCanada / 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

2 months agoCanada / 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

2 months agoCanada / 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

3 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

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