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The TDSB’s Repair Backlog is the Result of Years of Underfunding

6 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Its 588 schools require $3.4 billion in repairs. Two years ago, when Krista Wylie’s two children were attending an aging school in Toronto’s west end, she banded together with other parents in the neighbourhood who were concerned about the condition of their kids’ schools. Show More Summary

Where the Not-So-Classic Class of 1984 Was Filmed in Toronto

Michael J. Fox and Al Waxman make some (not-so-serious) Canadian film history. Class of 1984 is some kinda movie. Particularly after watching it in 2016, it’s hard to tell if it’s actually trying to be a serious issue movie, in a misguided Reefer Madness kind of way, or a full on exploitation-style B-movie. Show More Summary

TIFF Day 9: That’s (Almost) A Wrap!

With just three days left in the festival, [re]Assignment is really angering viewers. Three more days to go until TIFF 2016 concludes. There are two more days of premieres and a Sunday full of repeat screenings to go, with attendeesShow More Summary

You Can Pair Beer and Opera, and It’s Amazing

This Toronto Beer Week, treat yourself to a unique evening that pairs baritones and beer. Many people believe that beer pairings start and end with food. Chocolate and stout, IPA with curry, pilsner with a burger, and Berliner Weisse with white fish. Show More Summary

What Toronto Colleges and Universities are Doing to Address Sexual Violence

After bill 132 became law, Ontario's universities and colleges had to implement standalone sexual violence policies. Here's what Toronto campuses now provide. Sexual violence is never okay—and this school year, post-secondary institutions across Toronto are working to make sure that message is heard loud and clear. Show More Summary

TIFF Day 7: Hooray for Nollywood!

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Some TIFF deals get made, too. Exhaustion might be setting in for many festival attendees after six straight days of seeing several movies per day. Some movie lovers go from nine in the morning until the Midnight Madness screening lets out when the subways are closed, and one cannot subsist on a diet of Sprite and #popcorn on little sleep. Show More Summary

TIFF Day 6: Film Twitter™ Heroes Kick Off The Second Half Of The Fest

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

When the international press heads home, Film Twitter™ comes out to play. The Festival is now past the halfway point. Most of the highest-profile premieres have come and gone, and much of the international press is on their way home....Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered Wynne’s Throne Speech

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

For the Wynne. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. The Wynne government tabled its plans for the second half of its term yesterday, in a clear attempt at pivoting for the next provincial election. Show More Summary

Improving the City’s Recreation Program Sign-Up Process Doesn’t Address a Larger Systemic Issue

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Online registration for rec programs is now better—but it's still not accessible to everyone. Tales of parents waking up bleary-eyed with three laptops and two cell phones ready to battle with the much maligned City of Toronto Parks and Recreation program sign-up process have been the norm for years. Show More Summary

TIFF Day 5: The Festival Gets its Groove

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Festival Street is over, but you can dig into some of TIFF's best movies. The first Monday of TIFF is when things start to get back to normal in Toronto. It’s still festival madness, but this is the part of the festival I prefer—when...Show More Summary

Who are the Trump Fans in Your Toronto Neighbourhood?

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

They just want to Make America Great Again. It’s hard for some in Toronto not to watch the American presidential election campaign unfold without feeling a little déjà vu. It’s especially poignant these days with some polls showing Donald...Show More Summary

TIFF Day 4: The Escalator is Working Again!

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The festival has been saved! It’s Sunday! TIFF’s first weekend wraps up with more high-powered premieres, the final day of activities on Festival Street, and the point where you can start to see which films are going to leave Toronto possessing that coveted #OscarBuzz. Show More Summary

TIFF Day 3: Pharrell in the Streets, Popcorn in the Sheets

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What to look out for on day three of the festival. The first Saturday of TIFF is always hectic and this year is no exception, with world premieres of major titles, red carpet crushes, and big names performing in the Festival Street district. Show More Summary

How Street Art Meets Heritage in Graffiti Alley

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A project that's right up our alley. BY: Many artists LOCATION: Rush Lane, aka Graffiti Alley PHOTO BY: Justin Poulsen FIELD NOTES: Toronto’s alleys are known for their fantastic graffiti, and we’re always encouraging readers to explore this wealth of creativity. Show More Summary

TIFF Day 1: Popcorn Lovers Rejoice! The Festival Begins…

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

With an introduction to Film Twitter. As a veteran TIFF attendee, a former employee of the Festival (I once managed the box office at TIFF Bell Lightbox) and big fan of the excitement and energy TIFF brings to the city every year, I’m pleased to provide Torontoist a unique perspective on the #InfiniteViews of the festival. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered The First Day of School

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Which publication earns today's A+? In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. With last night’s wrap-up of the CNE and this Thursday’s opening of TIFF, it looks like summer in Toronto is over, and starting today kids of all ages are going back to school. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered the Last Days of August

4 weeks 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

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

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

last monthCanada / 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

last monthCanada / 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

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