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Perles & Paddock Airs Above the Ground in Griffintown [Updated]

And LOV opens its new downtown location GRIFFINTOWN — After two years of renovating an old garage, Maxime Perreault (former owner of the student bar L’Abreuvoir) and Jessica Goulet’s new restaurant and brasserie Perles & Paddock has opened their doors this week. Show More Summary

New Laval Restaurant Draws From A Portlandia Sketch, And Other Intel

Plus, a new grocery spot from Le Comptoir LAVAL — With certain Montreal neighbourhoods becoming saturated with eateries, could the next big restaurant zone be in Laval? Probably not, but La Presse reports on one promising spot to have opened up in the city’s Sainte-Rose area. Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered The Blue Jays On The Brink

With the Blue Jays flailing, Toronto's dailies compete to best capture the drama. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. It’s do-or-die this afternoon for the Toronto Blue Jays, as...Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Newspapers Covered the Ongoing Donald Trump-Republican Party Civil War

In other news: Blue Jays coverage, horses, and a local columnist admits to his scofflaw ways. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. For two of the city’s daily papers this week, the battle for first place in Front Page Challenge’s weekly leaderboard has become cutthroat. Show More Summary

When Rebel Media Reporters Fake Being Trans, They’re Not Doing Journalism

Cisgender reporters who record your children swimming should be alarming you, not non-binary youth trying to get an education. Remember when I said writing about Jordan Peterson was a trap? This, right here, is stepping into a snare....Show More Summary

The Toronto Sun Pursues the Beer Tosser, and its Own Tail

The paper's manhunt for the "loon ball" beer-can thrower at Tuesday's Jays game takes an unexpected twist. The Blue Jays’ extra-inning victory over Baltimore in Tuesday night’s wild-card game was a glorious moment for the city, but an...Show More Summary

Conrad Black Wants You To Know Donald Trump is Totally Cool, and Not Racist or Sexist

Surprise! A wealthy, larger-than-life businessman is willing to give Trump the benefit of the doubt. Because of Conrad Black’s historical ties to Postmedia, and because there are still Canadians out there who respect Black as some sort...Show More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered Blue Jays Wild Card Fever

Catch the taste. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. Tonight the Blue Jays face a do-or-die game against the Baltimore Orioles to determine who gets to face the Texas Rangers in the divisional series. Show More Summary

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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?

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!

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

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