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Real City Matters

Join us Tuesday night for a discussion about municipal ethics in Toronto


Extra, Extra: Olivia Chow’s Dirty Word, Whale Bones in Manure, and Fringe Mayoral Candidates

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.

Photo by Flickr user Roland Tanglao.


Celebrate Indigenous Film at imagineNATIVE

The festival devoted to film, video, radio, and new media works by indigenous artists from Canada and beyond marks its 15th anniversary.

Still from opening night film What We Do in the Shadows.

Toronto has no shortage of film festivals, but few can claim to be as aesthetically diverse as imagineNATIVE, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this week. Spanning film screenings, video installations, mixed-media projects, and visual art exhibitions, the festival shows off some of the strongest contemporary cultural productions by indigenous people in Canada and around the world.

Keep reading: Celebrate Indigenous Film at imagineNATIVE

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Ryerson Reveals Design of New Mixed-Use Building on Church Street

The Church Street Development north of Dundas will feature clinical experience suites, teaching and research space, and residence beds.

Students entering Ryerson’s Faculty of Community Services in 2018 will find themselves studying and learning in a brand-new building. Located on Church, just north of Dundas, the Perkins+Will–designed structure will involve an eight-storey podium with a tower to the north.

The podium will be home to four programs—the School of Nutrition, the School of Occupational and Public Health, the Midwifery Education Program, and the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing—from the Faculty of Community Services. The tower will feature 250 residence beds for Ryerson students.

Keep reading: Ryerson Reveals Design of New Mixed-Use Building on Church Street


Newsstand: October 21, 2014

A surfer in Hawaii punched a tiger shark who came close to attacking his three sons while they were surfing together over the weekend. That is definitely worth a “#1 Dad” mug. In the news: questionable billboards in Ward 9, nearly half of Torontonians would be willing to pay higher user fees for better recreation services, more than 5,000 Pan Am Games security jobs for students, and fall road closures.


Weekend Newsstand: October 18, 2014

Use your Saturday to head out and grab some of the last fleeting hours of sun and warmth before the cruel winter sets in, but read some news first: a longtime flag vendor at Yonge-Dundas Square has had his licence revoked, Olivia Chow will release the names of her campaign donors, and both Doug Ford and John Tory promise to fix public housing (without promising any money for the effort).