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Your Toronto 2014 Issue Navigator

How the candidates compare on some of the city's biggest issues.

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Weekend Newsstand: October 25, 2014

Election, election, election. It's happening Monday and it's probably all you'll hear about until it's over. (You may well hear about it for a while after, but let's pretend while we can that Monday will be the end.) In the news: Cycle Toronto has a plan for the city's biking future, a supporter of Brampton mayor Susan Fennell threw coffee at a reporter, and what the school board elections are all about.

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Keep reading: Weekend Newsstand: October 25, 2014



Extra, Extra: Doug Ford Decries Disingenuous Pollsters, Students Protest Grimy Portables, and Paying More to Watch the Jays Lose

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

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Newsstand: October 24, 2014

Happy birthday, Drake! Yes, the holiday that will (hopefully) one day surpass Christmas in Canada has arrived: our own Aubrey Graham is one year older. It hardly seems worthwhile, but there's also other news to look at today: Doug Ford denies calling a reporter a bitch, parents in East York protest the conditions of their kids' school, and there's no armed security in Queen's Park.

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Keep reading: Newsstand: October 24, 2014

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Extra, Extra: Partial Solar Eclipses, Sandro Lisi’s Electioneering, and House Hippos

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

Photo by Yi Jiang, from the Torontoist Flickr pool.


Toronto Public Health Launches Flu Clinics

Flu season has returned, and the Ontario government and Toronto's medical officer of health want you to get the shot.

Illustration by Sasha Plotnikova/Torontoist

Illustration by Sasha Plotnikova/Torontoist.

Toronto Public Health today launched its flu immunization clinics, which offer free flu shots to anyone six months or older at a number of locations across the city.

The first clinic opened this morning at The Atrium on Bay Street, where Toronto’s medical officer of health Dr. David McKeown was on hand to get his shot. “Getting the flu vaccine is the best way to stay healthy and protect yourself, your family, and others against the flu,” he said in a statement.

Keep reading: Toronto Public Health Launches Flu Clinics


Newsstand: October 23, 2014

Sometimes, you just have to get right to it. In the news: Parliament will sit today in the wake of the Ottawa shootings, Bill Blair says there is no credible threat of a similar attack in Toronto, Queen’s Park holds a moment of silence to honour the fallen soldier in Ottawa, Doug Ford shares his views on what needs to be done to keep the nation safe, and the identity of the killed soldier is confirmed to be Corporal Nathan Cirillo.


Newsstand: October 22, 2014

Apparently, a Niagara-on-the-Lake hotel has the greatest restroom in Canada. The porcelain thrones at Shaw Club Hotel and Spa are described as a convergence of “style and radiance.” Given that a public lavatory in Toronto that offers a convergence of functioning plumbing and tolerable odour is a pretty big coup, what would rate as our fine city’s top public potty? In the news: Malala Yousafzai will be made an honorary Canadian citizen, the TDSB has a $3-billion repair backlog, the El Mocambo sign goes up for auction, and Doug Ford meets Michael Dunbar Jr.


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).


Newsstand: October 16, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris will host the 2015 Academy Awards. An awards-show host veteran, he has already hosted the Tony Awards and the Primetime Emmys. Is there such a thing as an EGOT for awards-show hosts? In the news: Olivia Chow questions whether or not Union Station can accommodate SmartTrack, John Tory’s lead widens in the latest poll, a record-high turnout on the first day of advance polls might be good news for John Tory.


Newsstand: October 15, 2014

Welcome to the 288th day of 2014. There are officially 12 days left until the municipal elections. And one day until tomorrow’s Newsstand. Since Torontoist has yet to invest in a time machine, let’s just see what is in the news today: Breaking the rules at an advanced polling station in Ward 20, Olivia Chow’s first television ad, Doug Ford’s endorsement from John Tory, Doug Holyday’s non-endorsement of Doug Ford and John Tory, and Robyn Doolittle’s Reddit AMA.