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Extra, Extra: BlackBerries, Wars, and Cancer

Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Research in Motion’s day of reckoning is coming up. On January 30, the beleaguered smartphone maker debuts its new BlackBerry 10 line of devices. Early reviews of the software are good, and a US federal agency that […]

Brain-CODE Helps Scientists Decode Neurological Disorders

Ontario is a hotbed of research into the workings of the human brain, but scientists involved in this line of work have trouble coordinating their efforts. That’s why the Ontario Brain Institute created Brain-CODE. “What makes Brain-CODE unique is that it’s an informatics platform, which is to say it’s a giant computer database,” said Jeffrey […]

Public Works: Discounting the TTC

Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. May 6, 1986. Real Madrid wins the 15th UEFA Cup. Robert Palmer and Whitney Houston are topping the charts with “Addicted to Love” and “Greatest Love of All,” respectively. And back here […]

Toronto Makes the Opening Shot of Pacific Rim‘s First Trailer

Remember when Guillermo del Toro had the area behind City Hall decorated to look like Tokyo so he could film part of his giant-robots-versus-aliens movie, Pacific Rim, there? Now, at last, we can see the outcome of that whole exercise, because the first official trailer for the film is out. It’s embedded above. Toronto appears […]

The Sound Advice Top 10 Toronto Albums of 2012

Toronto musical acts put out literally hundreds of releases this year. A few of them were brilliant. Here are our 10 best local albums, mixtapes, and EPs of 2012, presented in alphabetical order. Most of them were featured in Sound Advice, although we missed some. (We only get to review one release per week, so […]

2012 Villain Nominees: Culture and Sports

Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains: the very best and very worst people, places, things, and ideas that have had an influence on the city over the past 12 months. From December 10 to 19, we’ll unveil the nominees, grouped by category. Vote for your favourites from each batch, every […]

2012 Villain: NFB Funding Cuts

Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains: the very best and very worst people, places, things, and ideas that have had an influence on the city over the past 12 months. From December 10 to 19, we’ll unveil the nominees, grouped by category. Vote for your favourites from each batch, every […]

2012 Villain: NHL Lockout

Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains: the very best and very worst people, places, things, and ideas that have had an influence on the city over the past 12 months. From December 10 to 19, we’ll unveil the nominees, grouped by category. Vote for your favourites from each batch, every […]

2012 Villain: Factory Theatre’s Board of Directors

Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains: the very best and very worst people, places, things, and ideas that have had an influence on the city over the past 12 months. From December 10 to 19, we’ll unveil the nominees, grouped by category. Vote for your favourites from each batch, every […]

2012 Villain: CBC Funding Cuts

Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains: the very best and very worst people, places, things, and ideas that have had an influence on the city over the past 12 months. From December 10 to 19, we’ll unveil the nominees, grouped by category. Vote for your favourites from each batch, every […]

2012 Villain: Sedwick Hill

Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains: the very best and very worst people, places, things, and ideas that have had an influence on the city over the past 12 months. From December 10 to 19, we’ll unveil the nominees, grouped by category. Vote for your favourites from each batch, every […]

Extra, Extra: Simulated Subways, Flow-Charted NIMBYs, and Extraordinary Beer

Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Did you know that there’s a TTC subway-driving simulator that you can download, and that it’s been around for so long that it’s now entering version three? Strange, but true. A video trailer of the new version, […]

Sound Advice: The Calm by John River

Believe it or not, John River is actually a rap pseudonuym. The 17-year-old Mississauga-based MC announces as much, as well as his actual name—Matthew John Derek Hughey—on “Seasons of Love,” the second song on The Calm. It’s an unusual choice for a rap name. An MC voluntarily renaming himself “John River” makes about as much […]

New Provincial Cycling Strategy Draft Is Underwhelming

The Ministry of Transportation has released a draft cycling strategy [PDF], the first update to its cycling policy goals in 20 years. The proposed new strategy aims to improve cycling education, infrastructure, legislation, and interest—but it has received mixed reviews from the cycling community, and for good reason.

2012 Hero Nominees: Culture and Sports

Torontoist is ending the year by naming our Heroes and Villains: the very best and very worst people, places, things, and ideas that have had an influence on the city over the past 12 months. From December 10 to 19, we’ll unveil the nominees, grouped by category. Vote for your favourites from each batch, every […]