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Extra, Extra: Ford Stands by His Words, the TDSB Has Been Audited, and Look at Those Tiny Cartoon Clones

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. In the wake of Rob Ford’s interview with Conrad Black—in which the mayor suggested Blair’s treatment of him was politically motivated—city councillors are calling on the mayor and his brother to step back from budget negotiations involving […]

Ride the TTC For Free This New Year’s Eve

The TTC has announced a new three-year partnership with Corby Spirit and Wine that will allow Torontonians to take transit free of charge on New Year’s Eve. You’ll be able to enjoy being festive and celebratory without paying fares from 7 p.m. on December 31, 2013, to 7 a.m. on January 1, 2014—and there’ll be […]

Bobby Cox Is Headed for Cooperstown

Glancing at his statistics, you might think Bobby Cox’s four-year tenure as Blue Jays manager was a blip between two stints as skipper of the Atlanta Braves. Yet Cox, who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday alongside managing peers Tony La Russa and Joe Torre, was one of the key factors in […]

Catching Up With Chris Hadfield, Canada’s Rock-Star Astronaut

Chris Hadfield was at the Toronto Reference Library last night discussing the inner workings of outer space. The sold-out event was the latest in a string of appearances supporting the release of his acclaimed memoir and pseudo self-help manual, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. Arguably the most famous contemporary astronaut on the planet, […]

Liveblog: Conrad Black Interviews Rob Ford

Our two bellicose and bloviating blowhards, Rob Ford and Conrad Black, broadcast brilliant bombast for bemused boomers. Or something like that. Monday night on Vision TV, Rob Ford is interviewed by the one man who might be more deluded than he is. Billed as a “Conversation with Conrad,” on The Zoomer (That’s boomers with zip, […]

Family, Friends, and Fellow Officers Honour Constable John Zivcic

A memorial service was held today for Constable John Zivcic, 34, who died last week as a result of injuries he sustained during a car accident on November 30. At the time of the collision, Zivcic, 34, had been responding to a call about an impaired driver. The six-year veteran of the Toronto Police Service […]

Officer Sentenced to 45 Days in Jail for G20 Assault

In September, a Toronto police officer, Constable Babak Andalib-Goortani, was found guilty of assault with a weapon, for an incident that took place during the G20. A judge found that Andalib-Goortani used excessive force while arresting Adam Nobody, a 27-year-old G20 protester, at Queen’s Park on June 26, 2010. Canadian Press is reporting that today […]

Seinfeld Trivia: The Festivus Miracle!

Let the Airing of Grievances and Feats of Strength begin—it’s Festivus time! And what better way to celebrate this special holiday than to participate in a Seinfeld Trivia challenge? Think you know the show better than everyone else? Study up, and get ready to take on other fans in this head-to-head battle.

A Very Chris-terical Christmas Cabaret

‘Tis that time of year, when music director Chris Tsujiuchi gathers many a talented performer for A Very Chris-terical Christmas Cabaret. This delightful mix of comedy, music, and dance is sure to conjure up some holiday spirit. Who can you expect to see on stage? Hilary Wilson, Kevin Wong, Mark Godfrey, and Stacey Maroske are […]

The Nutcracker

Ensure that visions of sugarplum fairies will be dancing in your head this holiday season by grabbing tickets to the National Ballet of Canada’s The Nutcracker. Choreographed by James Kudelka, this dreamy story set in Imperial Russia has everything from snow queens to fight scenes, with rich costuming, a live orchestra, and compelling performances from […]