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Public Works: Vertical Farming

Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. You’ve likely heard of the 100 mile diet: sourcing all your food from farmers within 100 miles of home. But what if you could keep the kids in comestibles from a farm […]

Historicist: Cycling Through the Seventies

In the introduction to their booklet Bicycling in Toronto, Estherelke and Bob Kaplan imagined two ways the state of getting around the city on two wheels during the early 1970s might be viewed at the dawn of the 21st century: Maybe in 30 years or so our children’s children will run up from the basement […]

Sleuthing Sherlock Holmes

“Adventures with Sherlock Holmes” Toronto Reference Library, first floor (789 Yonge Street) January 5–March 10 Deerstalker hat. Checked coat. Curved pipe. The ever-faithful Dr. Watson. The world of great fictional sleuth Sherlock Holmes is rich and nuanced, and for the next few months it’s one we can explore in more detail thanks to the Toronto […]

Olivia Chow’s Statement on Her Health

Earlier today Olivia Chow announced that she had been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which occurs when a virus infects and damages some of the nerves in the face. The Trinity-Spadina MP is the likeliest challenger to Rob Ford in a potential mayoral by-election; she said today that while the syndrome has affected her ability […]

Jose Canseco Wants to Be Your Mayor

Toronto politics have acquired a reputation for being absurd. Between giant ferris wheels, cancelled bag bans, and the mayor ordered removed from office by a judge, Google “Toronto City Hall circus” and you get 1.6 million hits. Adding a new dimension to all this: former Blue Jay Jose Canseco, who announced on Twitter this week […]

Scene: Rally Outside Indian Consulate

WHERE: En route to the Indian Consulate at Bloor and Sherbourne streets WHEN: Thursday, January 3, 12 p.m. WHAT: Several dozen protesters held a silent march yesterday, starting at Bloor and Bay streets and walking east to the Consulate General of India at Bloor and Sherbourne streets, calling attention to the treatment of women in […]

OLG Estimates $50–$100 Million in Hosting Fees for a Downtown Casino

The City of Toronto has just launched its online consultation about the prospect of opening a casino in Toronto (the in-person consultations start next week). As part of that public consultation process, the City has put out a short primer on the various casino options [PDF], with a number of financial, health, social, and city-building […]

Province Imposes Contracts on Ontario Teachers

Education Minister Laurel Broten (Etobicoke-Lakeshore) announced at a press conference this morning that Queen’s Park will be imposing a collective agreement on teachers in Ontario who have not yet agreed to one—something the government is empowered to do via the controversial Bill 115 (“Putting Students First Act”) which it passed in September. What this means […]

At the 2013 Next Stage Festival, Plays Bring Comedy, Hockey, and Music

Next Stage Theatre Festival Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst Street) January 2–January 13 Various times. Check website for schedule. $10–$15 2013 is here, and so is the Next Stage Festival, with some (mostly) not-quite-new plays. An initiative of the Fringe Festival, Next Stage is a juried collection of remounted shows that have already made an impression […]

Sound Advice: Think It’s a Game? by Smash Brovaz

“Real hip-hop” is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot in the hip-hop community, to the point where it’s almost meaningless. But it’s the most accurate way to describe Think It’s a Game?, the new mixtape from Mississauga-based rappers/video-game enthusiasts Smash Brovaz. Save for the odd R&B hook, there’s no genre-bending here, no ill-advised […]

Scene: The 2013 Toronto Polar Bear Dip

WHERE: Sunnyside Park. WHEN: January 1. WHAT: For eight years in a row, for some reason, a bunch of people have voluntarily gathered on Toronto’s lakeshore for a New Year’s Day dip into the frigid waters of Lake Ontario. Similar events, known as Polar Bear Dips, take place all over the world, and many of […]

Extra, Extra: Free TTC, Supermarket Booze, and The Real Jerk

Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. A reminder: as we’ve already mentioned once or twice, you can ride the TTC absolutely free of charge between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. tonight (which, you may recall, is New Year’s Eve). Feel free to get […]

Now on Screen: Not Fade Away, Barbara, The Central Park Five

Because Toronto’s more movie obsessed than a Quentin Tarantino screenplay (yuk yuk), Torontoist brings you Now on Screen, a weekly roundup of new releases—this week with some repertory screenings mixed in. Click on any film title for our review.     NOT FADE AWAYDIRECTED BY DAVID CHASE Showtimes     BARBARADIRECTED BY CHRISTIAN PETZOLDTIFF Bell […]

Spotted: Idle No More at the Eaton Centre

SPOTTED BY: HiMY SYeD and Fifth_Business WHERE: the Eaton Centre WHEN: Sunday, December 30 WHAT: The Native protest movement known as Idle No More returned to the Yonge-Dundas area after a successful outing there a week ago. CP24 reports that about 250 people took part in a flash mob, the goal of which was to […]