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Vandalist: Ford Versus Unicorn

BY: Unknown LOCATION: Kensington Market PHOTO BY: Bella Manu FIELD NOTES: It’s been a while since we’ve featured street art of our beloved mayor. Goodness knows there’s no shortage of Ford-inspired graffiti. He must be so proud. In this week’s instalment we can see Ford mauling a unicorn. Unicorns: elusive magical creatures that embody goodness, […]

A Guide to Toronto Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Remembrance Day is on Sunday this year, so work is no excuse not to go to a ceremony. There are lots to choose from, each subtly different from the next. Here’s a guide to picking the one for you. (It includes some options for those who would rather not go out of their way.)

Extra, Extra: Horses, Presto Cards, and Dinosaurs

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. A police horse named Royal Sun tore a ligament and had to be put down earlier this week. So of course the Sun put it on its cover (“OUR MANE MAN”) and NOW wrote an essay.

Toronto City Hall Is in a Video Game

Who hasn’t occasionally had to fight the urge to crash a sports car into council chambers? Thankfully, a British video-game developer has made it possible to do so without risking jail time. Need for Speed: Most Wanted, by UK-based Criterion Games, was released for a number of different gaming platforms at the end of October. […]

Toronto’s Top Chefs Unite to Raise Money for The Stop

Wednesday night at Wychwood Barns, The Stop Community Food Centre cooked up a successful charity fundraiser—a $250-per-ticket banquet during which Toronto’s best chefs and generous donors united to raise $270,000. In the process, they helped ensure that food accessibility and equality remain issues close to Torontonians’ hearts. (Because, as they say, the way to anyone’s […]

Public Works: Bike Lane Dreaming

Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. This week saw the reappearance of the reversible signal lights that mark the Jarvis Street head-on collision lane, the first step in the $300,000 dismantling of the bike lanes installed on Jarvis […]

Murder Charges Laid in Danzig Shooting

Shaquan Mesquito, 18, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder, 23 counts of aggravated assault, and one count of recklessly discharging a firearm, in connection with the shooting that took place at a Danzig Street block party this summer. Police have said that the shooting was the worst […]

Streetcars For Toronto: An Anniversary

Today, Toronto celebrates a major anniversary in its transit history. In 1972, the TTC unveiled a plan that would have stripped streetcars out of the city and replaced them with a Queen subway and lower-capacity buses everywhere else. A group called The Streetcars For Toronto Committee was formed to fight that plan and on November […]

Your Produce Bags Are Probably Safe From the City’s Plastic-Bag Ban

The funny thing about Toronto’s ban on single-use plastic shopping bags is that councillors voted it into existence sight unseen. They had no notion of what the exact language of the bylaw would be when they approved it on June 6—and, yeah, for something with such widespread consequences that’s pretty unusual. Today, the public can […]

Sound Advice: Zoo Babies by Zoo Babies

One thing becomes abundantly clear after listening to the self-titled debut from local rap collective Zoo Babies: the only thing the Babies take seriously is rap itself, and that’s generally a good thing. The five members of the group have a gift for cracking wise. They trade flows easily, and it feels like each MC […]

Bridge Repairs to Make Cherry Beach Harder to Reach

Municipal leaders have spent a lot of time arguing about the future of Toronto’s Port Lands, but always with the understanding that the district will require hundreds of millions of dollars in investment before any development can begin, because of how woefully inadequate all the infrastructure is down there. Anyone who wants to drive a […]

Discussing Third World Canada in Downtown Toronto

Third World Canada Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park) November 8, 7 p.m. $25 Filmmaker Andrée Cazabon didn’t have to look very hard to find the eight children, all orphaned after parental suicides, who are the subjects of Third World Canada, her latest film. The documentary tells the story of those children, and also of […]

Vintage Toronto Ads: Election Central ’68

It’s election day south of the border, which means many Torontonians will spend tonight glued to televisions or to social media, awaiting the results of an endless campaign. Among tonight’s options for analysis is CBC, which provided plenty of coverage during a three-way presidential race 44 years ago—even if most of it came from another […]

Beach Development Guidelines Ruffle Residents

When the flagship Lick’s Restaurant at Queen and Kenilworth announced it would be closing for good after 32 years slinging burgers, to make way for a condo development, some Beach residents balked. The proposed new six story building does not fit in with their sense of neighbourhood, and they’ve been rallying to try to stop […]

Now in Rep Cinema: For Your Eyes Only, Manborg, How to Survive a Plague

Each week, Now in Rep Cinema compiles the best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements.     FOR YOUR EYES ONLYDIRECTED BY JOHN GLENTIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) Tuesday, November 6, 9 p.m.     MANBORGDIRECTED BY STEVEN KOSTANSKIThe Royal (608 College Street) Showtimes     HOW TO SURVIVE […]

Public Consultations on Casinos Coming Soon

After a day-long debate Monday, the executive committee has given the green light to public consultations on the prospect of opening a casino in Toronto. Those consultations will begin soon: a report on the results is due back at City Hall by February or March. Unfortunately, however, Torontonians won’t get to find out exactly how […]