Pushing Buttons and The Pin Button Project Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (34 Isabella Street) September 28–October 22 Tuesdays through Thursdays from 7:30 to 10 p.m., Fridays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. FREE While political and social activists have been using buttons, badges, ribbons, and pins to promote their causes and show solidarity for more […]
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These days, it seems fair to say that Jian Ghomeshi is a pretty cool dude. Thanks to his time in Moxy Früvous he can definitely put “successful Canadian indie musician” on his resume, and he’s carved out his own place in the new-generation CBC firmament with people like Rich Terfry and (gulp) Strombo. Respect, people: […]
Some of the best international food Toronto has to offer is served at the city’s flea markets. The cheap rents on stalls and weekend-only hours make them a great place for aspiring chefs to test out their home-cooked favourites on a diverse crowd. After discovering an unmatched selection of Latin American and Caribbean food stalls […]
I’m Gonna Make It!
“It’s just like butter.” To appreciate one reason why residents in Melancthon Township continue to fight a proposed mega-quarry that could occupy up to 15,000 acres of prime agricultural land, pick up a handful of soil from Dave Vander Zaag’s farm. It’s soft, fluffy, and virtually rock free. The delicate texture drains well, like sand, […]
Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7, York West) was on the Dean Blundell show this morning. Over the course of a 10-minute interview, he managed to both threaten fellow councillor Gord Perks (Ward 14, Parkdale-High Park) with hypothetical (not to mention physically improbable) violence and (jokingly?) imply that he’d like to sleep with the City’s integrity […]
Note to all fans of Scott Pilgrim who have visited Toronto specifically for the purpose of obsessively documenting all the real-life locations depicted in the graphic novels: you have officially been outclassed. Last month, Jennifer Forrest took her boyfriend on a Scott Pilgrimage to Toronto that ended in a marriage proposal.
Sadiqa Reynolds’ boss, Louisville mayor Greg Fischer, sent her to Toronto this week to learn about ways of increasing the diversity of civic leadership in her city. As Louisville’s chief community builder, she came here to find out how a Toronto-based foundation has done just that, and also to take some lessons home to Kentucky’s […]
Less than two weeks ago, Metrolinx announced that the TTC would have no role in operating or maintaining the four new light rail lines—Eglinton-Crosstown, Finch West, Sheppard East, and the revamped Scarborough RT—city council recently, and in defiance of Mayor Rob Ford, revived. Instead, the entire project would be tendered to the private sector. Bob […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Opinions are mixed on the aesthetic merits of the Frank Gehry–designed condo complex that David Mirvish wants to build on King Street West. Over at the Grid, Edward Keenan writes that the aesthetics, in a sense, are beside […]
This morning at 8:10 a.m., Mayor Rob Ford made a rare appearance on the FM side of the radio dial, speaking with Metro Morning‘s Matt Galloway about what has happened so far at council this week, and about Ford’s Summer of Scandal more broadly. In their discussion, Ford made a number of factual claims to […]
Toronto’s ombudsman, Fiona Crean, was scheduled to discuss her latest report with councillors today, in which she found that the mayor and his office compromised the public-appointments process in several ways. But as councillors were discussing the exact timing of that presentation, Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7, York West) rose to ask whether that report […]
Local feedback-drenched art-punk noise merchants METZ (yes, it’s always all-capped) have spent the last few years getting normally indifferent Toronto crowds to mosh with almost dangerous abandon. In the last 12 months they’ve also taken their show on tour across North America, winning both accolades and a contract with legendary Seattle alternative label Sub Pop. […]