Mohammad Mahjoub, a Toronto man who has been detained for the past 12 years under a rare federal security certificate, is officially one step closer to freedom. In a judgment released on Monday, the Federal Court removed most of the conditions imposed on Mahjoub: he will no longer have to wear a GPS tracking device, […]
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Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema is going to be adding a second screen, says Hot Docs executive director Chris McDonald. It’ll go right behind the existing one, in some unused space apparently left over from the theatre’s vaudeville […]
How many downtown office workers followed the Sheffield chef’s advice and saved the advertisement? Perhaps they kept a copy in a safe corner of their desk, or stuck it in a visible location. How could a devoted clerk or number cruncher not appreciate the efficiency of a dining establishment devoted to maximizing its customer turnover?
From athletes to actors, there are lots of people (and groups of people) who will make waves in Toronto this year. Read on for a roundup of a few local up-and-comers we think are worth keeping an eye on in 2013.
Mayor Rob Ford was in court yet again on Monday, for another crack at defending himself against conflict of interest charges that could see him booted from office. The hearing was an appeal of a November decision by Superior Court Justice Charles Hackland. That decision found Ford to be in breach of the Municipal Conflict […]
So, Mayor Rob Ford has been booted out of office by a judge. It’s not an outcome many predicted, nor is it one even some of his political enemies would have wanted. He’s appealed that decision, and the results of that appeal will be announced on Friday, January 25. Here is the timeline of what […]
Each week, Now in Rep Cinema compiles the best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements. Stories We TellDIRECTED BY SARAH POLLEYThe Royal (608 College Street) Tuesday-Wednesday, 7 p.m. Thursday 9:30 p.m. YoungbloodDIRECTED BY PETER MARKLETIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) Friday, 9:00 p.m. CosmopolisDIRECTED […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Snowboarder Sebastien Toutant found a way to take advantage of the December 27 blizzard that covered Montreal with snow, as you can see in the video above. Is there anywhere in Toronto where a rider could attempt […]
Earlier this afternoon, the Toronto Police Service sent out one of its weirdest and most succinct press releases, at least in recent memory [PDF]. The headline is: “TPS response to SIU Director Ian Scott’s news release: ‘He is wrong.’” It’s a shot in what seems to be a bizarre turf war between TPS and one […]
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 […]