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Auditors Say Rob Ford Broke Election Finance Law During the 2010 Mayoral Campaign

Rob Ford’s 2010 mayoral campaign broke election finance law, according to a long-awaited auditor’s report. The report, by Froese Forensic Partners, was made public on the City’s website earlier this afternoon. It alleges that the Mayor exceeded his legally mandated campaign spending limit by $40,168. (The spending limit was $1,305,066.65.) The report also presents evidence […]

Alleged Terror Detainee Cuts His Way To Freedom

This morning, a jubilant Mohammad Mahjoub put his left foot on a flowerbed outside the federal court building at 180 Queen Street West, took a pair of scissors, and cut off the GPS anklet he has worn for over five years. Mahjoub has been detained as an alleged terrorist for over 12 years without charges. […]

Now on Screen: West of Memphis, The Last White Knight, Zero Dark Thirty

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. Click on any film title for our review.     WEST OF MEMPHISDIRECTED BY AMY BERG Showtimes     THE LAST WHITE KNIGHTDIRECTED BY PAUL SALTZMAN Showtimes     ZERO DARK […]

The Revised Fort York Bridge Goes to Public Consultation

Thursday night in the gymnasium of Niagara Street Junior Public School, residents gathered for a public consultation meeting on the long-awaited, long-delayed Fort York pedestrian bridge. The bridge was originally planned as an S-curve shape, spanning the Kitchener and Lakeshore GO lines from the Stanley Park extension in the north to Garrison Common in the […]

Despite a Brush With Insolvency, Toronto Botanical Garden is Fine For Another Year

In October, things were looking pretty bleak for the Toronto Botanical Garden. Its executive director, Aldona Satterthwaite, was telling anyone who would listen (city councillors, us) that the facility, located at Lawrence Avenue and Leslie Street, was in danger of going out of business because of insufficient funding from the City. The garden’s senior staff […]

Public Works: Regulating Brothels

In 2010, an Ontario Superior Court judge struck down laws forbidding people to run bawdy houses, live off the avails of prostitution, and communicate for the purposes of prostitution. The key elements of the ruling were upheld by an appeals court in March of last year, and are now awaiting a Supreme Court review. Until […]

Extra, Extra: Fancy Casinos, Delicious Maps, and Fixed Prices

Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Oxford Properties, one of several big developers salivating at the notion of building a casino in downtown Toronto, has released some new renderings [PDF, and also pictured above] of what its proposed Front Street gambling resort would […]

Are You Feeling Congested? Tell the City of Toronto How to Improve Your Commute

Toronto does not have a good track record when it comes to building new transit. We have been presented with more maps, brightly coloured lines optimistically stretching in all directions, than we can count. We have started projects, dug holes, and then filled them in again. We have signed agreements, ripped them up, and then […]

Quality Hip Hop at an Affordable Price

The $5 Rap Show: Third Anniversary Party Featuring More or Les, Wordburglar, Ghettosocks, Fresh Kils, and Jesse Dangerously Rancho Relaxo (300 College Street) Friday, February 1, 9:00 p.m. $5 A few years ago, rappers Les “More or Les” Seaforth and Sean “Wordburglar” Jordan, along with Hand’Solo Records owner and hip-hop journalist Thomas Quinlan, decided to […]

Poll Position: Reacting to New Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne

If a provincial election were held today, which party would you vote for? Progressive Conservative: 23% Liberal: 24% NDP: 20% Green: 7% Other: 2% Undecided: 14% Refused to answer/would not vote: 11% Which of the following leaders would make the best Premier of Ontario? Tim Hudak: 18% Kathleen Wynne: 24% Andrea Horwath: 13% Other: 1% […]

Bad Religion Celebrates True North

In preparation for an upcoming tour and to mark the release of the band’s 16th studio album, True North, punk-rock innovator Bad Religion played an atypically intimate show at the Horseshoe on Sunday night. While the album’s title track is about finding one’s inner compass rather than, say, how great Canada is, the crowd of […]

Karen Stintz Reviewing TTC Newsstand Deal

Since the last meeting of the TTC board a storm has been brewing over a $50 million contract with Tobmar Investments, which operates the newsstands, lottery booths, and coffee shops located in the transit system under the brand name Gateway Newsstands. That contract was agreed upon without entertaining bids from potential competitors, and many—especially Mayor […]

Sound Advice: The Popcorn Tape by Raz Fresco and ChillxWill

Just a few months shy of his 18th birthday, local MC and producer Raz Fresco is already emerging as one of the rising young talents in the local hip-hop scene. As a rapper, he’s opened for acts like Method Man. As a producer, he’s provided beats for MCs like Mac Miller, Tyga, and Sir Michael […]

Duly Quoted: David Crombie, John Sewell, and Art Eggleton

“Governments shouldn’t be expanding gambling opportunities as a means of balancing their budgets. A commercial casino operation is not in Toronto’s best interest.” —Three former mayors of Toronto in a letter to current mayor Rob Ford, opposing a new casino in the city. (The letter was provided to the Star first but they didn’t reprint […]

Reel Toronto: Cosmopolis

Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny. Reel Toronto revels in digging up and displaying the films that attempt to mask, hide, or—in rare cases—proudly display our city. David […]