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Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Where do Toronto street signs go when they die? And when will you be able to buy some to hang in your living room or man cave? BlogTO has answers.
While most think of pop music as being sleek, catchy, simple, and geared to as broad an audience as possible, many artists are successfully challenging that belief. More and more pop performers are pushing the genre to its limits. It’s this spirit of exploration that forms the basis of Pop Avant, a performance series curated […]
A new dinosaur species is now on display at the Royal Ontario Museum, and researchers say it’s shedding light on the origins of all small dinosaurs. The new specimen, believed to have lived in southern Alberta, was discovered on an expedition led by David Evans, the ROM’s curator of vertebrate paleontology, and Michael Ryan of […]
Walkability matters. Between pollution, congestion, and the high cost of maintaining and driving a car, being able to get from A to B bipedally is becoming a big selling point for neighbourhoods, and even whole cities. The basic requirement for walkability is simple: keep stuff close together. But the human mind is a strange thing, […]
Skip the rush hour crush and take in some culture (and complimentary pre-show hors d’ouevres) with the last performance in the TSO Afterworks Series. Under the direction of conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, pianist Kirill Gerstein will perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
Eight writers go head-to-head in a literary battle for charity in this month’s edition of WRITE CLUB. How does it work? Two contestants and their story ideas will be pit against each other in a series of four, seven-minute-long rounds. Proceeds from the door will be awarded to charities of the winners’ choice. Feats of […]
Our city may be filling up with cookie-cutter condos, but there are still plenty of interesting heritage buildings to be found. Join ROMwalks as they explore Cabbagetown, a colourful community full of homes that date back to the 1850s.
Toronto City Council was supposed to debate the issue of transit “revenue tools” on Wednesday, so that it could advise Queen’s Park which are acceptable in Toronto’s eyes—or at least which are the least unacceptable, given that nobody likes new taxes. The debate, which continues today, descended into complete chaos of “let’s make a deal” […]
Leafing through the history of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is like listening to a broken record. Every few years the groove locks on yet another proposal to expand the Island airport’s facilities. Until the arrival of Robert Deluce and Porter Airlines, most of these visions failed to take flight. Even ideas that became reality […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. City council gave its approval today, so it’s official: Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads, a sculpture (pictured above) by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, will be coming to the reflecting pool in Nathan Phillips Square. The heads are […]
Some key websites and documents: The City Manager’s major report on transit funding (PDF) The Big Move, Metrolinx’s plan for building transit in the region The Downtown Relief Line, Toronto’s next transit priority Feeling Congested, the chief planner’s public consultation on transit
We’ve known since last summer that the TTC is getting ready to introduce a fleet of 153 articulated buses to routes all around the city. Now we’ve got a picture of one of the new, 60-foot-long vehicles all done up in TTC livery and out on the pavement.
The truth behind the tales people tell about Toronto. In 1964, when Raymond Moriyama received the commission to design what was then known as the Centennial Museum of Science and Technology, the young architect told the Star, “I think it’s important to give every building the personal touch.” When it came to the first big […]
Promote the art of poetry recitation, while supporting young talent at the Poetry in Voice National Finals. The competition will see 39 high school students from all over Canada meet in Toronto for an evening of both contemporary and classic poetry, in both English and French.
How often do you stop and take a good look at the buildings on the streets you walk every day? Do you know the history of your own neighbourhood? Get better acquainted with Toronto on guided ROM Walks, with this edition focusing on the ROM and its Neighbours. Learn about the Bloor and Queen’s Park […]