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Duly Quoted: City CFO Robert Rossini on Money-Saving Mayors

“They both saved billions.” -The City’s chief financial officer, Robert Rossini, responding to a question about who saved more more—Mayor David Miller or Mayor Rob Ford. The City has released a new 15-page budget document intended to address the confusion and controversy surrounding Ford’s “billion-dollar savings” claim. (Rossini refers to this 15-page document as “the […]

Bidding Opens on Toronto’s Street Signs

The City of Toronto’s decommissioned street sign auction is now up and running. As of right now, you can visit the Platinum Liquidations Inc. website and browse through photos of street signs that have been retired after providing wayfinding service to our city. There are blue signs and white ones (and even a green one […]

Worn Fashion Journal‘s Secondhand Prom

Was your high-school prom a nightmare or a dream come true? Whether you’d like a do-over or want to relive the magic, WORN Fashion Journal can make it happen. To mark the launch of The WORN Archive—a collection of the mag’s best published content since its inception—it’s hosting a Secondhand Prom. Wear whatever prom-esque attire […]

Free Intro to Bellydance Workshop

We all know that Shakira’s hips don’t lie, but how exactly does she get them to move that way? Find out by taking a Free Intro to Bellydance Workshop at the Arabesque Academy. Founder and renowned dancer Yasmina Ramzy will take you through the fundamentals of bellydance and folklore performance. No experience is necessary: just […]

Scene: The Blessing of the Bikes

WHERE: Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre (427 Bloor Street West) WHEN: Sunday, April 27, noon–1 p.m. WHAT: The fifth annual Blessing of the Bikes, hosted by Trinity–St. Paul’s United Church. Each year, Trinity–St. Paul’s hosts this service to “celebrate another season of healthy human-powered transportation and to recognize cycling as a part of living ethic of sustainability.” […]

ProfTalks Lectures

How much new information can you cram into your brain in one day? If you’re up for a challenge, register for ProfTalks Lectures at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. There, a bounty of well-educated professionals will gather to lecture on everything from literature to economics to music to science. Speakers include Dr. Joe Schwarcz (McGill […]

Spring Awakening

Your green thumb has been suffocating inside your mitten all winter, but now it’s time to put it in some dirt! Get into the gardening gear with the Spring Awakening workshop hosted by the Toronto Public Library. Join Toronto Master Gardener Elizabeth Stewart for an overview of mulching, pruning, and transplanting for everything from veggie […]

Friday Night Live: Party of the Century

The Royal Ontario Museum is kicking off its 100th anniversary by relaunching its popular Friday Night Live series, with a Party of the Century, featuring musical performances by Buck 65, Maestro Fresh Wes, and Tanika Charles; a dozen different gourmet caterers, including City Gourmet and Randy’s Roti; and special gallery programming, like 15-minute tours of […]

Jane’s Walks 2014

The annual Jane’s Walks, held on the first weekend of May, now happen in over a hundred cities around the world, cultivating urbanist Jane Jacobs’s love for the appreciation of cities and the neighbourhoods within them. The project started here in Toronto, and there are over a hundred different walks you can take across the […]

Scene: The Gardiner Museum Blooms

WHERE: The Gardiner Museum (111 Queen’s Park) WHEN: Friday, April 25 WHAT: The “Spring Awakening: Gardiner in Bloom” exhibit, on now at the museum until April 27. The featured installations were created by six of Toronto’s leading floral designers, who took inspiration from the Gardiner’s permanent collection for large-scale works combining flowers and ceramics.

Historicist: Bombs on Spadina Road

In the 1960s two bombs, 14 months apart, exploded outside the Yugoslavian Consulate at 377 Spadina Road. Although nobody was seriously injured in either blast, significant chunks of the building were destroyed, and hundreds of windows in the surrounding homes were shattered. For several years, the corner of Spadina and Montclair attracted considerable attention from […]

SheDot Festival

If you’ve been looking to add more funny females to your life, your cup will overflow for three straight days thanks to the SheDot Festival. As you might guess, every performer identifies as a woman, and uses that perspective in their comedy. There will be everything from sketches to storytelling, stand-up to improv, with each […]