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How to Vote in the 2015 Federal Election

The federal election takes place on Monday, October 19, and includes some new rules about voting requirements. To prepare you for this, Torontoist put together a guide for where to vote, how to prove eligibility, and how to choose which party’s policies might best suit your priorities.

Thank You, R.A. Dickey

“Ultimately the thing that helped me find some healing [was when] I learned that life was not about turning the page, or getting to the other side of something. It’s about holding what is broken about the world and holding what is joyful about the world, and being able to take a step forward with […]

Historicist: Hats off to Howley and his Hustling Horde

Between 1919 and 1925, the Baltimore Orioles dominated baseball’s International League. Thanks in no small part to the machinations of their determined manager, Jack Dunn, the Orioles won seven consecutive pennants, averaging 111 wins over seasons that featured anywhere between 150 and 166 games. Finally, in 1926, the Orioles were bested by the Toronto Maple […]

Will Toronto Lead or Follow on Ranked Ballots?

Last Thursday, City Councillor Justin Di Ciano (Ward 5, Etobicoke-Lakeshore) inadvertently delivered a boost to democratic reform efforts in Toronto and across Ontario. Just as the Province of Ontario was putting the final touches on important democratic reforms that have been in the works for years, Di Ciano put forward a motion asking the province […]

Vandalist: By the Train Tracks

BY: Everyone! LOCATION: Unknown PHOTO BY: Ahmed Syed FIELD NOTES: As I write this column I am on vacation halfway around the world. Usually, when arriving in a new city, I start at airports on the outskirts of my destination. One of my favourite things about traveling into urban centres from the landing points is […]

Extra, Extra: OK Blue Jays, A SmartTrack Promise, and the Birds’ Nest

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Just in time for the Blue Jays playoffs, it’s time for a look at the team’s campy, nostalgia-laden seventh-inning stretch song, “OK Blue Jays.” That’s what separate publications thought, as CBC offers an oral history of the […]

A Cityscape Remembered

Every year, Heritage Toronto recognizes outstanding contributions to the celebration and preservation of the city’s heritage in five categories that span media, architectural conservation, and community heritage. We at Torontoist are fond of the awards—and not only because our own David Wencer are up for recognitions in the Short Publication category. The awards recognize the […]

TVCITY: Violin Prophet

Torontoist presents TVCITY, presenting cinematic views of city life. Street violinist Ezra Azmon is the son of Holocaust survivors, and he was born on a kibbutz in Israel. Though he studied violin with the intent of becoming a concert soloist, his spirituality led him to play on the streets. You can see more TVCITY videos […]

A Very Deserving Team

Last Wednesday, which feels like a lifetime ago, I sat in the back of a cab on its way to the airport and watched, on my phone, the Toronto Blue Jays win the American League East. After hugging the driver, high-fiving strangers at the Air Canada check-in counter, and sharing festive congratulations in a normally […]