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3D Printing Is on Its Way to the Toronto Public Library

Coming in early 2014 to both the Reference Library and the new Fort York branch are digital learning and work spaces complete with Macs, video cameras (and green screens!), professional-grade software—and, of course, 3D scanners and printers, which can do some pretty amazing things. Although the printers aren’t up and running quite yet, they have […]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Property Taxes

At City Hall there is often very little agreement about property taxes, other than the fact that they are confusing. People will debate the merits of a 1.75 per cent or 2.5 per cent property tax increase for weeks and months, but if you stop and ask them to explain how property taxes actually work, […]

Queer As Fuck

Don’t be intimidated by the crass title. Queer As Fuck is simply a gathering of the funniest members of our LGBTQ+ community. Hosted by Catherine McCormick, this edition includes performances from storytellers Marco Bernardi and Brian Finch; character artists Danz Altvater and Candice Gregoris; comedy rap group Mullets and Mom Jeans; and sketch troupes Haus […]

Duly Quoted: Terri-Jean Bedford

“Is paying to get whipped by me, where no injury results, more violent or more abhorrent than being blindsided by a 300-pound lineman whose job it is to play football?” —Terri-Jean Bedford, Toronto dominatrix and an applicant in the court challenge that resulted in the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision to strike down prostitution […]

A Partisan Conspiracy

Like it or not, Ford Nation is the most powerful political movement to emerge in Toronto since the 1970s. And if you think it’s just some infantile personality cult destined to wither along with the electoral prospects of its frequently stupefied leader, Ford Nation has a surprise for you. Already, shadowy forces closely linked to […]

Player to Player: The Hamlet Edition

Think of it as a live Canadian version of the BBC’s Shakespeare Uncovered episode on Hamlet. Moderated by Martin Julien, the Hamlet Edition will involve three experienced actors talking about the challenges of playing the Bard’s most famous lead character for the Player to Player discussion series. Ted Dykstra, a founding member of Soulpepper Theatre […]

The Zoo’s Polar Bear Cub Has Taken His First Steps

Watch him go! A video posted to the Toronto Zoo’s Facebook page shows us how a young polar bear goes about finding his footing. This furry bundle of adorableness weighs about 4.4 kg—when he was born, he was a mere 700 grams. Born November 9, 2013, the little guy has been out of his incubator […]

The Cold Weather Once Again Forces Streetcars out of Service

It’s going to be another challenging commute for Torontonians. The TTC has announced that the bitterly cold weather is once again going to affect streetcar service during afternoon rush hour: issues with the aging vehicles and their response to extreme cold will result in a shortage of 35 streetcars (the TTC was down 61 streetcars […]

City Opens Warming Centre for Homeless Residents

In the midst of bone-chilling winter weather, the City has opened the rotunda at Metro Hall, a municipal building at 55 John Street, as a warming centre for Toronto’s homeless population. City staff are calling this a “pilot project” to supplement existing emergency shelters and drop-ins across Toronto. Pat Anderson of the City’s Shelter, Support […]

I Want Your Job: Sofi Papamarko, Matchmaker

I Want Your Job finds Torontonians who make a living doing exactly what they love to do, in any field, and for any salary, and asks them how they did it. Sofi Papamarko doesn’t look like your average yenta. The bubbly 33-year-old started off as a freelance writer, moved to an ad agency when she […]

Scene: The Weather Turns Ghostly on Lake Ontario

WHERE: Humber Bay Park West WHEN: Tuesday, January 7, 6–8:30 a.m. WHAT: When cold air travels over a warmer body of water, the warmer air above the water is cooled, producing a fog known as “sea smoke,” which can take the form of large columns. We’ve certainly been treated to some cold air, and Toronto’s […]