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Rob Ford in Palliative Care, Confirms Office Staff

Councillor Rob Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) is in palliative care as he continues his battle with cancer, his office confirmed today. According to the Toronto Star, Ford’s family remains by his side in hospital, where he is sedated to cope with pain. Palliative, or end-of-life, care offers patients with life-threatening illnesses a comfortable environment […]

Three Conversations at Toronto ComiCon

At Toronto ComiCon, you could buy a stuffed Minion dressed as Batman, Superman, or the Flash. I know this because I held a Minion Superman in my hand. Earlier in the day, I walked past a booth that was selling a laminated art print of a Minion dressed as a Star Wars stormtrooper and a […]

Field Notes: ThumbLeague Echoes Maple Leaf Gardens of Old

On Sunday evening, NHL action returned to the former Maple Leaf Gardens—sort of. No ticket scalpers stand outside the historic arena that now houses a Loblaws grocery store and Ryerson University’s Mattamy Athletic Centre. Masses of bejerseyed fans aren’t filing into the hulking art deco building at Carlton and Church either. But inside Eggy’s Summit, […]

Televisualist: Lousy Smarch Madness

Each week, Torontoist examines the upcoming TV listings and makes note of programs that are entertaining, informative, and of quality. Or, alternately, none of those. The result: Televisualist.

Spotted: Black Lives Matter Toronto’s Tent City

To protest the continued erasure of black people in Toronto, @BLM_TO is camping out at Nathan Phillips Square. pic.twitter.com/k9dshkNAQS — Desmond Cole (@DesmondCole) March 21, 2016 WHAT: Black Lives Matter Toronto pitched a tent city, set to remain all night at Nathan Phillips Square, in protest against anti-Black racism in Toronto. The protest comes on […]

Historicist: Ross Whicher’s Porn Kerfuffle

First-term MPP Ross Whicher hated seeing pornography on the shelves of Toronto convenience stores. The Liberal member of provincial parliament for Bruce would often find magazines such as Kuties Kontinental, Line and Form, Lovlies, and Rogue on magazine racks of cigar stores and newsstands—an apparent violation of the country’s obscenity laws. March 18, 1959, was […]

James Gangl and Sex T-Rex Surprise On Stage

Watch Out Wildcat! Yer Dealin’ with The Devil / Swordplay: A Play of Swords Storefront Theatre (955 Bloor Street West) March 11 – March 27 Wednesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m. / 9 p.m., March 13 & 20, 2 p.m. $20 per show / $30 double bill / Wednesday PWYC / In Search of Cruise Control […]

Vandalist: Cut It Out!

BY: Unknown LOCATION: Somewhere along Ossington PHOTO BY: James Anok FIELD NOTES: Once again street art rewards the observant eye. There’s something beautiful and sad about seeing such intricate little pieces that are purposefully temporary. We’re grateful they were documented before being swept away by time, weather or maintenance people. Until that inevitably happens these […]

Extra, Extra: 300-Metre Slip-and-Slide, A New Streetcar Route, and The First Physician-Assisted Death in Toronto

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Slide the City is setting up a 300-metre slip-and-slide in Toronto this summer, which organizers promise has “got more cushion than your grandpa’s orthopedic sneakers.” The travelling water party event attracted hundreds of Torontonians to Downsview Park […]

Now and Then: Ireland Park

Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. It’s not a park you’re likely to happen across by accident, but if you have some time this St. Patrick’s Day, wander over to Ireland Park by the Lakeshore and learn about Irish history. But, the story at Ireland Park isn’t a cheerful […]

Why Toronto Shouldn’t Win Hockeyville

Let's get Flemingdon Park into Top 2 of @hockeyville. Vote here: https://t.co/4JcmIJL5lo #KHV_angelajamesarena. pic.twitter.com/6DZlDGUed8 — John Tory (@JohnTory) March 14, 2016 On the surface, you wouldn’t think there’d be much in common between Flemingdon Park and Dundas, Ontario, or Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador. Aside from their population–they’re all in the 22,000–25,000 range–there’s very […]