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Extra, Extra: Adults-Only Zoo, Wandering God

Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Ashley Madison is a dating site aimed specifically at people who are already in relationships: a website which measures success in whether they get you to cheat. And you know what goes great with adultery? Petting zoos! […]

Maisonneuve Celebrates Ten Years in Print

Maisonneuve, the Montreal-based quarterly magazine, is a general-interest publication, which makes it hard to describe without comparing it to other mags. It’s a cooler Walrus, a Vice without nude photo spreads and written to a higher level of reading comprehension, or even a Harper’s, except Canadian and for younger people—and relatively small. But no matter […]

Extra, Extra: Rollercoaster Screams, Show Choir Dreams

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. When Canada’s Wonderland reopens this May, the park will be debuting a new roller coaster, Leviathan, which press materials say will be one of the biggest and tallest in the world, at 306 feet. Embedded above is a […]

Rob Ford’s “Woman Problem” Not His Alone

“Does Rob Ford have a woman problem?” asked the Globe and Mail recently. A bold question, but the problem of female representation in politics reaches far beyond the mayor. In Toronto, 15 of the 44 councillors—or 34 per cent—are women, and while that sounds bad, it’s a heck of a lot better than the paltry […]

Race Is a Laughing Matter in Clybourne Park

Clybourne Park Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street) April 2–28 Monday–Saturday 8 p.m., plus Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m. PWYC–$49 The purchasing and selling of real estate is much more than a financial investment—it’s a statement about one’s emotional maturity, interests, taste, and identity. It’s a commitment not only to a […]

Extra, Extra: Protesting Llama, Loud-Mouth Birds

Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. The internet, as we all know, exists in no small part to facilitate the distribution of cute animals things. Hoping to use this to their advantage is an unknown supporter of the High Park Zoo—slated for closure […]

The AGO joins the Google Art Project

The Art Gallery of Ontario has become the first Canadian museum to be added to the Google Art Project, which is a kind of online gallery that allows visitors to view and zoom-in on high-resolution images of art objects. The AGO’s involvement in the project was announced earlier today. You can check out items from […]

Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Billboard Tax

Public space activists are claiming a big victory today: the Ontario Court of Appeal has just upheld the validity of the City’s billboard tax, created in 2009 and challenged by the outdoor advertising industry.

A Walking Tour of Toronto

Toronto’s Board of Health meets today, and on their agenda is a new major study which examines the question of walkability—how conducive our neighbourhoods are to pedestrian activity—and the relationship between walkability and health. Unsurprisingly, the study (available online [PDF]) found that walkable neighbourhoods are healthier neighbourhoods. Also unsurprisingly, it found that there is a […]

(H)our Earth Anthem

Rodgers-Hammerstein. Lennon-McCartney. Jagger-Richards. The World Wildlife Foundation is hoping that they can soon add to this list of great songwriting tandems the duo of Huang-Facebook.

Silence Talks

Toronto Silent Film Festival Various cinemas March 29–April 3 Festival pass $65-$100, Individual tickets $10-$20 In light of the third annual Toronto Silent Film Festival, which opens tonight, we ask: what do silent films have to say to contemporary audiences? According to silent film blogger Chris Edwards, the answer is “plenty.”

The Great Torontoist Pun Hunt: One of a Kind Spring Show Edition

One of a King Spring Show & Sale Direct Energy Centre (100 Princes’ Boulevard) March 28 to April 1, Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $12 online/$14 at the door, $7 students/seniors Did you think we were finished scouring the city for its most pun-derful […]

Extra, Extra: Watercolour Toronto, Wi-Fi’d Classroom

Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Behold a map of Toronto, rendered in watercolour effects. It comes courtesy of Stamen, a San Francisco–based firm that specializes in data visualization, and makes pretty maps just for fun.

Jonathan Goldsbie’s Enchanted 501 Streetcar Ride

At the Neville Park Loop, which is the eastern end of the 501 Queen streetcar line, a group of people huddled in a transit shelter on Tuesday evening, away from the wind. Several streetcars stopped momentarily, their drivers expecting everyone to charge the doors, but no one did. The group was waiting for a particular […]