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Duly Quoted: CBC Ombudsman Kirk LaPointe

“CBC News correctly felt it had no option to stand by the story in the absence of evidence first-hand in the form of a tape or authenticated transcript… In view of the fact the Toronto Police Service depends on budget deliberations headed by the mayor, and in view of the fact this year’s police budget […]

Rob Ford Is Invited to An Opera About Himself

One could argue that Rob Ford’s year as mayor has had moments so dramatic that they could be described as operatic, but until now nobody has actually tried turning Ford’s story into a musical stage production. (There has been a non-musical, which was part of last summer’s Fringe Festival.) Yeah, that’s right: until now. On […]

Lost Words

Ballenford Books. David Mirvish Books. Pages. This Ain’t The Rosedale Library. All established book stores that have closed within the past four years. With The Book Mark joining that list, Dragon Lady Comics shutting its physical store, and Glad Day Bookshop up for sale, it feels as if Toronto is experiencing a cycle of closures […]

Panoramaist: Dragon Lady Comics

Panoramaist is the Toronto shoe-gazer’s worst enemy. In the virtual panoramas, created by Tony Makepeace, you can look up, down, side to side, in, and out—pretty much every direction but back at yourself, which would be kind of creepy. Panoramaist is the Toronto shoe-gazer’s worst enemy. In the virtual panoramas, created by Tony Makepeace, you […]

The End is Nigh for Dragon Lady Comics

It’s a story we’ve heard too many times before, but that doesn’t make it any less troubling: after more than 30 years in business, Dragon Lady Comics will be closing its doors for the last time on February 1. According to manager Joe Kilmartin, a combination of factors led to the store’s demise, including a […]

Like Torontoist? Love Words? Come Join Us!

We are on the lookout for people to join our team! Applications close Wednesday, January 11, at 5 p.m. You already read us. You love Toronto. And you have a way with words. Clearly, you should become a contributor. We are on the hunt for a few new key people: a copy editor, to keep […]

Extra, Extra: Revisiting the Ex, Rebating Tuition, Reviewing the Grid

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Meet Festival Plaza, currently a gleam in the eye of the Exhibition Place Board of Governers. At a recent meeting they voted to develop a detailed plan for revitalizing part of Exhibition Place’s grounds. The idea is to […]

Extra, Extra: More Holiday Shopping, More Winter Cycling, More Open Data

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Would letting stores stay open for Christmas help ease overcrowding on days immediately before and afterward and avoid scenes like this 2010 Boxing Day madness at the Eaton Centre? The City of Toronto wants to know if you’d […]

Extra, Extra: Find a Meteor, and Give the Gift of Transit

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. What is your favourite place in Toronto? Ryerson student Adam Bischoff asked a bunch of residents that question, and captured their answers in the video above. “It was made as a project for the film production course at […]

What Do Torontonians Want From Their Waterfront?

It’s not every day that there’s a line up to get into a public consultation. But it’s not every day that there’s a consultation on such a contentious issue as the future development of a major chunk of Toronto’s waterfront. Hosted by Lura Consulting (listen, understand, relate, advance) and SWERHUN, the event was an introduction […]

What Is Toronto Public Library Thinking About Cutting Now?

Last month, the Toronto Public Library board rejected, in principle, the idea of reducing hours at branches in order to meet a 10 per cent budget-reduction target. And yet the same amount of money that would have been saved by that move—about $5.4 million—may still have to be cut before budget season is over. The […]

Queen’s Park Watch: Liberals Get Scolded On Electricity

Rookie Ontario Energy Minister Chris Bentley is probably he wishing he hadn’t picked up when Premier Dalton McGuinty called to offer him the job back in October. This week both the Ontario auditor-general and the environmental commissioner scolded the Liberal government for their mediocre performance in keeping Ontario clean, lit, and solvent. In volume two […]

Extra, Extra: Astral and Loblaws, Menaces to the Street

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. As if the new Astal Media info pillars weren’t bad enough: they are taking out bikes now, too. Not just bike parking—ring-and-posts have been removed at some locations to make room for the pillars—but actual bikes. Behold the […]

Barter a Better Bargain Next Buy Nothing Day

Toronto is home to a host of swapping, bartering, and sharing communities. Swapsity is one of them, and for this year’s Buy Nothing Day on November 25, they put their own twist on the occasion, calling it Buy Nothing, Swap Something Day. Swapsity is an online swapping community dedicated to helping Canadians build a more […]