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“You Called Me A Whore”

Toronto does not take kindly to victim blaming. On January 24, 2011, Constable Michael Sanguinetti and a colleague, both of the Toronto Police Service, visited York University to speak at the Osgoode Hall Law School about safety on campus. During the presentation, Sanguinetti commented that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to […]

Jeuxly’s First-Time Women Game Creators Are In It to Win It

It was a warm evening in August and the room was packed at Bento Miso, a collaborative workspace for game and web developers nestled at the far west end of Richmond Street. There, the first-time female game designers involved in the Jeuxly (pronounced “July”) game development incubator were presenting their work.

Let the Internet Teach You How to Read TTC Signals

If you’ve ever wondered about all those coloured lights in Toronto’s subway tunnels, the video above might be worth a look. It’s a labour of love by T2P0 Films, a year-old local company with a website full of short films aimed squarely at the transit-nerd demographic. Driving a train looks really complicated, and we don’t […]

Honouring Jack

Compared with a year ago, Wednesday’s assembly at Nathan Phillips Square to mark the anniversary of Jack Layton’s passing seemed almost celebratory, as if the man had never left us. Taking the pulse of the crowd, it quickly became evident why.

Your Guide to the New New Port Lands Plan

EDITOR’S NOTE: September 4, 12:49 PM The agenda for the next meeting of the City’s Executive Committee has been released. As expected, the revised plan for the Port Lands will be considered at that meeting, on September 10. First, there was a plan for the Port Lands. It came after years of public consultation, detailed […]

The Factory Theatre Boycott (And Why I’m Joining It)

The past few weeks have seen a number of significant developments in the ongoing drama at Factory Theatre, whose board of directors continues to ignore calls for a reconciliation with ousted artistic director and founder Ken Gass, or alternatively demands that they resign en masse over the public relations fiasco that’s resulted. Since our interview […]

Craft Brewers Push Back on Corner Store Beer Sales

A recent push to legalize beer and wine sales at convenience stores across the province has received support from thousands of Ontarians, and also from Tim Hudak and the Progressive Conservative party. But local independent brewers say a move like that could hurt craft beer sales, and that the biggest producers would end up dominating […]

Mayor Rob Ford’s Middle Finger is About to Fetch a Hefty Price

That T-shirt with a picture of Mayor Rob Ford flipping the bird that we wrote about last week—the one Margaret Atwood signed and is auctioning off to raise money for an online venture she founded, called Fanado—has about an hour and a half left on eBay. At the time of this writing, the highest bid […]

Locally Made: The Art and Design of Bookhou

The name “Bookhou” sounds vaguely French. It’s not. Rather, Bookhou is a portmanteau of the last names of its founders, John Booth and Arounna Khounnoraj. The couple are partners in both work and life, and are the artist-designers who, save for a couple of guest ceramic pieces and terraniums from friends, make everything that is […]

A Happy Dream in High Park

A Midsummer Night’s Dream High Park Amphitheatre (1873 Bloor Street West) June 26 to September 2, Tuesdays to Sundays at 8 p.m. PWYC Summer living in Toronto means taking everything we love to do inside—brunching, drinking, watching movies, exercising—and shoving it outside. So it’s no surprise that Canadian Stage’s Shakespeare in High Park (renamed this […]