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Wile E. Ford’s Bike Lane

Bicycles are ubiquitous in any great city—and so is contemporary art. Artists Sean Martindale and Pascal Paquette get that. The two are currently collaborating on NOW, an installation project at the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Young Gallery. It includes an artist workspace, a visitor’s lounge with a comment board, and two time-lapse videos of the […]

Hot Docs 2012 Lineup Announced

Perpetually in the shadow of its flashier, fiction-friendly cousin, Hot Docs remains something of a hidden gem, despite its stature as North America’s largest documentary film festival. Certainly, though, whatever it might lack in TIFF’s style and star power, it more than compensates with the terrific substance of its programming. Hot Docs’ 2012 edition (April […]

Historicist: The World of William Findlay Maclean

The Toronto World once declared that “A newspaper editorially has no inherent personality of its own nor apart from that of the individuals who direct and control its policy. That is the basic element in journalism, though it is often forgotten or ignored by the public to whom it is of vital interest.” Readers of […]

How the Left Has Been Letting Rob Ford Win on Transit

Green: Full subway; 8 kilometers, 7 stations Requires additional $1.7–$2.7 billion in funding Purple: Full LRT; 13 kilometers, 25 stations Requires no additional funding Blue: Hybrid; 13 kilometers, 2 subway and 24 LRT stations (darker blue=subway, lighter blue = LRT) Requires additional $0.5-$0.8 billion in funding (Red: Current Sheppard subway and planned Scarborough RT —> […]

City Still Institutionally Incapable of Working With Food Trucks

A few weeks ago, a City licensing officer visited a pay-to-park lot near Queen and Church Streets and told Food Cabbie and the Caplansky’s Delimobile—two successful mobile food vendors that had been operating out of the lot on and off during business hours for months—that their presence there was against a City bylaw and that […]

A Queen Street Icon Finds Its Silver Lining

Years before Chapters Indigo wised up and decided to start stocking graphic novels up the wazoo, before movies based on comic books became a thing, and before the Internet made it possible to access every issue of every comic book ever made, there was an independent comic book store on Queen Street called Silver Snail. […]

Toronto’s East End May Be in for a G’Day

In an effort to revitalize Toronto’s East End, two local community organizations searched the world over for a solution and found what they were looking for very, very far away. Last week, the Danforth East Community Assocation (DECA) and the Gerrard Eastwood Community Organization (GECO) hosted Marcus Westbury, the founder of Renew Newcastle, who spoke […]

Spirited Away: The Films of Studio Ghibli

Beginning Saturday, March 10 and running until April 13, the TIFF Bell Lightbox will host a selection of films by landmark animation house Studio Ghibli, a production company widely regarded as the Disney of Japan. Indeed, Disney itself has established strong creative ties with the studio, and has handled international distribution for its titles since […]

Hyperbolic Crochet Makes Yarn Look Like the Sea Floor

The Los Angeles–based Institute for Figuring, which describes itself online as “an organization dedicated to the poetic and aesthetic dimensions of science, mathematics and the technical arts” (phew), launched its Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project in 2005 as a response to the mounting threat posed to marine habitats by global warming and oceanic trash. They […]

Extra, Extra: Flourishing French Schools, Transit Tension

Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Earlier today, we reported on last night’s transit town hall, co-hosted by Councillor Josh Matlow (Ward 22, St. Paul’s) and TTC Chair Karen Stintz (Ward 16, Eglinton-Lawrence). If you want to learn more about the Eglinton LRT […]

A Hot Time in the Old Town Hall Meeting Last Night

“This is going to be a heated meeting,” an audience member confided to us before last night’s transit town hall meeting began at the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre. That prediction was prompted by an angry woman at the opposite end of our row, who bemoaned the number of business bankruptcies tied to the construction […]

Meet a Toronto-Danforth Candidate: Andrew Keyes

The Toronto-Danforth by-election to replace Jack Layton happens on March 19. Here, Torontoist aims to tell you who’s running, and why. Andrew Keyes is the Conservative candidate running in next month’s Toronto-Danforth by-election; currently he is the president of an online advertising and web-design company called Armantus, Inc..

Getting Upfront with Empty Storefronts in Little India

Last Wednesday, a group of about 20 people got together to discuss the current state of things in and around Gerrard and Coxwell, an area commonly known as Little India that is home to a diverse and rapidly changing population. If you haven’t been there lately, this might be part of the reason: a significant […]

Don’t Fecking miss it

Beckett: Feck It! Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street) February 17–25, Tuesday to Saturday at 8 p.m., and Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. $22 to $49 One of the first lessons we all learned as a wee toddler was “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Well, the same must go for plays with immediately […]