“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 […]
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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..
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 […]
Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Toronto is, finally, supposed to get a proper snowstorm tonight. Anticipating the worst, Bixi has announced that they are temporarily closing the entire bike share network, as of 6 a.m. Friday. They’ll start up again “as soon […]
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 […]
The internet is to Social Media Week Toronto what beer is to Homer Simpson: “The cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.” At last week’s series of over 100 workshops, lectures, interactive art installations, and even a game of hoops, that sense of dichotomy was the feeling among entrepreneurs jazzed about their new […]
On February 9, the online hub of Toronto’s handmade community announced it would be shuttering its site at the end of the month. Run by Jen Anisef, Toronto Craft Alert has been an online bulletin board of sorts for craft events, workshops, and exhibitions since 2006. Anisef also helped to co-found the city’s annual City […]
At a special meeting this morning, city council ratified a new collective agreement with the City’s outdoor workers, in what some councillors are describing as a victory for Mayor Rob Ford.
From the moment event emcee Dallas Goldtooth bursted on stage, it was clear that last week’s Indigenous Writers’ Gathering Gala Reading Night (held at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto for three hours on Friday evening) would not be the stuffy literary gathering one might typically experience in downtown Toronto. Goldtooth is best known for […]
Toronto’s Michael Balazo has been in Halifax since November 2011, working as a writer on CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Since he left town, he’d stopped posting on his satirical blog, Toronto Sun Cover Reviews, where for years he’d been writing select reviews of the covers of, in his words, “Canada’s most reactionary/hysterical newspaper.” […]
Today’s meeting of the Toronto and East York Community Council is going to launch a process that will determine whether the Paradise Theatre building, located near the intersection of Bloor Street West and Dovercourt, will be granted heritage designation under the Ontario Heritage Act [PDF]. That process follows a now-rescinded application by the theatre’s new, […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Oh, NOW Magazine. Your decision to run a photoshopped image of Rob Ford holding a gun to his head in this week’s issue is the desperate act of an alt-weekly trying to recapture a type of edginess it […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Still fighting with your friends over whether Madonna rocked it during the Super Bowl on Sunday? Get a second chance to see how she’s doing these days: she’s going on a world tour, and will be in Toronto […]
Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. The Municipal Licensing and Standards Division has been handing out tickets for postering, it turns out—not to the people who put them up (because they can’t be sure who that is), but to the owners of the […]
Given the whiff of union-bashing in the air as municipal labour strife looms, it’s hard to imagine a headline such as the one employed here by clothier Philip Jamieson being created by a similar business these days. While today’s vintage ad appeared in a publication dedicated to covering the union movement, it does suggest that […]
Cruel and Tender Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front Street East) January 21–February 18, 2012 Monday–Saturday 8 p.m.; Wednesdays 1:30 p.m.; Saturdays 2 p.m. $20–$99 These days, Greek is chic. At least, it is in the theatres of Toronto. At SummerWorks last year, we had two different takes on the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, as well […]