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Toronto’s Bike-Sharing Network Set to Double

Bike sharing is about to boom in Toronto: through a new supplier agreement, Bike Share Toronto will add 1,000 new bikes and 120 new bike stations to its operations, doubling the capacity of the current network. “This is all new,” says Marie Casista, vice president of real estate, marketing, and development for the Toronto Parking […]

Everything You Wanted to Know About Ranked Ballot Voting

Academics who study electoral systems largely agree that first past the post (FPTP) is among the least fair voting schemes around for multi-party races. Yet despite its faults—namely its failure to produce a government that reflects what voters ask for—it persists at all three levels of government in Canada. Last Monday, the Wynne government tabled […]

New Support Group Emerges as Reverend Brent Hawkes Returns to Court

As Toronto Reverend Brent Hawkes’s case returns to provincial court in Nova Scotia for charges of sexual assault, a group has stepped forward to raise funds and support the pastor. The Brent Hawkes Support Fund has launched to help Hawkes and his family cover legal fees for what the group considers a homophobic case. The […]

How Degrassi Kickstarted Drake’s Music Career

Drake Week celebrates all things Toronto and Drake in anticipation of the city hype man’s latest album, Views from the 6. Watching Rih sing on Anti Tour like…?????? had so much fun tonight A photo posted by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Mar 15, 2016 at 10:08pm PDT Many moons ago, before Drake was our city’s beloved […]

Televisualist: Donnie Wahlberg, Jenny McCarthy, and the Grim Abyss

Each week, Torontoist examines the upcoming TV listings and makes note of programs that are entertaining, informative, and of quality. Or, alternately, none of those. The result: Televisualist. They’re not saying anything in this photo because they’re silent. Because of the game. The game…of silence.

Historicist: “The Dream That is Canada’s Wonderland”

“Must we trade all that is good in our community for the artificial plastic world of profit-motivated developers?” Letter writer Elaine Ziemba’s complaint to the Star in early 1976 was far from the only one expressing fear about the impact a proposed amusement park would have on Maple. Divisions quickly emerged between proponents, who felt […]

How to Fall in Love with the 2016 Blue Jays

When I was asked to write a primer on falling in love with the 2016 Toronto Blue Jays, I realized I’d probably been given the easiest assignment ever. Not only is this team very easy to love, they haven’t changed all that much from last year (we miss you, Munenori Kawasaki). That means that if […]

Vandalist: Ripley’s Aquarium Sidewalk Art Leaves Us Feeling Crabby

BY: Probably Ripley’s Aquarium LOCATION: Bremner and York PHOTO BY: Jmaxtours FIELD NOTES: Pinch us, we’re dreaming! Could this be fun street art have been created by Ripley’s Aquarium? And could this have been painted without the permission of the city? Neither are confirmed, but both are possible. It’s interesting how a company can get […]

For Newcomers, the Library is About More Than Just Books

The sound of overlapping drum rhythms and nearly dissonant quarter-tone melodies fill the North York Central Library. A group of 50 or so newcomers sway to the music, clapping and singing along to the familiar Syrian folk songs, led by renowned Arabic musicians Maryem Tollar and Roula Said. For newcomers to Toronto, the library is […]

Goose Island Brewpub To Open in Toronto

While there have been rather strong whispers about it in the Toronto beer scene for a few weeks, renowned Chicago-based brewery Goose Island has confirmed today that Toronto will be the home of their new brewpub.

I Want Your Job: Toronto Wildlife Rescuer

As the mainstream narrative goes, firefighters rescue cats stuck in trees. But when a raccoon gets stuck on a roof, or a gaggle of geese can’t make it across the street, who do you call? Andrew Wight is the lead rescuer at the Toronto Wildlife Centre (TWC), the guy who saves the day when pesky […]