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Scarborough One-Stop Subway Reveals Mayor Tory’s Political Hubris

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:45:22 +0000

City Council gears up for yet another debate this week over the fate of the Scarborough subway extension.

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There’s an old story about a town where the local mill ended every day’s morning shift with a whistle blast exactly at noon. It was so reliable that everyone set their clocks and watches by the noon-hour whistle. By and by, a visitor asked the mill manager how they always managed to sound the whistle […]

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Seize a Second Chance to See Successful Shows

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:00:34 +0000

We round-up shows on stage returning due to popularity and critical acclaim.

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Plays, especially smaller indie shows, don’t often get a second life in Toronto. For various reasons, including grant funding and audience interest, many companies focus on creating new work, without considering if it might be a good idea to remount a past show. But things are changing, due in part to the success of Soulpepper, […]

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American Civil Rights Activist Shaun King on the Toronto District School Board’s Travel Ban

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:00:16 +0000

Citing uncertainty under Donald Trump, TDSB students won't be travelling to the U.S. for school trips.

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“The largest school district in all of Canada, for the City of Toronto, is now banning all student and staff trips to the United States. Are you hearing me? We are that country. World class cities are afraid to allow their loved ones step foot into our nation. It’s heartbreaking and infuriating, honestly.” —Shaun King, […]

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The Preventable Epidemic: How Harm Reduction Helps to Prevent Overdoses

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:56:48 +0000

"We’re starting to see people looking at drug use as a health issue as opposed to a criminal justice issue."

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In depth: Part two in a three-part series examining the opioid crisis in the city. Two months ago, Michelle Klaiman, an emergency and addiction medicine doctor at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, remembers treating a patient who injected himself, with what he had thought was heroin, five minutes before entering the emergency department. The man then collapsed […]

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People Are Really Happy to Hear the Musical Hamilton is (Finally) Coming to Toronto

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:30:40 +0000

But here's the bad news.

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You’ve probably already heard that Hamilton, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Toronto, finally answering the desperate pleas of local musical theatre fans. But, don’t get too excited. Mirvish Productions says a touring production of the 11-time Tony Award-winning show will be part of its 2019–20 subscription season. Two years is a long time. Here’s […]

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Historicist: “As Interesting as It Is Timely”

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:00:48 +0000

Young journalist William Lyon Mackenzie King describes the “foreigners who live in Toronto.”

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In the summer of 1897, William Lyon Mackenzie King returned to Toronto after having spent several months advancing his education in Chicago. At just 22 years old, the future prime minister had recently earned his third degree from the University of Toronto. Before pursuing a fourth degree at Harvard, King accepted a job at the […]

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Make Your Friday Night Funny With Triplespeak

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:00:55 +0000

An eclectic line-up of activists, writers, and musicians appearing as guest monologists for their new all star show.

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For its latest show, Triplespeak, Bad Dog Theatre is bringing things back to the basics. Director Alex Tindal is employing the classic Armando format, wherein guest speakers tell several short stories, which are used as the jumping off point for improvisors to create scenes from. Of course, what will make or break a show like […]

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Watch Life Lessons Brought To The Stage In Two Plays

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:30:25 +0000

Theatre that tackles questions of authenticity, morality, and connections.

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In two new plays, art imitates life—or, at least, builds on the playwrights’ experiences and observations in the education system (Trigonometry) and in the Montreal indie art scene (A City). In A City, conflicting memories associated with a departed friend tell a story of how his friends cope with his loss (in a word, poorly); […]

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Ezra Levant Attacks Torontoist Reporter

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:55:29 +0000

The Rebel Media founder spoke to a small handful of young conservative men at Ryerson University

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Rebel Media’s Ezra Levant opened his speech at Ryerson University on Wednesday with a direct and highly personal attack against me. Before the event even started, he told me I was an “anti-Semite, a self-hating Jew,” and “a piece of shit on the sidewalk. I wipe my shoes with you.” At the podium, Levant wasted no […]

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ISO: Info on Bunz? See The Doc For Free

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:30:08 +0000

Tonight's world premiere of ISO: Tall Cans, Tokens, and Compassion may have a (donated) red carpet, but admission will be free.

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The Bunz Trading Zone and its legion of Toronto devotees is the subject of ISO: Tall Cans, Tokens, and Compassion, a documentary on the popularity of the Facebook group and the cashless community that it has created, and the myriad problems that have cropped up, including law enforcement’s dim view of “house plant” trading, and […]

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High Park’s Celebrity Capybara Couple Welcome Three Baby Pups

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:59:30 +0000

Bonnie and Clyde are finally settling down.

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There are now three more capybaras in Toronto. As you’ll recall, the proud parents of triplets made international headlines last summer when they escaped from the High Park Zoo. The two capybaras escaped on the first day that they arrived at the zoo, after being brought in from a breeder in Texas. For weeks, there were capybara sightings all over […]

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Where Miss Sloane Was Filmed in Toronto

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:30:02 +0000

Toronto will be playing the role of (drum roll!) Washington, DC!

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Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny. Reel Toronto revels in digging up and displaying the films that attempt to mask, hide, or—in rare cases—proudly display our city. Of […]

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