Last Build Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:06:56 +0000
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:06:56 +0000
Hockey Ryerson Rink by Ryan. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:55:40 +0000
Kevin O'Leary Tower, anyone?
Relief Line is your not-so-serious look at the city we love. After five years of financial difficulties, it was recently announced that Toronto’s very own Trump Tower is up for sale. The future of the building is unclear, but rumours are that new ownership will likely make some changes, including ditching the name. Apparently very […]
The post All the Things Toronto Could (and Should) Do With Trump Tower appeared first on Torontoist.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:20:42 +0000
With bonus Peter Zezel content.
Youngblood is no classic, but for whatever series of reasons, this 1986 hockey movie has kind of stood the test of time as something of a cult film. Yes, even though it’s (spoiler alert!) a hockey movie that ends both with a time-expired penalty shot in a tie game and a character-building post-game, mano-a-mano brawl. […]
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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:20:54 +0000
Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. It was lonely being a boating enthusiast in early 19th century Toronto. Lake Ontario is on our doorstep, but a yacht fan would have nowhere to turn for companionship. That is, until 1852—when the Toronto Boat Club was started. Two years later, it […]
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:19:09 +0000
Climate change is already well underway, but with some smart choices Toronto can mitigate the impact.
The post Why Toronto Should Become More Climate Change Resilient appeared first on Torontoist.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:00:18 +0000
Purple and Green
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:15:33 +0000
Rex Murphy uses lots of multi-syllabic words. But it doesn't mean the arguments make sense.
Rex Murphy is one of the modern Great Old Men of Canadian journalism, which is all the evidence one really needs to realize most Canadian journalism is bad. There simply is not a journalism industry worth a damn that would continue to employ Rex Murphy given his rampant shilling for the Canadian oil industry—setting aside […]
The post Rex Murphy Doesn’t Understand Transit Planning, or Economics, or Why We All Must Die One Day appeared first on Torontoist.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:47:59 +0000
The mayor sees a role for police participation in Pride and calls for conciliation.
“I am hopeful that people of goodwill can find a way to resolve [police participation in Pride] and to ensure that we can continue to build those vitally important bridges.” —In a statement released to the media, John Tory expresses his desire that Toronto Police continue to march in the Pride Parade. Black Lives Matter […]
The post Duly Quoted: John Tory, on Police Participation in Pride appeared first on Torontoist.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:30:46 +0000
At 61 per cent, Toronto shows the third-highest support for safe injection sites in the country.
“Do you approve or disapprove of a safe injection site being opened and operated in Toronto?” Approve: 61% Disapprove: 28% Other/Don’t Know: 11% Poll taken: January 3–4, 2017 Sample size: 603 Margin of Error: ±3.99%, 19 times out of 20 Methodology: Interactive voice response telephone survey Conducted by: Mainstreet Technologies NOTES: City Council approved three safe […]
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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:30:25 +0000
It's not perfect, but here's to looking at the glass half full.
I was angry and frustrated with the TTC this past week. Several times. Sometimes, I find the weaknesses in the system, which are overwhelmingly due to insufficient funding, get me down. It’s easy to get worn thin by the slog of a commute. And it’s easy to get worn thinner by the poor decisions the […]
The post Reasons to Look Forward to York University’s New Subway appeared first on Torontoist.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:00:20 +0000
The venerable publication gets its facts wrong, and makes for a dangerous drinking game.
Consider the following possible exam question: you and your classmates are each provided with a copy of an article published last week by the internationally respected news magazine the Economist. The subject concerns the city of Toronto and its challenges in the area of transit policy. Take into account the size and weight of each […]
The post The Economist Really Doesn’t Understand Toronto Transit appeared first on Torontoist.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:00:08 +0000
Allenby by Dominic Bugatto. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.