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Learn About Intersex Activism Overseas

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:30:07 +0000

Live interview with an international human rights activist from Uganda.

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SIPD Uganda is a world-renowned organization focused on improving conditions for intersex people—those with atypical sexual development—in Africa, where many countries criminalize rather than respect queer and non-binary gender rights. SIPD’s Executive Director will be interviewed by Torontoist‘s Managing Editor Andrea Houston at Friday’s In Conversation With: Julius Kaggwa, being held at Glad Day Bookshop. […]

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Toronto’s Beach Transformed Into Winter Art Gallery

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:15:04 +0000

Eight installations by international artists at annual public art event.

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INSTALLATION: Winter Stations DATE: February 20 to March 27 BY: Various participating artists Southern California had its own imaginary sea dragon-shaped lifeguard station. Miami is known for its coloured Art Deco beach towers. Not to be outdone, Toronto’s beaches are hosting a temporary collection of whimsical lifeguard stands that pull inspiration from its surroundings and […]

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Learn About Bloor Bike Lanes’ Past, Present, & Future

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:15:05 +0000

Panel discussion looking at the success of the pilot project.

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Part of Toronto For Everyone’s An Honest Farewell programming (which we wrote about yesterday), The History and Future of Bike Lanes On Bloor is a panel discussion looking at the success of the pilot project (which Torontoist readers selected as their Superhero story of 2016), and the long (very long) campaign to get the lanes […]

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“Diversity Was Very New to Me”: Why I Came to Toronto from Russia

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:15:10 +0000

Immigrants of Toronto is a new weekly feature spotlighting the stories of immigrants, refugees, and newcomers.

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I was born in Moscow in 1994 and moved to Canada in 2006. When I was a child, Russia was struggling economically, and my dad, an adventure lover, wanted a change. He left Moscow when I was five, and lived all over the place in Toronto, trying to figure out a decent spot to move […]

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Protesting the Criminalization of HIV

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:45:29 +0000

Lives are being destroyed because the laws have not caught up to science.

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A couple dozen demonstrators gathered outside the office of the Ministry of the Attorney General on Wednesday to protest the continued criminalization of HIV-positive people in Ontario. Protesters are demanding an end to the stigmatization of positive status, as well as the ongoing inaction on the part of all levels of government to develop prosecutorial guidelines for legal […]

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In Conversation with Robyn Doolittle: the Reporter Behind the Globe’s Unfounded Investigation

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:30:37 +0000

The reporter who investigated Rob Ford turns her attention to sexual assault cases.

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Within a week of releasing their investigation, the Globe and Mail started a national conversation about the term “unfounded” and the flaws in handling sexual assault cases by police. In a 20-month investigation led by investigative reporter Robyn Doolittle, the Globe revealed that police close about one in five sexual assault cases as “unfounded,” meaning that […]

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Give an Honest Farewell to a Toronto Landmark

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:45:15 +0000

The Centre for Social Innovation also launches its Toronto for Everyone campaign.

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The time is at hand to say goodbye to Honest Ed’s. Beloved by many (and derided by some), the landmark discount store is days away from the start of demolition. But before that happens, the Centre for Social Innovation has plans to cram as many Torontonians as possible into the space over four days, as part of An […]

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Toronto Activists Demand Action On Overdose Crisis

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:45:48 +0000

"One person dies every 13 hours here in Ontario."

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Drug users and their allies marched through Toronto February 21 demanding immediate action from all levels of government to stop more preventable overdose deaths. The protest was part of the National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis—They Talk, We Die. Similar actions were in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Montreal, Halifax, Nanaimo, and Ottawa. In Toronto, about 200 […]

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Get To Know Stan Douglas, Visual Renaissance Man

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:45:10 +0000

One of Canada's top photographers speaking at OCAD tomorrow for one night only.

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Winner of the 2016 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography, Stan Douglas, is now in the top echelon of Canadian photographers; a mixed media visual artist whose solo exhibitions draw crowds worldwide, and who’s worked in mediums like film and theatre, too—most notably in Toronto recently with the live action Helen Lawrence. The artist will be […]

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Front Page Challenge: Toronto’s Papers Get Caught Recycling

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:20:06 +0000

Metro is emerging as the wokest paper in town.

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In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. Toronto’s five daily newspapers continue to hone and develop their editorial identities this morning, in another hard-fought contest to win this week’s competition. But this column’s jury has noticed two examples of stylistic clichés this week amongst the competitors that cannot […]

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Immerse Yourself in Blood and Lust in the New World

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:40:40 +0000

Genevieve Adam's play Deceitful Above All Things won an Emerging Artist award when it debuted at SummerWorks in 2015.

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Inspired by her experience of having to chop wood in a blizzard-induced blackout, actor and playwright Genevieve Adam won an Emerging Artist Award for Deceitful Above All Things when it debuted at the 2015 SummerWorks Performance Festival. It’s being remounted by The Storefront Theatre—the first of their “re-homed” season shows after their sudden eviction in […]

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Photoist: Drag Queens Read to Children at Glad Day

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:55:30 +0000

Glad Day Bookshop on Church Street celebrates Family Day.

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Toronto drag performers Fay Slift and Fluffy Souffle read to children at Glad Day Bookshop’s Family Day event on February 20, which hosted a full house of queer families. Glad Day Bookshop is the world’s oldest LGBTQ bookstore.

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