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The Birth of a Nation
Nate Parker’s slave uprising chronicle The Birth of a Nation, set in a pre-Civil War Virginia and starring writer/director/actor Parker as a...
Jul 26, 2016 | Add Comment | OurWindsor.Ca

Star-studded Magnificent Seven remake to open TIFF 2016

Racially charged dramas of love and rebellion — including Sundance hit The Birth of a Nation — are...

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Columns | Jul 21, 2016

BUT SERIOUSLY: Talk is cheap when it comes to hockey in July

Act 1, Scene 1. Somewhere in Toronto. Two rink rats, Hank and Derek, aka Moose and Scooter, are in deep reflection on a...

Beach Mirror | by Jamie Wayne
News | Jul 21, 2016
David Nickle: THE CITY

THE CITY: Toronto city councillors leave behind subways and spending for a short summer reprieve

A quiet has descended on Toronto City Hall, in the wake of last week’s marathon July council meeting. It seems almost...

City Centre Mirror
News | Jul 20, 2016

TOinTransit: Air conditioned Toronto Rocket trains make appearance on TTC’s Line 2

Faced with frustrated and sweltering transit riders due to a lack of air conditioning on its subway trains, the TTC has...

City Centre Mirror
News | Jul 14, 2016

EDGES OF TORONTO: City can decide to make life harder or easier for expanding families

It’s driveway-paving season, and in Scarborough or North York, people who pave their driveway are asking to be hit. I’m...

North York Mirror
News | Jul 14, 2016

BUT SERIOUSLY: Blue Jays fever being taken one column at a time

The Toronto Blue Jays, on a roll having won eight out of the last nine heading into the All-Star break, sit in a playoff...

North York Mirror | by Jamie Wayne
News | Jul 12, 2016

TOinTransit: Getting Presto in the hands of patrons discussed at TTC board meeting

The TTC is developing a smartphone app to report harassment. CEO Andy Byford said the new app will make it possible to...

City Centre Mirror
Jul 07, 2016

BUT SERIOUSLY: Put the air conditioner talk on ice

With the weather heating up by the second, not surprisingly, so too is the talk about air conditioners. Wherever you go,...

North York Mirror | Add Comment | by Jamie Wayne
Jul 05, 2016

THE CITY: Black Lives Matter disruption of Pride Toronto parade exactly what you’d expect

It’s hard to know what to make of the Black Lives Matter – Toronto / Pride Toronto dust-up over the holiday weekend....

Scarborough Mirror | Add Comment
Jul 05, 2016

TOinTransit: TTC holding public consultations for Wheel-Trans service

The TTC will hold public consultations for Wheel-Trans use starting this week. Intended to update the public on changes...

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Jun 30, 2016

BUT SERIOUSLY: A Canada Day celebration checklist

If you’re going to an event in cottage country, no doubt you are aware that every critical turn you have to make is right...

North York Mirror | Add Comment | by Jamie Wayne
Jun 28, 2016

THE CITY: Mayor John Tory’s op-ed column stirs controversy

You can get into a lot of trouble, writing a column for a newspaper. Even if you’re a professional, it can be...

Scarborough Mirror | Add Comment
Jun 28, 2016

Bike Share Toronto adding 120 new stations, 1,000 more bikes

Bike Share Toronto has begun a promised expansion of its operations, adding 120 new stations and 1,000 more bikes. The...

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Jun 25, 2016

Toronto's past public finance practices have experienced its own form of Brexit

In many ways, the UK’s vote Thursday to extract itself from the European Union has very little to do with Toronto and its...

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment | by David Nickle
Jun 23, 2016

BUT SERIOUSLY: The forecast for the NHL draft

This just in, hockey fans. Couch Potato Canada has issued a “whether” alert across the country until Friday evening, the...

York Guardian | Add Comment | by Jamie Wayne
Jun 21, 2016

Final executive committee meeting before summer break could be term’s most important

Next week Mayor John Tory’s Executive Committee sits down for the last time before business at city hall winds down for the...

Scarborough Mirror | Add Comment
Jun 21, 2016

Toronto Mayor John Tory backing road safety plan that will cost $68 million over five years

Pedestrian and cycling safety advocates are fuming, but a road safety plan meant to curb the spate of deaths was approved in...

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