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02.07.14 Andy Cush

In a show of protest against Russia’s oppressive anti-gay laws, Toronto is flying a rainbow above its city hall during the Sochi Winter Olympics, along with a host of other Canadian cities. Mayor Rob Ford, who never saw an issue he couldn’t make an ass of himself over, is upset about it. “This is about […]

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01.22.14 Andy Cush & Aymann Ismail

Sometime recently, Toronto Mayor and admitted crack smoker Rob Ford was videotaped ranting — probably drunkenly — in a terrible Canadian imitation of a Jamaican patois (it wasn’t his first awkward interaction with Caribbean culture). For the love of dancehall, and partially inspired by the mayor’s crack remix, we mashed up the speech with Major […]

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12.27.13 Andy Cush

The Canadian alt-weekly Now has chosen, rather excellently, to have Ralph Steadman depict Rob Ford on its cover this week, BoingBoing points out. The embattled, crack-smoking, Marley-dancing, still-holding-on-for-dear-life Toronto mayor is rendered in Steadman’s instantly recognizable kinetic scrawl, with a rosy-cheeked pig’s face and the CN tower looming in the background. The magazine has thoughtfully included a list […]

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11.22.13 Aymann Ismail

While in Toronto for 48 hours investigating crack’s Rob Ford problem, we took the opportunity to document local graffiti. We knew there was a lot of clean legal pieces and old burners in the alleys, but illegal graffiti was hard to find. There aren’t a lot of tags in the streets and most of the graffiti seems […]

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11.19.13 ANIMAL

Toronto is not slipping into a lawless wasteland even if current Mayor Rob Ford’s behavior would suggest otherwise. Its residents are still laid-back and pleasant, chugging along through their daily routines as usual, only with added bemusement about their newfound infamy. The one misconception that has come from the Mayor Rob Ford scandal is the […]

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11.18.13 Aymann Ismail

On Saturday, throngs of protesters gathered in front of Toronto’s City Hall to protest Mayor Rob Ford. Many called for the embattled mayor to step down, holding signs with slogans like “We don’t want bobble heads. We want clear heads. Resign!” and “You’re only representing yourself. Time to resign!” ANIMAL spoke to several of the […]

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11.15.13 Aymann Ismail

This morning, Toronto’s City Council voted to downsize Mayor Rob Ford’s political power, stripping his ability to appoint and dismiss staff and govern during an emergency. City Hall was packed with observers at this latest chapter in the saga of the embattled, crack-smoking mayor, with media on the top level and the general public below. […]

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10.12.12 Lily Streeter

If you’re a regular reader you probably noticed how obsessed we are with time-lapse videos, but this latest one is even more epic than that other epic time-lapse, we promise. It’s a little melodramatic, but “City Rising” has technical sophistication to match its beautiful visuals. Shot from a Toronto rooftop, the video features incredibly clear […]

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06.28.10 Bucky Turco

With all the property damage, arrests and rioting that went down in Toronto during this weekend’s G-20 Summit, some locals aren’t happy about the media’s lack of coverage. Anarchists in Canada apparently aren’t as newsworthy as the World Cup. Of course not, there’s no vuvuzelas! Put down your drums hippies. More carnage here. […]

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05.11.10 Marina Galperina

Of all the said Banksys popping up nationwide lately, Banksy has confirmed a few, including the Battleship Potemkin stroller in Chicago, “I remember when all this was trees” in Detroit, the sunbathing Osama in San Francisco and “You concrete me.” A few more pieces were spotted in Detroit and Toronto. See the recent confirmed and […]

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