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City / August 28, 2016

How Toronto saved the North American streetcar

Toronto streetcar

At the turn of the 20th century almost every major North American city relied on the streetcar as its primary mode of public transportation. New York would open the first portion of its subway system in 1904, but the demise of trolly-based transportation took place at the hands of the...

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Eat & Drink / August 28, 2016

The 15 most nostalgic treats at the CNE

Nostalgic Food CNE

Old-school carnival treats at the CNE often take a backseat to the novel Franken-foods introduced each year. For all the monstrosities that employ a more-is-more approach, these classics are reassuringly the same year after year after year. There are my favourite nostalgic treats available at the CNE....

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Announcements / August 28, 2016

Toronto's newest pizzeria is a winner

Salt and Tobacco Toronto

There's a new pizza joint in Toronto and you should definitely go check this place out. The thin-crust pizzas are tasty and unfussy with both classic and innovative flavour combinations. Read my profile of Salt & Tobacco in the restaurants section....

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Music / August 28, 2016

Promise is Toronto's most essential summer dance party

Promise Cherry Beach Toronto

It all started as a picnic on the beach with a sound system. It's since grown into one of the most positive, inclusive, essential summer dance parties in Toronto. It's called Promise Cherry Beach, and yes, it's as magical as you've heard if you've never been....

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City / August 28, 2016

The top 10 markets and pop-ups in Toronto for September

toronto flower market

Markets and pop-ups in Toronto this September are ready to say farewell to summer. It's like they're eager to push this hot, steamy season out the door and usher in a time of chilly breezes, autumn leaveses and shirts with sleeveses. I'm horrified, but I get it. It's time to...

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Radar / August 28, 2016

The top 5 free events in Toronto: August 29-September 4

buskerfest 2016

Free events in Toronto this week are big. They are massive takeovers of parks, blocks, and neighbourhoods filled with performance, arts, new cultural experiences and traffic-halting noise. Here are my picks for free events in Toronto this week....

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Eat & Drink / August 27, 2016

The top 5 new patios for cheap drinks in Toronto

the dime

Cheap drinks on a Toronto patio are a scarce resource these days. Prime patio real estate comes at a cost that's often incorporated into the price of a pint or premium cocktail. Luckily for the frugal among us, there are a few new gems that won't wreak havoc on your...

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Latest Reviews

Salt & Tobacco/ Restaurants

Salt & Tobacco is a pizza joint that got its name from a cool-looking Italian emblem that indicates which stores sell government controlled commodities - i.e. salt and tobacco, It...

The Dylan/ Restaurants

The Dylan is a bustling bar just a short walk from Greenwood subway station. It's named in the spirit of Dylans both Bob and Thomas, interested in capturing their spirit...

The Dime/ Restaurants

The Dime is the latest party bar from the restaurant group behind Toronto's El Furniture Warehouse and Queen Street Warehouse. This new spot takes over the city's last remaining Rock Lobster...

Lasa by Lamesa/ Restaurants

Lasa by Lamesa is a casual Filipino restaurant on St. Clair West right next door to Sea Witch. It's an extension of Lamesa on Queen St. West, though they serve...

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