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City / September 23, 2014 / Comments (9)

What St. George Street used to look like in Toronto

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St. George Street is one of the shortest roads we've devoted a historical post to, stretching just a few kilometres between College and Dupont. And yet it's obviously one of the city's more important streets given that it's the primary north/south corridor through the University of Toronto. Thanks to the...

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Arts / September 23, 2014 / Comments (42)

Massive craft store moving into downtown Chapters

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When the Chapters flagship at Richmond and John closed down in April, questions immediately began about what would take over that enormous, three-floor slab of prime downtown real estate. Rumours persisted that the space was being eyed by Michael's, a North American chain of craft supply and framing stores, for...

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City / September 23, 2014 / Comments (14)

5 things Toronto could learn from Vienna

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Vienna must be doing something right--the Austrian city regularly places near the top in lists of the worlds most liveable cities thanks its low crime rate, excellent public transportation, and tourist attractions. Toronto occasionally makes an appearance on these types of list, but Vienna is a perennial contender. Like Toronto,...

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Music / September 23, 2014 / Comments (8)

What Polaris win for Tagaq means for Canadian music

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The winner of the 2014 Polaris Music Prize was announced as Tanya Tagaq last night in a decision that will go down in Canadian music history as a key moment of transition - no exaggeration needed. While 2013's quasi-shocker of Godspeed playing king-alts and refusing the prize was perhaps the...

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City / September 23, 2014 / Comments (7)

New site lets you compare Toronto election candidates

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The 2014 Toronto election fast approaches, with the big day just over a month away. There's already a good site for comparing the platforms of mayoral candidates, but what about city councillors? With so much of our attention focused on the mayor's race, the battles in each ward tend to...

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Arts / September 23, 2014 / Comments (17)

10 videos that'll make you fall in love with Toronto

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If you had to go on official promotional videos for Toronto, you might not think a whole lot of this city. If, on the other hand, you broaden your reach and check out old music videos, art projects, timelapses and stop-motion sequences, it becomes immediately clear how spoiled we are...

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Announcements / September 23, 2014

Where to fork over $24 for a make your own shawarma

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Shawarma joints are a dime a dozen in Toronto but don't go here looking for the buy one get one free Shawarma Empire experience. Instead, this Harbord Village spot goes high-end with a roasted lamb neck on the bone as the centrepiece to their make your own shawarma platter. Find...

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