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Massive book fair coming to Toronto this fall

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Bibliophiles rejoice -- a literary extravaganza is on its way to Toronto this fall. The inaugural Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair will take place November 13-16 at the Metro Convention Centre with over 400 authors will on hand, including such heavyweights as Margaret Atwood (but of course), William Gibson, Ann...

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City / August 20, 2014 / Comments (14)

5 famous Toronto signs in danger of disappearing

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After a lengthy preservation battle, the famous spinning vinyl discs of the Sam the Record Man sign are safe. Starting soon, the neon sign that used to mark the downtown Toronto location of a mighty music store empire will be installed on top of a city owned building on the...

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Film / August 20, 2014 / Comments (11)

Toronto is getting a Bill Murray Day

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Toronto is getting a Bill Murray Day -- and it's about time. We already recognize "World Plumbing Day" and "Oral Health Day," so why not get together and celebrate one of the funniest and talented actors of his generation. Besides, Murray has never been shy about his affection for Toronto....

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Eat & Drink / August 20, 2014 / Comments (8)

The 10 weirdest burger toppings in Toronto

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The weirdest burger toppings in Toronto are a beautiful exploration of what a hamburger can be. In this burger-mad city, we've built them four patties tall, deep-fried them, stuffed patties with rich toppings, made you order them by pulling faces at the counter. But so many of the city's most...

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City / August 20, 2014 / Comments (85)

Everything you need to know about our new streetcars

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Anticipation over the arrival of the new TTC streetcar has reached fever pitch, if such a thing is possible with a commuter vehicle. With less than two weeks set to pass before the first vehicle goes into service on the 510 Spadina line, the TTC has put together an explainer...

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Eat & Drink / August 20, 2014 / Comments (44)

New report calls for end to Ontario booze monopolies

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The debate over alcohol sales in Ontario has heated up today thanks to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute that suggests a more competitive marketplace would benefit both consumers and the government's bottom line. Titled "Uncorking a Strange Brew: The Need for More Competition in Ontario's Alcoholic Beverage Retailing...

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Best of Toronto / August 20, 2014 / Comments (17)

The Best Ice Cream Sandwich in Toronto

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The best ice cream sandwiches in Toronto are available in innumerable, infinitely personalizable variations. While there are classics available for the vanilla and choco-chip types, there are also freakishly-delicious new unions found at Toronto bake shops, ice cream parlours and even fast food burger joints. It doesn't matter if you...

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