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Announcements / July 30, 2014

The Junction gets in on the juice bar trend

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Juice bars have taken off this year with a new one opening almost every few weeks in the city. The big trend is to do premium juices, cold-pressed and all natural and the latest entrant in the Junction is doing just this. Read my profile of The Raw Chemist Juice...

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Sports & Play / July 30, 2014 / Comments (9)

The top 100 patios in Toronto

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The best patios in Toronto are in demand during the summer months. Our short patio season is subject to the whims of mother nature and can often feel all too brief for those looking to soak up unobstructed sun rays and star light. Soaring views, twinkle lights, firepits, summer cocktail...

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City / July 30, 2014 / Comments (21)

How many cars are on the road in Toronto?

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The numbers of Toronto's chronic traffic problems are staggering and depressing: an estimated $2.7 billion a year in lost economic output, $3.3 billion in delay and vehicle costs, 81 hours a year--that's more than three full days--spent sitting perfectly still in a gas- and money-guzzling vehicle. It's tough to say...

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Best of Toronto / July 30, 2014 / Comments (20)

The Best Bulk Food Stores in Toronto

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The best bulk food stores in Toronto aren't just for the thrifty. With their vast selection, these stores can be the most reliable source for hard-to-find spices, a saviour for singles sick of pantries stocked with family-sizes, and eco-conscious shoppers looking to lay off the extra packaging. When a trip...

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Eat & Drink / July 30, 2014 / Comments (0)

Food truck does raw, vegan and gluten free street food

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Portobello Burger knows it takes a lot of energy to rock and roll all night (and party e-ve-ry day). Inspired by a lack of nutritious meal options at Toronto shows, the husband-and-wife duo behind the veteran food truck pull up at outdoor venues and festivals around town to dole out...

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Eat & Drink / July 30, 2014 / Comments (9)

The top 10 glasses and bowls of punch in Toronto

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Punch in Toronto is yet another recently-revived cocktail trend - right alongside Tiki drinks and slushies. The benefits are obvious. The drink is prepared in advance, with the flavours given time to macerate (preferably overnight), creating a delicious beverage that is easy to serve. Punches can be presented as an...

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Music / July 30, 2014 / Comments (5)

Geary Lane joins growing artist hub on Geary Avenue

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Geary Lane's new contemporary arts and performance space is adding to the unlikely neighbourhood renaissance on Geary Avenue. Over the last few years, Davenport has transformed from a bit of an industrial wasteland near the train tracks to a cool new hub for creative types, and this space lying at...

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Raw Chemist Juice Bar/ Restaurants

The Raw Chemist Juice Bar recently set up its first shop in the Junction, and judging by the comments from locals who stop in while I'm there, it's a welcome...

Canadian School of Lutherie/ Services

Canadian School of Lutherie is a place you'll probably never come across, unless you're intentionally looking for it - and even if you do have the address, it's still a...

Black Irish Whiskey Bar & Oyster Saloon/ Restaurants

Black Irish Whiskey Bar & Oyster Saloon is an working man's canteen situated at the corner of Queen and Sherbourne. Despite being just a block from the newly minted food...

Clint Roenisch (St. Helens)/ Galleries

Clint Roenisch's comforting neon sign may have disappeared from 944 Queen Street West after a-decade of light, but it's not gone forever, just re-installed somewhere new, a space more well-suited...

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