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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 (13)

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 (6)

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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Music / August 20, 2014 / Comments (4)

Must-see electronic music doc to make Toronto debut

I Dream of Wires

The Toronto music documentary that everyone is talking about is finally coming home. I Dream of Wires is an independent (let's not say indie for clarity) doc directed by Robert Fantinatto and Jason Amm that traces the lineage of the noble and hard to comprehend modular synthesizer in a film...

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Film / August 20, 2014 / Comments (0)

The top 10 Canadian films to look out for at TIFF 2014

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TIFF is renowned for its vast array of Hollywood and world cinema, it can be easy sometimes to forget the festival does an excellent job of making sure Canada is well represented. This year in particular, the crop of Canadian films (note: not American movies directed by Canadians) seems very...

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City / August 20, 2014 / Comments (8)

Captain John's still in limbo as removal deadline nears

Captain Johns

Last we reported about Captain John's, the dilapidated 1970s seafood restuarant moored at the foot of Yonge St., there was reason for cautious optimism that the ship might finally make its exit from the Toronto harbour. Entrepreneur James Sbrolla was an enthusiastic suitor for the vessel -- and remains in...

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The story of the last new streetcar launch in Toronto

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At the end of this month, the TTC will debut a new design of streetcar for the first time in 32 years. The new low-floor LRVs (sorry, no catchy name like the Toronto Rocket) will enter service on Spadina Aug. 31. It's not clear whether there will be one or...

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