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City / April 15, 2014 / Comments (19)

Huge blackout hits the west end of Toronto

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A large portion of Toronto's west end was in darkness this evening following a sudden and massive power outage. The lights went off around 9:15 and stayed off for close to two hours in parts of the city. Toronto Hydro said the blackout was caused by a Hydro One transmission...

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City / April 15, 2014 / Comments (25)

Is Bay & Bloor in danger of becoming a condo jungle?

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Four major residential towers planned for the south end of Yorkville, near Bloor and Bay, are putting the local area on course for a "disturbing" future, the chair of the city's Design Review Panel says. The group of experts who advise city staff about how to blend new developments with...

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Sports & Play / April 15, 2014 / Comments (17)

The top 5 bike trails in Toronto

Bike Trails Toronto

Cycling trails in Toronto offer sanctuary from both vehicular traffic and the general hustle and bustle of city life. We are a city blessed with ravines, and that is a very good thing if you like to ride your bike off road. While Toronto is also endowed with a healthy...

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Music / April 15, 2014 / Comments (1)

Local promoters help bring piece of MUTEK to Toronto

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Montreal's unique MUTEK festival has been delivering impressive programming of electronic music and digital art since 2000, and many Toronto fans make the trip to Quebec each spring for the party - or wish they could. While Toronto is a ways away from having its own festival of this scale,...

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City / April 15, 2014 / Comments (38)

TTC construction forces long closure of Queen & Leslie

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Those fancy new streetcars sure are nice, but the TTC needs somewhere to put them. Enter the Leslie Barns, a new car house being built at Lake Shore that will accommodate about half the fleet of new low-floor vehicles. As part of this project, the TTC has to install new...

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City / April 15, 2014 / Comments (46)

House of the week: 5 Hawthorn Gardens

5 Hawthorn Gardens Toronto

5 Hawthorn Gardens is a dream home -- particularly as it's staged for sale. Despite its nearly $16 million asking price, one doubts that its future owner will be able to match the artistic pomp that's on display as this Rosedale residence goes to market. Look carefully at the photos...

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Announcements / April 15, 2014

Fantastic cakes are the specialty at new Bathurst bakery

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Dupont and Bathurst locals have a new place to drown their sugar cravings. The cakes (and the cupcakes!) at this bakery on Bathurst are both gorgeous and delicious. They also serve all manner of pastries, tarts and other sweet treats - though some of them may pale in comparison to...

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