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Announcements / November 22, 2014

Cupcake food truck finds new home in uptown bakery

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After spending some time tooling around Toronto in the Pretty Sweet "mobile cupcakery", baker Savera Hashmi has settled into a new space at Bathurst and Eglinton. In addition to some delicious cupcakes and a selection of cookies and brownies, the bakery whips up cakes that range from classic to elaborate....

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Music / November 22, 2014 / Comments (19)

The top 10 dance party promoters in Toronto

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Dance party promoters in Toronto are the unsung heroes of the electronic scene. The DJs and producers get the glory, but they need people to organize events, find venues, create that elusive vibe, book talent, and fill the dance floors with sweaty bodies. There may have been a time in...

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Sports & Play / November 22, 2014 / Comments (0)

The top 5 things to do on the Toronto Islands in winter

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Winter on the Toronto Islands is a whole lot quieter than the summer months, when city dwellers looking for a temporary escape make the short trek across the harbour in droves. While the number of ferries servicing the Islands dwindle in mid-October, the trip to Ward's Island is still made...

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City / November 22, 2014 / Comments (3)

Explore the complex history of Toronto with this map

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In 2012, Wendy Smith became curious about the owner of the laneway behind her Harbord Village home. After digging through the provincial property records, Smith came up with a name: "F. W. Jarvis." One of her neighbours, she assumed, because the same person also owned the narrow alleys in the...

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City / November 22, 2014 / Comments (13)

The tourist's guide to 5 alternative Torontos

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Toronto, Ont. getting you down? Why not seek out a new Toronto, one on the shore of a saltwater lake in the near the Pacific Ocean, maybe. Or perhaps another amid gently rolling verdant countryside in the north of England. If not, there are plenty of small towns in the...

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Sports & Play / November 21, 2014 / Comments (11)

The top 10 winter weekend escapes from Toronto

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Winter weekend escapes from Toronto can provide the brief respite required to endure the long, hard season. Not all of us have the time or money to head to the tropics each winter, which is why it's so useful that Ontario is dotted with year round resorts and cottages/cabins that...

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Best of Toronto / November 21, 2014 / Comments (24)

The Best Falafel in Toronto

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The best falafel in Toronto is more than the sum of its parts, though each of those parts had better be on point. From crispy fried-to order chickpea balls with steaming centres, to freshly-baked pita or laffa, and condiments like silky hummus, pickles (turnips are a must!) and fiery hot...

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The Pursuit of Frosting/ Baked Goods

The Pursuit of Frosting sprung out of owner Savera Hashmi's long-standing love affair with baking. Early experimentation took place on Pretty Sweet, her mobile cupcakery (translation: a food truck) and...

Noble Hop/ Grocery Stores

Noble Hop is a new shop at Dundas and Dufferin. Owner Dave Crum's goal is to idiot-proof the experience of brewing your own beer. Crum was a quick convert to...

Afterburn Fitness/ Fitness Clubs

Afterburn Fitness is not your average fitness club - the facility is home to the GTA's only indoor dragon boat pool, and a 2000-square-foot strength and conditioning space outfitted with...

Ovest/ Restaurants

Ovest Cucina e Vineria is a massive (4,700 square foot) Italian restaurant on King West helmed by Sicilian chef Luca Stracquadanio (ex-Terroni) and general manager, Marco Celio (ex-Buca). The 120-seat restaurant...

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