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Sports & Play / August 30, 2014 / Comments (1)

The sights and sounds of the CNE at night

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Just before the sun starts going down you see them - the exodus of fairgoers through the Princes' and Dufferin Gates out of the CNE, but after nearly five decades of the Ex I have never understood why they're going just when everything's about to get good....

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Fashion & Style / August 30, 2014 / Comments (45)

The best and worst Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Toronto

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The best and worst Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Toronto are tricky to tackle: how does one measure the likeability of an army of chain stores that are designed to serve the same purpose? Interestingly enough, not all Shoppers are the same. Some are great grocery stores (minus the produce),...

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City / August 30, 2014 / Comments (2)

Carlton from Fresh Prince posted all over Carlton St.

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Right now, that big, fancy Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens is the second-most awesome thing about Carlton St. Some wonderful anonymous person, looking to bring joy and mirth to all of our lives this Labour Day long weekend, has papered telephone polls along Carlton St. with photos of Carlton, stodgy...

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Announcements / August 30, 2014

New takeout joint puts a healthy spin on Caribbean eats

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There's a new Caribbean takeout joint on Queen West offering coconut curries, roti and jerk chicken. Not to be confused with the vegetarian cafe on Bathurst, this place distinguishes itself through a menu that puts a health-conscious twist on classic island dishes. Read my profile of 1 Love Kitchen in...

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City / August 30, 2014 / Comments (19)

A loner's guide to the 5 least used TTC subway stations

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Finding peace and quiet on the Toronto subway is a difficult task--and that's a good thing. Without people to crowd its platforms, pack its streetcars and stuff its buses, the TTC wouldn't exist, at least not as we know and (mostly) love it today. There are, however, places on the...

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Arts / August 30, 2014 / Comments (7)

The top 5 up and coming comedians in Toronto

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The top up and coming comedians in Toronto come from a city with such wealth of talent on stage every night in the city that the list is difficult to whittle down. My rationale was simple: if you want to get noticed by the big wigs in LA, you have...

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Music / August 30, 2014 / Comments (2)

The top 5 psych bands to watch in Toronto

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The top up and coming psych bands in Toronto are tuned into a psychedelic revival that's been sweeping across the globe, even taking up root right here in good old Toronto. Inspired by bands from the genre's '60s heydey - Jefferson Airplane, the 13th Floor Elevators, the Velvet Underground -...

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1 Love Kitchen/ Restaurants

1 Love Kitchen is a Caribbean takeaway counter taking over the former home of the Healthy Greek on Queen West. Like the fast food joint before it, the vision behind...

People's Eatery/ Restaurants

People's Eatery, formerly an unassuming spot in Chinatown, has been given a full makeover thanks to the folks behind the buzzy and busy 416 Snack Bar. Living up to its...

Axe & Hatchet/ Fashion Stores

Axe & Hatchet Grooming Club runs in the family. Well, barbering runs in the family. "My old man was a barber, so I grew up in a barbershop," says an affable...

Goodfolk/ Design Stores

Goodfolk is a brand-new store brimming with vintage curiosities from around the globe, tucked quietly into a strip of stores at Dundas and Broadview. It's an unusual location - the...

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