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Film / April 23, 2014 / Comments (0)

The top 5 films to see at Hot Docs 2014

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Hot Docs 2014 is finally here. Toronto's second-largest film event (behind TIFF), the documentary fest will run for the next 11 days and contains 139 features to choose from. Unless you happen to be part of the programming team, it appears to be nigh on-impossible to see them all -...

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City / April 23, 2014 / Comments (2)

Why did Bright Street get so bent?

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Number 32 Bright Street is a non-conformist. The squat little bungalow sits sandwiched between two bay-and-gable Victorian terraces, angled to face a street that moved in the early 1860s. It's a relic of the very earliest days of the street and old Corktown. In its first incarnation, Bright Street, a...

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Tech / April 23, 2014 / Comments (3)

Google Street View now a Toronto time machine

Google Street View Time Capsule

Google Street View has taken a historical bent, one that should give us some perspective on the massive amount of development that's taken place in Toronto over the last few years. Set to be introduced today, the time capsule feature allows users to peruse previous iterations of Street View imagery,...

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Best of Toronto / April 23, 2014 / Comments (16)

The Best Danishes in Toronto

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The best Danishes in Toronto are made, like other viennoiserie pastries, with a laminated yeast-leavened dough that turns flaky and airy, like a puff pastry. Finding that perfect combination of flour, yeast, milk, eggs and the ever-important butter is what marks a truly stellar Danish from an average one: The...

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City / April 23, 2014 / Comments (25)

Where is the centre of Toronto?

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There is a sign at the side of the 401 just after the cars merge from the on ramp at Brighton, Ont., heading west. It lists the distances to nearby towns and cities, including Colbourne, Cobourg, Oshawa and Toronto. According to the sign, it's 151 kms to Ontario's capital from...

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City / April 23, 2014 / Comments (7)

What Lawrence Avenue used to look like in Toronto

Lawrence Avenue History Toronto

At the turn of the 20th century, the territory covered by current day Lawrence Avenue was almost entirely farmland. Named after Jacob Lawrence, a prominent farmer in the area, the street was little more than a narrow concession connection farmhouses. In the years that would follow, the residential core of...

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Announcements / April 23, 2014

Harbord hair salon undergoes an oasis-style makeover

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The Saloon hair salon on Harbord has been reinvented as a little slice of Miami. Now that the space is again open to the public, sporting a new name and a beachy bleached-wood interior, the salon's tightly-knit team can help you out with everything from laid-back beach waves to neon...

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PRiMAALA is only six weeks old, but the Dundas West boutique is already poised to change the way Toronto thinks about plus size fashion, one impeccably-tailored pinstripe dress at a...

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