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Eat & Drink / August 22, 2014 / Comments (1)

First ever Filipino street festival in Toronto this weekend

Taste of Manilla Toronto

Taste of Manilla, the first ever Filipino street festival in Toronto, goes down this weekend at Bathurst and Wilson. Organized by the Philippine Cultural Community Centre, the two-day fest will showcase a broad array of Filipino culture, including street food, live music, and folk dancing. Oh, and perhaps most intriguing...

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Sports & Play / August 22, 2014 / Comments (12)

This is what the Raptors' training facility will look like

toronto raptors training

The Toronto Raptors' planned $30 million, 68,000 sq. ft. Exhibition Place training facility moved a step closer to reality earlier this week. The city's executive committee voted to give the centre, which will be funded by Maple Sports and Entertainment, the green light. All that stands in the way now...

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City / August 22, 2014 / Comments (18)

Now you can buy a Rob Ford rubber mask

Rob Ford rubber mask

There are two kinds of people in this world; those who watched our mayor drunkenly stumble his way through the past couple of years and thought "this is a massive cry for help", and those who thought "wouldn't it be hilarious if I showed up drunk at Muzik on Friday...

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Arts / August 22, 2014 / Comments (12)

Toronto artist paints with blood at Jeff Koons exhibit

Istvan Kantor

Toronto artist Istvan Kantor aka Monty Cantsin, who will always be the eying you up and down and mentally declaring himself more punk than you, has struck again with his "Blood Campaign," this time leaving a giant bloody "X" and a "Monty Cantsin was here" at the Whitney Museum's Jeff...

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City / August 22, 2014 / Comments (21)

What about reducing car lanes on downtown Yonge?

Yonge street

Toronto has a long love affair with the idea of making downtown Yonge St. more of a public space than merely a thoroughfare, and once in a while we actually try it out. Last Sunday the first Open Streets TO revived a plan first hatched in the 1970s to turn...

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Music / August 22, 2014 / Comments (11)

The top 15 lost music venues in Toronto

lost music venues toronto

Lost music venues in Toronto serve as a reminder that when it comes nightlife in this city, the only constant is change. Just as a cool new concert venue opens up somewhere in the city, there's another venerable music institution shuttering its doors across town. With the Guvernment Entertainment Complex...

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Announcements / August 22, 2014

Upscale Greek restaurant opens on Ossington

mamakas

There's not a souvlaki in sight on the menu at this new Greek restaurant on Ossington. Named for a motherly term of endearment, the focus here is on family -- family recipes and family-style eating where dinners are assembled from an array of plates on the table and a "help...

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Mamakas is an elegant 85-seat Greek taverna on Ossington. Drawing on his heritage for inspiration, owner Thanos Tripi describes for me his childhood spent in kitchens while his mother and...

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Gong Cha aims to change the way you enjoy your bubble tea. The brand-new flagship Canadian store of this humongously large international chain, located on the ground level of...

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Rocket Cycle is the Cadillac of spinning studios - or maybe calling it the Porter Airlines of spinning studios is more accurate. The studio's space is elegant and immaculate, but...

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Sterling Social is a cozy 20-seat sandwich shop and cafe located in the Junction Triangle, right next to Nonna's Place - and conveniently just doors down from Sanagan's wholesale operation. With...

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