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Eat & Drink / February 28, 2015 / Comments (0)

The top 5 bartending schools in Toronto

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The top bartending schools in Toronto might not replace the years of experience required to truly learn the art of cocktail-making, but they can be a fun way to up your skills in a hurry. While I'm not a fan of non-accredited certification, for those who have no experience working...

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City / February 28, 2015 / Comments (0)

Guerrilla tardy passes appear on the TTC

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A mystery TTC hater (/lover - this looks like love to me) has been dishing out grab-n-go Tardy Passes on the TTC - a sign if there ever was one that this winter has included one too many bad commutes. And it's not just the nightmarish, Winnipegian snow days that...

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Music / February 28, 2015 / Comments (1)

The unsung story of Toronto's reggae bootlegger

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"Some people are best observed from a distance. That's me: DB Hawkes." Most often, when we think about a music scene we describe it in terms of artists, promoters, venues and labels. Certain inputs into the economics of local music can't be described so easily, like well-directed community institutions, supportive...

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Eat & Drink / February 28, 2015 / Comments (4)

The top 10 manakeesh in Toronto

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Manakeesh isn't easy to come by in Toronto. Some call it a Middle Eastern pizza, but I like to think of it as classic Arab street food at its finest. The oven-baked flatbread is typically topped with za'atar, melted cheese, or sometimes both - but there are other variations. Traditionally...

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Announcements / February 28, 2015

Toronto's most hyped restaurant now open for business

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The idiosyncratic sister spot to Bar Isabel has opened down the street in the former Teatro, serving pastries and coffee by day, and pintxo snacks and cocktails by night. Inside the 40-seat dining room, wrapped in sinuous wooden panelling, Grant van Gameren and his team are already turning out perfectly-judged...

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City / February 28, 2015 / Comments (3)

What the Junction Triangle used to look like

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In neighbourhood terms, the Junction Triangle is a relatively new creation. Historically, the wedge-shaped area bound by rail tracks on all sides to the east of the Junction was a place where heavy industry nudged up against residential streets. Factories making everything from aluminium auto parts and home appliance parts...

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Fashion & Style / February 28, 2015 / Comments (3)

The top 10 kitchen and bathroom tile stores in Toronto

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The top kitchen and bathroom tile stores in Toronto feature a range of materials like marble, ceramic, and porcelain, suited for different projects - from indoor to outdoor, flooring to backsplash. Tiles are like wine - there's a seemingly endless variety of different materials from different regions used for different...

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Simone's/ Restaurants

Simone's may not exactly be the first thing you think of when it comes to grabbing a bite on the Danforth, but it should be. This homey Caribbean restaurant has...

Speducci Mercatto/ Grocery Stores

Speducci Mercatto is an Italian butcher, fine foods shop and cafe hidden away in an industrial area by Keele and Lawrence Ave W. that has been open for nearly a...

Bar Raval/ Restaurants

Bar Raval opened its doors at the corner of College and Palmerston, inside the former home of Teatro, to more than a little fanfare this past week. Almost a year...

Kid Icarus (Parkdale)/ Design Stores

Kid Icarus, the novelty handcrafted paper goods store, has a new location in Parkdale. It's smaller than the original store in Kensington Market, and entering feels like you're walking into...

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