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Music / August 28, 2014 / Comments (1)

Huge dance party BBQ coming to Sherbourne Common

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Dance parties and barbecues aren't exactly rare in Toronto, but here's one that's shaping up to be massive - and the food is free. You don't even have to risk mystery corn dogs this time. San Francisco deep tech house label Dirtybird are bringing their BBQ skills to Toronto as...

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Film / August 28, 2014 / Comments (0)

The top 10 documentaries to watch at TIFF 2014

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We're blessed with an embarrassment of riches these days when it comes to documentaries. It seems like we're genuinely in the midst of a Golden Age of the Doc, with no end of captivating, informative, emotional, life-changing films about reality coming out every year. The offerings at this year's Toronto...

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Eat & Drink / August 28, 2014 / Comments (0)

Toronto Restaurant Openings: The Contender, Essen, Hardware Food & Drink, Sutra Fusion, The Borough

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Toronto Restaurant Openings highlights the latest restaurant openings and closings in Toronto and also gives a preview of what's coming soon. Find us here every Thursday morning. OPEN NOW Sutra Fusion, a new Indian-meets Asian-restaurant, celebrates their grand opening at 113 Roncesvalles Ave. on September 1....

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Music / August 28, 2014 / Comments (0)

Retro Futura Tour a new wave trip down memory lane

Retro Futura Tour at Kool Haus in Toronto

The Retro Futura tour brought me back to 1984. It was the year of the synthesizer, led in part by British synthpop wiz Howard Jones, whose debut album Human's Lib was burning up the airwaves with hummable tunes like "New Song" and "What Is Love." Retro Futura brought together HoJo,...

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Radar / August 28, 2014 / Comments (0)

Today in Toronto: Fan Expo, Cirque du Soleil, Beerprov, Live Band Karaoke, Field Trip Series, Judy Natal

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Today in Toronto FanExpo will call the city's geeks, cosplayers, comic artists, and curious to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Horror fans should especially find Little Terrors of interest. The people on the TTC wearing costumes have been explained, you can now carry on as normal. Do you have want...

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Eat & Drink / August 27, 2014 / Comments (11)

Toronto food truck alley hits summer speed bumps

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Food trucks tend to bring a party to the streets, but five weeks after Toronto's first-ever food truck alley rolled into the Tire Source parking lot at 141 Queen St. East, the sleepy corner of Queen and Jarvis, on an average day, is still on the quiet side. The corner...

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City / August 27, 2014 / Comments (8)

The top 5 unsolved mysteries in Toronto

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Writing about the history of Toronto occasionally produces an unexpected tidbit so tantalizing it's difficult to let go. Stories of hastily abandoned secret tunnels, tragic unsolved murders, a lost prototype of a failed ocean liner, and even a vanished safe have all made headlines in this city in the last...

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