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Eat & Drink / July 24, 2014 / Comments (9)

The top 10 new food trucks in Toronto this summer

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The growth of the food trucks scene in Toronto is a story of ingenuity and perseverance in the face of the numerous obstacles created by City Hall, the restaurant lobby and local BIAs. Even though we've seen some food trucks disappear from the local landscape in the last few months,...

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Arts / July 24, 2014 / Comments (2)

Jean-Michel Basquiat retrospective coming to the AGO

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Opening a couple of months after this winter's Art Spiegelman exhibition, The AGO has another blockbuster show in the works: Canada's first large-scale retrospective of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The NYC graffiti/fine art artist rose to fame in the 80's only to tragically join the so-called "27 club," dying of a heroin...

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City / July 24, 2014 / Comments (48)

Yonge and Bloor streets to go car-free this summer

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A large portion of Yonge and Bloor streets will be handed over to pedestrians, cyclists, and outdoor community events for two Sundays this August as part of an plan to create two temporary linear parks. The Open Streets concept, which has been adopted in major cities such as New York...

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Eat & Drink / July 24, 2014 / Comments (29)

KFC to sell beer at two revamped Toronto locations

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Nothing cuts through an entire bucket's worth of fried chicken grease like a crisp, refreshing lager, right? KFC knows. The fried-poultry giant is working on rolling out a new "fast-casual" (i.e. fancy) store concept, called KFC Fresh, at two Toronto locations - one at Yonge and Bloor, the other at...

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City / July 24, 2014 / Comments (7)

Would Toronto rather just vote in a Squirrel for Mayor?

Mayor Squirrel Toronto

I would. Squirrels help put Toronto on the map - most of our Flickr pool is squirrel pics, and while we can't claim to be one of the five locales warring for albino squirrel capital (as Exeter, Ontario can), our black squirrels are famed, and many a fresh young face...

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City / July 24, 2014 / Comments (9)

New in Toronto real estate: 1000 Bay Condos

1000 Bay condos

1000 Bay Condos (or 1Thousand if you're into the developer's branding) are one of a series of new condos in the works on this particularly stretch of the street, the most notable of which is the Britt at the former Sutton Place Hotel site. Not as soaring as some of...

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Fashion & Style / July 24, 2014 / Comments (5)

Massive vintage clothing archive for sale in Toronto

vintage toronto

Vintage hounds making the rounds between Kensington and Ossington: You'll want to make an extra stop in your usual shopping route. Montreal vintage purveyors JackLux took over the former Lomography space at Queen and Portland (536 Queen St. West) earlier this week, reopening the doors for a pop-up shop. The...

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Pai is the latest restaurant from Nuit and Jeff Regular, the duo also behind Sabai Sabai and Sukhothai, who named their newest spot after a town in northern Thailand. Located a...

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Bake Them Pretty takes the total bakery count on Harbord Street up to four, having opened just a few days before Almond Butterfly a few doors down. What used to...

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El Furniture Warehouse in the Annex is the tenth outpost of this Canadawide purveyor of cheap eats, where every item on the menu is priced at just $4.95. Originally from...

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Home is a new bake shop and ice cream spot that opened in Bloordale earlier this summer. Bakerbots co-owner and Home full-owner Christopher Stopa (of "lost Radiohead song" fame) wants...

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