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Announcements / February 1, 2015

What's the revamped Umbra store like?

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Canadian design firm Umbra just turned 35, but their John St. store looks better than ever. The shop got a major overhaul, trading in the cluttered sales floor for a showroom-like layout and gallery space that let their clever home designs from the past and present shine. Read my profile...

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Radar / February 1, 2015 / Comments (0)

The top 5 free events in Toronto: Feb 2-8 2015

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Free events in Toronto this week will have you braving the cold around town at the Progress performance festival and various Black History month events, plus a very sexy story telling slam and a cinema free-for-all. You can also stop by TIFF's "Bold, Black, Risk-Takers", an Evening Honouring "The Book...

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Arts / February 1, 2015 / Comments (0)

The top 5 things to see and do at Long Winter Fair

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Long Winter Fair, part of Toronto's monthly music, performance and art festival, is taking over the street, expanding outside of The Great Hall along Queen St. West to the Theatre Centre and 99 Sudbury. On Friday February 13, expect to see the neighbourhood come alive with a street market complete...

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Eat & Drink / February 1, 2015 / Comments (27)

Will the LCBO ever stay open (really) late?

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Most people in Ontario know what it's like to arrive at the LCBO at a perfectly reasonably hour only to find it dark and shuttered. For a corporation established to sell alcohol to the public, provincial liquor stores don't exactly seem keen to furnish consumers with the ability to buy...

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Tech / February 1, 2015 / Comments (1)

A peek inside Toronto's traffic brain

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Every hour of the day, all year round, a team of technicians are watching over Toronto's urban highways from a top secret office complex in East York. 76 cameras located along the Don Valley Parkway, Gardiner, Allen, and Lake Shore Blvd. relay information back to the 60-screen Traffic Operations Centre,...

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Eat & Drink / February 1, 2015 / Comments (5)

The top 10 scones in Toronto

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Scones in Toronto are less-closely linked to traditional British tea ceremonies than your local cafe or brunch spot, where you'll find them stocked alongside cookies and croissants or served next to your bacon and eggs. Whether sweet, savoury, ordered to go, or enjoyed with jams and cream, these baked goods...

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Eat & Drink / February 1, 2015 / Comments (3)

The top 5 stores to buy Dutch products in Toronto

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Dutch food in Toronto is relatively tough to find - it's spread out over a number of small specialty stores. The city's few Dutch cafes, delis and restaurants have closed over the years, leaving few opportunities for expats to find their old favourites - and for newcomers to try Dutch...

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