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Best of Toronto / September 22, 2014 / Comments (1)

The Best Portuguese Custard Tarts in Toronto

Custard Tarts Toronto

The Best Portuguese Custard Tarts in Toronto are also known as pasteis de nata (or just nata for short). The heavenly sweets were invented by monks in the 14th century who, as the story goes, were using egg whites to starch nuns' habits, and ended up with a lot of...

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Sports & Play / September 22, 2014 / Comments (0)

The top 10 sites for buying tech gadgets in Toronto

tech stores toronto

Computer and tech stores in Toronto are dominated largely by big chains - Future Shop, Best Buy, and the swirling money vortex that is the Apple Store. There's also a world of competition from international webstores, including Amazon. But don't rule out buying from a smaller company - it can...

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City / September 22, 2014 / Comments (0)

Eat a meal with strangers at 1,000 Dinners TO

1000 Dinners TO

Toronto might be obsessed with the drama surrounding municipal politics, but there's room for improvement when it comes to engaging with the core issues that face our city. That's the idea behind a new dinner series that aims to bring together strangers to discuss the future of Toronto. 1,000 Dinners...

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City / September 22, 2014 / Comments (2)

Stunning Visitor Centre finally opens at Fort York

The site of the Visitor Centre, 2014

The new Visitor Centre at Fort York opened this past weekend, a year late and not completely finished, but looking very much like the architectural drawings that announced the project in 2009. While the Common Ground Festival went on inside the Fort and musicians played on the temporary stage in...

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Eat & Drink / September 22, 2014 / Comments (35)

The sad state of Toronto food festivals

Toronto food festivals

I checked out Food Truck Festival Ontario this weekend and, to be honest, it kind of sucked. I didn't eat anything, because after waiting in line for 25 minutes at one truck, I asked someone who had just been served how long it took them to get their meal, and...

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City / September 22, 2014 / Comments (12)

Ever wanted to live in a house that looks like an iPhone?

iPhone house toronto

Did you know that Toronto has a house that looks like an iPhone? Sure, lots of hyper-modern homes kind of look like smartphones in a vague sense, but this house at 18 Thelma Avenue in Forest Hill takes it a step further. While it doesn't have a window in place...

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Music / September 22, 2014 / Comments (0)

Live tunes draw huge crowds to Junction Music Festival

junction music festival

The Junction Music Festival swept the neighbourhood on September 20, bringing live music, good eats and a day of all-ages fun. The music was obviously the big draw, with sets from dozens of acts (including the Sadies, Teenage Kicks and Ark Analog) staggered throughout the day and drawing huge crowds...

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Plizza is a recent entrant into the crowded Toronto gourmet pizza market. Goofy name notwithstanding, the restaurant does a solid, gourmet slice that's easy on both the stomach and the...

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