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Eat & Drink / August 27, 2014 / Comments (8)

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 (7)

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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Fashion & Style / August 27, 2014 / Comments (8)

The top 5 cosplay artists in Toronto

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The top cosplay artists in Toronto are part of the city's thriving fan community. What was once a niche (and often mocked) hobby has become mainsteam, and will be displayed in full force at the 20th annual Fan Expo this week. Cosplay ("costumed roleplay" for the uninitiated) is so popular...

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Arts / August 27, 2014 / Comments (5)

Massive public photo mural coming to Lower Bay St.

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The drab section of Bay south of Harbour St. is set to get a major facelift thanks to Toronto's StART program. Home to the Conference Centre at the Westin Harbour Castle, the facade on the east side of Bay will serve as a giant canvas for photographer and former Grange...

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City / August 27, 2014 / Comments (58)

Toronto wins big with new anti-litter ad campaign

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A City of Toronto anti-littering campaign doesn't sound like it'd generate much interest (just more finger-waving from the town that hates fun), but occasionally clever creative work can overcome even the most boring of subjects. Such is the case with Live Green Toronto's new anti-litter ads, which are designed to...

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Best of Toronto / August 27, 2014 / Comments (4)

The Best Contemporary Art Galleries for Emerging Artists in Toronto

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The best galleries for emerging artists in Toronto are great places for a truly divergent, original art experience. If you're looking for art that's not expensive, and not created en masse to decorate a condo, these venues will show you work that's experimental, seedy, playful, and ignores everything we know...

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Announcements / August 27, 2014

Yorkville gets a modern old-school barber shop

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$50 per haircut might not seem like much to those who frequent a decent hair salon, but for men who've grown accustomed to a much cheaper rate at an old-school barber shop it's sticker shock. But perhaps if there's anywhere in Toronto this price will fly its Yorkville and and...

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