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Announcements / October 24, 2014

Where to get Iranian sweets in Tehranto

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Toronto's Iranian community has been coming to this bakery for years to stock up on exquisitely-made Persian cookies and baklava along with French-style pastries and cakes. What began as a wildly successful pastry house in pre-Islamic Revolution Tehran - where Persian royalty used to place special orders for sweet treats...

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Sports & Play / October 24, 2014 / Comments (5)

An insider's guide to Toronto with Sam James

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During the enormous rise of independent coffee shops in the last few years, one name has risen very quickly to the top of the heap: Sam James. After opening his first shop along Harbord (after several years being a barista at places like Manic Coffee and Dark Horse), James' high-quality...

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Announcements / October 24, 2014

Buca expands its empire with new Yorkville outpost

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The long-awaited third location of Buca is now open in Yorkville. The menu of ingredient-driven Italian fare features its signature pizzas and pastas along with an expanded selection of premium seafood preparations. Read my profile of Buca (Yorkville) in the restaurants section....

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City / October 24, 2014 / Comments (28)

Doug Ford team goes on illegal sign spree

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Doug Ford's campaign team hasn't exactly played by the rules when it comes to the placement of election signs. A report from the Toronto Star reveals that Toronto by-law officers have removed 336 illegally placed "Ford for Mayor" signs since October 2nd when candidates were authorized to distribute and post...

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Sports & Play / October 24, 2014 / Comments (11)

How to spend a day in Cabbagetown

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Cabbagetown has had a rollercoaster ride of poverty and gentrification over its near-200-year existence. Pre-1900 Cabbagetown was one of the poorest neighbourhoods of Toronto - the name Cabbagetown was coined because of the cabbages growing in the front yards of the poverty-stricken Irish immigrants who lived there. It reached a...

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Music / October 24, 2014 / Comments (3)

A music fan's guide to the Toronto election

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If Toronto's music and/or nightlife scenes are important to you, take note: Thump has released a handy guide to Toronto's mayoral election. Vice may not be on music's side every time, but this shareable infographic might be what you need to decide between Chow-ing down on chance, living a safe...

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Eat & Drink / October 24, 2014 / Comments (1)

Toronto Food Events: Cask Days, Mix + Mitton, Gluten Free Garage, The Canadian Artisan Tasting Fair

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Toronto Food Events rounds up the most delicious events, festivals, pop-ups, winemaker dinners, supper clubs and other food related happenings in Toronto this week and next. You can find us here every Friday morning. THIS WEEK Ticketed sessions to this weekend's Cask Days are totally sold out, but beer enthusiasts...

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Buca (Yorkville)/ Restaurants

Buca Osteria & Bar, a.k.a Buca Yorkville, is the third outpost from the King Street Food Company. The entrance to the posh new digs is recessed behind the Four Seasons...

London Calling/ Design Stores

London Calling is a home decor and foodstuffs shop in Cabbagetown specializing in - you guessed it - things from Britain. Having lived in London for some time, I was...

Han Ba Tang/ Restaurants

Han Ba Tang is a newly-opened Korean restaurant and bar in North York, featuring traditional ingredients with a modern twist as well as innovative cocktails. The restaurant's name actually means...

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Garrison Bespoke wants to help Toronto's men be their best-dressed selves. The bespoke suiting shop, tucked into a quiet building on Wellington just a stone's throw away from the Financial...

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