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City / August 27, 2014 / Comments (4)

Which Toronto mayoral candidate rules Twitter?

toronto mayoral candidates twitter

Owning Twitter won't guarantee election success, but a strong social media presence is certainly a good way to broadcast political messages and display a little personality. This election period, Toronto's big four candidates--David Soknacki, Olivia Chow, John Tory, and Rob Ford--have all used Twitter to broadcast campaign promises, share photographs...

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Fashion & Style / August 27, 2014 / Comments (1)

Makeup chain Inglot coming to Yonge and Dundas

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Makeup junkies, heads up: International cosmetics chain Inglot is coming to Toronto. The Polish company, which has stores across Europe and the U.S., will be taking over a retail space in the under-utilized strip at the southern edge of Dundas Square, just a few doors down from the Hard Rock...

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Music / August 27, 2014 / Comments (0)

Robyn + Royksopp dance the night away at Echo Beach

Robyn Royksopp Toronto

Robyn and Royksopp's concert at Echo Beach was one of the most anticipated of the year for fans of off-centre, futuristic pop. The long-time friends and collaborators are touring for this year's Do It Again EP. They did not disappoint with a two hour-plus set of pounding dance beats and...

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Radar / August 27, 2014 / Comments (0)

Today in Toronto: Chris Isaak, Vera Brim, Free Origami Lessons, Wayward 1, Artscape Street Party

Today in Toronto

Today in Toronto stop by the lovely new Ratio venue on College for music from experimental artists Vera Brim (Buffalo MRI) with Tarpit, Father Dust, and Fleshtone Aura. Jim Zub's new comic Wayward, set in Tokyo, will launch with a party at Guu. If you're back at the CNE for...

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Music / August 26, 2014 / Comments (6)

Inside Toronto's largest country music venue (for now)

Northern Comfort Saloon

For all its kid-friendly reputation, the Ex isn't shy about trying to entertain the 19+ crowd once the sun goes down. I tend to think that organizers have mixed results in this capacity. So often the musical acts are dated or no-name bands that do little to inspire interest from...

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Sports & Play / August 26, 2014 / Comments (14)

A guide to pool hopping in Toronto

toronto pool hopping map

This summer has been a total bust for heat lovers. Last year, the City of Toronto issued 13 official heat-related alerts, six of which resulted in pool hours being extended into the night. This year, there have been no alerts, and no officially approved late night swims. Just five days...

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City / August 26, 2014 / Comments (36)

House of the week: 75 Highland Crescent

75 Highland Crescent

75 Highland Crescent certainly fits the description of dream home. This house includes 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and a five car garage on a lot that's over 13,000 square feet large. Floor to ceiling windows are located throughout and bring tons of light into the modern space and open up...

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Goodfolk/ Design Stores

Goodfolk is a brand-new store brimming with vintage curiosities from around the globe, tucked quietly into a strip of stores at Dundas and Broadview. It's an unusual location - the...

Opelle/ Fashion Stores

Opelle, a homegrown handbag line, strikes a balance between everyday style and luxurious materials. For the past five years, designer Amy Malcolm has been quietly producing the leather pieces out...

Mars Food/ Restaurants

Mars Food on College is a place I had previously written off. I had stopped in once, maybe a year ago, for a grilled cheese sandwich, only to be disappointed...

Tzatziki Restaurant/ Restaurants

Tzatziki is a sparkling-new family-run diner on Pape, about 500 metres north of the Danforth. Off the main drag and only in its third week, I'm surprised to find, when...

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