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City / December 21, 2014 / Comments (13)

The secret life of pigeons in Toronto

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The pigeons of Toronto get a bad rap. Often maligned as "rats with wings," the birds that roost on our window ledges and flock in our public spaces are actually intelligent, social creatures with uncanny navigational abilities and complex mating rituals. First, let's clear up a common misconception. The feral...

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Music / December 21, 2014 / Comments (0)

The top 5 new live music venues in Toronto from 2014

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New music venues in Toronto this year blew my expectations. A ton of spaces opened their doors to the city's thriving music scene, from new bars with solid setups to an impressive number of artist-run DIY spaces. We saw shows at 811, Coalition, the HMV Underground, the newly opened Smiling...

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Radar / December 21, 2014 / Comments (0)

The top 5 free events in Toronto: December 22-28 2014

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Free events in Toronto this week come in handy since you spent all your money on gifts, and you're about to spend money you don't have on things you would never otherwise buy thanks to Boxing Day blow-out sales. Oh, the lives of the down and more-than-out. As always, free...

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Film / December 21, 2014 / Comments (2)

The top 10 movies to see during the holidays in Toronto

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With the usual cacophony of cack available to waste your time with on Netflix, CraveTV, Shomi, TMN, on-demand, Blurays, DVDs, torrents, streams and possibly still VHS, the holidays are actually a great excuse to get out of the house and rediscover what it's like to watch movies as they were...

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Music / December 21, 2014 / Comments (0)

10 songs that capture the spirit of The Village

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All this month, we're making playlists about the spirit of select Toronto neighbourhoods. Our second playlist strolls through The Church Wellesley Village....

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Announcements / December 21, 2014

Popular Toronto steakhouse is a sleek shrine to meat

Jacobs and Co Steakhouse

It might not have the history or character of some of Toronto's more established chophouses, but this steakhouse stands out from the pack thanks to its airy, contemporary atmosphere. While the setting feels very in vogue, the menu is as classic as can be, featuring thick slabs of meat, old...

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Announcements / December 20, 2014

Toronto gets a modern take on the bridal shop

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If the thought of being fussed over at a bridal salon or shopping for bridesmaids' dresses sounds kind of terrifying, have no fear: A new bridal shop on Ossington offers a fun, relaxed shopping experience. Brides-to-be get the most real estate, with a tentlike space at the back of the...

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Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse/ Restaurants

Jacobs & Co. is one of Toronto's most distinguished steakhouses. It's the type of powerhouse restaurant where pro hockey players, celebrities and suits hold court and celebratory crowds gather to...

Loversland/ Fashion Stores

Loversland is a new shop catering to offbeat brides (and the people that love them, plus all their friends). Open just a few weeks on Ossington, the romantic, relaxed store...

The Derby/ Restaurants

The Derby opened this past summer on Dundas West at Dufferin, and it's what I'd classify as a classy neighbourhood sports pub (if a bar has a banker's/library lamp as...

Bill Hicks Bar/ Bars

Bill Hicks Bar is a new rock-meets-dive-meets-tiki bar (basically, the bar version of a hypothetical love child between Dave Grohl, Gary Busey, and Matthew McConaughey in his bongo phase). Posthumously...

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