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Where to go in Toronto for homemade Italian sausages

Posted by Staff / July 31, 2014

sorellaIf you like sausages and you like to keep things simple this butcher/sausage slinger on Dundas West in the Junction just might be the ticket. Go here to find fresh barbecued sausages for $5 or get a lunch combo for only a buck more.

Read my profile of Sorella Toronto in the restaurants section.

The Junction gets in on the juice bar trend

Posted by Staff / July 30, 2014

juice bar junctionJuice bars have taken off this year with a new one opening almost every few weeks in the city. The big trend is to do premium juices, cold-pressed and all natural and the latest entrant in the Junction is doing just this.

Read my profile of The Raw Chemist Juice Bar in the restaurants section.

Where to learn to build your own guitar in Toronto

Posted by Staff / July 29, 2014

school of lutherieEver dreamed of building your very own six-string? This hidden-away Leslieville school can teach you the craft of lutherie, from beginner courses that teach the basics of repairs to a one-year program that will give you all the know-how you need to open up shop on your own. To take the guesswork out, you can even spend a week building your own new axe from a kit of pre-cut parts (a Telecaster, Strat, Les Paul or P-bass - pick your poison).

Find out more in my profile of the Canadian School of Lutherie.

Queen and Sherbourne gets a beer and seafood saloon

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 28, 2014

Black Irish Oyster Saloon TorontoTaking over a former Popeye's on the corner of Queen and Sherbourne, this long in-the-works pub features a tough interior that suits the rough-and-tumble location - then contrasts it sharply with an opulent menu that includes oysters, lobster poutine and house-made potato gnocchi. Talk about a transformation.

Read my profile of Black Irish Whiskey Bar & Oyster Saloon in the restaurants section.

Established Toronto art galleries continue exodus west

Posted by Staff / July 27, 2014

Clint RoenischThe Toronto gallery scene continues its push westward as condo pressure and rising rents drive more and more spaces away from previously gallery-rich areas like Ossington and West Queen West. This well established gallery joins the club in leaving its long held spot at Queen and Shaw for a larger, warehouse-style space on St. Helens. If the first show was any indication, the new location has only served to increase the popularity and creative potential of the space.

Read my profile of the new Clint Roenisch in the galleries section.

Get underground at massive MMA facility in the Annex

Posted by Erica Berman / July 26, 2014

black devil mma torontoThis massive MMA training facility is home to a huge array of equipment and top-level instruction - their head coach has trained several fighters who have gone on to win titles. Don't be intimidated if you're a newbie - the gym's regulars are friendly and the atmosphere is welcoming. The emphasis is on learning technique instead of calorie burn - but with classes this demanding, you'll be in fighting form in no time.

Read my review of Black Devil MMA in the fitness section.
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