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Toronto reimagined in series of epic Instagram photos

Posted by Jaclyn Skrobacky / July 26, 2016

Toronto PhotographerToronto-based photographer Justin Main has a unique take on out city. As we've previously noted Main spends up to 10 hours editing his work on Photoshop to create surreal images that often make a statement on current events or pop cultural phenomena. As a result we get to see our city in a way we've never seen it before.

From roller coasters next to the CN Tower to surreal TTC subway floors, here are some of my favourite photos Main has recently posted to Instagram.

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Toronto gets an elaborate new merry-go-round

Posted by Amy Grief / July 23, 2016

Pride of Canada CarouselStep right up to downtown Markham! The growing Toronto suburb may not get an NHL arena, but it does have a new designated downtown area (by Warden and the 407) complete with condos, offices, chain restaurants and a movie theatre.

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Glad Day replacing Byzantium on Church Street

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / July 22, 2016

Glad Day bookshop TorontoWe told you last month that Glad Day Bookshop, Toronto's oldest bookstore and the world's oldest LGBT bookstore as well, was moving. They've now announced the street level location.

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King West bar Early Mercy accused of copying artwork

Posted by Amy Grief / July 18, 2016

Early Mercy TorontoIf you've been to Toronto bar and nightclub Early Mercy, you've probably noticed the hipster-fied portraits of historical figures, like Ghandi, Abraham Lincoln and J.F.K.

Early Mercy's designers PD Labs gives local artist Zimmo Lu artist credit for these quirky pieces. But if you've encountered them before, you'll know they look quite similar to Israeli illustrator Amit Shimoni's Hipstory series.

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What to see at the 2016 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Posted by Amy Grief / July 9, 2016

toronto ourdoor art exhibitionThe Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition has turned 55! And unlike last year, when it had to host its annual art show in September because of Panamania, it's now back at Nathan Phillips Square right in the middle of summer.

The action at this juried fair is on now. Among the 314 exhibitors, you'll find a diverse range of visual artists, including painters as well as those creating multi-media pieces, ceramics, glasswork and wearable art (i.e. jewellery and textiles).

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The top 23 makerspaces in Toronto by neighbourhood

Posted by Alice Prendergast / June 30, 2016

makerspaces torontoThe top makerspaces in Toronto will have you getting crafty all over the city. While it's easy enough to raid the shelves at Michaels and pull up a YouTube tutorial or Pinterest page, things don't always go as planned when it comes to DIY projects. These places offer hands on guidance that'll have you putting together a masterpiece instead of a monstrosity.

Here are my picks for the top makerspaces in Toronto by neighbourhood.

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