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Document claims Ghomeshi built culture of fear at CBC

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / November 6, 2014

cbc ghomeshi torontoAs sexual assault allegations continue to swirl around disgraced CBC host Jian Ghomeshi - including allegations that he harassed female staffers - a secret document drafted by staff at Q, published by the Globe and Mail, sheds more light on the internal culture at the show that made Ghomeshi a household name.

Though the doc, compiled to air employees' complaints about the show with program bosses, doesn't touch on any inappropriate sexual conduct, staff write that they feel they're at "the whim of the host ... if we don't do what he says, we will be punished in some way."

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Amazon to offer same day delivery in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / November 6, 2014

Amazon shipping torontoBuying things from Amazon just got even more difficult to resist, with the announcement that the company will offer same day shipping to both Toronto and Vancouver. About a million products that the company carries -- ranging from books to electronics -- will be offered as part of the program, which promises that items ordered before noon on a given day will arrive at one's address by 9pm. That'll come in handy for those of us with a penchant online shopping and last minute gifts, a combination that was previously not so hot.

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10 photos of fall colours in Toronto from 2014

Posted by Derek Flack / November 5, 2014

fall colours torontoFall colours in Toronto have mostly faded to a tired brown hue, though there are still pockets of saturated yellows to been seen in various parts of the city. Even as we're well past peak when it comes to autumn foliage, there's still enough leaves clinging to branches to make a stroll through a ravine a worthwhile experience. As far as the height of fall goes, members of our Flickr group have that well covered. From High Park to the Don Valley to downtown streets, Toronto might just be at its prettiest in October.

Check out 10 photos of fall colours in Toronto this year.
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What's Psychic Brunch like in Toronto?

Posted by Aubrey Jax / November 5, 2014

Psychic Brunch TorontoIf you live in Toronto, brunch has touched you. Even if you're not enamoured with the concept enough to join a regular group (professional or Sex and the City style), nor do you harshly judge those who regularly Instagram it or rely on the meal as a tent peg for a questionably assembled social life, you've skimmed a list or sipped mimosas celebrating the calorie laden meal that isn't quite breakfast, isn't quite lunch, but comes with a slice of cantaloupe (or donut disguised as a bagel) at the end.

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Man says Ghomeshi fondled him at YorkU in early '90s

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / November 4, 2014

Ghomeshi YorkA male student who worked for Jian Ghomeshi during the former CBC broadcaster's student days at York University has become the third person to put their name to public accusations of sexual assault. Though Ghomeshi has been met in the past week with an escalating tally of violent sexual assault accusations against women, Jim Hounslow, who currently works at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, is the only male to have come forward.

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The 10 most famous people from Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / November 4, 2014

famous people torontoCelebrities from Toronto have successfully risen to the very top of the pop culture heap. We can bang on endlessly about whether or not we're a "world-class city" (whatever that means), but we can at least take comfort in the fact that we've been able to produce world-renowned names in the fields of music, acting, design, comedy, and Hindenburg-calibre public embarrassments.

Of course, some of Toronto's most notable sons are world-renowned, while others are just Canadian-famous (or, even worse, Toronto-famous). After some internal debate - would they be just as likely to know this person in Paris as they would at home? - we rounded up the 10 biggest household names who were either born in the GTA or spent a significant portion of their formative years here.

Honourable mentions go to stars like Will Arnett, Rachel McAdams, Nina Dobrev, Howie Mandel and David Cronenberg, and dozens of others. We're sorry there wasn't room on the list, but you guys have legions of fans, and probably some really nice houses, so it all works out.

Here are our picks for the 10 most famous people from Toronto.

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