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Skate surfing

Posted by Derek Flack / January 31, 2015

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Watch Ryerson's newest building rise at hyper speed

Posted by Derek Flack / January 30, 2015

ryerson student centreIt's been almost five years since the last remains of Sam the Record Man were removed from the corner of Yonge and Gould. In the time that's intervened, Ryerson's bright and shiny Student Learning Centre has risen from the ashes. It was difficult to get excited about the building in the immediate aftermath of Sam's demise, but now that it's almost set to open and the iconic record shop sign has finally found a home, it's possible to step back and appreciate this new addition to Yonge St.

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Eat & Drink

Moe Pancer's deli calls it quits after 50+ years

Posted by Derek Flack / January 30, 2015

Moe pancers closedMoe Pancer's deli is the latest in a long line of old school Toronto restaurants to pull the plug. Open since 1957, the corned beef staple closed its doors recently after failing to keep up with rent. The Pancer family sold the business in 2010 before briefly partnering up on Pancer's Deli Emporium in Vaughan, which is now owned solely by Frank Houston.

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Winter Crossing

Posted by Derek Flack / January 30, 2015

City

Toronto ranked the best city to live in the world

Posted by Derek Flack / January 29, 2015

toronto safest cityToronto has been ranked the best city to live in the world by the Economist. The ranking aggregates Toronto's performance across a range of indexes, which include safety, livability and cost of living. National level rankings like the Economist's Democracy and Global Food Security Index were also factored into the overall rank. So, like, we're the best. Give yourself a pat on the back.

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Province considers lowering speed limits in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / January 29, 2015

speed limit torontoThe provincial government is looking into the reduction of speed limits in Toronto and other cities across Ontario in a bid to improve safety for pedestrians and cylists. The default speed limit in Toronto and other municipalities is 50kph, but there's been pressure to lower this number for years. A 2010 report from the Chief Coroner requested that municipalities have the option to reduce the default speed limit to 40kph, which allows a car to stop roughly five metres quicker than one traveling 10 kilometres faster (8 metres vs. 13).

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