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Arts

Major contemporary art fest coming to Union Station

Posted by Derek Flack / November 28, 2014

Villa TorontoToronto will play host to the fourth in a series of important international art festivals in the new year. Co-organized by Raster Gallery in Warsaw and Art Metropole, over 20 contemporary art galleries will take over Union Station between January 16-23rd for Villa Toronto.

While not all the details have been made public, the participating galleries have been revealed. It's an impressive lineup, including locals like Jessica Bradley, Cooper Cole, Clint Roenisch, and Erin Stump alongside international spaces like i8 (Reykjavik), IBID Projects (London/LA), Johann K├Ânig (Berlin), LABOR (Mexico City), Misako & Rosen (Tokyo), and of course Raster.

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Eat & Drink

What's happening with the north St. Lawrence Market?

Posted by Derek Flack / November 28, 2014

st lawrence market north buildingIt's been over four years since designs were approved for a brand new St. Lawrence Market North building, but you'd be forgiven for forgetting that the project was still in the works given that very little by way of progress has happened since that time. There is, however, a light at the end of the tunnel -- one that market-visitors will be able to get a glimpse of soon.

Thanks to Urban Toronto, we now have an idea of what the temporary structure slated to replace the north building will look like. The first signs of construction have popped up at 125 Esplanade, where business will be conducted during the demolition of the current north market and its eventual replacement, which is slated for completion in 2016.

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Photo of the Day

Frost at Brookfield Place

Posted by Derek Flack / November 28, 2014

City

Doug Ford will not be running for the PC leadership

Posted by Derek Flack / November 27, 2014

Doug FordDoug Ford surprised many people this morning when he announced that he will not make a run at the provincial Tory leadership. The former city councillor and Toronto mayoral candidate announced that he wasn't interested in making a bid for the role on account of the strong candidates currently in the race and in particular his support for Christine Elliott.

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Film

New timelapse the ultimate in Toronto skyline porn

Posted by Derek Flack / November 26, 2014

Toronto timelapseIt's been a while since we've posted a timelapse video of Toronto, but the wait will have proved worth it once you take a look at this new sequence that shows off the majesty of our city's skyline. The title is, of course, apt. This is an unabashed example of skyline porn, where the video is most concerned with offering a feast for the senses rather than an underlying narrative or theme.

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City

Toronto ranked 9th best city in the world to be a student

Posted by Derek Flack / November 26, 2014

20141126-students-toronto.jpgToronto is one of the best cities in the world to be a student according to a new report in the Guardian. In a global ranking of student-friendly cities, our fair town comes in at an impressive ninth, up four spots from last year's report. Other cities to make the top 10 include Paris, Melbourne, London, Sydney, Hong Kong, Boston, Tokyo, Montreal, and Seoul.

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