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Lazy day by the lake

Posted by Derek Flack / August 23, 2014

City

Captain John's finally sold and ready to move

Posted by Derek Flack / August 22, 2014

captain johns soldCaptain John's has finally been sold, and a date has been set to remove it from the Toronto Harbour. Entrepreneur James Sbrolla, who bid successfully for the ship a few weeks ago before complications related to its removal put the sale in doubt, came through with the remaining funds (in the neighbourhood of $30,000) this afternoon. While Sbrolla's hope was to save the ship from being scrapped, this ultimately proved too tall a task.

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Eat & Drink

First ever Filipino street festival in Toronto this weekend

Posted by Derek Flack / August 22, 2014

Taste of Manila TorontoTaste of Manila, the first ever Filipino street festival in Toronto, goes down this weekend at Bathurst and Wilson. Organized by the Philippine Cultural Community Centre, the two-day fest will showcase a broad array of Filipino culture, including street food, live music, and folk dancing. Oh, and perhaps most intriguing of all, the event promises to feature the world's largest boodle fight. Better bring an empty stomach.

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City

What about reducing car lanes on downtown Yonge?

Posted by Derek Flack / August 22, 2014

Yonge streetToronto has a long love affair with the idea of making downtown Yonge St. more of a public space than merely a thoroughfare, and once in a while we actually try it out. Last Sunday the first Open Streets TO revived a plan first hatched in the 1970s to turn the street into a pedestrian mall. The latest proposal to reimagine the street comes courtesy of Richard Valenzona, who would reduce two lanes of traffic and eliminate the curb to create a promenade featuring additional pedestrian and patio space.

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Tech

New app lets you compare Toronto mayoral candidates

Posted by Derek Flack / August 21, 2014

toronto mayoral race appThe Toronto mayoral fast approaches. And while the loss of Karen Stintz from the race today should make things ever so slightly easier for voters who have yet to make up their minds (she was only polling at around 4 per cent), those who fall in the undecided category will benefit from a slick new website and app designed to track the platforms of the leading mayoral candidates. Of course there's plenty of articles that track just this kind of information, but the advantage here is that the information is laid out in an easy to digest and graphically pleasing manner.

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City

New in Toronto real estate: Minto Westside condos

Posted by Derek Flack / August 21, 2014

minto westsideMinto Westside is a condo project at Bathurst at Front that, along with the Well, will drastically transform western Front Street. Although only 20-storeys tall, the development has a significant foot print on account of the large size of the site, which will feature a one acre courtyard space around which the condos will be built. While the project is still at the pre-sales stage, the early renderings reveal an architecturally bold design, which eschews the tower aesthetic in favour of something more akin to a campus.

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