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City

This is what the UP Express service looks like in action

Posted by Derek Flack / May 25, 2015

Union Pearson ExpressThe Union Pearson Express opens to the public on June 6, but the service is pretty much ready to go into operation today, which allowed us to get peek at what the new lounge and terminal look like as well as the trains themselves.

While the UP Express doesn't boast the most attractive colour scheme, the interior of the trains is an example of practical comfort. This isn't luxury travel, but it's comfortable and practical in the way that you'd expect of an air-rail link. The understated terminal at Union Station wins points for its modern and minimal design that will likely age well.

Take an advance tour of the Union Pearson Express in this photo gallery.
Sports & Play

Aga Khan Park officially opens to the public

Posted by Derek Flack / May 25, 2015

Aga Khan Park TorontoToronto's newest park is an immaculately landscaped 6.8 plot of land located at the Aga Khan Museum and modelled after traditional Mughal gardens. Designed by Lebanon-based landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic, the idea was to fashion something that worked with the architecture and cultural focus of the site, but that also featured greenery able to withstand the harsh Toronto winter.

The park connects the Aga Khan Museum to the neighbouring Ismaili Centre, and features over a thousand trees, many more shrubs, and serene reflecting pools that highlight the architecture of the two buildings that bookend this space.







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Film

The Open Roof Festival returns for its 6th year

Posted by Derek Flack / May 25, 2015

Open roof festivalToronto's outdoor film and music festival is back for another year, returning to 99 Sudbury for a 10 week run over the course of the summer. The Open Roof Festival will run on Wednesday nights between June 17 and August 19. Having changed venues a few times in the past, the festival seems to have settled on 99 Sudbury, where it can utilize on site caterers to put together a unique menu each week.

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Sports & Play

Toronto's first Children's Museum is now open

Posted by Derek Flack / May 25, 2015

childrens museum torontoToronto parents have something to get rather excited about with the opening of the a new children's museum this weekend in Liberty Village. Even those who don't have kids will likely welcome this news, as the idea of ankle biters being sequestered in one place that can be conveniently avoided means kid-free streets and cafes (everyone wins!).

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Photo of the Day

Sunset Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / May 25, 2015

Film

Suicide Squad crashes a helicopter on Bay St.

Posted by Derek Flack / May 24, 2015

suicide squad torontoLast week it was a plane on Yonge and now it's a helicopter on Bay -- the Suicide Squad production just keeps staging massive crashes in Toronto. It wasn't ever in doubt, but the early indications are that this movie is going to be one hell of a blow-up-blockbuster.

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