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City

100 years of the Toronto skyline from Riverdale Park

Posted by Derek Flack / July 27, 2016

riverdale park skyline torontoMany would argue that looking southwest across Riverdale Park is the best view of Toronto, but so often when we examine changes to the city's skyline, we focus on the view from the Port Lands and the Island. There's a reason Broadview Avenue got its name, so let's have a look at this captivating angle of Toronto to see how much has changed over the last century.

This is the view from Riverdale Park East from 1914 to 2015.

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Sports & Play

This is what opening day was like at the Rogers Cup

Posted by Derek Flack / July 26, 2016

Rogers Cup 2016The Aviva Centre was a flurry of activity on Monday, the first official day of the 2016 Rogers Cup. Milos Raonic was all over the place, from the practice courts to the main stadium for the ceremonial first serve, Grigor Dimitrov and Stan Wawrinka celebrated an epic doubles victory, and Canadian star in the making Denis Shapovalov prepared for his very first Masters event.

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Eat & Drink

You can now buy booze online at the LCBO

Posted by Derek Flack / July 26, 2016

lcbo online storeYou can now officially buy booze online at the LCBO. The online shop went live earlier today, and features some 5,000 products from major beer brands to boutique wineries and craft cider.

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City

This was the worst heat wave in Toronto history

Posted by Derek Flack / July 24, 2016

toronto heat wave 1936Toronto might suffer during today's heat waves, but before the advent of air conditioning, an extended period of 30+ Celsius temperatures could be downright dangerous. Such was the case during the city's worst ever heat wave, which took place between July 8 to 15, 1936.

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Music

10 iconic Toronto album covers

Posted by Derek Flack / July 24, 2016

Toronto album coverToronto has produced numerous classic bands and albums, but when it comes to iconic album covers depicting the city and its landmarks, the pickings are slimmer than you might imagine. But, there remain a handful of records that flaunt Toronto with unabashed pride.

Here are 10 iconic Toronto album covers.

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City

The top 5 weekend getaways from Toronto for families

Posted by Derek Flack / July 23, 2016

weekend getaway toronto familiesThe top getaways for families from Toronto tend to be places where there's a lot going on and very little need to travel outside of a confined area. From resorts to tourist destinations, the idea is to pick a spot that combines plenty of activity for the kids and some rest and relaxation for the adults.

Here are my picks for the top weekend getaways from Toronto for families.

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