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Sports & Play

10 things to do near the lake this summer in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / July 1, 2016

lake summer torontoSummer is the time for Toronto folk to fully and properly enjoy Lake Ontario. We often take this natural wonderland for granted, but there are so many different ways to take advantage of its various pleasures that it would an utter shame to let the warmest months pass by without spending some serious time at on the water.

Here are 10 things to do on or near the lake this summer in Toronto.

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City

It's a long weekend full of road closures in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / June 30, 2016

road closures torontoCanada Day Weekend brings a whole lot of activity to Toronto, and with that comes road closures. Fortunately, traffic is reduced thanks to the exodus up north that so many people make to various lakeside retreats, but you'll still want to navigate around the city carefully given how many streets are shutdown for various events this weekend.

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Eat & Drink

Toronto bars open until 4am Canada Day long weekend

Posted by Derek Flack / June 29, 2016

last call torontoThe first long weekend of the summer is upon us and now there's even more reason to stay up late. Along with a ton of Pride-related parties over the next few days, a huge number of bars will be serving until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday (July 1 and 2).

Here's a roundup of bars serving way late this Canada Day long weekend in Toronto.

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Arts

Luminato marks 10 years with its best festival to date

Posted by Derek Flack / June 27, 2016

Luminato festival 2016The 10th edition of the Luminato Festival wrapped up last night at the Hearn Generating station, capping off two weeks of artistic and cultural activity in a space that was almost unthinkable for such a purpose just a few years ago. To say that this year's version of the festival was a success would be a wild understatement.

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Sports & Play

A skywatcher's guide to summer in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / June 27, 2016

skywatching torontoSummer in Toronto and its surrounding area is the best time to do a little skywatching. For most celestial events it doesn't take a whole lot of planning to take in the spectacle: you just need to know when something is happening, where to look, and to make sure your drink is topped up. Sometimes light pollution is an issue, but that's what cottages and camping are for.

Here's a skywatcher's guide to summer in Toronto.

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City

That time when Highway 2 was the gateway to Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / June 26, 2016

highway 2 torontoBefore the birth of the 401 and the Gardiner Expressway in the 1950s, the main gateway to Toronto from the east and west was Highway 2. Known locally as Kingston Road and Lake Shore Road (later Boulevard) on either side, the highway was home to tourist enclaves and roadside activity that would eventually die out in the 1960s and '70s.

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