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City Hall puddles

Posted by Derek Flack / April 22, 2014

City

420 rally brings a plume of smoke to Yonge & Dundas

Posted by Derek Flack / April 21, 2014

420 Yonge DundasHundreds of potheads and supporters of the movement to legalize marijuana gathered at Yonge-Dundas Sqaure on Sunday for a smoke-filled display of solidarity. The day started with a parade down Yonge Street just before noon and ended quietly around 5:30pm as the crowd slowly dispersed from the Square (insert hilarious weed-makes-you-hungry joke here). Organizers report that over a 1000 free joints were given out over the day, a number that's easy to believe when you see the plume of smoke that engulfed the crowd in the minutes after the clock struck 4:20 p.m.

Some 50 police officers were on hand, but they kept to the sidelines as the rally went down without incident. There were Rob Ford and Justin Trudeau signs, two weed-focused mascots, and some of the biggest joints you've ever seen. One wonders if the rally is an effective political strategy, but those gathered sure seemed to have fun.

Check out all the 420 action in Toronto in this photo gallery.
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Old meets new

Posted by Derek Flack / April 21, 2014

Sports & Play

Toronto Raptors fans gather outside the ACC to party

Posted by Derek Flack / April 20, 2014

Toronto Raptors Party SquareThe Toronto Raptors started their playoff journey yesterday afternoon against the Brooklyn Nets, drawing thousands of fans to Maple Leaf Square before the game to cheer on the team and celebrate the arrival of post season play in Toronto. Although the on-court affair would ultimately end in disappointment (a 94-87 Nets win), fan enthusiasm remained high until the final buzzer. Marked by pimped out cars, DJs, multiple mascots, and the team's cheerleaders, the spectacle outside the arena was about as grand as the one inside (and a hell of a lot cheaper). The next game goes down on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. To get in on the party, you best plan to arrive a couple of hours early.

Check out all the action from the Raptors Party in the Square in this photo gallery.
Sports & Play

Toronto Raptors playoff fever hits the city

Posted by Derek Flack / April 17, 2014

Toronto Raptors PlayoffsThe Toronto Raptors playoff quest begins Saturday afternoon with a date against the Brooklyn Nets at the Air Canada Centre, and the hype machine is already in full effect. Perhaps it's because the Leafs imploded and missed the post-season, or perhaps it's because this is the Raptors' first playoff appearance in six years, or perhaps it's just because Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) does promotion so well (winning is another matter altogether, of course). Hiring Drake as an ambassador looks like a pretty good move right now. He might even help to bring a nightclub to the ACC, if you can believe it.

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Sports & Play

Cards Against Humanity, the Toronto version

Posted by Derek Flack / April 17, 2014

Cards Against Humanity TorontoCards Against Humanity, the wildly popular party game, has had its fair share of imitators since being launched via a Kickstarter campaign back in 2011, but an unofficial Toronto version of the game (which many argue is itself based on Apples to Apples) is a new development that might interest local experts and those who've played the original one so often that it's impossible be shocked by it anymore.

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