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Toronto ranked 10th on Lonely Planet's 2015 travel list

Posted by Derek Flack / October 21, 2014

20141021-toronto-travel.jpgToronto has been ranked the 10th most desirable travel destination in 2015 by Lonely Planet, the popular publisher of international travel guides. Rather than noting some the more cliched traits Toronto is known for, the guide references specific events and developments that will have an impact next year. Here's the blurb:

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City

Olivia Chow calls for apartment building rating system

Posted by Derek Flack / October 20, 2014

apartment building rating torontoOlivia Chow thinks Toronto should lean on the success of the DineSafe rating system when it comes to improving conditions at our many privately owned apartment buildings. The mayoral candidate called for the implementation of a simple grading system (green/pass, yellow/conditional pass, red/fail) earlier today as part of a collection of ideas to improve rental housing.

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Toronto subway stops that will never happen

Posted by Derek Flack / October 20, 2014

Imaginary ttc subway stopsDo you remember the Queen Street Subway Line? Unless you're a transit geek or into Toronto history, chances are you don't -- because it was never built. Toronto has had so many grand plans when it comes to transit infrastructure, it's both fun and painful to imagine what might have been. Here to help with such a diversion is designer Jon Toews, who has put together a collection of #imaginarystops.

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Post-Ford party planned at city hall for election night

Posted by Derek Flack / October 20, 2014

ford election partyWith the Toronto election just a week away, the Ford-era in city politics could very well be coming to end. John Tory has a decent lead over Doug Ford in the mayoral race, and Ward 2 candidate Andray Domise is making a huge push to thwart Rob Ford's return as city councillor. This news has some people in the mood to party. Hosted by Newmindspace, a huge post-Ford bash is set to go down at city hall on the night of the election under the name "Business as Usual, Folks."

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Eat & Drink

Get free beer when you cast a vote in Ward 19

Posted by Derek Flack / October 16, 2014

vote beer ward 19The incentives to vote in this year's municipal election just get better and better. We've already posted about rewards of cheap beer and free ice cream, and now we've stumbled upon something even better - free beer. There is a catch, though. This offer is only valid for the lucky residents of Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina.

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Man takes epic drone selfie from Scarborough Bluffs

Posted by Derek Flack / October 16, 2014

drone selfie scarborough bluffsThere's selfies, and then there's drone selfies. Visual producer Jon Corbin sent us this short clip of an attempt at a rather epic self portrait at the Scarborough Bluffs, one that is ultimately sabotaged by a random jogger who creeps into the frame and then stays to mug for the camera at the end. If there's one thing that's particularly noteworthy about the video, it's how stunning the the bluffs look when the drone creeps over the edge and hovers above the photographer at the controls. They look enormous from the perspective of the drone.

Have a look.

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