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What you need to know about the 2016 Rogers Cup

Posted by Derek Flack / July 18, 2016

Rogers Cup toronto 2016The 2016 Rogers Cup in Toronto runs from July 23 to 31, and features a stacked field of Canadians for this year's tournament. Some of the top 10 seeds on the ATP Tour are registered to play at the event, and while Federer, Nadal and Murray have all bowed out, we're still guaranteed to see some of the best players in the game on court in Toronto.

Here's what you need to know about the 2016 Rogers Cup in Toronto.

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The life and death of the Toronto strip mall

Posted by Derek Flack / July 17, 2016

strip mall torontoThe strip mall came into prominence in Toronto and North America at large in the years that followed the Second World War. Car ownership was rapidly on the rise, suburban areas were being developed en masse, and no one was much concerned about the space taken up by surface parking lots.

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The useless beauty of Toronto's abandoned office tower

Posted by Derek Flack / July 17, 2016

whitney block towerToronto is home to a few Art Deco towers, including Commerce Court North and the Tower Automotive Building on Sterling Road. One of the city's most beautiful examples of this architectural style, however, is the least appreciated. Completed in 1932, The Whitney Block Tower tends to lack due attention likely because it's been abandoned since the 1960s.

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10 Toronto businesses that have outlasted the rest

Posted by Derek Flack / July 17, 2016

Toronto businessesToronto is home to a host of iconic businesses, but many of them are so ingrained in our experience of the city that we fail to appreciate just how influential and old they really are. It's not easy to keep a business prosperous through generational shifts and the radical transformation of consumer taste, but some enterprises have truly stood the test of time.

Here are 10 Toronto businesses that have outlasted the rest.

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Tech

How to cut cable forever in Toronto with Internet TV

Posted by Derek Flack / July 16, 2016

internet tv box torontoThe reign of cable television is under threat from all sides, from the rise of iTunes to the ubiquity of Netflix to the latest development, internet TV boxes that provide live streaming as well as thousands of movies and television shows all for free.

Such devices have actually been around for quite a while (as have jailbroken Apple TVs), but only over the last few years have they started to attract a mass following, so much so that the major cable companies in Canada have taken significant legal action to stop the sale of loaded Internet TV boxes.

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What kind of condo does $900K get you in Toronto?

Posted by Derek Flack / July 15, 2016

900K condo TorontoThe $900,000 condo in Toronto is an awkward price bracket. Not only are there less listings in this range than you might expect, but it's not always easy to differentiate between these units and ones that cost significantly less money. If, however, you're looking for a spacious unit in a building that's been around for more than decade, this is where many such condos start.

Here's what a $900,000 condo looks like in Toronto.

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