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National Hot Dog Day brings free franks to Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / July 18, 2014

Hot Dog Day TorontoNational Hot Dog Day in Toronto is a relatively new invention, though similar celebrations have taken place since as early as the 1970s south of the border. Our homegrown version was started by Fancy Franks, who will once again carry the torch in support of SickKids charities on July 23rd. The promotion runs at Fancy Franks College St. location between 12-7pm on the patio, where guests will be entitled to one free dog.

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New in Toronto real estate: YC Condos

Posted by Derek Flack / July 17, 2014

yc condos torontoYC Condos at (surprise, surprise) Yonge and College is a dramatic development that while shorter than nearby Aura to the south, is far nicer looking. The two-toned rectangular sections nicely split up the 66-storey tower and the seven story podium retains a good relationship with the neighbouring Odd Fellows Hall (you know, where the Starbucks is on the northwest corner), which is the same height. Let's be clear, this is not on par with, say, Frank Gehry's designs for the Mirvish project on King West, but it's well above average for Toronto condo developments.

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Toronto filmmakers make doc about Brawl on Bay St.

Posted by Derek Flack / July 16, 2014

Brawl on Bay StreetThe Brawl on Bay Street is an bi-annual boxing match featuring high-powered financial executives that's now entering its 14th year. Designed as a sort of Freudian displacement for all the testosterone and combativeness that defines life on Bay St., the concept is pretty straightforward: executives with little to no boxing experience are given a few months to train before engaging in a slugfest in front of all their colleagues at Arcadian Court. While a novel concept, unless you know one of the fighters, it's tough to get too excited about a couple of traders bashing each other's brains out.

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Sports & Play

German fans celebrate World Cup win in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / July 14, 2014

World Cup Toronto GermanyGerman fans in Toronto erupted in celebration as their team pulled out last minute heroics at the 2014 World Cup. Crowds at the Musket restaurant in Etobicoke and outside the CBC Building on Front St. waved flags, sounded their horns, and showed off their lederhosen in the wake of Mario Goetze's clutch goal. The picture was very different at the Sky Ranch Restaurant on Dufferin St. where Argentinian fans assembled with so much hope at the outset of the day.

Check out how Toronto handled all the World Cup Final drama in this photo gallery.
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Kensington Market garden car infrared

Posted by Derek Flack / July 13, 2014

Eat & Drink

The LCBO launches urban concept store

Posted by Derek Flack / July 11, 2014

New LCBO designThe LCBO is trying out a new look for some of its high density urban locations, the first of which has recently opened in the Beaches at 1986 Queen St. East. The new "urban concept store" is a bit like the Beer Store's Boutique location, where greater attention is paid to the design and layout of the store. It won't make the wine taste any better, but it might make wandering aimlessly reading labels a bit more enjoyable of an experience.

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