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City

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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City

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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City

Tory carries six point lead over Ford in latest poll

Posted by Derek Flack / October 16, 2014

John ToryJohn Tory is six points ahead of Doug Ford with less than two weeks to go before the municipal election, according to a new poll by Forum Research. In the company's last poll on October 6th, Tory and Ford were neck and neck. Forum has the current breakdown of candidates as follows: Tory at 39 per cent, Ford at 33 per cent, and Olivia Chow at 23 per cent.

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Tech

Hailo Toronto is definitely shutting down

Posted by Derek Flack / October 15, 2014

Hailo TorontoHailo Toronto will cease operations along with the rest of the company's branches throughout North America. When news broke that the company would cease North American operations to focus on European and Asian markets, a glimmer of hope remained for the local branch, which sought a licensing agreement with the parent company to continue what it characterized as "thriving" business in Toronto.

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News Flash

Vote for your favourite photo of Nuit Blanche 2014

Posted by Derek Flack / October 14, 2014

nuit blanche 2014This year we partnered with the City of Toronto on the official Scotiabank Nuit Blanche photo contest. Participants tagged their best pics from the night with #snbTOBlogTO on Instagram and uploaded directly to our Scotiabank Nuit Blanche stream in the hopes of winning one of three prizes from Henry's Camera.

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