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Sports & Play

Steamwhistle expands its network of bike repair stations

Posted by Derek Flack / May 22, 2015

steamwhistle bike repair standSteamwhistle has been quietly making Toronto more bike friendly since it installed its first bike repair station outside the brewery back in in 2013. We once dreamed about a roll out of such cycling infrastructure after spotting it in other cities, and now it looks like our wish is set to come true.

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All aboard the ghost train

Posted by Derek Flack / May 22, 2015

Eat & Drink

Don't say gentrification as Starbucks headed to the East Danforth

Posted by Derek Flack / May 21, 2015

starbucks east danforthThe East Danforth is about to get its first Starbucks in the space previously occupied by Top Notch Pizza. There's been some community talk about it already, but a development application filed with the City of Toronto confirms that Seattle-based coffee giant has its sights set on northeast corner of Monarch Park and Danforth avenues.

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City

Fewer than 50% of Torontonians have permanent full time jobs

Posted by Derek Flack / May 21, 2015

torontoIn a city that boasts its fair share of scary economic stats (see here and here, for instance), this latest figure from a study undertaken by McMaster University and the United Way might be the scariest of all. 52 per cent of workers across the GTA and Hamilton are employed in temporary, part-time, and/or contract positions.

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City

This is what the new Broadview Hotel will look like

Posted by Derek Flack / May 21, 2015

Broadview HotelAs the last remains of Jilly's are removed from the facade of the Broadview Hotel, a good picture of the historic building's future has finally been revealed. Earlier schematics showed that renovation efforts would include a four storey addition to the building, which appears in the above rendering as a slick-looking glass box that will add significant square footage without overpowering the historic character of the structure.

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Photo of the Day

Captain John's at dawn

Posted by Derek Flack / May 21, 2015

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