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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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Toronto aerial

Posted by Derek Flack / July 11, 2014

Sports & Play

The top 10 places to watch the World Cup Final in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / July 10, 2014

World Cup final TorontoWhere to watch the World Cup Final in Toronto is an easier question to answer than at the outset of the tournament when it seemed that every bar in Toronto was showing the games in some capacity. Now the idea is to find your way to those places that best represent Germany and Argentina or to spots that will have a particularly good vibe for the big game. The following spots are selected for their affiliation to one team or the other and/or for the degree to which they'll prove a fan-friendly environment for the biggest game of the year. May your favourite team win.

Here are the top 10 spots to watch the World Cup Final in Toronto.

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City

New in Toronto real estate: Upper House condos

Posted by Derek Flack / July 10, 2014

Upper House condosThe Upper House condos in Leaside is another mid-sized building coming to Toronto that dispenses with the all-glass look that tends to define many downtown condos in the city. A mostly low rise neighbourhood, the area around this condo has nevertheless witnessed profound development over the last decade, as Laird Drive has gone from a mostly industrial strip dotted with auto body shops and old airplane hangers to a burgeoning retail strip, complete with a sprawling plaza and new restaurants like Against the Grain.

While it will still be a bit of a hike to get to Eglinton for the LRT, which is due a few years after this project is finished, the walk score of 80 already gestures to development's central location (there's two grocery stores and an LCBO within about a kilometre). From a design standpoint, the building is handsome if boring, but the ample outdoor space afforded to each unit makes up for any shortcomings in the aesthetics department.

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