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15 urban explorers from Toronto to follow on Instagram

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 26, 2014

urban explorers torontoToronto is home to an impressive population of urban explorers who use Instagram as a creative outlet. From rooftoppers to underground adventurers, these photographers capture parts of Toronto that most of us don't have access to, and it's intriguing to see these novel views of the city appear in one's daily feed.

Here are 15 Toronto urban explorers to follow on Instagram.

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Eat & Drink

This week on DineSafe: Bymark, School, Buster's Sea Cove, San Francesco Foods, Brass Taps Pizza Pub

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 26, 2014

dinesafeThis week on DineSafe there were no closures, though the list is made up of establishments of otherwise good repute. Mark McEwan's Bymark gets a yellow card for #dishwasherproblems, while School Bakery & Cafe has a problem with pests.

Here is the rest of the week on DineSafe.

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Sports & Play

Your photos of the 2014 CNE

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 25, 2014

CNE Toronto 2014The Canadian National Exhibition is already in its final week, meaning there are just seven days left to gorge on outrageous foods and ride the midway 'til you're dizzy. We challenged our readers to share their favourite moments at this year's CNE and selected the above photo from johnstewart, who scores our prize of a Pure Leaf Real Brewed Kit.

Check out all the submissions in our CNE photo stream.
Eat & Drink

The top 5 vegan ice cream sandwiches in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 24, 2014

vegan ice cream sandwiches TorontoThe top vegan ice cream sandwiches in Toronto will keep dairy-averse folks from missing out on some of Toronto's tastiest frozen treats. By popular demand, I've assembled this list of the ultimate, hand-held frozen alternatives for those living life dairy-free. (Bonus: Many of them omit gluten as well.)

Honourable mentions go to Bunner's Bake Shop and APieCalypse Now!, who both make delicious (but not frozen) cookie sandwiches - so, technically, they're whoopie pies (though I bet they taste great too, if you store them in the freezer).

Here are my picks for the top vegan ice cream sandwiches in Toronto.

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Announcements

Old-school College St. diner gets a brand-new menu

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 24, 2014

Mars Food TorontoLike many of Toronto's retro diners, the quality of food at this College Street greasy spoon had been diminishing in recent years (or maybe just unable to keep up with the city's increasingly sophisticated tastes). Proving that it's not stuck in the past, the neighbourhood institution has given its menu an update. There are hits and misses at breakfast, and a few major improvements to the sandwich menu - all still served in a nostalgic environment, priced reasonably and readily accompanied by bottomless coffee.

Read my profile of Mars Food in the restaurants section.
Announcements

New Greek diner serves late-night eats all week long

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 23, 2014

tzatziki restaurant torontoThere's a brand-new gyro shop on the east side. Just off the beaten path in Pape Village you'll find this newly opened diner serving locals at lunch and hungry crowds into the wee hours of the morning. The menu offers a dozen pita wraps to pick from, plus big dinners, assorted mezedes and home-style specials.

Read my profile of Tzatziki in the restaurants section.
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