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Templar Hotel rumoured to be up for sale

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / April 17, 2014

templar hotelThe most secretive boutique hotel in Toronto looks to have fallen on hard times. Rumours are swirling that the Templar Hotel, located at 348 Adelaide St. W., has fallen into a power of sale after the hotel's mortgage fell into arrears, with an initial list price of $13 million.

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Fashion & Style

The top 10 deals at Toronto Spa Week 2014

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / April 16, 2014

spa week torontoToronto Spa Week is back again - get ready to relax harder than you've ever relaxed in your life. The event's spring 2014 edition will soon be upon us, bringing discounts deeper than a Swedish tissue massage.

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Queen St. vintage landmark going strong 34 years later

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / April 13, 2014

black market torontoThis massive vintage store has been floating around the intersection of Queen and John in one form or another since 1980, but its latest incarnation - a huge basement stuffed to the low ceiling with inexpensive vintage and new cheap thrills - has become a landmark of sorts, anchoring the corner in a way that only the CHUM building can rival.

Just as it did in the early '80s, the store is a magnet for young Torontonians with a penchant for artsy, alternative fashion - but anyone with $10 to spare and an afternoon to kill can find a piece worth bragging about.

Read my profile of Black Market Vintage in the fashion section.

Underground barber shop famed for its fades

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / April 12, 2014

mad one barber torontoHidden in a corner of Black Market Vintage's basement space on Queen West, a crew of barbers has pulled in a devoted clientele of Toronto guys (and gals, and even some kids). Their secret: Prize-winning fades and an underground version of an old-school barbershop's relaxed, open atmosphere.

Read my profile of Mad One Barber Shop in the Fashion section.
Eat & Drink

New brew pub coming to College and Lansdowne

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / April 10, 2014

lansdowne brewery torontoThese are boom times for new Toronto breweries. Hot on the heels of Muddy York's opening announcement and Liberty Village Brewing's first large-scale product rollout to Toronto bars comes Lansdowne Brewery, a new brew pub set to appear at College and Lansdowne.

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Fashion & Style

Junction Flea moves out of the Junction

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / April 9, 2014

junction flea torontoToronto's bargain hounds, vintage seekers and craft lovers will have a new hunting ground this summer: the Junction Flea has found a new home on Sterling Road, just south of Perth, in the Junction Triangle. The new location, which appears to be an empty lot nestled among industrial buildings, is a quick walk up from Dundas West, down from Bloor, or just off the Railpath.

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