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Andre De Grasse wins silver medal at Rio Olympics

Posted by Staff / August 18, 2016

andre de grasseAndre De Grasse almost stunned the world tonight, falling to two time defending champion Usain Bolt in the final of the 200m at the Rio Olympics. The Scarborough born De Grasse was widely expected to contend for a medal after the blistering bromance in the semis.

De Grasse clocked in at 20.02. Bolt was at 19.78, well short of his personal best and world record 19.19 time set back in 2009 in Berlin. Prior to the games he had suggested he might be the first athlete to break the 19 second barrier in the distance.

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Toronto ranked 4th most livable city in the world

Posted by Staff / August 18, 2016

torontoOnce again, Toronto has cracked the top five on the Economist Intelligence Unit's list of most liveable cities in the world. We ranked number four, right in front of Calgary and Adelaide, Australia, which tied for fifth place.

Melbourne, Australia, Vienna, Austria, and Vancouver rounded out the top three spots, respectively.

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Someone just walked across the Burlington Skyway

Posted by Staff / August 18, 2016

burlington skywayIf you're afraid of heights, you may not want to watch this video because it appears to show a guy casually strolling on top of the Burlington Bay James N. Allan Skyway (a.k.a. the Burlington Skyway) at sunset.

In the short clip, a man parks his car on the side of the Skyway and starts running up the side of it. He shows the camera the view and even reveals his face - though it's mostly covered by sunglasses and what looks like a white t-shirt.

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News Flash

Vote in 10 new best of categories

Posted by Staff / August 14, 2016

categoriesToday we're opening up voting in our latest Best Of poll. Now you can have your say in 10 categories including Mexican restaurants, nachos, cocktails, gluten free bakeries, menswear stores, barber shops and more.

Take the best of poll here

Voting in the poll ends at noon. on Tuesday August 16.
City

West Toronto Railpath will finally be extended south

Posted by Staff / August 12, 2016

rail path extension torontoThe future of the West Toronto Railpath, which runs next to the Kitchener GO line, looks promising. That's because earlier today, the province announced that it'd be extending it all the way down to King Street.

Currently, the Railpath runs from Dupont to Dundas, but it'll eventually end southeast of the Dufferin Street Bridge. Earlier this year, the city released images of its recommended designs after an extensive Environmental Assessment, but it's unclear what the extension will actually look like or when it's slated to open.

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Park Hyatt hotel on Bloor could become apartments

Posted by Staff / August 10, 2016

park hyatt torontoToronto's getting an influx of rather luxurious rental buildings. And a new project at Bloor and Avenue Road might be the swankiest one yet.

As BuzzBuzzHome reports, the city of Toronto received a development plan to transform the hotel suites in the Park Hyatt Hotel's original south tower into 65 rental units, including both one and two bedroom apartments. The north tower would continue to operate as a hotel.

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