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Sports & Play

Target range opening in Regent Park

Posted by Staff / September 19, 2016

StrykeAxe-throwing is all the rage in Toronto, and we're about to get a new facility dedicated to this home-grown sport at Dundas and River Streets in Regent Park.

This will be the second outpost for Stryke Target Range, a facility that's currently based in Brampton. Along with axe-throwing, Stryke also has archery, knife-throwing and air rifles. Here, it costs about $50 per person for a three hours of target practice if you're visiting with a group of four (or more).

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City

TTC's rollout of PRESTO delayed again

Posted by Staff / September 16, 2016

presto ttcThe TTC and delays are pretty much synonymous. So it's really no surprise that the troubled PRESTO rollout is getting pushed back.

Initially, the TTC said it was going to stop accepting Metropasses and tokens by mid-2017. However, as the Globe and Mail reports today, the these methods of payment will become obsolete to subway, bus and streetcar riders no later than the end of next year.

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Film

Matt Damon arrives in Toronto and everyone goes wild

Posted by Staff / September 14, 2016

matt damonMatt Damon arrived in Toronto yesterday for the Canadian premiere of the well reviewed Manchester by Sea. It was a casual affair for the Oscar winner who eschewed finer threads in favour of a jeans and untucked shirt look.

Damon dined at Byblos before walking over to the Princess of Wales theatre. He was later joined by the films stars Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams who dutifully posed for selfies and the traditional red carpet shots.

Check out all the Matt Damon and Manchester by Sea action in this photo gallery.
City

Toronto is now Canada's hottest real estate market

Posted by Staff / September 12, 2016

toronto housing marketToronto and Vancouver are two of Canada's biggest cities, and also the countries two hottest real estate markets. But according to an economist at TD Bank, the Toronto market is now out-scorching Vancouver's.

As TD Bank's Diana Petramala says in the Globe and Mail, the average price of a home in Toronto is up 18 per cent since last year and we hit record sales in August. "Toronto's appreciation in average home prices since early 2015 has now exceeded Vancouver's," she writes.

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City

You can soon buy part of the Toronto Star printing plant

Posted by Staff / September 12, 2016

toronto starThe Toronto Star shut down its Vaughan-area printing plant on July 2 as it began outsourcing to Transcontinental Printing. Now, much of the equipment inside the plant is up for auction.

On Tuesday, September 20, there will be a live auction at the site of the now-shuttered Woodbridge plant, which will be followed by an online version on Wednesday, September 21.

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City

Major city streets closed this weekend in Toronto

Posted by Staff / September 9, 2016

toronto road closuresGood luck driving around Toronto this weekend. There are lots of road closures to report, but luckily, the subway will be up and running (except for Line 1 between Downsview and Wilson).

Thanks to TIFF's annual Festival Street, King is closed between University and Spadina. It'll reopen on Monday at 5 a.m. It's a pleasure to walk down a car-free King Street, but if you rely on the 504 to get to-and-fro, check out the streetcar's alternate route. And remember, there will be no service between York and Charlotte.

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