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Someone BASE jumped off the CN Tower yesterday

Posted by Derek Flack / May 27, 2015

CN Tower BASE JumpCommuters driving past the CN Tower were treated to a surprise show yesterday morning as someone BASE jumped off the CN Tower as part of a promotional video for the upcoming Pan Am Games. A flurry of activity was recorded on Twitter and Instagram as excited witnesses tried to capture the parachuted jumped from the country's tallest structure.

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Toronto NIMBYs get thoroughly roasted

Posted by Derek Flack / May 26, 2015

density creepIt all started with an article in the Toronto Star about a midtown residents group fighting a proposal to replace eight homes on Keewatin Avenue with midsize town house development. Calling themselves the Density Creep Neighbourhood Alliance, the group has come under wide ranging fire for one of the most ridiculous NIMBY stances in recent memory.

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Hookah smoking could be banned at Toronto bars

Posted by Derek Flack / May 26, 2015

hookah ban torontoIt might be the last days for hookah smoking in Toronto bars and restaurants. Toronto Public Health wants to ban shisha on account of what it characterizes as a risk to the public's wellbeing. The report cites health risks that are also affiliated with conventional tobacco smoking, which was recently banned on patios and in parks in addition to the interiors of establishments.

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Revitalized Toronto park to show some love for dogs

Posted by Derek Flack / May 26, 2015

Berczy ParkBerczy Park is located in the shadow of the Gooderham Building (a.k.a. the Flat Iron), and is a very busy place at lunch time as office workers take respite in the small section of green space. It's also become an increasing popular spot for dog owners as condo developments pop up in the vicinity of the St. Lawrence Market.







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Pussy Riot to lead Toronto Pride Parade for 2015

Posted by Derek Flack / May 26, 2015

Pussy RiotPussy Riot will lead this year's Pride Parade. The Russian feminist art collective made famous when its members were incarcerated in the wake of an anti-Putin performance will act as grand marshals for the main parade, which takes place June 28.

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House of the week: 110 Benson Avenue

Posted by Alana Charles / May 26, 2015

110 benson avenue torontoThis converted semi at 110 Benson Avenue in the Wychwood neighbourhood looks nothing like its former self. In 2008, the former red brick dwelling was configured into a modern two-storey by the owner/designer with an open concept footprint and an extension on the main and second levels.

The first floor is light and minimalist with expansive walls and a partition to close off the open layout. The white kitchen is a sticky toddler's playground, and the back wall was replaced with floor-to-ceiling windows, revealing a cozy and private backyard.

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