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Rare supermoon lunar eclipse to rise over Toronto skies

Posted by Amy Grief / September 2, 2015

supermoon lunar eclipseA supermoon full lunar eclipse will be visible above Toronto on September 27 for the first time since 1982. While supermoons are a fairly regular phenomenon, supermoon lunar eclipses are rare: there have been only five since the dawn of the 20th century.

A total lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes directly into the earth's shadow. Many refer to this a blood moon because sunlight reflecting off earth's surface gives the moon a reddish tint.

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The top 10 places to use your student card in Toronto

Posted by Alice Prendergast / September 2, 2015

student card torontoOne of the big perks of being a post-secondary student is the discounts. They may be a little hard to track down (many restaurants and local stores don't advertise them), but they'll help you save a couple bucks when you're feeling less-than-affluent. Flash your student ID at one of these joints and you'll find yourself with a little more money in your pocket.

Here are my picks for the top places to use your student card in Toronto.

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Trump Tower saga now over as roads re-open

Posted by Amy Grief / September 1, 2015

Trump TowerAfter nearly two days of gridlock, the intersection by Toronto's Trump International Hotel and Tower has finally reopened just in time for rush hour.

"Our understanding from City officials is that the spire on top of the Trump Tower is structurally sound and the affected roads are in the process of being re-opened," read a statement from Mayor John Tory's office.

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Tory wants private sector to cover Toronto Olympic bid

Posted by Amy Grief / September 1, 2015

toronto olympic bidToronto has just under two weeks to decide if it's going to start vying for the 2024 summer Olympics. If the city says yes, Mayor John Tory wants to seek private sector funding to help cover the cost of a bid, which could run between $50-$60 million.

None of the city's budget committee members currently support a bid, as revealed after yesterday's budgetary meeting. Some councillors are wary of spending tens of millions of dollars on an opportunity that may never pan out.

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House of the week: 283 Kenilworth Avenue

Posted by Alana Charles / September 1, 2015

263 Kenilworth Avenue283 Kenilworth Avenue is a multi-level tree house in the heart of the Beaches, currently on the market for $1,690,000. A three-storey dwelling, it's a property that makes an impression with wood ceilings and a mahogany staircase spread over seven levels.

The former dilapidated home was purchased about eight years ago for $250,000, and later flipped and sold for almost six times what the owners originally paid. The result is a 2,800 square foot property that rocked this Beach neighbourhood with three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a landscaped backyard with a "dramatic wall of water."

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The top 10 places for students to shop in Toronto

Posted by Alice Prendergast / September 1, 2015

students torontoThe top places for students to shop in Toronto will have you thriving on a budget. Once you've dropped most of your hard-earned dollars on tuition and textbooks, you're going to need to find some places to accommodate you and your last few pennies. From tech accessories to furniture, these places have got you covered.

Here are my picks for the top places for students to shop in Toronto.

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