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Bloor St. bike lanes coming very soon

Posted by Amy Grief / July 26, 2016

bloor bike laneThe long-awaited Bloor Street bike lanes are finally coming to fruition. On August 2, the city of Toronto will start construction on these lanes, which will run from Avenue to Shaw, as the Toronto Star reports today.

The lanes should be ready by mid-August. They're part of a pilot project and the city will reevaluate in 2017 to decide whether or not to keep them in place.

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Toronto stores say LRT construction could kill business

Posted by Staff / July 25, 2016

Yitz's DeliParts of Toronto's Eglinton Avenue are already messy thanks to the incoming Crosstown LRT. But as the city gets ready to start building stations, some local businesses are getting worried, especially those between Braemar Avenue to Oriole Parkway.

As Post City reports, the public works and infrastructure committee is looking at Metrolinx's construction plan for the Avenue Road station. If it goes through, street parking might be eliminated, sidewalks near the station exits and entrances could close, and concrete barriers and fences might go up in front of street-facing storefronts.

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Massive thunderstorm gives Toronto early wake up call

Posted by Amy Grief / July 25, 2016

Toronto thunderstormYou may have had an early wake up call in Toronto this morning. That's because at around 5 a.m. we got hit with a massive thunderstorm, and this one was particularly loud - so don't be embarrassed if you were cowering under your sheets in terror.

For about an hour, the lightning was so intense and frequent that it seemed as though the sunrise had come early. The rain was also heavy enough to cause localized flooding, though most of it had dissipated by the time the storm passed on.

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This was the worst heat wave in Toronto history

Posted by Derek Flack / July 24, 2016

toronto heat wave 1936Toronto might suffer during today's heat waves, but before the advent of air conditioning, an extended period of 30+ Celsius temperatures could be downright dangerous. Such was the case during the city's worst ever heat wave, which took place between July 8 to 15, 1936.

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The top 5 weekend getaways from Toronto for families

Posted by Derek Flack / July 23, 2016

weekend getaway toronto familiesThe top getaways for families from Toronto tend to be places where there's a lot going on and very little need to travel outside of a confined area. From resorts to tourist destinations, the idea is to pick a spot that combines plenty of activity for the kids and some rest and relaxation for the adults.

Here are my picks for the top weekend getaways from Toronto for families.

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Toronto is the hottest city in the country right now

Posted by Staff / July 22, 2016

toronto weatherIt feels like a raging inferno in Toronto today. Temperatures are currently sitting at around 35 C, but it feels closer to 38 C with the humidex. Thankfully, there's a bit of a breeze so it's somewhat bearable outside.

As 680 News reported, Pearson Airport is recording the highest temperatures in the country right now, making Toronto the hottest city in Canada (but we already knew that, right?).

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