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New food truck brings a taste of Brazil to Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / July 23, 2014

acai dreamzzAcai Dreamzz is out to show Torontonians that acai goes way beyond fancy juice on the supermarket shelf. The two-month-old food truck serves up the berry the way it's eaten in Brazil; crushed into a frozen sorbet-like pulp and topped off with some fresh fruit.

Read my profile of Acai Dreamzz on Toronto Food Trucks.

Who is Ford family political candidate Michael Ford?

Posted by Chris Bateman / July 23, 2014

michael fordFirst there was Rob, and then there was Doug, and now there's Michael Ford, the latest in Etobicoke's most famous family to express a desire to hold political office. Late last week, after several months of speculation, the youngest of the Ford clan to dabble in municipal politics filed the necessary papers to run in Ward 2, the area currently represented by his uncle, Doug.

What do we know about Michael Ford? Honestly, very little.

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The top 69 coffee shops in Toronto by TTC subway stop

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 22, 2014

ttc subway mapA cup of coffee can be the silver lining in any morning commute, and cafes along the subway line happen to make for ideal meeting spots and act as an oasis for wi-fi on the go. While the core boasts the highest concentration of indie cafes, as the map spreads out you'll find mostly the big chains.

Here are the best places to get your caffeine fix nearby all 69 TTC subway stops.

Get a large version of this map here. And don't forget to download our free iPhone app where you can always look up places nearby TTC subway stops.

See also:

The top 69 bars in Toronto by TTC subway stop
The top 69 cheap eats in Toronto by TTC subway stop

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Is the Distillery about to get another soaring condo?

Posted by Derek Flack / July 22, 2014

distillery district condoPlans are afoot to bring another soaring condo to the Distillery District. Already home to a number of recent developments, including the smart-looking Pure Spirit condos, the south end of the former industrial area could soon feature a 57-storey KPMB-designed tower. Urban Toronto has the early info on this one, which would be built on a portion of the Distillery that's currently home to a parking lot and effectively enclose the space by blocking off the view and sound of the nearby Gardiner Expressway and rail corridor.

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House of the week: 9A Casimir Street

Posted by Staff / July 22, 2014

9A Casimir StreetThis house at 9A Casimir doesn't look like much from the outside - really it's just a diminutive warehouse building - but walk through the door and you'll stumble upon a stunning example of modern design and adaptive reuse. The house maintains great warehouse features like exposed brick, high beamed ceilings, and industrial accents. But it's not all look - it's livable too, with modern kitchens and bathrooms, central air, and finished basement. Who says you have to pick fashion over function?

The second floor is made up of a large master suite including an en suite bathroom, walk in closets, and a fireplace. Floor to ceiling windows open up onto a large deck with great unobstructed views of downtown. A perfect private space away from the rest of the house. No pesky kids getting in the way of romantic evenings!

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5 things you didn't know about John Tory

Posted by Chris Bateman / July 21, 2014

toronto john toryJohn Tory is without a doubt the most politically experienced candidate among this year's mayoral hopefuls. Since the late 1970s, the wily conservative strategist and perennial business leader has held numerous high-profile positions, yet he has only held political office once, as an MPP from 2005 to 2007.

Tory got his start in politics while a student at University of Toronto Schools, a prep school affiliated with the university, when a friend convinced him to buy a $1 membership to the York Mills Young Progressive Conservatives Association. "It sounded like an interesting thing to do. He made it a story with a little intrigue. He made it all sound very exciting. If I bought a card, I could vote for this friend of his who was running for treasurer against this other fellow who was somehow bad news," he told The Star in 1983.

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