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Union Station throwing a free block party next month

Posted by Amy Grief / May 19, 2016

union stationNo, it's not another bait-and-switch event. This time, Union Station is pairing with TD Bank Group to throw a free party at the Union Station Plaza, which backs on to Front Street.

If you stop by between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on June 2, you'll get to see Canadian artists Shawn Hook and Francesco Yates perform. Apparently, this will serve as the kick-off event for a summer-long roster of free, outdoor programming in front of Union Station.

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Bieber gets custom skateboards from Toronto students

Posted by Amy Grief / May 18, 2016

justin bieber torontoThe Purpose World Tour landed in Toronto tonight and it looks like our city has a case of Bieber fever. We not only got two concerts, but we're also playing host to a Purpose pop-up shop. And to thank the Biebs, a group of local students just gave him the ultimate gift.

Since Bieber is a big fan of skateboarding, the MLSE (Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainments) Live's artist gifting program teamed up with the Oasis Skateboard Factory - a TDSB program where students earn credits by running their own skateboard business - to create 14 custom decks for the internationally renowned pop star.

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Now you can get your own mini Drake

Posted by Amy Grief / May 18, 2016

Mini DrakeBe like Ellen and carry around Drake in your pocket. It's easy to do thanks to Toronto-based web developer Andrew Gardner. That's because he created a miniature 3D-printed version of our city's favourite rapper.

Gardner's bringing the Views album cover (and subsequent meme) to life with his Tiny Drake, which he's currently selling through the custom 3D printing company Shapeways.

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Drake just appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Posted by Amy Grief / May 18, 2016

drake ellenToronto's unofficial spokesperson, Drake, is making the rounds on the American media circuit to promote his latest (and greatest?) album Views. On Saturday night, he crushed it on SNL as both the host and musical guest and today, he made an appearance on popular daytime program The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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Free outdoor concerts at Yonge and Dundas all summer

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / May 17, 2016

free outdoor concerts yonge dundasFree outdoor concerts are back for another run this summer at Yonge and Dundas square. Curated by the team at Massey Hall, Indie Fridays will take over the bustling pedestrian zone starting June 24 - September 2 at 8pm.

There's literally something for everyone this year with genres spanning hip hop, reggae, latin, soul and francophone. The price is right, the diversity is top notch, and there's still more to be announced.

Here's the full summer lineup so far.

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5 up and coming metal bands in Toronto

Posted by Shazia Khan / May 14, 2016

metal bands torontoSome of Toronto's newest and most exciting metal bands are gearing up to play the fourth annual edition of Briefcasefest. The music festival will once again shine a light on the most imaginative and avant-garde heavy music being brewed throughout Eastern Canada and beyond.

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