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Road closures in Toronto: May 23-24 2015

Posted by Chris Bateman / May 22, 2015

toronto road closuresRoad closures in Toronto for the weekend of May 23 and 24 rounds up the key transportation shut-downs affecting the city, including street and TTC closures.

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Photo of the Day

All aboard the ghost train

Posted by Derek Flack / May 22, 2015

Eat & Drink

Don't say gentrification as Starbucks headed to the East Danforth

Posted by Derek Flack / May 21, 2015

starbucks east danforthThe East Danforth is about to get its first Starbucks in the space previously occupied by Top Notch Pizza. There's been some community talk about it already, but a development application filed with the City of Toronto confirms that Seattle-based coffee giant has its sights set on northeast corner of Monarch Park and Danforth avenues.

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City

Fewer than 50% of Torontonians have permanent full time jobs

Posted by Derek Flack / May 21, 2015

torontoIn a city that boasts its fair share of scary economic stats (see here and here, for instance), this latest figure from a study undertaken by McMaster University and the United Way might be the scariest of all. 52 per cent of workers across the GTA and Hamilton are employed in temporary, part-time, and/or contract positions.

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City

Condo of the week: 261 King Street East

Posted by Alana Charles / May 21, 2015

261 King Street EastThis two-level loft near King and Sherbourne is on the market for $785,000. It's a one plus den, two bathroom suite at 261 King Street East, located in the Abbey Lane Lofts. The six-storey building was constructed in 2001 by Harhay Developments, known for scads of other boutique projects in the city, and features 28 units with minimal amenities for a lower maintenance fee.

This trendy concrete suite brings more industrial charm to the east end. The multi-level unit feels spacious with double height ceilings and an open second floor for an office and bedroom. The kitchen is cozy ("small") but maximizes space with the living and dining area pooled as one.

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Radar

The top weekend events in Toronto: May 22-24 2015

Posted by Alice Prendergast / May 21, 2015

weekend events torontoWeekend events in Toronto will have you nerding out when Anime North rolls into town this Friday. Gather up your cosplay gear and get geeky with hundreds of anime enthusiasts. If that's not your scene, Doors Open Toronto is also on tap. Take a peek inside some of Toronto's normally closed-off buildings and battle with other photographers to take the best pics.

Here are my picks for the top events happening in Toronto May 22-24, 2015.

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