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News Flash

What's open and closed on Simcoe Day 2015 in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 31, 2015

simcoe day 2015What's open and closed on Simcoe Day, Monday August 3, 2015 in Toronto



  • Government offices and banks
  • Libraries
  • Public post offices are closed, and regular mail collection and delivery takes the day off.


  • Outdoor swimming pools, wading pools and splash pads will all be open. Swimming pool schedules are available online.
  • All five City golf courses will be open. See hours and locations posted online.

  • The TTC will operate on holiday service schedule with a start time of 6am.

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News Flash

Road closures for the August long weekend in Toronto

Posted by Chris Bateman / July 31, 2015

road closures torontoRoad closures in Toronto for the Civic Holiday weekend of August 1, 2, and 3 2015 rounds up the key transportation shut-downs affecting the city, including street and TTC closures.

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5 underrated hip hop artists from Toronto

Posted by Staff / July 31, 2015

hip hop torontoWhile the stratosopheric success of Drake casts a large shadow over Toronto's hip hop scene, the number of talented non-OVO voices is as long as the lineups at Uncle Tetsu. I've left out those who have gained notoriety through mass radio airplay, skyrocketing buzz (Jazz Cartier), or Juno or Polar Prize recognition (sorry, Tona, Rich Kidd and Adam Bomb).

Here are my picks for five of the most underrated hip hop artists from Toronto.

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Eat & Drink

Toronto Food Events: Toronto Food Truck Festival, Vegan Food & Drink Fest, Twilight Tuesday, PintxosTO

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 31, 2015

toronto food eventsToronto Food Events rounds up the most delicious events, festivals, pop-ups, winemaker dinners, supper clubs and other food related happenings in Toronto this week and next. You can find us here every Friday morning.

  • The third annual Pan American Food Festival starts July 30 and runs through to August 3. The festivities take place at Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. East) and will include competitive cook-offs, demos by international chefs, Latin dance workshops, and a vendors market.
  • The Toronto Food Truck Festival is on this weekend at Woodbine Park. The food truck rally runs Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2 from noon to 9pm and admission is free for the full day of street food, beer and live music.
  • Twilight Tuesdays return for the month of August in the parkette adjacent to the Drake One Fifty (150 York St.). The weekly event kicks off on August 4, with vendors including Momofuku, Thoroughbred, and Libretto all present and hawking street foods. Tickets are $5 at the gate and can be redeemed for any one dish or drink.

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Photo of the Day

Don't be a clone

Posted by Derek Flack / July 31, 2015


TTC might raise cash fare to $3.25

Posted by Amy Grief / July 30, 2015

ttcA fare increase may be hitting Toronto commuters in 2016. The current cash fare of $3 hasn't moved since 2010. However, according to a Toronto Star report, the TTC has made a very early projection on its 2016 operating budget and its currently forecasting a $99 million shortfall.

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