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The top 5 late night drives in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / August 29, 2014

late night drive torontoThe late night drive is a quintessential urban experience, one that reveals the city in its purest visual form, a mass of glimmering lights set against a black sky. It's late at night when one can really explore a city by car (during the day walking or cycling are vastly superior), when the traffic has thinned and it's possible to cruise along with no other purpose than to soak up the scene and the cool air that pushes through an open car window.

"I used to get in my car, get on the highway and drive and it would be nighttime and I would be looking at this city and if the music matched that scenery, then it was right for me," Drake has said of his last album Nothing Was the Same, underscoring, once again, that our biggest star is also our biggest fan -- not to mention someone who understands that late night driving is all about atmosphere.

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News Flash

What's open and closed on Labour Day 2014 in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 29, 2014

Labour Day TorontoWhat's open and closed on Labour Day 2014 in Toronto.

GENERAL

Closed
  • Government offices and banks
  • Libraries
  • No mail delivery


TRANSIT

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

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City

Waterfront LRT back on Toronto's transit roadmap

Posted by Derek Flack / August 29, 2014

waterfront lrt torontoTwo of Toronto's top bureaucrats are pushing to bring a waterfront LRT to Toronto. TTC CEO Andy Byford and City Manager Joe Pennachetti have already had talks with the provincial government about a line stretching across the foot of the city, which would ease congestion on Lake Shore Blvd. and the Gardiner Expressway.

Rather than taking the proposal to city council first, the two are trying to secure provincial and federal funds for the project prior to a formal debate. It's a savvy move, and one that just might bypass the flip-flopping that has characterized Toronto's transit plans over the last decade or so.

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City

Toronto postcards from the 1980s

Posted by Derek Flack / August 29, 2014

Toronto postcard 1980sToronto postcards from the 1980s are a bit more difficult to come by than you might think. While we're blessed with a huge collection of these bits of nostalgia from the 1970s, less have made their way online from the decade that followed. That said, it's irresistible for me to pull together than ones that are floating around out there because I just love Toronto of the 1980s. During this period, the city was at once modern and sparse, on the brink of the condo development boom that would so drastically transform its landscape in the decades that followed.

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Music

The top 5 dance parties in Toronto September 2014

Posted by Benjamin Boles / August 29, 2014

Dance Parties TorontoThe top dance parties in Toronto this September come as the festival season is wrapping up, but the cooling temperatures also mean that the clubs are starting to get hot again, as university students return to the city for school and cottage owners stop fleeing the downtown every weekend. Still, there are a few more opportunities to party under the stars, if you didn't already get your fill of trying to dance in the dirt outdoors over the summer.

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Film

The top 10 people's choice winners of all time at TIFF

Posted by Alexander Huls / August 29, 2014

tiff peoples choiceOne of the top annual awards handed out at the Toronto International Festival is the People's Choice Award (PCA). Chosen by audiences, every year the award represents the film that most captured the hearts and minds of TIFF-goers.

What's remarkable about the award is that over its forty-year history, a large amount of movies picked have gone on to become all-time classics and big Oscar winners. With such a buffet of quality represented, I decided to dive in and pick and rank ten of the best films that have ever walked away with TIFF's coveted People's Choice Award.

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