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City

How Toronto saved the North American streetcar

Posted by Derek Flack / August 28, 2016

Toronto streetcarAt the turn of the 20th century almost every major North American city relied on the streetcar as its primary mode of public transportation. New York would open the first portion of its subway system in 1904, but the demise of trolly-based transportation took place at the hands of the bus more than anything else.

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Eat & Drink

The 15 most nostalgic treats at the CNE

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 28, 2016

Nostalgic Food CNEOld-school carnival treats at the CNE often take a backseat to the novel Franken-foods introduced each year. For all the monstrosities that employ a more-is-more approach, these classics are reassuringly the same year after year after year.

There are my favourite nostalgic treats available at the CNE.

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Announcements

Toronto's newest pizzeria is a winner

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 28, 2016

Salt and Tobacco TorontoThere's a new pizza joint in Toronto and you should definitely go check this place out. The thin-crust pizzas are tasty and unfussy with both classic and innovative flavour combinations.

Read my profile of Salt & Tobacco in the restaurants section.
Music

Promise is Toronto's most essential summer dance party

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / August 28, 2016

Promise Cherry Beach TorontoIt all started as a picnic on the beach with a sound system. It's since grown into one of the most positive, inclusive, essential summer dance parties in Toronto.

It's called Promise Cherry Beach, and yes, it's as magical as you've heard if you've never been.

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City

The top 10 markets and pop-ups in Toronto for September

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / August 28, 2016

toronto flower marketMarkets and pop-ups in Toronto this September are ready to say farewell to summer. It's like they're eager to push this hot, steamy season out the door and usher in a time of chilly breezes, autumn leaveses and shirts with sleeveses. I'm horrified, but I get it. It's time to move on.

Here are my picks for the top markets and pop-up shops happening in Toronto this September.

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Radar

The top 5 free events in Toronto: August 29-September 4

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / August 28, 2016

buskerfest 2016Free events in Toronto this week are big. They are massive takeovers of parks, blocks, and neighbourhoods filled with performance, arts, new cultural experiences and traffic-halting noise.

Here are my picks for free events in Toronto this week.

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