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Taiwanese bubble tea chain opens up next to Ryerson

Posted by Christina Cheung / May 21, 2015

sharetea torontoThis popular Taiwanese chain already has a few locations around the city, but now it's opened a spot by Ryerson's campus just east of Eaton Centre. With quality drinks like a Wintermelon Tea Creama and Taro Fresh Milk that uses real taro, there are also options galore, like choosing the level of sweetness and ice you want as well as extras like adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream to your beverage.

Read my profile of Sharetea in the cafes section.

This is what the new Broadview Hotel will look like

Posted by Derek Flack / May 21, 2015

Broadview HotelAs the last remains of Jilly's are removed from the facade of the Broadview Hotel, a good picture of the historic building's future has finally been revealed. Earlier schematics showed that renovation efforts would include a four storey addition to the building, which appears in the above rendering as a slick-looking glass box that will add significant square footage without overpowering the historic character of the structure.

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New ice cream shop opens beside Trinity Bellwoods

Posted by Liora Ipsum / May 21, 2015

Scoop Shop TorontoLook out Bang Bang, there's a new source for ice cream sandwiches ready to duel it out for summer line-ups. This all natural ice cream parlour just north of Trinity Bellwoods is scooping out flavours like Ontario strawberry and vegan cashew milk ice creams, which can be had in a cup, cone, cookie sandwich, and more.

Read my profile of Scoop Shop in the restaurants section.
Sports & Play

The top 10 public gardens in Toronto

Posted by Amanda Storey / May 21, 2015

public gardens torontoToronto is home to a handful of gorgeous public gardens, from outdoor landscapes to indoor conservatories, making it easy to rediscover nature when you're trapped in what's otherwise an urban landscape. Spend a summer day getting serene with some pretty flowers or having your mind blown by some crazy plants. Most of these places are free and easy to access via public transportation.

Here are my picks for the top public gardens in Toronto.

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Eat & Drink

Toronto Restaurant Openings: Booyah, Origination, Patchmon's Thai Desserts, Yutaka, The Wickson Social

Posted by Liora Ipsum / May 21, 2015

toronto restaurant openingsToronto Restaurant Openings highlights the latest restaurant openings and closings in Toronto and also gives a preview of what's coming soon. Find us here every Thursday morning.

  • Booyah, a new ice cream parlour serving Kawartha Dairy ice cream and house made cookies is now open at 16 Vaughan Road.
  • Origination noodle house is now open in Chinatown at 421 Dundas St. West.
  • Patchmon's Thai Desserts is now open at 2463 Bloor Street West serving up colourful jasmine cakes, sweet coconut jellies, and taro custards.
  • Newly opened Japanese eatery, Yutaka is serving up sushi and robata at 157 Dundas St. West.

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Today in Toronto: Cringe Worthy, Inside Out, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Hustle, Patrick Howlett

Posted by Alice Prendergast / May 21, 2015

today in torontoToday in Toronto it's time to embrace the arts. Head to the Lower Ossington Theatre to catch a performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. If you prefer movies over theatre perf, tonight is the night Inside Out kicks off. The opening gala will be held at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and promises an evening full of DJs and dancing (and, of course, thought-provoking cinema).

For more events, click on over to our events section.

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