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Toronto's first no-tipping restaurant also has good food

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 29, 2015

Indian Street Food TorontoThis recently opened restaurant might have made headlines by being Toronto's first restaurant to explicitly state a no-tipping policy but it's actually the food here that should be getting more press.

Read my profile of Indian Street Food Co. in the restaurants section.

5 unusual things you can't do on Metrolinx property

Posted by Alicja Grzadkowska / November 29, 2015

metrolinxThis week, an update (PDF) to Metrolinx's offences and fines comes into effect under the Provincial Offences Act. The offences are not particularly surprising - they mainly concern parking on Metrolinx property.

But this isn't the only update that UP Express, GO train or bus users should be aware of. At the beginning of November, a more comprehensive update (PDF) was released where much of the focus was on rules of conduct for passengers.

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Fashion & Style

8 stores for Christmas decorations in Toronto

Posted by Alicja Grzadkowska / November 29, 2015

christmas decorations torontoChristmas ornaments, decor and decorations sell briskly in the month of December. The stores on this list will have you covered with everything from stockings to trees made out of paper. Bored with basic decorations? You can also find one-of-a-kind items that will make your home look as festive and unconventional as you desire.

Here's a round-up of stores for Christmas ornaments, decorations and decor in Toronto.

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This Toronto cafe sells coffee, clothing and more

Posted by Christina Cheung / November 29, 2015

Tokyo Smoke TorontoThis compact, slightly-off-the-beaten-path coffee bar that occupies a shipping container in a loading dock also sells its own luxe brand of men's clothing along with carefully curated international candy and cannabis-related items.

Find out more in my profile of Tokyo Smoke in the cafes section.

The top 5 free events in Toronto: November 30-December 6 2015

Posted by Alice Prendergast / November 29, 2015

free events torontoThe top free events in Toronto this week will bring you to art galleries and concert venues. Gallery TPW is offering free entry to Photorama 2015, so you can peruse the works of both new and established artists without dropping a dime. If you'd rather catch some live music The Horseshoe is offering two nights of free shows.

Here's what to do if you've drained your chequing account.

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Sports & Play

Outdoor skating rinks now open in Toronto

Posted by Amy Grief / November 28, 2015

skating rinks torontoToronto has been inundated with Christmas decorations and carols since before Halloween, but today, one of the best parts of the winter season has finally arrived: outdoor skating rinks.

Thanks to temperatures hovering below zero, the City of Toronto has opened 35 of its outdoor rinks today. An additional 15 will be toe pick-ready on December 5.

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