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That time when Buffalo was as big a deal as Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / May 22, 2016

buffalo new yorkBuffalo could have been a contender. Before the Rust Belt took its collective beating starting in the 1950s, our closest major American city boasted a population of roughly 580,000. That's only about a hundred grand less than Toronto's at the time (which didn't include surrounding municipalities like Scarborough and Etobicoke).

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Eat & Drink

A guide to Toronto night markets for 2016

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / May 22, 2016

night markets torontoNight markets in Toronto are rare, but beautiful and delicious things. They usually appear for one night in a parking lot, or, if we're lucky, for a full weekend. They're often the place to try things you've never put in your mouth before or those unheralded dishes you remember from growing up. Show up with an appetite, some cash and a buddy/date, and make a night of it.

Here are seven Toronto night markets that should be on your radar for 2016.

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Sports & Play

5 epic caves to visit near Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / May 22, 2016

caves torontoThere's no shortage of caves to explore within a few hours drive of Toronto. The Canadian Shield north of the city has many dark gems to explore where you'll see fossils, hidden bodies of water, and rock formations that dazzle you as much as they might inspire the occasional bit of trepidation.

Here are my picks for epic caves to visit near Toronto.

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Radar

The top 5 free events in Toronto: May 23-29

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / May 22, 2016

Kensington MarketFree events in Toronto this week celebrate Barbados' 50th year of independence, the first Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington, and the annual exploration of mostly hidden places that is Doors Open. Here's what to get up to in Toronto if you've had to crack your penny bank.

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Announcements

New Toronto bakery does Brazilian flavours & brunch

Posted by Christina Cheung / May 22, 2016

Sugar Loaf Bakery TorontoThis new bakery puts an innovative twist on regular croissants and scones by adding enticing flavours like guava, dulce de leche and Earl Grey to them while also offering traditional Brazilian treats like brigadeiros and pão de queijo. Did I mention they do a tasty weekend brunch as well? Yes, this place pretty much has it all.

Read my profile of Sugar Loaf in the bakeries section.
Sports & Play

Raptors playoff games a boon to Toronto bars

Posted by Amy Grief / May 21, 2016

raptors playoff gamesToronto sports fans are a loyal bunch and now we finally have a few teams to actually be proud of! Last October, we faithfully watched the Blue Jays and now we get to follow the Raptors as they make their way through the NBA playoffs.

And while the Raptors are currently down two games against the Cleveland Cavaliers, many of us are still flocking to local sports bars and watering holes to cheer them on.

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