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Today in Toronto: David Cronenberg, Children 404, Lykke Li, Somewhere There, Design and Identity

Posted by Aubrey Jax / September 30, 2014

today in TorontoToday in Toronto body horror originator David Cronenberg will discuss his new novel (just in time for Halloween, which lasts a month, thank you) Consumed with Geoff Pevere. Tickets are $32 and include a copy of the book. At the Bloor, Amnesty International will present Children 404, a doc centered around LGBTQ teenagers living in Vladimir Putin's Russia.

It's also a heavy day for concerts: Lykke Li, EMA, and Erasure are all playing tonight, and transient venue/org Somewhere There will make an early appearance at the Tranzac with HA!Man Rob Clutton & Pete Johnston and HA!Man South Africa & Joke Debaere Belgium. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Posted by Staff / September 30, 2014

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The Best Spa to get a Facial in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 29, 2014

facial torontoThe best spa to get a facial in Toronto are largely focused on luxury. After all, folks tend to see facials in a different, more rarefied way than other personal beauty treatments. Hairdos, manicures, waxing, spray tans - the effects of all of those are immediately visible to the naked eye, while the visceral, obvious benefits of a massage tend to win over those looking to spend their spa bucks on something relaxing.

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The top 10 events in Toronto for October 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / September 29, 2014

october events toronto 2014The top events in Toronto this October don't offer something for everyone, as the saying normally goes. If you're not up for all things arty, sexy, or scary, don't stay home and wilt like the falling leaves -- you could try snagging a last minute ticket to Cask Days here, or begging one off some lucky pal. Then there's Fashion Week for the fancy, the Psychic Fair for you spooky Mulders, and tons of other events you'll catch by perusing our events hub. Most importantly, don't forget to vote on October 27.

Yet not every event can be as equal as others. Here are October's can't-miss events in Toronto.

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Toronto tries new wayfinding signs at Queen and Bay

Posted by Chris Bateman / September 29, 2014

toronto wayfinding signsTwo years out from the info pillar fiasco, the City of Toronto is rolling out the first prototype in a series of improved signs and maps. The signpost at Queen and Bay, which was installed in the last couple of weeks, is the result of several years of effort to improving the city's navigational aids.

Enemies of the info pillars will be disappointed, however. The old designs, which are part of the city's street furniture contract with Astral Media, may receive minor tweaks but will largely remain untouched.

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Is the mayoral race about to get interesting after all?

Posted by Derek Flack / September 29, 2014

Doug FordTo read one poll, you'd think John Tory has already run away with the Toronto mayoral race. The latest survey from Ipsos Reid puts Tory way out front with 48 per cent of the projected vote, followed by Doug Ford and Olivia Chow at 26 per cent. That gap would be one hell of a mountain to climb for both of the trailing candidates. But, just to keep things interesting (and underscore just how unreliable polling is in general), Mainstreet Technologies has just released new numbers that show a significantly tighter race.

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