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Popular Vancouver coffee chain arrives in Toronto

Posted by Christina Cheung / July 26, 2016

JJ BeanVancouver's proximity to Seattle has put it ahead of the curve when it comes to the coffee scene in Canada, and this popular chain from Vancity is testing the Toronto waters with its first cafe in the city. Serving as its Ontario headquarters, this cafe also houses its roastery and bakery in a huge industrial space.

Read my profile of JJ Bean Coffee Roasters in the cafes section.

Today in Toronto: King of Tokyo royal rumble, Jon Bellion, Born in Flames, Bellwoods movie night

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / July 26, 2016

Snakes and Lattes TorontoToday in Toronto I'm doing you a favour. I understand it's Tuesday and that you had a beautiful weekend and still might need time to recover. To help with this process, I've put together a list of film screenings, talks, quiet music shows and board game tournament. All interesting activities for an early-week date of friend meet up.

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

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WayHome shows why it's the summer's top music fest

Posted by Amy Grief / July 25, 2016

wayhome 2016WayHome was way hot this year. The second annual festival brought what felt like all of Toronto out to Burl's Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte for three days of music, art and a rollicking good time, despite the steamy weather this past weekend.

But WayHome was well prepared for the heat wave. It added additional water stations and encouraged attendees to stay hydrated and safe, a necessity considering there wasn't much shade on site.

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The Best Omakase in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 25, 2016

Omakase TorontoThe best omakase in Toronto leaves the destiny of your dinner to the chef. In contrast to impersonal AYCE dinners, omakase isn't about stuffing yourself with food. Instead, trust the the itamae to deliver a curated meal featuring fresh fish and seasonal ingredients.

Here is the list of the best omakase in Toronto.

Toronto stores say LRT construction could kill business

Posted by Staff / July 25, 2016

Yitz's DeliParts of Toronto's Eglinton Avenue are already messy thanks to the incoming Crosstown LRT. But as the city gets ready to start building stations, some local businesses are getting worried, especially those between Braemar Avenue to Oriole Parkway.

As Post City reports, the public works and infrastructure committee is looking at Metrolinx's construction plan for the Avenue Road station. If it goes through, street parking might be eliminated, sidewalks near the station exits and entrances could close, and concrete barriers and fences might go up in front of street-facing storefronts.

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Shinola brings Detroit to Queen and Ossington

Posted by Amy Carlberg / July 25, 2016

Shinola TorontoThe corner of Queen and Ossington just got a serious facelift. Eager to join the host of designer stores that have popped up in the area due to excessive condo development, Shinola is trying its hand at balancing high-end fashion and quality handmade goods.

Read my profile of Shinola in the fashion section.
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