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Today in Toronto: Feature Art Fair, IFOA, TWiMFeST, Fashion Week, Warehouse Sale, Pistol George Warren

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 23, 2014

Today in TorontoToday in Toronto it's a huge day for art, lit, and music (and a rough day to be home with extra work or a cold). The International Festival of Authors (IFOA) is launching, on until Nov 2, and art fair newbie Feature is on at the Joey & Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre if you want to drop four or five figures on something contemporary for your condo/renovated duplex.

For indie music fans unfortunately capitalized TWiMFeST, a merger of two names in the local scene, is also new - positioning themselves against NXNE, NXNE is giving away tickets to their show, so who even knows what's going on. Check out our preview here. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Posted by Staff / October 23, 2014

Best of Toronto

The Best Fitness Clubs in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / October 22, 2014

fitness clubs torontoThe best fitness clubs in Toronto are the city's most beloved places to break a sweat. And that's saying something: Toronto has hundreds of gyms and clubs representing countless activities and workout styles, meaning those who want to stay active have a huge range of options. (Parkour? Yep. Spin classes soundtracked by a DJ? Check. Martial arts of every concievable type? Uh huh.)

What sets these gyms apart from the pack, however, boils down to a few things: Beautiful, well-kept facilities, ample workout equipment and class offerings, convenient hours and locations, and friendly staff. Everything you need to go from couch potato to gym rat is right here.

Here are the best fitness clubs in Toronto.

See also:

The best specialty fitness clubs in Toronto
The best crossfit gyms in Toronto
The best spinning classes in Toronto
The best yoga studios in Toronto
The best martial arts in Toronto
The best boxing gym in Toronto
The best pilates in Toronto
The best personal trainers in Toronto
City

10 quirky things to know about Etobicoke

Posted by Chris Bateman / October 22, 2014

EtobicokeModern day Etobicoke, like the City of Toronto, is a relatively recent construction. Once a disparate collection of small towns and villages, the current city is a suburban spread of high-rise apartments, leafy residential streets, and tough-looking industrial zones.

Toronto's western neighbourhoods are also home to numerous tantalizing curiosities, including remnants of a lost village absorbed and almost erased by the encroachment of modern industry, a massive and ornate Hindu temple, a pioneer cemetery landlocked by highway ramps, and a tiny fragment of a cancelled light rail line at Kipling station.

Here are 10 quirky things to know about Etobicoke.

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City

Is this the transit plan that Toronto desperately needs?

Posted by Derek Flack / October 22, 2014

Ari Goldkind Transit PlanIf you've felt underwhelmed by the transit plans of our leading mayoral candidates, you might be taken with this soaring vision from Ari Goldkind. At first glance it seems like just another fantasy map, but a little digging through the accompanying 21-page document reveals that the long shot mayoral candidate has also put together a funding plan. It's wildly ambitious, of course, but that might be a dose of just what Toronto needs to break its complacency when it comes to transit expansion.

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Sports & Play

How to spend a day in Scarborough

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / October 22, 2014

scarboroughScarborough is one of the biggest districts in the GTA. Spanning from Victoria Park Avenue to the borders of Pickering, it's home to a vastly diverse population due to waves and waves of new immigrants over the years, as well as a handful of natural landmarks worth a long gander.

It's no surprise the neighbourhood is a hotbed for ethnic food and wholesome outdoor activities - there's definitely no roti or greenery quite like Scarborough's anywhere else in the GTA. The area may have an undeserved bad reputation, but there are quite a lot of things to do in its 188 square kilometres.

Here's how to spend a day in Scarborough from morning until late night.

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