Tuesday, October 6, 2015Cloudy 16°C

How Toronto landed Nuit Blanche in the first place

Posted by Chris Bateman / October 3, 2015

nuit blanche history torontoIt's only been here for 10 years, but already the annual Scotiabank Nuit Blanche art festival has grown from a modest local attempt to emulate a successful European arts festival to an economic and cultural behemoth, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city each Fall.

In French, the phrase Nuit Blanche means "all nighter," a day when the sun never sets. The first all night art festival of its kind was held in Paris in 2002 and the concept spread to other European cities, including Rome, Brussels, and Berlin, before making the leap to Montreal in 2004.

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Eat & Drink

Late night eats at Nuit Blanche 2015

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 2, 2015

nuit blanche 2015Late night eats are essential to propel the all night art crawl that is Nuit Blanche, and this year with so many installations and independent projects spread across the downtown core you're sure to need some fuel to cover all that ground.

Here's a handy guide of which food trucks you'll find at rest stops, plus everything from poutine purveyors and pizza parlours to Chinese restaurants and shawarma shops that'll be burning the midnight oil.

See also: Where to drink until 4am during Nuit Blanche 2015

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Best of Toronto

The Best Hot Yoga in Toronto

Posted by Lori Harito / October 2, 2015

hot yoga torontoThe best hot yoga studios in Toronto offer a combination of hot, heated and regular classes. There are studios that are heated with natural sunlight and thermostats, and others with infrared saunas. It's a really great way to detoxify and move the body, and there's no shortage of options around the city.

Here are the best hot yoga studios in Toronto.

The top 10 hip hop shows in Toronto for fall 2015

Posted by Luke Fox / October 2, 2015

hip hop toronto fallThe top hip hop shows in Toronto this fall range from established veterans to buzzworthy newcomers. The lineup of rap shows coming through this city offers a little something for all tastes, and reasserts just how diverse this genre is.

These are my picks for the top hip hop shows in Toronto this fall.

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Eat & Drink

The top 5 tourtiere in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 2, 2015

Tourtiere TorontoTourtiere is an iconic Canadian food originating in Quebec and traditionally consumed around the winter holidays. In Toronto you'll find these savoury meat pies available all year round at a collection of restaurants, bakeries and butchers.

Here are my picks for the top tourtiere in Toronto.

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Huge new development proposed for Yonge & Gerrard

Posted by Amy Grief / October 2, 2015

yonge gerrard developmentYonge and Gerrard might look a lot different in the near future thanks to a massive new development proposal that aims to makeover the site currently occupied by the Eaton Chelsea Hotel. This will join another mega project already in the works at the southeast corner.

The area is currently home to Aura, which at 78 storeys is the tallest residential building in Canada. But according to Urban Toronto, there's a redevelopment plan in the works for four mixed-use towers -- proposed at 80, 74, 50 and 46 storeys -- that'll bring nearly 1,900 additional residential units as well as 300 hotel rooms to this already busy intersection.

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