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Fashion & Style

This is what the new Drake Raptors gear looks like

Posted by Derek Flack / March 26, 2015

Drake raptors clothingThe official launch of the OVO-branded Raptors gear is scheduled for tomorrow at 11am, but it would seem that good old Drizzy didn't want to wait for the big reveal. A rather significant sneak peek of the new duds is on offer at Drake's website, which shows off examples of hoodies, shirts, jerseys, and hats in the now iconic black and gold OVO colour combo.

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Fashion & Style

Game of Thrones pop up shop coming to Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / March 26, 2015

game of thrones torontoDo you love warring clans, sniveling boy-kings, occasional gratuitous nudity, and dragons? Then start hoarding your bags of gold, because HBO is bringing a Game of Thrones-themed pop-up shop to Toronto to coincide with the launch of the show's fifth season.

From April 6 until April 17, the network will bring the world of Westeros to 277 Queen St. West. Among the merchandise fans can expect to find: Exclusive Season 5 T-shirt and tote bags, a hockey jersey (Canada!), pint glasses and beer steins, a 4D puzzle, character figurines, and a a 7" Iron Throne replica statue. To top it all off, you can even pose on a full-sized Iron Throne.

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Modern Japanese eatery is a true hidden gem

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / March 26, 2015

le modern japanese cuisine torontoWant to get away from the lacklustre AYCE sushi dominating Markham's Japanese restaurants? You'll find your answer in a nondescript office plaza off Woodbine Ave., where this tucked-away spot offers a sophisticated atmosphere, elegant plating, and a menu that flavours subtle, defined flavours.

Read my review of Le Modern Japanese Cuisine in the restaurants section.

The top weekend events in Toronto: March 27 - 29 2015

Posted by Aubrey Jax / March 26, 2015

toronto weekend eventsWeekend events in Toronto will go dark - or we hope they will. Saturday, March 28th at 8:30pm is Earth Hour, and it's about time we beat the 2009 record. (Read more about Earth hour events in the city here.) If you're hungry for bright lights, 15 Toronto bars have 4AM last call this week, and of course Shad will electrify the city this weekend.

Here are my picks for the top events happening in Toronto March 27-29, 2015.

Pabst Street Jam (March 28, Church St x Shuter St)
Ring in spring with a last hurrah to winter. This block party is centred around a snowboard rail that will witness some of Ontario's best strut their stuff amidst PBR and food trucks (yes, multiple cliches are at work here). Music will be supplied by Thugli and Rich Kidd. 19+ (PBR). DF

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Gigantic arts hub coming to the Toronto East Waterfront

Posted by Chris Bateman / March 26, 2015

toronto daniels waterfrontThe old Guvernment and Kool Haus site on Queens Quay East is going to become a $700 million "city of the arts" by 2018, developers say. Daniels Corp., the company behind the TIFF Bell Lightbox and Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park, hopes the "Daniels Waterfront" will be an incubator for start-up businesses and artists, as well as a desirable place to live.

Announced this morning, the project will include 60,400 square metres of residential space, 26,000 sq. m. of office space, 25,000 sq. m. of retail on the site bounded by Queens Quay, Richardson, Jarvis, and Lake Shore Blvd. E. It will also include educational space for George Brown, OCAD U, and other arts-related organizations, including Artscape.

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The top 5 ways to celebrate Earth Hour 2015 in Toronto

Posted by Staff / March 26, 2015

Earth Hour Toronto 2015Earth Hour events in Toronto are part of a worldwide celebration of community and environment that takes place on March 28 at 8:30pm, and this year the city seems poised to renew its efforts to ensure that the annual hour of darkness makes a real difference. Ever since 2009, when our city powered down the most -- bringing our energy consumption down by 15.5 percent -- we've been struggling to come anywhere close to that number.

Maybe this year will break the cycle. Whether you see it as an easy opportunity to go green, a rare chance to see the stars in the Toronto night sky or simply a great excuse to pass out early, Earth Hour is anything but a dull moment in our metropolis. Here's what's going down in the city on the night everything goes dark.

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