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The Best Salvage and Reclaimed Furniture in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / February 26, 2015

furniture torontoThe best salvage and reclaimed furniture in Toronto give battered, time-worn items new life. That's not to say they're restored to their former glory - when it comes to barn wood or century-old baseboards, these shops are careful to leave that glorious, beaten-in patina perfectly intact.

Here is the best salvage and reclaimed furniture in Toronto.

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New Toronto nightclub has DJs to spare

Posted by Martha Stortz / February 26, 2015

toronto nightclubThis new nightclub boasts an intense audio system with multiple dance floors and impressive lighting. It also has more DJs than you ever thought possible. I'm not sure if the team approach to the music necessarily helped things, but the vibe is a pretty good one here.

Read my review of RED Nightclub in the bars section.
Eat & Drink

The top 10 fusion poutine in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 26, 2015

poutine torontoMy recent survey of fusion poutine in Toronto has turned up some unique specimens that meld the Canadian experience with pretty much every other culture on the globe. As if poutine wasn't already a caloric atrocity on its own, here are all 10 of Toronto's most gluttonous poutine, ranked for taste and all-around shock value.

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How's the new Kid Icarus store in Parkdale?

Posted by Lori Harito / February 26, 2015

parkdale design shopAfter spending several years as Kensington Market's favourite purveyor of cards, art, and quirky local gifts, the team behind this local boutique set its sights on a new challenge and opened a western outpost in Parkdale. Expect more of the whimsical handmade items you know and love, including jewelry, plushies, and their own posters and stationery, all printed in-house.

Read my profile of the Parkdale location of Kid Icarus in the design section.

New condo will restore historic clock tower in Toronto

Posted by Chris Bateman / February 26, 2015

toronto 484 yongeA proposed 45-storey residential tower planned for the corner of Yonge and Grosvenor could include a restored former fire hall clock tower, if plans released this month come to fruition.

The 484 Yonge Street project, which is being developed to designs by Quadrangle Architects, would extensively alter the west side of the street just north of College. Almost all of the existing structures would be torn down, save for the 144-year-old timepiece that juts bizarrely out the roof of a music store.

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Eat & Drink

Toronto Restaurant Openings: Norling, Blackbird Bistro, The Dirtybird, Roses New York, Jatujak, Old School

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 26, 2015

toronto restaurant openingsToronto Restaurant Openings highlights the latest restaurant openings and closings in Toronto and also gives a preview of what's coming soon. Find us here every Thursday morning.


  • The Vegan Duchess, a new raw organic quickserve concept, is now open at 2354 Yonge St.
  • Tacorrito has opened the doors to its first location at 320 Richmond St. East, Unit 107 (on Sherbourne).
  • Schnitzel Queen is now open in its new home at 211 Queen St. East after a successful crowdfunding campaign to fund the upgrade.
  • Norling, a Tibetan restaurant, is now open at 1512 Queen St. West in Parkdale. The new eatery specializes in Tibetan and Hakka cuisine.
  • Cuban brunch destination La Cubana has finally opened its second location at 82 Ossington Ave.
  • Blackbird Bistro has transitioned from the Rustic Owl Cafe (993 Bloor St. West) to a destination for casual daytime and dinnertime menus.

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