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Eat & Drink

Jamie Kennedy to be executive chef at Duggan's Brewery

Posted by Ben Johnson / August 25, 2014

Jamie Kennedy Duggans BreweryIn an exciting turn of events for fans of craft beer and dining out, brewer Michael Duggan has announced that the executive chef for his soon-to-open Parkdale Brewpub will be none other than Governor General's Award-Winner, Jamie Kennedy.

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Free events in Toronto: August 25-31, 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / August 25, 2014

Free events TorontoFree events in Toronto this week will teach you how to dance, how to fold origami, and how to wind down from summer without blowing all the money you should be saving for winter boots. Remember the feeling of slush seeping into your socks? You need new socks too - goddamn do you ever need a free screening of Spider-Man 2, and a chance to sit by Thebes below the wall er, an exclusive poolside (RSVP or you'll miss out on this one).

Here's where to dance like your feet aren't walking into an early grave in Toronto this week.

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The top 10 Twitter accounts to follow during TIFF 2014

Posted by Alexander Huls / August 25, 2014

tiff twitterDuring TIFF a smartphone can become something like a Swiss Army knife: a multi-use, all-purpose lifesaver. With it you can check the weather so you know to bring an umbrella for waiting in line, or you can check subway delays so you know to mad-dash to your next screening by cab instead. You can also check Twitter to get a day-by-day update on what films are generating buzz (good or bad) and choose to update your line-up accordingly.

Of course, for the best results, you have to follow the right people on Twitter. Here then are a few must-follow film professionals (more than half of which are Torontonians) to add to your Twitter feed. You can trust them not just for good assessments of what's at TIFF, but also tweeting entertainment in general for all you movie buffs out there.

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Sports & Play

5 underrated parks in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / August 25, 2014

parks torontoToronto is home to over 1,600 green spaces. Ranging from large-scale destination spaces like High Park to tiny neighbourhood parkettes, it's hard to know all that's out there based merely on the scale of options. A handful of parks tend to get all the attention, while others serve primarily the communities in which they're located. There's nothing wrong with this per se, but it does mean that there are worthwhile parks that fly under the radar, lacking the appreciation they deserve.

Here are five underrated parks worth visiting in Toronto.

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Sports & Play

Your photos of the 2014 CNE

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 25, 2014

CNE Toronto 2014The Canadian National Exhibition is already in its final week, meaning there are just seven days left to gorge on outrageous foods and ride the midway 'til you're dizzy. We challenged our readers to share their favourite moments at this year's CNE and selected the above photo from johnstewart, who scores our prize of a Pure Leaf Real Brewed Kit.

Check out all the submissions in our CNE photo stream.
Eat & Drink

Taste of Manila draws a crowd to Bathurst and Wilson

Posted by Ab Velasco / August 25, 2014

taste of manilaThis past weekend, entering Wilson Avenue and Bathurst Street felt like stepping into the crowded, noisy, and aromatic streets of Manila, Philippines.

The inaugural Taste of Manila street festival took place at Toronto's Little Manila community with Bathurst Street being closed off between Wilson and Allingham Street. About two dozen vendors offered a sumptuous sampling of Filipino food, drinks and pastries - and live music and performances on a stage at Wilson and Bathurst entertained the busy crowd.

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