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5 places to go gay camping near Toronto

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / June 26, 2016

gay camping torontoGay camping near Toronto proves that gay folks don't just like to take over entire cities and smother them with happiness and love - sometimes, just like everyone else, we like to take it easy and get away. Queers like to pitch a tent as much as the next straight dad or uncle. And sometimes, we like to do it surrounded by bears and other members of the extended family.

Here's a list of the top LGBTQ campgrounds near Toronto.

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The 10 greatest hits at Pacific Mall in Markham

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / June 25, 2016

Pacific Mall markhamPacific Mall in Markham dubs itself the largest Chinese indoor mall in North America. While that claim may or may not be completely accurate, few will dispute the fact that its high density and similar-looking corridors can be dazzlingly disorienting for visitors. But there are true gems to be found here if you know where to look.

These are my picks for the 10 greatest hits at Pacific Mall.

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Announcements

Toronto's newest cafe serves up authentic Arabic coffee

Posted by Sarah Brown / June 25, 2016

Hailed Coffee TorontoToronto's newest cafe fuses modern design and ancient traditions. With a minimalist interior and a rare Dalla Corte espresso machine, this new kid on the block brings something novel to the city's coffee scene.

Read my profile of Hailed Coffee in the cafes selection.
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The top 5 weekend getaways from Toronto for couples

Posted by Derek Flack / June 25, 2016

couples getaway torontoThe top weekend getaways from Toronto for couples don't have to be cheesy spas and all-inclusive resorts. On the contrary, the ingredients for a romantic escape tend to be simpler. All you really need to do is pair a beautiful setting with some good food and wine. Throw in the option for seclusion, and you have the makings of a memorable weekend for two.

Here are my picks for the top weekend getaways from Toronto for couples.

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Eat & Drink

Filipino ube desserts the next big thing in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / June 25, 2016

ube torontoUbe might be the next big thing in Toronto, if the line-up outside Tito Ron's is any indicator. Move over matcha! These sweet purple yams are a favourite ingredient in Filipino treats, ranging from traditional desserts like halo halo to brand new creations like ice cream sundaes and Rice Krispie squares.

Here are some of the awesome ube treats starting to pop up in Toronto.

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5 secret laneways to explore in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / June 25, 2016

secret laneways torontoToronto's secret laneways are are bastions of messy urbanism that remind us that cities weren't always planned. On the contrary, there was a time when development arose with little oversight or holistic thought. We tend to connect with such places because thy feel authentic and harken back to the pioneering spirit that made urban development take shape in the first place.

Here are five secret laneways to explore in Toronto.

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