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See inside the offices of Toronto's hottest startups

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / October 17, 2014

startup open houseWhat goes on inside tech startup offices, really? Google, Facebook, and that fourth season of Arrested Development nobody fully comprehended has given us mental images of warehouse offices and leisurely business meetings held on the company mini-putt course. Mostly, from what I gather, startup life really consists of an office full of people under the age of 40 typing and drinking a lot of coffee. (Like, a lot of coffee.)

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New shop stocks hard to find clothing and magazines

Posted by Tara MacInnis / October 17, 2014

bodega 13 torontoToronto has another multidisciplinary, creative retail space, carrying everything from hard-to-find magazines to clothing to custom upholstered chairs. It's a place to spend time, get to know local makers and designers, and find out why Ikea is no match for reclaimed furniture.

Read my profile of Bodega Thirteen in the fashion section.
Eat & Drink

Toronto Food Events: Delicious Food Show, Bro Appetit, Eat To The Beat, Trick or Treat Supper Club

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 17, 2014

food events torontoToronto Food Events rounds up the most delicious events, festivals, pop-ups, winemaker dinners, supper clubs and other food related happenings in Toronto this week and next. You can find us here every Friday morning.


  • The Delicious Food Show is on this weekend October 17 to 19 at the Direct Energy Centre. The three-day food fest will promises celebrity chef workshops and demos, cook-offs, food trucks and lots of exhibitors.
  • Bro Appetit, a pop-up market at the newly opened restaurant Dear Jools (785 Queen St. West) takes place from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, October 18. Admission is free and food items will be $5.
  • Drake One Fifty (150 York St.) hosts Montreal chef Emma Carderelli of Nora Gray for a collaborative dinner on Tuesday, October 21. The special Italian menu will feature a variety of a la carte options like farro salad, meatballs, calamari, and rosemary ribs; choose four dishes at a time as a $70 prix five.
  • Eat To The Beat returns for its 19th year on Tuesday, October 21 from 7pm at Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe St.). Tickets for are $175 (with proceeds going towards Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support) for this food fest fundraiser featuring the talents of 60 female chefs.
  • There's still time to make reservations for Restaurants for Change happening this Wednesday, October 22 at participating Toronto restaurants. Richmond Station, Ruby Watchco and The Saint Tavern (to name just a few) will donate proceeds from the evening's dinner service to Community Food Centres Canada.

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Photo of the Day

The Humber Marshes before the storm

Posted by Staff / October 17, 2014


Heavy rain triggers flash floods in Toronto

Posted by Chris Bateman / October 16, 2014

toronto floodIt's raining in Toronto, and that can only mean one thing--a flood. Steady late afternoon rain followed by a series of powerful thunderstorms made rivers out of streets in northern parts of the city, disrupting subway, streetcar, and bus service. Railway underpasses and streets with drains blocked by leaves are currently no-go zones, but things are steadily improving.

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Weekend events in Toronto: October 17-19, 2014

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 16, 2014

weekend events TorontoWeekend events in Toronto is our guide to events happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here's what's happening in Toronto this Oct 17-19, 2014.

Waterfront Marathon
Running might be the last thing you want to do to your body in the damp and cold of October, but this Sunday a marathon, half marathon, and various other walks and runs will go on by the lake with, or without you. Personally I'll be doing the stroller run with my pug in the buggy - high five me! No don't, I'm concentrating on the race. Register before Saturday at 6pm, or just show up to cheer from the sidelines. Info on the route of the various events can be found here. Never tired? Saturday's CN Tower stair climb is on too. Sunday, October 19, 8am - 3pm.

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