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Today in Toronto: Maestro Fresh Wes at 416RISE, HAIL, CSI Pop Up Market, Julianna Barwick, IAIN BAXTER&

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 16, 2014

Today in TorontoToday in Toronto Maestro Fresh Wes and D'bi young will celebrate National Poetry month as the special guests at 416RISE. In Mississauga, IAIN BAXTER&, Luis Jacob, Roula Partheniou and Judy Radul (three generations of Canadian artists working with familiar objects and defamiliarization)'s show at Blackwood Gallery opens. If you're not able to get there, make this on your calendar: there's a free art bus tour April 27. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Photo of the Day

Rob Ford flanked by lawyers

Posted by Staff / April 16, 2014

City

Huge blackout hits the west end of Toronto

Posted by Chris Bateman / April 15, 2014

toronto blackout 2014A large portion of Toronto's west end was in darkness this evening following a sudden and massive power outage. The lights went off around 9:15 and stayed off for close to two hours in parts of the city.

Toronto Hydro said the blackout was caused by a Hydro One transmission issue. While the city was dark, the outage map on the electricity provider's website was down due to a surge in demand. At its greatest extent, the problem affected most of the west end south of the 401, parts of downtown west of Yonge, and the Port Lands. A small pocket in the Beach also appeared to get hit.

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City

Is Bay & Bloor in danger of becoming a condo jungle?

Posted by Chris Bateman / April 15, 2014

toronto yorkvilleFour major residential towers planned for the south end of Yorkville, near Bloor and Bay, are putting the local area on course for a "disturbing" future, the chair of the city's Design Review Panel says.

The group of experts who advise city staff about how to blend new developments with the public realm is worried the size of condos proposed at 50 Bloor Street West, 2 Bloor Street West (which already has OMB approval,) 37 Yorkville Avenue, and 1 Yorkville Avenue could ruin the livability of the upscale neighbourhood.

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Sports & Play

The top 5 bike trails in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / April 15, 2014

Bike Trails TorontoCycling trails in Toronto offer sanctuary from both vehicular traffic and the general hustle and bustle of city life. We are a city blessed with ravines, and that is a very good thing if you like to ride your bike off road. While Toronto is also endowed with a healthy number of bike paths, the idea here is to focus in on unpaved places to ride your bike, where you can sometimes fool yourself that you've left the city altogether. The level of difficulty of these trails varies widely, so you need not own a full suspension mountain bike to enjoy all of the off-road opportunities around town. And, unsurprisingly, should you wish to drive a short distance outside the city, there's a ton of trail systems to choose from.

Here are the top 5 bike trails in Toronto.

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Music

Local promoters help bring piece of MUTEK to Toronto

Posted by Aubrey Jax / April 15, 2014

MUTEKMontreal's unique MUTEK festival has been delivering impressive programming of electronic music and digital art since 2000, and many Toronto fans make the trip to Quebec each spring for the party - or wish they could. While Toronto is a ways away from having its own festival of this scale, events like the Foundry series have been laying groundwork for future large scale events, while MUTEK themselves have been presenting events in Toronto for a few years. This Saturday, the Montreal fest will present AVANT_MUTEK at 99 Sudbury together with lauded Toronto promoters breakandenter.

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