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How the condo boom is transforming Church Street

Posted by Derek Flack / February 5, 2016

church street condo boomYonge Street gets most of the attention when it comes to prominent downtown corridors in the midst of massive transformation, but neighbouring Church Street is also set for vast changes that will completely change the character of the area.

I suspect there will be less mourning when it comes to the redevelopment of Church. While the street has plenty of character now, the addition of density doesn't come at quite the same cost as you find with Yonge, the history of which is much more colourful and quirky from both an architectural and cultural standpoint.



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The Best French Toast in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 5, 2016

french toast torontoThe best French toast in Toronto is all about thick slices of bread - be it challah, brioche, or baguette - soaked in eggy custard that caramelizes on a griddle. This is a dish that perfect for sweet tooths jonesing for their first fix of the day. Some kitchens keep it simple with just a splash of maple syrup, while others like to get creative with toppings like compotes and creams, or even savoury variations.

This is the best French toast in Toronto.

Photo of the French toast at Emma's Country Kitchen via enchantinggoast on Instagram.
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Montreal milk bar replacing "Drake you ho" Starbucks

Posted by Amy Grief / February 5, 2016

natrel milk bar torontoToronto's infamous "Drake you ho, this is all your fault" Starbucks at Queen and Dovercourt will close up shop for good on February 19.

The formerly graffitied Starbucks moved to West Queen West back in 2005 and many thought the neighbourhood jumped the gentrification shark when it opened - "Drake you ho, this is all your fault," referred of course to the Drake Hotel and not to our current #6god.

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Where to go for AYCE klezmer brunch buffet in Toronto

Posted by Amy Grief / February 5, 2016

Free Times CafeIf you're looking to fill up on deep-fried latkes, bagels and blintzes, head to this College Street stalwart on a Sunday. For the past 20-odd years, brunch here has come served with a side of Klezmer or Yiddish music. Though, there's music here most days of the week too.

Check out my profile of Free Times Cafe in the restaurants section.
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What kind of apartment does $10K get you in Toronto?

Posted by Derek Flack / February 5, 2016

luxury apartment TorontoApartment rentals in Toronto that come in at $10,000 a month or more are reserved for a very small class of people. You have to have deep pockets but also a good reason for not buying a place given how quickly rent costs add up. What's perhaps most surprising about this category of apartments is that they're not that amazing. For that price, I'd want an experience shower at least.

Find out what kind of an apartment $10K or more gets you in Toronto.

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Conrad Black is selling his Toronto mansion

Posted by Derek Flack / February 5, 2016

Conrad Black toronto house saleConrad Black's sprawling Bridle Path mansion is for sale. The beleaguered media mogul and his wife Barbara Amiel are downsizing on account of their extensive time in Europe and because they claim to rarely entertain.

Located at 26 Park Lane Circle, the house features nine bedrooms across 23,000 square feet of space. There's an eye-popping library, indoor pool, and tasteful kitchen to go along with a rather busy dining room space.





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