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Toronto postcards from the 1980s

Posted by Derek Flack / August 29, 2014

Toronto postcard 1980sToronto postcards from the 1980s are a bit more difficult to come by than you might think. While we're blessed with a huge collection of these bits of nostalgia from the 1970s, less have made their way online from the decade that followed. That said, it's irresistible for me to pull together than ones that are floating around out there because I just love Toronto of the 1980s. During this period, the city was at once modern and sparse, on the brink of the condo development boom that would so drastically transform its landscape in the decades that followed.

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The top 5 dance parties in Toronto September 2014

Posted by Benjamin Boles / August 29, 2014

Dance Parties TorontoThe top dance parties in Toronto this September come as the festival season is wrapping up, but the cooling temperatures also mean that the clubs are starting to get hot again, as university students return to the city for school and cottage owners stop fleeing the downtown every weekend. Still, there are a few more opportunities to party under the stars, if you didn't already get your fill of trying to dance in the dirt outdoors over the summer.

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The top 10 people's choice winners of all time at TIFF

Posted by Alexander Huls / August 29, 2014

tiff peoples choiceOne of the top annual awards handed out at the Toronto International Festival is the People's Choice Award (PCA). Chosen by audiences, every year the award represents the film that most captured the hearts and minds of TIFF-goers.

What's remarkable about the award is that over its forty-year history, a large amount of movies picked have gone on to become all-time classics and big Oscar winners. With such a buffet of quality represented, I decided to dive in and pick and rank ten of the best films that have ever walked away with TIFF's coveted People's Choice Award.

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Eat & Drink

Toronto Food Events: Cold Tea BBQs, Urban Rodeo and BBQ, Popcorn Tasting, City Cider, Diner en Blanc

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 29, 2014

toronto food eventsToronto 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.


  • Cold Tea (60 Kensington Ave.) hosts BBQs every day of this long weekend, starting at 3pm. Smoke Signals wil be at the grill on Saturday, August 30; Momofuku Daisho takes over on Sunday, August 31 and Auld Spot keeps the good times going on Monday, September 1.
  • AwesTRUCK, the free food truck rally and awards show, revs up at 5pm on Friday, September 5 and at 6pm on Saturday, September 6 at Celebration Square, Mississauga as part of Soundbites Mississauga. Voting is open now to recognize favourites in five different categories of food truck excellence.

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Photo of the Day

Arctic Char at the Chase

Posted by Derek Flack / August 29, 2014


New late night snack bar is the talk of Chinatown

Posted by Joshua Chong / August 28, 2014

peoples eatery torontoA Chinatown establishment once known for dishing out the (self-proclaimed) best Peking duck in Toronto received a complete makeover earlier this year from the folks behind 416 Snack Bar. It's been a hotbed of activity ever since with line-ups the norm most weekends.

Read my review of People's Eatery in the restaurants section.
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