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Why Toronto loves nostalgia events right now

Posted by Amy Grief / August 26, 2016

nostalgia torontoIt might be 2016, but it feels an awful like the 1990s in Toronto as local venues keep hosting throwback dance parties, themed nights and other retro events that aim to appeal to a millennial audience eager to relive their childhood.

And no one seems to do it better than the Gladstone. The West Queen West hotel used to host colouring book nights and it just launched a weekly event dubbed 90s Kid Tuesdays - an evolution of its Lego and Lagers night. This iteration not only has Lego, but also Pogs, giant Jenga and 90s music.

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13 must-see events at Fan Expo Canada 2016 in Toronto

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / August 26, 2016

fan expo torontoFan Expo Canada 2016 in Toronto is particularly special because of the eyebrow raising amount of celebrities appearing. It's really next level, folks. Nerds, geeks and freaks unite for a weekend of autographs, workshops, screenings and many firs and last ever appearances from some super famous sci-fi/fantasy/horror heroes.

Not to diminish the hundreds of other cool things happening at the meet-up (speed dating, special effects workshop, film festivals, panel discussions, fashion shows), but here are my picks for what not to miss at the 2016 Fan Expo in Toronto.

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You might soon have to pay to play tennis in Toronto

Posted by Staff / August 26, 2016

tennis torontoIt can be tricky to nab a tennis court in Toronto, especially if you're looking to play in a busy area. However, the city's looking to make it easier to book courts - namely, by making you pay.

Next April, the city will kickstart a pilot project at four public courts outside of the downtown core. Instead of simply showing up on a first-come-first-served basis, you'll be able to buy a one hour permit online.

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These are the longest-standing vendors at the CNE

Posted by Amy Grief / August 25, 2016

tiny tom donuts"You can't beat the excitement and the hustle and bustle of the CNE," says Ardo Girado, who's been working at the Ex for about 50 years. He started at age 15 by picking up stray balls at the milk carton game.

Since then, he's amassed a mini carnival empire filled with rides and games. He met his wife on the midway and he and his family are still there - they also run Screemers and appear at a number of Toronto events, including Taste of the Danforth.

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Contest: Win VIP tickets to Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series Finals

Posted by Staff / August 25, 2016

swatchAre you a fan of beach volleyball? Next month, Toronto will be hosting the Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series - FIVB World Tour Finals at Polson Pier and we want to send you there. We've teamed up with Swatch Canada to provide one lucky winner an unforgettable VIP experience.

Get all the contest details here.
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Toronto Raptors unveil new team uniforms

Posted by Staff / August 23, 2016

Toronto RaptorsThe Toronto Raptors revealed new team uniforms today. One version of these special alternates is a riff off the Toronto Huskies uniforms, an homage to the basketball team that played in the city in 1946-47. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of that game, the Raptors are bringing back these Huskies-inspired jerseys.

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