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5 places to get large and unusual pool floats in Toronto

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / July 30, 2016

pool float torontoThe current crop of pool floats available in Toronto prove that gone are the days of the black rubber tube or pool noodles. Say hello to giant emoji beds, inflatable pizza slices and white swans.

Here's a round-up of Toronto stores to pick up some inflatable fun.

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CNE adds Star Trek-themed bar & trivia nights for 2016

Posted by Amy Grief / July 27, 2016

cne 2016Live long and prosper at the Canadian National Exhibition this year. It may seem a little early to get excited, but the Ex opens in just over three weeks (there's still plenty of summer left, don't worry!). Along with the usual outrageous food, midway games and carnival rides, the CNE is hosting a Star Trek exhibition to celebrate the series' 50th anniversary this year.

It'll include pieces by 50 artists from 10 different countries as well as photographs by the late Leonard Nimoy.

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This is what opening day was like at the Rogers Cup

Posted by Derek Flack / July 26, 2016

Rogers Cup 2016The Aviva Centre was a flurry of activity on Monday, the first official day of the 2016 Rogers Cup. Milos Raonic was all over the place, from the practice courts to the main stadium for the ceremonial first serve, Grigor Dimitrov and Stan Wawrinka celebrated an epic doubles victory, and Canadian star in the making Denis Shapovalov prepared for his very first Masters event.

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Golf lessons in and around Toronto

Posted by Libby Roach / July 24, 2016

golf lessons torontoGolf lessons in and around Toronto bring together the pros in the know with right landscape to hone your newly found skills. Whether you're a relative rookie or a total Rory McIlroy just looking to perfect your work around the green, there's a qualified pro out there to help you bring your game to the next level.

Here's a round-up of places to take golf lessons in and around Toronto.

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Drinking and running event coming to Ontario Place

Posted by Amy Grief / July 20, 2016

Famous Canadian Beer RunThere's no better way to celebrate crushing a run than by downing some nice, cold craft beer. And that's exactly what you can do after you complete the first ever Famous Canadian Beer Run & Festival.

This event, happening at Ontario Place on Sunday, September 18, is pairing a craft beer festival with a casual 5K run. And if this fusion festival sounds a lot like the RunTOBeer concept, you wouldn't be wrong. The popular running group is partnering with the Famous Canadian Beer Run & Festival and will be holding a tune-up session so you can beef up your running and drinking skills.

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6 people you never hear about at Toronto's Honda Indy

Posted by Rick McGinnis / July 19, 2016

honda indy torontoThe Honda Indy took over the Exhibition grounds and Lakeshore Road again last weekend, with a full card of support races that included the return of NASCAR to Toronto after five years. Australia's Will Power was the winner at the end of the weekend, while last year's winner, Josef Newgarden, crashed on lap 58, right in front of where I was taking pictures.

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