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Toronto is getting an indoor ski and snowboard hill

Posted by Amy Grief / May 25, 2016

indoor skiingToronto may have shortcomings when it comes to skiing and snowboarding options, but we've still got our fair share of hills. Now, we'll get one more thanks to Axis Freestyle Academy, an indoor training facility for both skiers and snowboarders.

The 20,000 square-foot facility will be located near the Vaughan Mills shopping centre and will include a dry slope with modular features, including ramps and rails.

Co-founder Simon Chang tells me this makes it suitable for both newbies and experts. "We can remove all features from the slope to allow for beginners to learn the absolute basics of riding before facing the elements on the hills," he says via email.

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This is what Trinity Bellwoods looks like on a weekend

Posted by Martha Stortz / May 24, 2016

Trinity Bellwoods ParkWith temperatures finally hitting the 20s in Toronto and everyone in their twenties hitting the park, this past weekend kicked off summer in Trinity Bellwoods. For the uninitiated, Bellwoods is a warm weather hotspot where young Torontonians congregate to break free of condo living by sunbathing, drinking, and playing frisbee in a natural setting.

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Two large rodents have escaped from the High Park zoo

Posted by Amy Grief / May 24, 2016

Toronto capybaraToronto's animals are back at it again. Like the infamous High Park peacock before them, two capybara have broken out of their enclosure at the west end zoo. Police think the rodents are now wandering around High Park.

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The top 5 parks in Etobicoke

Posted by Derek Flack / May 23, 2016

etobicoke parksEtobicoke as some of the finest parks in Toronto thanks to the Humber River, which gently snakes down from the top of the city to its mouth at Lake Ontario. Along the way, there's a wealth of parkland dotted with hiking and bike trails, lush valleys, and sports fields. Along the waterfront itself, there's also a variety of green space where you can soak up stunning views of the skyline.

Here are my picks for the top parks in Etobicoke.

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5 epic caves to visit near Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / May 22, 2016

caves torontoThere's no shortage of caves to explore within a few hours drive of Toronto. The Canadian Shield north of the city has many dark gems to explore where you'll see fossils, hidden bodies of water, and rock formations that dazzle you as much as they might inspire the occasional bit of trepidation.

Here are my picks for epic caves to visit near Toronto.

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Raptors playoff games a boon to Toronto bars

Posted by Amy Grief / May 21, 2016

raptors playoff gamesToronto sports fans are a loyal bunch and now we finally have a few teams to actually be proud of! Last October, we faithfully watched the Blue Jays and now we get to follow the Raptors as they make their way through the NBA playoffs.

And while the Raptors are currently down two games against the Cleveland Cavaliers, many of us are still flocking to local sports bars and watering holes to cheer them on.

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