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Pan Am Games tickets go on sale today in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / September 15, 2014

Pan Am Games TorontoPan Am Games tickets go on sale today in Toronto, but don't worry if you're not online right at 10am. Ticket sales are by request rather than first come, first served. The request period extends until October 6th. During the period, organizers can determine the level of interest in each event and organize lotteries for those in which the demand outweighs the supply.

Tickets for the opening ceremony, which will feature a performance by Cirque du Soleil, range between $100 and $350. The sporting events themselves, on the other hand, are mostly less than $50, with some events starting at $20. You can visit Toronto2015.org to make your ticket requests. The games take place between July 10 and 26, 2015.
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The top 5 ravines in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / September 14, 2014

toronto ravinesToronto is blessed with a ravine system that is (or should be) the envy of major North American cities. It is impossible to imagine this city without its ravines, which have offered an escape from the urban landscape from the beginning of settlement here. Parliament Street, for instance, follows the old route that John Graves Simcoe, first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, took from his home at Castle Frank (named after his son) atop the Rosedale Ravine down to the first parliamentary buildings in the province.

Look at a photo of Toronto from space, and you'll quickly understand that Toronto's ravine system spreads out, artery-like, from four main sources: the Don, the Humber, and the Rouge rivers as well as Highland Creek. At once hidden and a profound element of the city's collective consciousness, Toronto's ravines continue to serve as sanctuaries to which we temporarily retreat from the near-constant buzz of city life.

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Cash shortfall could slay 2014 Toronto Zombie Walk

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 13, 2014

toronto zombie walk 2014Usually, zombies hunger ceaselessly for brains, but it looks like Toronto's undead are in need of some cold, hard dough. The Toronto Zombie Walk, one of the world's largest annual convergences of shambling undead, looks to be in some financial hot water. According to a crowdfunding page set up this week by walk organizers, the annual event is $7,000 under budget for the 2014 edition, which is currently scheduled to swarm city streets on October 25.

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Mike Tyson freaks out live on air on CP24

Posted by Staff / September 10, 2014

mike tyson cp24Mike Tyson, in town tonight at the Air Canada Centre for his one man show, was his unpredictable self during a live interview this afternoon on CP24. The trouble started when host Nathan Downer questioned Tyson about whether it was prudent for Mayor Ford to meet with Tyson, the former boxing champ but also a convicted rapist.

Tyson, probably thinking he was sitting down for a nice bit of friendly PR, basically lost it, and started cursing at Downer, at one point stating "It's so interesting that you come across like a nice guy but you're really a piece of shit."

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Queer events in Toronto by day of the week

Posted by Julia Stead / September 8, 2014

Queer events TorontoWeekly queer events in Toronto give LGBTQ+ citizens the opportunity to socialize within the local communities and sub-cultures they identify with. While the city that generally embraces diversity, day-to-day life is hazy with heteronormativity. Contrary to popular belief, online dating is not the only answer to meeting new LGBTQ+ pals and partners.

Queer-centric parties, game nights, and recreation activities happen every day of the week, where you can assume with much certainty that you won't be the only homo in the room. Whether you go with friends, or fly solo, getting yourself out there will help to expand your social circles, while you have some fun at the same time.

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All you need to know about white squirrels in Toronto

Posted by Chris Bateman / September 6, 2014

toronto white squirrelsReports of the death of the Trinity-Bellwoods white squirrel were greatly exaggerated. Last month, a photo of the famous critter, electrocuted and hanging limp from a power line, circulated on social media, leading some to suggest the rodent who inspired the name of a cafe and a city laneway was no more. Luckily, there's more than one white squirrel in Toronto.

Jess Hogge works at Wildhagen Hats at Queen and Portland. She says a white squirrel has been visiting the store's rooftop for months.

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