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The top 10 things to do outdoors this fall in Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / October 1, 2014

Fall outdoors torontoOutdoor activities this fall in Toronto serve as the perfect time to get out and appreciate what a majestic city this is when it comes to parkland. While last year's ice storm severely damaged our tree canopy, the fact that this damage isn't always immediately apparent is just a testament to how many trees we have in the first place. What better time is there to play sports and explore our numerous recreational spaces? It's not too hot and it's not too cold (yet), so get out there an ride, hike, and camp. You can even roast a few marshmallows while you're at it.

Here are the top 10 things to do outdoors this fall in Toronto.

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An insider's guide to Toronto with Evanka Osmak

Posted by Alexander Huls / October 1, 2014

evanka osmakYou'd never know watching Evanka Osmak on Sportsnet that she was once on track to making her living as a civil engineer. But she's been an anchor for Sportsnet since 2007 and t's hard to imagine her doing anything else. Her passion and knowledge continually shine through and it's clear this is what she was fated for.

Covering sports, however, isn't just a profession to Osmak. She lives and breathes it on and off the air. She lives a healthy, athletic life herself (running, spinning, hiking) and regularly attends sports events - Jays, Leafs, Rogers Cup - all over Toronto. It's a city, she very obviously loves deeply and is all too eager to talk about.

I sat down with Osmak to discuss her favorite sport and non-sport places in Toronto, where she enjoys going for a healthy meal, and what beautiful building can still bring out the civil engineer in her.

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Toronto will be spared the shame of Ford Square

Posted by Derek Flack / October 1, 2014

Maple Leaf SquareNext time you think that complaining on social media never gets anything done, consider that Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment has suddenly changed its mind when it comes to the renaming Maple Leaf Square. After reports surfaced last week that the company had sold the naming rights to the fan-oriented space to Ford, the reaction was swift and damning.

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50 things to do this fall in Toronto 2014

Posted by Staff / September 30, 2014

Fall events torontoFall events and activities in Toronto present us with our last chance to comfortably explore this city before the desire to hibernate kicks in come winter. And given just how bad last year's cold spell was, there's added pressure to get out there and make the most of what Toronto has to offer. Thankfully, we're spoiled for choice. From outdoor activities that make the most of fall colours to major art events to culinary opportunities that will fatten you up before the temperature plummets, the city is abuzz with things to do.

Here are 50 things to do this fall in Toronto.

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How to spend a day on the Danforth

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 29, 2014

the danforthThe Danforth is the gateway to east-end Toronto, stemming from Bloor St. as you cross the Don Valley over the Bloor Viaduct. The bridge spanning the Don was completed nearly 100 years ago, spurring a massive construction boom that gave way to the bustle of the Danforth of today: Thriving restaurants and shops lining the avenue, with parks and residential enclaves tucked above and below.

The area's Greektown moniker surfaced thanks to an influx of Greek (and other Mediterranean) immigrants in the 1950s and '60s. That presence still endures to this day, with countless Greek eateries and shops standing strong in the neighbourhood - but as the area has diversified in recent years, more varied businesses and influences have trickled in.

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An insider's guide to Toronto with Rick Mercer

Posted by Alexander Huls / September 29, 2014

rick mercerThey don't just give out an appointment to be an Officer of the Order of Canada to anyone. Which is exactly why one of our country's most successful comedians, Rick Mercer, has received that honor. Throughout his career - his early one man shows (Show Me the Button), his time with This Hour Has 22 Minutes (and the popular Talking to Americans segment), his current hosting gig at The Rick Mercer Report (starting its 12th season on October 7th) - Mercer has proven himself an above-and-beyond passionate Canadian.

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