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5 video games that are set in Toronto

Posted by Guest Contributor / June 27, 2016

video games torontoMost of us are used to seeing Toronto pop up in film and television, but what about video games? The city is home to several prolific game development studios, but on special occasions Toronto has also been a muse of sorts, with local and international developers inspired to set their games here.

From beat-em-ups to survival horror, here are five video games that are set in Toronto.

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Toronto startup lets you buy food for half the price

Posted by Amy Grief / June 22, 2016

flashfoodEvery day, Toronto restaurants and grocery stores throw out a whole lot of food. You can see the city's ubiquitous yellow garbage bags pile up in front of local eateries and can often find dumpsters filled with fresh produce and other high-quality goods. But one app wants to end these wasteful, yet often unavoidable practices.

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The top 10 video game stores in Toronto

Posted by Hassan Mohamud / June 12, 2016

video game stores torontoThe top video game stores in Toronto are places where game enthusiasts can be found trying to get their hands on new and used releases or hard-to-find products that are no longer in production. Many places buy and sell used games, which helps keeps costs in check.

Here are my picks for the top video game stores in Toronto.

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Someone in Toronto made a drill-powered skateboard

Posted by Amy Grief / June 2, 2016

Drill skateboard TorontoHave you seen anyone riding a drill-powered skateboard around Toronto? It may not be the chicest-looking mode of transportation, but apparently, it gets the job done. And it's a cheaper alternative to the $1,000 (and up) Boosted electric skateboards. Well, at least according to local YouTuber Igor, who runs the channel Inspire to Make.

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Inside the Toronto offices of payment company Square

Posted by Huda Idrees / April 4, 2016

square torontoAt first thought, it's a little puzzling that Square's Toronto office is perched atop a Great West Life building in the not-so-stereotypically-tech neighbourhood of North York. Jack Dorsey's 7-year old company that went public late last year is best known for creating a card reader that eliminates the need for PoS terminals for small businesses.

Square first found itself in the city of Toronto after acquiring local hardware technology startup Kili Technology. Chris Gorman, Head of Office Experience at Square walked us through their shiny new space, explaining how each piece fits together to create a conducive work environment for the team.

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Excitement builds for Toronto to Montreal Hyperloop

Posted by Amy Grief / March 14, 2016

hyperloopA trip from Toronto to Montreal usually takes about five hours, though it can drag on for much longer. But imagine cutting your travel time down to a mere half an hour. That may actually be possible within the next few years thanks to the Toronto-based startup Transpod.

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