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Liberty Village gets new carpool pilot project

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / January 27, 2015

liberty village carpool torontoLiberty Village residents' struggle to ease their commuting woes continues, with the crowdfunded Line Six bus line now halted in its tracks. Earlier this month, the organizers pulled the plug on the service due to concerns that the route would be breaking municipal laws regarding transit providership, which is the exclusive domain of the TTC.

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The top 5 maker spaces in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / January 24, 2015

maker spaces torontoMaker spaces in Toronto allow local creators of all kinds -- artists, woodworkers, metalsmiths, programmers, designers, robotics experts -- to turn their ideas into something finished and fully-realized. If you've got a project you want to build, these spots provide all the training, support and equipment you might need (and if you have no idea what you're doing, there are often plenty of on-site classes that will help you figure things out).

Here are the top 5 makerspaces in Toronto.

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New site and app could lead to more towing in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / January 19, 2015

towit torontoNext time some prat parks his car illegally in the middle of a lane (I'm looking at you, dudes who leave your Benzes on the street front of the Prada store, as if to say "your puny parking tickets have no impact on my finances whatsoever") you'll be able to report their sorry behinds at the push of a button.

TowIt is a brand-new platform that collects user-submitted data on illegally parked vehicles (including location, photos and license plate info), which they then submit to surrounding law enforcement officers and towing companies.

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Toronto company invents world's first smart jar

Posted by Derek Flack / January 17, 2015

smart jar neoYou can't desire something if you don't know it exists. Case in point: you've probably been cruising along in life completely content using regular glass jars to store your food. But then, like a child who witnesses his reflection in a mirror and has his first intimation of a full-bodied identity, you encounter the smart jar, and (cue Drake) nothing was the same. All at once, you experience lack. Why, you ask, do I not possess the smart jar? My current containers just won't do.

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Toronto web shop closes as leaders head to Facebook

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / January 16, 2015

teehan laxOne of Toronto's best-regarded digital design firms has shut down after its top talent was hired by Facebook. Teehan+Lax, the company responsible for the design of Medium, among other marquee projects, will be winding down current projects and closing down their Toronto offices in the wake of the talent-acquisition deal, which will see founders Jon Lax and Geoff Teehan and partner Dave Gillis moving to the Bay Area.

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Sony closing all Toronto stores

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / January 15, 2015

sony torontoWhen it rains the retail sector, it pours. Hot on the heels of Target's withdrawal from the Canadian market, Sony has announced it will also be shutting down all of its Canadian retail stores.

The CBC reports that the tech giant plans to close all of its Canadian stores, including six GTA locations, within the next two months. The company said it would be moving toward an online-only retail format in Canada, as well as continuing to supply to other vendors.

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