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Twitter reaction to the 2014 Toronto election

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 28, 2014

Twitter Toronto electionThere's no better place to hang out during a city-wide event than Twitter. As Toronto landed firmly in PurgaTory way before anyone was able to properly get their drink on, social media erupted with "election tweeting peaking at 2,193 tweets per minute" according to the Star, and CP24 reporting that Tory's name was tweeted 400 times per minute after his win. I'm pretty sure that's nothing on Taylor Swift, but I'm all for Toronto's media frenzy to go back to reasonable, non-celebrity fanfare levels.

From the funny to the somber (everyone managed to get some drinks in them during the speeches) here are some of the most memorable (non-Jian) moments from last night on Twitter. Doug Ford has made no statement thus far on Twitter. It's unclear if Drake voted last night, in advance polls, through song, or at all.

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Ryerson unveils major development on Church St.

Posted by Derek Flack / October 22, 2014

Ryerson Church Street DevelopmentAs work on Ryerson's new Student Centre nears completion, the university has just announced a major new development on Church just north of Dundas. Although the building has yet to receive a name, we do know what it will house. The new structure will be home to the School of Nutrition, the School of Occupational and Public Health, the Midwifery Education Program and the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing.

The 166,000 square-foot building, which will be built to LEED silver specifications, will also feature 250 residence beds, 10 clinical experience suites, teaching labs, modular labs for research initiatives, and a fabrication zone with 3D printers, robotic arms, a laser cutter and CNC lathes for prototyping. Welcome to the future, Ryerson.

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See inside the offices of Toronto's hottest startups

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / October 17, 2014

startup open houseWhat goes on inside tech startup offices, really? Google, Facebook, and that fourth season of Arrested Development nobody fully comprehended has given us mental images of warehouse offices and leisurely business meetings held on the company mini-putt course. Mostly, from what I gather, startup life really consists of an office full of people under the age of 40 typing and drinking a lot of coffee. (Like, a lot of coffee.)

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Hailo Toronto is definitely shutting down

Posted by Derek Flack / October 15, 2014

Hailo TorontoHailo Toronto will cease operations along with the rest of the company's branches throughout North America. When news broke that the company would cease North American operations to focus on European and Asian markets, a glimmer of hope remained for the local branch, which sought a licensing agreement with the parent company to continue what it characterized as "thriving" business in Toronto.

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Hailo Toronto fights for survival as parent company exits North America

Posted by Derek Flack / October 14, 2014

Hailo shutting down torontoMobile taxi company Hailo announced earlier today that it is shutting down its North American operations amidst fierce competition from services like Uber and Lyft. The Toronto branch of the company is, however, fighting to remain in operation under a licensing agreement that would allow it to run independently of the company at large.

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The top 10 apps for students in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 24, 2014

apps students torontoApps for students in Toronto make for handy guides to exploring your campus, conquering the city, finding stuff to do, and living on a budget. A little app-based guidance is even handier if you're brand-new on campus and still getting to know the city. The other kids might already know where groceries are cheapest or what the best campus bars are, but Toronto's got tons of great apps that will help you work all that out without trial-and-error. (Or pesky social interaction, for that matter!)

It's worth noting that there are countless non-Toronto-specific apps out there catering to students, including some that would have made my own university years a whole lot easier. (Seriously, there's an app now that lets you generate bibliography entries by scanning the book's bar code. That just seems like an unfair advantage to me.) But we know there's a whole heck of a lot more to campus life than just hitting the books - and these tools will help you make the most of it.

Here are my picks for the top 10 smartphone apps for students in Toronto.

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