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Toronto cuts down on PokeStops at Ferry Terminal

Posted by Amy Grief / August 25, 2016

toronto pokemon goThe Jack Layton Ferry Terminal is no longer the best place to play Pokemon Go in Toronto. That's because Mayor John Tory contacted PoGo developer Niantic and worked with the company to reduce the number of lakeside PokeStops - instead of nine, there are now four, as the Toronto Star reports.



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7 Toronto crowdfunding projects to support right now

Posted by Amy Grief / August 23, 2016

crowdfunding torontoToronto inventors, innovators and creative thinkers use crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to make their wildest dreams come true. Our city's launched some pretty unique gadgets and even restaurants, but there are always new products, services and creative projects hitting the web.

Here are 7 Toronto crowdfunding projects you can support right now.

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Toronto company is hiring a Pokemon Go expert

Posted by Amy Grief / August 18, 2016

Pokemon Go TorontoIf you want to make some extra cash this summer and beef up your Pokedex, you should probably check out this job posting from folks at Woodbine Entertainment Group.

Yes, the Etobicoke-based racetrack is hiring a Pokemon Go Administrator to drop lures at its (wait for it) Pokemon Go-themed job fair - that's a slightly less cringe-inducing way to attract hip, young employees than when this Microsoft recruiter referred to millennials as "bae interns."

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The CNE is packed with PokeStops for Pokemon Go

Posted by Amy Grief / August 17, 2016

cne pokemon goThe CNE usually marks the end of summer, but it's also one of the best parts of the season. From nostalgic treats to outrageous eats and somewhat dubious rides, The Ex is an August tradition for many Torontonians.

And this year, it'll probably become a hot spot for Pokemon Go players. A CNE staffer say that there are 31 PokeStops and four gyms in around the festival grounds. And, they will be dropping lures throughout the exhibition.

Check out a large version of the map here.

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Toronto to erect fence at Ferry Terminal for Pokemon Go

Posted by Amy Grief / August 10, 2016

pokemon go fenceToronto's Jack Layton Ferry Terminal (JLFT) is filled with PokeStops, making it a popular destination for Pokemon Go players eager to catch 'em all.

But the city thinks the area's too crowded because along with the Pokemon Trainers, about 25,000 use the ferries daily. Last week, city officials announced that they asked Pokemon Go's developer Niantic to delete the JLFT-area PokeStops.

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New Toronto app lets you order doctors to your home

Posted by Amy Grief / August 6, 2016

hippo appOn-demand services are a dime a dozen in Toronto. From bigwigs like Uber and Foodora to local startups, such as Rover and Eden, there are plenty of smartphone-based apps that help make daily life in the city a little more manageable.

The newest entrant, however, is looking to the past for inspiration. "HippoMD is all about bringing the traditional doctor's house call to the 21st century," says app co-founder Adrienne Ng. HippoMD, which launched in beta two weeks ago, is currently available in the App Store for iOS users. It's not out fro Android just yet.

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