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The Best Japanese Restaurants in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / August 29, 2014

japanese restaurants torontoThe best Japanese restaurants in Toronto offer the wide range of Japanese cooking styles and types of food, from cold and hot noodles, sashimi to grilled meats, street food to high-end, austere to boisterous and fun. Remember when Molly Ringwald brings sushi for lunch to detention in The Breakfast Club, and all the other kids are agog at the concept of raw fish? That scene just wouldn't fly in a movie anymore, as the Western world has embraced Japanese cuisine in all its incarnations - raw and cooked. It's come to signify the best of food, and Toronto is lucky to have so many wonderful Japanese restaurants to enjoy. Domo arigato, Japan, for all the great eats!

Here are the best Japanese restaurants in Toronto.

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The Best Contemporary Art Galleries for Emerging Artists in Toronto

Posted by Jess Carroll / August 27, 2014

art galleries torontoThe best galleries for emerging artists in Toronto are great places for a truly divergent, original art experience. If you're looking for art that's not expensive, and not created en masse to decorate a condo, these venues will show you work that's experimental, seedy, playful, and ignores everything we know about art from the past - all in spaces that are often run by the emerging artists themselves. If you're jonesing to rub elbows with the new guys in the city's art scene, you can get your fix here.

Here are the best galleries for emerging artists in Toronto.

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The Best Manicure in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / August 25, 2014

best manicure torontoThe best manicure in Toronto is a perfect mix of polish artistry, attentive care, a relaxing environment - and, ideally, value for cash. Toronto is filled with manicure options, from mom-and-pop shops to highest of the high-end luxury spas, but the best in Toronto have managed to set themselves apart, each in their own ways.

Some have hopped on the nail-art bandwagon, treating clients' fingers like tiny canvases for the latest trends; others throw in little extras and bonuses as a treat for their visitors (hello, mini-massages). Many of them, however, pride themselves on simply doing nails cheaper, faster, and better than the next guy. Whatever you're looking for in a nail salon, you're going to leave looking like a perfect 10.

Here are the best manicures in Toronto.

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The Best Greek Restaurants in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 22, 2014

greek restaurants torontoThe best Greek restaurants in Toronto are no longer concentrated to the Danforth (though Greektown certainly represents), and while souvlaki and gyros are still house faves, these are the places to discover other delicacies, too. Flaky phyllo pies, flaming cheese and innumerable combinations of mezedes are all on offer - not to mention fresh seafood that aims to transport diners to the Aegean coast, if only for an evening.

Here are the best Greek restaurants in Toronto.

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The Best Ice Cream Sandwich in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 20, 2014

ice cream sandwich torontoThe best ice cream sandwiches in Toronto are available in innumerable, infinitely personalizable variations. While there are classics available for the vanilla and choco-chip types, there are also freakishly-delicious new unions found at Toronto bake shops, ice cream parlours and even fast food burger joints. It doesn't matter if you choose fresh-fried donuts, HK eggettes, and even grilled cheese buns - when paired with ice cream, they're a match made in heaven.

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The Best Lighting Stores in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / August 18, 2014

lighting stores torontoThe best lighting stores in Toronto illuminate our lives as if by magic, linking Edison with design and architecture to provide that perfect glow. Lighting really deserves more accolades: it protects your eyesight, shows your best side (all celebrities are sticklers for good lighting - Marlene Dietrich's success was attributed to Joseph Von Sternberg's face-defining lighting), and brightens all the dark corners of your room, life and soul. Take one step into any of these showrooms and you'll be singing "I'm gonna swing from the chandelieeer!"

Here are the best lighting stores in Toronto.

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