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The Distillery District's Summer of Love: Celebrating human moments one padlock at a time

07/23/14

The Distillery District's Summer of Love: Celebrating human moments one padlock at a time

The Distillery District's Love Installation, a feature on Tankhouse Lane since the beginning of July, takes the idea of public displays of affection and runs with it.

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Sewell: Why are rezonings so rarely challenged by council?

07/23/14

Sewell: Why are rezonings so rarely challenged by council?

Toronto City Council seems to approve almost every rezoning presented to it no matter how ludicrous. In the good old days rezonings were contentious and subject to much debate, but not today.

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TIFF unveils the first batch of its lineup

07/22/14

TIFF unveils the first batch of its lineup

The Toronto International Film Festival debuted a portion of its program for this fall's 39th running of the event Sept. 4 - 14 while announcing a policy change that the festival's first four days will be world premiere's only.

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One of Canada's finest spins another classic: Toronto novelist Miriam Toews' latest a very personal tale

07/22/14

One of Canada's finest spins another classic: Toronto novelist Miriam Toews' latest a very personal tale

Miriam Toews made the decision to plunge into fiction when she was in Winnipeg working on a radio documentary about single omthers on welfare. It struck her that everything she was learning would make excellent material for a novel, so she abandoned the documentary and used the material to create her own story. Her latest, All My Puny Sorrows, follows sisters Yolandi and Elfrieda, whose bond is loaded with a closenes and tenderness that only siblings can share.

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Where Are They Now: Kate Lynch

07/22/14

Where Are They Now: Kate Lynch

Kate Lynch recalls summers on the dock, working with Bill Murray, and recounts what she's been up to since starring in Meatballs thirty-five years ago.

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Dancing in the Streets: Beaches International Jazz Festival hits the asphalt this week with StreetFest

07/21/14

Dancing in the Streets: Beaches International Jazz Festival hits the asphalt this week with StreetFest

On Thursday, July 24th, performers from the 26th Beaches International Jazz Festival light up the east end with street performances. It's StreetFest, running from July 24-26, and this year promises some hip, local summer sounds.

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Teaching a Person to Fish: Becoming a Self-Sufficient Cyclist in Toronto

07/18/14

Teaching a Person to Fish: Becoming a Self-Sufficient Cyclist in Toronto

T.O. is full of great options for learning how to fend for yourself as a cyclist on Hogtown streets. Here are three of the best bets out there.

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The week in Toronto in 10 easy clicks: Drake gives Toronto a nickname, Rob Ford sober as a judge, Marijuana in High Park and more

07/18/14

The week in Toronto in 10 easy clicks: Drake gives Toronto a nickname, Rob Ford sober as a judge, Marijuana in High Park and more

Our weekly recap of the week’s news nuggets in Toronto will bring you up to date and add some fuel to your small-talk tank heading into the weekend.

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Weekend Warrior: Toronto Indy, Beaches Jazz Festival, Salsa on St. Clair, Toronto Chinatown Festival and more

07/17/14

Weekend Warrior: Toronto Indy, Beaches Jazz Festival, Salsa on St. Clair, Toronto Chinatown Festival and more

Take it to the street this weekend with the biggest race of the year in Toronto and a variety of cultural street festivals all over town. There are things to do in Chinatown, outside of City Hall for Taste of Thailand, up on St. Clair learn to salsa or out in the Beach to take in some jazz.

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New public art program allows Torontonians to write snappy little love letters to their hometown

07/16/14

New public art program allows Torontonians to write snappy little love letters to their hometown

Passionate denizens of Toronto were encouraged to tweet in their feelings about ole Hogtown and if chosen have a shot to be a fixture on video advertising space all over the city throughout the month of July.

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