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Local architects propose 10 low-cost green design solutions

Local architects propose 10 low-cost green design solutions Toronto may soon be home to a chain of DIY backyard bee hotels and a natural forest in a downtown alleyway.

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July 30, 2014

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Jeanne Beker: The Little White Dress

Jeanne Beker: The Little White Dress The little white dress has never been so hot, so we got Jeanne Beker to tap into the trend and pick the city’s coolest frocks to don before Labour Day — or after, should you dare

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July 30, 2014

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Could newcomers shake up long-held North York ridings?

Could newcomers shake up long-held North York ridings? Councillors John Filion and David Shiner of Wards 23 and 24, respectively, in Willowdale have both been in office for 23 years, both elected to North York council in 1991. Although some may expect the election to be a cakewalk for the long-time politicians, two new candidates are convinced they have what it takes to snatch their seats on council.

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July 30, 2014

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Taste Test: Pie One On

Taste Test: Pie One On Joanne Yolles, creator of the famed Scaramouche coconut cream pie, joins Grant van Gameren in tasting the city's most scrumptious summer pies. Whose berries are the most bodacious? Find out here.

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July 30, 2014

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Drink This: The smokey, incendiary Black Mamba Margarita

Drink This: The smokey, incendiary Black Mamba Margarita While the Carbon Bar doesn't want to be typecast as a BBQ joint, its wood-fired proteins are doing quite the job of seducing meat lovers across town.

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T.O.'s Best Sandwiches

Toronto's Best Sandwiches: Me Va Me's classic falafel

Toronto's Best Sandwiches: Me Va Me's classic falafel

Until a few months back, Me Va Me was a bit of a Thornhill secret. The mini-chain recently set up camp in the heart of Hogtown and has been wooing downtowners with its Israeli eats ever since.

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the grilled chicken banh mi from Nam Sandwich Shop

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the grilled chicken banh mi from Nam Sandwich Shop

Until recently, most folks didn’t head west of Chinatown to grab a banh mi. Now fans of Vietnam’s most recognized sandwich need not hoof it over to the city centre to get their fix. Nam...

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the decadent Reuben from The Hogtown Cure

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the decadent Reuben from The Hogtown Cure

As legend goes, the Reuben came about in 1914 when Charlie Chaplin’s famished leading lady trounced into a restaurant and demanded a huge sandwich from the owner’s son. His name, of course, was...

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Cheap Eat of the Week: the cupcakes from Desmond & Beatrice

Cheap Eat of the Week: the cupcakes from Desmond & Beatrice

’Tis the season.. for birthday parties, engagement parties, friends’ bachelorette parties and soon to come, holiday parties. Sure, you could be that friend who brings the veggies and dip or...

Cheap Eat of the Week: the mango pudding from Tracy Dessert

Cheap Eat of the Week: the mango pudding from Tracy Dessert

Growing up at a Chinese dinner table, dessert was always a hard sell. The go-to for most restaurants is a red bean soup. Beans? For dessert? You’re furrowing your brow skeptically and my...

Cheap Eat of the Week: the kothu roti from Saffron Spice Kitchen

Cheap Eat of the Week: the kothu roti from Saffron Spice Kitchen

The next time you take a stroll along Queen West during lunch, try not to be enticed by the delicious, exotic aroma of traditional Sri Lankan fare wafting from Saffron Spice Kitchen (hint: it's...

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