Best cities for showing your Pride

Best cities for showing your Pride

There are some cities that just know how to do Pride right. We’re talking going far beyond hanging a few rainbow flags in windows, and instead throwing the biggest, baddest parties to celebrate who you are — from sexual orientation to gender to race to age. Because while Pride started...

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Simply the best: 5 great craft beer bars in Toronto

Simply the best: 5 great craft beer bars in Toronto

When it comes to beer in Toronto, let’s just say that locals take their brews seriously. Very seriously. With microbreweries and craft beer bars popping up all over the city, it might take you a few days of imbibing to find the best of the best (not that that’s a...

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Going to the cottage: All about that Canadian tradition

Going to the cottage: All about that Canadian tradition

If you’re not from southern Ontario, it can be hard to understand the magical allure of a weekend “up north.” Toronto can be a non-stop place, where people say “I’m too busy” far too often and where long winters make those few summer weekends a treasure to be cherished. Locals...

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Under-the-radar wine heavens for quenching your thirst

Under-the-radar wine heavens for quenching your thirst

Everyone knows the Napas and the Barossas of the world — places whose names are synonymous with one thing and one thing only: really, really good wine. The malbecs of Argentina, the ports of Portugal, the shirazes of Australia — it’s easy to think you’ve tasted the world when you’ve...

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Juice Money does it again – Toronto Nuit Blanche

Juice Money does it again – Toronto Nuit Blanche

We love when we connect people with local experiences, so we just couldn’t help but share this story. After posting this video from last year’s Toronto Nuit Blanche, a lot of people were on the hunt for this year’s pop-up Juice Money jam. This unofficial open mic has become an...

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How to feel like a local in Toronto

How to feel like a local in Toronto

We caught up with local expert and Toronto Urban Adventures owner, Jason, to find out what it takes to feel like a local in Toronto. In a city as big and diverse as Toronto, there are so many things to do that it can be a bit overwhelming. So instead of...

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The positive side of hosting (half of) the world

The positive side of hosting (half of) the world

As the Pan / Parapan Am 2015 Games approach, host-city Toronto is buzzing with conversation. Some of it’s good, some of it’s bad, and most of it is about the expectation that getting around the city in Games time will be triple the hellish nightmare it already is. We don’t...

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How I survived the Honest Ed’s sign sale

How I survived the Honest Ed’s sign sale

Attention, lovers of Canadiana and Torontonian curiosities, or Toronto visitors looking for the ultimate local souvenir! You have a chance to own a piece of Toronto history! Round 2 of Honest Ed’s sign sale is taking place on Saturday, April 11 at 8 am and, having been a proud survivor of Round...

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How to do Toronto Nuit Blanche right

How to do Toronto Nuit Blanche right

Like many Toronto locals (or Torontonians if you’re feeling fancy), I’d never been to Nuit Blanche. Every year, it comes and goes, and we shudder at the thought of over 1 million people hitting our streets. Navigating Toronto on a regular day can be hard enough without thousands of gawking...

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How to survive Toronto Nuit Blanche

How to survive Toronto Nuit Blanche

For a Fine Arts graduate like myself, Toronto Nuit Blanche approaches with a certain resemblance to the countdown to Christmas. And much like Christmas, it also hinges on a single night that is supposedly magical or, at the very least, transformative. The concept of Nuit Blanche first emerged in 1984, when Jean Blaise...

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