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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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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Photo of the Week: Graffiti Alley

Photo of the Week: Graffiti Alley

Our photo of the week comes from Urban Adventures’ fearless leader, Tony Carne. He’s travelled all the way from the Land Down Under to visit our Toronto office, so we made sure to show him the local highlights. Our local Toronto guide, Jason, took a sneaky detour from our When Pigs...

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Photo of the Week: Toronto’s Legendary Dome

Photo of the Week: Toronto’s Legendary Dome

Want to know how to spot a true Torontonian? Ask them where the Jays play. Celebrating its 25th birthday this week, the giant white domed stadium next to the CN Tower is technically called the Rogers Centre, after telecoms giant Rogers bought it and changed the name in 2005, but...

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My Neighbourhood: Toronto’s Kensington Market

My Neighbourhood: Toronto’s Kensington Market

I only moved to Kensington Market recently, but it feels like I’ve lived there for ages. I’ve always been going to the neighbourhood, but living there takes things to a whole new level. Kensington Market is one of Toronto’s most cherished and multi-faceted neighbourhoods. It’s historical, cultural, diverse, laid-back, and...

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Food Friday: Toronto’s Peameal Bacon Sandwich

Food Friday: Toronto’s Peameal Bacon Sandwich

The peameal bacon sandwich is Toronto’s signature food. Its legend goes back many, many decades, to when Toronto was called ‘Hogtown’. Peameal bacon is what some might call ‘back bacon’, but it also features a very light crusting of peameal (well, it used to – now it’s cornmeal, but shhhhh...

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