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  • 8 strange and unusual things you might not know about Union Station in Toronto
    by Derek Flack on August 19, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Union Station might be one of Toronto’s most beautiful buildings, but it’s also one of our most interesting. As the central railway hub in the city, it has a fascinating history filled with oddball details, hidden stories, and a number of secrets.Here are some thing you didn’t know about Union Station.1. What we call Union Station is actually the third such rail hub in Toronto, with the first one dating back to 1858. It was little more than a shed, but the second version was a majestic […]

  • Toronto is getting a massive Ukrainian street festival next month
    by Kimia Afshar Mehrabi on August 19, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    After several delays and cancellations due to lockdowns, North America’s largest Ukrainian festival is returning to Toronto for its 26th year.The Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival is a three-day event packed with non-stop entertainment by Ukrainian performers from all over the world.Dozens of vendor kiosks will also offer delicious and authentic Ukrainian food, beverages, crafts and collectables.View this post on InstagramA post shared by BWV Toronto Ukrainian Festival (@bwvtuf)You […]

  • Toronto software developer starts up stylish side hustle that keeps selling out
    by Amy Carlberg on August 19, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    A full-time software developer in Toronto has started up her own side hustle that’s been completely selling out, especially since she was featured in Vanity Fair London.Plate Pillows started with something relatively simple and relatable: being homesick during lockdowns. Founder Eunsu Shim’s family lives far away – her parents in Korea and her sister in California – and during lockdowns in 2021, she was craving shared family meals with all of them.”Being homesick and missing my family, I […]

  • $2 million home for sale in Toronto comes with disclaimer it’s not haunted
    by Jack Landau on August 19, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Marketing a home in Toronto’s ultra-competitive real estate market requires a bit of creativity, like a sign reassuring buyers that a newly-listed house up for sale is absolutely, most definitely, not in the slightest bit haunted.A triplex century home is now up for grabs at 47 Northcliffe Boulevard in the Dufferin and St. Clair area, and its price of $2.149 million might just attract the right buyer if they can get over the incredibly ominous “NOT HAUNTED” placard hanging from the curbside […]

  • This is what the CNE used to look like in Toronto
    by Derek Flack on August 19, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    With origins that date back to the late 19th century, the CNE has long been a Toronto fixture. Prior to 1879, the fair had traveled throughout the province, but eventually settled where the crowds were after local stakeholders campaigned to make it a permanent city attraction.It’s almost startling to see just how well attended the Ex was back in the early 20th century. One imagines that half the city congregated at the fairgrounds, which remain located north of Lake Shore Blvd. and west of […]

  • Extremely long lineups at Toronto’s Union Station are leaving passengers frustrated
    by Sabrina Gamrot on August 19, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    We’ve long heard about the very lengthy line-up at Toronto Pearson Airport, but now it seems those line-ups have also started to appear at Union Station.In recent days, customers fed up with the seemingly never-ending queues have taken to social media to air their thoughts – and one video shows how bad the scene really is.Honest question: why? @VIA_Rail @Torontounion pic.twitter.com/4ljDvMWYjw— Dave Scrivener (@davescrivener) August 18, 2022Posted on Aug. 18 by Twitter user Dave Scrivener, a […]

  • Bell Media launching internal review after outrage over Lisa LaFlamme’s exit from CTV
    by Jack Landau on August 19, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    Bell Media is spinning its wheels in an attempt to repair its public standing after the high-profile exit of CTV National News anchor Lisa LaFlamme and ensuing backlash this week.The respected anchor’s 35-year career — including nine years anchoring CTV National News — was unexpectedly cut short on Aug. 15, a decision that appears to have had a ripple effect through the ranks of the media empire.LaFlamme explained in a now-viral video that she had been “blindsided” by the decision, and the […]

  • The top 10 things to do at the 2022 CNE in Toronto
    by Michelle Payot on August 19, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    The 2022 CNE is finally open in Toronto and is the quintessential event of the season. Although it does mean that summer is coming to an end, there is a ton of time to soak in the sun at the annual downtown carnival.Here are my picks for the top things to do at the CNE this year.Check out all the new stuff coming this yearFrom a nightly drone show, food festival, multimedia show, concert or a ghost walk, these are just a few of the new things coming to the CNE this year.Eat your way through […]

  • This is why there’s a bunch of concrete circles next to Toronto’s waterfront
    by Kimia Afshar Mehrabi on August 19, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    If you’ve strolled past Toronto’s waterfront lately, you might’ve noticed several circle sculptures spralled across HTO Park West.The mysterious carbon-capturing sculptures are part of an art installation titled “Atmosphere is Always Still Being Made” by interdisciplinary Canadian artist Lisa Hirmer.The first art installation has been made which unveiled a carbon-capturing sculpture. The piece is titled “Atmosphere is Always Still Being Made”, by Lisa Hirmer and showcases life in this […]

  • You can soon save tons of money at vegetarian restaurants around Toronto
    by Kimia Afshar Mehrabi on August 19, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    If you love eating plant-based, you might want to listen up, because a new coupon book is coming out that’ll save you tons of money.Plant Curious is launching the first ever plant-based deals book in Toronto next month, and the savings you’ll get are unmatched.The book highlights 36 local restaurants, including plant-based Toronto favourites like Fresh, Rosalinda, Hello 123, Kupfert & Kim, and Basil Box, as well as hidden gems like Aunty Em’s and Pizzeria Du.The vegan-friendly book contains […]

  • Toronto rental scams are totally out of control and here’s what you need to know
    by Jack Landau on August 19, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    Toronto rental prices have blown through the roof, and life in Canada’s largest city isn’t getting any cheaper amid a historic bout of inflation and heavy competition among prospective renters.Soaring demand and high costs have created the perfect ecosystem for rental scammers looking to take advantage of naive renters trying to navigate a booming market.Rental platform liv.rent cites a 47 per cent increase in rental activity in June 2022, a boom accompanied by an almost tripling in reports of […]

  • Toronto bar known for its burgers has permanently closed
    by Amy Carlberg on August 19, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    A Toronto bar known for its scratch-made burgers and other comfort food fare has abruptly announced they are now permanently closed.The Mutt was known for the way they made every element of their burgers from scratch, including the bun and even the cheese. They also served items like roti and Dutch-Indonesian-style fries with peanut sauce.View this post on InstagramA post shared by The Mutt (@themuttdundas)A pop-up project called Philly in the Six had taken over the space for the last little […]

  • A Toronto flight attendant is delivering Uber Eats on layovers around the world
    by Jack Landau on August 19, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Rideshare and food delivery services were a rare link to the outside world during the dark times of 2020-2021, and Uber Canada is paying it forward by recognizing its top-tier drivers, including some very interesting choices from right here in Toronto.Among the 11 Canadian drivers and delivery people recognized in Uber Canada’s inaugural Uber Yearbook, five standouts from Toronto are included in the Class of 2022.The roundup reveals that Toronto is home to the country’s longest-travelled, […]

  • This $3 million Brampton house on the river is actually five homes in one
    by Misha Gajewski on August 19, 2022 at 8:16 am

    Look, we’re not saying this is the perfect place to start an amazing Airbnb or small commune, but we’re also not, not saying that. This home, located right on the Credit River in the middle of the greenbelt looks like the perfect retreat. Muskoka-vibes and all!It also happens to have five individual units that you could either rent out or have all your friends and family live in. A living room in an upper unit with a walk-out to the balcony. Actually, realtor Kristen Viola told blogTO that […]

  • You might soon be able to buy weed at Toronto’s Pearson international airport
    by Lauren O’Neil on August 18, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    No Toronto retail space is safe from the threat of cannabis creep, it seems — not even Canada’s busiest airport, which is exploring the idea of adding both weed stores and gambling to its current offering of amenities.As first reported by The Toronto Star on Wednesday, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has hired noted lobbyist Clare Michaels to speak with government officials about opportunities for “new ways to generate revenue” at Toronto’s beleaguered Pearson International […]