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Exotic ice cream flavours at Ed’s Real Scoop in Toronto

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By Kathleen Edwards in Cool Travel on Saturday 22 October 2011

It takes every ounce of will power not to walk from my house in east end Toronto down to Queen Street every day for a hit. All of the ice cream is made in the store, the staff is can be found at the local bar after hours DJ’ing, and the seasonal flavors, such as […]

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Maya Hayuk and Jen Stark: Double Rainbow in Toronto

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By Zolton in New Events on Thursday 19 May 2011

We’ve posted about artists Maya Hayuk and Jen Stark individually, but now they have a joint exhibition, Double Rainbow Rainbow, up at the Show & Tell Gallery in Toronto. I wish I could make it. From the images on the gallery site, the two artists’ styles compliment each other perfectly.

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Marben Restaurant, Toronto

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 23 September 2010

Nothing is hotter these days than charcuterie, which is why Marben Restaurant in downtown Toronto is rocking a farmhouse-chic dining experience for all those who find cured meats and home canning totally sexy. With an interior of brick and birch decorated with mason jars and balloon whisks, Marben Restaurant is bringing agriculture to the big city.

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Spirit City Toronto

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By Gerry Mak in New Photography on Wednesday 15 September 2010

Aaron Leighton’s Spirit City Toronto isn’t unique in concept (we’ve posted before about Monsters in Real Places), but Leighton’s take is really well done, with the creatures he adds to photographs taking on the textures and colors of their surroundings.

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Toronto’s Balzac’s Coffee

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 28 August 2010

There is something irresistible about a beautifully designed coffee shop. And Balzac’s Coffee in Toronto’s Distillery District is just such a place. Located in an antiquated warehouse, the ambience exudes an industrial-chic meets French bistro aesthetic with its worn brick walls, pressed tin coffee bar, checkerboard tiled flooring, and 20ft ceiling adorned with exposed pipes.

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Toronto’s Soma Chocolate

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 3 June 2010

Over the years chocolate has evolved from mass-produced baking tablets in kitchens where dark chocolate was virtually unheard of, to a distinguished product coveted for its incredible complexity. However, today’s attitude towards chocolate has not so much evolved as it has returned to its pagan roots when it was revered as a wondrous, even medicinal, ingredient. Enter Soma Chocolatemaker in Toronto’s uber-hip Distillery District where you can ‘eat, drink and worship chocolate’.

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Toronto International Film Festival

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By Zolton in Cool Travel on Friday 11 September 2009

I’m off to Toronto this weekend to check out a few of the films that are screening as part of the Toronto International Film Festival [TIFF] — a charitable, not-for-profit cultural organization. All up, there will be 335 films from 64 countries screening over ten days, so I’ll be scrambling to fit a few in, […]

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Toronto’s FRANK restaurant

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By Zolton in Architecture on Wednesday 15 July 2009

Designed by — and named after – the iconic architect Frank Gehry, Toronto’s FRANK is a tasty complement to the Art Gallery of Ontario, located, as it is, within the building’s beautiful surrounds. The interior design is stunning: modern, chic, and urbane, it’s a work of art in its own right, featuring modern Danish furnishings and an installation of Frank Stella’s work. And the restaurant itself benefits from the oversight of executive chef Anne Yarymowich, who has created a small but delightful menu, showcasing local wines and seasonal ingredients.

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The Red Tea Box, Toronto

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By Zolton in New Food and Packaging on Friday 10 July 2009

Walking down Toronto’s Queen Street West a few weeks back, we were momentarily distracted (if an hour or two counts as momentarily) by the cake-y delicacies that adorned the store window of The Red Tea Box. Oh boy! This place is like that scene out of Hansel and Gretel where they stumble upon the Gingerbread House, only the treats here are Tea Cakes and the decorations on them should probably be hanging on the walls of a local gallery. These cakes are stunning. Almost too good to eat. Mind you, that didn’t stop us. [photos by Alison Zavos]

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Ultra Supper Club, Toronto

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By Zolton in Cool Travel on Monday 6 July 2009

One of the best designed restaurants I’ve eaten at, Ultra Supper Club, located in Toronto’s bustling downtown area, offers a fun and playful ambiance and a beautifully conceptualized menu that fits neatly into that burgeoning culinary category of ‘modern fusion’. Which means, exactly? A bit of this, a bit of that, all elegantly presented and rounded off with a sparkling wine selection which complements the variable dining options.

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By Zolton in Cool Travel on Friday 19 June 2009

I visited Toronto for the first time a couple of weekends back to check out the Luminato Festival and explore the city itself, which is being promoted as a more socially progressive and cultural alternative to other Canadian hotspots such as Montreal and Vancouver. And for good reason. Toronto is a fascinating place on many levels: from the architecture in the city center, which seamlessly combines the ornate majesty of pre-1940 buildings with the glistening facades of more contemporary designs; to the long, straight roads which defines movement though the city and contains an assortment of hidden gems; to the overall cleanliness of the streets and the overwhelming sense that a bustling creative community is doing all it can to foster the careers of others around them. It was an eye-opening experience. I left the city with a feeling that Toronto is very much on the rise, casting aside its wintry persona and thriving on the back of what is clearly a dynamic and exciting creative scene. Photos by Alison Zavos

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Toronto’s Luminato festival

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By Zolton in New Events on Thursday 4 June 2009

I’m heading up to Toronto on the weekend to take in the events around the annual Luminato festival, which is now in its third year as a ten-day celebration of the arts — filling Toronto’s stages, streets, and public spaces with theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, film, literature, visual arts, and design. It’ll be an interesting few days, especially given that part of the experience of attending Luminato is to have ‘accidental encounters with art’. Hmmm, hmmm. The event is designed to showcase Toronto’s thriving downtown area which is driving the city’s ongoing cultural renaissance.

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Steampunk artists collaborate to make a motorcycle and rider entirely out of vintage watch parts

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By dan tanenbaum in New Art on Wednesday 25 March 2015

What do you get when you combine two great steampunk artists and a bunch of old watch parts? Some pretty interesting sculptures! Two great steampunk artists – Sue Beatrice and Justin Gershenson-Gates – joined Dan Tanenbaum in a Watch Parts Motorcycles collaboration.

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Sweat it out at this beauty of a sauna with amazing views across the bay

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By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Friday 28 November 2014

Compared to the standard four-by-two saunas we sweat it out at gyms and hotels, this beauty designed by Canadian studio Partisans is one of a dream kind that we wouldn’t want to get out in a hurry, heated up or not. A large percentage of the prefabricated design was constructed before it was transported and installed on a private island’s prehistoric formation by the bay, located at the north of Toronto.

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Poignant installation shows people performing mundane tasks underwater

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 19 November 2014

As Climate Change looms and sea levels rise more and more people are affected by flooding. What might it be like if the whole word was under water? This performance installation in Toronto explores just that concept. Holoscenes is a work of art by Lars Jan, founder of Early Morning Opera. The installation involves a large glass tank within which sits a performer.

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