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Facebook ‘Add Friend’ lapel helps you make new friends in the real world

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 27 April 2015

While most of us have taken to social media to make new connections, Toronto-based Dorota Pankowska tries to bring friendships back to the real world with her Facebook-inspired pin.

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GoPro camera captures a day in the life of Moxie, the pet therapy dog

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 21 April 2015

Meet Moxie, a six-year-old Portuguese water dog whose job in life is to make sick kids smile. She works as a certified therapy dog at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and spends her days cuddling.

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Why did thousands gather on April 4 in public spaces across the world, spoiling for a pillow fight?

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Wednesday 8 April 2015

April 4 this year was International Pillow Fight Day. So it was either fight or flight for the thousands gathered in designated public spaces across the globe in the battle of soft, fluffy fun. From New York to London, Vienna to Hong Kong, this event is held in more than a hundred cities each year.

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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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You’ll want a moustache after seeing these manly romance novel posters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 17 November 2014

Two reasons why you should grow out your facial hair for Movember. One, it’s for a good cause; you get to raise awareness of men’s health issues like prostate cancer. Two, you get to have a luscious, manly moustache keeping your upper lip warm and snug. Now if those aren’t good enough reasons, Toronto-based ad […]

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Whatever you do, do not pick up that sword! Do NOT pick up that sword, you have been warned

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Saturday 15 November 2014

It’s improv season again in Toronto and actors, comedians, performance artists are out on the streets to play. Amongst the many participating, there is a group taking fight improv to a new level. They are fighting strangers! One hooded improver stands behind a sign reading ‘Fight me’ while holding a fake sword. If the stranger grabs the sword, combat soon follows.

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Is your name Elizabeth Gallagher? Are you Canadian? There’s a round-the-world ticket with your name on it, literally

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Wednesday 5 November 2014

All you have to be is Canadian. All you have to be named is Elizabeth Gallagher. Check both those boxes and you’ve scored yourself a round-the-world trip with Jordan Axani. So who’s this Jordan guy? He’s the ex-boyfriend of another woman named Elizabeth Gallagher.

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If Star Wars was part of everyday life

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 24 October 2014

Well, just how beautiful are these? ‘Very’ doesn’t even come close. According to Toronto-based photographer Thomas Daggs on his site, the series is reminiscent of his young imaginative mind as a young Star Wars fan, who, at the age of eight, saw elements from the trilogy everywhere he turned while growing up. These doctored images […]

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Artist makes witty illustrations around everyday household objects

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 4 September 2014

Who knew a slice of orange could also be a slice of pizza? Or that a soda can tab can be a penguin? Toronto-based engineering student Hyemi Jeong takes ordinary, everyday items and gives them a fresh perspective by drawing around them. Some of her works include a croc with a clip for a mouth, […]

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These ads about recycling tell litterbugs what they really are

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 29 August 2014

If asking nicely won’t work on litterbugs, maybe name-calling would help them clean up their acts! ‘LiveGreen Toronto’ is currently trying that approach with a series of ads that uses the very garbage these litterbugs throw out to hurl insults, hoping that they’d feel bad enough to have a change of heart.

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The world’s most expensive cupcake will cost you about a month’s rent

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 14 August 2014

If you thought paying $3 for a muffin was excessive, you’ll hate this next story. Lisa Sanguedolce, the owner of Toronto’s Le Dolci bakery has created this monstros…masterpiece. Fortunately, this cupcake isn’t about being fancy for the sake of being fancy, but was created for a man’s wife-he wanted something extravagant to present her with on her birthday.

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Interview with Dimity Azouri and Imogen Chapman: two of the nominees for the annual Telstra Ballet Dancer Award

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By Milo Sumner in New Events on Monday 11 August 2014

This article brought to you by Telstra

This year will mark thirty years of collaboration between The Australian Ballet and Telstra. Six nominees are chosen from among the young talent to be judged for the coveted Telstra Ballet Dancer Award (TBDA). The lucky half a dozen are chosen by their fellow dancers and the winner, selected by a panel of experienced industry professionals, will receive $20,000. The People’s Choice award is decided by the public and is accompanied with a tasty $5,000 prize purse. [vote for your favourite dancer here]

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This is what happens when you invite Jeff Goldblum to your wedding

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 7 August 2014

Never invite Jeff Goldblum to your wedding – unless you want your entire entourage to be horrifically chased down by a ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex. The ‘Jurassic Park’ star and his fiancé were recently invited to the wedding of Jesse and Pamela Sargent in Toronto last weekend. And when life gets Dr. Ian Malcolm to attend your wedding, what do you do? Include him in your bridal photo with matching Tyrannosaurus Rex, naturally!

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