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- 08/22/18--05:20: Rental of the week: 55 Jocelyn Crescent
- Address: 55 Jocelyn Crescent
- Type: House
- Rent: $4,500 / month
- Listing agent: Edward Azadeh
- Furnished? No
- Utilities: No
- Air conditioning? Yes
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Parking: 3
- Laundry? In suite
- Outdoor space? Backyard
- Pet friendly? No
- 08/22/18--06:39: Drake surprises fans with Travis Scott at first Toronto concert
- 08/22/18--06:41: There's a major TTC subway closure on Line 1 this weekend
- 08/22/18--07:10: There's now a Drake version of Monopoly
- 08/22/18--07:32: Popular Vancouver nerd bar opening in Toronto mansion
- 08/22/18--07:36: Win a birthday party at Assembly Chef’s Hall Chef's Party
- 08/22/18--08:44: Nicki Minaj cancels Toronto concert
- 08/22/18--10:03: Videoflicks is reopening in Toronto
- 08/22/18--10:09: The Best Vintage Clothing Stores in Toronto
- 08/22/18--11:44: Vote for your favourites in 15 new best of categories
- 08/22/18--11:54: The Toronto Public Library has a bedtime story hotline
- 08/22/18--11:57: Events are starting to abandon Exhibition Place because of lockout
- 08/22/18--15:01: Vegan pizza joint Virtuous Pie finally opening in Toronto
- 08/22/18--19:00: Toronto is getting puppy yoga
- 08/23/18--04:30: 10 things to do in Toronto today
- Alobar has opened at 57A-162 Cumberland Street in Yorkville and all available reservations are already booked up, although walk-ins are also accepted.
- Blondies Pizza, a pizzeria in a pink building with the Food Dudes and chef Matt Blondin behind it, opens today at 1555 Dundas Street East in Leslieville.
- Dipped Donuts has finally opened its first permanent location at 161 Baldwin Street (at Spadina) in Kensington Market.
- The first Toronto location for Japanese Ramen Misoya officially opens today at 646 Queen Street West (at Tecumseth).
- Global chain Cuppa Tea, serving Hong Kong-style milk tea, egg waffles and pineapple buns, has soft opened where Jule once was at 20 Carlton Street.
- The Aviary, a sports bar and brewery from a couple of well-known local businesses, has soft opened at 484 Front Street East in the Canary District.
- Brunch spot Sophie’s Kitchen opened yesterday at 1614 Bayview Avenue in Leaside.
- Pujukan, a Korean BBQ joint, officially opens today at 4852 Yonge Street (by Sheppard) in North York.
- LOB Toronto
- Piccolina Gelato
- Cafe Serano
- The Commoner
- The Ellery
- Ballissimo Loukoumades Bar
- Fresh on Front
- Cafe Bon Bon
- Jodie's Joint
- Vegandale Brewery
- Bar Stray
- Yueh Tung
- Strange Love Coffee will soon be opening a fourth location, which will be at the base of 1 University Avenue.
- The Mad Radish, a salad chain from the founder of David's Tea, is opening its first Toronto location at 2293 Yonge Street (at Eglinton) in October.
- Rally Sports Bar is opening a second location soon at 4950 Yonge Street in North York.
- Something called Meat Point is coming to 1021 Wilson Avenue just east of Keele Street.
- Japanese izakaya Gyu-Kaku is opening a second location, this one at 229 Consumers Road in North York.
- Like Pick 6ix and the Drake Underground, Buca on King Street West is also temporarily closed due to flooding.
- 08/23/18--05:17: Condo of the week: 993 Queen Street West
- Address: #306 - 993 Queen St. W
- Price: $1,199,000
- Bedrooms: 1 + 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Parking: 1
- Walk Score: 98
- Transit Score: 100
- Maintenance Fees: $674.69 monthly
- Listing agent: Zack Fenwick
- Listing ID: C4212017
Events in Toronto today are here to greet us with the final Open Roof Festival of the season, a maker's market and a pinch of hardcore punk rock; everything you need to get through the mid-week slump. Drake is all back for his second show in two nights.Events you might want to check out:
Open Roof Festival (August 22 @ Sterling Road)
Open Roof comes to a close for the season with a final night of drinks, bites, music courtesy of Omhouse, and a screening of Sorry to Bother You.
Seven Samurai (August 22 @ TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Film buffs can relish in a one-night-only 35mm screening of Akira Kurosawa's epic tale of seven masterless warriors who must defend a village.
The Toronto Etsy Makers Market (August 22 @ Evergreen Brick Works)
Local Etsy makers gather to show off their handmade wares with everything from tee's, gifts, oddities, decorations, arts and crafts up for sale.
Bollywood Hollywood (August 22 @ The Big Park in Regent Park)
After a rain-out, Under the Stars is back with a free outdoor screening of two cultures coming together in the name of love and a bunch of pre-show activities.
Eyes Set To Kill (August 22 @ Hard Luck Bar)
Give a middle finger to the world to the tune of hardcore punk rockers Eyes Set to Kill with support from Dayshell, Awake At Last and Diamond Weapon.
Harvest Wednesday (August 22 @ Gladstone Hotel)
Harvest Wednesdays returns with a three-source dinner with regional ingredients, all sustainably sourced. Also enjoy drinks, music and a chefs talk.
Velvet Code (August 22 @ Rivoli)
It's a night of big drums and hard thumping beats with Toronto's own electro/EDM DJ Velvet Code, plus Deko-ze and indie up-and-comer hey! dw.
One of Us is a Killer (August 22 @ Bad Dog Comedy Theatre)
Everything happens in small towns and this show will see improvisers work to solve a murder mystery with one major catch.
email@example.com (August 22 @ Comedy Bar)
The classic 'don't date my daughter' rule gets tested by a group of comedians as they try to make sense of this age-old constraint.
Chicago's Blue Dream (August 22 @ Monarch Tavern)
Get spacey with these Chicago psych-rockers who blend the early 1970s' sound with modern day indie and funk.
The home has been maintained very well, featuring much of its original character, including floor-to-ceiling windows, vaulted ceilings and stunning wood accents.
The main floor has an open-concept living and dining room.
The kitchen is bright with lots of storage space. It is probably the most dated part of the house and could use a makeover.
The family room boasts a wood-burning fireplace, and walks out into the backyard.
Upstairs are three large bedrooms. They’re pretty standard as far as bedrooms go.
The downside is you have to share the four-piece bathroom. But, on the bright side, it has a jacuzzi tub.
There’s a fourth bedroom and an office space in the basement, which opens into the backyard.
The backyard is spacious and shaded. There’s also a really nice trellis-covered eating area.
Someone who is thinking of buying. This house is also listed for sale, so it could be a perfect opportunity to give this beauty a test drive before you put your money in.
Move On If
You want something a bit more modern. While mid-century modern style has definitely been making a comeback, it can still seem a bit dated, so if you’re looking for one of those ultra-modern condos there’s plenty of those downtown.
Going into last night's concert in Toronto, Drake knew he had to make it up to his most loyal fans—so he brought in Travis Scott.
Last night marked the beginning of the Toronto leg of the Aubrey & The Three Migos tour after postponing the first night. Drake finally took the stage at the Scotiabank Arena in front of a massive crowd.
During the show, Drake brought out fellow rapper Travis Scott, hot off the release of his album ASTROWORLD.
Drake brings out Travis Scott and they perform Sicko Mode! pic.twitter.com/2AGX67uArj— Karla Moy (@hustleGRL) August 22, 2018
Drake is featured on the album's third track "SICKO MODE" and the two performed the song together for the first time.
Some hearts were softened when fans learned that Drake might have postponed Monday's concert to visit a young fan at a Chicago hospital.
And, during the concert, Drake apparently took time to acknowledge his love for Toronto and its emphasis on diversity, saying "this is how the world is suppose to work."
Drake bigs up 'diverse' city of Toronto at homecoming show The In My Feelings rapper praised the Canadian city where he was raised for being a welcoming place for "all races, from all places".— gen21 (@gen21argentina) August 22, 2018
Others weren't so moved by the gesture, calling out Drake for setting them back upwards of $5,000.
It was all Drizzy could do to bring out the number one rapper in the world right now as ASTROWORLD enters its second week at the top of the charts.
Scott will be back on November 21 when his ASTROWORLD tour hits Toronto.
After a cancelled TTC subway closure last week, we are now back on track with regularly-scheduled weekend closures.
This time there will be no subway service on Line 1 between Finch West and Lawrence West stations on August 25 and 26 due to signal upgrades.
As always, shuttle buses will operate between these stations for the duration of the closure.
Regular scheduled subway service will resume on Monday morning. The next scheduled closure will halt weekend service on Line 1 between Lawrence and St Clair stations on September 1 and 2 due to Metrolinx's Eglinton Crosstown LRT work at Yonge and Eglinton.
OVO x Hasbro? Now that's fresh. Too bad it isn't real... yet.
Drake stans are, as you say, "shook" today over the news that an OVO-themed version of the classic board game Monopoly exists.
The rumours are true, as evidenced by a series of photos circulating the forums right now — though it's not very likely that we the people will ever get a chance to play.
Scotiabank Arena shared images of what it called a "Custom North Side Edition Monopoly board" on Twitter last night ahead of Drake's concert with Migos — the first of two Toronto tour stops on his Aubrey & The Three Migos tour (a third show, scheduled for Monday night, has been postponed).
“Have you ever played monopoly and won? I’m all across the board..”— Dustin Smith 🔋 (@dsmith_35) August 22, 2018
Fans of the Canadian rapper have been foaming at the mouth ever since, demanding that their loved ones buy it for Christmas or just because it's dope.
The thing is, that might not be possible.
The recently-renamed Scotiabank Arena often creates elaborate custom gifts for high-profile guests, and that's likely the case with Drake Monopoly.
Still, the details are pretty intense for a one-off.
From the looks of it, Monopoly North Side Edition is a full version of the iconic game, modified with Drake-specific details and designs.
Instead of the traditional top hat, thimble, and boot tokens, players can choose from an OVO owl, a Nike sneaker, a bottle of Drakkar Noir, a pretty lady, or even the wheelchair of Jimmy Brooks from Degrassi.
Properties like 15 Fort York (where Drake recorded some of his earlier stuff) and the restaurant Sotto Sotto are up for sale, and OVO Sound artist Baka Not Nice has his own "Baka Security" card.
The designers even managed to get Drake's dad and stepmother into the deck.
The 6ix God has yet to comment on the game, but it would be hard to believe he doesn't love it. Maybe even enough to mass produce something similar? Eh? Ehhhh?
Drake has been known to collaborate with many a footwear and apparel brand through his own gangbusters label, October's Very Own, but a multinational board game company has yet to join the OVO fam (that we know of).
Maybe Hasbro will come knocking on Drake's Bridal Path mansion door.
Until then, you can get your Drake board game fix via Dungeons& Dragons. (You're welcome, nerds.)
We've known for a couple of years now they’d be extending their nerdy kingdom eastward but now we know the location is going to be a Victorian mansion at Church and Wellesley.
The “sports bar for geeks” will be stocked with board and card games and play non-stop sci-fi and fantasy on big screen TVs.
They have “plans to make this the biggest and most insane of the three locations, with secret doors, alternate-reality hunting salons, post-apocalyptic lounges and mad scientist cocktail bars.”
If running around a creepy old haunted house all day sounds like your cup of potion, you’re in luck: there’s actually a hiring fair this weekend at The 519.
Toronto's sprawling new food hall Assembly Chef’s Hall is hosting another Chef's Party this September. Want to go? We've teamed up with them to give you a chance to win a special birthday experience at the next party on September 15.
The owner of Kensington Belgian waffle spot Wafels & More wasn’t so much saying “L’eggo my Eggo” as “l’eggo my cash” the other day.
Security footage posted to Facebook by owner Christophe Stevens shows a relatively ordinary-looking adult male calmly walking behind the counter and stealing twenties from the till.
The culprit isn’t even in a hurry to leave in the footage, walking further into the business and even interacting briefly with a staff member before leaving.
Responses to the Facebook video (which was posted by Stevens with the intention of warning other Kensington businesses about the criminal) range from sympathy to downright victim blaming.
While many are arguing that the till should have been locked, that staff should have been behind the counter, that there should have been more staff present (the list goes on and on), others insist that theft happens regardless and emphasis should be on sharing tips to prevent future incidents.
That, and catching the thief, who is clearly identifiable from the footage and likely by the staff member.
Stevens himself said in a comment on the video, “Just to be clear I do not blame my staff at all! Besides myself for not taking proper measurements. Having a business is a learning curve and lesson learned. Just wanted to share the individual.”
When reached out to for comment, he elaborated that “these things go hand in hand with running a business in the big city.”
That is to say, this is far from the first time the business has been targeted.
Recently, the front window was smashed at 5 a.m. resulting in thousands of dollars of damage, though only $50 was stolen. Just a couple days ago a woman ran out with the tip jar, though staff were able to apprehend her on the street.
The thief from the security footage got away with $150, but Wafels & More has since adapted their policies on keeping cash in the till and overnight.
The NickiHndrxx tour featuring Future was originally set to hit Toronto on October 1—one of only two Canadian dates, the other being Vancouver.
Reps for Minaj announced yesterday that the North American portion of the nearly 50-stop tour has been cancelled citing her desire to "reevaluate elements of production" and "contribute more time to rehearsal ahead of the tour's launch."
Nicki Minaj & Future have cancelled their North American Leg of "NICKIHNDRXX" Tour— Hip-Hop Heads (@HipHopHeads) August 22, 2018
Page Six reports that the trek was plagued by poor ticket sales, claiming a Live Nation source revealed, “Nicki’s tour could be the most disappointing ticket sales of the year for any artist pic.twitter.com/4uuaPCivy4
But rumours have surfaced that low ticket sales are a contributing factor to the cancellations, with Page Six reporting that the tour is apparently "in the toilet" due to unexpectedly disappointing figures.
As of now, it appears that Minaj plans to bring the tour back around to North America sometime next year but no dates have been confirmed.
Toronto may have lost DeMar DeRozan in last month's NBA trade, but we're getting a guy who can hold a basketball like it's an apple in return — so maybe it's okay after all.
Kawhi Leonard’s hands alone is worth trading DeMar for. The entire Eastern Conference are gonna catch these klaws pic.twitter.com/5CcQ3EiFwk— Abdi G (@Phoenix_6ix) August 21, 2018
Twitter started going wild on Tuesday night over a photo of several NBA players working out together at UCLA.
One of said superstars was incoming Toronto Raptor Kawhi Leonard. The others were LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Cedi Osman, Kawhi Leonard's right hand and Kawhi Leonard's left hand.
Kawhi hands like pic.twitter.com/riav64wslI— Pat (@DPatMurray) August 21, 2018
Cool as the thought of these massive talents practicing together in the off-season may be, it was Leonard's hands, in particular, that sent the picture viral.
Just look at his hands. Look at how big they are.
Kawhi’s hands… pic.twitter.com/HyYnIpyTJM— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) August 21, 2018
You can barely even see the ball under Leonard's mammoth mitts.
This man Kawhi has an adult sized nba basketball in his hands and you can’t even tell lol https://t.co/opd41nspEj— Larry Legend (@larryislegend) August 22, 2018
This isn't an optical illusion or Photoshop. The 27-year-old Los Angeles native has hands that measure 11.25 inches from thumb to pinky when fully stretched, according to the New York Times.
That's 52 per cent wider than the average man's hands, and 152 per cent wider than the hands of U.S President Donald Trump.
Could Kawhi's "klaws" be what the Raptors need to defeat LeBron in the post-season once and for all?
Some fans certainly seem to think so.
Whatever the case, good for him and good for us. Welcome to The 6ix, Kawhi Leonard and Kawhi Leonard's hands.
What on Earth— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) August 22, 2018
Only a matter of time until Kawhi’s hands complete their evolution and he can palm the CN Tower pic.twitter.com/efN63jLU0u
Last fall, Toronto lost one of its most popular independent video rental stores. This fall, we're getting it back.
Videoflicks near Avenue and Lawrence closed after 37 years at the end of 2017, much to the dismay of its loyal, long-term customers.
The iconic business, which prided itself on being open every single day of the year, cleared out much of its DVD stock with a massive liquidation sale last October, which was great for people who wanted to buy, but sad for the community who loved to rent.
There's a reason Videoflicks managed to outlive Blockbuster, after all: People loved its huge selection, low rental rates, helpful staff and complimentary in-store popcorn.
It makes sense, then, that locals started freaking out when a sign announcing the brand's "grand reopening" popped up in the window of its old location.
just slammed on the brakes— sean gallagher (@gallaghers) August 11, 2018
after a sidelong glance
at the old Videoflicks storefront on Avenue
Grand Reopening sign
up on the window.
but please please please
don’t ask me to give back the Ponette dvd
i bought off your shelves in december.
A call to the store confirmed that the news is true.
The store's previous owners, Joe Carlino and Steven Cohen, have indeed retired, just like Beverly and Michael Kavanagh, who first opened Videoflicks in 1981.
When it reopens, Videoflicks will once again be under new ownership — but with the same comprehensive film collection it's become known for.
A reopening date has yet to be announced, but an employee said by phone on Wednesday that they're aiming for "sometime next week."
The new owner is described as "a gentlemen who's always had a passion for the business" and someone who has a "giant collection of movies he's been collecting for years."
Being that locals were unhappy about the store's closing, the new owner worked with its previous owners to keep the same customer database.
The store will function much the same as it did before, but with the addition of music and video games.
The best vintage clothing stores in Toronto are gold mines for one-of-a-kind pieces. If you're tired of fast fashion, head to these racks and heaps of pre-loved clothes to score covetable designer brands and no-name gems: the best looks are environmentally-friendly too.
Here are the best vintage clothing stores in Toronto.8 - In Vintage We Trust
It's all menswear at this neat vintage shop. What started as an eBay store has become a popular Parkdale spot for a highly-curated stocklist of vintage basketball jerseys, military jackets and jeans that give the newest designer brands a run for their money.
6 - Black Market Vintage
A Toronto vintage staple, this sprawling basement on Queen West specializes in simple graphic tees, plaid flannels, and other punk rock necessities for a typical flat price of $10 per item. It's usually busy here, but not in an over-crowded way; overall the experience here is everything you want a grungey vintage shopping experience to be.
3 - Gadabout
You can get clothes from as early as the 1800s at this Leslieville store, where anything fabricated after the 70s is considered too new to be vintage. You won't find any tees or denim here but you will snag some more refined pieces and oldschool curio's.
7 - F As In Frank
Hailing from Vancouver, this Queen West store has earned a reputation for having a good stock of vintage windbreakers and sports sweaters. You won't have to dig here (everything is pretty neatly organized on racks), turning a typically frazzled shopping experience into a casual perusal of hangers.
4 - House of Vintage
The selection at this Parkdale spot is a carefully-curated stock of one-of-a-kind menswear and womenswear from the '20s to '80s. A quick rummage will get you some awesome faux-fur jackets, '70s windbreakers. fitted dresses, and a lot of lovely jewellery if you're about that brooch life.
9 - Courage My Love
It's jewellery and cashmere sweaters galore at this Kensington Market shop, which has been around for what feels like forever. Equal parts clothes and accessories, you'll find some super cool buttons if you take the time to dig through the cupboards, and some fantastic hats that will add an extra feel of nostalgia to any vintage-diggers closet.
10 - I Miss You
If you're into vintage designer womenswear, I Miss You on Ossington will blow your mind. The space is teeming with consignment (meaning more expensive) treasures, including well-preserved Chanel handbags, Cartier jewellery and Yves Saint Laurent evening dresses. Plus, I Miss You MAN is just next door, for any designer menswear devotees.
11 - Penny Arcade Vintage
This Dundas West shop is a super fun spot to peruse a great selection of old-timey goods, from kick-knacks and home pieces to dresses, boots, and glasses. There's also a $5 rack here, which is usually sporting a fair share of cute items. The dresses are a big draw, ranging from 80s-style to 50s frocks.
5 - Public Butter
You can spend a good amount of time at this massive Parkdale store, which sells everything from artwork to furniture; they even have vintage bikes. Clothing here is mostly 80s and 90s stuff, so expect tons of cool sweaters and button-up silks.
It's that time of year again. We're opening the poll to 15 new best of categories including Thai restaurants, BBQ chicken, cheap sushi, sandwiches, comedy clubs, comic shops and more. Voting ends on Thursday August 23 at 11 p.m..
Looking for something to take the edge off before bed? Or maybe you want to practice your Polish comprehension?
It may be news to you that the Toronto Public Library has a dedicated "Dial-A-Story" line that you can call at any time to hear stories in any one of 16 different languages: English, French, Cantonese, Gujarati, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Tagalog and Urdu.
The service isn't new, but it is cool — and a tweet from the library on Tuesday served to remind many the program is still around.
Looking for a fresh bedtime story? Call our Dial-a-Story line at 416-395-5400 and enjoy stories in 16 languages: https://t.co/DC0DyjgFxA— Toronto Public Library (@torontolibrary) August 21, 2018
Callers simply dial the number (416-395-5400)and tell a robot which language they'd like to communicate in.
Then, they choose whether they'd like to hear a story for "younger children" (aged up to 7) or "older children" (from age 7
to 40 to 12).
An actual human voice reads out the bedtime stories, as well. The one I just heard, about a Canadian cowboy who tries to become a fisherman, was narrated with aplomb by a man named Ken Roberts.
My teenager still talks about dial-a-story and what a great program it is! Glad it's still going strong! 📱📚🌜— Tash Smith (@Toronto_Tash) August 21, 2018
It may be geared toward kids, but adults can make good use of the free bedline stories hotline too, whether for the purpose of language learning, entertainment, or to avoid the task of reading to their own children.
Having fun isn't hard when you have a library card—or just a phone!
The lockout at the CNE shows no sign of finishing, and event organizers are starting to react accordingly.
JFL42, the comedy festival by Just For Laughs, has been moved from the Coca-Cola Centre and Queen Elizabeth Theatre on the Exhibition Grounds to the Scotiabank Arena and Winter Garden Theatre, respectively.
Festival organizers said in a press announcement that Ticketmaster will be contacting ticket holders for Joe Rogan's show to work out their new seats in the coming weeks.
Classic Albums Live does not cross picket lines. So as of right now, we won’t be playing the CNE show. All apologies for any inconvenience.— Classic Albums Live (@CALrocks) August 16, 2018
IATSE Local 58, the stagehands union, has been locked out for over a month and negotiations with the city don't seem to be moving.
The ongoing lockout is significantly impacting attendance and revenue at the Canadian National Exhibition this year, says CEO in letter to city. Projected to-date losses of $1.5 million. @CBCToronto@LetsGoToTheEXpic.twitter.com/hc71yUz1zy— Laura Howells (@LauraHowellsNL) August 21, 2018
According to the CNE, the fair is losing a ton of money from the lockout. CEO Virginia Ludy sent a letter to the city urging council to figure out the issue and negotiate with IATSE 58 soon, or risk a ton of revenue for the province and city.
Hoping that @hollerado will follow the lead of @TheCarpetFrogs, @CALrocks, and @JFL42 and not play at @ExPlaceTO. Support for crews would mean a lot. #58LockedOut#Toronto#jobs@iatse58@IATSECANADApic.twitter.com/MXTgSrOnKL— S Berry (@SBerryCamera) August 22, 2018
"While we are not party to this dispute between labour and employer, our event stands to be even more severely impacted if this situation continues," Ludy wrote in the letter.
The city held a closed-door meeting yesterday to determine its next steps. Those details have not been released to the public yet, but Mayor John Tory said the decision needs to be made by Exhibition Place's board of governors.
A Toronto location of the popular vegan pizzeria Virtuous Pie is clearly running behind schedule, but it seems like an opening is upon us at last.
It's been more than a year since the Vancouver-based brand announced it would be opening its first store in Toronto, and over half a year since its supposed launch date.
Still waiting impatiently for the Toronto location of Virtuous Pie to open... https://t.co/Pt7MtUIRCY— Kat Tancock (@kattancock) November 2, 2017
Now, it seems as though the plant-based pizza store is ready to open at last sometime this fall.
Hi Kaia, thanks for reaching out! We are currently in the construction phase and will be opening in the fall. Stay tuned on our social for the official announcement!— Virtuous Pie (@Virtuous_Pie) August 22, 2018
Impatient Twitter users have been asking the brand when exactly they can expect to get the meat- and dairy-free personal pies Virtuous Pizza is known for.
While dates seemed to have switched around here and there (at one point they mentioned opening sometime this summer), the latest responses from the pizzeria and a message on their website implies they're gearing up for an autumn arrival.
Taking over the heritage building at 611 College St., we can expect the store being constructed by BUILD IT By Design to have a pretty sleek look featuring some local artwork, where you'll be able to custom order pizzas with nut-based cheeses and veggies.
On top of small-batch plant-based ice cream, the pizzeria's first Toronto location will also have the brand's largest selection of drinks on tap.
Beverages will include local beers (which breweries haven't been announced yet) as well as wine and kombucha. They'll even have branded growlers for sale if you want to take it home.
I implore you, dear reader, to show me anything that can't be improved by adding puppies. With the exception of soup, pizza and maybe a sterile operating theatre during open cavity surgery, you cannot.
Puppy yoga, like puppy everything, is proof of this assertion — and just like its older, more famous animal-themed sister trend goat yoga, it'll soon be available in Toronto.
An Ottawa-based event company called The Hive is bringing its incredibly popular puppy-partner yoga program to our city on Sunday, September 2 for four, one-hour-long classes (at least one of which is already sold out).
The puppies had an another awesome time at @puppyyoga yesterday! Once again a lot more puppy and a little less yoga☺️❤️ • • • • #adoradoodle #puppiesforsale #dogbreeder #puppyyoga #puppyyogaottawa #doodles #bernedoodle #bernesemountaindog #poodle #puppylove #puppyoftheday #dogoftheday #dogsofinstagram #ottawa
A location has yet to be announced, but organizers say it will either be in North York or downtown Toronto.
Participants must pay $35, bring their own yoga mats and sign a waiver before joining the class, but aside from that it functions just like any other yoga class — just with happy little puppies running around.
Or sleeping on laps. Whatever.
"We work with breeders to give the pups the opportunity to learn how to socialize before they go to their new homes," reads the company's website.
"All the puppies are healthy, up to date on their shots, dewormed and vet checked and ready to cuddle! We do not sell any dogs."
For Toronto, the group plans on bringing what appear to be baby Rottweilers.
The dogs are good exercise companions, in that they boost moods and lower stress. But, similar to goat yoga, they can also be distracting.
What animal lover can focus on his or her downward dog when they could getting down on the ground to play with an actual baby dog
Somehow, though, I don't think that people are paying for the yoga part of this experience.
It's not every day you can check out the museum for free, but events in Toronto today will see the Gardiner wave the admission fee for an entire week. Elsewhere, you can catch a free outdoor film, cry at some art (I do) and sip on a whole lotta wine.Events you might want to check out:
Free Outdoor Movies at Parkway Forest Park (August 23 @ Parkway Forest Park)
Blankets, snacks and a free film screening are all on at Parkway Forest Park with tonight's feature film To Catch a Thief.
Miranda Lambert (August 23 @ Budweiser Stage)
Country music superstar Miranda Lambert is cuttin' it up and dishin' it out for the night alongside Little Big Town.
Summer Wine Jam (August 23 @ Berkeley Church)
Soak up the summer at the sixth edition of this big wine party featuring over 75 wines up for the tasting, with food pairings to accompany them.
Movies in St. James Park (August 23 @ St. James Park)
Nestled in the downtown core is the final instalment of this free outdoor film series is showing Breaking Away, starring Dennis Quaid.
C!C!C! Sings for Aretha (August 23 @ The Great Hall)
A tribute to the Queen of Soul is on tonight during this PWYC concert to honour the late singer's recent passing.
Soft Power Show (August 23 @ Milk Glass Co.)
We all cry sometimes, and it's okay. You may again at this art show, which uses soft objects to express dreamlike vignettes and evoke a feeling of total vulnerability.
Twister (August 23 @ Revue Cinema)
This timeless disaster flick takes on new, figurative meaning for the world we live in today during this special, one-night screening.
On Future (August 23 @ Toronto Centre for the Arts)
Emerging and established artists look to use their works to represent a diverse exploration of how the idea of the future is constant for everyone.
Digits (August 23 @ Handlebar)
Local electro pop band Digits takes cues from 80s new wave and an almost Tim & Eric-esque vibe to create some spacey tunes ripe for dancing.
Free Admission at the Gardiner Museum (August 23-30 @ Gardiner Museum)
The Gardiner Museum is opening free of charge for patrons to check out and take part in community programming on throughout the week.
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I’ve writtenabout places in the Candy Factory Lofts before, but that’s because they’re all freakin’ gorgeous! I can’t help it if these are some of the nicest hard lofts in the city and this unit is no exception.
The one-bedroom, two den place has all the trademarks of a hard loft including exposed brick, wood beams, soaring ceiling and a Juliette balcony.
The front entranceway is a bit like that hallway scene in The Shining. The two bathrooms and two dens make for a lot of doors in a narrow space.
But once you walk through the kitchen, living room and dining room are open plan. The space is bright and airy.
The kitchen has a French country home vibe, which contrasts the industrial look of the rest of the place.
The master bedroom is an interior room so it doesn’t have windows. This could either be terrible or amazing depending on what kind of sleep schedule you have. But it’s spacious and because it’s raised there’s a ton of storage space underneath.
One of the dens has a loft bed above the laundry unit. Always a handy thing to have if someone wants to crash.
Surprisingly this place actually has a sliver of private outdoor space. There’s a Juliet balcony that has some great views of the city. But if that’s not enough there’s a gorgeous rooftop patio and Trinity Bellwoods is down the street.
Being right in the middle of hipster mecca. With tons of independent coffee shops, amazing restaurants and at least one place that sells beard oil all your hipster needs are at your front door.
Move On If
You want more than a sliding door’s worth of natural light.