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    A man has been arrested today after he was seen stomping on the hood of a car in the middle of downtown traffic this afternoon. 

    A bystander captured a man in a white t-shirt and baseball cap on video as he repeatedly jumped on a car stalled in the middle of the pedestrian walkway at Peter and Richmond Streets. 

    The video shows the man first causing extensive damage to the hood of the vehicle, then kneeling on the hood to stare at the driver before proceeding to jump on the roof. 

    Another man in the video appears to be trying to de-escalate the situation, motioning to other bystanders to call 911 while instructing the unlucky driver to stay in the car. 

    According to CP24, bystanders said the entire incident lasted around 30 minutes, and CTV reports that the man had been asking for cigarettes outside a nearby shelter before he began fighting with pedestrians and attacking vehicles, including a FedEx truck and a BMW. 

    Police were called to the intersection at around 1:20 p.m., and later confirmed to CP24 that the man had been arrested and charged with multiple offences. 


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    It's a day for the nature lovers at some events in Toronto today, including an outdoor movie screening and a fireside storytelling session. Free food is also in the cards including pizza, Big Mac bao and juice. Also, the Vans Warped Tour reaches Toronto for the last time.

    Events you might want to check out:

    Vans Warped Tour (July 17 @ Budweiser Stage)
    Vans Warped Tour comes to an end after 24 glorious years of raucous partying and music with performances by Sum 41 and Bowling for Soup.
    Standing in the Shadows of Motown (July 17 @ Yonge-Dundas Square)
    Summer is for outdoor movies and City Cinema is featuring a documentary surrounding the musicians behind the famous Motown sound.
    Fireside Tales (July 17 @ Dufferin Grove Park)
    This storytelling showcase returns to the great, urban outdoors for another night of tales told by the fireside, plus hot cocoa and roasted marshmallows.
    Free Pizza at Pi Co (July 17 @ Pi Co)
    Pi Co is celebrating the opening of its newest location by giving away some of their signature Neapolitan margherita pies from noon to 3:14 p.m.
    The Up and Comers (July 17 @ Rivoli)
    It's a night of up and coming queer talent at this comedy showcase with Kirsten Rasmussen, Deepak Kashyap, Katherine Fogler and many more.
    Two Sides of the King (July 17 @ The Fox Theatre)
    Stephen King's works get a celebration with double screening of Stand By Me and Children of the Corn; two very different takes on childhood.
    Armored Saint (July 17 @ Mod Club Theatre)
    80s classic heavy metal band is still rocking and performing their groundbreaking album Symbol of Salvation in full alongside Act Of Defiance.
    Snack Time Comedy (July 17 @ Comedy Bar)
    Comedy and cuisine come together for a night of laughs and snacks at this showcase, with comics munching away and handing out loot bags.
    AperoChic (July 17 @ Cabana Pool Bar)
    Bastille Day may have passed but French fever is still in the air and Cabana is celebrating with this exclusive, France-themed cocktail party.
    Gladstone Pride Exhibitions (July 17 @ Gladstone Hotel)
    The Gladstone is hosting several artist as they discuss their LGBTQ+-inspired works that include photography and multimedia.

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    This house at 47 Beechwood Avenue reminds me of a Roman exhibit at a museum with all the art deco features, unique sculptures, tapestries and mosaic art.47 beechwood avenue toronto The four-bed, four-bath house is truly a one-of-a-kind find. The main floor is open-concept with each room flowing from one to another.

    47 beechwood avenue torontoThe living and dining room are spacious and the ornate wood and stained glass door is truly a stunning feature.

    47 beechwood avenue torontoMy favourite room is the family room/kitchen. The floor to ceiling of windows and the slanted roof windows flood the space with sunlight making the whole place come alive. But I could see it being an equally stunning spot in a rainstorm.

    47 beechwood avenue toronto The kitchen is a bit on the small side and I’m not a huge fan of an entire wall being tile but it could be exceptionally practical if there are any blending mishaps.

    47 beechwood avenue toronto On the second floor, there are two large bedrooms and one bathroom. The bathroom is probably the most understated part of the house.

    47 beechwood avenue toronto The master suite is on the third floor. It has an en suite, a huge walk-in closet, and walks-out onto a Juliette style balcony that overlooks the backyard.

    47 beechwood avenue toronto The en suite bathroom screams Roman bath house with the marble, the arched shower entrance, the columns beside the toilet and the art deco sink. I personally prefer more minimalist decor for bathrooms but it’s certainly an interesting aesthetic. 

    47 beechwood avenue toronto Downstairs is the piece-de-la-resistance. I’ve never seen a rec room look less like a rec room. The style is a bit of a mishmash from the huge supporting columns to the animal print furniture and rugs.

    There’s also the African spears hanging on the wall and what looks like a medieval torture cabinet. It’s a lot to take in, to be honest.

    47 beechwood avenue torontoAs for outdoor space, there’s a serene and lush looking garden. While usually, I hate water fountains with naked children this suits the rest of the house theme and actually works here.

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    47 beechwood avenue torontoGood For

    Someone who wishes their house looked more like a Roman palace meets the ROM. From the Roman columns in the basement to the water features in the backyard and the hand painted closet doors, this place is chocked full of unique features.

    47 beechwood avenue torontoMove On If

    You favour modern and minimalist interior design. This art deco / Roman-inspired decor is not a universally palatable design style and if you’re not a fan of it you’re going to have to put a lot of money into renovating this house.


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    Is summer weather not the most interesting thing ever?

    I mean, science can explain how lightning works, and why humidity ruins our hair, but humans can't seem to get over the sky when it's anything other than clear.

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    One need look no further than his or her own smartphone for evidence of this phenomenon during any sort of weather event.

    In Toronto, sunset pictures have become such a social media cliché that people now start mocking the trend as soon as our sky turns pink — but for every hater, there are 10 more people who DGAF about what they think.

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    Monday evening was no exception as the skies above Toronto exploded with colour following an hours-long stretch of dark clouds and rain. 

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    Last night's sunset was a weird one in that it only showed up briefly, after the storm moved out, right as the sun was going down.

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    Some neighbourhoods were briefly blasted with intense, golden light when the dark clouds lifted around 8:45 p.m.

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    In many parts of the city, a full-arch rainbow could be seen stretching across the hazy horizon.

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    A few people even managed to capture shots of a faint double rainbow, all the way across the sky.

    It was so intense!

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    What does it mean?

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    Single rainbow, double rainbow or no rainbow at all, Monday night's sunset in Toronto was a stunner — but you probably already knew that, regardless of where you were at the time.

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    Toronto theatre lovers are in for a treat as Sting is set to star in the Canadian premiere of his musical The Last Ship this winter.

    The musical tells the story of a small English shipping town trying to stay afloat as it watches the Swan Hunter shipyard slowly wash away into the depths of the proverbial ocean.

    Sting wrote and composed all of the songs based on his own childhood experiences watching his hometown face similar circumstances that put its economy in jeopardy.

    He's set to star as the shipyard's foreman Jackie White. The show is scheduled to run from February 9 until March 24 at the Princess of Wales Theatre.


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    A happy little forest creature turned heads in Toronto this morning by trotting across an intersection with its breakfast on proud display.

    The orange fox was first spotted near St. Clair and Bathurst, just across the street from a popular Loblaws supermarket.

    Video footage posted to Instagram shows the animal rolling around in some dirt beside a dead, full-grown rabbit before struggling to pick it up in its mouth.

    When the fox finally gets a good grip on its kill (which, it should be noted, looks like it weighs about half as much as the fox does), he or she proceeds to trot up what appears to be Wells Hill Avenue toward St. Clair West.

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    Then, after readjusting once more, the fox prances straight across the street, to Loblaws, rabbit held high. It gets across without incident, save for some funny looks from fellow pedestrians.

    That's when the video stops.

    It's nice to think that the fox actually went into the grocery store for napkins or something, but, given that a massive ravine starts right behind the store, it's more likely that he or she was bringing home breakfast for the family.

    Woodland animals don't use napkins, anyway. As the beginning of this video shows, foxes can wipe all the rabbit blood off of their fur using the ground just fine.


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    Get your fix of $200 striploin steaks and pan seared breast of duckling while you can, Toronto.

    Celebrity chef Mark McEwan will be closing North 44— the Yonge & Eglinton restaurant that made him famous —at the end of this month after nearly three decades of service.

    "North 44 was my first independent restaurant and I owe its longevity to you," wrote McEwan to his followers on Instagram this week. "The reason for closing is simple; Our lease is up and we are looking forward."

    A press release from The McEwan Group further explains that this closure coincides with the opening of several new ventures for the company: A McEwan Gourmet Grocery at the intersection of Yonge & Bloor, a Fabbrica Restaurant in Thornbury, Ontario, and a newly-opened Fabbrica Restaurant in the TD Centre.

    North 44, which opened in 1990, was named after Toronto's (rough) latitude and known for its seasonally driven (and rather expensive) menus.

    The restaurant is closing permanently at the end of July.


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    Less than an hour from Toronto is a trail that literally has everything to create the perfect summer day – waterfalls, hiking trails, cycling paths, cliff views and a pretty cool suspension bridge.

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    The Chedoke Radial Trail in Hamilton is a 2.7 km section of the greater Bruce Trailthat lines the stunning Niagara Escarpment. This trail is built on the former trackway of the Brantford and Hamilton Electric Railway, and today, has been repurposed for both hikers and cyclists to enjoy.

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    The main pathway hits a number of notable attractions along the way, all while allowing visitors to take in the magnificent views of the west end of Hamilton and the Dundas Valley below.

    One of the first stops along the trail is the highly visited Chedoke Stairsthat has become a huge draw for fitness fanatics. This 289-step spacious staircase has two lanes which makes it an ideal spot to tackle with a group of friends.

    There are parking lots at the top and bottom of the stairs and it can be accessed via the Chedoke Civic Golf Course.

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    Once you’re done getting a sweaty workout in, be sure to cool off by the stunning Westcliffe Falls which can be seen from the very top of the stairs. This 60 ft ribbon cascade falls has water flowing year round is one of Hamilton’s hidden gems.

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    If you’re still on the hunt for more waterfalls after, luckily you’re in the right place – after all, Hamilton is known as the City of Waterfalls, with over 100 in the area. Chedoke Fallsand Denlow Fallsare two of the closest nearby.

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    The Chedoke Radial Trail has a ton of access points with the Corktown Park being the easiest connection to find. The trail is open all year and is considered an easy pathway for all levels.


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    Critics of an unauthorized, $35 million Banksy exhibit took to Sterling Road in Toronto this weekend with an exhibit of their own: An exhibit featuring at least one tribute to rapper, actor and TV host Xzibit.

    The gathering, which was called "The Banksy 'Exhibit' Exhibit," saw a handful of people set up picture frames on wire fences across from the Junction Triangle building where Steve Lazarides is hosting The Art of Banksy.

    It was meant to be a satirical, "renegade, guerilla style" art show poking fun at the hype surrounding an attraction that charges people $35 to see political street art.

    "The art? It's the people in line across the street!" reads the event's description. "Come view them in real time. Be a part of a hilarious spectacle of irony and skeptical post-modernism."

    Roughly 750 people said that they were interested in attending on Facebook, but only about a dozen appear to have shown up.

    Still, their tongue-in-cheek counter-exhibit made an impact — and again, like other "pranksys" we've seen, was probably more in line with something that Bansky would approve of than what Lazarides has done.

    The self-described "meta interactive art experience" by  Naomi Belcamino and Dave McKay took place on Saturday, as scheduled, between 1 and 3 p.m. across from the real Banksy show at 213 Sterling Road, despite a bit of rain.

    Some attendees held out red balloons in homage to Banksy's 2002 mural Balloon Girl.

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    Crowds queuing for the  Banksy exhibit were part of the spectacle this past weekend. Photo by Jeremy Gilbert.

    "Favourite part of the day: Everything is packed up. I'm standing on the road with a friend waiting for my cab with some things, including three massive oversized heart balloons that were imitating the real Banksy exhibit ones," wrote Belcamino on the event page late Saturday afternoon.

    "An eager dad in an SUV pulls over and rolls down his window. 'How much for the balloons?!'," she continued. "'These? Nothing. Take them, they're free.' The back car door opens with three young girls in the backseat, their faces beaming as I shove massive balloons onto their laps.

    "A few of my personal favourite shots from earlier today," wrote another attendee, Mimi Maqdassy, while sharing some photos on Facebook. "I was particularly moved by the Xzibit Exhibit at the Exhibit Exhibit as well as the Banksy Exhibit Exhibit Exhibit."

    "I wrote exhibit so many times that the word has now lost all meaning, much like the show curated by Steve Lazarides."

    Harsh? Maybe, but hey — at least this stunt was legal.


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    For a second weekend in a row, there will be no subway service on Line 1 between Lawrence and St. Clair stations.

    It's all happening on July 21 and 22 to accomodate Crosstown LRT work at Yonge and Eglinton. The TTC will be taking advantage of this closure to conduct track work in the area as well.

    Don't stress, it's not all bad. The late opening that was supposed to happen between St. George to Broadview stations on July 22 has been cancelled

    Regular scheduled subway service will resume on Monday morning. The next scheduled closure will halt weekend service on Line 1 between Finch West and Lawrence West stations on July 28 and 29 for signal upgrades.


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    This fall, food lovers can delight in a fine dining experience unlike anything seen in Toronto before.

    Ten, a self-described progressive Canadian restaurant, is set to open in Brockton Village later this year under the direction of Chef Julian Bentivegna.

    The menu itself will change and develop constantly, according to the new venture's website, taking food availability and seasons into consideration. All we know for certain at this point is that it will be "vegetable-forward."

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    It's the format, however, that sets this unique entry into Toronto's restaurant market apart: Only ten guests at a time will be seated in the space, all of them at the restaurant's kitchen counter, and served a ten course tasting menu.

    "Ten strives to push Canadian fine dining forward without pretension," reads the website. "Having the mindset that we can always do better, we hope to create a unique dining experience for our guests."

    The restaurant will be coming to 1132 College Street. Prices aren't listed yet, but a 10 course, pre-opening pop up event will set you back $100.


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    Members of a tight-knight downtown Toronto community came together earlier this year in support of a 42-year-old business that was at risk of shutting down.

    That business was Reg Natural Food — a longstanding spice and snack store at 202 Baldwin Avenue. The community was Kensington Market — an eclectic, highly multicultural blend of small businesses that are disappearing one by one thanks to skyrocketing rent and property taxes.

    There goes the neighbourhood.

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    Their efforts were unsuccessful— though $8,000 raised through a GoFundMe campaign will go into a retirement fund for the store's beloved 78-year-old owner Maria Sandu.

    Marie and her husband, Alexandru, announced last month that it would be closing for good on June 15.

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    Sad as the loss may be, locals will be pleased to know that the space won't be taken over by an evil conglomerate. 

    DaanGo Cake Lab, known for its super cute character macarons and wild, next-level custom cakes, has confirmed that it will be opening a second location at 202 Baldwin Ave sometime in the near future (the shop is still under construction, according to staffers.)

    The first location of DaanGo opened this past fall at Midland and McNicoll, but is clearly doing quite well thanks to the talents of its owner Christopher Siu— a finalist on Masterchef Canada Season 2 and pharmacist by trade.

    Siu's meticulously-crafted "butter ganache"-filled macarons are delicious, but they're far from the only thing you should be excited for.

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    With the opening of his Kensington Market lab, Siu will also be bringing his own Asian-inspired pastries — think miso butter tarts and "zen cakes" (shortbread, sesame, crunchy rice puffs, white sesame cream, matcha gel, and black sesame cheesecake) — into downtown Toronto.

    Buy in bulk if you get the chance, 'cause if the sheer volume of Instagram posts from DaanGo's first store is any indication, this place is going to be busy.


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    Toronto's restaurant scene just keeps on humming. The latest batch to open in the city include a tiny spot near Yonge and Finch that does Shanghainese-style fried bao, a hip hop themed snack bar in Little Italy and an Asian gastropub that opened where a jazz bar used to be.

    In the latest episode of the Only in Toronto podcast we get all the details on where you might want to eat next.

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    By my rough estimate, about 50 per cent of people who live in downtown Toronto hate vegans, gentrification or perhaps both.

    At least 90 per cent of that 50 per cent feels so strongly about these two topics that they will rage out upon seeing the word Vegandale in headlines on Facebook or anywhere else.

    Lucky for them, and the rest of us, one brilliant Torontonian has gifted the internet with a simple browser extension that effectively erases Parkdale's self-styled all-vegan district from online existence — or rather, gives it a different name.

    Gentrified Parkdale chrome extension

    'Gentrified Parkdale', a group of cruelty-free businesses by The 5700 Inc. in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood, has proven incredibly controversial since it was first announced in March.

    The free Chrome extension is called Vegandale Sucks, and activating it will make reading about that contentious stretch of Queen Street between Dufferin and Brock hilarious, regardless of how you feel about the neighbourhood.

    Essentially, it turns every mention of the term Vegandale into Gentrified Parkdale (or as many mentions as it can. Static images are obviously exempt.)

    "Parkdale is a diverse neighbourhood whose marginalized communities are being evicted to make room for privileged, inaccessible veganism," wrote the app's developer, Ami Powell, on Instagram earlier this week.

    "While this Chrome extension does not stop gentrification, it does stop you from seeing the ridiculous name they are using to rebrand Parkdale."

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    Not even Vegandale's own blog is immune to the power of a new Toronto-born Chrome extension that seeks to mask it out.

    As might be expected, some debate has broken out in the comments section of that Instagram post.

    "Did you complain and shout 'gentrification' when other stores and restaurants (that don't label themselves as vegan) popped up in Parkdale over the past five years?" wrote one Instagram user.

    "No, thought not. Stop pretending you care about gentrification, you're just using it as a stick to beat vegans with."

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    The extension is listed under the 'fun' category is Chrome's web store.

    Powell, who calls the Chrome extension a "fun coding project," argued that her criticism doesn't extend to veganism as diet or lifestyle.

    "It's about a corporation rapidly expanding in a struggling neighbourhood and claiming it as their own," she wrote, "without being mindful of the history of the marginalized communities being displaced because of this rapid gentrification."

    "I expect people who care about the ethical treatment of animals to extend their 'moral superiority' (like the new vegan beer) to the ethical treatment of humans."


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    Mississauga, brace yourselves. Jollibee is unveiling its second Toronto area location this Friday at 7 a.m., and if it goes anything like its Scarborough opening, people will be lining up overnight to get into the store. 

    Just three months after opening its first Toronto location ever, the Filipino fried chicken sensation will be launching in the Filipino market Seafood City at 800 Boyer Blvd., meaning people can pick up a bucket of Jolly Crispy Chicken when they're done all their grocery shopping. 

    The contracting firm behind the newest store BUILD IT By Design tweeted out pictures of the finished interior yesterday, showing the standard universal design of Jollibee, red couches and all. 

    Even now there are still weekend lineups happening at the Scarborough location, and this third Canadian location will probably be the same. 

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    The new Jollibee is opening this Friday at Seafood City in Mississauga.

    According to reps, a ticketing system will be implemented this Friday to control the inevitable crowds queuing up for Palabok Fiestas and Jollibee's signature peach mango pie, with lineups expected to run on the sidewalk outside of Seafood City and inside the store.

    The brand's giant jolly red bee will most definitely be making an appearance too. Considering how long people will be waiting to get through those doors, they're going to need all the entertainment they can get.