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BIXI has finally arrived in Toronto!

This bike-share program has been a huge success in other cities such as, Montreal, London and Melbourne and has finally hit Toronto’s Downtown Core. Year-round, users can borrow a bike from any BIXI station and return the bike to any station in the network. In order to do so, you must first subscribe ($95/year or $40/month) or acquire a 24-hour ($5) or 72-hour ($12) access in order to use the service. You can then take a bike out as many times as you want for 30 minutes or less with no additional fees; but note that usage fees apply for longer trips.  The usage fees encourage frequent utilization for short periods of time.

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It’s that Time of Year Again – Winterlicious is Back!

The yearlong awaited prix fixe restaurant promotion & mouth-watering culinary event is back! If you haven’t had the chance to check out Toronto’s Winterlicious, don’t miss out this year. This year Winterlicious will run from Jan 28th to Feb 10th, 2011

Discover new restaurants by sampling mouth-watering three-course prix fixe at 150 of Toronto’s top restaurants. Continue reading

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Let’s go to the EX

As much as it pains me to say this, summer vacation is coming to a close and what better way to end the summer with a bang then by spending the day at the EX?  Taking place over the 18 days leading up Continue reading

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Cottage Life

The Globe and Mail recently ran an article by  Terrence Belford on rising prices in cottage country :

As memories of the recession dim, city dwellers are again starting to dream of owning a cottage property – maybe on a lake; maybe near a ski hill. A place where they can escape the traffic and concrete for well-earned days of R&R away from the pressures of big-city life. Continue reading

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One Rainsford

If you have walked the block between Woodbine and Kingston Road recently then you may have noticed the One Rainsford office that recently opened. Having passed it several times my curiosity got the best of me and I Googled “One Rainsford” to find out specifics about this pending development. Continue reading

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Safe to Swim?

After what was a relatively overcast weekend we have nothing but sun to look forward to all week! For most people this is the ideal time to hit the beach or the pool, work on those tans and just soak up the sun! As a resident beacher you would think I would walk the 2 blocks to the beach every chance I get, but believe it or not, that’s not the case. Continue reading

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Beaches Jazz Fest

If you live in the beaches then you probably have noticed that every year during the last weekend in July is the annual Beaches Jazz Festival. As a resident beacher this is one of my favorite weekends of the summer. Continue reading

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