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Where to Go in June for Savings and Culture

Shermans Travel | Posted 04.01.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Travelers are a savvy bunch -- they know that it's better to visit certain destinations during certain months. But the prevailing question is: Where should I be booking trips right now?

"Spring" Into Action: Prevent Sewer Overflows and Keep the Lakes Great

Roger Germann | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green
Roger Germann

Spring on the Great Lakes is a time when the ice covering the lakes melts, snowfall is gradually replaced by rainfall, and below the surface of the lakes, migratory fish start their move towards the rivers and streams where they'll spawn.

RIP Taylor Swift. This Is the Only Love Letter to NYC That Matters

Shannon McDeez | Posted 03.12.2015 | Entertainment
Shannon McDeez

In light of the debates surrounding New York's demise and the utter decline of all things culture being lamented to death, I've decided to brighten your day with a piece of musical artistry from powerhouse DJ/production duo LOVE TAPS.

This Critical Step Could Keep Homeless People With Mental Illness Off The Streets

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.06.2015 | Impact

It's becoming more and more clear: Providing homeless people with housing first and foremost is vital in getting them off the streets for good. A n...

Toronto Police Reveal Purpose Behind Mystery Tunnel

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

TORONTO (AP) — Two young men who built a mysterious tunnel in Toronto had no criminal intent, police said Monday. They just wanted a man cave. Cons...

Toronto Valentine's Day Events

Barry Choi | Posted 02.03.2015 | Travel
Barry Choi

A recent study by The Economist found that Toronto is the best city to live in and with Valentine's Day fast approaching many are looking for something special to do during the weekend of love.

New Artist Reviews: d.oh

Morena Duwe | Posted 03.29.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

D.oh is talented and tenacious, two things necessary for success in the music industry. He took a risk and shared his creations which is always an admirable feat. Hole in My Sock feels more like a compilation of his various compositions than a cohesive album of one vision.

Giving Presence This Holiday Season

Anna Lozano | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna Lozano

Unlike a New Year's Eve party that lasts a few hours and then disappears after the stroke of midnight like fairy godmother magic, I guarantee my high is going to last beyond one night.

Live from the Marrakech Film Festival: Ritesh Batra on Jury Duty

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.11.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sitting in a courtyard on the grounds of La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakech, filmmaker Ritesh Batra admits that one of the best parts of being a member of the jury for the competition at the Marrakech International Film Festival is actually getting the chance to watch movies.

Astoria Characters: The Trivia Guy You Saw on TV

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.18.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Well-known fact: Ken Jennings won $100,000 yesterday on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire. Little-known fact: Tony Hightower is the guy who couldn't give him the right answer.

Visiting Niagara Falls in the Fall

Travelzoo | Posted 01.14.2015 | Travel
Travelzoo

Sure, you'll need to bundle up, and taking the boat right up to the Falls can be a bone-chilling few minutes, but I'm glad my visit to this must-see natural attraction was during this time of year.

Jailed Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi Honored by PEN Canada

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

So, proudly, claims the official website of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C. If you were to ask imprisoned liberal Saudi writer Raif Badawi, you may hear otherwise. Or not. He may not be able to tell you what he really thinks.

People Are Listening and You Haven't Said a Word Yet

Jagneet Singh | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Jagneet Singh

This means your appearance, your body language, and the way you carry yourself are identifiers of what you are about. Think of it like being the front cover of a book; the content could be extraordinary, but if it doesn't scream "pick me up!" only a select few actually will.

No One Is More Upset About Ford Losing Toronto's Election Than This Woman

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

Toronto's John Tory defeated Doug Ford, the brother of current mayor and former crack cocaine addict Rob Ford, in Monday's election for the city's top...

THE FORD ERA ENDS

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

ROB GILLIES, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Toronto has elected a moderate conservative as mayor, ending the scandal-ridden Rob Ford era. Joh...

The World's 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights

Hopper.com | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

If you find yourself wondering just how far we've come today and what worldly extremes are now accessible by commercial air, then be sure to check out this list of the top 20 longest non-stop flights on the planet.

New York Film Festival 2014: The More Things Change...

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've been covering the New York Film Festival since 1987 and have, over the years, developed a bit of a love/hate relationship with it, as an institution (specifically, Film Society of Lincoln Center) and as a festival.

Illuminating The Ismaili Centre Toronto

Rizwan Mawani | Posted 11.30.2014 | Religion
Rizwan Mawani

The building is more than simply a feat of structural engineering or modernist aesthetic. It is testament to the values of a community, the city which has embraced it and the country it calls home.

5 Things the Leafs Have to Do to Make the Playoffs...

Emily Cornelius | Posted 11.29.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

Pre-season is well under way for the Leafs and there are highlights and unfortunate low-lights. Kessel, Bozak and JVR are showing great strides as the cohesive first line.

A Leaf Fan's Reaction to Being Named Worst Sports Franchise in North America

Emily Cornelius | Posted 11.25.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

First of all... any Leaf fan will tell you... haters gonna hate. Being scoffed at, criticized, mocked, poked, prodded and scrutinized is a daily occurrence for a Leaf fan.

Backstage Pass: With Lindi Ortega at AmericanaFest

Michael Bialas | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Onstage, this feisty cowpunk of Mexican-Irish descent talks tough, wears cowboys boots that match the color of her ruby-red lipstick (and her Gibson J-200) and prefers to sing Johnny Cash instead of Bob Dylan.

Leaf's Preseason: The First Round of Cuts Have Been Made... Who's Still Vying for a Spot?

Emily Cornelius | Posted 11.24.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

The Leafs are four games into the preseason; including two games against the Flyers and a split-squad pairing against the Sens. Players were fighting to show their skills... some of them quite literally.

New Muslim Centers Open In Toronto To Dispel Stereotypes

Religion News Service | Ron Csillag | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion

TORONTO (RNS) Two new Muslim attractions opening soon should help dispel negative stereotypes of Islam, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said. ...

Toronto: Touring Around the 2014 International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.21.2014 | Travel
Dwight Brown

The unique blend of locals and visitors stops the Distillery District from being a tourist trap like New York's South Street Seaport. The place feels organic, authentic, warm and inviting. It's steeped in history.

Preseason Is Here and the Leafs Have Some Tough Decisions Ahead of Them

Emily Cornelius | Posted 11.19.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

Training camp is among us and with that comes all kinds of excitement, speculation and a whole whack of skeptics. The Leafs welcomed 64 players to this year's camp.