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Category: Toronto

Chowing down in Toronto (gluten & dairy free)

I’m back in Toronto… specifically, at the University of Toronto. This is the only place in Canada that offers SIYLI…

Where the Wild Things Are

Herman Melville said that artists have to take a dive, and either you hit your head on a rock and…

The Fiery William Lyon Mackenzie

William Lyon Mackenzie was a Scottish born journalist who eventually found his way to the colonies at the end of…

The Fenian Raids and the Necropolis

Located in the heart of Cabbagetown, the Necropolis in Toronto has been a witness to many of the struggles felt…

8-hours in Toronto

This was a short little trip to Toronto. But, this time around I got to do something that I’ve always…

Chicago to Montréal to Toronto to …

This might feel like an “I’m going on a milage run” post, but it is not. I won’t make 100K…

There was an alarm in the air traffic control tower

One day I’m going to pull together a group of my co-workers and we’re going to each write one story:…

The People Behind the Abandoned Canada Malting Silo on Toronto’s Waterfront

As Toronto grows and continues to gentrify at the pace of a speeding bullet, areas that were previously “industrial” are…

The Person Who Built the Abandoned Victory Soya Mill on Toronto’s Waterfront

As Toronto grows and continues to gentrify at the pace of a speeding bullet, areas that were previously “industrial” are…

Toronto: Favourite 5 Coffee Shops

Canadians love their Tim Hortons coffee (Timmie’s) or Starbucks; and, constantly spend time debating the difference between the two. I…

Toronto: Favourite 5 Restaurants

Toronto is quite possibly the most overwhelming foodie city I have ever had the pleasure of working in. There were…

Wandering through Yorkville and Learning about Cholera

It’s easy to do a tour of Yorkville by simply walking from plaque to plaque in the old village. These…

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