Farmers' market that's under a Toronto highway opens this week
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by Phoebe Knight
2h ago
A Toronto farmers' market that's located under a highway opens this week. Held in perhaps one of the city's most unique locations for a farmers' market, the Underpass Park Farmers' Market is officially opening for the season this week. The weekly market calls Corktown's Underpass Park home — bringing locally-grown and handmade goodies to the urban park located under the Eastern Ave overpass. If the mere location of the market wasn't cool enough, the park is also full of unique art installations, from murals painted on the cement columns to a mirrored installation — it'll feed y ..read more
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Here's how Costco prices compare between stores in Canada and the U.S.
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by Daily Hive
2h ago
Do you notice a major price difference if you're a cross-border shopper and often head to the U.S. to purchase groceries, especially at Costco? Canadian TikToker Andy Shen conducts "cross border grocery games" at Costco locations in the Vancouver, B.C., and Washington State areas and posts his findings on TikTok. We featured some of his previous comparisons here, and he's since featured more products, such as milk, eggs, and household items like detergent and paper towels. Here are some of his latest U.S. and Canadian Costco price comparisons. He used the exchange rate at the t ..read more
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Toronto legend who dresses in giant duck costume now has his own streetcar stop
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by Jack Landau
2h ago
An underground Toronto icon has transformed a TTC streetcar stop to look like a giant duck, and it's a totally on-brand move for the viral folk artist, who is known for walking the city streets dressed in a giant pixelated duck costume. With a name like Lewis Mallard, it's no surprise that this multidisciplinary artist has taken a duck-themed approach to his works. Mallard has been gaining attention around the city since 2023, when social media lit up with photos and videos of a bizarre human-duck hybrid roaming the streets. A guy in a duck costume is winning over hearts in Toronto https://t ..read more
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Canadian shopper stunned by underweight bag of No Name frozen veggies
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by Daily Hive
4h ago
If you've noticed that the weight listed on some of your grocery products is misleading, you're not the only one. Vancouverite Jacob MacLellan posted about his discovery on TikTok when he picked up a bag of No Name brand frozen vegetables earlier this week. "So I went to the grocery store yesterday, and I just picked up some frozen vegetables because I was like, 'They're cheaper, they'll last a while,'" states MacLellan in the video, which has amassed nearly 250,000 views. @jmaclellan Loblaws, count your days @CBC @Globalnews.ca #shrinkflation #canada #inflation ♬ original sound - jacob He sa ..read more
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People spotting Toronto's fancy Roombas for cutting grass in parks are enthralled
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by Becky Robertson
4h ago
This week's ideal sunny, warm weather has reawakened the city ahead of the official onset of summer next month, which means patios, beaches, and... weird park Roombas? Multiple people have recently spotted some of the city's fancy radio remote-controlled slope mowers out and about, which are used to speedily and effectively cut grass — with no human needed to push them — in our green spaces during the balmier months. Photos and videos shared to social media this past weekend show what appears to be the model Spider 2SGS, a nifty little guy with a low profile that can ..read more
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Ontario just got hit with an earthquake and officials blame this mine
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by Jack Landau
4h ago
Residents of Northern Ontario's largest city may have felt a bit of a jolt on Wednesday morning, now confirmed as a 3.1 magnitude "seismic event" by Earthquakes Canada — one being blamed on a local mining operation. The small rumble was recorded just after 9 a.m. on the morning of May 22 across the Greater Sudbury area, driving locals to social media to share reports of the minor quake. Earthquakes Canada told local reporters that the seismic event is believed to be related to mining activities at Vale's Garson Mine. This is backed up by a statement shared with CTV News by the mine's operator ..read more
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Highly anticipated croissant sandwich restaurant opens in Toronto this week
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by Phoebe Knight
4h ago
A highly-anticipated sandwich shop specializing in croissant sandwiches is finally opening in Toronto this week. What began as a pop-up by Toronto baker Lucy Kirby, who's also behind Breadhead and Taryn Casey (T Biscuits), Zontwiches, their joint croissant sandwich venture has gained considerable hype over her year in operation. Offering sandwiches piled high with fixings like Italian deli meats, chicken fried oyster mushrooms and sausage, egg and cheese, all cradled with care inside a flaky, buttery croissant, it's no wonder these sandwiches have caused the stir they have. After a ..read more
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Demolition begins for final blocks of Toronto's original Regent Park neighbourhood
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by Jack Landau
6h ago
It's the end of an era for Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood, as the final blocks constructed in the late 1940s for what was Canada's largest and most notorious social housing project are now being demolished. Originally built in 1948 during a period of postwar optimism and a pressing need for housing, the area subsequently grew notorious for crime. The urban planning policies that shaped Regent Park have since fallen out of favour, and the area has been undergoing full-scale redevelopment for nearly two decades — ripping out dilapidated old apartment blocks and rebuilding the community usi ..read more
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Hot Docs cinema in Toronto is closing its doors as organization flounders
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by Becky Robertson
6h ago
Toronto's Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Film Festival has announced that it will be shuttering its theatre at Bloor and Bathurst amid a "serious financial situation" and "challenging year." The non-profit shared an update on Wednesday, saying that though its latest iteration from April 24 to May 5 was a success with 12 per cent higher box office revenues than anticipated, its operating deficit is still too to acute to continue on as is. "To address our immediate cash flow needs and create a necessary window for the team to regroup and engage in critical strategic planning to address ..read more
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TTC workers are gearing up to go on strike and here's what you need to know
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by Becky Robertson
7h ago
Even though TTC CEO Rick Leary said that he was "hopeful" that the commission would reach a fair deal with thousands of staffers who threatened strike action in April, it looks like work stoppage is looming as soon as next month. Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 113, which represents some 11,500 employees of the city's transit network and is the largest TTC union, has just received a no-board report from the Ministry of Labour, which the union had requested last week. Once a no-board report is granted, it begins a 17 day countdown to the union being in a legal strike position.@zoom ..read more
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