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Elton John says Toronto is home to the best burger in the world

10/18/2018
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What is it like when an icon like Sir Elton John endorses you on instagram? Music royalty stopped by The Senator in Toronto and it wasn't the first time. Also, police don't want you to call them about cannabis, and ready-or-not, Ontario Place is turning into a winter wonderland.

Duration:00:09:28

Toronto celebrates the legalization of weed

10/17/2018
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Cannabis is now legal across Canada, which means the Ontario Cannabis Store, the only place to buy legally in the province (for now), is ready to take your order. Plus, cannabis themed cafes and stores looking to get a piece of the pot pie, will have to wait till spring, but they are starting to hatch plans. Police finally netted the naked Ripley’s Aquarium swimmer, and where to get some of the best soup dumplings in Toronto.

Duration:00:12:21

Toronto gets ready for the legalization of cannabis

10/16/2018
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Weed is about to become legal and there's big news from one local cafe brand about their plans to become a dispensary. Plus, police are on the hunt for the Ripley’s Aquarium rogue skinny dipper, Toronto’s new English-style pub, and if you like drinking your beer straight from the barrel, we’ve got your weekend plans covered.

Duration:00:11:01

Naked guy goes for a dip at Ripley's Aquarium

10/15/2018
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A naked man dangled some bait in the shark tank at Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto and it was all caught on video. Plus, Deciem stores are back in business, the city's newest sushi restaurant is a feast for your eyes, and for the first time, the Red Bull Music Festival touches down in Toronto.

Duration:00:07:53

#36 - Toronto’s new dog-friendly brewery and buying legal weed

10/12/2018
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There’s a new dog-friendly brewery in Leslieville, but there is apparently a fine line between saying you allow dogs in the building, and being legally permitted to do so. Plus, the drama continues at Deciem, what you should know about buying cannabis when it’s legal next week, and the Shops at Don Mills have a new Mantra.

Duration:00:16:26

#35 - Bubble tea in Toronto and the end of Deciem

10/9/2018
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Not all bubble teas are created equal, and spanning a few blocks near Yonge and Finch, there are over a dozen bubble tea shops, with more on the way. We check out The Alley to find out what makes a bubble tea worth lining up for. Plus, in a weird turn of events, the CEO of Toronto-based beauty brand Deciem says they’re shutting down until further notice. And is the Korean purple yam soft serve at Cafe Bora in Yorkville enough to sweeten up your instagram feed?

Duration:00:11:16

#34 - Toronto’s party store and sneakerhead culture

10/5/2018
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After 27 years, the owner of Amazing Party and Costume is retiring, but the party’s not over yet, it's just moving. Find out what it’s like being in the business of pleasure, especially around Halloween. Plus, Type Books in the Junction has that new bookstore smell, and sneakerhead culture at Milk Toronto.

Duration:00:21:41

#33 - Toronto’s latest yoga craze and Thanksgiving turkeys

10/2/2018
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Yoga with puppies is now a thing in Toronto. We check in with PupsYoga on the classes that make goat yoga so last year. Plus, turkeys at The Butcher’s Son, the secret to success at Kostas in Scarborough and picture-perfect desserts at DaanGo Pastry Lab in Kensington Market.

Duration:00:20:07

#32 - Toronto’s new gin distillery and live wrestling makes a comeback

9/28/2018
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Toronto is getting a new gin distillery promising wild flavours. We talk to the family behind the city’s soon-to-be booziest destination. Plus, live wresting in the Stockyards district and Scarborough’s source for burek.

Duration:00:18:01

#31 - Toronto’s dynamic drag scene and Nuit Blanche goes to Scarborough

9/25/2018
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You can catch drag in Toronto any night of the week, but the city is seeing a surge of queens on the scene thanks to competitions like the Crews and Tangos Drag Race. Plus, Nuit Blanche expands to Scarborough and the Toronto pizza joint that helped bring booze back to the Junction.

Duration:00:24:28

#30 - Toronto's huge new art museum and a raccoon kitchen invader

9/21/2018
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After many delays, MOCA is finally opening on Sterling Road. We get the scoop on Toronto's big, new space for contemporary art. Plus, award-winning chicken wings, the city's newest donut shop and wacky raccoon adventures.

Duration:00:22:35

#29 - Church Street’s iconic dance club and Toronto’s home of the blues

9/18/2018
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The Barn and Stables dance club was once a fixture on Church St. and now it’s about to be celebrated one last time. Plus, Grossman's Tavern keeps the blues alive in Chinatown and a look back at this year’s TIFF.

Duration:00:21:27

#28 - Ryan Gosling’s surprise visit and Toronto’s best new pizza

9/14/2018
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Ryan Gosling makes a surprise visit to a Toronto coffee shop, a new pizza spot in Leslieville is pretty in pink, and as TIFF comes to a close, we predict the winner of the People's Choice Award. Plus, Amaussan Uji Matcha just opened in Chinatown, but is it worth your green?

Duration:00:25:14

#27 - Toronto’s world famous ramen and legends of the Danforth

9/11/2018
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The Danforth might be known as Toronto’s Greektown but it’s also home to rare whisky, cheap comedy nights and now one of Toronto’s most popular ramen joints. We stop by three businesses to see what’s shaking east of the DVP. Plus, the latest buzz from the Toronto International Film Festival.

Duration:00:26:58

#26 - Toronto’s neon museum and new secret bar

9/7/2018
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Speakeasies are all the rage these days. We get the scoop on the next one to hit the city with live music in the back and a gift shop in the front. Plus, Toronto’s unofficial neon sign museum and opening weekend at TIFF.

Duration:00:29:00

#25 - The evolution of Ossington and happy birthday on the Danforth

9/4/2018
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Ossington sure has changed over the years from a street filled with car mechanics to its current incarnation as a popular nightlife destination and home to high-end fashion stores. We stop by the newest shop and check in with a bakery that’s been there 40 years. Plus, birthday wishes at Pantheon restaurant and a look ahead to this year’s TIFF.

Duration:00:25:14

#24 - The Toronto Zoo’s baby hippo and the return of the cassette tape

8/31/2018
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A pygmy hippo getting a bath won the internet this week proving the Toronto Zoo can still win hearts post pandas. We get the details on the famous newborn. Plus, a phone repair store that also sells waffles, the city’s destination for cassette tapes and Toronto’s first Cauldron ice cream.

Duration:00:27:41

#23 - Toronto’s famous male strip club and first sex doll brothel

8/28/2018
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Remington’s Men of Steel is closing on Yonge but not before one last blowout party. We find out why they’ve decided to call it a night after 25 years. Plus, Toronto's first sex doll brothel and the secret to the city’s vintage clothing scene.

Duration:00:24:18

#22 - Toronto’s new boutique hotel and dive bar weddings

8/24/2018
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The Annex Hotel opens in Toronto next month but it hasn’t come without its share of controversy. We get the tour to see what’s coming. Plus, one couple finds a way to do a low budget wedding and the scoop behind the Drake version of Monopoly.

Duration:00:21:41

#21 - Drake surprises and disappoints Toronto

8/21/2018
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Drake postponed a Toronto concert, visited a child in hospital and launched a pop-up on Ossington all in 24 hours. We catch up with some of his fans on Ossington and settle in at one of the city’s classic brunch spots. Plus, New Toronto and the melon pan at Koishi in Kensington Market. Show notes: https://bit.ly/2whfjui

Duration:00:19:14