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Junction Brewery

Toronto taps craft beer market

The city's small batch brewery scene is exploding. In honour of Oktoberfest, we introduce you to breweries from the west end's Junction Craft Brewery to the east end's Left Field to learn more about the narrative of Toronto's craft beer rapture.  

VQA wine at the Sorauren Farmer's Market.

VQA winemakers taste success at Toronto farmers' markets

A two-year pilot program introduces local winemakers to Toronto markets, one sip at a time. Yonge Street talks to several wineries to learn more about how the city's various farmers' markets are supporting VQA wines. 

Natasha Akiwenzie of Akiwenzie's Fish.

The Akiwenzie family's sustainable fishing future

The Akiwenzies have sold sustainably caught fish at farmers' markets in Toronto since 2006, but their future is uncertain. They worry an extension allowing communities to fish in their Reserve bays will disrupt fish levels and hurt their eco-friendly business. 

Charlie's Freewheels.

Youth chart new territory with Charlie's FreeWheels photography exhibit

Wheels are turning: Celebrating this week's theme on the power of play, Yonge Street follows-up with Charlie's FreeWheels to discover how the not-for-profit continues to help neighbourhood kids develop leadership and community-building skills through bike building initiatives. Now, the teenagers are ready to debut their first curated photography exhibit at UrbanSpace Gallery.  

John Kiru of TABIA

Q&A with TABIA's John Kiru on Toronto's Best Export: the BIA

Toronto's Bloor West Village Business Improvement Area recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. A world's first in 1970, BIAs have since spread across the city, country and around the world. The Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas' John Kiru explains how the idea started and spread.

Laura, Founder of Lola & Gigi

Old fashioned glamour on the Bloor West runway

Lola & Gigi is changing the way we think about fashion and weight while serving a style-savvy niche market.
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