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Craig Wong of Patois.

Toronto's blossoming fusion food scene puts the world on your plate in a whole new way

From Jamaican-Italian to Thai perogies, meet the city's latest restaurant craze.

Adrian Kostic, CEO of VIV, a dating app that connects people with businesses.

Designing Digital Main Street

How Toronto is partnering with local businesses, technologists and designers to create a digital city on top of the analogue one.

CKX participants pieced together strategies around sharing community knowledge like you'd piece toge

Pioneering new ways of measuring a city's success

The inaugural CKX Summit explored how open data and collaboration can transform communities.

Tony Mammoliti of YNOT Cycle.

The return to making and the rise of urban manufacturing in Toronto

Toronto is getting its manufacturing groove back. We take a look at the contemporary companies making manufacturing, and locally made goods and products, a priority. 

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. 

Jeffrey Barber

An interview with Jeff Barber, owner of Sonic Boom

After more than a dozen years in the Annex, Sonic Boom is relocating to Queen West. We talk to the owner of the iconic record store about his decision to switch neighbourhoods and his experience owning a record store in the digital age. 

Shawn Rock

Homemade hot sauce market heating up in Toronto

Canada is not known for its hot sauces, but a number of Toronto food enthusiasts are challenging that. Combining local ingredients with a passion for flavour, these chefs are spicing up the city's culinary scene and taking over restaurant tables across town. 

Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson.

North By Northeast art project aims to transform Toronto one alley at a time

Thirty-one new murals will be painted across Toronto over the next week in an effort to beautify alleyways, improve walkability, and enhance the safety of Toronto's laneways. It's part of a larger strategy to imagine what the future of this city's story could be, a narrative as told by artists. 

The Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

10 must-see buildings at this year's Doors Open Toronto

Our roundup of some of the architecturally, historically, and culturally coolest places to see at this year's Doors Open TO celebrating "Secrets & Spirits."

Rob Sysak

Yonge Interviews: Rob Sysak, Executive Director at West Queen West BIA

West Queen West is a neighbourhood in deep transition. We talk to Rob Sysak, executive director at the WQW BIA, about how the neighbourhood has changed and what's in store for the stretch of Queen Street that runs from Bathurst to Gladstone. 

Wearable Tech

Future fashion now: a look at wearable tech in TO

Wearable technology is gaining significant ground here in Toronto, from bulletproof suits to devices that offer vision to the legally blind. We round up several entrepreneurs who are pushing boundaries and weaving the world of wearable tech as we know it. 

Evgeny Tchebotarev of 500px

Why international investors are investing more in Toronto-based startups

From Toronto to New York: International investors, especially American ones, are starting to invest in the city's most promising startups. We look at how Toronto's 500px scored its first investment and what that means for the city's ecosystem.

Jeff Cohen of the Horseshoe Tavern.

The role nightlife plays in building and dividing Toronto

It's no secret that councillors are divided on the issue of nightlife. Efforts are in place to regulate the number of clubs and bars in Parkdale, but embracing nightlife and considering the formation of a working group may be a better option, say club owners. 

Blue Ox Before Transformation

Creative placemaking changes the narrative of cities

Creative placemaking has helped transform Queen West, but what could it do for Canada? We look to America and explore five American cities that have benefited from a nationwide funding program that has pumped millions into the arts.
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