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CONTACT Photography Festival 2018 Hits Toronto This Month

Photo: contactphoto on Instagram  Described as the world’s biggest photography festival, the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival began on April 27th and will run throughout the month of May, with a few featured works on display in June. This free festival presents both local and international photography, and includes numerous public exhibitions across Toronto and the GTA. […]

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New Inspirational Books To Pick Up This Spring 2018

Whether you are a young professional finding your way into the world or someone struggling with body image, there is plenty of writing that can inspire you. We’ve rounded up a few inspirational books that you can pick up this Spring 2018, and add to your bookshelf as we await warmer temperatures.

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Sutra Performer Ali Thabet Talks Kung-Fu, Stunts And Inspiration

The award-winning Sutra is finally heading to Toronto. The show features 19 Shaolin Temple Monks fighting, leaping, spinning and rolling as they showcase the skills they’ve spent their lifetime learning. The show is more than that though, and it’s artistic displays of talent will keep you mesmerized. We had a chance to talk to Ali Thabet, the assistant choreographer and a performer in the show.

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Hot Docs Festival 2018 Hits Toronto On April 26

For any avid film buffs out there, the annual Canadian International Documentary Festival (more commonly known as Hot Docs) is set to return this spring. Hot Docs 2018 officially launches on April 26, and runs until May 6. The Toronto festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and the celebratory mood has resulted in a look back in time as Hot Docs reflects on its success.

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New Canadian Book Releases to Dive Into This Spring

As the white snow and layers of frost turn into fresh greens and colourful blooms, Canadian authors are bringing readers a host of new stories centered on heart-pounding mystery and thrilling suspense. These new reads just might bring some homegrown flair to your spring reading list, as we prepare for eventual patio weather and the chance to once again curl up with a book on the balcony. Take a look at Real Style’s round up of hot new Canadian arrivals to add to your bookshelf this season.

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Catch “An American in Paris” In Toronto Until April 29th

Even if you don’t have plans to travel to the City of Light this spring, the award-winning musical An American in Paris just might usher you away to this global fashion capital. The hit Broadway musical has won four Tony Awards, and just debuted at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto on March 27.

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The Most Anticipated Fiction Book Releases of Spring 2018

What better way to welcome in the flower-power season than with a book to refresh your mind and soul, just in time for spring?  Whether you’re into heartfelt family sagas or personal quests for happiness, there’s a fiction title for every bookworm to crawl into this Spring 2018.      

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Creative Ideas For A Canadian Girls’ Getaway This Spring

Whether seeking some self-care or wanting to explore the adventurous outdoors, we have compiled a list of unique Canadian getaways that will leave you and your girlfriends with memories to last a lifetime- or at the very least, until the next weekend out of town!

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Must-See New Art Exhibits Across Canada

This spring, Canada is truly shaping up to be an art lover’s dream. With so many intriguing exhibits hitting the most stylish and creative cities across the True North, there’s no need to jet off to Europe or book a weekend trip to the Big Apple if you are in an artsy mood. In the season to come, Canada’s finest galleries and museums are set to welcome an eclectic mix of modern and contemporary art.

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Dig Into These Vegan Cookbooks For Spring 2018

With all of the heavy and hearty meals we eat during winter, Spring 2018 is the perfect time to cleanse our bodies as we prepare to head outdoors. As the natural beauty empire takes over, vegan recipe collections continue to rise. From re-inventive comfort food to dishes meant to satisfy your guests, these cookbooks are guaranteed to make wholesome eating that much easier.  

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Catch These March 2018 Concerts Across Canada

Canadian music lovers can officially expect to get ready for a busy month, as March is set to be a fast-paced four weeks of concerts and pumping beats across the country. As we prepare to say goodbye to the frigid temperatures with the hopes of milder weather, some of the biggest names in the industry are coming out of winter hibernation to rock the stage.

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The Best Self-Help Books To Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet

  When it comes to supporting your own wellbeing and happiness, it o.k. to be a little bit selfish. This month of love, put aside the gift shopping and tackle some inspiring manifestos and books that will uplift your spirits and guide you towards positivity. From motivational, kick-butt anthems to personal transformation stories, these self-care […]

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Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors Arrives At The AGO On March 3, 2018

  Mark your calendars art lovers, AGO is the only Canadian stop for the much anticipated Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors exhibition! From March 3rd to May 27th 2018, the 87-year-old Japanese artist will be making a stop in Toronto as she embarks on her most significant North American Tour in 20 years. With only three […]

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Montreal Festivals To Hit Up This Winter

  Montreal offers locals and visitors European flare and old school charm. With its horse-drawn carriages on cobblestone streets, grand architecture and boutique shops, the vibrant city is alive with endless activities. While it’s known for its dynamic arts and internationally renowned culture scene, Montreal is also recognized as the North’s very own sin city […]

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7 Top Canadian Female Athletes To Keep An Eye On At The 2018 Winter Olympics

Even though the 2018 Winter Olympics don’t begin until Friday, February 9th, people have already started talking about the Canadian athletes and their chances for medals in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Year in and year out Team Canada stands tall and this year should be no exception. Here are some of our favourite female athletes to keep on eye on this year.

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