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New Novels To Read This Winter

Let’s face it, with Winter starting to ramp up and the snow starting to fall, you are probably going to be spending a fair bit of time sitting inside curled up either in bed or on the couch with a good book to keep you company. You can either pick up an old favourite and re-enter a world you’ve enjoyed before, or grab something new you’ve never experienced. Here are some of the top new novels coming out soon that you may want to consider.

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Champions Of Magic Is The Must-See Event Of The Holiday Season In Toronto

The last couple of years Toronto has been magical during the holiday season, and by magical we mean that you could spend an evening at the theatre watching some of the world’s greatest illusionists plying their trade. As luck would have it such a show is available once again this year, but it’s a different show, with a different group of performers, and it’s an evening you just don’t want to miss.

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Cirque Du Soleil Corteo Is A Magical Experience

Cirque Du Soleil’s visit to Toronto is an annual event, and when they skipped the big top experience in the late summer / early fall it felt like somehow the year just wasn’t right. Thankfully the touring show is in Toronto this weekend at the Scotiabank Arena from the 12th – 16th with Corteo, and although you don’t get to see the show under the big top, it’s an event you won’t want to miss. 

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The Aurora Winter Festival In Toronto Is A Beautiful Escape From The City

You can tell when winter, and more specifically the Christmas holidays have arrived when winter festivals start popping up all across Canada. Some have been running for many years, yet each year new ones start appearing. Starting today The Aurora Festival in Toronto at Ontario Place makes its premiere, and its a beautiful way to spend an evening out with the family.

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Esi Edugyan Wins The 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize

The Scotiabank Giller Prize has been handed out for 25 years, recognizing excellence in Canadian fiction. Not only does the recipient win the award, but they also get a cash prize of $100,000.00. Last night author Esi Edugyan took home the award for her novel Washington Black, which happened to be the second time she had won it.

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Toronto’s Museum Of Illusions Is A Fun Way To Trick Your Mind

Toronto’s newest attraction feels like something you would find in Niagara Falls Clifton Hill area. It’s the Museum of Illusions, and inside you will find many photo opportunities and games to play that will trick your brain into seeing something that’s not entirely true.

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Top Card Games For Adults In 2018

It used to be that when you got together with friends to play a game of cards, you opened a new deck (or an old one that’s been used many, many times), and played the old standbys like poker, euchre, rummy or one of the other many possibilities out there. Things have changed though, and now there are many different unique cards games you can have a blast with. Here are some of the latest you may want to give a try.

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3 Hot New Reads For Fall 2018

With temperatures quickly dropping, it’s officially time to curl up in front of the fireplace with a cozy quilt and the perfect read. Whether you are staying in for the weekend or simply enjoying a night in, the ideal book can help make those peaceful autumn hours at home pass by much faster. Just in time for plaid scarves and toasty mugs of hot chocolate, we’ve curated a few exciting new tomes for you to pick up right now.  

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Tours Taking Canada By Storm This Fall 2018

  For all of the Canadian music buffs, this fall promises to be a good one as it’s jam packed with tour dates. A plethora of iconic musicians have tour stops scheduled in multiple cities in the great north over the next few months. Whether you’re into rap, pop, country or any other genre of […]

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Where To Spot Celebrities During TIFF

  This year, the Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF for short, will take place from September 6th – September 16th. During this period of time, Toronto will be overflowing with celebrity star power. If you’re not one of the lucky few to get a red carpet pass, you might be wondering where you can accidentally […]

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Charcoal Invasion – Toronto Restaurants Hopping On The Carbonaceous Bandwagon

Photo: ihalokrunch on Instagram   Lately, it seems like every other restaurant is adding a charcoal infused dish to their menu. Why?  For one, it makes for interesting snaps. Try walking into an ice cream parlour serving charcoal-infused ice cream without spotting someone taking a selfie with their inky black frozen treat. It’s nearly impossible. Charcoal […]

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What To Expect At The CNE This Summer

  The Canadian Nation Exhibition (CNE), also known as “The Ex,” is back this year with 17 days of ridiculous rides, eccentric eats, and sensational shows. From a casino to a friendly farm, the fair has something for every age group. Whether you’re going on a date, taking your kids, or hanging out with a […]

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The Four Most Underrated Ontario Museums

Photo: sciencenorth on Instagram   Ontario has some amazing museums for curious minds looking to explore the past and the present. These museums feature magnificent art, ancient artifacts, and interactive exhibits for people of all ages to expand their knowledge and delve into history. Museums are a particularly great activity for rainy summer days, which […]

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Breezy Summer Beach Books

Photo: chaptersindigo on Instagram   Are you looking for an easy beach read? We’ve got you covered. This list includes some old classics as well as some fresh releases and all promise to entertain you as you soak up the rays or sit sipping mojitos in the shade. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, the […]

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The 8 Films You Never Knew Were Filmed In Canada

Photo: filmup.co on Instagram   Although the United States is home to Hollywood, the movie mecca of the world, Canada has had its fair share of blockbuster films shot on its soil. Unlike some films which were filmed on location, like The Beach in Thailand or The Hangover in Las Vegas, some producers choose the […]

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