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“Hot For Food” Author And YouTube Personality Lauren Toyota Talks To Real Style

Although she may be easily recognized as a former Canadian television personality and MuchMusic host, Lauren Toyota has now discovered an entirely new realm for herself. The 35-year-old Mississauga, Ontario-born star recently penned a new vegan cookbook, called Hot For Food. Not only did Real Style had a chance to attend the exclusive launch of her book at YouTube Space in Toronto, we also got to speak to the media darling herself.

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Toronto Food Festivals And Events To Indulge In This Spring

From underestimated classics to vegetarian menus, this season’s culinary fests will satisfy all of your salty and sweet cravings, plus leave you wanting more. With an array of mouth-watering dishes expected to hit Toronto, it’s time to jump into Spring 2018 with lots of flavour. Here’s a list of a few upcoming food festivals and events to keep in mind for the weeks ahead.

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Rustic Country Wedding Venues Across Canada

Although February may officially be deemed the month of love, spring and summertime are wedding season here in the True North. Once the snow melts and colourful blossoms begin appearing once again in gardens, wedding bells can be heard chiming from coast to coast. After the bride has finalized her dream dress, the venue is perhaps the most intimate design decision that a couple can make.

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The Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings in Toronto This Spring

Kick start your spring cleaning and add a dash of spice into your diet with Toronto’s flavourful global mix of influences. Here’s a few new and up and coming restaurant openings to keep in mind in the (hopefully) sun-filled weeks ahead.       

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Must-Visit Sugar Shacks In Quebec

As we find ourselves at the end of a long and brutally cold winter that is still not ready to leave us behind, the only light at the end of this snowy tunnel is the taste of sticky, sweet maple treats. With late March here and Canadians rejoicing about the (eventual!) arrival of springtime, maple syrup fever has officially taken over the countryside of Quebec. As the period to fully enjoy this sugary wonder is rather short and typically lasts from March to April, here are a few suggestions of rustic shacks to visit in the coming weeks. 

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Montreal Events For This March 2018

Whether celebrating the arrival of blooms and fresh greens or appreciating the city’s renowned artistic scene, Montreal has a number of upbeat events to keep you going. We’ve curated a roundup of key March events happening in Montreal in the days and weeks ahead. 

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Vancouver’s Latest Restaurant Openings

Whether you’re a local Vancouver foodie or someone travelling to Van City this spring, there’s no better way to expand our horizons than with the latest mouth-watering dish. From French delicacies to American comfort-foods, Canada’s bustling West Coast city has no shortage of crave-worthy foods.  We’ve compiled a few new restaurant openings to keep on your radar this season. 

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Check Out These Toronto Events This March

Although beautiful springtime temperatures may still be a few weeks away, the melting snow and the (slowly) rising temperatures signal that the end of winter is near. With that in mind, adventurous Torontonians are gradually shifting away from the couch and entering the great outdoors once again. Look no further than these exciting Toronto happenings, which are set to take place in the days and weeks ahead. 

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Hot New Book Releases To Keep You Occupied All Winter Long

  We hope you asked your family and friends for a new bookshelf this past Christmas, because as of this month, a number of hot new book releases are hitting the stores. Although many of us prefer a good read by the beach while on vacation, cozying up on the couch with a cup of […]

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Vancouver Festivals To Hit Up This Winter

  With its scenic views, picturesque landscape and rather mild climate, Vancouver is one of Canada’s top destinations to visit – especially in the winter season. Whether you’re a local or just passing through, the bustling city offers loads of festivals and events that showcase the town’s cultural diversity, artistic community and widely popular outdoor […]

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Winterlicious 2018 Runs From January 26 To February 8

Toronto foodies can officially mark their calendars (and prepare their stomachs) for yet another year of Winterlicious, the city’s twice yearly culinary celebration of affordable local dining. From January 26 to February 8, Winterlicious returns to town for another two weeks, and encourages community members to indulge in diverse cuisine from more than 200 local restaurants.

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Enjoy High Tea At These Chic Tea Rooms Across Canada

Rest assured, you don’t have to travel to London, England to experience the elegance of an afternoon tea ritual. Canada has a number of exquisite tea rooms that are guaranteed to make you feel like royalty through their authentic British vibes. From elaborate hotels in Toronto to traditional lounges in Vancouver, here are a few tea rooms to help you warm up in style this winter. 

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Hit Up These Winter 2018 Festivals In Toronto

If you’re lucky enough to reside in the 6ix, you already know that the city offers a plethora of festivals, regardless of whether the weather is warm or cold. The weeks ahead will see a number of Toronto festivals taking off, all with the intention of connecting us to our proudly Canadian roots. If you’re ready to embrace the beauty of the winter season, check out these outdoor festivals for the best in arts, ice sculptures and much more. 

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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Named Canada’s Flag Bearers

When you think of Canadian figure skating, you can’t help but think of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. The duo have been part of the Olympics since the 2010 games in Vancouver where they won gold, and with this possibly being their final games the pair will get the ultimate honor. They will be the Canadian flag bearers for team Canada for the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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At-Home Date Night Ideas For Winter

Instead of fighting the below-freezing temperatures, heavy winds, and piles of snow to make it to that dinner reservation on time, it’s time to turn up the heat—both literally and figuratively—and transform your home into the ultimate date night space. Being at home doesn’t always have to involve a couch, a movie- and inevitability, you falling asleep! From wine and cheese to rowdy, board game nights, we’ve compiled a fun, hands-on list that will allow you and your partner to keep the spark alive, without stepping into the dead of cold.   

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